My sympathy to you and Jim. Smokey had a wonderful life and a long one. I am not filled with sadness, but with joy that he was with the ones who loved him when the time came.
Rest in Peace Smokey.
Patrolling with Mike, for sure. He was an extremely stubborn boy, determined to perform the proper routines of his life to the very end. Quite amazing, actually. But old age and the cancer won in the end. They usually do.
My thoughts are with you at this sad time. I’m sure you will have many happy, fond memories of such a delightful family pet.
May Smokey look down from pets heaven and be with you in spirit.
The pictures are delightful.