Ginger, Atticus & Nitro

Who’s a Good Dog?

This evening we bid farewell to one of the best dogs ever. Period.

Atticus had neural sheath tumors and his pain had grown to such a point that we  could not allow him to continue loving us with so much agony.  He would have loved us forever, with no complaints.

He will always be with us, because he wants to be.

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32 thoughts on “Who’s a Good Dog?

  1. Stella

    So hard. HE was a GOOD dog. Dogs only have NOW and they give you that with all their heart. Whatever their dog job is. And you go into it knowing that. And, sometime, the next puppy lifts your life and it it sucks less. But, dang, it hurts. now.

  2. Arla

    I’m so sorry your time with Atticus has come to an end. Saying goodbye can tear your heart out. Sometimes you begin to wonder, but it’s still worth it. The gift of their love and devotion is priceless. Bless dear Atticus and all the other wonderful dogs we let into our hearts.

  3. jill

    The very definition of a BEST DOG EVER: “we could not allow him to continue loving us with so much agony. He would have loved us forever, with no complaints.”
    You showed him that your love is just as great. Wish he could have been with you always in body, but he is in spirit. Hugs to you all!

  4. Deborah Robson

    Thank you for loving that dear dog strongly enough to ease his pain. Hard, hard, hard. Yes, he is with you always. I am so glad to have been able to know him a little bit: a bright light in the world.

  5. KathleenC

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. He was a very good dog indeed. He loved you all with all his heart…. as you all loved him. What a lucky dog to have had such a good home. And a lucky home to have had him.
    I hope remembering the good times will help ease the pain.

  6. Tony Starratt

    Annie, you, your family and Atticus are in my prayers. Having the list of past pets grow is painful but also a testament to the love they share with us.

  7. Maryanne

    I’m so sorry to hear about Atticus. Thank you for sharing his story with us and easing his pain when it came time to do so. My thoughts are with you and yours.

  8. BERmd

    This is the saddest day for all of us who live with and love our pets. He had a good life and knew you loved him. Best,BER

  9. Donna

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our furry friends ask so little & give so much pleasure. This post is a terrific testament to the place Atticus held in your home & your hearts.

  10. Pat Vigen

    Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your beautiful dog. I have lost several over the years all were at least 15 years old. I believe in ending the suffering of these loyal pets who give so much to us. Pat

  11. SarahP

    What a lovely tribute – thanks for sharing. I always enjoyed Atticus stories in your blog, and I’m sure he knew how loved he was.

  12. MissFifi

    So sorry for your loss. He was a sweet dog and such a beloved family member. Hugs to all of you.

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