Tiddles’ Time – Remembering a Great Family Member

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 24, 2013

I wanted to take a moment – a pause from regular, everyday posts – to remember Tiddles. Earlier this morning, I got the unfortunate news that my girlfriend’s dog, Tiddles, passed away early this morning. I can only imagine the horrific experience that she went through. He was an older dog, but he had fallen ill just last evening. Apparently, the illness was just a bit too much, and he did not make it through. Sadly, he is no longer with us; forever, he will be missed. Reflecting back, he only came into my life about three years ago when foursquare surprised me / introduced me to Elaine [via the app]. He was always very loving – a true bonus addition to my already-amazing life.

Picture of Tiddles [taken 2-13-13]

I never really had a dog when I was growing up. Many cousins did, but I did not. Instead, I had a guinea pig [Milky Way] and a few goldfish as well, but that was basically the extent of it growing up. While I did not get to spend much time with Tiddles, the time that I did spend with him was great. I will admit that taking a walk up Kennesaw Mountain with Elaine and Jamie will not be the same, and there will be that void on the couch while rooting on the Atlanta Braves and Falcons [and Detroit Tigers… and Peyton Manning]. Certainly, life has its twists and turns – pets and humans alike are merely here for a brief moment. I appreciated these precious moments, and I encourage you to do the same. Certainly, today is a sad day, but it is also one that comes with great memories of the past! We’ll miss you, Tiddles!

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  • Rachelle Strauss

    Our pets have a habit of leaving a paw sized space in our hearts don’t they? They just walk right in and take over, giving us so much love unconditionally and asking for nothing in return. I’ve just spent half an hour in the sun stroking our bunny; a great reminder that life is about meaningful moments and spending quality time with those we love.

    Thoughts going out to your girlfriend from the UK…

    (Thanks for visiting my site earlier and sharing your thoughts on categories and tags :) )

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