Saturday, January 22, 2011

RIP Hawthorne Peabody Murphy 1991-2011





"A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life."

Our darling little dog Hawthorne died on January 19, 2011. He was 19 years, 3 months and nine days old. He was "the heartbeat at our feet" and we are devastated by the loss of our wonderful companion. We know that people say they had the best dog ever, but we truly did have the best dog! He was so sweet and we have so many wonderful stories to share. The tears keep flowing now, but when we are able, we will post some tales of the wonderful Hawthorne Peabody Murphy, faithful friend, loving companion.

"His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears." Elizabeth Barrett Browning, referring her dog
We don't have Hawthorne to catch our tears...

Hawthorne at five months

Hawthorne with the Madonna print. After his cancer diagnosis, he fell in love with the print and would lie by it every day. This is one of our last photographs of him.

Hawthorne with his favorite toy, Baby Bear!


Hawthorne with Sheila, Christmas 2008

Hawthorne in the pumpkin patch with Sherrill, October 2010 (He had just turned 19!)

One of our favorite photos! Hawthorne incognito!

Hawthorne at 7 months, Cape Cod

Hawthorne, aged 2 months, a Christmas present from Sherrill, 1991! Can you find him amongst the presents?

Hawthorne with Sheila, Cape Cod, c. 1993

Hawthorne, 5 months, 1992

16 comments:

Sarsaparilla said...

Sheila and Sherrill - I am so sorry to hear that your sweet little Hawthorne died! I can just imagine how hard this is for you.

When you are feeling a little less teary-eyed, I do hope you'll share some stories...

Take care,
Susan

Marias Hörna - Njut av livet said...

Hello. How nice that you've found me and my blog. Been looking around at you and you have a nice blog, I think. Have added me as a follower of you. A little curious how you found me? Wish you a nice weekend. Many hugs from Mary's Corner

Marias Hörna - Njut av livet said...

Hello again
I am so sorry about your litte dog. I know how you feeling just now. We lost our cat Attila for som weeks ago. Hugs Maria

thevintagetraveler said...

I'm so sorry about your sweet little Hawthorne. What a treasure he was to have in your lives.

bois-fleurie said...

I do so understand how sad you are feeling.I love all the photos you have shown of him, what a lovely dog.

Mrs. Mobunny said...

Sorry for the loss of your dog. They can surely be special fuzzy friends.

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Hi you two! Thankyou so much for stopping by my little blog..all the way here across the Pond!
Its always nice to 'meet' new friends in blogland, and I just loved browsing your blog.
So sorry to read of your loss..he looked such a lovely cheeky chappie..loved the photo of the shades and the beret!
Thankfully all our snow has gone, lets hope your roof repairs dont take too long, and cost the earth!
Bye for now,
Vicky.

Mieke said...

I am so sorry to read about the lost of little Hawthorne, I know the feeling,on 11-01-11 I lost my dear friend Kay, a cat,he was twentie yaers on my side. Think about the good times you had, it helps a little.

Take care Mieke

P.s. Thank you for following my blog

Marias Hörna - Njut av livet said...

Hey, want to drop in and visit with you. Have been on holiday so it has not been so much with the blog. Wish a good day to you. Hugs from Maria

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Thank you so much for following me. It is the greatest compliment I can get. So sorry to hear about your sweet little baby!! I know how heartbreaking it is. My last dog comes to visit in my dreams and I still miss her so much. Lovely blog and I am going back to make sure I follow you too! I LOVE antique clothing.

KaReN EiLeeN said...

My first dog was also my very first baby. SHe lived only 11 years ( bit by a black widow when we were in Italy) and she died when I wasn't with her. The ONLY time I left her for that long. She was a Russian WOlfhound, and I thought I couldn't bare to get another dog....and then a few months passed and I missed the company and love so we started thinking.... I was afraid to get another WOflhound, I thought it would remind me of her too much and maybe make me sadder...We got two little dogs about four months later and I do adore them, but it is different than my Nika and we all agree to get another one some day. Your little Hawthorne will remember all the love you have him and how happy that made you and he would want you to have that again. No one ever takes their place, but our world is a better place because of them. ((((()))))))

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hello to both of you! Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog. I am so sorry that you lost your beloved Hawthorne...you are so right about having a pet in your life...they bring so much joy!
I loved the story about the Madonna!
Hugs to you both,
Debbie

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I am so sorry about your little pup he is so CUTE and a face to luv. He must of been a joy in your life and a long time friend...Julian

Rella said...

I am so sad to read of the passing of your darling Hawthorne. What is the breed? So precious and I know, so missed.

Thank you for your visit to Faerieluna as now I have discovered Trundle Bed Times. Darling.

xox Rella

Robins in the Trundle Bed said...

Thanks to everyone for all your kind comments! We miss little Hawthorne so, but it is so comforting to read all your dear comments!
Rella: Hawthorne was a peke-a-poo (a pekingese poodle mix)
Take care
Sheila and Sherrill

Betsy said...

Oh, bless this little sweetie. You were so lucky to have him with you for so long. He is and always will be adorable.