Sunday, February 15, 2009

Paco

A little announcement for everyone who's been here to haiti and met our inherited dog, Paco (A.K.A. Stanky Dangle)..... he just passed away yesterday morning. He was about 10 or 11 years old, we think. He had been struggling with a hematoma on his ear, which looked like it was getting better. Then two days ago he stopped eating, and yesterday he went over to our gate, laid in the sun, and passed on. Ryan and I were in Jacmel when it happened, so Doug and some good friends on the team (Mike and Kurt) buried Paco in our side yard. He will be remembered for his friendly nature, his morning howls with the church bell, the strange nubbin on his chest, his sneaky way of getting in the guest house just to be near people, and his fear of thunderstorms. We'll miss you, Paco.

4 comments:

Amanda Gray said...

two blogs in one month! whoa...this is big news :) sorry about paco...i mean stanky dangle.

Lauren Price said...

Sorry bout your pup.

k said...

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Paco. At first when I read the title of this post, I thought you were going to tell us that your little girl would be named Paco. I'm glad that is not the case! -Krista

Raber said...

We are sorry to hear about Paco's passing. He was our dog at one time. He was the son of Nina, the pure-bred German Shepherd from The DeTellis family at New Missions. Nina and him had the same sweet personality. He was born in Feb 1999. We had two dogs (brothers Nipper and Chipper) who got poisoned while we went to the States to Deliver our 4th child Alexandra. We think thieves may have been behind this. Chipper survived but was so sad we got him Paco. I am sure Merese will miss Paco too.

Rabers