As all my friends know, I love to patrol around where I live. I am very lucky that I am close to the countryside. Normally I get to wander the fields and woods with Mum or Dad, which is nice as its good to have company. Actually I am not allowed off lead when I’m outside my garden, so I don’t have any choice. It’s still great fun to patrol and sniff all the scents and see the sights.
Today I had a different reason for patrolling the fields, woods and byways. I am fortunate to have a large number of friends, whom I see in my walks, meet on holiday or speak with on my twitter account. Because we are all friends, we all look out for each other.
When I saw some bad news this morning about one of my friends, Gunner who lives in Canada, it seemed the right thing to do was to patrol in honour of him. He has been unwell recently and is about to go on the longest patrol of all, over the rainbow bridge. We are friends and friends always stick together.
This one is for Gunner today. I patrol in your honour my friend. I am proud to call you my friend.
Until we meet again Gunner, run free. My heart is broken.