Bechler, 4/17/2000 to 7/30/2010
We had only been in Butte, MT a few hours when we received a call from Michelle’s mom stating that something was seriously wrong with our oldest dog Bechler. Michelle’s mom had graciously offered to watch our boyz while we were in Butte for a weekend of racing and we take comfort in knowing that our dogs get lots of attention while staying with Michelle’s mom. It truly hurts that we were not there for Bechler’s last moments but it helps to know that he was with Michelle’s mom and not in a kennel.
We had just finished dinner in Butte when we found out that Bechler had passed and our immediate thoughts were to get home as soon as possible which might sound strange since nothing could be done at that point. We simply wanted to get home so that we could be at the vet’s office at 9am and say our last goodbyes to Bechler.
Bechler lived most of his life in Teton Valley, ID and loved all of our outdoor activities. Most of all, he simply loved being with us. We will miss finding random socks on the bedroom floor that he stole from the laundry, the 6am wakeup kisses, the way he would pull on our mittens during winter hikes, and the way that he would suddenly tear around the backyard with surprising bursts of energy for a dog of 10+ years. We love you Bechler dog.