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Bad to the (TriPawd) Boone

Butterflies from Boone

June 14th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

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Boone has been gone three months now, but nearly every day he manages to send me some sort of message from the Bridge letting me know he’s never very far away.

This weekend it was butterflies.

Boone used to LOVE chasing butterflies on our summer walks. I was never quick enough to capture a picture of him in mid-air trying to catch them, but it was a sight to see him leaping up. Fortunately for the butterflies, Boone never caught them.

Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, so I took my crochet to the back yard while Tuck chewed on a stick. He’s shown zero interest in the Jolly Ball that was Boone’s favorite toy, so it sat still at Tuck’s feet. Something caught my eye and when I glanced towards where Tuck was laying, a bright yellow butterfly landed on the ball and flicked its wings a few times. Tuck showed some interest in the ball then! But like Boone, he wasn’t quick enough to catch the butterfly, so it flew safely away.

Later that afternoon we took our second walk of the day and spotted not one, but two more butterflies along the path.

And last night, my friend and neighbor texted me pictures of a rainbow over the small airport in our town. Rainbows are my Lexi’s way of reminding me that she’s never far away either (we lost her in March 2015 at the age of 13). So I texted my neighbor back that Boone had sent butterflies to us on Sunday. She responded that she’d had a big butterfly in her dog yard on Sunday, too. I told her that Boone was making his daily walk (we always walked past her home).

And onto Tuck, Boone’s earthly sidekick. I’m pretty sure Boone has had conversations with him about how to make us smile and laugh.

When he’s not pretending to be a mountain goat, he’s learning how to snuggle up next to me on the couch – just like Boone used to do.


And of course, where would we be without a sleepy selfie πŸ˜‰

I’m looking forward to a summer full of rainbows and butterflies to remind me that my two favorite “black and tans” are forever by my side and teaching our newest “black and tan” how to make us smile πŸ™‚

Boone and Lexi becoming best buds in 2010.

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10 Comments so far ↓

  • benny55

    Awww Jeannette! Have quite a “lump in my throat” going on over here. Also have quite a lot of warm fuzzies in my heart! πŸ™‚

    The ways Boone makes his presence known in such BOONE SPECIFIC ways absolutely astounds me!! REALLY!

    And for Tuck, the Mountain Goat, to go after the Butterfly on the previously ignored green ball…OMD!!! Soooo sweet and soooo special!! πŸ™‚

    The Rainbow, the Butterfly in your neighbor’s hard on the path you and Boone walked….oh my goodness….Boone, and Lexi, are everywhere you are!! πŸ™‚

    I love thar picture of Boone and Lexi. Beautiful “black and tans” happy as can be. Such a lovely memory.

    And then we have Tuck! He is just precious!! A snuggling Mountan Goat, now that’s quite an Earthly Side Kick! πŸ™‚

    So glad you shared this today. It’s aleays fascinating to see how Boone validates that he’s still so very present in your energy field…always will be πŸ™‚

    Lots of love

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • jeanetteg

      Thank you Sally 😊. The smiles are almost outnumbering the tears now πŸ’•

      I really miss both Boone and Lexi and am so thankful for the messages they send from the Bridge.


  • dobemom

    Reading this made my heart happy, thank you so much for sharing!

    Paula and Nitro

    • jeanetteg

      Thanks Paula. And my heart is happy to see Nitro hopping strong 3 years post-amp πŸ’•


  • linda8115

    Both Boone and Lexi are busy sending you so many signs. I have a hunch Boone was whispering “butterfly” in Tucks ear that day. Love the pictures of your Angels and also Tuck proving that life is indeed a circle and connects all.

    • jeanetteg

      Thank you Linda 😊. I’m pretty sure Boone knew how sad we’d be without him so he continues to find ways to lift our spirits 🌈🐾


  • Gennifer

    What wonderful messages you are receiving! You gave your whole heart to Lexi and Boone, and now they are making sure to lift your spirits through beautiful rainbows and butterflies (and of course through Tuck)! Thank you for sharing these special moments.

    Gen, Jason, and Abby πŸΎπŸ’•πŸΆπŸ¦‹πŸŒˆ

    • jeanetteg

      Thank you, Gen πŸ’•. Boone made sure I felt loved today, a big yellow butterfly joined us on the last leg of our walk this afternoon πŸΎπŸŒˆπŸ¦‹


  • tinsch

    I love this, Jeanette! The butterfly on the ball is an image that is now stuck in my mind.
    We talked about you and Boone a lot in Virginia and believe when I say he will never be forgotten! But it seems he’s doing his best to make sure of that too 😊
    tina & Manni
    Oh, and Tuck is such a cutie. Just because he’s on 4 doesn’t mean we don’t want to see pics and hear Tuck-stories…. just saying…

    • jeanetteg

      Oh, thank you so much, Tina. I really wanted to be at the Virginia party – next year!

      There was something uniquely special about Boone. He will forever have a piece of my heart that can never be filled.

      And of course, I’ll continue posting about crazy Tuck. He is such a character and makes our days brighter. πŸ™‚

      Hugs to you and Manni,

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