Monday, April 9, 2012

Zippy - Jan 1994 to April 2012



Today I made the very difficult decision to let Zippy go to the bridge. Run free Small Dog - you have been well and truly loved. Zip made many friends over the course of the 6-1/2 years he lived with me, and I felt blessed to have many adventures together. Adopting him at 11 years old I thought surely we might only have a year or two together. Little did I know it would be almost seven.





This photo here was taken on a walk with Julie. He did loves him some walkies. I will miss him something awful. I already do. Though blurry, this is my absolute favorite picture of him. It captures his essence:



Safe journeys, Smallness, until we meet again.

21 comments:

Kelpie and Collie said...

I am so sorry Laura.

Kristi said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry. To have almost seven years with a dog that you adopted at 11 is incredible. How lucky you were to have each other. Run free, Zippy!

Sherri said...

Sweet Dreams, Small Dog. You have been well loved and will be deeply missed, even by those of us who have never met you but were entertained by your adventures from afar.

I'm so sorry Laura. Peace and comfort to you.

Jenny Glen said...

Aww - I'm so sorry. I hate to see anyone lose their little dog.

Laura Carson said...

Thank you all so much. Yes, his adventures have touched many - a thought that would make him very happy. There used to be this little girl up the street. She'd come over after school and knock on my door. When I'd open it, she'd say, "Can Zippy come out and play?"

Nana said...

I'm so sorry, Laura. Small Dog Zippy will be so missed by many. Love the story about the little girl who wanted to play. Thinking of you, friend. Xoxo, NN

Jaenne' said...

So sorry to hear about Zippy...thanks to you, he got to spend his last years in a loving home...

Karissa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed hearing your stories about the little guy. Take care, it sounds like he lived life to its fullest!

Steffi said...

Oh, Laura, I'm so very sorry to hear about Zippy. I loved hearing the stories about him and the pictures you shared. I know he was well loved and had a wonderful time with you.
Thinking of you,
- Steffi

Mary Ann said...

I'm very sorry.

livin life said...

Those little dogs sure do leave a big print on our hearts. Hugs to you....

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my
heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with
a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my
heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they
are."
--- Unknown

Doniene said...

Brought tears to my eyes!!! We will all miss Zippy!!! What a full wonderful end of his life to share it with you! You were both blessed!!

Jean said...

My heart sank when I saw this on my blogroll. I am so very sorry for your loss, and so glad that Zippy got to spend so many great years with you.
Run free, Zippy, run free. Hugs to you, Laura - losing a piece of one's heart is so very difficult.

Ferreh Hiatt said...

So very sorry for your loss, Laura! Zippy will be missed!

Loretta Mueller said...

I am so sorry :-( What a sweet little dog...how amazing you had so many years with him though :) Cherish those...

Laura Carson said...

Thank you all. I wish I could respond to every comment, but mostly I'm just sort of trying to hold it together every chance I get. I'm pretty sure he would have been thrilled to know that his adventures touched so many people.

Emily said...

Been thinking of you. Good Small Dog.

Joan said...

I am so sorry for your loss Laura. I hate when I see this on blogs etc lately. Seems so many are losing their older dogs lately. I've said it before many times, but it just isn't fair that dogs have such short lifespans compared with their owners.
I really feel for you Laura.

Mara said...

I'm so sorry Laura. Your stories about him always put a smile on my face - what a little character he was! Run free little guy.

Laura Carson said...

Thank you all. I want to write up something more thorough and fitting for him, but it's going to be a few days/weeks before I can.

Knotty Dogs said...

Laura, I'm so sorry to hear about Zippy. It is so hard to lose them.