missing him…

Cooper yesterday was one of the most difficult days of my life – it was time to let cooper go.  it's been the best 14 years of our lives and he has brought so much joy and great memories that we will cherish forever.  it's incredibly difficult for us to cope though, but i know it will get better over time.  right now i just wanted to let all of you know.  i will be taking a little break from the blog for the rest of the week so i can clear my head and ease my heart.  thanks for sharing in his memories over the years…t!m

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767 Comments to “missing him…”

  1. Federico says:

    Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the knowledge you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, wonderful site!

  2. alma says:

    So sorry to here of your loss of such a wonderful companion

  3. Nancy says:

    I am so sorry that you lost your dear friend, Cooper.

  4. Neet says:

    Have only just read this on your blog and there are tears in my eyes. It is a long time since I lost my little dog, Oliver, and yes, time does heal, but there is still a big hole in my heart.
    Take comfort in remembering all the happy times you had with him, scrapbook/journal something – it might be heartbreaking to do but it will be there for you to look at with fondness in years to come.

  5. laura says:

    Oh I am so sorry. Cooper will always be with you in your heart.

  6. sally wood says:

    So……….so sorry for your loss. Only time will heel. will miss his Christmas cards and all the cool pics………. My Love and thoughts are with you and Mario…
    Sally in CT……….

  7. Tim,
    It’s been a few days since I stopped by your blog and I just now saw your unfortunate news about Cooper. You know, I’m a fairly new dog owner myself, and since getting Rambo my little yorkie, I’ve discovered how naive I truly was about pets. I used to say when people would lose a pet, yes, that’s unfortunate but just go get another one, it’s just a dog how bad can it be? As I am writing this I can’t believe I used to say that. Believe me when I tell you that I’m not an un-feeling person, quite the contrary, but I just didn’t understand the bond you could have with a pet of many years. Last year around this time of the summer my sister showed up at my house with a 1 pound baby yorkie. It was surprise gift. I was always saying I wanted a dog but not really knowing what to expect or what owning a dog really meant. At any rate, my sister showed up with this little baby dog and then left. Of course not having any experience I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect and everything that goes along with being a brand new pet owner. I have to tell ya, those first few months sure were hard. I thought many times about getting rid of Rambo. I didn’t realize the kind of time you need to put into a puppy. It’s truly like having a baby but without the diapers. Plus apparently Yorkies are some of the hardest dogs to potty train. Boy, I can vouge for that. At any rate, I hung in there and we had our ups and downs and most recently Rambo had his first birthday. Tim, I truly couldn’t ask for a better pet. I feel like such an idiot for dismissing people’s love for their pets like I did thinking that it’s nothing like a human relationship. OMG how I was wrong. Rambo has become such a huge part of my life and a huge part of our family. He’s brought me so much happiness and some frustration, but that’s ok. I’ve really learned what it is to be a pet owner. I’ve only had Rambo a year now and I can’t even begin to imagine what this household would be like without him? I get it now. Of course I can’t even begin to understand the loss you feel for a pet you had for 14 years. My heart truly goes out to you. I hope that you have endless great memories of you and Cooper. I apologize for the length of this post, I just wanted you to know that I’ve recently learned how much an owner appreciates and loves his &/or her pet. Take care!

  8. Liz says:

    Tim I am so sorry for your loss. I have loved looking at the pictures of Cooper for the last few years. I am going to miss him at Christmas 🙁
    I hope that you and all that were close to Cooper find it a little easier each day.
    Best Wishes

  9. Norma says:

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Cooper. I know all too well the heartache ya’ll are experiencing. Pets hold such a place in our hearts and love us unconditionally. My thoughs and prayers are with you.

  10. Coralee says:

    Sorry for your loss Tim.

  11. Amanda from AUS. says:

    Goodbye Cooper. May you rest in peace.

  12. Nancy Profitt says:

    My heart breaks for you, and I’m crying with you too. Only someone that has lost a beloved dog can feel your sadness and emptiness. I’m so sorry. With love, Nancy

  13. jean says:

    sorry you have lost your friend but he will still walk at your side you will feel him there love jean x

  14. Louise says:

    Hi tim,
    May the memories never fade of the times you have shared with Cooper. I do hope your that in time your pain lessons. Take care Louise

  15. Sandra Bletzer says:

    I am so sorry for you loss. I always wonder why animals must leave us but one person told me because they are angles who love us for a short while.
    Sandra Bletzer

  16. Janet says:

    so very sorry to hear about your sweetie…

  17. Debbie says:

    I completely empathise on how difficult this is. My dogs are my babies and it leaves your heart empty and in such pain when they are gone. You question if you did the right thing and pace the house at the silence of them not being by your side. Cooper was a very lucky dog and I have no doubt he was truly loved, safe and happy all the days of his life xx

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