My Sweet Little Decker Dog

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Decker Dog, FEATURED ON EXPLORE FEB. 25, 2011

A Tender Leaf Has Fallen October 31, 2014 9:35 AM
Rest In Peace Decker Dog June 1998 – October 31, 2014

*Our dogs know more than what we can ever know, and given them credits for. For Buddy, and his closer upon bringing Decker home, I let Buddy see him, he looked, and smelled him, whirled, and sat down at a distance. As I was digging Deckers Dog’s grave, Buddy came too investigate, and again left, and sat at a short distance away. I lay him to rest, and covered Decker with his favorite coat, and began the final goodbye.

Never in my wildest dream could I have ever imagined what happened next. Buddy came back over, and he smelled Decker’s coat, and he began to push the dirt over Decker with his nose. We buried him together in my silence was so amazement. I found myself wishing I had my camera to video this, but that was the farthest thing from my mind. Who could have dreamed how Buddy said his final goodbye?
Decker has peace now, and is resting from his pain. This day on its just My Buddy, and Me, but you will always be remembered!

Rest In Peace Decker Dog, There is a special place for all God’s Creations.*

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Decker Dog looking like the little bandit he is! LOL!

Decker Dog’s Story written June 2009

16 years ago coming home from work, I rounded a corner on highway 16 to see some kind of critter running right toward me down the yellow line, and just had dodged two log trucks, and several cars (and I might say they were all trying to keep from hitting him)

At about that time I saw movement over in the ditch, and it was a coyote in hot pursuit, that little thing running down the yellow line was hairless, and was even hard to tell exactly what it was.

It was obvious it was about to become the coyote’s next meal. I pulled over, and tried to coax that unidentifiable animal into my car. It paused a moment, looked at the coyote, and ran right on past me.
I had to move on as the traffic was just crazy, and I was about to get myself killed over something I wasn’t even for sure what it was.

My mind was whirling as I continued to drive along, in the back of my mind I kept seeing that awful scene. So I turned back to give that critter one more chance to get in my car for safety.
Heading back, I rounded a corner again to see it still running for its dear life down that yellow line still, and this time I drove a good piece ahead of it, pulled over, opened my door, and begin patting my leg, and screaming, “Come on boy, come on!”
This time it took me up on my offer, and I guess he decided that I might be the lessor of the two evils.

The animal didn’t even slow down, ran right across my lap, and hit the door on the other side of my car. Knocking itself into to the floor board.
It lay there till I got home, and we just kept looking at one another. I finally could see it was a small dog…without one hair one its body.

This is Decker 11 years later, and it took me some time to nurse him back to health. He is the sweetest dog ever, and has brought much joy to my life, and some grief. LOL!
He is fearless when it comes to other male dogs, he will jump on a Great Dane, and try his best to show who’s the boss, and yet living on the mountain, and in the forest he really is afraid of the dark, still.
He knows whats out there that can eat him!
So, this is my Decker Dog, this is how Decker became a member in our family, and he is loved by everyone who meets him, and he loves everyone he meets.
Decker Dog lives to go riding in the car, and hiking the Ozark trails, and playing in the river on a hot summers days.*

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