Tuesday, April 3, 2012

An Eleven Pound Giant

I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives

And I am quite satisfied that it is in compassion to the human race;

For if we suffer so much in loving a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years

What would it be if they were to live double that time?
                                                                                                                     Sir Walter Scott

He weighed only eleven pounds, but in his sixteen years with us
 he was entwined in our family's history as though he were a giant.   

This afternoon we buried all that could die of our Mr. Biggs.

We'll continue to hold dear the memories.  


  1. My heart aches for you. It's so hard to lose our furry little family members.
    Hugs and prayers!

  2. I love the picture of him sitting on the tailgate. Think I will always remember him like this.

  3. Oh Grace, I am SO sorry; I'm sitting here sobbing.

  4. Screw this post shit, I'm picking up the phone so we can cry together!

  5. I loved the comments - yours, Grace, and Sir Walter's. My thoughts on the subject have always been (and I've lost many "furry little family members," that at least I'm the one that has to grieve. When we leave and they must go on, I feel they'll be sad without understanding why we abandoned them.

  6. I am crying as I type this. What a beautiful tribute to Mr. Biggs. I feel your grief, and of course it reminds one of the grief of all the beloved furry friends who have gone before. I started following your blog, because I loved the photo you used for your header that you have here as the last photo. Bless your hearts and please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  7. Sorry for your loss of your beloved pet, Grace. May you be comforted by the memories of the joy and good times shared with Mr Biggs.

  8. it has been said that: the pain of losing you is better then the nothing of having not known you at all.I know that is true,it is a sweet sorrow!I'm so sorry your little friend had to go.

    1. Thanks so very much Meme. I couldn't reply directly since your settings are "no reply" so I hope you see this. I really do appreciate the kind words and sympathy.

  9. Very sad news, Grace, but at least you managed to put it off so much longer than could have been expected. 16 years is amazing! Your quote was lovely, and of course reduced me to tears faster than I could read it out loud to Michael. My foxie is only 6, but I've already begun dreading her old age. Every pet death is hard, but some are extra special, and extra hard to accept. Biggs was one in a million.

  10. I am so sorry to hear this new. It is terribly hard to lose a pet; they mean so much to us. I will be holding you in my thoughts and prayers!

  11. Oooh, I'm so sorry to hearof the loss of your beloved dog. I've admired that shot of him surveying the kingdom.

  12. Mr. Biggs was so lucky to have you! But, as "pet moms" I think we are the fortunate ones! All that unconditional love they give...
    Please know how sorry I am and that I do understand this huge loss.
    xo, misha


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