Thursday, October 18

My Sweet Cooper.

My sweet, wonderful dog Cooper passed away unexpectedly last night.
He had a seizure and kept having them and they couldn't stop them, and
they couldn't save him. He is the best thing that ever happened to me
in my whole life - I rescued him and he rescued me. I love him so dearly and
have never felt such loss. There's just a big hole in me and I can't believe he isn't
here. Just look at his beautiful, shining happy smile. He was very, very special
and loved by many people. I'm going to need some time to process this, but will
be back in a day or so. I'm going to need to have y'all to look forward to.
I love you, Coop. Always, always will.

380 comments:

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leighwells said...

Cooper was a fantastic guy. So loving and devoted to you. I will miss seeing him, and his barked greeting as I walk up the stairs. I know you will miss him terribly. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful companion.

Amber said...

sending peace to you from minneapolis.

best,
amber c.

jen j-m said...

oh, no! i'm so sorry. i'll be thinking of you.

Marivi said...

OUCH.

c said...

My heart goes out to you. Losing a beloved companion is incrediably difficult.
I will keep you and Cooper in my thoughts.

Miss Natalie said...

Although I never met him, Cooper was clearly a fabulous dresser and wonderful dog. I am so sorry for your loss, Victoria. Take care of yourself, and if you need anything, just let us know. We're here for you.

Kate F. said...

Oh Victoria, I'm so, so sorry. Treat yourself gently.

Abbey H said...

That's terrible! I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend.

Porcelain said...

Oh Victoria,

I'm so so so sorry to hear about Coop's passing!!!! Big internet hug!

-Katie

Anonymous said...

i am so so sorry to hear about your loss. it's clear from your photos and writing that he is so dear to you. i feel the same way about my dog- he's my baby. i can't imagine how you must feel. keep strong. he'll always be in your heart.

Megan said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your fur baby. You may not physically see him, but he'll always be with you. You both are in my prayers!

Lisa Marie said...

I am so so sorry, I know this will be a really difficult time for you but try to focus on the many happy years you gave him.

Anonymous said...

I am so so sorry, Victoria! What a terrible thing to have happened. You will be in my thoughts.

-Rebecca in Dallas

kimberly said...

Though I didn't know Cooper and I don't know you, tears came to my eyes when I read this. I love my dog so much that I can only imagine what this feels like. I am so sorry for your loss.

rena said...

oh, i am so sorry victoria! i was looking forward to meeting him someday. please take care of yourself...

emma ::emmas designblogg:: said...

Oh, Victoria, I'm so sorry about your loss. I know what you are going through, it's like loosing a family member. Take care now.

Another Shade of Grey said...

Oh, Victoria. So sad for you. Don't know what to say. :(

c*liz said...

I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. May you find comfort in friends and family at this time. I have been a long time reader of your blog and I know what a presence Cooper has been. From one dog lover to another, may you find your peace with this terrible loss. My heart goes out to you Victoria.

j said...

So sorry, Victoria. Such a hard thing to go through. I'll be thinking of you.

Jennifer said...

delurking to say i'm sorry for your loss :( i recently just lost my childhood cat of 15 years and i've never known a saddness like that.. my thoughts are with you. I'm sure he lived a very good, happy life and its clear you provided him with a lot of love and still will :) take care.

candis hecking said...

Victoria,

I am so sorry for your loss. :(

joy said...

victoria, i'm so sorry to hear about your loss. pets really are dear family members and it hurts so much to lose them...all the best..joy

jodi said...

i am so, so sorry for your loss.

Ez said...

Victoria...
There are no words to express how incredibly saddened I am for you and the sudden loss of your beloved Cooper. What a precious gift he was! I hope that in time the memories you created together will comfort you and brighten your days. You are in my warmest thoughts.

With sympathy and a hug,
Ez

prettycraftything said...

oh i am so sorry. i know how horrible one feels after losing a pet, your best friend. i am sending you lots of hugs

meghive said...

Oh, Victoria! My heart goes out to you. You and Cooper were so lucky to have each other, and to have saved each other. Take care of yourself, and cherish the times you had together. And above all, KEEP CALM, AND CARRY ON! :)

Robin said...

Oh my god. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

cardboard said...

"unexpectedly" = so tragic!

Let your people take care of you now just like you obviously took good care of Cooper. And cry a lot.

Amber said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers & hugs your way.

The Lab said...

My sincerest sympathies for your loss. My dogs are the best things in my life and I can not imagine how you feel right now. Enjoy the happy thoughts and times you had after some time has passed.
Take care.

Sparkie said...

I audibly gasped at my desk when I read your post. As you can see from everybody here, the bond between you two was obvious and that's the good thing.

Jodi said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry for your loss. Cooper was a wonderful dog and I will say a prayer for him today. My thoughts are with you. Take some time off to heal.

JHill said...

so so sorry victoria. so sorry.

design*sponge said...

i'm so sorry victoria. i still can't believe it's true. i still have his little doggy bag holder sitting in my closet. he will be so, so dearly missed.

grace

Anonymous said...

Your post broke my heart - you and Cooper were both lucky to find each other. My two dogs are the center of my life and have given me an amazing amount of joy and laughter - my heart goes out to you.

rorie

one black bird said...

i am so sorry for this sad and unexpected loss of your beloved cooper.

sending lots of hugs your way.
xo,
diana

gretchen Engel said...

Oh, Victoria, I am so very heartsick for you. I can't even think about losing my dog and I can't imagine how much you must miss him. We are all here for you. Take good care of yourself.

jordan said...

so so sorry.

{Karla} said...

so sorry.

I came by way of Design*sponge, so you've never seen my mug around here, but I just had to tell you how saddened I am for you. It is a hard thing to deal with.

Hugs and blessings,
Karla

Anonymous said...

I read your entry just by chance. I teared up reading it. It's hard to lose someone that provides us with unconditional love and asks for very little in return. I'm sorry for your loss.

angelune said...

oh victoria that is terribly sad news. i am a fellow dog lover and rescuer and share my home with two right now, so i know how wonderful it is to have them in your life.

i wish you some warm hugs and dog kisses.

Style Saves the World said...

From one enormous dog-lover to another: I'm so very, very sorry. What a horrible loss. You clearly gave him an amazingly happy life. I'll be thinking of you both.

Meg said...

I'm so sorry, he looks like a wondeful dog, especially in his very dapper tie. Dogs bring love and levity into a life.

The Hip Homemaker said...

I'm so sorry. I can't imagine what that feels like. Take your time...

lisa said...

victoria,
i'm so sorry for your loss. i know it must be difficult right now. cooper looks like such a sweetie. dogs are just the best and my heart goes out to you.

Funky Finds said...

oh victoria, i cannot begin to tell you how sorry i am that you are experiencing such a dramatic loss. as an avid dog lover, i cannot imagine the heartbreak. hang in there & know that we are all thinking of you. hugs, jessica

Lana said...

so so sorry for you.

ann said...

I am so sorry for your loss, he looks like the most wonderful dog a girl could ever have had. It sometimes seems more devastating when a pet is lost. Wishing you lots of healing in your heart!

Leah said...

Oh Victoria, I'm so very sorry.

Cooper was blessed to have such a devoted, loving companion in you, and you in him.

Peace to both of you.

Leah

Stephanie said...

so, so sorry victoria ... i'm sad for you.

xo stephanie

encantadora said...

I'm so sorry... hugs to you. Thank you for sharing his photo though. He looks like a kind-hearted dog.

Annie said...

Victoria, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and Cooper are in my thoughts.

traphic.signs said...

we're so sorry to hear about your loss- so many pets become our children- must be terrible to lose one. Our hearts are with you, from TX & NC.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and Cooper were so lucky to have each other.

ximu said...

Im so sorry for your loss! you shared so much of him with us and he will be missed. big hug!

dianamuse said...

Oh no. I'm so deeply sorry for your terrible loss. Thinking of you and your dear, wonderful Cooper.

You are a great gift to all of us, Victoria.

Diana

erin said...

victoria, i am so very sorry about cooper. i lost my 19 year old cat last spring, and it broke my heart even though at 19 it's to be expected. i still think about her every day, and i'm sure i will for a long, long time. i hope that all the good times you shared together will help lessen your grief. he was a very lucky dog, and you're so lucky to have had him in your life.

xoxo

Anna at D16 said...

I am so sorry, Victoria. Your love for Cooper was so clearly evident in your posts, and I just cannot imagine the grief you must be feeling right now.

I'm going to leave for home a little early today to be with my little Bruno. Our thoughts are with you.

Passing Notes said...

I read your blog daily and was saddened to hear the news. Sending you a big warm hug!!!!

Abbie

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about your dog. I lost my cat this year, he had a heart attack in my arms. Losing one's pet is so traumatic. I sure you gave him a wonderful life.

I'm soo sorry for your lose.

best

Marsha

Jane said...

Oh poor you and poor Cooper. What sad news. I'm so sorry.
~jane

Stacy Byas said...

I am so sorry. There is probably nothing anyone can say to make you feel better, but maybe just take heart knowing that you loved him and provided him with a better life than anyone else could have.

Blythe said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved pet is so horrible. I'm sending a big virtual hug your way.

Cheryl said...

I am so very sorry for your loss & will be thinking of you.

matirose said...

i am so sorry. he is beautiful.
hugs to you,
m

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you loss. I read your blog regularly and Coop seemed like such a happy dog from the way you wrote about him. I know he'll be missed by many.

SweetPea said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Take your time. Us readers will wait.

Anonymous said...

i had a dog die unexpectedly as well, and all i can say is i took comfort in knowing that unlike dogs that die longer drawn out deaths, every day of that dogs life was a happy, perfect day. he couldn't have asked for a better life.

layersofmeaning said...

Nico (my doggie) and I will be thinking about you and praying for you!
take care

sarah said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. at the beginning of the summer my husband and i lost our rescue, rex, a 7 year old english bulldog very suddenly. he was truly a blessing and, while we gave him a great home and lots of love, he rescued us in return in so many ways. i truly empathize with you. take all the time you need to grieve.

freefalling said...

Oh no - poor Cooper!
Your heart must be breaking in two.
And it must have been so traumatic for you to see him in distress and not be able to help him.
I'm so sorry he won't be there to share your lives together.
I know you'll miss him terribly.

Jennifer said...

I am so, so sorry. I get teary-eyed just thinking about losing my beloved pooch. My deepest sympathies and please allow yourself to grieve as much as you need.

Anonymous said...

wishing you a very peaceful day from nyc.

Genevieve said...

so sorry about the loss of your beautiful boy...

Susannah said...

It is so hard to lose a pet, especially one that has become family. I lost my Kitty two years ago--we undoubtedly saved each other. I still think of her every day. Hugs to you.

Linda - knorrigt.com said...

Oh no, so sorry..

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

So sorry to hear about your loyal friend.

God bless you!

Unbalanced Libra said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Love and light to you.

Russell Cook said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Reading some of the posts shows Cooper's reach was wide. I hope you will always have memories of Cooper.

Cathleen Mullins said...

i'm really sorry for your loss. you obviously are loved by many people who are sending their thoughts and prayers to you. i'm adding mine. i'll pray for your peace and strength. cooper sounds like the best friend.
cathy

Jana Souza said...

Victoria,

I am so sorry; I am sending you a huge hug and tons of support. I remember so many posts about your precious Cooper; he is absolutely darling. Warmth and prayers, jana

kelly said...

I'm joining the others here to say that I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you.

I've never commented on your blog before, but I'm a frequent reader. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself here. Take care.

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!! I've owned dogs for over 20 years and know the pain of losing one. I've also lost one very unexpectantly and know how much my heart hurt. Each dog has it's own personality and you're exactly right, they rescue us!! I'm actually tearing up writing this - please take care!! We'll wait patiently for your return.

alana said...

My heart goes out to you. The posts with Cooper were some of my favorites. So sorry for your loss.

Uncle Beefy said...

Well, I can't say anything that anyone else hasn't already expressed but I really am so sorry for your loss, Victoria. As an ardent animal lover I know where you are and how painful it is to experience that sudden gap. My sincerest condolences. Take care of yourself and take as much time as you need. We're all here.

Shannon said...

I'm so, so sorry.

christine murray said...

so sorry for your loss...remember the good times and all he gave you and you gave him...

AngieMontreal said...

When I think about my little guy at home, I can't even imagine going through this. I'm so sorry. My advice is to take on some sort of super fun massive creative project project.

hugs from Canada

Kelly said...

Clearly you two were lucky to have each other. Is it bad that it's sometimes more difficult to lose a pet than a person??

Anna said...

Im so sorry to hear about your loss x

Terra said...

oh victoria- i'm so sorry for your loss! i have two dogs myself (one looks like cooper) and i can imagine your sadness. so very, very sorry! take good care in this time of grief and reflection.
Terra

k said...

i'm sure cooper appreciated the love you gave him as much as you appreciated his. my heart goes out to you.

karen said...

As I read your post I can't help but shedding tears for Coop and for my own dear pets that have passed away. I know going through this is unbelievably painful. But once the grief is gone, you'll remember him every single day with such love and joy that you will be grateful for being so lucky for sharing your life with him. All those secret words, games, tricks and adventures will stay with you forever. I know he is okay now and will always be in your heart.

Warm hug from Chile.

Nathalie said...

Victoria, I feel your pain so much ... am really sorry, i know that feeling of emptiness ..thinking of you and Cooper...

Anonymous said...

Victoria, I am so sorry. There are tears in my eyes as write because it was clear how much you loved Cooper - long distance hugs from Brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can just see the love he had for you by looking at those eyes.

He'll always be with you in loving memories.

Jon said...

My heart goes out to you. I will miss hearing you so lovingly describe your adventures with your dear companion.

Farewell, Cooper. Run free, run free.

amber said...

very very sorry for your loss, he looks like a very sweet dog!

Nora said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear dear companion and friend.

sarah h said...

i am so sorry to hear about cooper. he looks like a real sweetheart. hugs to you.

kim. said...

OMG Victoria, I am so sorry. You've got me tearing up, because I can't imagine losing one of my cats. They are my family, as Cooper was yours. I'll be thinking about you, and Cooper. Take care.

ruth said...

oh, victoria, I am so sorry to hear that. Aren't you glad you had the opportunity to experience life with Cooper? An outstanding pet is one of life's bonuses. Hugs.

jenni= ) said...

oh, i am so sorry! comforting hugs to you.

laceyJ. said...

What a sweet tribute! I recently just lost a pet; don't worry- it'll get easier. Promise.

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

Can't begin to say how deeply sorry we are for you.

Keyse said...

I'm sure he will be watching over you from Doggy Heaven. Sending you my best, Keyse

Leslie said...

I am so very sorry. I can tell just by the picture that Cooper was a very special pup. It is never easy. I have a lump in my throat just thinking about it. But it sounds like you made Cooper's life so happy, as he made yours.

DawnMarie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We are better people for having them in our life but gosh it hurts so bad when they leave us. My thoughts are with you as you go thru this very difficult but meaningful process of mourning.

Anonymous said...

i am sorry to learn about cooper's passing, the stress and sadness you feel.

please be extra-kind to yourself. now you carry cooper in your heart, but you will be reunited again someday. until then, i hope you can focus on the joy and love he brought you and remind yourself of the love and good care that you provided to him.

wishing you peace.

a cat mom who has been there twice and once with our family dog

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I have always thought that my rescue dog rescued me, too.
-arin

Heather said...

"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...."

Author unknown

~I hope this helps you in your time of need.

Ursula said...

So sorry to read this sad news. My thoughts are with you.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Victoria. There are no words to tell you how truly sorry I am. There is little in the world that is as good as a really good dog. You're in my heart and thoughts.

*christie* said...

Sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and anyone else who enjoyed your dog's company

pinkychong said...

Dear Sfgirl,
So sorry to hear about dear sweet Cooper! We loved reading about your walks and we loved seeing him in your blog. It's obvious he was loved and loved you. Take care of yourself and surround yourself with cozy furry love thoughts and memories of Cooper. We'll be here when you are ready to come back. Hugs from East Sacramento!

Anonymous said...

Very, very sorry to hear about Cooper. That's extremely devastating. I'm another faithful reader sending good thoughts out to you.

marian said...

tears in my eyes. I'm so sorry you've lost such a special friend.

DSpicy said...

Sending you my deepest heartfelt condolences. My two dogs are my kids and I also foster dogs too so I understand the bond that one can form with a loving canine companion. I have enjoyed reading your posts that mentioned or featured Cooper.

Feel joy in knowing how much he loved you and for all the wonderful memories that you have of him. You did a very wonderful and noble thing by opening your heart and your home to a sweet boy who needed a forever home and which you in turn provided. Know that with you Cooper felt happy, safe, secure and loved.

Take good care of you. A big kiss blown into the sky to Cooper.

Carrie

Anonymous said...

Coop looks so similar to my childhood dog, pep....I lost him when I was 15....

So hard when the things you love the most are taken from you so suddenly. I have been there myself....

So sorry for your loss....

Anonymous said...

You have touched and inspired so many people and I can only imagine how much Coop has touched and inspired you!

Pets hold such special places in our hearts and while some memories become blurry or forgotten, those places that occupy our love and freindship with our pets never goes away. We are all thinking of you and wishing you the best. You are very loved!

Mandy Lou said...

My heart is breaking for you - it's incredibly hard to lose a pet. I still think of my two cats that I lost over two years ago - everyday. The only thing I can say is that it does get easier...

Anonymous said...

Victoria,
I write this with a heavy and saddened heart. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss of magnificent Cooper. I so loved scratching his back side, and watching him turn into me for more. We are so fortunate to have such great beasts in our lives, and I'm certain that there are no words that must describe how you feel today. But by reading your comments, so many of your friends and colleagues offer their love and support during this hard time.
Cooper will be missed, and never forgotten. A big doggie hug from me and mine.

-- [a greatly saddened] Colleen

Simone said...

I've never commented here before, but I had to for this one.

Two weeks ago, I lost my Golden Retriever, Auggie, for the exact same reason. After reading your post, it was hard not to cry here at work. Losing Auggie broke my heart -- and now there's a piece that will always be missing. I know you're feeling similarly (no one ever feels the "same," I think), and I hope that, even though there may be a piece missing, your heart will heal in time.

Quan said...

Vic,

Oh my god! I am so sorry. I am gonna miss coop watching out for me and keeping me company by my desk. He was a great companion. Please take care of yourself.

Love,
Cheryln

Anonymous said...

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katastrophik said...

i'm sorry for your loss. i'm sending all of my warm thoughts and hugs to you tonight.

Nicole | Making it Lovely said...

So sorry, Victoria. I'll be thinking of you.

Nicole

Abby Creek Art said...

Victoria, I am so very sorry to hear about Cooper. I lost my dog, Abby in March and I still miss her terribly. Dogs are such bright lights in our lives and they are truly our best friends. My heart goes out to you. Please know that you are surrounded by all of us out here who wish we could give you a hug right now.

studio wellspring said...

i know there's nothing i could say to make you feel better ~ loss is always a difficult thing. but my thoughts & prayers are with you. i hope your love for cooper brings joyful memories to ease your sorrows.

Victoria said...

I already left a message here, but I don't think it went through, so I will try again... My heart truly aches for you. I know the sadness of going through such a loss, and I am truly sorry. What a sweet angel face your beloved Cooper had. It is apparent what a good soul he was and how wonderful that the two of you found and rescued each other. I wish you much peace, and many joyful memories.

Victoria

Traci said...

I'm so so sorry. My heart breaks with you.

R2K said...

What a cute guy! :)

Summerinbrooklyn said...

Nothing on earth is quite as precious as the love you get from a dog. No love from a human can come remotely close. I don't know what it is to lose a dog friend - I have my pup now, and she's my first real pup - but I think about the likelihood of my outliving her everyday and I am terrified of that day. I am not a particularly religious person, but I DO love the idea of Rainbow Bridge, and hope that I'll be worthy of the place so I can see my Summer there after we're all dead and gone. I wish you peace and strength and sanity until you see Coop again.

whitney said...

As someone who lost her best canine friend many years ago, my thoughts are with you. I'm so, so sorry for your loss.

Anna said...

Oh Victoria, I am so, so sorry to hear this awful news. I'm almost in tears as I look at his gorgeous picture. I'm really sorry! Thinking of you!
XO
Anna

a. said...

I am usually a lurker but had to comment - So sorry to hear about your beloved pet!

momo said...

I'm another person who's been reading and enjoying your site for a while now, but have never commented.
I read this post and gasped "no" out loud... I'm so sorry for your loss and wanted to add my condolences to the long list here. You share your life with strangers everyday, and should know that we strangers feel for you now.
Take as much time as you need - we'll still be here when you get back.

Shira said...

hi, sorry if i am double posting, i think my first try did not go through, i wanted to join the chorus of readers who will miss coop and wish you love and e-hugs. I am so sorry.

american goods said...

Oh Victoria,

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you feel a huge hole deep in your heart. Maybe try to fill that hole up with the great memories you two had together. Coop will always be with you, you will carry him around in that hole. Again, I am so sorry.

coral said...

Victoria,
I am another frequent reader who has yet to comment,
It is obvious that the adventures you shared with Cooper have touched many.
I have also recently and suddenly lost a family dog, and understand how quiet an empty home can feel. I believe the best way to honor your relationship with Coop is to continue to relive the memories and share the stories of the times you have had together.
Our thoughts are with you.

Natasha said...

Just saw this at work and am beyond sad. Coop was such a part of who you were, you made a great team! We feel your loss, especially those of us who have recently been in your shoes. Another sustaining thought heading your way.

sfgirlbybay said...

thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and sympathy - it is so sweet. i'm really not doing too good today, but will chat later. thanks so much for your all your lovely notes. coop would be honored.xoxo
victoria

jmcquary said...

My dog was suddenly taken from me too. I understand how you feel. I'm so sorry for your loss. Animals always have a special place in your heart.

allie said...

victoria, i am so sorry...i know how you feel, and it's an incomprehensible pain. i lost my dog years ago, and while it was devastating, i will always remember how much better he made my life. i am so sorry for your pain. i'm sure he knew how much you loved him. he was a beautiful dog.

Choni said...

Coop was a kind, funny, happy dog and I was lucky to know him. He had a depth and an 'old soul' quality that made him very special. And he loved his Mom like crazy.
It was so obvious that you and Coop were meant for each other. No one else could have cared for him and protected him and loved him the way you did. You gave him a wonderful life.
I'm so, so sorry. I will miss him deeply.

*JEM* said...

I'm so very sorry for you loss.

Karen said...

I'm sitting here crying after reading what you wrote. Broken-hearted you.
Looking at his photo I can see what a special guy he was. It is so rough to not have had any knowing ahead of time...the unexpected thing...
Certain animal companions do rescue us, huh? Open us wide, love us so--of course our hearts break into 1,000 tiny pieces when they are no longer where we can see them...but he is there.
xo

die_hard_beatles_fan said...

So sincerely sorry for your loss. Sending you the best of vibes.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, my heart breaks for you. I'm so very sorry.


-Jenny

Sarah said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I know how much he meant to you. Losing a pet is so terrible.

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cooper looked like a great guy! I completely understand how they can rescue us. Take care.

J Cool

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your lovely Cooper. I know how it is to loose a pet and will be thinking of you both!

-Xenia

Becky said...

I'm so sorry to so suddenly lose such a good friend:-( In our thoughts and prayers. b

Anonymous said...

victoria,
so very sorry for cooper's passing. he just seemed to sparkle, a joyous and loyal friend and companion. i lost my terrier mix, also a rescue, last year and i think about him every day and even though i have a new little rescued guy filling my heart and days, i'll always have a hole in my heart. again, so very sorry for your loss. please take care.

Melissa said...

I am sorry for your loss! You are a bright and beautiful spirit. They say dogs are just like their owners and I'm sure your dog Coop was too. I wish to you all things warm and happy in your time of need. Lots of hugs!

Alicia P. said...

Oh no. I'm so terribly sorry. It's very hard. When it happened to ours this summer, it hurt me in my core. I think the best thing anyone said was "be gentle with yourself." I wasn't, really, or couldn't be. But if you can be, it helps a little. Makes me cry just remembering. Stay close to people who understand. It will be okay again. Sweet Cooper. Peace to you both.

Robin said...

I'm so sorry to read about Cooper and I'm sending you a big hug over the blogosphere. It is very hard to lose 'someone' so dear and close to you, but I think he will always be in your heart and soul, and you will be linked together forever. There is a book I recommended to Alicia (Posey Gets Cozy) when she lost Audrey, and I read it when I lost my boy, Oreo, on 6/28 this year. It's called the Soul of Your Pet by Scott S. Smith and it gives you some peace that they definitely do go on, and we might even see them again one day. Take care of yourself. I wish you peace, love, and comfort. - Robin

Bradford said...

I'm so sorry, Victoria. It's clear that Cooper was lucky to have found you.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet pup. Heartbreaking.

Very very sorry.

Melissa

Anonymous said...

Victoria,

I am so sorry about Cooper. I am sending good thoughts your way from Austin, Texas. What a handsome dog. All the best to you.

Meredith

Ann said...

I am so sorry for your loss. This is my first time to visit you and I know from my own experience what emptiness you are feeling - it is so very sad. He was a very lucky dog to have you! Take care.

Marisa and Creative Thursday said...

Oh goodness Victoria. I'm so very sorry. I rescued my Great Dane Lulu, so I know exactly what you mean about "rescuing you back".
I'm thinking of you too and sending you lots of love.

leah c-w said...

victoria, i am so deeply sorry for your loss. keep your chin up. i'll be thinking of you.
lots of love, leah

flip this said...

I was so saddened by your news that I just had to write and tell you how sorry I am for your loss.Sleep for a few days and keep the tissues handy.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry, Victoria.

I am thinking of you,
Kate

Elizabeth said...

Victoria, I am so sorry for your loss.

White Slate said...

I am soooooo sorry for your loss! I hope your pain will fade soon, such a sweet post about your dear cooper.

KathleenG said...

Victoria I am VERY VERY sorry for your loss. Cooper was an amazing dog. My thoughts are with you.

Susie said...

I look forward to reading your blog everyday and I am so sorry for your loss. I especially love & look forward to the posts in which you describe your city adventures with Coop. On more than one occasion I have been inspired to do a little adventuring of my own in SF (I am nearby in Burlingame.) I just wanted to say thank you so much for your inspiring posts. Cooper will be missed even by those of us who have never met him!

Patty said...

I am so sorry about Coop. I have never posted before but I wanted to tell you I am thinking and praying for you. Take time and be good to yourself.

michele said...

May you find peace and happiness soon. Thank goodness that the love you shared remains and will come to you again whenever you desire. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart and strength are with you.

angeljoy said...

Bless your heart, honey. angeljoy

ouchamagoucha said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My precious Snoopers is over 12 now and I dread the day that it's my turn to go through the inevitable...

Kathleen said...

I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. My dog's name is Cooper too. From the first day we picked him up at the humane society he stole my heart and he's had it ever since. He is the best part of my day every day. My heart goes out to you. I am sure your Cooper will always be with you in spirit. Be well and take care.

matte stephens said...

I am so sorry for your loss he looks like a sweet guy.

Single Mom in the Wine Country said...

I'm so sorry that he died! Take care of yourself, honey.

janet & stu said...

victoria, i'm so sorry. coop looks like the sweetest little guy with beautiful loving eyes. we are thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

My deepfelt condolences. I'm nursing a very beloved animal thru his final days and everyday my heart feels like it weighs 1,000 pounds. I dread the day I wake up and he's not there to greet me. But at least I have had a chance to say goodbye and spoil him as much as possible before he passes. I imagine Coop's sudden passing makes his loss so much more difficult to bear. If you can find any solace, remember that you are so sad now, because the two of you had such a happy time together. Bless animals and those who love them.

BlakeyBlueBoy said...

Poor Cooper.... I know what it feels like to lose a dog... i lost one to death & another to the fact that he dissapeared... I hope you get to feeling better. :)

lms said...

it is always such a mutual rescue, isn't it?

my mother believes that, when we die and on our soul's way to heaven, we have to cross a bridge. and as we make our first step, every pet we've loved and lost comes forward to bring us across, rescuing us once again. i don't know if i believe in heaven, but i believe that at least this happens.

take care, victoria. sleep, cry, and hug whats near to you. cooper will help you get through this. and you will see him again.

peace to you.

lisa

designdna said...

OH NO! i clicked over to say bravo on your blogger blog of note today...

i'm sorry for your sad news. what a loss.

Brittanie said...

Just read this and I wanted to say I'm very sorry for your loss. And never forget that he's always with you where ever you go watching over you and smiling his adorable smile.

God bless the both of you! RIP Cooper! ♥♥♥♥

jill said...

i'm so so sorry. :( sending love and prayers ...

annechovie said...

Can't imagine how devastated you must be feeling, Victoria. I know Coop was so happy living with you. He was adorable. I am so sorry for the void. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Republic of Candy said...

Coop was such a beautiful boy. The charm just oozed from the photos. You are both in my prayers.

MK said...

My heart goes out to you. It is so hard to lose a furry best friend. I've been there myself and there's nothing worse than that empty hole. I hope you can look back on the wonderful times you had with him and that those memories can carry you through the next few days.

All the best. -MK

AmandaC said...

I am so so sorry for your loss, Victoria! I am getting teary right now just thinking of my two doggies in dog heaven so I know what you mean be going through. You'll be in my thoughts <3

-Amanda
(I often read your blog but have never commented before)

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow, I am just so sorry. Loving a dog and having them love you back is truly one of the most special things on this earth. My heart goes out but I am glad you both had the opportunity to love each other.

Scott and Kelly said...

I lost my dad just as suddenly this summer. We were all gathered together.His heart just stopped. It's so hard to loose a good friend.

Anonymous said...

what a fantastic, sweet faced puppy.

so so sorry to hear this... hope that you can find some cheer in the coming days...

lynne said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He looks like he was a wonderful, sweet dog.

sadieclementine said...

*delurk*
I'm so sorry to read about Cooper. Kinds thoughts to you.

OM home said...

hi victoria, i was so saddened to read your post, sounds like he brought a lot of joy into your life. i'm sorry for your loss.

warmly,
oorbee

-Suzie- said...

You said the sweetest words. I am so touched and feel with you. I too lost a dog (she became 18 years old) and died 10 years ago.
It is a terrible loss. It will take more than a day to recover. Take your time.
(I just got to get to know you via the article at realliving via Anna.)
So sorry.

Anonymous said...

So saddened to hear about this, Victoria. I never had the privilege of meeting Cooper in person, but his sweet nature just shines through his photos on your blog. Take care during this difficult time, and be extra kind to yourself, too.

All the best,
Lori in Canada

d.Sharp said...

So,so sorry to hear of your loss Victoria. It is very hard, please take care. Thinking of you and your Coop. Best, Denise

Suzanne said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. Cooper looks like a wonderful companion and I'm sure he loved you too.

karyn said...

Hang in there.

veduku said...

omg!

you had so many messages you really iam sure will come back to normal with somany friends with you
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eleKtrofly said...

rest in peace
little pup

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