Sunday, November 13, 2011


I'm sad to write that our beloved Tatum passed away last Wednesday morning.

He was perfectly fine the day before.....I gave him a bath, he laid on the deck in the sun for hours, drank out of the spigot outside (which he loves) and he went to bed with us like he always does. I brought up his blanket (I had just washed it) and he fluffed it into a bed, I scratched his butt and he put his paws up on the bed for Jacob to pet him and we said goodnight. He was all comfy this morning on his blanket, so I thought. He left us sometime in the night without a sound in his sleep. It is fitting that even in his final moment he did not think to trouble us or even wake us up.

We are so happy Madeleine knew you and that we captured this image

Tatum-you were the best dog we will ever have. Thank you for all that you taught us and for being our first baby. We loved traveling with you and we know you loved being in the car. We miss you so much. The house just isn't the same with out you snoring and farting in the next room. You will be forever in our hearts and minds.

Everybody who knew Tatum, loved him.

We love you more than you will ever know. We can't wait to see you again one day.



  1. Okay, now I'm teary eyed. What a beautiful final day to spend in this life. Doing what you love, with the people you love, and surrounded by love. You wish this for everyone--pet and human alike. Hugs.

  2. I'm so very sorry, Emily. I'm glad that Tatum's last day was so filled with peace. Lots of good thoughts to you and your family.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss : ( This makes me so so sad.

  4. Aww Emily, I'm so sorry. That story just teared me up (okay, I'm actually sobbing). Sending you lots of thoughts and hugs.

  5. Thank you for your thoughts everyone.

  6. Emily, I am so sorry to hear about Tatum :( I choked up reading this, my heart just aches for you. I will be praying for you and your familiy during this time.

  7. I lost a very well loved pet this year as well. I know just how hard it is to say goodbye. My thoughts are with your family and that wonderful dog in puppy play land.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss:( I am glad that you now have a precious baby girl to keep you company.


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