It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tate 1999-2011

No dog was so well loved and so treasured.

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.



  1. I'm so sorry to hear about Pup. I know he's probably runnning around in some nice place. Huge hugs.

  2. I have no words of consolation for you. Words are simply not enough.
    Big hugs to you.

  3. My condolences on your loss. My heart goes out to you. I shed tears today for poor sweet Tate.

  4. Oh Candice I'm so sorry. Please be strong and just think of the wonderful years you had with him, and him with you. Many people wish they had a "dog's life" like the one Tate had.
    Muchos besos.

  5. How devastationg for you. I know that people like us who love our dogs deeply,spend most of
    our hours with them. When the time comes that you go to the rainbow, we feel like we lost part of ourselves,
    Hugs from me and Pastis

  6. So very sorry to hear of Tate's passing. He was loved very much

  7. I could tell from all your posts how much you loved your boy. My sincere condolences to you. A very sad period for you. He was very lovely and I so enjoyed reading of your adventures with him.

  8. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers across the miles ... know that Tate and his beautiful eyes and warm personality have remained and will continue to be with us. From the short encounter we had ... hubby I often comment how wonderful Tate greeted us. He will forever remain in your thoughts and hearts and memories of many!! ... I just knoow he will continue to walk by your side from above...xo HHL

  9. ((HUGS))... my heart breaks for you and for the loss of the very special, curly brown haired pup-boy who brought a smile to all that crossed his path... ♥♥

  10. Sorry for your loss. Losing a loyal companion is devastating. It is a very sad time, yet many happy memories. Thinking of you at this very difficult time, and sending you some hugs (do you feel them?).

  11. I have been reading your blog for some time now and I always looked forward to see your friend
    light up my morning, just looking and hearing about his days made mine. He will always be in my heart too. God bless you.

  12. Oh darling,
    I am so sorry.
    I have enjoyed your many blog posts about Tate, the Pup.
    Abrazos grandote...

  13. I'm so sorry for your loss. Wish there was something I could say to take the pain away. He had a truly wonderful because of you.

  14. "Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made."

    (Roger Caras)

  15. Oh...I'm so sorry to hear about this. My heart aches for you, Candice. From a fellow Standard Poodle person (we lost one and it took us years to find another) I know exactly how you are feeling. I wish I was there to give you a hug.

  16. Candice, you and Pup are in my thoughts. I can only imagine what you're going through, my heart just aches for your loss.

    Pup was one lucky dog, literally! I'm glad that you had each other for as long as you did.

    Please know that I'm thinking of you and sending you peaceful wishes.


  17. Thanking all of you for your kind and thoughful comments.
    We miss him every minute of the day ..

  18. Anonymous said...Oh honey I am so very very very sorry to hear about the loss of your baby. I am just thinking about you and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    much love marna aka jwoap

  19. Candice,
    I am heartbroken for your loss of the beautiful, magnificent Tate.
    I am so, so very sorry and so sad.
    My deepest condolences to you and your husband.

    with love,


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