Spotted Soigneur

13
Dec
2013

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I lost my little buddy this week. For the last 13 years, he has been my shadow. Wherever I went in the house, he was with right there with me. In the winter months, I would ride the trainer and he would sit close by and watch me, never getting much further away than a couple feet. He was a quirky little guy, never overly affectionate, but loving in his own way.

I snapped this picture a couple years ago, and titled it “Spotted Soigneur” when I posted it online. In the true sense of the word “soigneur” he took care of me.

People may say I rescued him, but the truth is that he rescued me. That little face helped me through some tough times over the years.

Rest in peace Fred. You have left a hole in my heart and an emptiness next to me.

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14 Responses to “ Spotted Soigneur ”

  1. Julie Starling on December 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    It is so hard! And the house feels so empty! My deepest sympathies! I know he had a good life with you!

    • suzanne deveney on December 14, 2013 at 7:46 am

      It’s definitely quiet. I wake up looking for him which is the hardest part. That will fade as time goes on…. Thanks for your kind words Julie.

  2. Paul Kirby on December 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    So very sorry to hear about your loss. I love my doggie, too (as well as my human kids), and it hurts to think about losing her. Hope you’ve got plenty of good times to remember.

    • suzanne deveney on December 14, 2013 at 7:45 am

      I definitely have wonderful memories. Trying to remember those, especially this first week. Thanks Paul.

  3. Daniel Christianson on December 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Big hug to you Suzanne. They are not just pets, they’re family.

    • suzanne deveney on December 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

      Thanks Daniel. They ARE family and other dog (and cat) owners understand that

  4. Douglas Sawyer on December 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    My deepest sympathies. I lost my little girl 2 years ago now. the last 11 of her 17yrs she was continually by my side as she came to work with me. Still miss her, and she will never be replaced. Fortunately I’ve found another to help fill the void. When you are ready, I know she will look with joy as you ‘rescue’ another.

    • suzanne deveney on December 14, 2013 at 7:43 am

      What a nice story. Being able to bring a dog to work is the best! Glad you opened your home to another : )

  5. Darryl is Loving the Bike on December 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    So sorry to hear about Fred. What a perfect tribute to your best buddy and Soigneur.

    • suzanne deveney on December 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

      Thanks Darryl

  6. Bob Burpee on December 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Our pets do rescue us at least, if not more, then we rescue them. Thanks for posting, it helps remind all of us pet lovers to cherish every day with them.

    • suzanne deveney on December 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

      You’re so right Bob. Time goes so fast…

  7. AmandaGaleKotyk on December 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Oh, Suzanne. My heart breaks for you…this brought tears to my eyes while sitting at work. Fred was a beautiful dog, and sounds like he was a beautiful soul.

    I totally understand when you say your dog rescued you….I feel that was about my “rescue” dog.

    Anyway, sending out bigs hugs and all my love, for your healing. <3

    • suzanne deveney on December 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

      Thanks Amanda. They bring such happiness.

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