Well, it seems that 2022 will have me putting off writing about any type of bike fun and frolicking, and instead, is insisting I write about pain and loss. First my dad, and now my sweet pup Baxter.
I dunno…I don’t make the rules….but let’s hope this is the last of these types of posts…at least for a long while.
So, like I mentioned above, our family lost one of our two amazing dogs this last Sunday the 13th. And I just want to write about him. His name was Baxter. And he was an amazing little dog. He was a Cairn Terrier. He was a stout, tough, sturdy, strong, tenacious, smart, conniving, sweet, stubborn, cuddle-bug…and the epitome of an alpha male. And he was loved so much. And in turn, loved his whole family…but really loving two members of the family the most…my wife Maria, and our youngest son, Bryce (Baxter’s puppy).
He was the absolute perfect dog for our crazy family.
He was only 11 years young when he passed. This breed has a usual life span of 18 years. So, his sudden turn for the worse was a real shocker. He was acting perfectly normal on the morning of his passing. What caused his demise later that afternoon, was sudden and irreversible. We had no choice but to say goodbye. He was loved so much and will be sorely missed, never forgotten and never replaced. Our family is completely and utterly heartbroken.
There really isn’t much else to say about this, and it is painful to write about…so instead, here are some of my favorite pictures of Baxter Frazelle.
Please enjoy them, they are full of his personality.
We are still shocked as a family. The house seems so different and quiet. Leaving and coming home as well as just waking up and walking through the house while going through our days feels strange and empty.
I personally have lost loved ones before…my mother and father, uncle and all of my grandparents…none of those experiences feel like this pain.
All we can do is move on and hope that time eventually dulls the sharp edge of pain we all feel. We need to try to help Sam, our other dog feel comfortable in his new role of being the sole dog in the house…he’s grieving as well.
Rest In Peace sweet boy.
Thanks for reading.