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  • Marsha @ Splenderosa

    October 3, 2015 at 1:21 PM Reply

    Oh, my God in heaven, how well I know what you are saying. I will hold mine in my arms as well. Where they belong. Dogs, all seeing, all knowing, the creatures who are the most like us, and this has been proven scientifically, are the most precious gift our Lord has for us other than our own children. I am so sad, right along with you. Sending love…

    • Mary P.

      October 3, 2015 at 1:29 PM Reply

      <3 <3 <3

    • Peggy

      October 5, 2015 at 12:40 PM Reply

      I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the feeling of loosing a family member. 15 years with dumpling. You both were blessed. Peace be with you.

      Peg

    • Becky

      October 8, 2015 at 12:19 AM Reply

      I am so sorry for your loss. I know all too well when you loose a family member- be it human or pets- there will always be a hole in your heart for them to stay.

    • cutepuppies

      October 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM Reply

      thank you for this topic

    • Clara Bradley

      November 2, 2015 at 1:32 PM Reply

      My heart hurts for you – sending love x

  • Gralan

    October 3, 2015 at 1:32 PM Reply

    There is a cost for caring and being loved, and those of us who know gladly pay it.

    Thanks for sharing. I’m happy you had the time with Dumpling.

  • Abbe @ This is How I Cook

    October 3, 2015 at 1:34 PM Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. The feeling never goes away, it just gets easier to bear. Thank goodness for our pets. They make us human. Every day I am grateful for those that have been a part of me. Hugs.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:12 PM Reply

      Abbe, thank you. Yes the pain will ease, but I’ll miss him like hell.

  • Kimberly C

    October 3, 2015 at 1:37 PM Reply

    Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry for your loss!!!! :(

  • tunie

    October 3, 2015 at 1:38 PM Reply

    Oh dear. Sweet Dumpling. Blessings to your family! ~

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:13 PM Reply

      Tunie, he was more like a mean old man, but love him anyways :)

      • Deborah

        October 5, 2015 at 2:13 AM Reply

        Many gurus are mean old men. Unrelenting in their focus to hone us into clarity of heart and mind. This is a form of dedicated love through their authentic selves AND remember all that appears in our reality is a projection/reflection of our own Self. A mirror image we can love, hate, laugh, play and sorrow with. Dumpling was a tremendous inspiration for you, a reliable friend and an unwavering guiding star just as you are for many of us. So many times I have been inspired by your creativity and humor. Laughing out loud releasing some inner demon and then on to the day. Much Gratitude to you and Dumpling, Deborah

        • mandy@ladyandpups

          October 5, 2015 at 12:42 PM Reply

          Deborah, hehe the imagery of Dumpling as a guru put a smile on my face :) thank you for the kind words, and I hope you continue to find laughers and inspirations here.

  • Nikki

    October 3, 2015 at 2:43 PM Reply

    Sending you love. I’m so sorry for ur loss…

  • Laurie

    October 3, 2015 at 3:44 PM Reply

    Mandy and Jason,
    I just saw your message. It is 3:30 AM here. I’m crying my eyes out. I knew it was coming but the day is never known. You took such good care and loved Dumpling like no other. Sending you good thoughts and reminding you of what you told me. We love them and feel so bad when they are gone. Remember – NO GUILT- all good – LOVE, dog treats, Birthday cake, etc., etc.,……………………………………………
    Laurie

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:14 PM Reply

      Laurie, I know… You know… Sigh…. No guilt, but I miss him like hell

  • Robin

    October 3, 2015 at 4:13 PM Reply

    I wish there was something that I could say that would make you feel better. We had to let our Bannon go about four years ago. It was one of the hardest decisions we have ever made but it was the right one. He was too sick to go on…
    We still miss him – the feeling will never go away. My heart aches for him but I’m grateful that we were the lucky ones that got to love him for all those years. I know you feel the same way and so did Dumpling.
    All good wishes,
    Robin

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:18 PM Reply

      Robin, I’m sorry for Bannon… I know what you mean. Thanks and I hope you find another companion who reminds you of Bannon and gives you comfort.

  • Patrcia

    October 3, 2015 at 5:12 PM Reply

    I miss by dog so much still. But so glad she is at peace. I told her it was ok to go before she died. She looked at me and died. I am so sorry for you.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:19 PM Reply

      Patricia, that’s so sad to hear… I didn’t have the guts to tell him cuz I was afraid he might understood me… We let him go while he was asleep, so he wouldn’t knowthat he was leaving…

  • Beth

    October 3, 2015 at 5:19 PM Reply

    very sad for your loss. take good care xx

  • Tami

    October 3, 2015 at 5:27 PM Reply

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, it is, at times, almost unbearable. I hope you’re ok ❤️

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:21 PM Reply

      Tami, yes.. Pretty unbearable now, but I know it will get easier. Thank you.

  • Laura

    October 3, 2015 at 6:56 PM Reply

    So so sorry for your loss…..peace.

  • Sarah

    October 3, 2015 at 7:04 PM Reply

    I’m so sorry! What a tiny little sweet face. Our little one was recently attacked while out on our walk the other day. It made us realize how special our pets are in our lives. I’ll be thinking of you.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:22 PM Reply

      Sarah, oh no I hope he/she is ok! That’s one of my worst fear, too… Hope all is well.

  • Magda

    October 3, 2015 at 7:12 PM Reply

    So sorry Mandy-thinking of you.

  • Joyce

    October 3, 2015 at 7:20 PM Reply

    Dumpling could not have been loved or more better. Pretty sure humans don’t deserve dogs, but we’re lucky enough to have them anyway. So sorry, Mandy.

    • Joyce

      October 3, 2015 at 7:22 PM Reply

      Meant to say she could not have been loved more or better by anyone, Mandy – you did her justice.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    October 3, 2015 at 8:54 PM Reply

    Oh girl, this is terrible news. Sending big hugs your way!

  • Andrew

    October 3, 2015 at 8:55 PM Reply

    We all know this is one of the most difficult things in life. Sorry for your sadness. Hope you get to a good place soon.

  • Anthony

    October 3, 2015 at 9:08 PM Reply

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Jiao Zi.

    Anthony & the hounds Sasha & Kleiner

  • Phyllis

    October 3, 2015 at 9:44 PM Reply

    Sending you peace in the knowledge that your baby knew the best kind of love. Rainbow bridge….I know mine will be waiting for me there.

    In great sympathy,

    Phyl with Misty, Raven, Angel, Kali, Roxy, and Bella

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:26 PM Reply

      Phyllis, Misty, Raven, Angel, Kali, Roxy and Bella, just the image of you guys all together gives me a smile. Thank you.

  • chan

    October 3, 2015 at 10:02 PM Reply

    so sorry for your loss

  • Julio Roman

    October 3, 2015 at 10:10 PM Reply

    Dumpling looks majestic. My condolences.

  • Ebonie spain

    October 3, 2015 at 10:24 PM Reply

    I lost my beautiful Israel on August 11. He was 15 also. A 4 pound Maltese who looked like your lil cutie. It’s devastating, but it will get easier over time. Cry, laugh and remember… Xoxo

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 3, 2015 at 10:29 PM Reply

      Ebonie, oh no… I know. We are peddling through this time and missing him so much. Thank you and I hope you feel better, too.

  • Jill Shepherd

    October 3, 2015 at 10:32 PM Reply

    I’m so, so sorry. Sometimes I really wonder why we do this to ourselves. The pain is so immense and never completely goes away. Then one of my dogs climbs into my lap, kisses me and curls up to go to sleep and I remember why the pain is worth the joy they bring us during their lives. It never gets easier to loose a pet, but the joy of getting a new friend, getting to know them and sharing your life with them, for however long that is, never diminishes either.

    Sending hugs from Phoenix.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 2:26 AM Reply

      Jill, I know what you mean. I would take the same pain if I could get another 10 years with him… Thank you so much.

  • Dawn

    October 4, 2015 at 12:24 AM Reply

    As soon as I saw the post in my inbox, I knew and the tears began. I’m so sorry for your loss, and I know it cuts deep. I’ve never had children, but my little Milo has been just as worthy as any human child… as I know Dumpling was to you. Know that you loved and that your love was returned.
    All my best – Dawn

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 2:28 AM Reply

      Dawn, thank you. Dumpling is (present tense = denial) the closest thing I’ll have to a son, and I know Milo is to you, too.

  • Jenny Y

    October 4, 2015 at 12:38 AM Reply

    Oh Mandy, I’m so sorry. Your words gave me the waterfalls as I don’t think I’ve gotten over the loss of any of my dogs to this day. They offer so much in too short of a life, and they’ll live in our hearts forever. Wherever Jiao Zi is right now, he knows that you gave him the best life possible and he was greatly loved. Big hugs. <3

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 2:31 AM Reply

      Jenny, it’s a pain that only the ppl who have been through it could understand, and I’m sorry for your loss as well. Thank you.

  • bunny peters

    October 4, 2015 at 1:00 AM Reply

    The Peters Puppy Pack is VERY sorry for your loss. We lost a member in March and there is an empty space in all our hearts….. Not a day goes by that we don’t miss our Filbert [we are the “Nut-House, so all our furbabies have “nutty names”]. Our hope is that one day we will all be reunited with our lost family members and have eternal company.

    Furbabies are experts at stealing hearts…… Double edged sword: you lose your heart to them….. but you have a heart to lose to them. We would rather lose our hearts than not have hearts to lose……

    We will say a special prayer for Dumpling at our Animal Blessing Service later this month.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 2:33 AM Reply

      Bunny peters, Filbert is a great name :). Thank you for the blessings. We really do appreciate it.

  • Dana

    October 4, 2015 at 1:01 AM Reply

    Oh no. Mandy, I’m so sorry to hear this. What a little darling. Fierce internet hugs to you for being a good mommy to him.

  • Teresa

    October 4, 2015 at 1:09 AM Reply

    So very sorry for your loss- Our fur babies are our heart and soul- hugs-

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 2:35 AM Reply

      Teresa, thank you. Fur babies… It’s now no longer plural for us… Sigh

      • Teresa

        October 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM Reply

        I’m so sorry…

  • Silvia Baldacci

    October 4, 2015 at 1:18 AM Reply

    I know exactly what are your feelings but you must remember you gave your love an happy life. However I don’t think it’s possible to get over a friend’s loss so my thoughts are all for you dear ❤️

  • Daphne

    October 4, 2015 at 1:25 AM Reply

    Dearest Mandy,
    You have single-handed inspired me to adopt a loving doggie for my young sons. Not due to the expense of your pain of losing your sweet, beloved Dumpling, but simply so they may learn to love/feel/trust the companionship of a loving pet…extension of family, which I never experienced as a child. It is now time.

    We are about to make a couple young boys very happy. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Daphne

    P.S. I’ll keep in mind that a mean little old man is quite ok. :)

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 2:43 AM Reply

      Daphne, your comment means so much to me. It’s humbling to think that I could have added a few more dog-lovers in this world. I hope, with all my heart, that your family could share the same connection with the new member, as much as we did with ours. It’s a special, life-changing experience. Thank you for letting me know of this great news.

  • Maia

    October 4, 2015 at 1:54 AM Reply

    So sorry for your loss. I hope you take comfort in the fact that you gave this little guy a very good life. Hugs to you.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 2:45 AM Reply

      Maia, thank you. I just hope it could’ve been a good and longer life. Another 30 years would be nice….

  • Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    October 4, 2015 at 1:57 AM Reply

    So sorry for your loss Mandy!! Sending ALL the love.

  • okchu

    October 4, 2015 at 1:57 AM Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. They teach us so much about love, unconditional love that is. I am glad he had such loving mom.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 2:48 AM Reply

      Okchu, thank you so much. We were lucky to have each other :)

  • molly yeh

    October 4, 2015 at 4:41 AM Reply

    I am so so sorry, Mandy. Dumpling was so lucky to have you for a momma. Sending love and hugs from across the world <3 <3 <3

  • Alicia (foodycat)

    October 4, 2015 at 5:05 AM Reply

    I’m so sorry. Our pets abide so deeply in our hearts and have such short lives.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 1:36 PM Reply

      Alicia, yeah that’s the downside of all of this… Thank you.

  • Hannah | The Swirling Spoon

    October 4, 2015 at 5:06 AM Reply

    RIP Dumpling :( he was lucky to have you as his Mama. xx

  • Alison

    October 4, 2015 at 5:20 AM Reply

    Mandy & Jason,
    I’m sorry for your little Dumpling leaving you. I’m glad you could be with him when it was time. Never an easy choice. However, one of the kindest, although heart breaking decisions we can make.
    My little old man is 13 now. I’ve always appreciated the silly guy, and today I will give him a little extra something special from the fridge in honor of Dumpling.
    hugs to you all….
    The Fur Crew in Las Vegas

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 1:38 PM Reply

      Alison, thank you, and it brings me smiles to think about the faces of your fur crew, sitting and wagging in front of the fridge :) Give them kisses for me, too.

  • Cassie B

    October 4, 2015 at 6:12 AM Reply

    Sending condolences from one dog lover to another. I’m sure he is already in doggie heaven, and frolicking around with my sassy old dog up there.

    My thoughts are with you, hang in there <3

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 1:40 PM Reply

      Cassie, thank you. Dumping is probably too busy terrorizing the place right now, attacking everything that moves… I hope your old dog can take the high road and cut him some slack.

  • Kath the Cook

    October 4, 2015 at 6:42 AM Reply

    So sorry your dear mean little Dumpling has passed. I’m certain he’s playing now in heaven with all of our loved fur children, including my heart Waffles. It’s been about 20 years now, easier but still missed/

  • Maria D.

    October 4, 2015 at 7:21 AM Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss – I know Dumpling will be greatly missed – too cute not to be missed!

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 1:46 PM Reply

      Maria, thank you. I’ll miss him so ferociously everyday.

  • DOREEN

    October 4, 2015 at 11:54 AM Reply

    Our pets never disappoint us until they leave — when we lose ones we love, we reflect on a Swedish expression (tillsammens i Himlen) which translates to
    “together in Heaven” (or whatever other eternity you may believe in. This has helped me and I hope with all of my heart it consoles you somewhat
    Love is forever and I’m sorry for your loss
    DN

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 4, 2015 at 1:47 PM Reply

      Doreen, thank you for the kind words. “Together in heaven”, yes.. someday, I hope.

  • Elisavet

    October 4, 2015 at 2:50 PM Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dumpling has been loved through your posts all these years. We will miss him too.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:47 PM Reply

      Elisavet, thank you. It’s comforting to know that he acquired so many stranger friends through the years :)

  • Jill-Ann

    October 4, 2015 at 5:16 PM Reply

    Dear Mandy,
    Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the Joy & Happiness they have given and the unconditional love they brought into our lives. It is hard to forget those who gave you so much to remember.
    R.I.P Dumpling.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:48 PM Reply

      Jill-Ann, thank you. I hope I don’t lose any memories with him as years go by…

  • Diane

    October 4, 2015 at 8:50 PM Reply

    Time just makes it tolerable… It took us 10 years to get a new dog after the first two passed. I’m sorry we waited so long, our new furbaby Parker, is momma’s boy! Wishing you and yours comfort.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:49 PM Reply

      Diane, 10 years without dogs feel so lonley! I’m glad you have Parker now. Give him a big kiss for me.

  • Jessica

    October 4, 2015 at 9:10 PM Reply

    so sorry for your loss :( may dumpling rest in peace and be happy in doggy heaven!

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:50 PM Reply

      Jessica, thank you. I hope doggy heaven and human heaven is the same place :)

  • Ginger

    October 4, 2015 at 9:33 PM Reply

    Every post about Dumpling’s personality sounded like my grouchy beloved oldest dog. My heart aches for you. The love of a dog is both incredible and devastating.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:43 PM Reply

      Ginger, thank you, and they are probably pretty similar :). Give yours hugs and kisses for me.

  • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

    October 5, 2015 at 12:09 AM Reply

    I’m so very sorry <3

  • Spring B.

    October 5, 2015 at 3:34 AM Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Did that with my thirteen-year-old pup this spring… there are no words for it really, but I’m sorry.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:39 PM Reply

      Spring, I’m sorry too for your loss… I hope it was a beautiful spring daa…. Thank you.

  • Cathy

    October 5, 2015 at 7:39 AM Reply

    I’m sorry for your loss, I lost my little pup of 14 years 2 weeks ago, I feel your pain, treasure the memories you made with your cute little guy.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:38 PM Reply

      Cathy, oh no… I’m sorry too for your loss. I know… Hang in there…

  • Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen

    October 5, 2015 at 9:21 AM Reply

    Dumpling! I’m so sorry to hear this. I can’t even wrap my head around the pain. Some people say they’re just dogs but our animals are so much more.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:36 PM Reply

      Adrianna, I think I love/care for my dogs like children. The only difference is the acknowledgment and acceptance that it is inevitable that they will be short lived, and that they are oblivious of what’s happening. And it changes the way how we approach/handle their lives and deaths. But that is not an indication of lesser affection :)

  • Sally

    October 5, 2015 at 10:29 AM Reply

    I am also so very sorry for your loss! Those who have been so fortunate to have a soul care for us and love us unconditionally as they do are even more blessed when they meet again! Reading and knowing about the “RAINBOW BRIDGE”! Please google! It helped me know what is waiting….

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 12:32 PM Reply

      Sally, thank you. I was never someone of faith, but I truly hope I was wrong :)

  • Jess

    October 5, 2015 at 12:40 PM Reply

    So sorry, Mandy…they are so part of the family. Sending big hugs.

  • Katie

    October 5, 2015 at 3:43 PM Reply

    I’m sorry for your loss. Owning and loving a dog is an inevitable, slow-motion tragedy, knowing they will have a shorter life than yours, but still worth every second of happiness.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 11:26 PM Reply

      Katie, yes I feel the same. It’s a story with inevitable sad ending, but nonetheless, a worthy and beautiful one.

  • TG

    October 5, 2015 at 4:12 PM Reply

    Sorry for your loss. They leave a hole in your heart.

  • Mariano

    October 5, 2015 at 9:19 PM Reply

    My childhood friend died in my lap wrapped around my arms when I was just a kid.
    His name was Lucas and he was a beautiful Irish Setter.
    I completely understand your feeling.
    So sorry for your loss.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 11:30 PM Reply

      Mariano, thank you. I’ve never had any dog when I was little… And I’m so glad they came into my life anyhow.

  • Nicole B

    October 5, 2015 at 10:19 PM Reply

    I feel the same way. The unconditional love of a dog deserves nothing more than to rest in your arms in their last moments. It’s hard to let them go, but the joy they bring you everyday is worth loving them and being loved.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 5, 2015 at 11:31 PM Reply

      Nicole, thank you. I hope he felt safe and comfortable in my arms. And the joy was worth every ounce of pain.

  • cynthia

    October 5, 2015 at 11:53 PM Reply

    Thinking of you, friend — so so sorry for your loss.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 7, 2015 at 3:11 AM Reply

      Cynthia, thanks. We’ve talked about it… I knew it was coming… It’s for the better that he didn’t go through too much pain.

      • Marie Walz

        October 28, 2015 at 11:33 PM Reply

        Mandy, today is my first visit here, I come in a bit late to this but I am so deeply sorry for your loss. We can never repay them for their unconditional love, the best we can do is give them the happiest life we can and, when the time comes, not allow them to suffer, and be with them at the end. Twice in my life I put off for too long what needed doing, and those are the times that haunt me the most. As painful as it is to the human part of the relationship, it’s always better too soon than too late. You were loving and brave for your Dumpling, and I know he is grateful for that.

        • mandy@ladyandpups

          October 29, 2015 at 1:01 AM Reply

          Marie, I know what you mean. We waited for too long with our frenchie who passed 2 years ago, and the regret felt more crushing than anything else. I hope this time, we did right. Thank you.

  • Brooke

    October 6, 2015 at 12:26 AM Reply

    Mandy, I am so sorry. I have three fids (feathered kids) and one of them is dying of cancer. She’s still fighting hard, but the signs are slowly creaping in. Those three little monsters are the closest I, too, will ever have to kids. My heart breaks for you. Maybe the poem “The Rainbow Bridge” will help. <3

    The author is unknown.

    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….

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 7, 2015 at 3:10 AM Reply

      Brooke, thank you so much for sharing the poem with me. And I’m sorry to hear about your feather babies. I know how hard and agonizing it can feel. Hang in there. You’ll need to be strong for them :)

  • Jane Y.

    October 6, 2015 at 1:18 AM Reply

    Oh I am so so sorry for your loss.

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    October 6, 2015 at 5:56 AM Reply

    I am so very sorry for your loss, Mandy. Our family dog, Maddie passed away a few months ago after 13 years with us. The pain never goes away, but it does ease with time. The poem, The Rainbow Bridge brought us all great comfort after she was gone. Perhaps you’ve read it – if not, I recommend you do. Sending you a big hug and hoping that your heart feels a bit lighter very soon. xo

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 7, 2015 at 3:07 AM Reply

      Amanda, thank you, and I’m sorry to hear about Maddie. I’ve read the poem, and even though I’ve never belonged to any faith, the poem brought soothing imageries and comfort :)

  • Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

    October 6, 2015 at 7:04 AM Reply

    I have loved your posts on your sweet baby for so long. Thinking of you during this time. You have a guardian angel now. Thanks for always sharing your heart with the rest of us!

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 7, 2015 at 3:05 AM Reply

      Becky, thank you. The blog turned out to be a good release for emotions, and it’s really nice to know that someone is listening.

  • g-tsak

    October 6, 2015 at 12:13 PM Reply

    My sincerest condolences … rest in peace little dumpling.

  • anja

    October 7, 2015 at 11:13 PM Reply

    i feel for you. It hurts more than anything to loose a soulmate.
    Thank you for your brilliant blog.
    Greetings from Berlin, Anja

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 8, 2015 at 2:19 PM Reply

      Anja, thank you. Dumpling really was a reflection of myself.. angry grumpy and insecure :) I find comfort in that, in a weird way.

  • Amanda Vuu

    October 7, 2015 at 11:26 PM Reply

    This makes me so sad!!! Rest in peace little Jiaozi <3

  • Eve

    October 8, 2015 at 1:06 PM Reply

    So sorry for your loss.

  • June

    October 8, 2015 at 9:05 PM Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss, Mandy. Thinking of you and sending a big hug your way.

  • angie

    October 23, 2015 at 7:15 AM Reply

    your dog loves you a lot.. i’m sorry for your loss *hug*

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      October 29, 2015 at 12:59 AM Reply

      Angie, and I love him back a ton :). Thank you so much.

  • LIJIA @I HATE COOKING

    March 21, 2018 at 3:03 AM Reply

    I dont know if you will ever see this but i feel like sharing after 3 years of your loss. I lost my dog handy (maltese) last year at age 12, 3 days later i lost my mom to leukemia. Weirdly all my Chinese relatives wouldn’t even mention about the loss of my dog and when i brought it up, they just dismiss it. They dont understand that the pain of loosing my dog is really no less than loosing my mom. Its different but at the same time it is just as devastating. in a way loosing my dog is harder because he is part of my life, my schedule revolve around him. he is the first one i see when i wake up and last one i say good night before i go to bed. The grieve counselor said to me, when our dog left, they left a hole in your heart. The hole can only be filled by another doggie. I thought i would never have another dog, he is special! but after 6 month i just got another puppy! and i felt so much joy. Dog is really the best.

    • mandy@ladyandpups

      March 21, 2018 at 3:13 AM Reply

      Lijia, oh I totally understand. Losing a dog is like losing a child, and that’s always harder than losing a parent. I miss my Dumpling and Bado every time I have the courage to think about them or look at their photos. And nothing could refill that hole, but life is too short to live without dogs, and that’s why the happy years still outweighs the heartbreaks. I wish you another amazing journey with your new puppy :). PS, Handy is such a great name.

      • LIJIA @I HATE COOKING

        March 23, 2018 at 5:11 AM Reply

        Yes its great because he is super useless. He will run into wall and stuff. My mom used to say, its ok, he doesn’t need to be smart because he is cute. People will do things for him, God gives you skill to survive. LOL and I love your new PUPs!!!!! so different from Maltese! and two!!! you must have your hands full! They are lucky because i know you will make any homemade delicious food for them! :D

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