My Sweet Izzy
Yesterday, Thursday Oct. 9 at 1:30 PM my sweet little Izzy passed away. She passed on her own terms, I did not have to make the dreaded decision. She died in my arms at home. She was my love, and the sweetest dog in the world. There is a huge hole in my heart and a big piece is now missing from my life but I have to be here for Nando. Thank you all so much for the kind words of support. I am heart broken and have been looking through my photo’s of her and wanted to share these with all of you.
I love both Izzy and Nando but Izzy was special for me, my daughter brought Izzy home to help me recover from the loss of my 2 dogs that died very close together. I was distraught, and Izzy was my life saver. She was an amazing little girl, sweet, full of life, rambunctious, very much a diva and spoiled rotten. She and Nando were best friends and were always together, I learned that I could never leave Izzy alone in the house without her Nando, if I did she would give quite the dramatic performance, she was quite the actress. She was feisty and did not have a mean bone in her little body.
There will not be a day that passes that I won’t miss that sweet little girl. RIP sweet Izzy.
I am so sorry for your loss, Suzanne 😦 From the looks of it, it looks like Izzy lived a wonderful and fulfilling life and for that I am sure she is forever grateful. My condolences during this very difficult time.
Can’t like this post Suzanne!
May Izzy rest in peace!
May you find strength to deal with the loss!
Prayers and Hugs
Thanks Sonal, appreciate it.
Oh Suzanne – I am so so sorry – I have two dogs and couldn’t imagine my life without them – I pray you have the strength you need. Sending you and Nando a huge virtual hug! ❤
Thank you Shashi, It’s very difficult for me to deal with this loss. Nando too is having a very hard time.
I’m so sorry, sending you positive thoughts.
Thank you I really appreciate it.
Suzanne, i know you’ve already heard all the kind words… and from experience i know how much they help and how the hurt remains. So I’ll just say, get some rest. Be gentle with yourself. Hug Nando. You are stronger than you know; stronger than you even want to be right now.
Sending you hugs and sunshine.
Thank you Teagan. Knowing I have the support of my friends really helps. I am holding Nando as I type this. He is very upset.
Oh Suzanne! I’m so sorry for your loss! I cannot imagine my life without Sofia so I know for sure that you are heartbroken. Izzy had a wonderful life and she was loved like a daughter. That’s the most important thing to remember during these dark hours. I pray the Lord to give you strength and peace.
Thank you I can’t tell you how much it means to me to have the love and support of my friends.
So sorry. It’s the worst.
Yes it is, thank you so much Mimi!
Oh Suzanne…I’m so very sorry for your loss of Izzy! I completely understand the hurt and loss you’re feeling. As you know, I lost my Ozzie just 2 weeks ago. They passed in much the same way – and though the quickness in which they left us is so hard to come to grips with for us – it is a blessing for them. Izzy is a gorgeous girl! Hopefully, she and Ozzie have become fast friends in doggie heaven! Love and hugs to you, Suzanne. ❤️
I am so sorry about Ozzie, but it gives me comfort to feel that Ozzie and Izzy are together in heaven and Daisey too! Thank you so much
Suzanne, my heart weeps for your loss. I can’t imagine losing such a sweet friend and part of my heart, I can tell by the sweet, loving, heart-felt way that you talk about her that she was your world. She was such a lucky dog to not only be loved so much, but to bring such love and peace and joy back to your life. Every dog (every BEING) only wishes they can have such an effect on someone else’s life, and I know Izzy had the best life while she was here. Thank you for being so vulnerable with us. We love you, we’re so sorry for your loss, and please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do to help you during this time.
Thank you so much, you don’t know how much your kind words and support mean to me. Thank you.
I’m so so sorry Suzanne. 😦 Maybe there’s a little bit of comfort in the fact that you didn’t have to make the decision and that she passed away peacefully at home. I know how difficult it is to lose a beloved dog; I still well up on a regular basis when I think about my white labrador who we had put down four years ago at the age of 17. RIP sweet Izzy.
It is never easy and I still have the same reaction when I think about my other beloved dogs that have passed Thank you so much.
So sorry, Suzanne… Sending you lots of love and hugs. RIP, Izzy. ❤
Thanks so much Angie.
aw so very sorry – we enjoyed seeing those pics. Dogs touch your life in such a very special way. Cook yourself all your favorite comfort food this weekend.
Thank so much.
I know there’s only so much comfort that condolences can bring, but I am really so very sorry that Izzy passed on, Suzanne. Losing someone you love is never easy, but you have plenty of friends that are here for you ❤
Thank you Jess it means so much to me, more than you can imagine having the support and kindness of my friends. Thank you.
I’m so sorry for your loss! Izzy sounded like the perfect little dog. I know she’ll live on in your heart ❤
She will Sarah thank you!
Heartfelt condolences, Suzanne; RIP Izzy….Hugs to you.
Thank you so much Linda.
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I am so incredibly sorry, and I am so incredibly sad.
Thanks to you and Izzy and Nando for welcoming Wyatt and me into our little neighborhood dog community. Izzy will always be in our hearts.
She was such a love and such a sweet girl. Wyatt loves his pugs. Thinking of him pulling me down our block to great both of them makes me smile.
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Thank you so much Camille, you know how much I love you and Wyatt. Thank you for being there for me.
My heartfelt sympathy to you. I will always remember taking lovely little walks with you and your darlings.
I am traveling and will call you when I get home.
Lots of love, Bevi
Thanks so much Bevi. I know you remember my sweetie.
Suzanne I’m so very sorry for your loss of Izzy. I know how special she was to you because I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time. I can imagine how sad you are. I have lost many animals and it hurts so deeply. They are so much more than an animal to us, they carry a piece of our heart and their love is unconditional. I pray for your peace and comfort and for Nando as well.
Thanks Brandi. yes she was and will always be very special to me. The pain is almost incomprehensible, Nando is also not dealing well. He loved her.
How fortunate that you did not have to make that hard, hard decision, and also that you were there with her. What sad news for all of us, as we’ve loved your stories of Izzy and Nando for so long. Hold Nando close. Much love to you both.
Thanks Cynthia. I appreciate you all being here for me and Nando.
I ache deeply for you. And for Izzy. She must be feeling the loss as much as you.
Izzy obviously loved you and Nando very much. She passed on her own terms knowing that it was a decision you should not have to make. I know you know I am grieving for you and am sorry for your loss. I believe she will always stay with you in spirit and wants you to be happy. You might want to check out this website http://www.talkwiththeanimals.com/testimonials.htm (not sure what you believe in with regards to that sort of thing…).
Most of all, keep your heart open, be strong and remain soft. Nando will need you most right now. Sweet, precious Izzy…be free (from pain).
Thank you Stacey, I believe that Izzy is still with me in spirit and always will be. Thank you so much. I have had sessions with animal communicators. I am a believer.
Thank you so much for your kind words and genuine concern.
Suzanne, I’m so sorry to hear about Izzy. This is the hardest part of loving a pet.
Thank you Sharon, I know you understand how difficult it is.
Ah I do so know how you feel. Izzy is in doggie heaven now at peace. Cheryl
Thank you Cheryl, I believe she is and is healthy and can breathe freely and is with her friends who have passed.
Hey Suzanne-How are you doing a few days later? Still hurting my friend? Gosh, I know the void feeling so well. I am thinking about you. Cheryl
Thank you so much Cheryl for checking in. It will hurt for a while I know but I am staying busy now which helps. I still have all of her stuff in the same place it always is, I can’t bring myself to put it away. Nando is very depressed people notice it when they see him. It’s hard but am coping. You are so kind to check on me. Thank you!
Ok hang in there; I’ll be in touch. Cheryl
Aw RIP Izzy x It’s so hard to lose a pet. Sending love x
Thank you so much.
Sorry for your loss. 😦
Thank you Ronit!
Oh my I am so so sorry you lost izzy 😦 my heart goes out to you I know the loss. It was my pugs birthday anniversary yesterday so I was thinking of him and how your pug pictures cheer me up. I hope Nando will be alright he must be distraught like you. Sending huuuge hugs your way xx
I know you also recently lost your beloved pug, it’s so hard. Thank you so much for the love and support.
Big hugs so so sad I hope the pain softens soon xx
We have sweet memories of your Izzy also. May you be comforted by your memories and the knowledge that you gave her a terrific life.
Maria, Bernie, Maddie & Molliel
Yes we do and thank you so much to all of you for the sweet words, it means so much to me. Thank you to all of you.
Oh Suzanne, I’m so sorry about your loss of Izzy. Beyond anything, this is the hardest part of sharing our lives and hearts with the pets we bring into our families. They give so much to us, and expand our lives in so many wonderful ways. Big hugs to both you and Nando. We’ve just started a new journey with a new puppy this week after being dogless now for a few years. Today is day #2 at home with her 🙂
Thanks so much Susan, I look forward to pics and posts about your new family member. Every time I lose a pet a part of me dies with them, it’s very very hard. Thank you so much.
So, so sorry Suzanne. Very sad to hear this. I know how this feels and it is the worst feeling in the world. Hope Nando is ok. I know it is very upsetting to him too.
It is the worst feeling in the world. Nando is having a hard time, he misses her I know. Thank you so much.
I’m so sorry, Suzanne. It is heartbreaking to lose our furry family members that are without fail, always there to cheer us up on a daily basis. It’s these times that you really feel the quiet and the “void” at home. Thinking of you….
Thank you so much, yes, losing our companions that love unconditionally is a loss that is hard to recover from.
Suzanne, I am so sorry to hear about Izzy. I am thinking of you…
Thank you I appreciate it.
I am so sorry to hear about sweet Izzy. Dogs are members of our families and losing them brings such sadness. Prayers for your grieving and peace.
Thanks so much Michelle, yes my Izzy was a much loved member of my family that will be missed so much.
I am so sorry Suzanne, I will miss seeing pictures of Izzy on your web site too! It’s very difficult to lose a pet, sending lots of love and hugs your way! 🙂
Thanks so much Michael, I can barely deal with this loss right now.
I’m so sorry to hear this. Be kind to yourself 🙂
Thank you so much.
Loss is so difficult, I don’t know what to say. I will light a candle in church and say a prayer for you. B xxx
That means a lot to me, thank you so much for doing that.
You are so welcome. Take care. xxx
:((( That is too sad. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart truly goes out to you and Nando.
Thanks so much Mary Frances.
Not a lot to be said. Suzanne: not a lot can replace having an animal one loves to share one’s life with, even if there is another.
Nearly all of us have been there; so you will know that we understand this awfulness very well.
And you have our very real sympathy, truly.
Oh, Suzanne… I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish there was something that I could say or do, that could ease your sadness. I’m thinking of you, and hope that the happy memories of beautiful little Izzy will help to ease that sadness for both you and Nando. Sending much love your way… ❤
Thank you so much Prudy. It’s so hard to know what to say or do when faced with such a loss. Knowing my friends are there and understand is comforting.
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So sorry for your loss Suzanne. I learnt to understand your love and devotion for your pugs from every post where you mention them and I find no words, because I know that you must be terribly sad. My sincere condolences
Thank you Viviana, much appreciated.
So very sorry for your loss. I’m sure your dear Izzy felt loved…just as she loved you. Wishing you tender, lasting memories that will bring you joy and comfort.
Thank you so much for the kind words, I really appreciate it.
Suzanne, my heart goes out to you (and also little Nando) with the loss of your sweet Izzy. That feeling of a chunk being taken out of your heart will soften slightly with time, but from experience will always be there as your mind and heart reach out for the wonderful memories of your lives shared together. Sending you much love and strength. M.x
There is a hole in my heart and a void in my life. Thank you so much Margot.
The passing of our dearest friends is something we will never get over, Suzanne. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope that peace finds its way into your life.
Thank you so much Juliana.
Oh Suzanne, I am very sorry for your loss 😦 I am unsure how to comfort you. Sending love and hugs your way <3<3
Thank you so much Charanya, the support and love I have received from my dear blogger friends means the world to me.
Suzanne, I’m so sorry for your loss.
Thank you so much.
I am so sorry to hear about Izzy. Things can be so stupid sometimes and I just hope that you can begin to feel better knowing that Izzy had a happy life with you. Love and hugs in this difficult time.
Thank you, yes she had a happy life and I was blessed to have her. I so appreciate your kindness.
Huge hugs from me and Mrs Fitz
Thank you Mr. Fitz I really appreciate it.
My heart goes out to you Suzanne. As a dog owner – I know the huge place dogs occupy in one’s heart. Hugs Suzanne. xox
Thank you so much Lindy. I am so sad and so is Nando. He is really not coping well and he is frail from old age and diabetes. I worry for him.
So sorry for your loss. I now understand that feeling of having a hole in my heart since the passing of my cat Marge earlier last month. She looks like she was well-loved and well taken care of, I’m sure she really appreciated it.
Hi Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. It’s so difficult and yes the hole in the heart is all too real and profound. With time the pain lessens but never really goes away completely. Thank you so much.
Hi Suzanne, I’m back from Vancouver now, can’t wait to my own kitchen.
But sadly to hear your lovely dog passed away, take care yourself!
Thanks Mochi, it’s a very sad time here, I miss my Izzy so much. Thank you for the kind words.
A beautiful tribute to Izzy, who was so well loved. I am so sorry your gorgeous dog passed away Suzanne 😦
Thank you Uru, I really appreciate the kind thoughts.
I am so sorry for your loss. What an adorable cute little dog. I know you had many wonderful times together. Memories to cherish. RIP Izzy ❤
Thanks so much, yes we did have many good times.
I’m so sorry for your loss… Take care of yourself and never give up! Izzy is still present in your heart!
Yes she is and thank you so much.
What a tradic coincidence… My beloved horse died yesterday.:(
Oh I am so sorry, I know how upset you must be. Horses, are beautiful, intelligent, loyal animals and I know you will miss him/her greatly. My sincere condolences.
I’m so sorry for your loss, Susanne! 😦 Sending you lots of love and hugs! ❤
Thank you so much.
Dear Sussane, I am sorry for your loss, please cheer up..
Thank you so much.
So sorry for you loss, Suzanne. Thanks for sharing these pictures.
Thank you so much Cheri.
Oh Suzanne, so sorry to. Hear about izzat… It’s rely. Sad. And toughest par of. Life… 😦
Thank you so much it certainly is.
Such a sweet tribute Suzanne– She gave you so much and I hope you can find solace knowing how well you loved and cared for her. God keep you. xoxo
Thank you so much Rhonda.
Suzanne, this was such a special and sweet tribute to Izzy, she is at peace and running around in luscious green fields filled with wild flower up in heaven, may God bless your heart and comfort you at this time. Thoughts are with you!
Thanks so much Amy. what a wonderful thought, I so appreciate it.
Oh Suzanne, I’m sorry to read about Izzy. Thinking of you and Nando – hope your are able to comfort each other as best you can.
Thanks so much we are trying.
Oh Suzanne – my heart goes out to you – I know how much a loving pet means and how you adore your pugs. The picture with Daisy is such a precious image. Take some comfort in that Izzy went on her own terms and what better way than in the arms of her loving mom.
Thank you yes, I am comforted by the fact that Izzy went in my arms. She was loved.
I’m so sorry to hear about Izzy. I know how hard it is when you loose a beloved pet. Izzy had the best possible life a dog could wish for with you. You loved her to bits and she loved you. Not all dogs are so fortunate. Such beautiful photos of Izzy. A wonderful tribute. Emma xx
Thanks Emma, she was so special. I miss her.
Dearest Suzanne, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet sweet Izzy. Everything that I want to tell you is what teagan geneviene said much more eloquently. You are in my thoughts and I’m glad Nando is there both as a solace and also as reason for you to rally.
Thank you so much Azita, I really do appreciate all the support. It means the world to me.
Sweet Suzanne, our 15 year old kitty Chebi passed one day before your Izzy, after a stroke in May and an extended transition.
Let’s celebrate the joy they brought us and the love we had the privilege to wrap them in. Although difficult not to miss them, we are all part of the circle of life that demands we shed our outer ‘skin’ when it no longer functions properly. Rest assured our dear pets watch us with gratitude and a big smiles!
Hoda, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Chebi. They are with us for such a short time and it’s so hard because it just doesn’t seem like it’s enough time with them. You are right though, we have to remember the love and joy they brought to us and we brought to them. Thank you for the wise words, reassurance and kindness.
I’m so sorry to hear about Izzy–I hope your special memories of her will bring you comfort during this time.
Thanks so much Nancy!
What lovely photos and memories. So sorry for your loss, Suzanne. I heart you even more now that I’ve seen the cupcake leash.
Thank you, I loved her little cupcake harness and leash, when I saw it I knew it was for her. She was such a little girl and the pink and cupcakes were perfect.
Suzanne, I’m so very sorry to hear about Izzy. She sounds like such a special pup – love all the sweet photos you shared. Sending you warm hugs.
She was very special Hannah, thank you so much.
So sorry for your loss of Izzy. .. I can feel the pain your going through., as I mentioned earlier only the memories left behind…. RIP to sweet adorable darling Izzy…. Please do take care of yourself dear Suzanne….
Thanks so much Chitra, I am so touched by your comment. Thank you.
I’m so sorry for your loss Suzanne. A little corner of your heart is now Izzy shaped so you can carry the sweetest memories.and he joy of having known Izzy.
Nando is there to help you as you must help him now.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Thank you David what a sweet and wonderful thought.
I am so sorry. They are just so much a part of us, so much as family and friends. I send a hug.
Thank you so much Tonette.
I am very sorry for your loss, Suzanne. I hope your photos and memories of her will help you find peace. But at least you did not have to make that tough decision and Izzy passed away peacefully. You are in my thoughts.
Thanks so much Julian!
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and well wishes your way ❤
Thank you Sarah.
Suzanne–I’m so sorry to hear about Izzy. I only met her that one time but she was incredibly sweet and I know she will always hold a special place in your heart.
Thank you Melissa, you got to meet Izzy before her health started deteriorating. She was the sweetest girl.
I had not dropped by for a few days, but feel so badly to hear about Izzy. I understand perfectly what you mean by the special bond that can occur between a person and an animal. At the risk of sounding really “out there” sometimes I think certain animals can be like a soul mate for a person, and it sounds as if Izzy is your “soul” dog. My Gibson is mine. I thought I rescued him, but it was obvious it was the other way around.
My heart goes out to you. The love, affection and care you obviously lavish on your pugs is a credit to you – I think if one treats animals well, its a reflection of how you treat others in the world, too. Our pets are with us for such a short time, really, and I’m sure Izzy, if she could say so, she’d tell you she had a wonderful life, which is no small thing for a dog!
Yes, you do not sound “out there” at least to me. Izzy was my soul dog, she was special and although we rescued her she really did rescue me. They are with us such a short time and I hope she will say that in her 13 years with me she knows she was loved and cared for to the very best of my ability. Thank you so much, your comment means so much to me.
Dear Suzanne, sorry so late to send my condolences and I hope that you are not missing Izzy too bad all the time . . . . loss is so sad and painful!!!! Think of all the happy memories and I’m sure Izz is smiling down on you from dog heaven. IN THE MEANTIME, congrats on winning the Food52 contest! Amazing!!!!
Thank you so much Sue, it’s a week today that Izzy passed, It hurts yes, definitely and I miss her every day but I am going about my business and things will get better. Thank you also I was really so happy that my meatloaf recipe was chosen.
So sorry for your loss Suzanne.
Suzanne I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard losing a dog can be, they squirm their way into our hearts and warm them like little else. Izzy had such a sweet little face, I loved seeing her pop up in photos. Sending lots of love your way 🙂
Thanks Gab, yes she was my little girl and I miss her.
My sweet Suzanne, I am so sorry for your loss. I had a crush on Izzy virtually, loved hearing pug adventures. My little niece wrote the cutest story book called, “Safety Pugs”; about her pugs after they went to sleep forever. I shared it on the blog as a homage to them & her. I am sending you the sweetest wishes and blessings! XOXOXO Give yourself and Nando a great big hug from me!
Thank you so much George, I will give Nando a big hug from you.
oh Suzanne, I’m so sorry for your loss. She really was a very loved pug. Sending a virtual hug your way xx
Thank you so much Nicky.
Oh Suzanne, I’m so sorry to read about your loss xx my heart absolutely goes out to you, sending so much love xx
It’s two weeks today since she passed and I still feel like there is an open wound. Thank you so much Elaine.
Oh honey 😦 give yourself lots of time xx it took me a long time to get over the loss of Nog last year, they’re so special to us x
So sorry to hear about your Izzy – my good spirit in the house is aging too and I dread the day he wont be around anymore but try to enjoy him as long as I have him – how fortunate that she took the dreaded decision from you though, and that she was able to leave you on her own terms at home. I dont think you ever forget them really – somehow they stay around.
I will never forget and taking from me having to make that decision was one last way my Izzy showed me her love. Thanks so much.
Oh I am so sorry, Suzanne! I’m going through your posts as I was traveling from Sept. 24 until Oct. 20 in the UK and Italy and was out of touch with everyones’ posts! This is such sad news! Hope each day eases the pain for you. ❤
Thanks Christina, I miss her terribly and every day think of her. Nando is having a very hard time, they were together for 13 years, inseparable, he is not adjusting to her not being here
Oh Suzanne, I am so, so very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Big hugs to you and Nando. ❤
Thanks Patty, it was sudden and unexpected. Nando has been sick for 6 years with diabetes but must be much stronger than she was. The doctors think it could have been congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension that took her from me. It’s been almost a month and it’s still very hard to cope with.
Poor baby girl…I hope you’re okay, Suzanne. Text me if you need!!
Thanks so much Patty, really appreciate it.
so, so, late…but I am so sorry for your loss, Suzanne. May Izzy rest in peace at dog heaven. 😦
Thank you Fae, it was such a difficult thing for me to come to grips with. I know she is in heaven with her friends.