Sunday, April 07, 2013

Back to Blog Sad News

Our ape screwed up again.  She vowed to blog more often because a) we only blogged when sad things happened and b) we are awesome and c) obvis the world is craving more US. But she did not.  And then she could not bring herself to help us blog our really sad news.  So I (Ed) am going to help her stop up and do her job because we need to share our news--and we have good and bad news--and get back in the bloggy game!

The very, very sad news is that just before the new year we lost our heart and soul, Mr. Otis T. Potus.   He started feeling a bit poorly in mid-December and we learned he had prostate cancer (ma ape wants to blog about that later because she would like to share all the info she learned).  He got very poorly quickly and we had to say goodbye. Look at these handsome devils together!

I was especially sad because he was my best friend and I enjoyed accommodating his many requests for regular humpty dances.

Much to his delight!

 I wanted to share with you what a very special guy he was.

OtP came to live with the sheppys in March of 2010 after their buddy Wally died.  You can read about his arrival here!  He had been a long-timer at the SPCA as a part of a cruelty investigation and had been there for almost 6 months when he was adopted in January of 2010 but then he was brought back on a day ma ape happened to stop by the SPCA and the rest is history! Here he is on his first day home when the sheppys were concerned ma ape had come home with a particularly stinky boar!


He was an older chap who had lived a harrrrd life but he didn't hold a grudge.  He never met a stranger, human or doggy, especially his FAVORITE brudder.

He was a busy dog with many hobbies that included gardening (eating hostas), being a gourmand (nomming everything, especially wallymelon), power nappping (snores not optional), and was an inveterate fashionista, singlehandedly redeeming the sweatervest from Rick Santorum (see above). And he was the best ambassadog for pitties he could possibly be.

He was a dog for the ages and we can't believe he wasn't even with us for 3 years.  It seemed like he was always here and it is hard to believe he is gone. We miss our favorite time together, relaxing coffee with milks on Sunday mornings.

We stopped blogging because we couldn't bear to say goodbye to our Otis but one of the best things about blogging is being able to have a record of our memories and share them with others.  And it is not fair of us to not share our magnificent selves with the Internets!  Otis would want us to carry on, just like he always did.  So vests on, tongues out, we have more blogging to do!

And more news.  Last month we lost our bestie Sophie. She was one of our first bloggy friends AND our only friend we met in real life!  We wanted to remember her and Otis together when he was a PERFECT GENTLEMAN.  *cough* Can you EVEN imagine such rude humping?  We like to think of you guys chillaxing with Mr. Wally.

Goodnight, sweet Otis and Sophie.  

And next time we will have some happy news for you.  Preview:

DERP! Stay tuned...

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Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Otis was the best and most handsomest dog me and Sophie ever met. She was madly in love with him, but due to her tuffie reputation, had to play it close to the chest. I miss Otie and Sophie, but hey, Roofusssssss will cheer all of us up.


7:59 PM  
Blogger Gus said...

Awwww, what a wonderful tribute. As the muzzer has been sniffing all day about Fat Charle, we were ready for some real bawling. But as usual Edgrrr did a great job a thropomorphizing (DO NOT EVEN LOOK FOR TH MISSING NNNN) and so she is griinning because she remembers that while OTP had a ruffff beginning, he got lots of love from all of you, and now he and Wally are making eyes at Miss Sophie. Thank you for giving us a good example to show our muzzer about how to blog.

Gus n Teka

(All errors are the fault of the nook. No English majors were traumatized toobadly inposting this comment!)

8:27 PM  
Blogger NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Damn -

Mom says had she known woo were going to blog, she would have kept those four khuties today and dropped them off in Deliwear!

Welkhome Bakhk!


8:42 PM  
Blogger Dexter said...

Uh oh, my iPad totally went coo coo looney toons when I tried to comment. Must be the power of the Peppy Sheppies.

Good to see Otis again. He was a great chap and so patient with Edgrrrrr.

Mango Momma

4:50 AM  
Blogger Duke said...

We loved the video! Angel Maggie was in love with Sophie too so we know exactly how you felt, angel Otis! What a wonderful tribute!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

4:55 AM  
Blogger The Heartbeats said...

I love me some OtP. He was totally my kind of dog. I will miss him as well.

Love and hugs!

Mamma Heartbeat

9:02 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Angel Maggie truly was in love with Sophie. And Sophie played it close to the chest with her too. She was just such an aloof beastie in some ways.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Ah, life goes on--despite those moments when it feels like it stops. Love to all our friends who have crossed the bridge. And big hugs to the ones who are with us, keeping us whole.

NTR (J in spirit)
(our first time to write that)

12:59 PM  
Blogger Kari in Alaska said...

We are glad you are blogging again but still miss Otis :(

Stop on by for a visit

10:16 PM  

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