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Goodbye Good Friend.

1997 – 2012.

24 thoughts on “Goodbye Good Friend.

  1. More than a paw print left behind but the memory in our hearts forever. My heart goes out to you and your family – sorry you had to say so long to your sweet pup.

  2. I’m so sorry. I know how hard it is. I lost my 15+ year old bichon a few weeks ago. I still cry daily.

  3. Dearest Chris,

    Wishing you and your family solace after the loss of your family member. Good thing is he/she had fifteen years of life with LOVE. When my Mauzie, the black & tan short hair dachshund died she was only 12½.
    Hugs to you,

  4. Chris, I am sorry to hear of your loss. A dog becomes part of the family, and it is a very sad day when they eventually die. I will pray that you and your family find a sense of peace and thankfulness at having experienced the love that your dog provided for you.

  5. Barrymore was a very good dog indeed.
    I’ve got no doubt that he enjoyed every second he shared with you. He must have considered himself the luckiest one, for he lived in an amazing place with the best people. for him there was no wasted moment because of you.
    All my love to you.
    I’m sure your home will be a wonderful shelther for new friends who will guard you and share our time.

  6. Thank you all. It’s been a rough morning and your thoughts, comments and prayers are very much appreciated. Mrs. E., the children and I miss him horribly.

  7. Chris,
    I remember when Barrymore joined your family. It was only the the three of you then and his antics, energy and just being a dog, seemed to be a perfect addition to your growing family. I always enjoyed giving him a good scratch and he always reciprecated with a lot licks and snuggles. He made me want to get a dog.

    My thoughts are with you, E and your children.


  8. I am so sorry for your loss. There is such an incredible bond between dogs and their families, impossible to describe but always understood. There is that wonderful line from Willie Morris’s My Dog Skip,
    “They buried him out under the elm tree, they said. That wasn’t totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.”

    God Bless you all-

  9. So sorry for your loss. I’m sure that like Major, he was “Born a dog, but died a gentleman.”

  10. Irving Townsend said: “We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle…”
    My heart goes out to you and your family.

  11. I have a Jack Russell who looks just like yours, broken coat, coloring, etc. they all look somewhat alike. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Dogs become like our children. It’s hard to think of now, but you can love another as much as you loved this one. Everyone needs time though to mourn the pasting of a dear friend.

  12. Sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sure he had a wonderful life.

    Although he can never be reproduced, will you get another?

    Best wishes.

  13. I’m so sorry. I started tearing up the moment I saw your posting. My condolences to you and your family, our pets really do become family.

  14. Thank you all. Today I visited his groomer to have me taken off the appointment reminder list. They teared up. I had to leave. He left behind many friends and fond memories.

    Our allergist has asked for a year’s moratorium between dogs to see how the children’s allergies react. That will determine our future pet.

  15. Chris,

    That is the cutest dearest dog ever! I am so sorry for your loss. My cat Buddy died one year ago. I still cannot “go there” in my mind. But I do think about what he added to our lives (lots of laughter). He was our gentleman in the fur pajamas, gallant, proud, loving. He actually use to embrace us. We have a new cat, Molly, and I am warming up to her after a few months of suspicion. One can love again…


  16. we lost our Georgie 3 years ago at 17! (she was a small corgi mix)

    My husband had so much pain in his face; I will never forget! (I so hope you don’t listen to the “allergist”; your family needs another dog…….to fill (my husband’s words) “the hole in your hearts”! There are so many wonderful dogs in the shelters…..(record-breaking numbers) There are rescues for almost every breed and even “mixed breeds”! Both of our ‘lifesavers” are from a rescue of “corgi mixes”! (forepaws.com)

    What a wonderful story of a beloved dog. Thank you!

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