{this moment} goodbye, old friend

A Friday ritual.

A single photo.

Capturing a moment I want to pause, savor, and remember.



Our pets show love and devotion and win our hearts without ever speaking a single word.

Brutus was a black and white puppy that my brother Dave adopted in 1999.  Brutus lived with Dave a few years and then spent the rest of his life at my parent’s house and was a constant companion to Dad and Mom.  Part of the fun for my children in going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house was visiting with Brutus.  They all have grown up with this special dog.  My son David’s team won their baseball game yesterday but David said the joy of victory was spoiled for him when he learned of Brutus’ death.  He was truly a family pet and we are all sad.

The beautiful picture is of my Dad and Brutus from a few years ago.

He died at home yesterday, looking into Dave’s eyes.  He was a good dog and had a good life.


8 thoughts on “{this moment} goodbye, old friend

  1. It is always sad when we lose a beloved pet..they are like family to us. I pray for peace in knowing that he had a wonderful life with people that loved him!

  2. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. It’s so hard losing a pet because they truly do become a part of the family. Praying the Lord eases the pain of the loss and replaces it with warm memories of all the love and joy this sweet dog brought to you all.

    • The only thing I don’t like about pets is falling in love with them and eventually losing them, but it’s still so worth it! I love our animals and I know you feel the same about yours, Kara!

  3. So sorry for your loss. People without a pet often do not understand the joy and love they bring to their family’s life. What a beautiful boy Brutus was. Keeping your family and Brutus in my thoughts today and thank you for sharing.

  4. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a beloved pet…5 times over…Moses, Charkie, Cody, Edgar, Aby…I am cherishing every moment I have with my sweet Rocky boy…

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