Saturday, 31 January 2009

Camera Critters ... The Past Remembered



Camera Critters



This was my best mate Mike.

His NZKC papers, had his official name as 'Manhatten Fleetwood Mac', however we just called him Mike.

He was a beautiful boy. Playful, inquisitive and fiercely loyal and protective of his family.

I was out walking with him one night and a couple of guys pulled up in a car and started hassling me. Mike wasn't going to have anything of that. He pushed between me and the car, jumped up and planted those big feet on the edge of the window, bared his teeth and stuck his nose right in the face of the bloke in the front seat. His growl clearly said 'Back off and leave my Mum alone, or you'll have to deal with me, mate!'

Sadly, we lost Mike in a house fire about 24 years ago.

R.I.P. old friend .. you will never be forgotten.

Now go to CAMERA CRITTERS and join in the fun.

23 comments:

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh poor Mike..he was a beautiful dog..

Sue said...

Beautiful pic of your old friend :)

Grammy said...

I am sorry to here he is gone. But glad he was there for you when you need him.
Have a great week
Grammy
Missouri, Usa

Noner said...

Love dogs who protect their people.

Sorry for your loss of him, it must have been horrible.

My CC is up at http://yummydown.com/rattitude/?p=167

Flo said...

Oh, how sad!! Mike was a beautie! He reminds me of my Rocco.

Mine is up over at Feathers,Fur and Fins

Tammy said...

Mike was a beautiful dog! I'm sorry for your loss.

Carolina said...

What a horrible way to loose your friend! I feel so sad for you.
Such a great dog!
Lovely post!

Bruce said...

Oh Mike...what a good boy you were. It's so nice that you'll never be forgotten:)

Norm said...

Mike looks so smart, handsome and adorable. Check out my camera critters here and thanks for leaving a comment.

June said...

Even knowing it's been 24 years, my heart hurt for you reading this.

Darla said...

Was a beautiful dog.

b13 said...

What a sad story. :( Love the picture though.

Dianne said...

what a beautiful boy he was!

Chris H said...

Beautiful dog... what a sad way to go.

Life With Dogs said...

What a lovely hero of a dog.

Julie said...

What a beautiful dog.

Jen B. said...

He is beautiful!

Sandra said...

I loyal pet is never forgotten.

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stephen terrence said...

rip mike all ways in the hearts of the hayward family what a sad day it was to lose a family member

Manz said...

He was beautiful! And brave!!

I just want to curse fires right now!! The fires in Victoria (Australia) have claimed the lives of over 1 million critters!

This is a fantastic photo to have to re-fresh the memory.

LadyFi said...

What a great dog - and great memories of him.

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Oh man! You are killing me with this one! I'm so sorry you lost your friend Mike.

We have Principessa Graziella di Lakewood. She's a black lab and our first daughter. She's 5 years old. We call her Gracie. I'm gonna share her with you on a future post!

Happy V Day! You are a sweetheart!