May 13, 2013

The Unexpected

He was a lover who wanted to be snuggled by you...

His name was DeNiro Smalley, mostly known as...

Niro

He slept at our feet
and anywhere else he pleased...


He loved his boy
and his boy loved him back...
He passed away unexpectedly today and we are grieving his loss. Our dog of 12 years who we thought would live for 12 more...

Rest well Niro...we love you forever... Love Momma, Daddy and lil brother Noah.

26 comments:

  1. So sorry, Gerri. It doesn't matter when it happens or how, it's too soon and too hard. These lines from Mary Oliver have always seemed the best description of that loss:

    To live in this world

    you must be able
    to do three things:
    to love what is mortal;
    to hold it

    against your bones knowing
    your own life depends on it;
    and, when the time comes to let it go,
    to let it go.

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    1. xxO Holding on to this and surrendering to it. Thanks Jill

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  2. What a beautiful memorial to your sweet first "child." I will miss him dearly. Praying for you, Noah and Devin. May God's peace and love surround you as you remember him. Love you babe!

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  3. Oh, Gerri, I'm so sorry. Such gorgeous photos you have to remember him with.

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  4. So sorry for your loss. So sad that your son has lost his trusted companion. Sending love and prayers your way!

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  5. Oh, honey. Sending you all so much love.
    xo

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  6. Blessings to you, your family and Niro

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  7. oh, sweetie, sending the biggest of love your way. my heart is breaking a little for all of you, maybe especially for noah. holding you in my heart...
    xo

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    1. Thanks Hon. Taking in all of the love and well wishes, healing... xxO

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  8. oh honey...we know this pain all too well, especially when we expect to have them in our lives for so much longer. sending love to all of you from all the two-and four-legged creatures here. xo

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  9. Hi Gerri - thank you for stopping by my blog x I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet dog, what beautiful pictures you have shared of Niro. My heart goes out to you all at this time....sending you much love xx

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  10. Oh Gerri, I have loved a dog and lost him as well and I know the pain you all are feeling. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss my friend. These are some beautiful photos. A special hug to Noah - I hate that those tender hearts have to experience such pain.

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    1. Yes, it's sad. We are doing better each day and holding on to each other. :-) xxO

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  11. What a beautiful dog. What a beautiful tribute. What a beautiful family.

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