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Losing a Pet Completely Sucks: Saying Goodbye to Our Best Boy

a dog sitting atop a hill overlooking a Scottish vista

Last week was awful. We had to suddenly say goodbye to our nearly 16 year-old bearded collie, Fergus. Fergus has been a central part of our lives the entire 15 years I have been in Scotland. With a (very) old dog you know that every day is a blessing, but that doesn't make losing a pet any easier.

I've had the makings of a few posts sitting on my desktop for over a week now, but quite frankly, I'm just not feeling it. Eyeshadow can wait. Clothing can wait. It can all wait. It'll get done soon. In the meantime, please enjoy these photos of our beloved departed boy, and I'll be back after the massive hole in my heart has a chance to heal at least a little bit.

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What a sweet, adorable, dog. I am so sorry you have lost your boy. We lost our cat recently and the pain is hard to bear. Hugs to you.


Thank you so much for your kind words. He was with us for so long it's a real adjustment doing life without him.

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