Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Time to turn over the sheriff duties....

 This are a real hard post fur my momma to write... in fact, I's not been myself fur so long that Momma found it hard to write at all. As most of y'all know, last year, I dislocated my hip, had problems healing and wound up really gimpy. But I still liked to eat and sleep and my momma and Kinley's momma have been doing their level best to make me as comfortable as possible. But wiff da Arthur Itis in my other hip, dere ain't really no way fur me to be comfy. I's havin' a harder and harder time just walkin' around to do my bidness-- if I stops to poop, I kinda falls ovfur. Dere ain't no dignity in dat. And I don't evfun enjoy da rides in da fancy dog stroller dat Momma got me... I can't gits comfy, I just wants to try to bite on myself (da old allergies are as bad as evfur and da one thang dat helped me-- dermacton from da UK-- was banned by da FDA under Trump when he pushed all dose anti-European imports nonsense). So I's a purdy miserable pup and barely hangin' in der by a thread--- and it are gittin' unraveled. 

I's been doin' my best to hang in here cuz I's da sheriff of dis here spread-- keepin' da peace and enforcin' da rules and keepin' evfurryone in line. But I's too tired to do dat anymore. I been tryin' to decide which of my doofus deputies to turn my sheriff's duties ovfur to.... but it ain't been an eazy decishun. One of da candidates-- Kinley-- is real sweet but kinda a fluff brain who tries to chase da kitties too much. Brinley is too busy watchin' tv and barkin' at windshield wipers on da tv screen to take da job with the proper seriousness it deserves.... So whut's a pup to do?

Seems like da decishun has been made fur me... Kinley, Travis, and der Momma is movin' to Lubbock next month so Kinley will have to be sheriff out dere.... or maybe Travis will. He probably has more of da necessary gravitas.

And my spread will be under the snoopervision of Brinley.... Lawd help 'em,  Whut wiff Bowie who literally runs up da walls and flips like he's Donald O'Connor in Singin' in Da Rain (all dat tv watchin' of Brinley's has taught dis ole pup a few thangs, bol, bol) and Brinley's obsession wiff da tv.... well... if Angie wasn't so fond of da nip, she might be da leadin' candidate. I's probably gonna make my trip to da  Land of Infinite Steaks and Bacon next week sumtime.... Brinley will let y'all know. I sure will be glad to see my BFF,Whitley and play sum pool ball wiff her... dat's my vishun of Heaven, anyways, dat and lots of steak and barbeque and road trips ridin' shotgun.

Since dis are my farewell, as I's writin' it, I'm gonna put up a few pics of me.... I looks purdy scruffy now cuz I don't allow da Mommas to trim my furs wiffout riskin' bloodshed.... see, my eyesight has failed me, too, and I's kinda cranky about thangs dat nevfur used to bother me at all.... but here's  a couple of more recent pics....



Bark ya later, gators....... or Brinley will... since it are now her job.

33 comments:

  1. Finley getting old is really hard. If we are lucky we are still loved.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. I's been well loved Sweet William... and I's tested dem plenty dis past year, bol, bol!

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  2. I get this message on most blogs when I leave a comment 550 5.7.26 Unauthenticated email from yahoo.com is not accepted due to domain's DMARC policy. Please contact the administrator of yahoo.com domain if this was a legitimate mail.
    I have tried everything to correct it but I am still shutout.

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    1. I see your reply just fine, Sweet William.... so I'd ignore dat message.

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  3. We're sorry you are going to leave. We hope your journey to the Bridge is an easy one. We know you will be missed.

    The Florida Furkids

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  4. Oh Finley, you have written a touching and witty post on such a difficult topic, and we are once again reminded of what a great character you are. We can only thank you for your wonderful contributions to our precious blogging community over the years. You have reached a fine old age, and now that the trials and tribulations are getting all too much we know your momma will have made the right decision for you.
    Sending love and hugs to you and all your family,
    Gail and Bertie xxx.

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    1. Thanks Bertie and Gail... and Bertie, I still carries a torch fur ya... but I guess I needs to hand it off to Brinley..... kinda fittin'-- passin' da torch-- in an Olympik year.

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  5. Oh gurl, I do knows the pain of gettin' *cough, cough* old. I'm gonna be 13 in a couple of months, and I, too, gets cranky abouts stuffs too. I also have arthur itis, and I SO understand the pain of it all! I also suffer from the allergies, and gets skin infections from them, so i gets that too! geesh, gettin' old sucks, huh? Butts, at least our peeps try the bestest to make us comfortable, rights? I will be thinkin' of you and your family, and I gots lots of margaritas if you needs them, k? Sendin' lots of AireZens and {{{hugs}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Margaritas is always welcome... and makes everfurrythang better, bol, bol.

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  6. ewe still look gorgeouz finley and we haz asked st francis ta stay bye yur side everee step oh de way when yur make yur journee ta heaven....

    him will ~~~~~~

    heerz ta steak and bacon and milk bonez and rollin in dirt and eatin chives just coz ya can ....lovez frum uz all ♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks, tabbies... y'alls post dis mornin' made my Momma laff and she needed a laff....

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  7. Us crazypants pups would like to wish you safe travels to the heavenly realms, when the day comes...for smooth sailing and wonderful strong wings...so you can enjoy all the marvels of the RB with your furmily of Angels and furends as well. We are sure MJF will be in that crowd, too...

    Dalton would likely make a good stand in for snoopervisory work...but well, he's just too far away from his old home state of Texas!

    Hugs, huge tight ones to your whole family, and some looser ones for you, Finley, so as to not cause you any more ouchies...
    Sob...

    ((((( ♥ )))))

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    1. Thanks so much, Growlmy and pups... it means a lot to us all....

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  8. Finley you sure have been a blessing to your family - they love you tons and tons. When we get older and can't get around so good we think about our lives and how we spent them and you have lots to be proud of! Whenever the time comes that you go - you will join the Angels who will welcome you with hugs and treats! You will be loved forever and ever.

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

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  9. Oh Finley you always will have special place in my heart. From you and Whitley barking on WU with Morgan when we joined back in 2007. Such a beautiful girl - HUGS

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    1. Thanks, Miss Anne.... and you give dose pups Kyle and Harper some kissies fur me.... ya know, I got to meet Harper and his momma back in 2015.... I wuz kinda smitten wiff him...

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  10. We're very sad to hear about Finley. Sending hugs and POTP.

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    1. Thanks, Gail... I know you know too well how my momma is feelin', given you are going thru da same thing right now. Big hugs to you.

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  12. Big purrs to you Finley.
    Getting old is not fun.
    When that sad time comes, I know you will be missed BIG bunches!!
    Hugs and purrs to you and your family <3
    Purrs, Julie and mum Nancy

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    1. Thanks Julie & Nancy, fur da kind thoughts...

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  13. Don't worry Finley, I'm planning on being da West Texas sheriff. There's no way Kinley is getting to be da boss.

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  14. A fluff brain?? And to think I let you eat first always . . . ok, maybe I am a fluff brain.

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  15. We're sorry to hear you aren't feeling your best any longer, Finley. Our paws are crossed that you have a smooth trip to the Rainbow Bridge where you and Whitley will be reunited. You two will have a great time floating in the perfectly temped pool playing pool ball to your hearts content. We send gentle hugs to you and bigger hugs to your two and four legged family members as they help you make your final journey.

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    1. Thanks so much fur yer kind werds... we so appreciamatates them.

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  16. our tears are runnig with the tears of your moms...

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  17. Hugs, hugs and hugs. You will be missed sweetie.

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  18. I'm praying for you Finley and your Momma this week.
    Sweet William The Scot

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