A family farm is full of life and often touched by death. Tonight we say goodbye to our dear friend, Patch. He moved to our farm from the big city only a few short years ago. Already an older dog, he enjoyed sunning in fresh green grass, hearty meat bones and chasing the poultry. He and Hadassah (our lab) shared rawhide chews, long walks to the pond and regular romps in the pastures.
Unfortunately, age and arthritis took its toll on our dear chocolate dalmatian; he passed away under a favorite oak tree near his dog house. Hadassah lovingly licked his face as we carried him to his final resting place...a grassy corner of the garden near the greenhouse. There he rests in a place of honor..missed and loved.