Monday, September 21, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Byron the Ring Dog

My name is Annie (Amsberry) McDonnell and Byron was the ring dog in our wedding of March 2006. He was so excited to see his master at the end of the aisle that he practically trotted down the aisle, dragging the two ring bearer boys behind him with an extended leash. He was a hit. And I always loved his "smart bump" on the top of his head. When Rich lived in Portland, Byron had a friend squirrel that would run along the top of the fence. He couldn't wait to get outside to watch her, and he would just follow her every move, smiling the whole time. Byron was a sweet dog.

Our son, Will, is 9.5 months now and LOVES dogs. It's too bad he'll never get to meet Byron. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Take care,

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Summer 2002

Spring 2009

We miss you already...

On the morning of August 27, 2009 our dearest friend, Byron passed away at age 13. Byron was an amazing dog and true friend of all who met him.

In his golden years, Byron spent his days napping in the parlor by the front door, waiting for his master (Rich Wallace) to come home for lunch and share his peanut butter sandwich. In the evenings he loved helping in the kitchen. He was an expert cleaner, gladly picking up any food scraps that fell to the floor and licking plates clean before they were put into the dishwasher. He also loved going for after-dinner walks, watching movies, and licking up our ice cream bowls before he went to bed each night.

Already the house feels empty without his presence (even with the 5 cats roaming around). We love you Byron. May you rest in peace.