Wednesday 16 August 2006


February 18, 1994 – August 16, 2006

Bib was our much-loved, very loyal poodle that we have owned since he was six weeks old and fit in the palm of your hand. Over the years he has brought us a lot of joy and also some heartache. Bib was a dog that you couldn’t trust with kids or with anyone making him do something he didn’t want to do. He had no qualms about snapping and biting. Fortunately we have kept a close rein on him so he has only ever bitten one person as an adult dog.

Bib was always happy for a ride in the car to go and get Mommy from work and since we have started RVing when we came in the door there he would be with a toy in his mouth to welcome us home. He really enjoyed riding in the truck and didn’t mind spending time in the truck if we were visiting the grandchildren as we couldn’t trust him around the kids.

The last little while his health has been deteriorating and we’ve had him at the vet’s office several times. The last time was Saturday we took him in with a bad cough. The vet put him on soft food in small meals however by last night he couldn’t keep anything down consequently our whole living room is a mess.

We had spoken to the vet here in Lindsay about having him put to sleep when we were in on Saturday but decided to wait and see what the soft food would do but by today we had decided, it was time. He didn’t want to play anymore and was very lethargic taking him for a walk so I stopped and made the appointment when I was going into town this morning so today at 4:00 p.m. our beloved little poodle was put to sleep with both Gordon and I at his side. We told him he needs to look up his Nanny and jump on her lap and she will look after him.

Today we took him for a drive in the truck and for a little walk. There's a photo above of me with him today and one of him alone.

No more coughing, no more strange vets and groomers from our traveling, no more being afraid of construction, of kids, and of loud noises.

May Mommy & Daddy’s little poochie rest in peace.


  1. Sorry to read about Bib, may he rest in peace. My condolences to you and Gordon.

  2. Anonymous11:49 pm

    Hello Sandra,

    Although I haven't been reading your blog for very long, it's been clear that Bib was a very large part of your lives. Very sad news, quite a shock really, condolences to you both. Patricia

  3. Anonymous9:31 am

    Awwwwwww......poor Bib...and poor you....very sorry to hear this news..thinking of you both..


  4. I'm sure Bib is romping and playing as he awaits for you at Rainbow Bridge. I REALLY feel for you as we had our Maltese, Gypsy with us for ten years as we traveled the roads of America and canada in our RV. She died in my arms loosing my best friend was one of the most tragic moments in my life. But you're right, thank God that Bib is now happy and at peace with suffering behind him. He'll always be with you.
    Warm Regards,
    April Star
    Author of the Wanderlust Mysteries


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