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Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

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Puppy and Angry Bird

When I scheduled my a Doggy Christmas post yesterday, I never imagined that I would soon be turning around and writing a post about having to say goodbye to our beloved dog.

Mommy and Puppy

You see, this sweet pup entered our lives at 6 weeks old shortly after D and I were married.  He’s been my constant companion and shadow through good times and bad times.  He was my dog, and he went pretty much everywhere with me.

Munchkin and Puppy

We were blessed with many years with our precious boy.  He loved to explore with us and just spend time with us.  The Lord provided for us on his final day.  Munchkin received a call saying her volunteer work at the stables had been cancelled for the day, so she was able to spend time with him.  At the time of the call, we didn’t know it would be our final day with him.

Spoiling Puppy with treats

He woke up unable to move, so we made him as comfortable as possible.  We loved on him and spoiled him to the best of our ability.  Tears… lots of tears… tears were shed.

My Puppy

Last night, I had no sweet pup at my feet.  After 14 1/2 years, my feet were cold because I didn’t have my furry friend resting his head on them.

Sweet Puppy

I found myself waking up multiple times during the night as is our normal routine.  You see, I’ve been lifting him up onto the bed and carrying him up and down the stairs for a while now.  As he got older, he had to go out more frequently.

Saying Goodbye

In time, a new routine will be found.  For now, I clean, wash blankets and towels, pick up doggy toys and grieve…

Sleeping Puppy

Goodbye, our sweet boy, thank you for the many years of comfort, love, and companionship.  You are dearly, dearly missed.


  1. (((hugs))) to you both as you grieve. It’s so hard. When Silk died after being with us (or at least my husband at the start) for 21 years, it felt like we’d lost our “first born”. I completely understand… and I’m praying for peace this Christmas as you miss your furbaby.
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    December 15, 2011
  2. I am so sorry for your lose. It is so hard to loose a beloved pet.
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    December 15, 2011
  3. Pat

    I am so sorry it was your boy’s time to take his next journey. My heart goes out to the three of you… may you find peace and joy in your hearts this season and beyond as you hold years of cherished memories close.

    December 15, 2011
  4. (((hugs)))

    We’ve lost a number of beloved family companions. It never gets easier. Praying for comfort and peace for your family.
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    December 15, 2011
  5. Amanda Starr
    Amanda Starr

    Oh I’m so sorry!! You can tell he was loved and will be missed He was a beautiful dog!! I know it’s hard to lose a beloved pet and family member, more so around this time, so I hope your family can find some piece in your hearts.

    December 15, 2011
  6. Karen

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I cried as I read your post, knowing how hard it is to say good bye to our pets. We have said good bye to several dogs and cats over the course of our family life, and it is not easy. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, that God will help the grief and hurt heal into good memories. Warmly, Karen ~smile~

    December 15, 2011
  7. So very sorry. We lost our first pet at around the same age and the same circumstances. It’s so hard to say goodbye to our loved pets. Praying for you.

    December 15, 2011
  8. I’m sorry for your loss. We lost our beloved 13yo dog 2 weeks ago, so I understand.
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  9. felecia

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Pets are wonderful and we sure do miss them when they are gone.

    December 20, 2011
  10. Lynda

    Rest In Peace, Sweet Boy. Heather, I am so sorry our pups mean everything to us. Know he’ll always be with you. God bless.

    December 20, 2011

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