Darby was a fine Irish lad who liked everyone ~ but his lucky "people" family was his main focus from the day we met. Rescued from a bad environment in his native Ireland nearly 16 years ago, Darby emigrated from Lough Gur, County Limerick to America with me when I returned to the U.S. after eight years in Ireland. Our love affair wasn't interrupted by occasional mischievousness (after all, Darby was half Jack Russell terrier & half Border Collie) and he was always sweet, obedient and smart as a whip.
Last year I wrote this story about his 15th Birthday, his birthplace in Ireland, and how we met.
Here's a photo of 'Yer Man Himself' in his favorite park in Portland Oregon ...
Darby had trouble with his back last summer, and our Vet explained that some of the bones in his spine had fused. For a dog his age there was no cure, but some meds helped him -- and he had to give up racing up and down all of our stairs. This Spring we sold our house and found one with a nice big yard that he could explore, without any stairs to bother him. Over the past few months we could see though that Darby was feeling his age more, and we treasured every day we had with him. He never complained and just loved us more than ever.
Here's Darby in his prime .... such a handsome lad!
This week we had to say 'Goodbye' to our sweet Darby ... our hearts are broken and it's hard to keep the tears away. But we are so grateful to have had him in our lives!
Darby ~ we'll love you forever and ever XOXOXOXO.
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