|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1989|
|Death: ||Nov., 2002|
Zeke, The Beagle, Hoffman (Ezekiel of Lincolnshire) was a wonderful dog and pet to our family.
Oh the wonderful stories of the "things" you got into... Baking Cocoa (we still don't know how that happened), cinnamon rolls, beer at Mom's 40th surprise b-day party from the drippy keg on the porch, jolly ranchers that we discovered "buried" around the house for YEARS (yes, truly - years), batteries & rolaids (in the same day of course), hand lotion, tupperware coasters...and I know the list goes on.
And of course the amazing feets (sp?) of carrying a relatively heavy log to a "pile" of your own - this log was about 3 feet in length and maybe 4-5" in diameter. It never once dragged on the ground when you "hauled it". You were a true lumber jack and was so strong when you were tugging at that medium size tree we removed out of the brush in the backyard, sure wish I could find that photo. The times you would howl if the doorbell rang or too many rings on the phone that the machine was going to answer - we had 2 answering machines and two doorbells.
And don't forget your honesty. When we'd come home and you discovered "trouble" by the wits of the "devil beagle" as we joked - you knew you were in trouble as you'd hang your head as low as possible and sit on the step landing. You knew it was wrong, but your instinct overcame you...how could we EVER get mad at that?
Car rides! Boy did you love to go on a ride to pick me up with Mom when I worked summers at the miniature golf course...or time to tag along with dad to the lumberyard...or a fishing meeting...and as you became more "mellow" you discovered you could cuddle with Ashley who you allowed to do things to you that not even I could get away with. You were so tolerant of her as a baby and young child.
Soccer! You loved to chase the soccer ball in the backyard - so long as it didn't stop moving. Sometimes you'd catch up with and you were running so fast - you'd run right over it! And how you always dreamed of getting more than one tennis ball in your mouth at the same time. I'm sure by now the rainbow bridge friends have taught you that trick.
Zeke, you are loved and missed by all. Truly a beagle of strength and loyalty who will be remembered by many! Rest in peace you gentle soul.
Specifically: Buried on Family Property
Created by: Jennifer Hoffman
Record added: Sep 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41891760