Saturday, January 14, 2012

Goodbye Pepper

April 26, 1996 - January 12, 2012














We'll miss you.

119 comments:

  1. Oh, so sorry Debbie. That's incredibly hard. But what a beautiful tribute.

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  2. It's so hard to let go of a beloved family member. I'm so sorry.

    Joy in Palmland

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful photo tribute - you can see how very much she was loved.

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  4. Ohhh, I'm puddling up here...so sorry for your loss. I'm sure, however, that Pepper had a wonderful and loved life, but still sad for you and yours.

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss of Pepper. She obviously had a happy and well-loved life.

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  6. Another one puddling up, so sorry for your loss, beautiful photos.

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  7. Awwww - I'm SO sorry to hear this. I just knew something was wrong when you didn't post this week. Sad for you.

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  8. Sorry to hear that your beloved dog has passed on.

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  9. I am sorry for your sadness. What a wonderful tribute of photos. I really loved watching your sons change over the years with Pepper! I have two sons and it made me smile a little and cry a little for all of the years that have passed. The journey of life has some difficult times...this is one of them. Sorry!

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  10. What a great time your Pepper had. So sorry.

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  11. So sad. I know every time we've lost a dog, I've sobbed for days.
    Will keep you in my thoughts.

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  12. This saddens my heart. Take care.

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  13. ::sniff:: What a cutie. Thank you for such a lovely pictorial tribute :)

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  14. So sorry - it's so hard to lose a pet who has been a family member for so long. I hope that very soon memories of Pepper will bring a smile to your face rather than tears. Hugs.

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  15. Oh, dear. I am so sorry.

    ~Bev

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  16. Stars and I send hugs from Oregon. Our thoughts are with you.

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  17. Oh, so sorry. It's heartbreaking when they leave us.

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  18. I'm so sorry! Hugs and positive thoughts your way!

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  19. Hugs to you. I like the pictorial tribute.

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  20. Oh, no, I'm so very sorry, Pepper was obviously very much loved :(

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  21. Oh Debbie - I'm so sorry. I know how you are missing her and hope you are doing okay. g

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  22. So sorry to hear, Debbie. Such great pictures!

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  23. So sorry--but what a wonderful life she had. The pictures say iy all...

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  24. Oh how sad tot you but wonderful memories you made with Pepper.

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  25. So sorry. It's so sad to lose a furry family member but what a touching tribute to such a loved little dog.

    Elaine in California

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  26. It's hard to lose a family member, even when they're of the 4-footed variety. I'm so sorry Pepper is gone, I know you must miss her. Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos.

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  27. Debbie, So very sorry to hear this news!! I can't imagine your sadness! We have only had our little dog two years and I hate to think when something happens to him and you had your little Pepper for almost 16 years! Thoughts and prayers to you and your boys, Kathryn from Kansas

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  28. what a beautiful dog. I'm so sorry for your loss. You've had too many of them the last year or so. I was worried about you when you hadn't posted for a week, but I wasn't expecting the loss of a family member.

    Please know that I, along with your many online friends and fans, will be thinking of you as you grieve.

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  29. What a truly lovely tribute to Pepper. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  30. So Sorry for you and your family Debbie. Sending good thoughts your way.

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  31. I dread this day; it comes to all of us with beloved pets. Pepper was clearly a wonderful pet who loved you dearly, and who you loved and cared for. Thinking of you and your family.

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  32. Pepper will wait at the Rainbow Bridge for you and your family. I believe this with all my heart.

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  33. Pepper will wait at the Rainbow Bridge for you and your family. I believe this with all my heart.

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  34. Oh! :( I'm so sorry to hear this. I bet the boys are taking it hard.

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  35. Sincere condolences to you and your family. It's a difficult time, but your tribute shows what a happy life Pepper had.

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  36. Oh, Debbie I am so sorry for your loss :( . Beloved pet's are like family memebers aren't they?.

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  37. I'm so sorry for you loss. It's so sad to have to say goodbye to a pet you love so much.
    But you just know this is gonna happen one time. I hope looking back and thinking back of all the happy times you had with Pepper will soften the blow a bit.
    But still...it's hard.

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  38. I'm sorry for you and your family. I love little dogs and Pepper looks a treat! I bet you had the best of times together.

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  39. Oh that is so sad. Hugs to you.

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  40. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our pets are indeed our furry children and they enrich our lives so much.
    Chris B.

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  41. I am so sorry, Debbie. Losing a furkid is horrible.

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  42. So sorry, Debbie. Lovely photos.

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  43. So sorry Debbie, lovely tribute to pretty Pepper.

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  44. My sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear furry one, Pepper. So very hard. What sweet pictures!

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  45. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. Goodbye, sweet Pepper dog.

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  47. Its so hard losing a furry child and send my sympathy. Just remember "She came, She barked, She conquered and left a trail of Beautiful Memories"...

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  48. Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear about Pepper passing. Losing a beloved pet is extremely hard. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  49. My sympathy on the loss of dear Pepper.

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  50. My condolences. A loyal dog is the finest of friends.

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  51. So sorry for your loss Debbie. My heart goes out to you x

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  52. So sorry. My heart hurts from the thought of losing such a sweet friend.

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  53. Such sad news. The pictures show very clearly that Pepper was a well-loved member of the family.

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  54. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about Pepper. The hardest thing about having pets is saying goodbye to them.

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  55. So sorry about your loss, Debbie. We will miss Pepper too.

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  56. So sorry for your loss, Debbie. Wonderful photos showing how much Pepper was loved.

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  57. So sorry for your family, Debbie, but what a great photo tribute. Obviously, Pepper had a very long, joyous life and was very well-loved!

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  58. Debbie, Michael and I were so sorry to read about Pepper. Lovely photos a beautiful dog!

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  59. Beautiful tribute to your much loved little dog- I am so sorry. It is so hard to let them go.I know this is so difficult to deal with. Hope the sun will shine again and you can smile at the good memories that were made. mssewcrazy

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  60. SO very sorry... I have tears in my eyes looking at the pictures. ((hugs))

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  61. So sorry. Pepper had a long and happy life. Take care.

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  62. I'll be thinking of you-I am sorry.

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  63. What a rich life she led and it is a tribute to your love that you feel her loss so deeply. "We never so much own a dog as they own us".

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  64. Carolyn S in Texas12:11 PM, January 15, 2012

    Debbie,
    What a beautiful tribute to Pepper! Our furkids have a way of leaving footprints in our hearts. Be comforted by knowing that she had the best Mom and enjoyed a wonderful life--the photos show a well-loved family member.

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  65. my condolences on the loss of your beloved furbaby.

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  66. I am so sorry Debbie. Your photo tribute is lovely and charming.

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  67. I was seriously missing my Stitches & seams posts only to find your next post a requiem. I am that sorry about your dog dying.
    Touching tribute.

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  68. So sorry... thanks for letting us know.

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  69. So very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Pepper through your photos.

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  70. Aw, I'm sorry to hear, Debbie. Pepper seemed like an entertaining pup. I sure got a laugh out of some of the pictures. What a great tribute to him.

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  71. Debbie - So sorry to read about the loss of Pepper. I once had a Pepper and will be thinking of your and your family.

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  72. Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about Pepper. Hold on to those wonderful memories!

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  73. I am so sorry! It is a really big loss to lose a beloved pet! I am thinking of you at this most difficult time.

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  74. I am so very sorry. We've been in the same place, very recently. It's hard to lose someone who was a best friend to your children and you for so long. Hugs from afar.

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  75. I am sorry to hear, it's hard to lose a family member. Those pictures show a wonderful life.

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  76. Pepper really had special times with you and your boys. Take care.

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  77. Debbie, I'm sorry to hear about your little friend. They are so special to us. The photo tribute was nice.

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  78. Oh, Debbie, so sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories. <>

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  79. Sorry to hear about Pepper. The photos of her with your boys are particularly poignant. If it's any comfort, she clearly had a wonderful life with you and was loved a great deal.

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  80. I'm so sorry to hear about Pepper. I'm thinking of you.

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  81. So sorry. He had a long and loving life and your photo testimonial was lovely. I think it is especially hard when we see how important they were with our children. I like to think there really is a Rainbow Bridge. http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/rainbowb.htm
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  82. I am sorry for your loss. I know how difficult this can be. It was obvious that he was loved.

    Marie

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  83. Oh, Debbie, I'm so sorry. My sister just lost one of her dogs a few weeks ago, too. Our furbabies bring so much joy into our lives, and rip a hole in our hearts when they leave us. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

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  84. I'm so sorry about Pepper, it's hard to lose a family pet after so many years. I loved the pictures, especially the sandy beach one.

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  85. I am so sorry for your loss. It looks like he had a good life of getting and giving much love.

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  86. I am so sorry for you and your family, Debbie. Pepper lived a long life..... proof that she was well-loved and well cared for.
    Thanks for the lovely photo tribute.

    Eve in Montreal

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  87. This is such sad news Debbie, I know your and your family will miss Pepper very much, please accept my sympathy.

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  88. So sorry for your loss. Clearly you gave Pepper a wonderful life!

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  89. So sorry, Debbie. I'm sure you have a "Pepper" sized hole in your heart. Very nice photo tribute to see Pepper and your boys growing up together.

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  90. Oh no ...How sad. It is a beautiful tribute. Pepper had a wonderful life. But I know how hard it is when they leave. I hope you're doing okay.

    Lise from Québec

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  91. Debbie--So sorry for your loss; it's so hard to lose them, after everything they come to be to us. Thank you for sharing your remembrance of Pepper with us.

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  92. Debbie, so sooo sorry. From a fellow dog lover (and first time poster, long time lurker) in Wisconsin.

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  93. So sorry for your loss.

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  94. Pepper obviously had a wonderful life and a loving family. I feel your pain. I'm sorry.

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  95. I'm so sorry to hear about your sweetie. Dogs bring so much to our lives.
    Kitty

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  96. Oh Deb, I am so sorry...Pepper looked like a sweet, loving little dog. Your heart must ache so. I am sending you hugs and hope that all your memories of your little friend are wonderful.

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  97. It's obvious that Pepper won the "people lottery" when she got to come and live with your family. You gave her a great life - never forget it's the little things we do every day for the people and animals we love that are the true measure of our lives. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photo tribute. From JulieG in snowy Seattle, a longtime reader of your blog

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  98. How heartbreaking! So many "Pepper" moments and memories.

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  99. Debbie,

    You have had so many changes in your life this past year (or two) and have handled them with grace. I am sorry that Pepper died. This dog was a happy, loved, impish member of your family. My sympathies to you and your loved ones.

    Sue

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  100. Beautiful pictures! My heart aches for you and I'm happy to know whe had a good life!

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  101. Debbie..I am so sorry for your loss. Our pets are wonderful friends and "members of the family"...my thoughts are with you during this sad time.

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  102. Debbie, So sorry for your family's lose. I hope you are well. Miss your postings.

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