brandy ~

It's been 2 months since she passed from this earthly home 
and has found her way to doggy heaven
... and I just couldn't fight the tears back to make this post until now.

She was a good dog.  
She was my constant companion for almost 14 years.

Many hours had been spent together in conversation ...
Me doing the talking ~ and she listening and dwelling on my every word 
as if she knew what I was rambling on about.

She gave me comfort.

Our family was blessed to have such a loyal and loving pet.

It's really hard for me to take my walks without her.

She loved blazing the trail and checking things out before me ...

Napping in the sunshine ~

~ and running in new fallen snow ...

  She was a good dog.

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. It hurts so much to lose such a trusted friend, that accepts you just the way you are. God bless Brandy. Blessings to you, too.

    Beautiful picture tribute.

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your best friend. Dan and I know exactly how you feel. We still mourn our two "kids" and it has been about 4 years for both of them. Our heart is with you and your family.

  3. oh, i'm terribly sorry, mel. i know your pain well. my little marigold (my yellow lab) will be 14 in less than 2 weeks, and i know each day might be our last together...

  4. Love you girl. You express the feelings so weil. Sometimes I think someone cannot love a pet like I did, until you learn.

    I remember a sweet old girl, a Golden Lab, there in the north country. She greeted us on our arrival. Such a sweet disposition. Lord yes, I can understand how you miss her. My loss was Ace, way over 50 years ago and yes I think of him fondly now.

    Great tribute word wise and pictures.

    Love to you guys!

  5. So sorry. We still miss our "Baby" a most lovely and loyal Golden. We adopted Opal, a Great Pyr who has a similar dispostion and a good companion but there will never be another "Baby." I hope the good memories will ease your sorrow soon.

  6. I am so sorry, I know how much it hurts to say goodbye to your furry friends.

  7. Oh Mel, what a lovely tribute and I know you have shed tears galore. It hurts so much to give them up. We always mourn our pets. I can never remember being without a pet. Always a dog or 2. They kept each other company when their were 2. I am so sorry but your love showed in every word. Brandy could never have had a better friend than you and Brandy knew it.

  8. It's very hard to have to give one up. You will never forget her. Rest in peace Brandy.Helen

  9. Oh Mel, Our dogs are SUCH good companions. Truly I feel for you in your loss. Sniff. What a nice write up in her memory.

  10. Big hugs for you. It is so hard to lose our beloved pets.

  11. I know how much you miss your BrandyGirl...she was the best. I always got a kick out of how she would greet me with her TeddyBear...a gift she was willing to share...I still miss Flash...he was our Love like your Brandy.
    Sweet sentiments and love the scrapbook pages you did of her.

  12. Sending out warm thoughts and hugs to you. I am so sorry for your loss.
    You posted a wonderful tribute to your sweet Brandy... loyal companion, best buddy.
    Isn't is amazing how these sweet creatures become such true members of our families ?!
    Once again, sending you hugs .

  13. (((hugs))) This is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful and precious friend. I'm so sad to hear of Brandy's passing. Bless your heart I know how much a part of your heart and family she was. My prayers and thought s are with you. (((more hugs)))
    (aka the Squashlady)

  14. poor Brandy...

    I had tears
    reading this, Mel

  15. Mel, Brandy was such a loving dog. It's never easy losing them. Thom and I still talk about his Smoke Dog and my Bubba and Tippy, and they've been gone for years. But they were our 'furry family' members and just like other family members we hold fond memories of them.
    'love & hugs from afar'