Paw Prints on our Hearts

On November 19, 2014 we had to say goodbye to our sweet boy, Quincey. We lost him to Cancer. He was only 7 years old, and we were lucky enough to be his family for 5 of those years. He may be gone now, but his paw prints will forever be on our hearts.

Quincey was more than just our dog, he was truly a member of our family and my best friend. He was there to welcome my husband and I home after our wedding, and after the births of both of our daughters (that he was so gentle and kind to). He was always there – at the door when I came home, by my feet when I worked, by my bed when I slept, at my chair when I ate – always there with his sweet smile and love to give. It’s been nearly five months since he passed, but I’m still not used to him being gone.

Quincey inspired us to start this blog, and create “Golden Retriever Day” (which falls on February 3rd, his birthday).

We know many of you have gone through this difficult loss – please share your memories with us.

Quincey Shroyer  February 3, 2007 - November 19, 2014
Quincey Shroyer February 3, 2007 – November 19, 2014

All Dogs Go To Heaven

This morning on my facebook newsfeed I saw that a friend’s dog had recently passed and it broke my heart.

The hardest part of owning a dog is having to say goodbye. Coping with the loss of a pet is extremely difficult, as the bond you share with your furry friend is unlike any relationship you will ever have with a human. Dogs offer unconditional love and companionship. For those who are dealing with the loss of a pet, I encourage you to try to see it as an opportunity to grow emotionally, and to always remember that both of your lives were richer because you had each other in it.

Here’s a photo I love that proves that all dogs really do go to heaven..

Today I’m thinking of Pepper & Dusty, the black and yellow lab I grew up with. I’m a firm believer that growing up with these dogs taught me how to trust, respect, and most importantly – love unconditionally.