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Sharon
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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How do you define family? This local street scene and the big old dog getting lots of love from papa warmed our heart. Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here! Related... Continue reading
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Passing by adorable dogs waiting patiently, and sometimes not so patiently, for their people makes walks in the city perfect. I love seeing their expectant faces, and I'll admit to hoping I can get them to glance my way or... Continue reading
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This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my dog Cleo. Yes, you may have read she passed away surrounded by salmon treats and love in late September, but I’m still so very thankful for her presence. You see, she is still with... Continue reading
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This year I lost my sweet old dog Cleo. She was my first adopted dog. I say first because our experience of having her as a member of our family was so completely life changing, odds are we'll be adopting... Continue reading
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People are learning that when you choose senior dog adoption there is incredible joy and companionship to be experienced. The couple in this story explain how every new canine family member adds a wonderful heartfelt dynamic to their home, and... Continue reading
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It wasn't easy to see my old dog pass on ahead, but I am determined to focus on the good that came from our time together. She inspired hundreds of good deeds over our nine years together. We raised money... Continue reading
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The many years I had with my dog Cleo showed me that it's okay to be scared of the unknown but to let go of any fear, instead focusing on the moment and what I had influence over. One of... Continue reading
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If you're looking for the perfect walking companion, meet Pancho, the sweetest blend of Maltese. Pancho is a handsome senior boy with a great personality to match. Pancho may be a bit on the older side, but he’s still got... Continue reading
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If you want to know what pure love feels like, live with a senior dog. If you want to experience the friendship that Oscar and Felix from the Odd Couple had, live with a senior dog. If your idea of... Continue reading
I'm glad you liked the stories Sobaka, Cleo gave us a trunk load of them. I miss her so much that I have a feeling I will be unpacking more very soon. Thank you for taking the time to comment, it's nice to know someone out there is smiling and thinking about Cleo too.
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My dog loved chasing birds. As a senior dog, when we went for a walk around the block, she lurched toward every slow-moving pigeon. In her younger days, when we made it over to Crissy Field, Cleo's favorite game wasn't... Continue reading
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Christmas came early for anyone looking for a lively, loving and cute little senior dog available for adoption! Rizzo is a confident happy girl who really enjoys being with people and LOVES dogs!! She has plenty of energy with a... Continue reading
Thank you Kelly for your kind words. It's a hard time but I'm trying to focus on all of Cleo's positive influence -- even now, her passing has shown me how many people our experiences together really did touch.
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Nine years ago today we brought our sweet big dog Cleo home from the San Francisco SPCA. She gave us everything anyone can ask for from a dog, or a person for that matter. Our life together motivated me to... Continue reading
You are so kind Chandra and I really appreciate your thoughtful comments here. I do believe Cleo's influence will be felt over me and my work for years to come, and for that, I'm forever grateful.
Thanks Elaine, and you're right. It's tough and there is no way you can predict the depth or length of the grieving process. This is a new experience for me.
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Why do we love senior dogs so much? They could teach those puppies about how to wake a guest up! Wouldn't you rather wake up to this face rather than a beeping alarm clock? Bruin here did a great job... Continue reading
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It's sweet senior dogs like Bernie that make us go weak at the knees. Who can resist such a happy little face? Fall in love with an adorable shih-tzu who loves everybody... Bernie is a cute fur ball that will... Continue reading
I'm so sorry Carolyn for your loss but it sounds like you were able to give him the best send off...that gives me a little peace of mind with Cleo. I think I'm with you too that it's probably a good idea if I start now learning how to live with a hole in my heart...thank you so much for sharing, it means a lot.
Thank you Elaine for stopping to comment, and if there is any questions you have that I might be able to help direct you toward answers let me know...this is a painful stage but helping others makes it a little easier.
That is beautiful Bethany and I hope you are right. I do feel that if I can share personal details during this period, and any of it help others, it's a good thing. My goal right now is to not cry in public...Thank you for taking time to comment, it feels good to be among friends who understand the love of a heart dog.
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We were lucky. Though we still had to say goodbye to our beloved dog, being able to let her go while in a quiet home setting gave us as much peace as it probably did her. We had a great... Continue reading
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Look at this sweet old face. Sunny is an adoptable dog at Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in Northern California. This is a rescue and sanctuary that we've been following for a couple years now. [Loving Old Dogs] Like San... Continue reading
I'm so sorry Kelly to read your news. I have no words only perspective. Every day brings me closer to Cleo and bringing her into my dreams. If I can help you on your journey please let me know. Peace be with you...
Thank you so much Sobaka for sharing your story. It can be heartbreaking but I do believe everything happens for a reason. It is just sometimes more difficult to understand what that reason (or in my case, life lesson) is...I'm really sorry to read the sudden way you lost your dog over a year ago. Like you, I am trying hard to focus on Cleo's happy moments and experiences because I know we gave them to her, and that makes me happier. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is almost here. It's a Mexican holiday that we celebrate and a time to welcome family who has passed on ahead of us to return and visit with us for one day. I really want Cleo's spirit to visit my dreams, hopefully the first of many times.