Jul 18 2006

Katie, 1993 – 2006

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Sad news. My beloved yellow labrador, Katie, passed away today at the age of 13. I’m actually quite amazed that she lived for almost 14 years considering her propensity for junk food and dislike of anything remotely resembling exercise. Health-wise, she had her good days and her bad days during these previous few years. I wasn’t home much for the past five years, just a few months here and there when college was out for the summer. When it came time to go back to DC or London, I always said goodbye hoping that she would still be there when I returned the next time. This past January, though, as I gave her a last hug and headed off to the airport on that chilly, pre-dawn morning, I somehow knew that she probably wouldn’t be around the next time I came home. The trip back home for Christmas just won’t be the same this year. You will be missed, Katie.

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10 Responses to Katie, 1993 – 2006

  1. From EJ:

    Lindsay, I’m so sorry.

    Posted on July 19, 2006 at 9:37 am #
  2. From Ryan Hughes:

    http://www.lindsayfincher.com/news/katie_dog.jpg

    Posted on July 20, 2006 at 12:27 pm #
  3. From peggy:

    Lindsay, She was absolutely the best dog! We feel so lucky to have had her all these years. And what about you, when you threw youself down on our bed and cried until we said you could have her! Little did we know how we would all come to love and cherish her.

    Posted on July 20, 2006 at 1:46 pm #
  4. From john:

    Our sincere condolences. It’s tough. We just lost our 8-year old Clancy, pictured here on the right, to cancer:

    Strangely, it is his sister Bailey who lives on, happy and healthy, even though she “smokes”…. As seen here:
    But we still miss Clancy, just as much as I’m sure you miss Katie. May they be together now, both romping around in a good place.

    Posted on July 21, 2006 at 10:35 pm #
  5. From Ann:

    I’m sorry to hear that, Lindsay…but she was pretty old for a Lab. Sounds like she had an absolutely fabulous life! I remember when we lost the dog I had pretty much grown up with…your family may get other dogs and you’ll love them too…but its never the same…

    Posted on July 22, 2006 at 8:53 am #
  6. From Lindsay:

    Thanks for all the condolences, everyone.
    John, those are some beautiful dogs!

    Posted on July 22, 2006 at 12:27 pm #
  7. From stuart:

    Anyone who works in the Oil and Gas business and loves Labrador Retrivers is good people in my estimation.

    Posted on July 22, 2006 at 4:58 pm #
  8. From Cincysundevil:

    Sorry about your dog. My best wishes are with you.

    Posted on July 24, 2006 at 1:48 pm #
  9. From James:

    I don’t normally read blogs or do the guestbook thing (was searching for Moscow info), but I happened to stumble across the latest entry about your dog.
    It took me 3 or 4 months to really get over the loss of a Beagle that practically helped raise me. Even though she died about 10 years ago, I still think about her and wipe away a tear once in a while. We had her for 14 years much like your Katie. Sorry for your loss.
    James

    Posted on July 27, 2006 at 12:36 am #
  10. From Cindy:

    I’m so sorry to just be reading this now. She was such a sweet dog, I am sorry for your loss. At least she lead a happy life in the Fincher household :)

    Posted on August 19, 2006 at 1:57 am #

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