Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Remebering Opie

I have always tried to keep my blog a lighthearted, fun place to visit, but I must take time out today to remember our precious pug Opie who passed on Monday. We got Opie almost 15 years ago when he was only 8 weeks old. Opie battled diabetes for the last 4 1/2 years and on Sunday night he started to decline, upon taking him to the vet it was discovered that he had several problems that would require immediate surgery, and I just knew in my heart, and he told me with his eyes, that this was one last battle he was not prepared to fight so we let him pass with dignity and strength. These are some of my favorite Opie pics...

Such a happy boy





















Only about a year old here




















This is his "Grinch Face"

41 comments:

Robyn said...

Martha, I'm so terribly sorry to hear about sweet little Opie. It saddens me to know he's gone and I know he holds a very special place in your heart. Please know that he is romping happy and healthy at the rainbow bridge.

Amber said...

Sending you more big hugs Martha.

Kellie said...

Oh Martha I'm so sorry...
This makes me tear up girl.
What a cutie he was and he was always have a special place in your heart.
Take good care...
Big hugs,
Kellie

Sue said...

Unconditional love, their excitement at seeing you even if you've been gone an hour, their warm cuddles, they listen to your woes. Better than a therapist,even family and friends sometimes. Truly a gift. Cherish the memories.

Ros said...

Oh Martha, I am really sorry to hear about Opie. Good for you for recognizing that he was tired and for allowing him to go with dignity. He was a real cutie and I am sure that he will always hold a very special place in your heart.

corinne5 said...

So sorry to hear this, sending you a big hug! I love the grinch picture very much!

corinnexxx

Manda Girl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Opie. I have been reading your blog for some time and I loved seeing those older and wiser faces of your pugs - makes me think about my girls.

I'm sending you warm thoughts and big hugs. Opie will be there to greet all the other amazing pugs who cross over the rainbow bridge.

Angeltown said...

I'm so sorry, Martha. It's so heartbreaking to lose a beloved pet. He was obviously a happy & loved puppy dog. Sending you more hugs!

Priscilla said...

My thoughts are with your family during this sad time. Pugs are much more than just dogs and Opie was such a huge part of your life.

**melissa lee** said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your little Opie. It's so hard to let them go sometimes.

I also wanted to say that I just love visiting your blog! Your layouts are SO inspiring! I first saw your work on 2peas and just fell in love with it!! Keep up the great work!

Margie said...

Martha, I write this with such a heavy heart. Opie was such an old soul and my heart cries for you. You'll be in my thoughts.

Whippet said...

Martha, I'm sorry to hear about Opie. I know it's harder to lose a Pug than anything else in the world. Losing a dog is hard enough, but losing a Pug - who isn't really a dog - but a little character in a fur suit, is just the hardest. I'm positive Opie had a good life with you, bless his heart. Hugs to you.

Kim said...

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. You know how fond I am of Opie... through my blog comments. I have tears in my eyes just thinking of him. I know it was for the best but still makes my heart hurt for you!

Leah said...

We are new visitor's to your blog (send over by MyPug'sBlog) but are so, so sorry to hear of your loss of sweet Opie. He was darling, and you must feel such a void. Thinking of you guys.

amber daNeLL said...

Martha, my heart cries for you and your's. I'm extremely sorry. I'm so glad that you scrap, because you have taken so many pictures of Opie & will cherish the memories always. Take care & {hugs} to your family, pugs & all.

em said...

Oh Martha :( I am so sad to hear this. I can imgaine how hard this is for you. Sending you lots of hugs from me and wet, sloppy kisses from Maddie.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Opie...my thoughts and prayers are with you and I'm sending cyber hugs your way.
-Jennifer

Heather F. said...

Just wanted you to know that Opie has been in my thoughts the past couple of days. I'll miss him, even though I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person. I really feel like I knew him through your blog & scrapbook pages. I'll never forget first seeing him on Dogster, only to later recognize him on 2Peas. What a cool coincidence! I've got Opie to thank for our friendship. I love these fun pictures you posted of him today.

shelly b said...

I'm really sorry Martha. I am crying right now for you. He was a beautiful dog I loved looking at the photos of him. You are such a great dog mom and I'm sorry that it was his time. Serious hugs to you.

FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss honey pie.... my heart goes out to you!!!!

tonya said...

I am so sorry. I know no matter what I say it won't take away the pain. I don't even want to think of the day my pug might leave me. They are truly wonderful dogs. Hugs to you and your family.

Cammeron said...

Awww Opie will be missed :(

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

So sorry to hear about Opie. I can tell he was a great friend to you and you to him. What a blessing to have such a wonderful friend for 15 years! Best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time.

Punchbugpug said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet, little old man!

Hooked up to your blog through Manda girl, glad I stopped by. Love your Blogs....Pugs and Scrapbooking!!!

Latisha said...

I am so sorry to hear about Opie. He was such a cutie.

nan said...

I am so sorry about your loss. I lost my dog a year ago. Please keep your chin up!

btw - I live in arlington heights!

china59 said...

Oh my, I'm really sorry Martha ! I'm sure you did what was best for him, although it's always so hard.
I'm sending you big hugs !

Duke & Gidget said...

We're so sorry to hear about your loss. Opie sure looked like a happy guy who had a wonderful life. We'll keep you in our thoughts through this difficult time.

~Pug Hugs~

Stephanie Jedlicka said...

Martha, I am SO sorry to hear about your precious Opie. We recently had to put my childhood doggie to sleep as well...she was just suffering too badly. :( I know your pain and wish there was something I could do...feel free to email me if ou want to talk.

((hugs))

a little about me and my life said...

I am so sorry Martha. You are in my thoughts.

Danielle said...

I am so sorry! Sending hugs your way..

Loveli said...

So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet boy.

Monique said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Opie.He sure will be missed! ((Big hugs))
Monique

amberley said...

So sorry, I know exactly how you feel, as we just lost our pet, as well.

*~*Amber*~* said...

o Martha... I am so sorry for your loss. We both share a very similar passions... our furbabies... so I am so sorry. Kisses sent your way! xoxo Love on your others babies b/c Im sure they are feeling the sadness too! xoxo

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about Opie...hugs to you!

michelle raMirez said...

oh thats so sad.
i am sorry for your loss.
love the photo montage.

rpm said...

I'm so sorry about you losing your Opie. I'm sure you all had wonderful times together over the 15 years. I found you from Meme&Miko's place.

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

I'm so sorry for your lose. That is just an awful feeling. Hugs.

deenie said...

Sending you a big hug....so sorry for your loss.......what a special cutie pie!

The Thompsons said...

Sending you big hugs from one dog lover to another. This just makes me so sad. I have long admired all your pug photos and layouts on 2Peas. Congratulations on all your recent success...much deserved. I love your layouts!

Opie will always be in your heart.

Take care,
Dana