Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pepper, We Will Always Love You



Our beloved dog, Pepper died yesterday. She was 14 years old. Her mother was a black lab, her father was a springer spaniel and Pepper was 100% Angel. Words cannot express how much we all miss her.



27 comments:

Bill Evertson said...

Karen and I were very saddened to learn that Pepper passed on. We hope the void in your lives will be filled with the fondest memories of the joy she brought into the world.

One Red Horse said...

One of lives greatest gifts is a good dog and their passing is one of life's greatest heartbreaks. Your photos show how treasured Pepper was. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kate said...

It's always hard to lose a good dog - my sympathies to you and your family.

the7msn said...

Victoria, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful and faithful companion. Special hugs from all of us here.

jane augenstein said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved dog.
~Jane and Gilly~

billie said...

Big hugs for the loss of the beautiful and beloved Pepper. Her spirit will stay with you always.

Esther Garvi said...

Sending you the biggest hug all the way from Africa! Am so sorry for your loss!

Night Owl said...

Oh I'm so sorry victoria, not much else i can say hugs to you all.

Trée said...

My heart wants to hug your heart. I have never found the right words to say in a time of loss. From the pictures I can see that Pepper was loved and lived a good life. I wish you the peace of knowing you loved as much as one can love and I have a feeling if Pepper could speak, we would hear the same sentiment.

Lori Skoog said...

Victoria...I'm so sorry about Pepper. It makes me think about all the dogs that we have had and lost. As sad as your family is now, I am sure having had her as part of your lives was well worth it. Unless you are a true dog person, it is difficult to understand the quality, peace, loyalty and love they can bring to your life. I know that you have worried about her for a long time. You did everything possible to give her a good life.

lucky kachina dancer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can tell from your photos that Pepper was both loving and loved.

Strawberry Lane said...

So, so sorry about Pepper. The greater the love, the greater the heartbreak. They come into our lives as a blessing, and when they are gone our grief is comforted by the warmth of their memories.

M. C. Valada said...

I am so sorry to hear about Pepper. She clearly had a long and well loved life. Dogs are truly members of the family and they leave a space in our hearts.

We got Sheba's ashes on Saturday, and now she sits on the mantle. She'll be joined by the others when we get our stuff and move back into our house.

Mikey said...

Oh gosh, I am so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a member of the family like that. I know exactly how you feel. She was a beautiful dog and I know you will miss her tremendously.

C-ingspots said...

Victoria, I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Pepper. She was beautiful. 14 years doesn't seem like a long time to us, but for a dog, that's a good, long time. She was obviously very much loved, and quite pleased with her life.
My most sincere sympathies to you and your family.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Victoria,
I'm so sorry to hear about Pepper. She was such a sweetheart and I know she loved you all as much as you loved her. My sympathies to you and your husband and daughter and mom. I know how much she will be missed and the grief you all must be feeling right now. Hope you get through this with the wonderful memories you have of the times shared with this wonderful family member who has left her lasting impression on your lives and hearts.

deejbrown said...

Please be comforted by the strength of your own compassion and tenacity in supporting Pepper through the final months of her wonderful life.
I am comforted to know that a dog as sweet as Pepper never knew neglect or cruelty by your hands and lived as long as she could have before going over the Rainbow Bridge.

detroit dog said...

So sorry, Victoria. (big sigh.)

Sending good thoughts and wishes for you and yours, including Pepper.

Pony Girl said...

So, so sorry. Take the time to grieve. She sounded like such a special dog, and she lived a blessed life with your family. Warm thoughts going your way!

Paint Girl said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Pepper!
Dogs bring so much joy into our lives. Words can't express how it feels to lose a wonderful companion. I lost 2 dogs at the same time over a year ago, it is the hardest thing to go through!
You are in my thoughts during this difficult time!

jme said...

oh, victoria, i am so sorry to hear about poor pepper. she was such a sweet, special girl and i know how much you must all be missing her. but i'm glad she got to spend her days with a family she loved and that loved her so much in return. [[big hug]] from me and all the critters.

Blackfeatherfarm said...

"The best place to bury a good dog is in it's owners heart."
One of my favorite quotes, but sadly only thought of in times like this. You will always miss her, but I hope you take comfort in knowing how much she was loved, and how much she loved you.
Pepper had a sweet life, people to love and trust, who loved her. Thats the very best we can do for our dogs.

smellshorsey said...

What a gift she was to you -- and you to her.

I'm so very sorry. Fourteen years is a long time for a dog, but not nearly long enough. Grieve on. You will feel better because you did allow yourself to grieve.

Gecko said...

So very sad to hear this news Victoria, as cliche as it sounds I truely believe that she is in a better place, free from pain and doggie worries.

Thinking of you and your family today.

rebecca said...

I have two dogs that I love more than life itself. I can empathize with your loss. I've lost three and each time I say I want no more because the pain is too intense once they leave us. But, there I go, and get another one. They are beautiful, loyal creatures and you miss and cry for their unconditional love.

Je said...

Victoria,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand that Pepper was an important part of your family. I do hope you find healing and joy in your good memories.

Jessica Bram said...

Victoria,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand that Pepper was an important part of your family and will be missed. May you find healing and joy in her memory.