Missin mah Doggie


It will be four years since our family doggie of 15 years left us in the comfort of our home.

It still feels as if a light permanently went out.worried

I can not help but feel that those who never tasted the love of an adoring pet are sooooooooo impoverished for it.


“If there are no dogs in Heaven,
then when I die I want to go
where they went.”

Will Rogers


“Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit,
you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
Mark Twain


There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Bern Williams


My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.

“Can’t find God in the usual places …
churches, books or preachers’ faces?
Keep on searching and don’t give up,
You may just find Him in the eyes of a pup.”
Richard C. Call

Gee. I think I really want a Pomeranian.

Should I get one? (Will ya walk her and watch her while I go on vacay too?)bat-eyelashes
What say Y’all?


29 Responses to “Missin mah Doggie”

  1. PatriotUSA says:

    Dogs are truly one of the best friends we can have. AJ is right here
    beside me as I work. He is the editor of Patriot’s Corner. He works
    cheap, love, food, water, cookies and LOTS of walksies. We lost our
    last dog on Dec. 26th, 2007. It was very rough. Her last act was to lick
    my face as I held her in my arms as she was put to sleep. She had
    Cushing’s Disease and lived for much longer than she was expected to.
    I am sure she did so out of love and loyalty. I would rather trust my dogs
    than most people we know. I so sorry for your loss.

    I know dogs go to heaven. God has shown me and it is always with those
    I have known well, and lost. family and friends. Dogs are both, for sure.
    The day I am unable to have my dog(s), then i will know it is time for
    me to be called home.

  2. Always On Watch says:

    Love that quote from Will Rogers!

    Losing a beloved pet is losing a member of the family. We miss them when they’ve left this world.

    Right now, my oldest cat (Dusti — age 13) is showing signs of kidney trouble, one of the age-related problems most common in cats over 10 years of age). I know the sad day is coming. Dusti hasn’t been with us long enough!

    Indeed, our pets are never long enough with us!

  3. Subvet says:

    When my second wife and I divorced the two family members I missed most were my three year old son and the dog. Pets really grow on ya.

    Go for the Pomeranian.

  4. Christopher says:

    Hiya Angel, I know the feeling of missing a family pet (member really).

    Both my dawgs Bailey and Riley are with me right now and like your choice but ask me to lobby you to get a Lab :)

  5. Bunni says:

    Ahhh, Angel, your Doggie Angel looks so sweet.
    I had a yellow lab too.

    I love all your animal quotes. One good part of Heaven is we’ll all be reunited with our animal family, and they are little angels now, watching out for us.
    Have a blessed Sunday, and stay cool, I’m sending some nice fresh air your way.

  6. slamdunk says:

    I hope you do get a new friend–and sorry that you are sad about your previous loss. My English Springer and I grew up together and it was difficult to lose her back in 2006. A few months ago, the kids wanted a dog and so we picked up a 2 year old 75 lbs mix from the local humane society.

    It has been different but good having a four-legged pooch around again.

  7. Debbie says:

    You can’t go wrong getting another dog Angel. We had to put 3 dogs to sleep within a 12 month period, we were heat broken. Four weeks later we went out and got our sweet Penelope the Beagle, the absolute sweetest dog ever.

  8. Katie says:

    Don’t do what Obama did and get a pure breed, go to the pound and give a good, lovable mutt a pardon. They are the smartest dogs in the world!

  9. Brooke says:

    You should absolutely get another doggie. Although it wouldn’t replace the one you lost, a house is not a home when it’s missing four paws, wet noses and doggie kisses. :)

    I agree with Katie; a pound dog is the way to go. It’s almost as if they know they’ve been given a second chance!

  10. proof says:

    I’m sorry, but a big fuzzy rat got in front of your Pomeranian picture there. Maybe you could post another picture? : )

  11. William Stout says:

    I have had many dogs, but the best by far was my last. He name was Baron and he was a Great Dane. The breed usually lives only about 5-6 years, but he made it past 10. There is a special bond that develops between a dog and his master and only when that bond is dissolved enough into a pleasant memory for me can I get a new friend. As for if you should get another dog or not Angel, I say let your heart guide you to the right decision.

  12. Layla says:

    Hun I would watch your doggie anytime, anyday, and you would have to watch me, I might snatch it! Just kidding about the later. I love animals and I have had both dogs and kitties and they are all God’s creatures.

    This post is bitter sweet for you, but me also. My parents two weeks ago on Saturday put down their Bischon of 15 years. Topper was adorable. My little sister named him after an old movie out of the 30′s or 40′s that she saw named “Topper.” That dog would not like anyone, not even removed family, he tried to bite me. But my Dad in his wisdom, back when I was still living in Chicago gave me some of Topper’s doggy treats and told me to feed him. I did and we were best friends ever since. I took his death hard. My dad had him cremated and my aunt gave my parents a stone to put on top of the burial site in their yard, but not yet. They have a memorial on Topper’s chair and with his picture on top of his can of ashes and when I call off skype it looks like he is really there. I feel so bad for them. Once my son flew out to visit them and Topper who did not take to those he did not know loved my son, that was a first and my dad said it was because Topper could smell my sent on him so he loved him like he loved me.

    I wish people would love unconditionally like Jesus and our best friends–doggies!!!

    Hugs and sorry too busy to come by as often, school you know….


  13. Matt says:

    Sorry for the loss, Angel. Our pets are our best friends.

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  15. Layla says:

    :) One long day. Humble sorries! :)

  16. silverfiddle says:

    What a post… I love how our dog can just flop down on his back and sleep away in the middle of the floor.

    Dog people are always willing to watch others’ dogs and treat them like their own when friends travel.

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  18. Mustang says:

    I love dogs, but I’m working on a theory. I think they’re all democrats. Now wait, before you ban me … We feed our dogs, don’t we? And then we take them out. And we bathe them. We buy them toys, and chewy things. What do they do all day? They sleep. They play. They eat. They drink. And who pays all the taxes on this stuff? We do. Also, have you ever noticed how dogs are always starting trouble with various ethnic groups, such as cats, squirrels, and other dogs NOT of their color? I have three dogs; I’m sure two of them voted for Obama but I just can’t prove it. So anyway, that’s why I think dogs are democrats.

  19. Carol says:

    a pastor told the kids that animals did not go to heaven-my son was devastated–
    “Mom–he said with crunched face and tears in his eyes-”Pastor says that General will not go to heaven..”
    ‘Oh Really-I said-if heaven is supposed to be a BETTER place – than there will be horses-dogs – cats and all the other animals–because – if they are not there-I don’t want to go either- how about you _______.” He smiled in relief and nodded…
    I also had a ‘conversation w/ the pastor!

    Great post – my friend…

  20. z says:

    Yes, you SHOULD get one. I miss my two cats so much, especially after losing my Mr. Z….they’d have been a great comfort now, but the second of them went 5 years before, at 20 years old.
    It’s wonderful that you remember your precious dog and I recommend getting a new one…that white Pomeranian’s a beaut! Let us know!

  21. jadedfellow says:

    Just do it!

    Nothing like sum puppy loves to make a body feel good.

  22. Karen Howes says:

    You’ll never hear me trying to talk anyone out of giving a poochums a good home, Angel.

    Poms are generally nice dogs, but I’d suggest researching any breed before getting one of it. I thought I might like a Rottweiler till I did some digging and found out that it’s NOT a dog that would fit my lifestyle.

  23. Michael says:

    I feel the same way about my childhood dog, a cockerspanial,and my cats – of which two have passed away. There is, with me anyhow, that I like more about pets than I do about people. Perhaps their loyality,and lack of judging you. THey just love who you are.

  24. cube says:

    I don’t know about getting a furball pom, but I definitely think you are due for another dog. I can’t imagine how hard it would’ve been for us to lose our beloved Dax without having Elke to help us with our grief.

  25. KarL M says:

    What makes someone irreplaceable is just that…
    Cherish the memories of your special Dog and allow those thoughts to bring a smile to your face each day…just for her…and you.

  26. Angel says:

    Thank y’all from the bottom of my heart!! :)

  27. MK says:

    You should definitely get another one Angel, i’m sure she’d want you to have another 4-legged friend.

  28. Nili says:

    Thank you! We just buried Cody a heinz47 that looked like a big sheepdog. She suffered with bladder cancer, but right to her last day she was the perpetual puppy. Her last physical act was to come over to me and put her head in my lap. She looked up at me and cried–I knew it was her last day. Your post brought me tears and therapy.

  29. radar says:

    Next time you plan on being near Chicago, come on over and hang out with our dogs! My beloved Jack died almost exactly one year ago but Faith and Chloe are very loving animals to good people.

    Absolutely get another dog. Make sure you have a friend with a dog and that the two dogs become buddies so you can dogsit for each other on vacations.