Under an apple tree


Two weeks ago today our dog Ernie ruptured a disk in his back leaving him unable to walk. After visiting multiple vets the diagnosis went from grim to hopeful and we brought him home to rehab him back to health.

Over the next week we saw significant improvements and then a drastic decline in his health. After multiple fruitless treatments and visits with a chiropractor, one week after his injuries began we said goodbye to our first pet.


Certainly there is a void in our lives, but we’re finding it easier to celebrate what we shared instead of dwelling on what we lost.

The four years we spent together we’re filled with laughs, walks, jars of peanut butter, vacations, cuddle fests, licks, howls, prairie dogs, and love.

We love him and we miss him. And slowly we are forming our lives around not having him.

And when we need to be with him we meet under an apple tree.


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12 responses to “Under an apple tree

  1. 😦 I am so sorry about Ernie! I cannot imagine how sad you feel right now. I am thinking about you guys. Hugs

  2. Oh friend 😦 I know how hard it is to lose your BABY. 😦 So so so hard. Hang in there, and be glad you gave him an amazing 4 years. ❤

  3. oh NO!!

    Kate I am so SO sorry. I am sitting in a park right now crying about the loss of your beloved Ernie!

    sending you love, comfort and hugs as you transition. celebrating him and the great times you had together is a good thing.

    (( hugs )) to you, my friend. I am so sorry…

  4. Bridget

    I’m so sorry 😦

  5. Oh, Kate. I’m so sorry. Sending you comfort as you adjust to life without the wonderful Ernie.

  6. This pains my heart. I am so so so so SO sorry.

  7. I’m SO sorry to hear about your pup 😦

  8. java

    i am soooooo sorry to hear about your loss! 😦 i know it can be hard but youll get through! sending lots of love and hugs!!!!

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