Sunday, May 27, 2007

Louie 12/1/95-5/26/07

He was the best dog. Happy.
So affectionate. Tolerant.
The best traveller.
A mighty swimmer. An awesome retreiver. Even a good babysitter.

A house without a dog is a home without that daily reminder to be affectionate, to greet each other with total enthusiam, to love each other unconditionally. We're going to have to try to remember that without Louie there be a constant reminder.
I'm trying to put his things away, but I'm having a hard time with this. Joe suggested we put his bowl up over the cupboard where we can see it. When we saw this bowl years ago we knew we had to have it...Life is good....because that's the way Louie saw each day.


Old House Gazette said...

I've done the same thing. When P.K., my cat of 15+ years died a couple of years ago, I put her food dish on my bookcase. It's a reminder of what a great cat she was, and how happy she was.

I'm sorry for your loss. said...

I am so so sorry for your loss.

Georgetown House said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about this. It's never easy, and we're going to be facing it soon with our old man Max. Thanks for sharing these pictures and your memories of him with us. I hope that all of your wonderful memories helps to lighten your grief.

Andrea said...

I am so sorry - you can tell from your pictures and words that this was a very beloved member of your family.

We just lost our sweet little beagle so I know a little how you must be feeling. It brought tears to my eyes to see Louie's bowl up on your cupboard.

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willzmom said...

So sorry about your beloved Louie. It is heartbreaking to lose a pet, they live so much just for or attention and love. I also saved my golden retriever's big water bowl, the first fall and winter she was gone I filled it with leaves and pine cones. It sat on the sofa table and I would walk by it and touch it everyday for a long time. Sadness turned to sweet memories, I miss her still 8 years later.

pedalpower said...

Thank you for all the sweet's such a tough thing, and it's nice to know you all understand. You know it's going to happen someday, but you are never ready.

Arlene said...

Oh I am so sorry! It is always so hard!

Plain Jane said...

so sorry about Louie. Your photo tribute to him was beautiful, and his little bowl on the shelf....I'm soo sorry.

Allison said...

I'm so sorry about Louie. It's so tough to lose a beloved pet. He looks like he was a great dog.