Earnie, My Forever Baby

by Carl Leffel
(Clarksville Tennessee)

Earnie came to live with us on 27 July 2001. My wife and I were coming home from the grocery store and decided to stop by the local pet store. While we were talking with the owner, a little black cocker spaniel was trying very hard to get our attention. We just had a couple of questions to ask the owner and were off, not paying attention to this little ball of fur.

We went back a few hours later to get this little guy and bring him home.

Earnie met his bigger brother named Griffy, who was a 35 pound, very large, black cocker spaniel who didn't take much to this tiny puppy entering HIS house.

Griffy snapped at Earnie, scaring Earnie very badly, but over time, they became inseparable.

Griffy showed Earnie all the ropes and the things that he could get away with. In 2006, Earnie watched us as we took a very sick Griffy out the door and into the car. Several hours later we came home with no Griffy.

Earnie could never understand where his buddy went to. The same thing happened to his sister of 13 years on 3 September 2014.

On 5 December 2014, Earnie became sick and we lost our beloved Cocker Spaniel. Life will never be the same without him.

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Rest In Peace, Earnie
by: Pauline (Web Owner)

Hello Carl,

Thank you for your post. It began as a very heartwarming story, but ended tragically.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know our pets can't last forever, I wish they could, but I'm sure both you and your wife have many happy memories from the time you spent with your cocker spaniels, and remembering the antics they used to get up to.

They were very lucky to have such loving owners. The pain will dull over time, and who knows, you may feel at some point that it's time to get another cocker spaniel and share the love.

Rest in peace Griffy, Earnie and his little sister.

Kind regards,

PS: You're more than welcome to send me some photos of your cockers and I'll put them on this page as a 'remembrance'.

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