Friday Foto Finish Fiesta - A Cloudy Day...Goodbye Sunny!

Friday, March 6, 2009

This adorable little puppy came into our lives in November 2003 and miraculously these are the first digital pics taken after my Great Computer Crash of 2003 (when I lost ALL pics from June 2003-October 2003, including all honeymoon pictures). My mom had bought a house with my now step-dad Jim and they decided to have a baby together...of the canine variety. A pure-bred labrador retriever "with papers", Michelle's Sunshine was affectionately known as Sunny.
Sunny + our pool (and sprinkler) = Love at First Sight
We had the honor of dog sitting Sunny several times. He was always such a good dog and he and Lucky had SUCH a great time playing together!

Sunny got sick over a year ago. After almost losing him, he was diagnosed with a very dangerous disease - but a disease that was manageable with very expensive medication. He had bouts of sickness but had been doing really well. Wednesday night we went over my mom's house and were met with a playful Sunny running out to the car to meet us. Katie had a great time playing with him in the snow in my mom's backyard.

Last night, my mom called. She went down to let Sunny out and he didn't wake up from his nap. We have no idea what happened. He was stable on his medication, had been acting fine all day, and just the day before was being as playful as ever. He was only 6 years old. We are so sad.

I don't have any recent pics of Sunny, but of course it's probably not best to remember him with the "interesting" half buzz cut he received this past week :) We'll remember Sunny golden and regal, before he was sick at all...very sweet and such a good boy.
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Anonymous,  March 6, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

tell your mom and jim that i'm so sorry. he was such a good boy. we've seemed to lose a lot of good pets this year...Denver, Sara, now Sunny. very sad :(


Unknown March 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

and my cat Bailey, too :(

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums March 6, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

Aww..Poor dogy. And what a beautiful fella he was. Sorry about your loss.

debi9kids March 6, 2009 at 5:36 PM sad :(
Poor Sunny.
I am sure it's terrible for your poor mom & stepfather.
So sad losing a cherished pet :(

Nancy March 6, 2009 at 7:16 PM  

Awwww :( I'm so sorry to hear about Sunny. What a great name though!!

Anonymous,  March 6, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

thank you julie for this beautiful tribute to sunny! we will miss him. he is running in the sunshine with bailey
love mom

MediMonsters March 6, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

So sorry! He was a beautiful dog.

Nanny Debbie March 7, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

so sorry to hear about your mum's dog sunny, its always so sad to lose a much loved pet. I'm terrified we are going to lose our doggie Poppy who is ill with a mystery illness, she has been sent to specialists and had a million tests sent all over the world but they can't tell us whats wrong yet. Anyways, i'm rambling on...
Pets really do become part of the family and its never easy to say goodbye to them x

Deanna March 17, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

what a cute, cute dog...

I'm sooo sorry to hear that he has passed on...

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