Saturday, January 14, 2012

Goodbye Pepper

April 26, 1996 - January 12, 2012














We'll miss you.

119 comments:

K.Line said...

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

KID, MD said...

Oh no, Debbie! I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

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

Joy in Palmland

Kris C. said...

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

NadineC said...

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.

Pam from South Australia said...

My thoughts are with you.

gwensews said...

Sad. So sorry.

Kimberly said...

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

Sharon said...

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

BJ in TX said...

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

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sorry to hear that your beloved dog has passed on.

Audrey said...

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!

Anna said...

What a great time your Pepper had. So sorry.

Lynda Sewing and other things. said...

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

Linda T said...

This saddens my heart. Take care.

Jilly Be said...

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

DanainDFW said...

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.

Salla said...

I'm so sorry!Take care.

Claire S. said...

I'm so sorry !

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear. I am so sorry.

~Bev

shams said...

Sorry to hear that, Debbie!

Shayla Sharp said...

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

Riesie said...

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

Stacie said...

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

marysews said...

Hugs to you. I like the pictorial tribute.

Arlene said...

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

gMarie said...

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

Andrea said...

So sorry to hear, Debbie. Such great pictures!

Teddylyn said...

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

Jane M said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Sherril said...

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.

Sewfast said...

Hugs to you...

Anonymous said...

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

Kay said...

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.

Anita said...

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

waikikimum said...

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

Tina B said...

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.

Mel said...

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

Mel said...

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

Sew-4-Fun said...

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

Mae said...

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

Claire (aka Seemane) said...

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

Lilian said...

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.

Summer Flies said...

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.

Vicki said...

Oh that is so sad. Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

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

Sewing Geek said...

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

KathyS said...

So sad. :(

Bunny said...

So sorry, Debbie. Lovely photos.

tootallulah said...

So sorry Debbie, lovely tribute to pretty Pepper.

Yvonne Bennett said...

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

Shannon said...

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

Sheila said...
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Sheila said...

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"...

Carol said...

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.

Cosmos said...

My sympathy on the loss of dear Pepper.

Sew Lady Sew! said...

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

threadless said...

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

Mom (Míriam) said...

Oh! That's really sad...

Lisa & Jason said...

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

Elaray said...

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

Gorgeous Things said...

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

patsijean said...

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

Lori said...

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

meredithp said...

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!

Peter Lappin said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Angela said...

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

Lisette M said...

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

Mary said...

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

Jodi said...

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".

Carolyn S in Texas said...

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.

Laceflower said...

my condolences on the loss of your beloved furbaby.

Nancy K said...

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

Junie said...

Beautiful girl, so sorry.

kathy said...

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.

Johanna said...

So sorry... thanks for letting us know.

Valerie said...

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

Heather said...

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.

The Hojnackes said...

So sorry for your loss.

Goodbye Valentino said...

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

patti said...

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

Olivia said...

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.

Marjie said...

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.

Seraphinalina said...

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

Janet said...

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

Darla in PA said...

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

Nichole McCormick said...

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

lazysubculturalgirl said...

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.

Carol said...

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

Saralyn said...

:-(

velosewer said...

Hugs to you.

ACorgiHouse said...

I'm so very sorry, hugs.

fourkid said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Marie

Rebecca Grace said...

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.

laura said...

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.

VictoriaR said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

lmb09 said...

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

Sewbehind said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Nancy said...

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.

Reethi said...

I'm so sorry!

Anonymous said...

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

birdmommy said...

So sorry for your loss.

Rose said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Debbie Fox said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Fran G said...

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

Sue said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

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.

tina said...

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

AlaskaBerninaGirl said...

So sorry <3

AlaskaBerninaGirl said...

So sorry <3