Our beloved beagle mix (although the vet said he was full beagle), Colonel Mustard crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 14, 2023.  He was only 6 years young and his loss was very sudden. If you look in the dictionary for the word sweet, you’d likely find a picture and description of Colonel Mustard or The Colonel or just Colonel.

Colonel came into our lives on July 16, 2017, about 1 month after we lost our 13 year old rescue, Macy (also an AFH alum).  In fact we went to see him at the adoption event because the name intrigued us.  When we saw him, it was love at first sight.  Colonel had been a stray and was at a kill shelter in rural Virginia when AFH came to his rescue.  Two weeks later, he had his forever home with us.  At first he was shy and unsure of everything but with some training and buckets and buckets of love, he grew to be the best dog ever.  He was pretty quiet unless the ambulance or fire engine went by and loved his walks (his nose never left the ground).  He also just loved to snuggle and chill.  There was never a person or other creature he did not like and everyone loved him.

Colonel was also a frequent flyer.  Upon the birth of our first grandchild, we started spending extended time in San Diego.  He was a great support animal and charmed everyone in first class.  Our grandkids (now two of them) loved to play with Colonel and he had his best girlfriends on both coasts.  I cannot tell you how many people were touched by that sweet, loving boy.

Although he is gone too soon, we are so grateful he was in our lives.  Thank you AFH for rescuing him and bringing him to our home.

We will always love and miss you sweet boy