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Hi friends, I cannot believe today is one month that my sweet Teddy is gone. Tonight,  I pause and take a brief break from design, my shop, all things pretty and want to make it all about Teddy. There are good days and bad.  Some days I swear I think I hear him barking or convince myself that I can hear him trying to get my attention. I still find myself saving little remnants of meals for the “Teddy reserve” just out of habit. I still have his dog bowls exactly in the spot they have always been and just cannot bring myself to move them though I tear up often when I see them.

I get weepy just walking into my breakfast room and haven’t had a meal there since. I kiss his box of ashes every single day and say a little prayer that he is happy, frolicking and meeting and making all kinds of new friends (I have no doubt about that one). And yes sometimes, I even talk to him:)

We are having a party this Sat. and just knowing he will not be there to greet our guests as he always did makes me teary…he LOVED a party and got so excited with all the commotion and really lapped up the attention he got from everyone. He literally pepped up at the very thought that a party was about to happen, he could sense the energy in the home change, music got cranked up, food was all over the place, flowers were being put together….he loved every minute and the excitement was visible!

I can barely even look at my backyard without “seeing” him running around doing what he loved best. Almost everything in this house makes me think of him and this part is one of the hardest lingering aftereffects of his passing.

There are a lot of new norms that are really hard for me and I know all those are among them….I know this is a process and takes time. I know that so many of you have gone through this and have offered such sage advice and wonderful support. Cannot even properly tell you what that has meant. I read over the post I wrote announcing that he has passed away and all of your many many comments, as I read it, I welled up over feeling the love and kindness from so many I have never met.

My house feels very empty and pretty lonely without him in it. It was so hard when my youngest went to college and I realized I was alone then I looked and saw sweet little Teddy and knew I was not alone afterall. My buddy got me through that difficult adjustment, but boy when he left…..it really hit me. Hard.

I never expected the pain to run this deep…the sadness to come over me as fast as it leaves. I said it on that post on Sept. 8th that he will forever live in my heart and not a day will go by without honoring him in some small or big way. He was so loved and gave so much back to us. I will always feel like the lucky one to have had him in my life for 13 years.

He was such a good sport, embraced all the seasons with me, dressed up for the holidays even when he felt ridiculous in an ugly Christmas sweater, had to sport the silly Elf hat  or the corny “Rufferee jersey” I made him wear, lol…..he went along with my shenanigans like a real sport.  Today is a picture tribute to my most beloved Teddy….hope you are resting in peace my sweet boy:) Take it away Teddy…….

 

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That last picture melts my heart and really captures the essence of Teddy…..he was the cutest! Such a good sport, always hamming it up for the camera and ready for all seasons! Thank you for being by my side as I have gotten through this difficult month.

Never was I more grateful for the gift of my blog and later on my shop which has kept me so busy and fills my every waking hour. It’s been a blessing in so many ways, but to have it to keep me busy and focus my energies on has been a true godsend.  But,  of course the ultimate gift is getting to connect with so many of you from all around the world…for this I am most grateful. I know Teddy has crossed over that rainbow bridge and is having a ball!

And big news!! This was the perfect time to announce the presale for the “Teddy bowl”, many of you have been waiting and this was a labor of love. The presale just started Thursday morning! Click here to see.

 

Thank you for stopping in, wishing everyone a wonderful evening, please give your pets an extra hug today from me and if you don’t have a pet hug a loved one:) Until next time…….

And in the spirit of Teddy and all the wonderful doggies/pets out there, today and tomorrow all Staffordshire dogs are an extra 15% off!  Click here to see sale. Use code DOGSALE

 

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kathy bunge on

Oh, Tina! Am sending you another big hug & lots of caring wishes. How wonderful that you & Teddy shared such a loving, close bond. I am sure he is thinking of you & when you do hear him or sense he is near, I’m sure he is. Love is such a strong emotion; I don’t believe it ever ends. Please take care.

Michelle on

Awe, I’m sorry about your Teddy. I lost my Max at the end of July. I swear sometimes I think I see him and I talk to him everyday, he was my shadow.

Sharon on

God bless you. I always looked forward to seeing Teddy’s pix; he was an internet sensation!
We lost Onyx last Dec. 23rd. She had just turned 16 (pretty old for a black lab). I miss her every day! Hugs.

Kim on

Well I’m crying all over again! As I said in an earlier comment I lost my sweet Dexter 18 mos ago. It was one of the most difficult times for me. He was 16 years old and a beloved family member. It gets easier with time, but you will always miss sweet Teddy. I am thinking of you.

MissLindy on

Tina, my heart aches with you. I have lost many dogs and they were all so special. As Will Rogers once said,
“if dogs don’t go to heaven, then I want to go where dogs go”. Will, I am right with you.
LAS

Karenann on

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful pictures of your sweet, beloved Teddy. Your words make me appreciate my sweet Cocoa even more, as he is 12-years old as well, and I know it is every pet parent’s nightmare to have to say goodbye to their beloved pets. I’m sure Teddy will live on forever in your thoughts and memories, and it is so kind of you to share him with us as well.

MissLindy on

Tina, I really want to share this with you. I am not trying to make you cry. There is good reason that those precious being are know as “man’s best friend”.

FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVERY LOVED A DOG

Eugene O’Neill, a dog lover, wrote this extraordinary eulogy about his beloved dog Blemie when the dalmatian was nearing his end. I challenge you not to cry.

The Last Will and Testament of Silverdene Emblem O’Neill

I, SILVERDENE EMBLEM O’NEILL (familiarly known to my family, friends, and acquaintances as Blemie), because the burden of my years and infirmities is heavy upon me, and I realize the end of my life is near, do hereby bury my last will and testament in the mind of my Master. He will not know it is there until after I am dead. Then, remembering me in his loneliness, he will suddenly know of this testament, and I ask him then to inscribe it as a memorial to me.

I have little in the way of material things to leave. Dogs are wiser than men. They do not set great store upon things. They do not waste their days hoarding property. They do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value I have to bequeath except my love and my faith. These I leave to all those who have loved me, to my Master and Mistress, who I know will mourn me most, to Freeman who has been so good to me, to Cyn and Roy and Willie and Naomi and — But if I should list all those who have loved me, it would force my Master to write a book. Perhaps it is vain of me to boast when I am so near death, which returns all beasts and vanities to dust, but I have always been an extremely lovable dog.

I ask my Master and Mistress to remember me always, but not to grieve for me too long. In my life I have tried to be a comfort to them in time of sorrow, and a reason for added joy in their happiness. It is painful for me to think that even in death I should cause them pain. Let them remember that while no dog has ever had a happier life (and this I owe to their love and care for me), now that I have grown blind and deaf and lame, and even my sense of smell fails me so that a rabbit could be right under my nose and I might not know, my pride has sunk to a sick, bewildered humiliation. I feel life is taunting me with having over-lingered my welcome. It is time I said good-bye, before I become too sick a burden on myself and on those who love me. It will be sorrow to leave them, but not a sorrow to die. Dogs do not fear death as men do. We accept it as part of life, not as something alien and terrible which destroys life. What may come after death, who knows? I would like to believe with those of my fellow Dalmatians who are devout Mohammedans, that there is a Paradise where one is always young and full-bladdered; where all the day one dillies and dallies with an amorous multitude of houris, beautifully spotted; where jack rabbits that run fast but not too fast (like the houris) are as the sands of the desert; where each blissful hour is mealtime; where in long evenings there are a million fireplaces with logs forever burning, and one curls oneself up and blinks into the flames and nods and dreams, remembering the old brave days on earth, and the love of one’s Master and Mistress.

I am afraid this is too much for even such a dog as I am to expect. But peace, at least, is certain. Peace and long rest for weary old heart and head and limbs, and eternal sleep in the earth I have loved so well. Perhaps, after all, this is best.

One last request I earnestly make. I have heard my Mistress say, “When Blemie dies we must never have another dog. I love him so much I could never love another one.” Now I would ask her, for love of me, to have another. It would be a poor tribute to my memory never to have a dog again. What I would like to feel is that, having once had me in the family, now she cannot live without a dog! I have never had a narrow jealous spirit. I have always held that most dogs are good (and one cat, the black one I have permitted to share the living room rug during the evenings, whose affection I have tolerated in a kindly spirit, and in rare sentimental moods, even reciprocated a trifle). Some dogs, of course, are better than others. Dalmatians, naturally, as everyone knows, are best. So I suggest a Dalmatian as my successor. He can hardly be as well bred or as well mannered or as distinguished and handsome as I was in my prime. My Master and Mistress must not ask the impossible. But he will do his best, I am sure, and even his inevitable defects will help by comparison to keep my memory green. To him I bequeath my collar and leash and my overcoat and raincoat, made to order in 1929 at Hermes in Paris. He can never wear them with the distinction I did, walking around the Place Vendôme, or later along Park Avenue, all eyes fixed on me in admiration; but again I am sure he will do his utmost not to appear a mere gauche provincial dog. Here on the ranch, he may prove himself quite worthy of comparison, in some respects. He will, I presume, come closer to jack rabbits than I have been able to in recent years. And for all his faults, I hereby wish him the happiness I know will be his in my old home.

One last word of farewell, Dear Master and Mistress. Whenever you visit my grave, say to yourselves with regret but also with happiness in your hearts at the remembrance of my long happy life with you: “Here lies one who loved us and whom we loved.” No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you, and not all the power of death can keep my spirit from wagging a grateful tail.

Tao House, December 17th, 1940

lily on

The bunny ears picture was my favorite. I’m full of tears just reading and thinking that we too will soon be in the same situation with our beloved golden retriever in the near future. The hurt is so bad. They are dependent on us for food and care and yet give so much more in unconditional love. I wish I could know that their spirit was being taken care of somewhere as well as I would have-but where does their spirit go? I find it hard to process that they could be gone completely. Time. Time helps and the pain eases- I hope- for both of us.

Ann K. on

I am so sorry for your loss and have felt the same pain. Teddy was a very lucky dog, you gave him a great life.

elizabeth@pineconesandacornsblog on

Tina, I feel for you as do many who have lost a beloved pet. It is so very hard when we loose our companions. These little ones take up such a huge space in our hearts and homes. This is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful boy. It makes me smile when I see his face. I kiss my Munchen box too.

susan logan on

Thank you for sharing Teddy’s wonderful and funny pictures. It is just the hardest to lose our furry friends as they give so much and ask so little in return. I have always told my sweet dogs before they cross over the Rainbow bridge to send me another dog when the time is right. I never know when it will happen but each time they have sent me another doggie to love. I’m hoping Teddy will know when the time is right for you and will send you another wonderful friend to make many memories with! Thinking of you!

JoAnne on

We have had several dogs over the years but there is just something about Goldens. Our Josie is now almost 4 and knows and senses everything that is going on. Bring out a suitcase. She panics! Two years ago she was hit by a car in rural Maine. Fortunately they had just opened an emergency vet center. We got her there and stayed through the night with a 50/50. Even so sick the very tip of her tail would wag. For 6 months, every day, she was either inpatient or outpatient and is now totally fine. She is such a part of our lives and it is so hard to see what you are going through. My son says a dogs joy in life is to please his owner. Teddy was a master at that and you were very blessed.

Janet Evans on

All of us dog lovers share in your grief and love seeing these beautiful photos of your precious Teddy. What a darling companion and good sport. Sending big hugs your way xo

Fiona on

Beautiful post and tribute to your amazing Teddy, hugs to you as you go through this very sad time, loved all the pictures, made me laugh and cry at the same time, take care💕💞💕🐶

Marlene on

Oh Tina, I am in tears reading this for I really know how you feel. Teddy was a huge part of your family and for you and your family Teddy was a gift. Teddy felt the love and was in such a special family so loved and cared for. I so enjoy reading your posts, but your love for Teddy makes me realize what a wonderful person you really are to so many of us. Blessings.

Jacquelynn O'Boyle on

Gods love and peace be with you. Take all the time you need to heal.

Ellen on

Oh, Tina…My heart is breaking for you. I was in such pain when we lost our golden retriever, Daisy . Eventually we got our golden, Gracie ,now 10 years, and I know every day is a gift at this age. There is just something about a golden , they’re loving nature and loyalty ,that penetrates your soul. How blessed to have loved this beautiful creature so completely…Thinking of you and wishing you peace…

Gloria Guevara on

Aww beautiful story that brought tears to my eyes. Your Teddy was a beautiful boy! I’m also sad because my sweet Lucy (my 1 year old Shih Tzu) got a hold of an old AA battery and bit into it. She has chemical burns in her mouth. It breaks my heart to see her in pain! Pet owners, please protect your pets and be careful with your chemical substances and old batteries laying around your house. Dogs are like kids, they get into everything and they don’t know the potential harms.

Mirna on

Hi Tina, your post made me tear up again. I too am mom to sweet angel we rescued named Holly (a cocker spaniel). I put down my tablet and gave her big hug for you. Rescuing her was a God send for our family. Teddy was your angel and you were so lucky to have him. Please keep sharing pictures of him, I love to see his sweet eyes. Again, thank you for sharing him with us.

Wanda on

Beautiful tribute

Judy Walters on

Hello sweet Tina – thank you for sharing in such beautiful words how much that precious Teddy means to you. Your memories will help others deal with the losses of their darlings and to know it is a normal process even though it hurts so deeply. I imagine Teddy is watching out for you as he always did – missing you as much as you miss him – and waiting for the day you see each other again. And as you pointed out, in the meantime Teddy is making lots of new friends and telling them all about his precious mom, Tina. Love and hugs to you as I hug my Dash and Dot for you.

Jenny on

Teddy was well loved and I truly believe you will see him again.

Suzy on

What an absolutely regal Golden Retriever! He was handsome and knew it, but true to his breed, he was sweet natured, friendly and loved unconditionally. No wonder you have such an empty spot right now. Someday – no telling when – another sweetie will make a home in your heart. Smiling at the thought.

Mary Sosa on

Soon after we lost our family dog Dooney, a dachshund, I swear I would hear him barking outside like he did when chasing rabbits and birds. And often, when in bed, I swear I could SMELL him. Well, low and behold when I was cleaning under the bed, I found one of his blankets. Oh my, I hugged that blanket and cried like a baby! I stuck the blanket into a basket next to my favorite reading nooks so that I could enjoy a little ‘piece’ of him. Although his scent on the blanket has long since faded, at the time it allowed me to ‘gradually’ accept losing my sweet boy. Little by little, most of his ‘things’ have been removed from the house. I kept his last tennis ball (he went through them fast) and use it to tumble the clothes in the dryer. Sometimes, when I hear the ball bouncing in the dryer, I imagine him chasing it in the house…but now I smile! God Bless you in this difficult time. Teddy was a cutie and I love today’s post about him.

Nellla on

God bless Teddy! I am still sad to hear of his passing. With much love to you Tina

Cindy on

Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when my little cat died and I was more sad than I could have ever imagined. Like you, all I could do was remind myself of all the love we had shared and be grateful. My heart goes out to you.

Sheila on

There is nothing like the love for a dog, and the love of a dog. Goldens are the best buddies.

Rhonda on

I am so sorry for your loss of Teddy. Pets give us such unconditional love beyond compare. I lost my son 11 years ago on his 19th birthday to suicide. Several years later still grieving my son , a puppy came into my life. My Ellie, I believe was a gift from my son. She is 8 years old now and what joy and peace she has brought me. Sending love and hugs your way.❤️

Bonnie Kovacik on

How wonderful your words are that describe this beautiful animal!
Our pets are definitely family & they truly are a blessing in our lives!
May the days that lye ahead be healing ones!

Karol on

Hugs to you and I thought you might like my favorite saying concerning such a loss.

Every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog that comes into my life gives me a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all of my heart will be dog and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

Cam on

Dear Tina,
Thank you so much for posting this beautiful tribute to Teddy.
I have loved Teddy since I first saw him on your blog. Gorgeous Boy.
He was loved, and he found his heaven on earth with you until it was time for him to become your most cherished memory. He has a piece of your heart and nothing can take that from you.
I know this heartbreak you are experiencing. It is the worse feeling ever. The feeling of emptiness when you just want to put your arms around him and lay your face next to his one more time.
These low moments when waves of grief wash over you again and again are normal, when you love like this. I speak from experience.
I hope someday you can find it in your heart to give another little guy (or girl) a chance to be loved like only you can. You can never replace, but you can find that joy again
Best,
Cam

bettye jane klinger on

beautiful sentiments for such a special and loyal friend.

Mary Bogart on

Tina, I know how it feels. Our kids grow up and move to college and we find ourselves hanging with these fur babies. My girl means so much to me. She is with me every day and all day most of the time. They come to mean more to us then we had ever planned. I suppose love is never planned, it just happens. Teddy is equally blessed to have had you. From the pictures, it looks like he has a wonderful life! Hold tight to your memories. One day, you will be able to think of Teddy and smile more then you cry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs.

Eileen on

When my cairn terrier, Daisy, died, I swear she was still sitting in the corner and I would turn my head and just miss her sweet face. What a giving personality she had. I’m so sorry for your heartache about Teddy. Time will soften the ache, but it will definitely take time.

Beth Brace on

Tina, A big hug to you on this day. Teddy is in your heart forever and I miss by Abby daily. It does take time and I still look for her out my kitchen window to my garden. Hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend.

Kathleen on

Dearest Tina, bless your heart!! Every time I see a picture of your beautiful Teddy, I tear up. Everyone who has loved and lost a precious pet knows how you feel and grieves with you!! Thank you for these beautiful bowls. I know it must bring up memories that are bittersweet as you prepare to offer them in your shop. I am so excited about getting one for each of our sweet pups.
Thank you and God bless!!

martha bryan on

Oh Tina,
It still hurts doesn’t it? We lost our 17 year old golden, Rocky, in May, the ‘missing him’ thoughts are still here, just not as crippling, I keep thinking how fortunate I was to know such a sweet boy- that helps.

Bobbi Duncan on

I so love the letter Miss Lindy sent you; the way humor was interspersed through the sadness reminded me that our beloved pet children do exactly that…bring us laughter on even the worst of days. I think that is one major reason we miss them so…such unconditional love. Time eases pain but you never forget, and Teddy would never wish for you to. Hold tightly to all those memories as they are his gift to you. Sending big hugs.

Jenni Toebben on

The photos really give an idea of what a wonderful dog Teddy was. I have had the same pain before, and it is terrible. Hugs.

Carmen on

Sorry you have lost your sweet friend. May all your lovely memories sustain you in your grief and, in time, ease your hurt. Thankful you had such wonderful years with your Teddy.

Lois on

Sweet boy, sweet joy. Thanks for sharing him with us.

Lucyannmain@gmail.com on

He is a real beauty

Diane Myers on

Our pets are a large part of our family. They love us unconditionally and are always there for us. You have such wonderful pictures and beautiful memories of your life with him. You were blessed to have him and he to have you. May those good times comfort you. The grief will recede in time but not the memories and the joy he brought you and your family.

Marsha on

Each one of us who has loved our beloved dogs as you have knows exactly how you feel. My FiFi is right by me with her beautiful little pink sparkly collar on top of her little box. We talk to her throughout the day and say goodnight to her too. Teddy had the best best life that God allows dogs to have. He’s waiting for you in heaven, at the Rainbow Bridge, running and playing with all the others who have passed on, living life as a young, happy puppy. Tell him his Auntie Marsha loves him too.

Missy on

I have prolonged leaving any commentary regarding the loss of your beloved Teddy. I am sobbing right now as I write this. The loss of Teddy is so profound because it is apparent that the love you had for him was also profound. He is interspersed with your children growing up, the family get togethers, the seasons passing, and the memories of every holiday. It’s been a year and a half since we had to part with Aspen, our 16 year old Siberian Husky. The grief lessens with time, but to this day we miss her dearly. When I saw your post, it brought a flood of unbearable sadness. To have provided Teddy with such a loving and happy home will hopefully give you some comfort. Thank you for sharing your love for him with all of us. We all benefit from the treasure that comes from having a lifetime of memories that can’t be replaced. May his loving spirit live on in you….

Karen on

When I lost my dog I thought I would never get another one. I can tell you the only thing that made it better was getting a new puppy 3 months later. Good luck.

Susan Osborn-Sanders on

Dear Tina; You are the Best Mommy….And every day you spent with Sweet Teddy he knew that….He knew how much he was loved….He loved you, and his family….He had the Very Best Life:::::What a Lovely, Lovely Life. Thank you for sharing your boy Teddy with us.

Chris Roberts on

I feel your pain , I had to put my Bentley down a week after your Teddy .
I keep going to give him and kiss and of course he is not there . I miss him terribly .
What a wonderful gift they were to us
Love the pictures of Teddy

Janet Cole on

What a wonderful tribute to your sweet Teddy. I don’t see any need to move his bowls at all…much love from Texaa

michele@hellolovelystudio on

I hope Teddy found Bella Luna right away. Your beautiful and heartfelt post makes me miss her all the more. Those 8 pounds of love changed me forever. I wish I could dry your tears. Be gentle with yourself when the grief washes over you like a wave and know love is stronger than death. xox

Susan Kayden on

Beautiful tribute to your beloved Teddy. I will give my Airedale, Ruby, an extra hug tonight.

Jacqueline Corso on

I love the photo of your sweet boy when he’s wearing the bunny ears. It’s always a comfort to look at photos of and talk about our “furry” children. I hope there will come a time when you will be ready to bring another dog into your life. It won’t diminish your love for Teddy, it will honor him. I have always enjoyed seeing Teddy’s photos when reading your blog.

Carool de Groot on

I’m sure he is in heaven Tina!
looking down on his wonderful loving family……..
Bless you….

Carool

Shirley on

I certainly love all of the beauty portrayed and shared by you on this blog but I have found your love for Teddy ( and clearly his love for you) to be, by far, the most beautiful. There are never any words for such a loss. Wishing you healing and comfort.

christine on

Oh, Tina, My heart melts for you. I lost my dog, Nana, a Collie St. Bernard mix, 4 years ago, later, same day my last granddaughter Araya was born, and it was one of the saddest days of my life, but I have always felt bad because thou Araya was born, I was so sad. Utterly. But Araya is such a love, somehow I connect them, because Nana was such a love. I still tear up thinking about Nana, but then Araya comes to visit and the world is alright again. Hopefully you will somehow connect the love you had for Teddy with some great joy. It makes it better. Promise.

Jan on

Dear Tina,
So many know your pain and hope to help you as we share our sories. We all rejoice in the joy our wonderful animals have brought to us, it gets somewhat easier with time…. well, kind of. You will hear the barking for years, and continue to pause when you try to keep the scraps for their special treats. Enjoy thse moments and let it bring a smile to your heart. It takes a really long time, and I am not sure if we will never shed a tear. These wonderful canine hearts have made our hearts more caring and full of joy. They have taught us so much… we are so very lucky to have had them in our lives. Let’s keep the good memories flowing… Sending you strength and joy.

deborah bowker on

Like I have said before, your blog is the first one I go to in the morning and I always looked forward to seeing Teddy.I think anyone that follows you fell in love with him.Everyday when I open up your site I feel the loss.
My favorite picture is the one with the bunny ears.
Thoughts to you and of course Love to Teddy.

Debbie

Sharon on

Tina, Teddy commanded a very majestic feeling in many of the pictures of him (especially outside), along with silliness in some and sweetness overall. The darkness may never go away but it won’t be this heavy…. Thankyou for sharing these magnificent pictures of your Teddy.

Eva on

Tina,
I have decided that dogs are just another way of God telling us how much we’re loved. He gives us such a naturally beautiful world to enjoy and being a devoted dog lover, I later came to the realization that the unconditional love a dog gives is just another example of God’s comfort. I also believe we will be reunited with these loving animals in heaven one day. That gives me peace and makes me smile!

Susan Haidon on

Teddy Bowls are very unique. Definitely will make great xmas gifts. Enjoyed your past memories and pictures of Teddy. I think it’s time to search for a second companion. I know Teddy would want this for you. Maybe another retriever or how about a blonde labradoodle? Have a great week!❤️

Susan Minahan on

Tina, I am so sorry for this difficult loss. How lucky was Teddy to be so loved throughout his life!

Calypso in the Country on

I can feel your heartbreak coming through your words. He was a beautiful boy and will always be a part of you. Take care, Shelley

Meg McDonough on

Dearest Teddy – wherever you are:

You have touched our hearts and emotions and you will always be fondly remembered. Your loving Mama Tina has captured so many of your smiles, playtime in the snow, wearing the cutest bunny ears and hats – what gentleman doesn’t look dashing in his cravat. You had us at Woof. As we air-kiss our Kitty Chester of 15 years and gone now 3 long years ago next week on October 10th, we love him all the more for he, too, gave us love and companionship right back. We will always have his love and affection with us forever… and so shall you, Tina, with your sweet Teddy. He sure knows how to ham it up for your pictures. Keep his dinner bowls where they are for he will stop by when you least expect it – it’s the way of remembering and still loving our dearly departed pets.

Meg & Roger McDonough, Sarasota, FL
LuxuryHospitalityConsult.com

Donna DeMarino on

He was special.

Elaine Civera on

Hi Tina,,,
Every time I read your post about Teddy I cry. I can relate to everything you said. My heart still aches for my boy Maxwell. I’ve had 4 dogs and he out of all of them was my heart. It also took me a long time to move his bowls. There are times I accidentally call his name.
The most comfort you can allow yourself now is all the wonderful pictures and memories of him and knowing he is pain free. That was my biggest consolation.

Again, I feel your ache,,,you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elaine C.

South Shore Decorating on

Tina I’m so sorry for what you are going through and my heart breaks for you. You are so lucky to have had such a beloved pet, and he was certainly one lucky guy to have you ❤️

Nat on

Dear Tina,
Thank you so much for this beautiful post and for sharing your wonderful pictures of Teddy !
Sending you love.
Carlotta

Fran W. on

A lovely tribute to Teddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Miller on

Sitting here in tears. I too have a buddy, Angus, my Welsh Terrier who will be 14 this coming Thursday. He was 10 when I became his mommy. We have a great rescue program and that’s how we got to be a family.
As you know, being 14 is pushing it for most dogs which scares me big time. Angus has some medical issues but are controlled with medication. He also is a good sport in tolerating being dressed in many outfits. I love this little guy so much. I have great compassion for you Tina and your grief. Teddy will always be in your heart but this doesn’t spare you of feeling his tremendous loss. So sorry.

Vickie H. on

I am a little behind on catching up with your recent blog posts and this one has me weeping with sadness for you and the loss of Teddy, once again. He was AMAZING! I look at those pictures and his sweet spirit just flows out of the screen and directly into my heart. While I have gone through this type of loss many times in my life, each one is different each time, in it’s own way, but haunting and terribly painful, nevertheless. Time is your friend….hard to believe, I know….He was an ever-present force in your life for a very long time. Your gut-wrenching grief is a testament to the power of the love you shared. Hugs to you as you continue to try to move forward. I know it is just so awful.

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