Farewell Spencer

Today I have sad news to share. This past weekend my friend said goodbye to her little man, confidant and sidekick for 15 years, Spencer.

I first met Spencer and his bro Chubby, in the summer of 2007 for a Dogs in Canada shoot featuring the Ontario Dock Dogs, where we enjoyed a soaking-wet afternoon at the Welland Canal.

Even though he was a senior at the time, Spencer kept up with the rest of them…with a little help from his life vest.

You can just see the joy on his face every time he swam to retrieve his beloved Wubba.

He was definitely given one amazing life by you, Erin. He will be truly missed and fondly remembered by everyone who met him.

So long, little pal. Swim free. XOXO

Spencer sure loved his Wubba!

Massive determination for such a wee guy.

Spencer always got excited when it was Chubby’s turn at the dock.

Sometimes we waited patiently for him to come back… and sometimes they swam back together.

We met again over the years (this photo was taken at Summer Woofstock 2010).

I last saw the little man at Winter Woofstock where he was wearing his “Spencer” jersey. He was sweet enough to shared his cheese treats with me.

10 comments on “Farewell Spencer”

  1. Rose says:

    What an awesome little guy! So spry for his age. It’s obvious how much he loved the water. Sending my condolences to his family. xo

  2. Pam says:

    What a beautiful tribute! Spencer will definitely be missed by all of us.

  3. Erin says:

    Thank you so much for this tribute, he was one of a kind and will be greatly missed…

  4. Kris & Panic says:

    A tribute that truly captures Spencer’s personality. Panic is going to miss his little buddy and I know he will always hold a place in my heart.

  5. Dawn says:

    What an tribute for an awesome little dude. He was definitely one of a kind. Mr. Personality Plus. Our little dock troll will be sorely missed 🙁

  6. Karin says:

    Beautiful photos. I’m so glad Erin has them to remember her baby boy by.

  7. Sheena says:

    He will definitely be missed by many. He was such a larger than life personality…i can hear his angry little bark when looking at some of your beautiful pictures. He will never be forgotten. RIP Little Man xo

  8. Laura F. says:

    What beautiful memories are captured in those photos! Spencer was clearly one of a kind and huge canine personality. Thank you for sharing your tribute, Marcia.

  9. Candace and Hurley says:

    the pictures look amazing!! Spencer was loved more than anything!! and he will be deeply missed by all. He lived a long and happy life though

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