Satchmo 'Moey' was born on Christmas Eve 1990. 

Her original family decided that they didn't want her and we adopted
her on November 30, 1991.  We soon found that she destroyed most
things in her path but was so contrite when scolded that we immediately forgave her.  She quickly established a 'race track' through the house,
and one day I came home to find the walls covered in blood where
she'd skidded on the floor and cut her head - scar #1!

When Moey was 4 she was hit by a car.  She was lucky to escape with a cut
above an eye - scar #2.   About 18 months later, after many eye infections
Moey underwent an ectropian operation - scar #3, from ear to ear!

Moey struggled with her Addison's but through it all she remained her
usual loving, gentle self.  On the good days she loved nothing better than going on a long walk, chasing the sheep and beating up her favourite cat!

She happily took her pills wrapped in Smacko's and was ever gracious
when she had needles stuck in her, blood taken, drips attached etc. 
The Vet treated her as his own and he and his wife said they would miss
her smile, her patience, her gentleness and her unwavering trust.

Moey suffered skin infections in her last months and had to have
regular baths.  She would spend ages in the Tub covered in the special
lotion and loved to be read to - her favourites the Muddle Headed Wombat and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Moey loved all animals and people - everyone was her friend. 
She especially loved babies and small children and was so very gentle
with them.  She was a regular visitor to elderly people in a Nursing Home
and would sit still for hours letting people pet her. 
Her passing was mourned by many.

Sad Winnie the Pooh

Us Two from Now We Are Six

Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
Whatever I do, he wants to do,
"Where are you going today?" says Pooh...
"Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too."
"Let's go together," says Pooh, says he.
"Let's go together," says Pooh.
"What's twice eleven?" I said to Pooh,
"Twice what?" said Pooh to Me.
"I think it ought to be twenty two."
"Just what I think myself," said Pooh.
"It wasn't an easy sum to do,
But that's what it is," said Pooh, said he.
"That's what it is," said Pooh.
"Let's look for dragons," I said to Pooh.
"Yes, let's," said Pooh to Me.
We crossed the river and found a few...
"Yes, those are dragons all right," said Pooh.
"As soon as I saw their beaks I knew.
That's what they are," said Pooh, said he.
"That's what they are," said Pooh.
"Let's frighten the dragons," I said to Pooh.
"That's right," said Pooh to Me.
"I'm not afraid," I said to Pooh,
And I held his paw and I shouted "Shoo!
Silly old dragons!"... and off they flew.
"I wasn't afraid," said Pooh, said he,
"I'm never afraid with you."
So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
"What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
"If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said... "True,
It isn't much fun for One, but Two
Can stick together," says Pooh, says he.
"That's how it is," says Pooh.

A.A. Milne (1882-1956)

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I Lost a Treasured Friend Today

Who chased my loneliness away.
My best friend up until this day
Was always there in every way.

Her gentle head laid on my lap
Was always there for lots of pats.
Shared silent thoughts and play with ease
And give me love regardless of her needs.

She'll come no longer to my call
Retrieve no more her favorite ball.
A voice far greater than my own
Called my best friend to her Golden home.

Although my eyes are filled with tears
I'm thankful for our wonderful years.
I'm thankful for her loyalty and love
I know she's waiting up above.

And when it's time for me to go
And join her there, this much I know...
I shall not fear the transient dark
For she will greet me with her bark.
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