Saturday, May 30, 2015


Scruff, a terrier cross of some sort,
August 1998 to 29th May, 2015.

She came from the Lost Dogs Home at about 3 months old. She was almost black as a pup:
But her furry coat became grey as it grew longer.

She didn't gnaw on bones, but she loved to bury them - thus this dirty snout:
She needed regular hair-cuts, and as dirt stuck to her fur she needed more bathing than the other dogs.

She enjoyed the beach:
And relaxing on the couch:

She made me laugh when she jumped to pick persimmons and eat them:

In her later years she became deaf and almost blind. She followed Merle around:
She was very lost when Merle died two weeks ago. 
Today she was buried beside Merle at Lal Lal.
Merle's grave on the left, Scruff's on the right, with tree-stump markers.


  1. Oh Vireya, how very sad..I am so sorry to hear about Scruff, and so soon after Merle too. 🌺🐾

    1. Sorry I can't reply by email, Dianne, but thank you for your comment. A few tears have been shed around here!

  2. Such sad news, and so soon after Merle.

  3. How very precious our pets hard to say farewell to their presence but wonderful to have the happy memories. I am glad Dot found you.

  4. Oh so sad; but they had wonderful lives with you...happy doggie dream memories...hugs, Julierose

  5. So sorry to hear of Scruff's passing, treasure the memories and Merle and Scruff are now together playing among the clouds.

  6. Oh no. Words can't really help, I know, but I really feel your pain. I am so sorry for your loss. What a dear little dog Scruff was. I like to think that Scruff and Merle are together again. Hugs.

  7. So sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you.

  8. Such sad news about Scruff. She obviously gave you much joy during her long life. Your last photo immediately reminded me of the last painting in McCubbin's Pioneer triptych. A lovely resting place.

  9. So sorry to hear about Scruff but so nice to know two great friends are next to each other, with all of you.

  10. So sorry to read this's always hard when they pass away, as our pets are part of the family.

  11. So sorry for your loss, fur babies steal our hearts away,leaving a big hole when they are gone