Monday, May 17, 2021

 

Mir贸, Airecraft Carries Me Home

 Jan. 26, 2009—May 11, 2021




 

The bringer of joy to my life for the past twelve years is gone, dead of spinal cancer. When I went to Ohio to pick up 10-week-old Red Collar, Dale Burrier said this dog was the one who’d throw an arm over your shoulder and say, “Let’s go get a beer.” He was right. Because I kept chickens, I had wanted a dog without a strong prey drive, though like other Airecraft Airedales bred for hunting and working, Mir贸 loved to train. In early obedience classes, I was advised to tone down the praise because otherwise he’d get so happy and excited that he disrupted the work. We didn’t pursue a particular sport but took various classes over the years just for fun. He quickly figured out that if he rolled onto his back with his feet in the air and a grin on his face, everyone would laugh. He did not bark much until Alanis died, at which time he enthusiastically took over the job of chief noise maker, a job he held until his final illness—his only illness. He loved greeting people. When we went to the dog park, he’d run around a bit with other dogs but spend most of his time going up to people to be appreciated. He charmed people with his eager expression and bright, dark eyes.


 

9 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry. Run free over the Rainbow Bridge dear friend.

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  2. I"m so sorry, Sherry. Miro was a beautiful boy. Huge hugs to you♥

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    1. It's comforting that dedicated dog people understand this kind of loss.

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  3. Oh, Sherry, I'm so very sorry to hear of Mir贸's passing. It's heart-breaking and gut-wrenching and miserable to lose our friends. Mir贸 sounds like a perfect Airedale. Blessings to you everyone who loved him.

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  4. Oh noes. My heart is breaking for you....Miro was such a sweet AireMan, and a true blue furiend. I knows he is watchin' over you guys 馃挃
    I am sendin' lots and lots of AireZens and {{{hugs}}}} your way.
    Miss you guys!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Thank you. Both Emily and I are trying to get used to this. She's quiet--for an Airedale--and it's weird not to hear impatient barks at breakfast time.

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  5. Sherry, We're so very sorry to read of your beloved Miro's passing. He most certainly was a special and amazing dog. Sending you hugs and all good thoughts.

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