Goodbye, Dear Penny

Last night, assisted by Doctor Erika, we said goodbye to Penny, our wonderful traveling companion. She had hiked her last hike with me last week and after nearly 14 years of high energy living, ran out of gas. She crossed the country seven times, had a long life list of critters (alligators, armadillos, javelinas, road-runners, coots, gallinules, to name a few), and as a rescue dog, was very much “a piece of work.” Well-loved by all” is not an exaggeration.

Here is a little photo tribute to this great dog, who we will miss deeply.

Penny loved a good run….

and nap on chairs and couches

She took up a lot of space in my Luscombe but enjoyed flying.

and she was a great traveling companion.

Caminos felices, mi maravillosa amiga

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7 Responses to Goodbye, Dear Penny

  1. Susan trombley says:

    Penny was loved and had a great life. So sorry.
    Love you, susan

  2. Deborah L DiFulvio says:

    Dick I am so sorry about Penny. No dog could have had a better life. I can relate, they are definitely family and I feel your loss. It was a pleasure meeting you and Penny when I bought the Hornbeck. sending some prayers and I am sure Penny will be waiting at Rainbow Bridge for you.

  3. Ginny Alfano says:

    Oh, Dick, I am so incredibly saddened by your news about Penny. My heart breaks for you. She was such a great friend and traveling companion to you and Mary for many years. I know that in more recent times that Sally came to love her as well. They always say it’s hard to know who rescues who when you adopt a rescue. Obviously, you all benefited from the years you spent together. Our Corgi rescue, Gizmo, has been gone for two years and I still shed tears for him. They are so much a part of our lives. May your tears become fewer over time, and your memories remain with you forever.

  4. Mica DeAngelis says:

    So sorry. But Penny had a charmed life of travel, hikes and enduring love from so many. We send much love to you and Sally. Mica

  5. Suzanne says:

    So, so sad. We are lucky to have wonderful animals like
    Penny in our lives. She was lucky too.❤️

  6. Diane says:

    Offering heartfelt condolences to you. Penny was lucky to have a traveling mom and dad. Blessings to Penny and you.

  7. Premila says:

    Sorry about Penny. She will always be with you in spirit, I am sure.

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