The Post We All Saw Coming

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. . . but never wished to write. We laid our dear pup, Carlos to rest. We thought for sure he’d be around for the holidays – we pleaded for him to just hang in there, but it was too much to ask. We were thinking only of our needs. Carli and I gave full discretion to Woody to make the call. Though Carlos gave love equally to all of us, Woody had a unique bond. On Thursday, Woody received clear communication from ‘Los that it was time, Woody exclaimed, “See, I told you Carlos could talk.”

There’s just no easy way to say goodbye to a dear friend; the sort of friend which supports you in your darkest moments, your deepest grief, and gives love endlessly, selflessly. I mean, who else goes totally insane with joy when you walk through the door – even if it’s a dozen times a day? The love we received from Carlos was as constant as the sun. There is no argument from me, a man’s best friend is his dog. His passing leaves a big hole. I hold on to the hope that we’ll reunite somewhere, somehow, someday.

So, we’ve had a few very long days around here. . . pacing, crying, sulking. Then, we force ourselves to recall all the wonderful, goodness that never would’ve been, had Carlos not been part of it. We adopt our pets knowing full well we will outlive them, therefore we must accept subjecting ourselves to this part, the profound loss.

Carlos, being a part of a family with a girly-girl, had to keep his pride in check. From painted toenails, to pink boas, there were no limits to the humiliation which he would endure in stride:

dress up!

dress up!

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Carlos

Carlos

On second thought, I guess I can’t hold only Carli accountable for subjecting Carlos to un-dog-like photo ops:

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Show Time

Show Time

 

I wanna Rock N Roll ALL NITE, and Every Day. . . OHHH, I

I wanna Rock N Roll ALL NITE, and Every Day. . . OHHH, I

Surfs Up!

Surfs Up!

Regardless of exposing Carlos to goofy fun, he was family, and gave us opportunities to teach and learn many things, such as sharing toys:img_1535

Mine!

Mine!

And being a good sport:p1040203

Peace Bro

Peace Bro

And, just like family we celebrate each birthday:

Carlos' 11th Birthday

Carlos’ 11th Birthday

McDonalds Cheese Burger - a favorite for birthday 15

McDonalds Cheese Burger – a favorite for birthday 15

And, honor emergency room dashes with photos and bragging rights:

Ouch! Torn ligament, May, 2011

Ouch! Torn ligament, May, 2011

But, the best part about having Carlos as a part of our family, was all the love:img_1541

 

 

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Rest in peace, our dear old friend:p1040192p1000212

we miss you….

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Just a travel junkie trying to find my voice in the blogosphere. I enjoy sharing my photography and fast facts I learn in the places I travel through.

13 thoughts on “The Post We All Saw Coming

  1. Mike Landfair

    I’m so sorry to hear Carlos is gone. He was a great dog and my condolences to you and your family.

  2. Mormor

    Dad is taking good care of him on the flip side! They will be waiting for you…… OK, how do you get tears off the keyboard?

  3. Robert Scott

    Aw, we know so well how tough it is to lose such a family member, as we know the feeling many times over. It was such an honor to have met Carlos once, for me, and a few times for my mom and dad. We’re sorry for your loss and hope you remember C fondly.
    Scott Family

  4. Millicent

    My thoughts are with you and I’m so grateful I got to meet him! He was a very, very special good dog. Resting in peace now. Love!

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