Ernie was sometimes called Ern. He was a Silky Terrier and he replaced Zack who replaced Baby Snuffer. Ernie belonged to Far Guy’s sister Jan and her husband Ron and their daughter Bethany. Lately Ernie had been staying with our niece Bethany. ( I think Bethany and her Mom had shared custody of the dog.) You see years ago right after Zack died Far Guy’s sister said “No more dogs.” Well…Bethany waited for her parents to go on vacation and she brought home Ernie. Ernie captured their hearts.
Chance and Ernie got along just fine. When we visited we quickly learned that if we left them out in the yard at the same time…Chance would come when called…Ernie would ignore you and run willy nilly all over the neighborhood…he would come back when he was good and ready.
Far Guy, Ernie and Chance in 2007.
Ernie had quite a time with teeth.
Teeth help keep your tongue in your mouth. I took this photo in 2014…I was up early and so was Ernie…I laid with him on the floor and took a few photos.
Last week Ernie died..I am not sure how old he was. O.L.D. Ernie’s family in Indiana is very sad. I understand. Ernie was a fun little dog. He liked us and we liked him. We are sad too.
Far Guy shared a poem with his niece.
You can go and read the poem if you like. Basically it says that your pets never die they stay in your heart and wag their tail so hard your heart hurts and that is why we cry so much after they die. As time goes on they are still there but the wagging of the tail is less and hurts less…or so they say.