Saturday, January 22, 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