We Interrupt This Programming to Share Some Sad News

I just wanted to take some time this morning to share some personal news with you guys.  Last night out little pug Gracie went to doggie heaven.  My husband took her out one last time before going to bed and she was hit by a car and died.  We think she ran off chasing something, probably a small animal.

She was such a great little dog!  great with the kids and always very mellow.  We adopted her when she was probably a little over a year old.  We think she probably ran away from her last home as she was what I would call a “little escape artist.”  Always very curious about things and not afraid to run after them.

You may remember that we lost out boy pug just 8 months ago and now this.  It is very quiet in the house this morning.  We will miss her little snorts.

  • Margaret Porter

    Im so very sorry for your loss. Hope your baby is running free in Heaven now with all the other animals there. hugs

  • Melissa

    Awww…. so sorry to hear this. they are little family members and it hurts so much when they are gone.

  • Nora

    So sad. Sorry for you lost.

  • Kat

    I’m so sorry for your loss. :-(

  • Alicia Davenport

    So sorry. Love our 4 legged kids. Prayers for you and your family.

  • SMR

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Blessings for you all.

  • http://tupperlorrie.wordpress.com Lorrie Eubanks

    I am so very sorry for your loss. A few months ago our female was also hit by a car and is now in doggy heaven. It is still not the same in our house. The kids still break down and cry. I have lost pets before but when it is an unexpected tragedy it is that much harder. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • http://marymule.etsy.com Mary

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how pets become part of the family. Will be thinking about your family.

  • smilingme

    Mercedes: I, too, am sorry for your loss. My deep condolences to you and your family. Your little pug lived a great life after you adopted her and now she is with your other doggie, and they’ll be watching you all from above.

  • Tami

    I am so saddened by your loss. It’s so hard loosing one of our 4 legged family members!

  • Lozaana

    Mercedes, so sorry about your loss

  • Courtney

    I’m so sorry for you and your family. Dogs are such a special part of our lives. Blessings to you and yours.

  • http://www.madisoncouponconnection.com Donna

    Oh, so sorry to hear this. Dogs are such special little family members. I’m sure you and your family will cherish memories of your sweet pups for years to come.

  • Joy

    Hugs to you and your family. { }

  • Donna

    I’m so sorry for your loss :-(

  • jenn

    Hang in there. You never forget them but the pain associated with the loss does diminish.

  • el

    I’m so sorry. I know exactly what you are going through having experienced it myself. I will keep you in my prayers!

  • Jill

    Awww, Sorry to hear that, hope the kids are doing ok, I had a dog get hit by a car and die when I was a kid. I was so sad. xoxo

  • Lauren

    I am SO sorry about Gracie. I had a Yorkie we’d adopted only 9 months earlier get hit by a car. I still feel horrible about it.
    I’ll keep you and your family and Gracie in my thoughts. I wish I could do something more for you :(

  • Catherine P.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Shira

    This is just awful. As the owner of 2 pugs myself, I cannot imagine how it will be when we do have to say goodbye to them. My husband and I both have never experienced the loss of a pet and can’t even handle movies that deal with this subject. I am so sad for you guys :(

  • http://www.chieffamilyofficer.com Cathy @ Chief Family Officer

    I’m sorry for your loss, Mercedes – she was very cute.

  • Casey

    So sorry to hear that. Our dog died 4months ago, and our house is never the same again. I’ll keep you and your family and Gracie in my thoughts.

  • Robin

    So sorry for your loss. xoxo

  • Nancy

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Mindy

    I am SO sorry for your loss. Our family loves animals, and it hurts to lose a beloved pet.

  • Pat

    That is sooooo sad :( What a cute dog too. Sorry for your loss. That is terrible!

  • Kim

    so sorry. sending hugs to you and yours. May Gracie be playing with all our pets, having a fun time, being well enough to run, bark and chase everything she wants.
    Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

  • Tracey

    So sorry to hear this. Our dogs are as much a part of the family as anyone else in it.

  • Caryn Rizell

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Emily

    So sorry – that has to be very tough. I hope you will be getting another dog soon as the house is just way too quiet without any! :-(

  • Rhianna Edwards

    I am sorry for your loss. Pets are a part of the family and it is tough to lose them.

  • Diana

    Its hard when you loose a member of the family even when its a pet. It seems whe sometimes spend more times with our pet than our kids. So in a way its one of our kids. Sorry to hear about your dog.

  • Peggy

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss…it’s hard to lose a family member suddenly.

  • http://frugalfinders.com/ Mitchell Wischmann

    I’m so sorry to hear this news, Mercedes! You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Patricia

    I feel your pain Mercedes, my family is a pug loving family and we have lost our Sambi and Snooki.

  • Lisa

    Mercedes, my heart is with you.

  • mary b

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Danielle

    hugs to you in this time of sorrow

  • http://www.urbancatsitters.com Hilda

    Oh no! I missed the sad news 8 months ago…..now they both have their wings. All dogs go to heaven…..to chase all the cats up there! So sorry, Mercedes. Pugs rule, as dogs go, even here in the cat house!

  • Christina

    Oh my, I am so sorry. I have 2 little Scottie dogs and cannot even imagine how awful this would be. My condolences to you and your family! I’m sure you can take some comfort in all the great memories you have with your special little friends.

  • Karen

    So sorry to hear about your loss. And thank you so very much for all the hard work you do. I depend on your site. And I DO believe in Doggie heaven. I know I’m going to see my Boston Terrier, Wally someday!

  • Mirian

    Mercedes, I’m so sorry about the loss of you dog :(

  • http://www.organicdeals.com Susan @ Organic Deals

    Oh Mercedes, I’m so sorry, what a sweetie she was, so darling. Big hugs to you and your family.

  • Kim J

    I’m so sorry that you lost Gracie. We lost a dog rather recently, too. I know how hard it can be.
    So sorry.

  • Leigh-Ann

    I am so sorry for your loss!

  • Lisa

    I’m so sorry to hear your news, Mercedes. I remember your dogs from when you lived in Plymouth. Please take care.

  • Beth Radesic

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.I too have a pug and don’t know what I’d do without him!

  • Lynette

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss :(

  • http://www.myfrugaladventures.com Charlene @ MFA

    How awful for you Mercedes, I am so very sorry. Our dog is for sure a part of the family and something like this would be heartbreaking.

  • Erika

    How sad, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Bethann

    So sorry for your loss! I know it’s like losing a family member. My heart goes out to you.

  • Jamie

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My family has yours in our prayers.

  • http://www.stlmommy.com Kim

    So sorry Mercedes.. Thinking of you and the little ones. :)

  • Melissa

    So sorry about your pug Gracie, that’s what sucks about have a pet when you lose them it is just like a family member.

  • Linda Kish

    I am sorry for your loss.

  • cindy m.

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

  • http://FindsforFriends.com Carissa Goodlet

    So sorry to hear that! It is so hard to lose a pet – they are family. :(

  • Stephanie

    Sorry for your lostt.

  • Marella

    So sorry for your loss:(

  • http://carolscrittercorner.com Carol

    So sorry to hear about your little Gracie. Pets are so amazing and it’s devastating to lose them. My heart goes out to you and your family at this hard time. May you always have fond memories of her and smile when you think about her. Affectionately, Carol

  • Megan

    My heart goes out to you!the wound will never completely heal but be easyer to bear in time. You will be in my thoughts in prayers!

  • KimF

    I am so sorry. We lost our dog which we had had for 17 years in Feb. We still miss him. Our thoghts are with you and your family.
    Thanks for doing your blog!

  • Linda

    They are playing and running around waiting for you to join them at the Rainbow Bridge.

  • http://nursesan@bellsouth.net Suzanne

    So terribly sorry for your loss. Can’t say anything that will make the pain go away. To loose one of our babies rips your heart out. I will say prayers for your precious baby.

  • Heather

    Sorry for your loss. It’s always hard loosing a pet. In time the pain lessens and we’re able to smile while remembering those we loved dearly.

  • Gayle Bowman

    So very sorry to hear this! We have a pug and love him dearly!!! We will sY a prayer for you and your family. Greiving with you………

  • Sheri

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  • Kristina L.

    As I was reading I remembered that you just lost a dog not long ago. I’m so sorry that you have lost another one. You know since finding your blog about a couple of years ago I have seen so many things happen in your life like the birth of your baby girl and so much more. I feel like I know you and I’m sad to hear anything bad like this happen to you and your family. Your little Gracie is in my thoughts.

  • http://www.commonsensewithmoney.com Sonya

    I am so very sorry to hear about your precious fur baby. Thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless and Comfort you and your family.

  • joy b

    So sorry for your loss. Always remember God has a special love for dogs because dog spelled backwards spells God.

  • Renee

    Mercedes, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Gracie.

  • AC

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She rests in peace in doggie heaven.

  • Karen R

    I am sorry for your loss. May she run with all our beloved pets in pet heaven.

  • Susan

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Erin Prater

    How incredibly sad. Your family must be so heartbroken right now. I am so, so sorry. :( :( :(

  • sheri

    Sorry for your loss. We had lost our 16 year old Cocker in Jan. The empty hole they leave in your heart is unreal. The only thing that made it bearable was all the happy memories we have have her. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. The Hergerts

  • Myrna

    I’m sorry to hear this and I hope that knowing others care will give you some comfort.

  • Rebecca Eddy

    My heart aches for you and your family. The loss of a pet (read four leg family member) is never easy. My thoughts are with you right now. May you all find peace during this time.

  • Heather Hauser

    So sorry to hear about your dog. I know how that feels. When we lost our dog, I didn’t even want to sweep up the dog hair for a long time after or even put away her water and food dish. I remember it being too quiet in the house without the sound of our dogs little nails clicking on the floor. Hang in there. It is never too soon to adopt another dog.

  • CJ

    Sorry for your loss. Your Gracie is now playing at the Rainbow Bridge with my Britty :) There’s a great poem titled “When Tomorrow Starts Without Me” that may help you, you can search it on the internet.

  • Marcia S

    I am so so sorry….

  • http://www.angelasquarterhorses.com AQHorse

    I’m sorry. It hurts every time no matter how many critters you’ve had.

  • http://ealtman0929@yahoo.com Bugmagnt

    So sorry to hear about Gracie! We had to put our Basset to sleep last month, and yes, the house is too quiet, even with the cat Nutmeg still here. We get so attached to the pets — and it s so hard once they are gone!

  • Connie

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Someone sent this link to me when I lost one of my animal babies and I would like to share it with you. Again I am very sorry.


  • Deanna

    I am so very sad to hear your news about your little Gracie!!! It is so very painful to lose a member of your family and she was that…I just had to put my little Jack Russell, Mallory, down on 2/16 and her absence in my life is so tough…just know that Gracie had a good life with you and your family and that she was loved very much…I’m thinking of you!

  • brittany

    Sorry for your loss:( We love our pug furbaby

  • Jan

    I am so sorry for you. Our family is a huge puggie family. We can truly appreciate the special happiness that a pug brings to a family. They are a special breed all on their own. We lost our 5 year old puggie in Oct very suddenly too and it is horrid. Again, so sorry. :(

  • Amanda J

    Mercedes, I am so sorry. Pets become a part of the family, and it is so hard to lose them. We lost a dog to a car accident too, and it is hard to keep from beating yourself up. Your Gracie had a good life, and was happy. I pray for your hearts to heal.

  • Nancy

    So Sorry for your loss. Just know that the pain will eventually be replaced with warm and loving memories.

  • Sheila @ A Super Savvy Saver

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved pet. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Judy

    I am so sorry. I know how painful a loss like this can be. We lost our 16 year old beagle last June…and I know how hard it is–I still cry about her. I’ll be thinking of you.

  • Heartland Hannah

    Mercedes, I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Gracie was a real sweetheart and I’m sure she had a great life with your family.

  • Abaker2teach

    Hugs to you and your family.

  • http://jimw.berniec@gmail.com Bernadette

    Sorry to hear about your doggie.

  • Sue L

    I am so sorry! I have 2 dogs that are my children and I cant imagine what you are going through

  • chrsty

    So sorry to hear, it can be very hard to lose someone you love!!!

  • Jennifer

    So sorry to hear this. I can’t imagine what you are going through…it’s really easy to get really close to your pets, especially dogs. Prayers are with you all.

  • E

    So sorry to hear of your loss … all the best during this very difficult time !
    Our thoughts are with you.

  • shuchi gupta

    Sorry for your loss

  • Misty

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my beloved lab in the exact same way. It’s not easy to not blame yourself, but just remember she was doing what she loved! Take time to grieve, we will all understand.

  • Angie

    . Lose a pet is losing a family member. It leaves a hole in your heart. I hope that good memories of her will help ease the pain of losing her.

  • Alicia

    This is incredibly sad. pets are members of the family. Will pray for you and your family in your time of sadness.

  • Peggy

    I am so sorry to hear of your dogs passing! I will be lifting your family up in prayer ( especially the kids ) It it hard on everyone. May you find peace in Him today and always.

  • Renee

    Sorry to hear. She’s pretty

  • The Ranney Family

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sorry!!! It is so amazing what a HUGE HOLE in your heart and in your life they leave when they are gone. From the Ranney family and our 8 adopted misfits, Edwards Missouri. Our hearts are with you and your family.
    PS Take a trip to your animal shelter as soon as possible!!! Nothing heals the wounds as well as bringing a new life into your home and your hearts.

  • Lois

    My heart goes out to you.

  • http://newenglandnanny.blogspot.com Dee

    Mercedes — so sorry to hear about your dog! Big hugs to you and your family!

  • http://happymoneysaver.com/ Karrie

    Oh I am so very sorry. That is so sad. When we lost our dog a while ago it was rough for over a week. Dogs just become like one of your children so it is like losing a member of your family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Amanda Y.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a pug to a car accident many years ago and the pain still isn’t fully gone. I have a young pug now who I hope lives a long healthy life and try only to look forward and be glad that our last girl didn’t suffer.

  • anne

    so sorry about the loss of your dog. I cried for days when our last dog died. Hope your children hold up. I’ll say a prayer.


  • Gloria

    Saying a prayer for you. I have 3 pugs myself – two fawn and one black. They mean the world to me. I will be devastated when the time comes to say good bye. Thinking of you and your family.

  • http://www.dutchgirlsfavoritethings.com Becky

    I am sorry for your loss. I know what you are feeling today. My cat Kasey passed away two weeks ago tomorrow unexpectedly and very quickly.

  • Kathy

    I’m sorry. I hate to hear this about any animal. They are so innocent.

  • Barbara A. Demblewski

    I’m so sorry. Losing a best friend is not easy.