07 Mar Dedicated To Our Model Scooby Doo
We said goodbye to my black lab, Scooby Doo, last week after a long-lived, well-fought battle against squirrels and old mother nature. After 13 years and 8 months of unconditional love and huge piles of poop, I’m saddened and yet relieved that he will forever be dreaming of frisbees, and admiring his tenure as an internet sensation.
While I miss my guy tremendously, today is about accepting that even the best have their last day, and remembering the unconditional love he piled on my heart. Let’s kick off the party with a few shenanigans that Scooby Doo and the mystery machine team seized:
We got our puppy Murphy shortly after Sophie passed away last August. The intent was to welcome a new member of the family, but also have Scooby impart lessons on how to be a kick-ass dog. Instead, our 9-week-old Murphy was greeted with a 13-year-old horny old man trying to hump his face. That’s my boy.
But Scooby’s talents didn’t stop there.
I’d throw a frisbee as far as I could only to have his athletic prowess guide him to catch it in the air to the roar of the crowd.
My mom unknowingly bought my husband pot leaf patterned socks, and we used them to cover the occasionally chipped toenail. He escaped from our backyard in Omaha, slowly wandering the streets with his weed sock on one paw, while greeting strangers and eating anything he could find.
He was, and is currently, the “dogface” of Lycos.com. Yep, my handsome boy made it as a model! While a little paw stomping or a gracious handshake was enough thanks for me, he did finally pay me back for the ACL surgeries resulting from his previous career as an athlete.
He routinely kicked all my shoes out of the closet so that he could build a nest and fall asleep. We’d hear scratching upstairs and yell “good night, Scooby!” as he put himself to bed.
While I was allergic to him for 13 years 8 months, I would give anything to pet his graying face and tell him I love him one more time. But I know he’s in a better place. We love you, Scooby Doo, you are the kindest, sweetest boy I’ve ever met.