Sunday 9 November 2014

Share It Sunday, Bicontinetal Dachshund!

Nominated by guest blogger Bouncing Bertie.

Our Beloved Truffle

Dear Hearts and Kindred Spirits,

On the morning of July 30, our beloved Truffle crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. As our very special vet Dr. Ward helped him peacefully transition, Truffle was surrounded by his loving family: Mom, Tootsie, Dachshund Daddy, and Grandpa.

Truffle's earthly remains are planted in our Idaho garden. His green collar is clipped on the fence. In death, he joins beloved doggies: Terra, Max, Brycie, Keisha, and Daisy. Truffle's memorial service included a reading of Mark Strand's great dog poems. Here's a link to Strand's "Great Dog Poem #2." Mom substituted the name "Rex" with "Truff."

Our loyal, lovely, faithful Truffle lived a long, rewarding life. In 2001, when he was about two years of age and his name was Robert Moose, he was adopted by Grandma and joined fur-siblings Max, Bryce, and Keisha. Over the years, he grew very close to Mom and Keisha. Keisha and Truffle loved to French kiss.

In the fall of 2006, Mom took Truffle on a road trip across the country, all the way to Bar Harbor, Maine, and back to Idaho.

In his thirteen year tenure at the family home in Antelope Valley, Truffle had to watch all his friends leave, including young Daisy, whose premature death after an ill-fated encounter with a moose left the whole family broken-hearted.

Thank you, Truffle, for being our faithful friend and my fur-brother. Thank you for welcoming me to the family.

Mom's note: The day before we helped Truff pass over, Truff howled inconsolably--from pain or confusion. While Truff could howl a hound's lament, this was something quite different. Grandpa, who was his best friend these past years, knew it was time. We didn't want Truffle to suffer. I sat with Truffle on the couch and heard, very clearly, in my brain, "It's time." I have heard all my dogs say this to me, at the end, before their transition. 

After Truffle passed, Tootsie walked close to him and cuddled up next to him, putting her short leg on his haunch.

Here is Professor Emeritus Truffle on the couch.

We wish to thank our special vet Dr. Michelle Ward who provided graceful, compassionate care to us in our time of need. Thank you.

Love to all,

Tootsie and Family

P.s.: You can read more about Truffle's life in this very special post written by Mom in 2010

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  1. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Truffle. He was a beautiful dog and a beloved family member. xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  2. run free sweet Truffle.. my heart hurts for all of you left behind. Truffle is so beautiful..

  3. GOSH, I'm crying over here.....

    How is it that LOVE can be embodied in such a sweet creature.. nature, US...we are the vessels where love dwells. Oh the sweet chocolate face. XOXOX

  4. Thank you so much Molly the Wally for sharing our special Truffle post. We posted a note for you on our blog. So kind.

    And thank you, all, for your loving and beautiful comments. We are very grateful.

    Much love,
    Tootsie and her humans

  5. I was so sad as I read about Tootsie's friend Truffles. I never met him but it was as if I had lost a close friend too. It's a very touching post, but a great tribute for a wonderful furfriend. Many thanks for sharing Tootsie's post, Molly.

  6. That was such a very special post and thanks for sharing that very special Angel Truffles with us.

  7. that was indeed a special post

  8. letting go of a beloved family member is so heartbreaking...

  9. So sorry to hear about this. Losing a wonderful family member is always so hard.

  10. What a special heartfelt tribute
    Lily & Edward

  11. Oh Tootsie, you chose a wonderful post. So touching.

  12. This is so heartbreaking. I was already feeling blue, but this capped it. My tears are flowing freely. I am so sorry for your family's loss. I'll look for a new shining star in the heavens tonight. God bless. ♥

  13. We send out sympathies. He was well loved and lived a good life with his loving family.

  14. Mom's eyes is running over with tears.

  15. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he is watching over you right now.
    I know what it is like to lose a pet.
    God bless all of you.

  16. Oh no :( I am so so so sorry for your loss
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  17. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope it's a comfort to you to know that he seemed to have had a really good life!

    I've lost several pets, and it never gets any easy. :'(

  18. Thanks Molly for introducing us to Truffle. What a lovely tribute post to Truffle!!

  19. Farewell, Dear Truffle. May you have a great life with our Buchi over the rainbow bridge.