Pip Master Flex (1997-2011)

by sara on October 7, 2011

Today was the day I’ve been dreading for months.  We had to say goodbye to Piper, the most perfect, adorable black Labrador Retriever that ever lived.  I never thought I would have to put my own dog down.  It’s just one of those things you don’t want to face so you avoid talking about it or thinking about it until your own dog has to tell you it’s time.  Piper’s little heart gave out and she had no more fight left in her.  She gave us many years of pure joy, love and happiness.  Here are a few pics to remember good ol’ Piper Diaper Woo Baby Woo Hoo.

Lettuce Pray.

Dear God, thank you so much for giving us Labrador Retrievers.  I’m still not sure what you intended with Poodles or even cats but you definitely had a plan with Labs.  What a brilliant species.  Amen.

Piper, in case you’re reading Foodgarbl in heaven, I love you baby girl.  I had to walk away from your lifeless body today and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.  You were the perfect dog for me and for our family and you never let us down.  Thank you for pooping on command on the high school lawn.  It really made me feel better.  Thank you for barking when we said “Bill Clinton.”  It was a funny joke at the time and old people got a big kick out of it.  Thank you for being the On Video mascot.  I’m sorry we made you rip up all those boxes but the warehouse guy was lazy and you did a better job anyway.  Thank you for making Mamaw so happy.  She loved you to pieces and it was obvious you loved her right back.  She might go full Alzheimer’s on us but I don’t think she can ever forget you.  Thank you very much for helping train Enzo.  I know you weren’t ready for me to bring home another puppy and I think you never let go of that resentment but because of you, I have a curb trained Vizsla who carries my shoes around and bites my arm when I get home.  Enzo loved you more than you’ll ever know.  I came home today after leaving you and he smelled me all over and sensed that I was sad and officially took over in your role.  He’s got big shoes to fill, Pip.  Lastly, thank you for hanging on as long as you did.  I know it wasn’t easy but you gave us 14 strong years and we loved you every single day.  You made it as easy as possible for us to say goodbye and yet it was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done.  Please say hi to my Gramps up there.  He was allergic to you on Earth but I think now you guys can be whoa-di’s.  He’ll take you on walks if you help him with the crossword puzzle.  Piper, I can’t tell you enough how happy you made me.  We are all going to miss the heck out of you.  Dad’s having a pretty rough time so send him some love k?  See you on the flip side.

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Ice October 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm

This is really sweet Sara! Piper looks like she had a full and happy life, and she’s lucky she got you & your family as her owner.


Serene October 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Piper taught me that caring for people who care for dogs is a nice thing. I didn’t need to grow up with Piper myself to understand how people and families can become attached to and grow fond of sweet dogs. Much love.


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