In Memory of Bleu Wentworth

Our Bleuberry… October 31, 1995 – July 9, 2008.

“True Bleu, Scooby, Pumpernickle, Snicklefritz, Poppyseed, Boo, Baby Bleu”,among many goofy nicknames and even goofier songs we would sing to him…

He was more like the Secret Service guys than the President… he kept everybody here safe and sound… nothing slipped by this guardian-of-good.

Bleu chose us in January,1995, when we lost our Wink(11)… Cosmo, Wink’s son(2) was confused w/ out his dad… We went to the Humane Society in Atlanta and when we walked in, Bleu started jumping at the cage door as if to say, “where have you been? I’ve been waiting for you!” … people around us actually thought he was our lost puppy… we took him home on the spot. On the way home, the sunroof was open, and as the sun shone on his shiney black he’d, it reminded us of the blue patch on Superman’s hair in the comic books, and he was automatically “Bleu” (the French cheese slant was a “foody” twist)…

Cosmo was so accepting of his new friend, and being the laid back lab he was, he let Bleu be the little alpha soldier of the house… All the kids, even the kitties, through the years loved and counted on him…

Elvis, Kracken, Spike, Harley, Louis, Grace and Cookie dough… We lost Cosmo exactly 2 years ago on July 10th, 2006.   Then there was Couper… they had a touchy start, but Bleu eventually took him under his wing and taught him everything… except how to bark…

We’re still working on that… we’ve decided that Bleu did all the barking when it was needed, so Couper didn’t need to bother. Couper is struggling with this sudden change in his life, he really was dependent on Bleu, but his brother, Henry, and Uncle Jack are helping us all through this.

Many, many thanks to our “family” at Cumberland Animal Clinic,all who always treat our kids with respect and love… especially Dr. Sid Tison, who so gently and lovingly sent him to Peace. Also, to our wonderful circle of friends, thank you for loving Bleu and being there for us…

And, the amazing people at Pet Dreams, Kevin and Jane,… couldn’t ever imagine a kinder way for all of us to experience such a devastating loss… they are the very best!

The day Bleu passed, these two passages were in my daily devotional:

“My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever” Psalms 73:26

“Today, implore God to mend your broken heart, to tie it back together with His loving hands”

Bleu, goodbye for now, keep Heaven safe and we’ll be seeing you again… love you, Mommy and Daddy