Friday, August 31, 2012

Jezebel, The Good Girl

I am linking up with Claudia over at Mockingbird Cottage for Favorite Things Saturday.
Although Jezebel definitely wasn't a Thing, she will always be a Favorite.  You can click on her url at the bottom of this page.

This is Jezebel Goobie Guinn, the sweetest puppy to ever be in the world.  Goobie is a term of endearment in our family.  People who were close to us called her Goobie.  Not all puppies are Goobies.
She was the light of my life for almost 14 years.  I loved her to the moon and back.  I made a scrapbook of her time on earth, back in the days when I made scrapbooks.
She was always close to the babies of our family.  She made them her business.  The photo on the bottom right of the page above is one of my all time favorite pictures.  Jezebel and my granddaughter are looking out the window to the street below.
Always right there taking care of the babies. In the top left photo she is tending to my nephew, Joey's ears.  In the others she is watching over Rachel.
I stood by the bed and watched her creep closer and closer to the newborn, Joey, and finally get some rest lying close beside him.
                          She was always patient.
She slept beside me every night of her entire life.  She felt my feelings.  She loved me like no other.
Everyone loved to accessorize her for some reason, and she always tolerated it happily.

I remember one time a bee stung he front paw.  Oh, my, she went on about it.  She had never been hurt before.  As each family member came home she held her quivering paw out to them and told them about it.  I even took her next door and said, "Tell Amy what happened to your paw." and she held it up and whimpered.
She went everywhere with us; camping and boating, wherever. She was always there.  I even took her to school several times.  The above is her school picture and it was even displayed on the class page.  She was always quiet and well behaved in class.
About a year after she departed, she visited me in a dream.  She put her arms around me and hugged me.  I can still feel it.  I still miss her, even after all these years..


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Such a sweet post. She is so cute.
It would be wonderful if they could live forever. It's so hard to say good-bye to them. They are family and I can see she was loved.

craftyles said...

What a beautiful post. Your little doggie was so cute. I know you must miss her so much.

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh how you loved her and how she loved you back! I feel this way about each of the dogs I have been fortunate enough to have loved. What a darling girl she was and what a lovely memory you have shared.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Shirley said...

Hi Lynn, A beautiful post about a wonderful pet. Isn't it amazing how dogs protect a baby or child. We could look out the window and if you saw Spots, you knew where the kids were at. We all cherish those wonderful memories. Have a great day. A Missouri Friend.

Donna said...

Oh, Lynn, I loved this post!! Is she a poodle? She is just darling and I can see why she was so unforgettable!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my dad's ring. I love that you are wearing your dad's, too, and you are so funny about the engraving! haha Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!... Donna


Lynn, I know your story well. What a blessing our fur babies are. Unfortunately, they`re gone much too soon.

Claudia said...

You've got me crying, Lynn. What an amazing dog - so caring and loving. You must miss her deeply. But what a blessing she was to you and your family and what a blessing all of you were to her.

Thank you so much for joining in this week. Come back next week, my friend.


Lori E said...

Goobie was one lucky dog to be in a family that loved her as much as she loved them. What a precious little face.

G. S. said...

What a sweet tribute post to your furbaby.
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
Enjoy your weekend.

Eileen said...

Oh, she's just precious! She was such a beautiful little girl. I am a dog lover, too. We have several, including an adorable little Shih Tzu named Emily, who pretty much rules the roost. :)

It's All Connected said...

Now you've gone and made me cry! Some pets are so much more than companions and they leave a huge hole in your heart when they are gone. I truly look forward to reuniting with some wonderful furry souls! ~ Maureen

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Sally Annie Magundy said...

I've had dogs my entire life and I adore this post! Such a lovely tribute to your best friend and family member.

Haworth said...

What a sweet little dog that Jezebel is! And how adorable that she loved those babies so much. No wonder she's your 'favorite thing'.

OSMA said...

Loved this. My husband always says he has ordered a room at the local hospital when our lab, now almost 11, Sadie goes. Based on how I felt after Tillie's passing (we had her only three mos) I'd say he better order a suite.

I love dog people.


Lucky, Jezebel. She found herself the most loving home possible while she was here. I bet you were her favorite, too.