Rascal Delay July 2002 - June 2018
People who say, "it's just a dog" haven't met a dog like our Rascal. So if he wasn't, and could never be, "just a dog," then what was he? To the family who loved him, Rascal was God's blessing on four little legs in a chubby Pomeranian body. There aren't words to ever express how much he was loved and the void left behind where he will be missed. He was a loyal companion sent to us to teach lessons on joy, patience, hope, compassion, forgiveness, and of course love. Rascal was a feisty little dog who's little heart had the capacity to love so completely and a soul of a fearless warrior Angel. There was a gentleness to him that can't be trained and mischievousness in his smile that warmed many hearts. He was always ready with kisses after a long day, a good game of tug to make you smile, and to steal pancakes with only syrup drops on his muzzle as evidence to make you laugh. To his pack, he was both mamma and pappa dog. He made sure ears and heads were thoroughly licked and showed the others with his little head held high how to be what a dog should be. The cat was even included in his teachings and was raised to chase strange dogs away and to mark territory over other dogs. His humans were taught what unconditional love was and how to love with your whole self. A beautiful little guy with quick smiles, never ending hugs and kisses. And no one can forget his howling rendition of "How Much is That Doggy in the Window," that he sang with all his might. Rascal always had a twinkle in his eye and an infectiously happy personality. Even in these later years as his pace slowed and age settled in, we only knew love and happiness from our sweet boy who always had the spirit of a puppy. As he left us today, he took a little piece of all of us with him. We pray God gives him a special place to wait for us until we can be with him again.