Dogs and gardening

We've loved (and fussed at) our gardening assistant.  He was pesky (he liked to eat young kale and collard leaves), but he was good about not stepping into my raised vegetable beds (mostly).

He loved to supervise the squirrels.  Ha!

But he kept us company as we did all sorts of fun (to us) things in the garden - planting, transplanting, weeding, mulching, etc.

But we had to let him go yesterday after a short, but difficult illness.

He was a great dog.

Mocha on his 10th birthday, June 2010


  1. Oh Lisa, I am so sorry. I just got off the phone with my sister in Kansas, she had to let one of her dogs go yesterday as well. It is the hardest thing about being a pet owner is letting them go. I know there will be an ache in your heart for a long time. They are our best companions.

  2. Oh, no... I'm so sorry. What a sweet, handsome, kale-chompin' fella he was.

  3. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. We don't have dogs, but we do garden with 4 cats, and recently we nearly lost one of them in an accident. Fortunately, our vet is also a "cat" man and he did what we felt sure was impossible - he saved our boy. The absolute intensity of the emotions we've felt has been soul shaking. So I sympathize - oh my gosh, I sympathize. Best wishes to you both.

  4. Hi Lisa-

    Mocha was such a wonderful, happy and loved boy. My heart aches for you. hugs.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Mocha. I've been following your blog for a couple years and loved to hear about him. He seemed very much like our Golden - Buddy. He will be greatly missed.

  6. I'm so sorry that you had to let Mocha go. He was so handsome and I can see the sweetness in his face. What wonderful unconditional love our dogs give us.

  7. Thanks for all of your kind words about Mocha. He was a great dog and always happy to be part of our family.

    We're missing him!

  8. Gosh Lisa, I have been so wrapped with stuff that this post slipped by. I am so sorry. Dogs are wonderful companions and their passing really hurts - I know.


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