Tag Archives: dog

3+ years later…

it still hurts. i still miss him just as much as i did the day he left. that day, a day after two other incredible losses… i still feel it. it truly was the worst goodbye of all. there have been other really painful losses, sure. but when it comes to your constant companion, your only […]

january 20th

january 20th… it used to be one of my favorite days. but not anymore. it was my dog’s birthday and today just reminds me that he’s gone. it’s been over a year and i still miss him every single day and it doesn’t seem to get any easier. i so wish he was here, hogging […]


today would have been my dog‘s 15th birthday. today actually marks 18 weeks since he died. it’s hard to believe it’s been that long because it feels like yesterday. i miss him just as much today as i did then. i just found these photos. they were taken 3 years ago today. a day when […]

sad reminder

i just found some polaroids that my dad had taken in 1997 when he went to pick up my dog as a puppy. sad reminder that he’s gone… top left: him bottom left: he’s on the left with his brothers and sisters top & bottom right: his dad [his mom died when he was 3 […]

2011 – i did it! i did it!

ok so i spilled my guts on all of the negative that happened last year [2011] but it wasn’t all bad. really. i swear. here are a few things that i did do: 1. had blog redesigned – thanks to sara and matthew! 2. wrote 100 posts for the amazing design milk. have you read them […]


2011. wow. hard to figure out where to begin. it had amazing high points but also far too many low points. like the lowest of low. there was way too much loss… i lost my super sweet grandfather on august 29th. 6 short days later i lost my amazing great aunt on september 4th. and if those […]

the worst goodbye of all…

or the post i never wanted to write. the last 2 weeks have brought the death of my grandfather and my great aunt. and now my sweet dog… elliot.  * january 20, 1997 – september 16, 2011 i’m still in shock. i still can’t believe it. and i want so badly for it not to […]

do you think?

i’m obsessed with my dog?  this is a screenshot of my phone’s photo album. i can’t help it.  every little thing he does is magic. yes, i have that song stuck in my head and now it’s going to be stuck in yours.  and yes, i swapped the she for a he. you’re welcome.

modern dog bowls

finally, a modern dog bowl that is cute and practical. see phorm feeders here. image via in the company of dogs

elliot sweetness

elliot at my parent’s house.