Tuesday, December 17, 2019

We said goodbye to our friend Ron this week.  

He died on Monday morning.  SHE went to see him in palliative care, but was too late.
The world lost a wonderful gentleman.
It wasn't unexpected, Ron had been ready to go for a long time, and when finally diagnosed with cancer just decided to go with it.

Unfortunately, while we were all away--SHE in Virginia 
and us in detention-- Kelly, his faithful kelpie,
 was sent to the Bridge.
Kelly loved Ron and wouldn't take food from anyone else,
not even Ron's wife.
The ice cream man always stopped to give Kelly an ice cream.
One day, Kelly was alone, so he left the ice cream inside the gate for her.  She wouldn't touch it.
The one time she went to the kennel for a few days, she
wouldn't eat or do anything....

So the decision was made.
We will miss them.


  1. So sad indeed, to lose fine, familiar faces.

  2. We are so sad to read this news about Ron and his devoted dog Kelly.

  3. Sending hugs to you and all who knew Kelly and Ron. May they be walking at a river together on the perfect day.

  4. We are so sorry for the loss of two wonderful friends, hopefully they found each other on the other side.

    Sending lots of hugs!

  5. Dear Downunder Daisy ruffians, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of two wonderful and loved beings. I have enjoyed your "Ron and Kelly" stories. /Fay, cardis, Spoo

  6. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family and yours.

  7. That is very sad. The two must have been so closely bonded. We are sorry for your loss.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. So so sorry to hear of your friends passing, we are sure they are together still
    Mabel & Hilda

  9. Oh noes. I am so sorry to hear this. What a sad loss of your furiends. Maybe Kelly knew they had to be togethers on the other side. Sendin' lots of AireZens and {{{hugs}}}
    Ruby ♥

  10. How very sad. We hope Ron and Kelly are together forever. Our hearts break for his family and friends. Hugs♥

  11. Oh no...I am so very sorry...about Ron and Kelly. I know how very much all the River buddies loved both of them. The decision to send Kelly ahead OTRB to wait for Ron was the kindest and most loving act.
    I am sure both have found a river with constant sunshine and warm waters.
    Hugs to HER and you 3 too

  12. we are so sorry... what a year is that... so much tears and losses... hugs to you...

  13. sorry for your loss of two friends and for the families loss also... I think that was the right thing to do for the dog. my friend Jackie just told me this week, she has it in her will, that Rascal is to be put down when she dies, her other dog will not. I think it is a good idea

  14. Many times we had though about them after you told of Ron making his preparations how stoic. We wondered if he had made his journey and you just had not told us. Kelly has the bandage on the leg in the picture we see. A wonderful picture of them together as I believe today they are together again. Loss is hard.
    We read today is the hottest day on record for Australia.
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. Oh no... What a love story. I am so sorry that you lost both of them. You must be so sad. I'm sending you love and hugs.

  16. Oh no we are so very sorry!! Now you have two special angels watching over you. Sending pawrayers and hugs.

    Matt, Matilda & Bell Fur Zoo Mama

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