Goodbye Old Dog

My heart is very heavy, as my dearest, beloved and best canine friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Goodnight and God bless Old Dog

Dearest Harvey, miss you <3
Dearest Harvey, miss you ❤



31 thoughts on “Goodbye Old Dog

  1. My heart bleeds for you!
    Loosing a family member, like your old dog, that has been such loving part of your family, is absolutely devastating, I know! I am so, so sorry to read this sad post! I hope, in time, your can reflect on all your happy times together and find solace in his devotion and all the loving he so much appreciated getting from you all, over your years together. Our canine friends leave a big paw print on our hearts when they leave us, which continues to ache for a long long time! x

    1. Aww thanks for your comment, Old Dog has left a gaping hole thats for sure, on a lighter note I’m unsure whether to sacrifice Beloved and place him as a grave good, can you imagine the speculation of future archaeologists…..”Time Team” would be rocket up the viewing figures for sure, and I’m sure I’d receive lots of top tips on various crafts from whichever “Ladies” prison I’d be incarcerated in….on second thoughts Beloved does put the bins out and does help me at craft fairs nah I’ll just continue to put his name in the hat for the annual burning of the Wicker Man on the village green which I’m gaining massive support for to reintroduce by the way

      1. LOL! I now have this hilarious image in my mind, of all your village ladies lining up to put their husband’s names in the hat – some putting in several times, for good measure! 🙂

      2. Strangely enough when I began the campaign to revive the Wicker Man burning which has gathered quite a pace let me tell you, the women were all on board, we now have exchanged the hat for a beer barell for the votes 🙂

      3. LOL! It kind of sounds like most are putting handfuls of their husband’s name into it if you need a vessel that big! There must be a fair few village ladies, who think they have ‘no longer desirables’ in their households 😉

    1. Many thanks for your thoughtful comment, a more gentle giant never walked this earth, in time Beloved & I will begin to think about letting another rottweiler rule our lives not as a replacement more a new companion to share our adventures

      1. Rotties are so great. I found one on the street last year and fostered her for her last 6 months of life. Cancer took her. But her last days were spent enjoying life with us fur loving folk!

  2. My God,I’m so sorry to hear that!What a sad news!I know that he wasn’t my dog but would you mind if I save the above photo on my computer,he’s just too cute on that pic…

    1. Bless you for your kind comment, although we have lots of photos of Old Dog that one summed him up, sat guarding the back door ….against what we never did find out, and the gargoyle behind him must have been modelled on him because that was the expression he had when Beloved has to work away from home, and of course save the photo

      1. Oh dear creature!I know what loosing a dog means and thanks for the permission,that is one of the most original photos ever seen ❤ ❤ ❤

    1. He sure will and not just be us, we have received several sympathy cards from fellow villagers, he was that well known.Old Dog was seen about daily with either myself or Beloved, he’d even been known to call in the pub occasionally by himself if he could get out of the garden unnoticed, if ever he went missing in action we knew exactly where to find him, the chip shop in the next village gave him a sausage every Friday, I know we’ll never have another chap like him but if we succum to a successor it’s niche in village life will have already been carved out

  3. Oh! I am so sorry to hear of this. Our pets are our children, and the loss of their companionship is truly a very deep sorrow. I am sure Old Dog had a beautiful, wonderful life and was grateful he had you and your beloved to share his days. Huge hugs.

    1. Aww thank you for your comment, he certainly did have the life of Riley with us, and surely the reason Beloved & I are so bereft is because of how much we loved him, he had a good, long life and was healthy right up to his last moments, he was our special guy 🙂

  4. Oh Roma, I just seen your post about Old Dog. My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry to hear this. It is always hard to lose a beloved pet. They are family and it is like losing a child. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Beloved.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, Beloved always said he wasn’t a dog but a dwarf in a dog suit, it’s the silly little things that catch me out like going to let him out last thing at night or saving him the crusts of my toast, he sure has left quite a hole here at the cottage.

  5. Hi Roma–I missed this whole transition to the new blog so I just found out about your loss. I am so very sorry. I have been through the death of pets and know the hole it leaves in your home and your heart.

  6. Hi Roma. I had somehow missed both your change of blog name and the passing of Old Dog. So sorry to hear that, he was a handsome chap (Mollie tells me) and will no doubt be much missed. Xx

    1. Thank you soo very much for your comment about Old Dog, we have traced a lady who breeds rottweilers with the same blood line as Old Dog, both parents have qualified for Crufts and have been temperament tested, she has a litter due in about a month, I’m not sure if we are ready to take on another companion yet but we are going to visit the pups to make that decision then

      1. Once you visit the pups, you will not leave without one. I know you will enjoy your new companion as much as Old Dog. He will never be replaced, but the new one will be loved just as much.

      2. The pups are due this week, it will be a bitter sweet moment when we visit them excitement for a new life beginning, and sadness for the one lost, it will be a strange experience trying to find a successor for Old Dog,

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