Cyndi: Farewell, Barkley. Most of you guys won't remember remember him. He was before your time.
Percy: I remember meeting Barkley. He was a pup trapped inside a local mill being torn down. The building was inside a locked gate, but the foreman at the time helped Jan rescue him. She brought him home and the local Humane Society helped with his vet bill.
Cyndi: And then Jan found him a home. He had a large fenced area to run and other dogs to play with.
Percy: Jan used to visit him occasionally, but after her old car died, she had no way to go by. Mr. Doug would often see him, so she was aware of how he was doing.
Cyndi: Mr. Doug called today to tell her Barkley died this morning.
Percy: He did have a good life. I'm sad for his loss and also because at that time the Funny Farm was in it's heyday. You and I, Cyndi, are the only funny farmers left from that era.
Cyndi: Do you remember how jealous angel Sam was when Jan brought Barkley home? He was so afraid she would keep him. Sam always had to be the center of attention.
Percy: I understand Barkley was a good dog. He once lived here for a few days, so it's only right he should have a memorial post.
Cyndi: I know so many believe in the Rainbow Bridge. We don't, but if we did, wouldn't it be ironic if Sam was the one to meet Barkley and show him around?
Jan: Sorry, we're still on hiatus. I have been unable to do much of anything for a while and need more time to get back on my feet.