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Thank You For Being a Friend, And Shining Your Light Into My Life

My dear friend who comments here as “Esther” unexpectedly lost her dog Angus Sunday. The dogpark network lit up fast, as we do when there is trauma of any sort, and we all cried for Angus and Esther. Thora and Sammy got extra hugs tonight. Thinking about the day that Esther must have had yesterday is heart wrenching for all of us doggie-parents.

This is the best pic I have of Angus, kissing Esther’s chin. I’m waiting on more pics to be rounded up.

Bye bye Angus. We will miss you, and know you are in a better place.


Thora, Sammy, Ted, Opie, Charlie, Jukebox, Sam, Edie, Olive, Lincoln, Seneca, Jayna, Lucy & Jasper.


  1. Red

    Esther, I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

  2. barbara

    I’m sad and I didn’t even know Angus, who looks a lot like my Dylan.

  3. E :)

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. My heart goes out to you.

    And Opie? What?

  4. Nikki

    Esther, even tho I don’t know you, my thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I will hug my little dog extra close tonight. {{{{hugs}}}}

  5. Scarlet

    Oh no:( That makes my heart hurt.

  6. Wicked H

    Esther, don’t let anyone tell you how quickly you are supposed to get over this. I lost my precious Dexter in May 06 and I am not over it by a long shot. Take it one day at a time.

    Many, many hugs to you.

  7. SS

    I’m so sorry Esther! I don’t know what I would do if it happened to my babies! Anyone whos has animals know they become part of the family. Hang in there!

  8. I-66

    As a dog owner, and one who’s lost a dog or two over the years, I’m all too empathetic. My condolences.

  9. 6s&7s


  10. Juju Bean

    I’m so, so sorry Esther. I know how hard this is for you. Hang in there.

  11. Reya Mellicker

    Angus is beautiful! Oh this is so sad. When we had to say goodbye to Rex a couple of years ago, I couldn’t believe how hard it hit me. Dogs are supreme beings. Much warmth and energy is headed in your direction, Esther!

  12. etcetera

    love and licks from me, baxter and meru. (we’re not the uber-regulars like Ted and Lucy, but we’re at the dirt pit/dog park pretty frequently. i’m sure we’ve crossed paths.)

  13. LMNt

    Wow… I was just there a couple of months ago. I’m so sorry.

  14. DCWeddingPhotog

    so sad to hear πŸ™ Dogs are such amazing creatures and it’s always hard to hear that a good one has passed on. I’ll give mine an extra squeeze tonight.

  15. Giggles

    I am so sorry Esther. Charlie will miss him too. Having never yet lost a dog, I don’t know what to say and can only dread what you feel. Please take care.

  16. King of the Dog Park

    Cyring at work while typing this….., as I did yesterday when I first heard about Angus. Angus was one of my best friends (be it human or dog), and I miss him deeply. This was a dog that brought joy to my heart everytime I saw him, which was almost everyday around 6:15 AM. Ted and I were always excited to meet him! He had a great spirit that made everyone around him feel good. Ted last night received a very long petting, hugging and kissing sesion as we both took time out to remember our friend Angus. I do not even know the words to say to Esther that would begin to tell her how sorry I am for her loss. I just want her to know that Ted & I are there for you and always will be. I put up a “In Memory” sign on the bulletin board in the Dog Park last evening on my way home from work. Angus was an important part of this community and the community should know. Ted & I love you Esther and Angus…..

  17. Esther

    Thank you Velvet and everyone else for your kind words. I love Angus so much and this is impossibly hard to have my heart broken into a million pieces. i don’t feel like it will ever hurt any less. Angus was too young to go. He will be my baby forever.

  18. carrie m

    what a beautiful dog. he is in a better place now. i saw the best sign in the world in rehobeth last summer:

    heaven is where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.

    my heart is with you one million percent.

  19. circumlocutor

    Um, can you please add Bernard & Schroeder as signees to your letter? I sometimes think of a life without these monsters and it makes me sad, sad, sad. Hopefully, dog cloning will have become cheaper before they get too old. Otherwise, I’m going to have to buy a farm and let them breed.

  20. Tyler

    Esther, I want to add my sympathy. As a former and current dog owner, I feel your pain. Take care!

  21. Meghan

    Oh, I’m so sorry.
    Her Angus looks like my Kady.
    I can’t imagine what she’s going through.

  22. Velvet

    Esther I can’t begin to imagine the pain you are going through. I know I’ve text-stalked you yesterday and today, but really, if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call.

  23. Pagan Marbury

    Oh, I can’t imagine what you are going through. I know it’s cliche’, but take comfort in this- you loved him and because of you he lived a good life. I’m sorry it couldn’t be longer.

  24. etcetera

    i looked for the usual gang at the park last night but i must have been too late (or it was too cold).

  25. Not So Little Woman

    Ohhh Esther!! There are no words for this, except to say that the pooches and I send you big, big hugs from NY. We Β΄re with you.

  26. PalacePool


    My heart goes out to you. I will miss Angus more than you know. You know how to reach me if you need anything. Miss and love you.

  27. hmcfabulous

    Esther you are in my thoughts often. Angus will not be forgotten.

  28. Siryn


    Condolences, Esther… and all friends of Angus.

  29. beaker

    Oh God, that would kill me!

    I’m more than sorry. I can’t imagine.

    I’m so sorry

  30. CrazyGirl

    Oh Esther, although I don’t know you, I know just how you’re feeling as I suddenly lost my angel in November. I am tearing up at the thought of the pain that you are going through because it is still very fresh in my mind. Please know that my heart is reaching out to you during this painful time.

  31. SkippyMom

    My greatest hugs and wishes for this beautiful guy.

    They are our children. It hurts. He had a wonderful life and it is to be cherished.

    Hugs from Skippymom

  32. Michelle

    Lulu misses her buddy Angus too.

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