Monday, January 15, 2018

angel aoife

along with the joy and happiness that comes with having a dog, also comes the pain and heartache when they have to leave us. this is what we went through early saturday morning. eef had been dealing with some health issues lately but nothing that would lead us to expect this outcome. preliminary diagnosis was a ruptured heart valve. they resuscitated her a couple of times but the only humane thing to do for her was to let her go. it was sudden and unexpected and we are all devastated.


daughter #1 brought aoife into our family in april of 2006, when she was just 2 months old. she was so tiny, she fit in hubby's hands! it's hard to believe she was ever smaller than bailey.

a month later, her ears stood up and they were huge!

she was such a cutie.

kibbles, my heart dog, was still with us, and let's just say, she tolerated little aoife's puppy antics. poor kibbles was so patient with baby aoife. they shared 4 years together.

aoife was the coolest and she totally rocked her shades.


she was just as comfortable with mud on her face...


as she was all glammed up.


she loved going out on new adventures. as long as she didn't encounter any people ... or dogs. she wasn't very social. BOL


she loved to hunt lizards. no matter where they were, she'd always find them.


she was a beautiful ring bearer when her mommy (daughter #1) got married.


but most importantly, she knew how to have fun and not take herself too seriously.


when kibbles crossed the bridge in january of 2010, aoife was here for me. then bailey came into our family in november 2010, and she and aoife became fast friends. she was bailey's best gurl. they went rock climbing...


they'd go shopping...


they had pajama parties...


they were the best gal pals.


we are all going to miss aoife something fierce. she was a part of our family for almost 12 years. she was woven into the fabric of our lives. and now there's just a hole. a big, ugly hole.

nobody is ever prepared to lose a fur baby but when it is just hurled at you, out of the blue, it's just so unfair.

run free sweet girl ... i love you.

until we meet again my friends-


  1. Such a heartbreaking shock. I'm so sorry. ♥♥♥♥♥
    I will include Aoife in the January edition of 'Our Rainbow Friends'....

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy, especially if it is sudden. Losing a fur baby absolutely leaves a huge hole in your heart. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. I understand because my baby girl died suddenly last August.

  3. I had a bad feeling when I read the post headline. I am so very sorry to read about dear Aoife's sudden loss. She seemed like such a neat girl, I am glad I got to know her through your posts and photos.I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Oh I am so sorry for your loss- little aoife looked like such a sweet little lady- definitely one who enjoyed life. How devastating that must have been.Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.
    Mom Kim

  5. As if I had not cried already for Aoife, this article made me cry again. She was a sweetheart of a dog and I loved her dearly.

  6. So so sorry to hear about sweet Aoife. sending you lots of pug hugs
    Hazel, Mabel & Mom

  7. Oh my gosh, I am just stunned and heartbroken for you. I lost my 15 1/2 yr old on December 2nd (not unexpected just because of her age, yet shocking because she was in great health and perfectly fine until the very last heartbreaking minutes), so I know what you are feeling. Aoife was a darling dog, and your daughter, you, and all of your family have my very deepest sympathies :(

  8. oh noes! OMD, I can't believes it. I am so very sorry. I miss Aoife alreadys. What a sweetie, and I knows she helped Bailey lots when she was recovering. Sendin' lots of loves and {{hugs}}} and slobbery kisses ♥
    Ruby ♥