♫ Retta - how could we ever forget her ♫

Good-bye my sweet Retta.
On this bright, January morning, I lost my furry pal Loretta (more affectionately called “Retta” or “doogie”)
Losing a pet is always so so hard. But Retta was more than a pet. She was the epitome of cheerfulness and adventuring - up to the very end. She was a dear friend to a lot of people and knew how to cheer you up with a lick on the cheek and her wiggly tail. Every other day or so, she would take off into the woods of New Bloomfield and explore. I never found out what Retta did for hours on end - but I believe she had her own particular route - snuffling through dead leaves, chasing scents and enjoying the sunshine.
I will always miss her indefatigable happiness and sweet presence.

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Retta was the best companion. She loved impulsive road - trips, fishing off the dock with me, eating treats and walks down the road. She put up with lots of baths and bad haircuts.

Retta was the best companion. She loved impulsive road - trips, fishing off the dock with me, eating treats and walks down the road. She put up with lots of baths and bad haircuts.

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Retta was famous for giving puppy dog eyes when she wanted something. (Usually food or attention). She would sleep in my bed - snoring very loudly and hogging all of the blankets.

Retta was famous for giving puppy dog eyes when she wanted something. (Usually food or attention). She would sleep in my bed - snoring very loudly and hogging all of the blankets.

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Her friends were many. Mosi, Tex and various other dogs (including Ponca and Teague and Grumman). My whole family loved her too. She was patient when rambunctious puppies were introduced and playful too.

Her friends were many. Mosi, Tex and various other dogs (including Ponca and Teague and Grumman). My whole family loved her too. She was patient when rambunctious puppies were introduced and playful too.

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So long my doogie. I know you are bouncing and wiggling somewhere in heaven. You taught me so much about living Life: how to be happy - to enjoy good food always - and the importance of long, carefree adventures. We will never forget you - just like in the song Austin wrote about you.

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