OtherDogGeeding is no longer with us

I’m thankful I had Oreo for 12 years of my life. He died this morning surrounded by family. This is what he looked like when we first got him and another picture of him in better days. I’ll ramble emotionally about him at a later time.

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11 Responses to OtherDogGeeding is no longer with us

  1. Bryan says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Oreo. It should be obvious to anyone that reads BON that he was a huge part of your life. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers this holiday weekend.

  2. rrd says:

    sorry man. I too will be facing this soon i fear. Thoughts to yall

  3. craig says:

    Prayers to the Geeding Family…

    • WGII says:

      Losing a fur child is such a hard thing but such a small price to pay for the love, loyalty, and companionship they share with us. The Duskey Beagles are sending lots of love and Beagle kisses y'alls way.

  4. alec666 says:

    Oreo, what a great name for such a great dog….condolences to you and your family…

  5. Abrian Stemmet says:

    Sorry for your loss

  6. barry says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Oreo.
    First and foremost, I want to say that if animals aren’t making the transition to Heaven, then I don’t think any of us are.
    There are the literalists who don’t find a Scriptural passage that says “all animals go to Heaven,” but they read the story of Noah, and see God’s metaphorical salvation and continuance “of the world’s inhabitants” — which included every single animal — and they read about the peaceable Kingdom in Isaiah 11 where wolves live with lambs, leopards lie down with goats, the calf, the lion, and the yearling are all together, and a little Child leads among them, but can’t embrace a new Heaven and Earth where all animals are “saved.” I don’t get it.
    If anybody can show me a greater display of unconditional love (God is love, right?) than that displayed by a dog who is often a 2nd thought, sometimes forgotten, under appreciated (although not in the Geeding house, I’m sure!), then please submit it.
    Bottom line: See you on the other side, Oreo. We celebrate and love you!

    Oreo’s death reminds me of when I started reading BON back when you lost your family dog in, what, 2010ish?
    – It’s been a good, long ride.
    – I haven’t commented a lot lately because it just has not arisen in me to do so.
    – I think BON is an absolutely fantastic artistic expression of love and folly. If it were auctioned, it should be right there with Da Vinci’s, Salvator Mundi!
    – I will say this, Keith. You’ve run the good race with this blog. The death of your dogs could be like the alpha and omega of my BON experience, as I know you are considering its end.
    – OR, Oreo’s death could push you into your next blogging season.
    – Either way, be blessed with the peace of God as you venture forth.
    – I will say this in regard to 3,000 unique guests or 300… a 1% impact on 2,999 people is LESS than a 100% impact on 30 people.
    – Your blog has become a “morning prayer” for me. My iPhone alarm sounds, and right after I turn it off, I check BON.
    – Here’s to Oreo, and the season ahead – however you are so inclined to go!

  7. df of ll says:

    2017 must be a bad year for family pets.

    We lost our family cat of 17 years in October, talk about a family meltdown.

    We still have her in a way. She is in a cherry wood box on a shelve in our family room with "Trixie" engraved in the name plate.

  8. Tammy says:

    So sorry for your loss!

  9. Suzi says:

    I'm sorry for your loss, Keith. We'll remember him as OtherDogGeeding

  10. Michael Willoughby says:

    My condolences on your loss.

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