May 2018

Remembering Timber

 

We can hardly believe it’s been 3 months already.

THREE MONTHS since we last looked into your eyes, touched your soft crimpy hair behind your ears, caught you as you jumped into our arms and hugged onto you tight.

On January 29, 2018, our family had to live through probably our hardest day together so far. We said good-bye to our beloved Timber.

His loss has left a gaping hole in our hearts and our family. He was much more than just a dog to us. He was a member of our family. In many ways, for Stephen & I, he was like a child to us. He was with us for over 15 years, and had helped us get ready to be parents to Liam. He was welcomed Liam into the fold and was a great big brother to him. Always so gentle and patient with him. He had been with us through every major milestone in our marriage…including getting our house and giving birth.

To be quite honest, I couldn’t even bring myself to write this post until now. The pain has been to raw. Too real. Even now, the words come across the screen with tears streaming down my cheeks. We all miss him so much still.

The picture above was taken about a week before we lost him. He had been diagnosed with kidney disease during this last year, but the last 6 months or so really started to take a toll on his little body. We tried to switch his food up and for a little while that worked. Over the holidays, we saw him start to slow down considerably but his spirits were still good. Just after Thanksgiving, we had celebrated his 15 birthday!

Right after the 1st of the year, he quickly declined. I will tell you that it was a tremendously difficult few weeks for us. Emotions were raw….still are when we think back to it. We have a wonderful vet that has worked with us for years with him (and now also cares for Simba). She tried a few different courses of treatment with him but in the end, his little body was just too tired and the medication was too much. Making that decision for him damn near killed us. I am thankful that we were with him, though. We spent the entire last day with him…..giving him all the love…even his favorite treat of ice cream. I wish we could have frozen time that day. We were all there with him. He had always given his all to us, and we needed to see him through.

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There are so many wonderful memories we have of our sweet boy….our Boo Boo Man. Our Timber Puppies.

I could literally post hundreds of pictures that we looked through and fondly called our favorites. Here is just a handful of those treasured memories ❀

This was his very 1st bath…he was a 3 pound stick of dynamite as a puppy. He had jaws of steel and LOVED to play ALL day. He got into SO much trouble in our 1st apartment.

Timber, you will forever live on in our hearts and we will most certainly never forget you. One day, we will look at these pictures and just smile with the sweet memories…..thank you for loving our family so completely and unconditionally.

Rest now and play forevermore at the Rainbow Bridge until we meet again someday.

TIMBER MURPHY

11.29.02 ~ 01.29.18

December 2017

Happy FIFTEENTH Birthday, Timber!

Our sweet fur baby, Timber, is 15 years young!

In celebration of his big day, he enjoyed a birthday assortment of goodies from Woofgang Bakery, as well as some new treats ❀

This is a milestone birthday for our little guy & we know how blessed we are to have him as an honored part of our family. We’ve seen a lot of change in him this last year, we can tell he’s slowing down but he’s still our happy puppy at heart. He has his ups & downs and we are loving him SO hard for as long as we are gifted him πŸ™‚

Most days, this is how you find him. Lol! Totally snoozing it up. He’s the best for cuddles if you are wanting a nap. Little sir knows how to get comfy without question.

I love that he still sits like this when he’s relaxed. He’s done it since he was a puppy. We call it “bicycle handles” because his little back legs stick out just like them πŸ™‚

Our tiny puppy who was our 1st baby is now our little old man and we wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s grown up with us & we’ve learned so much about life with him by our sides. He’s the best big brother to Liam & now he even puts up with a crazy kitty, too. He’s truly the best!

Happy 15th Birthday to our sweet Timber! I hope you feel all the love that you give us each day! Unconditional Love — You’re the best ….Cheers to another year ahead little one!!

XOXO

November 2017

Happy FIRST Birthday, Simba!

Happy FIRST Birthday, Simba!

We can hardly believe a year has gone by already. At the end of September, this sweet fur baby turned one year old. He has become such a character in our little family. So much personality …and SO big! He’s gone from the tiny, little 2 lb. thing Stephen found in the road to a whopping 13 lb. beast. In fact, that’s what we affectionately refer to him as these days — our beast ❀  ….He officially outweighs Timber!

He loves to lay on the floor next to Liam when he’s sitting & playing with his toys. He’s known for stealing LEGOS & other small objects. You definitely have to watch this guy!Β  ….As he’s a kitten still, he is super playful. He loves to hide behind things & pop out at you. He tries so hard to play with Timber all the time, but Timber is just not into it. They’ll go at it for a second & you can tell Simba gets thrilled but that’s about it.

He sure has made himself at home, here, and we love it. This is one kitty who is not afraid to get comfy. It is hilarious.

Liam has really taken to him, and it will be cute to watch them continue to grow up together.

This is a drawing Liam made of Simba πŸ™‚

cat toys all over the floor & chewed up cardboard ….yeap, that’s about right!

Happy 1st Birthday to our crazy kitty! You are so loved, & we are so happy you found us!

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Happy Birthday, Timber!!

Our sweet fur baby, Timber is 13 years young today ❀
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{photo credit above: Dawn Geraghty Photography}

We are so honored to have shared these last 13 years with him. I have always said he is our ‘forever puppy’, and Stephen now teases me that I’m in denial that he’s actually a senior dog. My head knows it, but yes, my heart is having a hard time accepting it. We’ve definitely seen signs of him getting older. Even today, as much as I would love to treat him to a fun doggy day, he’s not well. We’ll be making a vet visit here soon. Hopefully, this is just a doggy cold & nothing major. Overall, we know that each moment we have with this guy is precious, and we will treasure whatever time God gives us with him.

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He is, and always will be, a member of our little family. He loves us unconditionally, and we love him more than words can express ❀

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This one below is a bit of a throwback of the two of us, but I’ve always loved it πŸ™‚ ….me & mommy’s little buddy

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Happy Birthday, boo boo man! We love you so much!!

xoxo

(Mommy)

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