"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Monday, December 9, 2013

Matthew Monday: Accepting Brandi’s Passing

It’s been a week since we had to euthanize ourbeloved Brandi, and I think it’s finally sinking into Matthew that Brandi is gone.  He understands she’s dead and that now she’s gone to heaven, but I think until this weekend he expected her to return.  Today I finally saw sadness that she’s gone for good.  He even asked if she’s with God.  I said she was and that she was playing with our previous dog, Sasha, which Matthew has never seen.  Sasha died a few months before Brandi was born in 2003. 

Here’s a picture from Brandi’s last week, where the three of us are sitting on the couch.  Looks like I was reading to Matthew while Brandi rested in one of her favorite spots.


Losing a dog is like losing a family member.  I can tell you the pain has not softened around here yet.


  1. I am so sorry. I was thinking about making one of those photo books for Bird because it is still so sad. They have some that are dog related if Matthew wanted to make one. I've seen vacation books before (Snapfish or Shutterfly) and they were nice and a great remembrance.

  2. (((Losing a dog is like losing a family member. I can tell you the pain has not softened around here yet.)))

    Don't tell any body Manny but with tears in my eyes I can honestly agree with you cause I can recall when our older brother Joe, God bless his soul, when we lost his, I mean my dog "Black he" cause as far as I'm concern, he was as much my dog and long story short, when I was about six years old......never mind...

    Yes! She's definitely with GOD (Good Old Dad) and the rest of His Beloved Animals.

    God Bless you and your family in this heart felt moment.


  3. So sorry Manny. Prayers with you and your family in this sad time.