Monday, April 14, 2008

Bad News and Good News

We were very sorry to hear that Hammer's friend, Khomet the horse, crossed the rainbow bridge into heaven yesterday. He was a beautiful horse, and we'll miss him terribly.

Hammer's mom, Susan, is absolutely devastated right now. We can't even begin to imagine the pain she's going though. Please go over to Hammer's blog and give her your support, and keep her and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

On a happier note, we are very excited to see that Spring has finally sprung! Yesterday we went to Stanley Park. It was a beautiful day! Look at all the daisies I'm sitting in!

Do you see this? This is another one of those evil squirrels. I was dying to chase it, but nooo, Lizzy made her family hold me back while she went off to take some pictures of all these critters. Lizzy, take pictures of me! Not them!

Man, if I had been off my leash, it would have been pure heaven! Squirrels to chase, ducks to catch, swans to annoy, ...
Speaking of swans, my humans were excited to see these two doing the "heart". I gotta admit, it did look pretty cool! This picture is for you, Mary-Margaret. Hee hee.

I wonder what it would have been like if I could chase the swans. Do you think these big birds would be scared of me? Oh, I bet they'd run for their lives if I were off the leash!

We also saw these very interesting "turtles", Lizzy called them. I thought they were rocks until I got a better look. They're real lazy-butts, I don't think they moved for the whole day!

We saw a lot more animals, but I'm not going to post any more pictures of them. I mean, it's my blog, so where's my pictures? Here's one more of me in the daisies.

I hope you all had a great weekend!


ROSSI said...

Hi Sparky..

Yeah.. i just got the news today about Khomet!.. am just so sad n speechless..

But... you got a great pictures there that i believe able to make a smile on their face.. thanks!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky
I was so sad when I knew about Khomet. We are praying for them.
You are right. All those squirrels, ducks and swans are cute but.... I want to see more pictures of you! Lizzy... pay attention!
Kisses and hugs

Mary-Margaret O'Brien said...

Oh, Sparky, my MAN! My heart is a-pitter patter because of you. What a beautiful swan heart. (sigh) You do make me swoon.

Love you....(lick lick lick)


PS: As Lt Chaplain of the Yorkie Brigade, I am invoking a prayer circle for Khomet and his mom and Hammer. "From a Yorkie's lips to God's ear", they say. MMOB

Amber-Mae said...

We're very sad to hear about Khomet's passing too. Those daisies are pretty & you look good in your pictures! Mommy thinks the swans are tho most bootiful birds on earth. Love all the pics!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
My mom loves the pic of you sitting in the dasies!! You look soooooooo cute!!
Yeah, I heard abt Khomet.. Sigh

happy said...

We're sad to read about Khomet too.

Sparky, those pictures are beautiful! The one of the swans making a heart is so sweet. Lizzy sure is an excellent photographer!

Amber said...

oh no Sparky, I head to Hammer's blog right away. Poor khomet.
The photos are lovely especially you with the daisies.


Simba said...

It is very sad news. I thinks we all need some sunshine in our lives now.

Simba xx

Toffee said...

Those are some beautiful pictures that your mom took at the park the other day! Thank you for signing my guestbook too. I wish it was more spring like here. Hey! Guess what! My mom met a hockey player from the Okanogan valley the other day, he plays for the Bruins.
We are off to express our condolences regarding Khomet.

Eric said...

Hey Sparky,
There you are.Handsome with daisies pal. Be good roll on that grass with all the little presents from the critters and birdies, ha ha!!!!

Wiries, Eric

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs Sparky, we loved dose picturs of u and all da iz soo sad about khomet,.. susan iz sooo heartbroken, wish we cood do sumthin to help...

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

CoCo said...

I'm sorry to hear about Khomet. That is too sad.

It looks like you had a good time at the park. Those swans sure are pretty...but you are right, we here are more interested in see Sparky!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hated to learn of Khomet's death too. Susan really loves her animal friends and this is a huge loss.

Looks like you had a good day at the park. Those swans are cute.

We watch squirrels from the back door. We'd love to chase them too.

Thor said...

I´m sad to hear about Khomet too.

Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a great time at the park.


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

That is a nice picture of the swan.. we belive they will RUN real fast if u tried chasing them.

Boy n Baby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Really sad about Khomet. :(
Spring sure looks bootiful at your side

~ Girl girl

BWTH Dog House said...

All our condolence go to Susan & family. Its really sad to received the news.

and Sparky, now I know why you like the spring so much, Its beautiful!!!

Miona said...

Later Momoko sleep very well.

Simba said...

amazing photos!!!



Gunner said...

Sparky that's so sad about your friend Khomet.

.....maybe there should be a special 'off leash/no humans allowed' day at Stanley Park for us dogs!


4xBs said...

hi Sparky, yes, we are sad about Khomet and Susan too. he was a very beautiful and loved horse. sometimes life is not fair.

we love your pictures from Stanley Park. our mom especially likes the wood duck. she loves those wood ducks.


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Sparky, You have some really neat wildlife around...we didn't even see a deer when we were in the country and it's a good thing too since they eat all of Gram's bushes and flowers and she gets hotter than a campfire at 'em......Toby sure would like to play with you if you like chasing rocks too...stop by sometime.

And we are so sorry to hear about such a beautiful horse crossing the bridge...our sympathies to Khomet's family.....

And how about tip toeing through the tulips next time Sparky....will ya?

Dewey Dewster here.....

Charlie dog said...

Hi Sparky

Whatever you do don't try and chase swans, noboby frightens them, boy they're mean........

Squirrels on the other hand are another matter...tee hee.


Charlie Boy

Deefor said...

That is sad news. Your spring in the park looks beautiful. Here we had spring one day and snow the next! I chased a goose once but it was bigger than me.


The Thuglets said...

Sparky...what a fitting post.

Such sadness ..and all our positive thoughts are sent..with such lovely spring photos...beautiful!

Have a good week.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets +2

Hero said...

That's so sad about Khomet. My heart goes out to his family. Those were very pretty pictures, but of course the best ones were all of you!

Bella said...

what a great adventuous park you have! I think the duck has very beautiful colous.
Swans are kinda big - would you really take them on??

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Sparky,
We're very sad to hear about Khomet. It was very shocking news.

We were very excited to see you post about Stanley Park because my pinkies have been there. They thought it was lovely even though it was winter and a bit drizzly they still had a lovely walk around the park. They even saw a squirrel...yeah!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

ACK!!! While that is a very good picture of the squirrel, it looks rather, uhhh evil! I wish you could have been let off your leash so that you could chase that odd animal down!

Though, I wouldn't have messed with those swans! They probably would have ganged up on you, birds are mean like that sometimes!


Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Miona said...

I like that picture too.

Peanut said...

We have turtles that live in our house. Not those kind though. More pictures of you would be good.

Stanley said...


You look so at home in the daisies, man! And, I'm pawsitive those ducks, squirrels, and swans would run for the hills if you were off leash.

We're going to go give Susan some more comforting goob smooches. That's gotta be tough to lose such a good friend like Khomet.

Goober love,