Tuesday, December 11

Sad Goodbye

Sadly, we lost Atticus yesterday after emergency surgery for bloat last week led to sepsis. As you may recall, I have been worried about his risk factors for years and did everything in my power to prevent him from experiencing bloat.

We are heartbroken that our time with this magnificent, gentle dog was cut short, but are grateful for the joy, the laughter and the unconditional love that he shared freely with everyone he met.

Rest in peace, buddy.

17 comments:

  1. I am so very sorry for your sadness... he was such a beautiful boy ~ sending a big hug- xo Deb

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  2. Oh, my heart is so heavy for you. After losing our German Shepherd last year (he was one month shy of his 12th birthday!!) it sits heavy with me. I miss my Timber very much but like you, I was so blessed to have spent so many wonderful years with him. I hope your memories are a great comfort to you in this time. Atticus was certainly very beautiful!!
    ~Dawn

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  3. I'm so sorry for the loss of your family member. (hugs)

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  4. so sorry for your loss. Atticus was simply wonderful. i'm grateful to have met him...and to have watched him carefully remove a piece of toast from a plate whilst the person seated at the plate was busy chatting. it was an exquisitely executed move. Atticus joins good company in the Dogs Above.

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  5. So very sorry, Leslie. Whether a year or 15, it's never enough time.
    He is a very hansome boy and he still 'is' with you. My sympathies.

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  6. Sending Love, sorry to hear - Atticus was a Beauty-full Being. Thank you for sharing some of his Grace. xxxj

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  7. I am so sorry to hear about Atticus :( I have followed him (and you) for a few years. I'll miss him too :)

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  8. oh Leslie, having just lost my little doxie, Karma, I send you virtual hugs... I loved seeing your photos and hearing about Atticus, since I grew up with a German Shepard, it reminded me of my sweet Lady. Atticus seemed so majestic and protective and I am heartily sorry for you and yours. xxx

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  9. So sorry for your loss. We lost one of our "pack" a few weeks ago-so i know the loss you feel. hugs and happy memories to you~

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  10. So sad for your loss. I've often popped by your blog and enjoyed your photos of Atticus. Such a beautiful, gentle soul who will be sadly missed.

    Thinking of you.

    Jacky xox

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  11. Oh Leslie, I am so deeply sorry for your loss, for the loss for each family member. In the four years I've been coming to visit you here, I can honestly say that your Atticus posts have been my favorite. I fell in love with him from afar. I know he will be sorely missed by all of you. Hugs to you and special hugs to the little ones and Scout who must learn of life and try to understand it.

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  12. Dearest Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. You gave him a great life. Thank you for being his good shepherd.
    xox
    Chris

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  13. Leslie,
    So sorry!!
    My heart breaks with yours!

    Yes dear Atticus,
    Rest in Peace and hopefully my mother was there with Gretchen to greet you and pet you~~~~

    Love and Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    Constance

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  14. Oh dear Leslie,
    I have tears on my eyes... I am so sorry you've lost your beautiful and dear Atticus.
    My heart breaks for you and yours. But I am sure that Atticus had a wonderfully happy life with you.
    Thinking of you.
    With a warm embrace,
    Love,
    Sonia.

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  15. Dear Leslie, I am so sad, more that words here will say, for your loss of Atticus. Having met him myself, he was truly a noble and kind dog and I know how much you all loved him and love him still. I am sending you love and hugs. I know your family is hugging you right now.
    roxanne

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  17. He is amazing - so sorry for your loss.

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