A Eulogy for McFritz – “Glenby’s Silver Treasure”

McFritz was whelped on March 19, 2001, and came into my life on September 17, 2001. He was a superb Scottish Terrier from the Glenby Kennels in Portland, Oregon. McFritz went to doggie heaven on September 29, 2011. He lived well, was obedience-trained and had a special gift with children. McFritz was loved by all who met him. He was a faithful companion and lived to please others. He really knew good customer service – he was an engaging pet and was thrilled when others recognized it. What a lesson I learned from Fritzie (nickname) as I dealt with business issues and personal crises in my life.

“Life is too short to fret the small stuff” – McFritz would say, “just keep my bowl filled with water, provide a decent meal, and a good long walk each day. I walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life.”

“And, beloved master, should the Great Master see fit to deprive me of my health or sight, do not turn me away from you. Rather hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal rest…and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew, my fate was ever safest in your hands.” (adapted from Beth Harris, author of “A Dog’s Prayer”

In Memory of my Scottish Terrier

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