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Plummy has gone to the bridge
January 15, 2011


It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my sweet Plummy has gone to the bridge after a brave and valiant fight. She stayed longer than anyone thought she could, because of Love.

Even though we only had 1 1/2 years together, I feel truly blessed to have had her in my life for that time. I said it once and will say it again. She rescued me as much as I rescued her.

Plummy's departure was very peaceful. She was in the comfort of her own house, in her mama's arms knowing right up until the end how very loved she is. I spent a good long time beforehand snuggling with her on the couch in our favorite position. Gently saying all the things that needed to be said out loud even though they were understood with one look exchanged between her big brown eye and my little green one.

I told her that her journey here was coming to an end, and that it was time for her to go be with her pug brother, Pugsley now. Where I know he will take good care of her and show her all around. I told my sweet girl that she will never be itchy again, or sick, or weak. I told her how much I will miss everything about her and we said many goodbyes. When the time actually came there was nothing left to say but one more, I love you.



Posted by Lori on January 15, 2011 4:28 PM permalink Comments (27)



Missy commented January 15, 2011 5:09 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Plummy. She was a very sweet girl.
I'll be thinking of you.




greg commented January 15, 2011 5:20 PM

So sorry Lori. You gave her what every dog deserves. You returned her unconditional love.



Kim Bourcier commented January 15, 2011 5:24 PM

Oh Lori, I am so sorry for Plummy and you but I am glad she had such peaceful passing. I want to say so much right not but the tears prohibit. just know you did such a great job of taking care of the little sweetheart and we all know how much she was loved and she knew it too. blessings to you both.



Joe I commented January 15, 2011 5:31 PM

So sorry Lori your so loving and caring. Plum could not have had a better year and a half.



marni commented January 15, 2011 5:42 PM

Oh, Lori. I am so sorry to hear about Plummy. I have such a broken heart for you!

We were told just today that Grimmy has stage 5 lymphoma so I will be feeling the same feelings in a few short weeks. He, too, is a resue that will know nothing but love and comfort in his final hours.

Hugs to you. I only hope I can be half as strong as you when it happens.




Becky commented January 15, 2011 5:50 PM

My heart breaks along with yours. No more suffering, no more pain. It's such a hard thing to do. Yes, I agree, the 2 of you rescued each other. She knows she was so loved by you. I'm glad she got to know what kisses, belly rubs and hugs were from you.They give us so much and ask so little in return. I'm very thankful she lived out her days with you. An angel has earned her wings. Pugsley and Plum know watch over you.



punchbugpug commented January 15, 2011 6:37 PM

Sweet Plum....her suffering has ended. I'm sure Pugsley was barking his hellos as quickly as you were saying your goodbyes. You gave her a wonderful last 1 1/2....God bless you for that!




Libby's Library commented January 15, 2011 6:39 PM

May you find peace in knowing just how much you did for Miss Plum.
May your heart be comforted.
May your burden be eased.
May another precious soul find his or her way to your doorstep, and find the love that that he our she so desperately needs.



emily the biker pug commented January 15, 2011 6:54 PM

Lori I am so sorry to hear of Plum.
I am happy you had each other for the holidays it is like she knew to hold on so your holidays would be happy.
I am actually in tears here while writing this you would think she was one of the gang here, actually in a way she was one of the gang here by way of cyberland and fond memories of pugs and kisses last Feb.
There is so much more I feel it is a deep hurt.
You are an angel Lori for taking such good care of her.



Cynthia commented January 15, 2011 8:04 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to say that will make you feel better but just know that Miss Plummy spent the last 1 1/2 years knowing true love being with you. Take comfort of your memories and the time you both had together. RIP sweet Plummy. I will miss reading about you.



Trudy commented January 15, 2011 8:18 PM

I am so sorry to hear that Plummy has passed:( You offered her so much in her life that all pugs should receive and for that I'm sure she is certainly grateful. My & Marlene's hearts are with you during this difficult time.



Karen Millar (dw) commented January 15, 2011 9:08 PM

I was sent here by Marlene... I'm so sorry for your loss. Though I haven't visited here before, just reading this post I can tell how lucky Plummy was to have you even if it was for a short time. She's running pain free now and maybe another recent arrival there, my good friend Stubby, will show her the ropes (and the Popeye's Chicken!).



jsn commented January 15, 2011 9:50 PM

it was a wonderful relationship, the two of you had, and i feel privileged to have been able to follow your journey. godspeed sweet little plum, and hugs for you, sweet lori



Lauren commented January 15, 2011 10:25 PM

oh I'm so sorry :( You are amazing for taking care of her like you did. You are in my prayers.



emily the biker pug commented January 16, 2011 4:04 AM

Lori I am so sorry.
I comented last night but I guess it did not get through.
We are thinking of you



Amanda commented January 16, 2011 7:19 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Plummy. You did such an amazing thing for her and she will always be in your heart. Big hugs



Lucy commented January 16, 2011 8:26 AM

Lori, I am so sorry. Plummy had the best mommy ever. You did everything and she knew she was so loved.
You are in my thoughts. RIP Plummy



Robin commented January 16, 2011 1:13 PM

Oh Lori-my heart goes out to you. Plummy was a wonderful, brave little pug and you have incredible strenght of heart to have opened yours to her. You are right when you say you saved her and she saved you ( I have been reading your blog for a long time and know the heartbreak you suffered losing Sausage). Stay strong, keep your heart open and know that you have brought love and peace to little Plummy.



Lauren Gaught commented January 16, 2011 6:23 PM

Oh Lori, My heart just sank when I saw this... I am so, so sorry... My thoughts will be with you... How lucky Plummy was to find you when she did, and how lucky you were to find her... She is now safe with The Sausage... We will miss her...



Sara commented January 17, 2011 3:39 AM

My condolences to you, Lori. I've been following you since I stumbled on your blog when Pugsley was nearing his end, and you have certainly become a stronger woman since. You have contributed so much to pugs and dog lovers online and offline, and I hope that you have as much support now as you have been able to provide your little puglet. Thinking of you, and glad that Plummy is no longer battling her allergies and irritations.



Lex commented January 17, 2011 12:17 PM

I am so sorry Lori!

Plum was a brave stubborn little girl who stayed as long as you needed her. zi am sure she is at peace now romping around and eating what she pleases with Puglsey.

Take care...



Holly commented January 17, 2011 5:03 PM

Lori - I saw this post earlier this morning & started to instantly cry : ( so I waited until my end of the day to go back & re-read. I am so sorry. I so dread the day my 4 puggies will leave me! We had to put our 18 year old cat to sleep last year (kidney failure) & it was soooo hard, but she was rescued from the streets by my husband & we feel we gave her a great life. The puggies willl be even harder, so I admire you for the strength you hold to keep saving lifes, caring for them & passing along their beautiful souls. Sending a BIG HUG, Holly & the kids



Lori commented January 17, 2011 9:18 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and condolences. I miss my Plummy girl so much but I will surely carry her strength of spirit and heart with me always. What an amazing gift to be given.




Denise commented January 17, 2011 9:44 PM

I'm so sorry Lori. She was very lucky to have you love her. xoxo



carla,Jessie and Lilo commented January 18, 2011 2:25 AM

Lori our condolences to you:
And if I go, while you're still here ~
know that I still live on
vibrating to a different measure
behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to the fullest.
And when you need me,
just whisper my name in your heart,
~ I will be there. -- Colleen Hitchcock--



Lori commented January 18, 2011 6:25 PM

Thank you Carla, that was beautiful.



Laura commented January 18, 2011 7:06 PM

So sorry that Plum left you so soon. My thoughts are with you. (hugs)


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