Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Uncle Frisco!

Salutations all! I have been gone again for quite some time. It’s not exactly done on purpose, but the less time my human spends typing on the computer…well the more time she spends with me, and I can never turn down a good game of tug or a fabulous ear rub, or my favorite…a butt scratch!!!

This post comes with some sadness, so I warn you all to please cover your humans eyes so they don’t have to read what I say. The two legged ones are just so emotional, then their eyes water…and we have to pick up the pieces.

Last week on March 25th, 2009 my Uncle Frisco passed away. Instead of focusing on his cross over to the rainbow bridge I would like to take this opportunity to talk about the greatness that is a Frisco. After all, if it weren’t for his awesomeness my human would have never gotten the bigger version of him (a Welsh Terrier)…which is me!

My Uncle Frisco was retrieved from San Francisco as just a little guy, my human was in the 5th grade and was counting down the days that she would get to see him. Apparently, she wanted to name him “Buddy,” but thank dogness my human’s human had some sense and gave him the more fitting name of Frisco.

The first night they had him, they stayed in a hotel which was of course a no-dogs allowed type of place. Luckily, the human and company were able to get him in for most of the night, until my Uncle needed to make a tinkle. My human’s Mom zipped him up in her jacket and took him out to do his business. On the way back to the room, one of the hotel people walked past the human’s Mom and of course Frisco being who he is, popped his head out of the jacket to say hello. Due to his ability to ignore the rules – he was kicked out of the hotel room, and forced to reside at another hotel with my human’s Dad.

Frisco spent many days in Arizona as the greatest family addition. He flew over dinner tables and grabbed chocolate cake in a swift manner, he escaped through every open doorway looking for his next adventure, he left gifts (treats) in the briefcases of his human’s boss, and once peed on a “house guest” whom he must have known was not welcome. Most importantly, though was his amazing ability to comfort any two legged in need of some dogly loving. Theraperizing humans was a gift of Frisco’s, something I don’t think I will ever be able to hold up to, but darn it!!! I will try! When my human had her tonsils taken out Frisco snuggled her butt, basically healing her with his powers. Simply amazing he was.

After 13 ½ years Frisco brought more light and laughter into the home of my human than I thought was doggly possible.

I guess the best way to put it, is that Frisco – the best Uncle ever, was the symbol of family – plus a fuzzy goofball!

We love him very much!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley


Chef said...

Bease!! It's so good to hear from you. I'm glad you're back at your blog, although I wish you had better news. I'm so sorry about your Uncle Frisco. He sounds like he was pretty amazing and gave your family lots of joy. Those are pretty big paws to fill but you're doing a great job of it - you're amazing too! Being an amazing dog is hereditary, ya know.

Thirteen and a half is pretty old for a dog. So Frisco had a good long life. That's something your family can be grateful for.

We love the part about him peeing in the brief case and on the houseguest. What a character!They say that kind of mischief is hereditary too... good times ahead for you, Bease!

Please give your Mama and her Mama and all the family big hugs from us.


Kess And Her Mama said...

We missed you. What a beautiful tribute to Uncle Frisco. He obviously lived life to the fullest and was very much loved.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mr. T!
Thanks for sharing your tribute to Uncle Frisco.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Faya said...

Oh Beasley I am so sad for Uncle Frisco ! He was very handsome and looks so kind....
Take care of your human and please don't wait another 3 month to give news....
Kisses, Faya

Tenkiller Airedales said...

Hi T-Bone!!! So sorry to hear about your Uncle Frisco. We've had a few losses here as well.... we know how much it hurts to lose our loved 4 legged fur-kids. Our hearts go out to you, your hooman, and grand-hoomans. What a great tribute you have given him. I bet you can fill those big shoes he left behind. I have a feeling that he has trained you well. We love you Beasley....

Apache and the tribe....and Mommy Sherry

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so sorry to hear about your Uncle Frisco, Mr. T-Bone Beasley! He obviously was much loved and had lots of great adventures! We will look for his star tonight!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Abby said...

Hi, Beasley..

I'm sooo sorry about your Uncle Frisco...Sure sounds like he was one amazing guy...

We missed you...Please take some time off from playing tug & stuff & visit us more...

Abby xxxooo

Deetz said...

Oh My Goodness Gracious, you are back...I thought maybe you had ran away on an adventure without me or that maybe you had saved up so many farts that you ended up on another planet or something trying to get to my house....Thank God you are okay! I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle Frisco..It is very sad when they leave us behind. I missed you brother man...I think about you all the time. Sharkie has taken over all the toys, but its okay. I hump his head whenever mum and dad are not looking and say "take that, sharkie"....bol.....
Deetzy Boy

Meryl said...

I raise a paw in salute to the passing of a true fellow terrier. Safe journey Frisco....

--Moe the Welshie

the 4 Bs said...

hi Mr. T-Bone! we're very happy to hear from you, but sad about Uncle Frisco. we are very sorry for your loss. he sounds like he was a wonderful pup and your family is going to miss him a lot. it sounds like he had a great life and they have a lot of wonderful memories of him. and now they have you to make them happy. be sure to give your mom lots of special licks and tail wags and play with her a lot.


JB's Big World said...

Bease! Bease, missed you!
Great to see you back on a post, but so sorry to hear about your uncle Frisco. You had a great role model in him, and he had a good long life.
Purrs to you at this sad time, and hope you won't be gone so long next time.
--JB, Chester and Bear too

Joe Stains said...

We are very sorry to hear about Uncle Frisco. We are glad to hear from you, but we wish it was under better circumstances.

Kirby said...

Hi Bease, I'm so glad you are back and blogging. I missed you buddy. I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Frisco. He looked like a wonderful Airedale. I loved the stories you shared about him, nothing is better than remembering all the wonderful times. Hugs to you all!

Your pal,

Asta said...

MR T BoneBeasley
Youw twiboote to youw unkel Frisco was touching and wondewful. I'm sowwy he had to leave, but he leaves a legacy of love and laughtew in his wake, and someday you'll all be togethew again. Frisco was a handsome much loved boy..Hewe's to his tewwiewific Life!!
Smoochie kisses
pee ess my vewification wowd is UNKHE..isn't that stwaange?

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Mr. T-Bone Beasley,We are so sad to hear about your Uncle Frisco's journey to the Rainbow Bridge. We know you must have loved him, as who wouldn't love a bouncy Welsh fellow!? Tell Amy we send our sympathy.
Maybe we'll see you at the Tucson meet this month.
AireKisses & WelshieHugs,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey mate, sorry to hear about your Uncle Frisco. Sounds like he was a real special part of your life.
You obviously loved him heaps.


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

What a great tribute, Mr. T-Bone Beasley! Uncle Frisco was a great doggie to take care of your family for such a long time and we know you will all miss him a lot! He left some really big paws for you to fill, but we think you are up to the job!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Fred said...

So sad for your loss! What a nice tribute you gave.

Lacy said...

w00f's, ahhh Mr T, uncle Frisco, looked like he wuz one cool pup...i am sure u will miss him...he prolly playing bitey face wiff angel lacylulu now..

b safe,

Stanley said...

Hey, Bease Beast!

Sounds to me like your Uncle Frisco was a dog among dogs, and a goober to boot! Glad your hooman had him to train her on proper dog appreciation. Looks like he did his job well! My girl wishes she could give your hooman a hug, and I'd give her a big soothing goob smooch!

Run like the wind, sweet Frisco!

Goober love & smooches,

Niamh said...

Your uncle sounds like an amazing, wonderful guy. I know you and your family will miss Frisco like crazy. Thanks for sharing your great memories of him.

Your friend,