Saturday, 18 February 2012

What I'll remember: Amy

It's hard to put into words what I'll remember about Archie. There's are so many small things, cute stories and memories, but mostly it's his fundamental, essential characteristics that I'll hold with me.

To me, Archie was pure joy. Seeing him, tailing wagging and tongue lolling, would always make you feel better. If someone was sad, frustrated, anxious, or despairing over something, they would promptly be prescribed "puppy medicine". This particular treatment, which involved pats and cuddles, was proven to be extremely effective.

He was also unconditional love. It was his excitement at seeing his family after they had been away; going absolutely mad when we came home from a trip; or transforming into Mr Cuddly for the first few people to get up in the morning. He had his moments when he was all cuddles and sweetness, as well as the times when all he wanted to do was play with us. Sometimes when I was patting him or holding him, I would wonder how it was possible to love something so small so much. My heart felt like it would burst with it.

I miss him; all his funny little quirks and habits; his sweet nature; his exuberance and excitement. And I doubt that will ever change, but eventually I'll be able remember him with smiles instead of tears. Eventually. 


Myself and Archie, January 2010.

Archie through the ages: 2009

We got Archie on the 21st of January, 2009, when he was roughly two months old. Back then he was just an adorable ball of apricot fluff, little did we know on that first day how much we would come to love him over the following years.
There are many many pictures from his first year, but here are a few;

Posted in loving memory of Archie (10th November, 2008 – 26th January, 2012)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Archie's Songs #2 & #3

Since Amy posted his youngest song first I thought I'd keep the reverse order going. Archie was such a joyful puppy so of course he had songs sung about him.

Captain Brown Paws
There once was a poochie named Archie, who lived a thousand lives
Yo Ho!
There once was a pirate named Brown Paws, who lived a thousand year
Yo Ho!
(repeat to your heart’s content)

Pupereli, Pupereli,
come on and rub his belly,
he’s really not that smelly,
dee dee deee