I hope you had a nice week.


I have so many things I wanted to share with you about my week. The gorgeous weather, shopping excursions, progress in the cottage. Just a little of this and that about my experiences living this new journey on the Oregon coast. And, since experiencing loss is oftentimes part of any journey, I decided to write about Earl a beloved furry child who recently passed away.


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His path crossed mine for a wonderful 17 plus years, so there are many stories to share about this little guy. Stories I will continue to hold close and dear. However, I can tell you he was charming, curious, a good sport, handsome, obedient, loving, proud, hospitable, a bit laid back, funny, friendly, and a real tail wagger.


He wasn’t particularly crazy about getting groomed, picky about eating, perhaps even a bit stubborn at times…


and the most awesome friend anyone could ever have.






Any of you who have a furry child know the joy, love, and companionship they bring into our lives. They become family.



I have been extraordinarily fortunate to have shared his life.

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It was a pleasure and honor to be your pet guardian Earl.


I Will hold you in my heart forever, & ever. Xo



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

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”~Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“Once you have loved a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”~Dean Koontz

“All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.”~Samuel Butler

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”~Anatole France



“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”~Saint Francis of Assisi


Of course I want to share this with you…


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16 Responses to Earl

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!
    A truly touching experience!

  2. Cindy Siebold says:

    Marcia I know how much you loved Earl and to have him for 17 years that is special. A pet is family and I know how much you must really miss Earl. Remember all the good, sweet memories of him. Your post was very touching. All the best to you. Cindy

  3. Becky Yohonn says:

    So sorry for the loss of your second puppy. Earl was a peach and I enjoyed him and Tia so much. Found the picture of his baby self in my pocket from so long ago. They were lucky to have had you and Joe. Hug and kiss Cami…and Joe for me.

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Cindy, thank you. Yes, our animals become our family. We love them so, and it’s never easy to let them go. ♡

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Becky! Yes, Earl was such a sweetie. You know how difficult it is to lose a sweet pet. They bring us so much joy and happiness. We are just so very lucky to take care of them. Xo

  4. Susan Gesch Ramsey says:

    So very sorry for your loss….I know all dogs go to heaven, where I hope we’ll snuggle and give kisses once again….

  5. Carol Hingle says:

    So sorry that you loss your furry friend….we have had several….and it is very difficult….we love & always remember….thank you for sharing…Earl was a cutie…I know that he will be missed….

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Carol, thank you for your sweet, and tender comments. I think the more we love the more it hurts. However the love always wins. Xo

  6. Liz says:

    Marcia, that is probably one of the most beautiful tributes to a furry kid I have ever read in my whole life. Made me cry I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but no pet could have had a better life . You are such a great mom .♥️♥️♥️

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Liz, thank you so much. Sorry I made you cry. It is so difficult isn’t it. I must admit that I still expect to see him when I arrive home. It all takes time to accept the loss. Xo

  7. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Earl certainly had a wonderful life with you…love the photos of his cute self.

  8. Nancy says:

    Sorry to learn of your loss. Earl certainly was cherished, one of the best thing gs we can all have & give. ♡ Our fur-coated children and the happy memories and adventures they share ♡♡♡

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Nancy, yes we so love our furry kids. It’s difficult to lose them, and yet we are so lucky to have had them in our lives. Xo

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