Homegrown in Memorium

Today marks the passing of Stella the Dog, a Staffordshire Terrier/Australian Shepherd mix and my great companion, just two-days shy of her 15th birthday. Stella is noted in Homegrown lore as the dog who, in 2000, destroyed one of the first two official Homegrown kickballs roughly 30 seconds after Starfire arrived at Chester Park and tossed the newly purchased balls onto the field. She spent most of the rest of the day carrying its carcass, occasionally thrashing it about.

In memory of Stella’s remarkable spirit I humbly request that members of the Friday and Saturday night teams take the field this Saturday under Stella’s motto:

Carpe calcitrant pila!

Smart as she was, that dog never could get her Latin declensions right.

12 Comments

baci

about 7 years ago

Sorry to hear about your loss Tony. We always knew you were coming ahead on our creek hikes b/c we heard you doing your Brando impersonation, "STELLA!"

brian

about 7 years ago

Sorry, Tony. Always tough, even when you know it's coming.

Tony D.

about 7 years ago

Chris, not just Brando, but young Brando....

Swan

about 7 years ago

Tony, sorry to hear this. I loved Stella despite all her quirks. Your dogs have had great taste in choosing a human.

emmadogs

about 7 years ago

I am very sorry on the passing of your beloved Stella.  She looks like she was a beautiful, sweet, spirited, and much loved dog best friend.

Tony D.

about 7 years ago

Thanks for the kind words, folks, and any that follow....

hbh1

about 7 years ago

Awww, man. Sorry Tony. You've had enough losses for a good long while.

BadCat!

about 7 years ago

Very sorry to hear that. The loss of a good dog is a hard thing. You will still have many good memories of Stella, and if the Rainbow Bridge exists, someday meet her there.

FranceneStarr

about 7 years ago

I am sorry Tony. What a cute dog! I never had one, but know how hard it is to lose a pet (cats), even when they are old...she had a fabulous life, obviously. (and @ Badcat!--I am counting on that Rainbow Bridge!)

Claire

about 7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss, Tony. You have had quite the year.... Cute little dog too.

Paul Lundgren

about 7 years ago

Similar to how several Homegrown bands played a George Jones song to honor the recently departed country singer, this dog performed a Stella tribute at the kickball game.



Fortunately, it happened after the game instead of before, because I think that was the only ball.

Tony D.

about 7 years ago

Fantastic!

Thanks again for the kind words, folks.

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