Yesterday, we lost our friend. January 12th, 2002 was not the day he was born, but the day he was reborn. It was the day we brought him home from the shelter and our beautiful friendship began. He was one of the great loves of my life. Today, I wrap myself in a womb of grief. Good bye, my friend. I will love you forever.

26 Comments on “RIP, Darby 1/12/2002-12/4/2011

  1. Sorry.
    I miss Riley and Roo every day. It seems like I may never have a dog again to avoid going thru that again.

    • Thank you, Steve. I always said we would never get another dog because no one could ever live up to Darby but now that he’s gone I don’t know how long I can last without one. Sorry for your losses, too, my friend.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a sweet dog and a gentle but protective spirit.

    • Thank you, Kat. He was true blue. And, yes, truly gentle. He’d be out in the yard lying around and the squirrels and bunnies wouldn’t even be scared of him.

    • Thank you, Jordan. I know you know the pain of pet loss. The house is so quiet. I guess mornings and bed time are hardest for all of us. He always slept on the floor next to my side of the bed. 😦

    • Thank you, Victoria. He was a lovely guy. The photo was in his younger years but he kept that sweet smile right to the end. Breaks my heart.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this, Myf. I feeling like crying myself. There just isn’t anything worse than losing a canine companion–they’re so loyal and so loving and never question anything you say–just keep loving you. I’m one of those types that can’t stand not having one around, so I’d march right out in a few weeks and get another. It does nothing to diminish your love for Darby, but maybe only a new canine friend can truly help you heal. I think your son will love to help pick one. xx b

    • Thank you, Bonnie! I know how much you love the pups. I am absolutely aching to run right out and get another. The house feels so very, very empty. My husband and I are even sad when we find the lingering dog hair blowing around. 😦

  4. I am so sorry, Myf, so so sorry.

    Just get tears thinking of this.


    deb ice

  5. So sorry to hear this. What a world where we have these blessed creatures to share our lives, if only for a while. Rest in peace, good boy.

    • Thank you, Alicia! I think you would have really liked my big ole guy. He was tops. I agree we are blessed to have them in our lives. xo

  6. I’m so so sorry. We lost our beloved Cleo the cat in July, it’s a terribly sad thing. A member of the family is no longer there. Thinking of you. xx

  7. Oh my God, we’ve obviously emailed about this but January 12 is Monty’s final appointment and my post was going to be almost exactly the same, even down to the photo because they are similar looking. I am so, so sorry and am sitting here sobbing. Why oh why do our best friends have such short lives? No one has ever loved me so unconditionally, and I’d like to think that through his final illness, he has felt that from me as well.

    Rest in peace, Darby.

    • Awww, Robin! I’m so very heartbroken for you guys. I know that Monty has been the very best friend to your family and you all to him. Darby was the best dog I’ve ever known and I’m not sure I’ll ever heal losing him but someday I’ll love another pup. Monty will always love and be with you. Please do let me know if you need anything! Love, Myf xoxo

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