He was there for all the good times and the bad I think the memories I will remember most about Scrappy is that he would nip at our heels when we would fight- he hated contention and he always knew who started it. He would beg like no other dog he would take one paw and tap our leg with it to let us know he was there and when that would fail he would nudge us with his nose until he got his table scraps.
He bacame a member of our family in so many ways, infact he picked up on our obsessive compulsive behaviors and HATED it when anyone would touch his paws he would roll his eyes and then begin licking them like we were unclean and had just infected him with germs. He was our watch dog. He was a cross between a weener dog and a beagle and he acted like he was as big as a great dane.
If anyone shady came around our house he would bark and nip at their heels until they left his home. He was in charge and would jump on our beds and nestle into our covers and lay his head down on our pillow and sleep. When he got hungry and mom had put him on another failed attempt of a diet he would just trot down the street to our neighbor Betty's house and pick up one of her styrofoam bowls full of cat food and bring it home to our lawn. Every time we would leave to go somewhere it didn't matter Scrappy was the first one out of the gate. He would wait until we backed our car out of the driveway and then proceed to trot in front of our car escorting us off of the cul-de-sac safely driving 10 miles an hour as all the neighbors laughed and watched. When we were not home he would go visit our other neighbors and get love from them..and food i'm sure :)
I know this a long post for just a dog, but I will miss Scrappy with all my heart all the love he gave me and all he funny things he did that made me laugh. I know he was in my life for a reason and I can't wait to see him again and hope he will continue to be my watch dog in Heaven.
Last Christmas with Scrappy
Dad and Scrappy playing