All Dogs Go To Heaven

Saturday, January 26, 2013


I spoke earlier this week about difficult decisions, but sometimes decisions are taken out of your hands. Yesterday we said goodbye to Tuppence, at 22 it wasn't a surprise, he had a long and happy life, seven years of it living with us, but it doesn't make it any easier. My family home is now a pet free zone, there are no patter of footsteps to greet me as I come in, and although I have 2 wonderful dogs of my own I had so many amazing years with this wee guy I'm finding it difficult to adjust. At the end of the day, all we can focus on is the love that we had for this wee guy, the silly games, the cuddles, the laughs we had when he sneezed and banged his head against the floor. We used to joke that Tups was the dog that death forgot, how much I wish that could have been true. So give the animals you love an extra cuddle tonight, because no matter how long they are with you, it is never enough. 

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10 comments

  1. I am so sorry:( I don't have a dog but I do have a hamster. It's my first pet and it was given to me by boyfriend on my 21th birthday. I sometimes think of the fact that someday she will be gone and it makes me want to cherish her even more. I guess that pets are like babies. You can't know how much you are going to love them until you have one. So I think the lesson here it's: love your pet; no matter how small or how big they are, they become part of the family. And most of the times they are your best cure for broken hearts, sickness or your best friend that you want to share your happiness with.

    hugs and kisses

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  2. I'm so sorry, Alice! *goes off to give Gizmo an unwelcome cuddle*

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  3. So sorry to hear about your beastie :( Losing a pet is so difficult. Thinking of you <3

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  4. What a wonderful life and a precious baby. I am so sorry for your loss, Alice.

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  5. Adventureswithcupcake26 January 2013 at 19:35

    I am so so sorry  :( Losing a dog is the most upsetting thing ever :( I have been there and done the laying on the vets floor with arms around them for the last moments. It's awful to have to come to that decision. 22 years is really an incredible age for any dog or pet for that matter but it will never make goodbyes any easier.  Hope that your own pups manage to at least keep you distracted and are being cuddle buddies for you xx

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  6. Awww sorry to hear hun, we lost our last family pet last year, its so sad :( xx

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  7. Typical 90's child...27 January 2013 at 08:07

    awe, poor guy, 22 is an amazing lifetime for a dog though!

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  8. omg, i'm so deeply sorry for your loss. It is an inexplicable pain when you lose a pet. I'm happy to hear he had a long happy life though.
    Cheers.

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  9. I'm so sorry to read this :( He looks like such a sweetie

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  10. really sorry, losing a pet is so hard.  Wow, 22 is up there!  looks like a sweetie!

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