Monday, January 13, 2014

Padfoot (2000-2014)

We lost a member of our family today, our dog, Padfoot. 

Padfoot
Padfoot was our 'Arkansas hillbilly pound puppy'.   We called her that, since we found her in Arkansas, while at a family reunion.  The town didn't have a shelter at that time, so, several businesses would have a pen by their front doors, with shelter dogs in them.  That is how we found Padfoot. 

Padfoot was named after a character in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book.  We were reading the book as a family when we adopted her.  As of book #3 in the series, there just were not many good 'girl' names, so, we chose Padfoot.

Padfoot in her Halloween costume, a yellow submarine
Padfoot has been one of the best dogs, ever.  She really loved our boys and all their friends. 

Padfoot in her new booties
One of my son's friends liked Padfoot so much that she even drew a portrait of her for us a few years ago.  The portrait hangs next to the pantry in our kitchen.

portrait of Padfoot
After 13 years in our family, Padfoot will be sorely missed.  Rest in peace, sweet Padfoot.

Padfoot in March 2013

27 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. We have always had dogs and love them dearly, and I understand completely how your heart aches. I hope your lovely memories of Padfoot will comfort you. Best regards, Dianne B. in England xx (your Onion friend)

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  2. My sympathies, Cheryl. Pets enrich our lives in wonderful ways and it is never easy saying good-bye to them. I hope your memories of Padfoot will always bring a smile!

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  3. Sending you sympathy from another dog owner who knows the feeling well. You will have many wonderful memories of Padfoot to bring you smiles.

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  4. The loss of a dear compainion is truly tough and my sincere sympathies to you and the family

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  5. So sorry for your loss but so thankful you opened your heart and home to such a dear lost soul! I'm sure you blessed her life immeasurably.
    Beth

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  6. My sincere sympathies to you and your family on the loss of sweet Padfoot.

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  7. We had a basset named Paddlefoot with similiar coloring as Padfoot. It is so hard to loose a pet. They are a member of your family and you were part of her pack. I could tell she was a good dog. Padfoot had a good long life with your family.

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  8. My thoughts are with you Cheryl, Dogs are members of our family and it is always hard when they have to leave.

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  9. Cheryl I am so sorry to hear about your losing Padfoot. I loved your last post when you made the little booties for her. I'm sure she was a very good companion.

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  10. So sorry to hear this Cheryl :(
    We just went through the same thing with our dog Molly.
    So sad

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  11. Oh Cheryl!!! I'm SO sorry to hear of your loss :( My prayers will go with you as you adjust to not having your sweet little friend under foot! There are few things in life sadder than losing a great furry friend!!!

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  12. I'm so sorry, Cheryl. Sending cyber hugs to you.

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  13. How sad! What a lovely dog she was.

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  14. So sorry about Padfoot.... losing a dog leaves a big gap in your home and your heart so you have my sympathies.

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  15. I am so, so sorry for your loss. =( RIP, Padfoot...

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  16. I'm so sorry Cheryl, I know you all must be heartbroken, she was beautiful.

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  17. So sorry to hear about your furbaby. Hugs to all of your family. vickise at gmail dot com

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  18. Oh Cheryl, I am so very sorry for your loss. Padfoot was dearly loved - I can tell from the photos. Keep the memories dear. Sending hugs and prayers for your whole family. ~Jeanne

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  19. Loosing our beloved pets is so hard. It leaves a big gap for a long time. I'm sorry that Padfoot is gone. I see some Aussie in those pictures of Padfoot. Our Aussie is getting on up there. I'm so glad that your family found her and gave her a good home.There are so many out there that need a good home. Hugs friend..Deb

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  20. Cheryl, I am so terribly sorry for your family's loss. I know there are no words that could ever patch the hole that is left after a beloved pet's passing but, I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. My deepest sympathies and many hugs!

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  21. She looks like a beautiful friend. I'm sorry for your loss and know you will miss her.

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  22. Oh, Cheryl, so sorry to hear about Padfoot. She had a lovely long life with you all, and you have lots of fun and fond memories.
    Hugs

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  23. Cheryl...........you and your family have my sincerest sympathy. I know this is a trying time, but, please remember something for me.........I didn't know Padfoot, but, from the photos I have seen of her it looks like she had a WONDERFUL life and time with you and your family. She couldn't have had a better life here on this earth, and that is ALL because of you and your family.

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  24. Oh Cheryl, what a sad day for your family -- I'm so very sorry. It looks like she was a true and loving companion and a happy, smiley-faced pup. I know she will be much missed by y'all. Hugs to you. :)

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  25. She looks like such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile! Her booties were the perfect solution to the cold snow. She was lucky to have found you, and you were blessed to have shared her life and love. It's so hard when their lives aren't as long as ours. I'm sorry she couldn't stay longer. Hold tight to the beautiful memories.

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  26. I'm so sorry to hear about Padfoot. She sure is a cutie.
    I'm so glad she had your wonderful family to spend her life with.

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  27. So sorry to hear about your dog. Sounds like the holiday party was fun!

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