It hurts my heart to write this, but after 17+ years of raising hell on this planet, my little GirlScout has passed away.
Scout came into my life in 2006, and I've shared some of my happiest memories with her. We've hiked, traveled to new and exciting places, chased each other around, and spent countless quiet hours together. I loved (love!) her with all my heart, and it made me so happy to know she was in the world.
I helped raise Scout for 11 years fulltime. When Scout's mom and I went down our own separate lifepaths, we all remained good friends, and I am certainly grateful for that. Scout went to live with Anna, but I was able to continue taking Scout with me on my long walks up in the hills regularly, up until I could see Scout wasn't able to manage anymore physically. Even then, I'd stop at least once or twice a week on my way out of the canyon to pick Scout up and walk with her around the neighborhood.
Scout's mom, Anna, is a much better writer than I am.. so I've included Anna's Oh-Bitch-U-Wary for Scout below.
Run wild and free, little Goo. I love you forever!
In memory of Girlscout Mimi West, The Greatest of All Time
11/30/2005 - 4/8/2023
The GOAT, the legend, my heart, Girlscout Mimi Banarama West chose April 8, 2023, to zoomie across the rainbow bridge, aged 17 years, 4 months, 9 days.
Girlscout is now scarfing the pot of cheddar at the end of the rainbow, grabbing her wings at the pearly gates, and… piloting her basketron chariot straight into hell.
“I’m going on a mission to shame the devil by freeing all the naughty terriers trapped in the crates of Hades” the Welsh Terrier said.
Also known as Scoutee, and answering to nicknames Goo and Muffin Top, this girl lived the healthiest, happiest and naughtiest life pawsible on this earf! Her many proud moments include:
”Girlscout, I am so blessed to have shared more than ⅓ of my life with you. I would not be me if not for you, little girl,” Scoutee’s mommy says. “I’m proud of you, not worried. You are going to charge into hell and bite the devil’s butt until he says sorry. Thank you for spending your life with me. I love you furever.”
A Tollgate Terrier, Girlscout was born near Denver, Colorado. Referred to by the pawfect litter name “The Little Bitch,” (in contrast, her sister was called “Sweetie”) she was adopted by Anna West of Salt Lake City at 12 weeks old. She is survived by mommy (Anna), cockatoos Burd and Burdadette, Todd, Argos, mommy-in-law Nancy Zachary, polyamorous hubsand, Keeper, and a village of people and animals who love her. Girlscout was met today on the bridge by her brudders, Cowboy, Armor, Loki, Buddy, Louie, and Airebear sister, Mimi Sue.
In lieu of flowers, we request that you raisie a bowl of water in a toast to Wales, eat until you almost frow up, skip the top step, and pee someplace inapawpriate (peeferably on your hooman’s pillow).