Independence Day

Veterans Day

Today, I’m thankful for Stuart’s independence from hemangiosarcoma. From the cancer growing around his heart. He’s free of disease. He’s free of his fear of thunder and fireworks.

He’s free, but the Dad Peep and I are not.

We’re held captive by grief. Living our lives without him. Without his antics. Without his astounding personality, his unconditional love and his devotion.

I’m also thankful for Toby’s independence from carcinoma. From his liver mass. He’s free of pain and the inability to move his back legs as it became time for him to cross the bridge. He’s running free and chasing his red ball. Forever.

I’m thankful that Kyla’s free. Kenzie’s free. Daisy’s free. Jazzi’s free. Dr. Watson’s free. Kadie’s free. Kipper’s free. Gavin’s free. Angus Fala’s free. Bobby’s free. Finlay’s free…….

Too many Scotties for this feeble mind to remember them all. And so many more precious pups and furkids who have left us.

Run free, sweet anipals! Celebrate your independence from all that troubled you!

Thank you for your love and devotion on this worldly earth.

Until we meet again, ArOOOOOO to you all!


About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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34 Responses to Independence Day

  1. indyandlucy says:

    So sorely missed.

  2. Toby's family says:


  3. WestScott says:

    Yes, happy Independence Day to those who are free from pain and suffering, and will always be sorely missed. And happy Independence Day to all of us who are able to live free and have choices, including the choice to do what’s right and best for our beloved anipals to free them from pain and suffering.

  4. Well, said, my friend. Soon I will loose my sweet Jolie Amie who has been my poodle girl for 13 years. It helps me to read of your path through grief.

  5. theguster says:

    Beautifully said. You have spoken for so many of us today. πŸ’”

    McDuff & Mom

  6. lauramarec says:

    Happy Freedom to all of Our Beloved soulmate companions who are so happy together now waiting for their respective loving peep pawrents to join them! You are so right that we must now battle for our freedom from the terrible grief that remains after losing our beloved fur children! It’s hard enought to comprehend that they are gone, much less escaping our grief. One thing I know for sure, lessening the pain of another living being, whether animal or human is the best remedy I have found in helping me through the grief thay I feel.
    Love and best wishes to all of you, dear friends,
    Riley’s and Tessie’s Mum

  7. You look so pawsome in a hat! My name is Christmas, and I’m a miniature Dachshund running for mayor of Blogville! My mom and I have a blog and we hope you can visit it and follow, too! Thanks for bringing lots of smileys to Blogville!

  8. It is a lousy day at our house too. PawPaw and Mama would have been married 17 years today. She says thank goodness for me, because it gets worse every year. We appreciate the depth and sadness of your loss. With much love, Skyler Braveheart.

  9. corkscot says:

    We send our love to you today. It is not a good day here. the fireworks have been going all day and we are not happy.

  10. Mister H. says:

    each and every pawprint will be solely in our hearts today, tomorrow and everyday…

  11. Kismet says:

    I’ll put in a plug for Boomerang, Kyla’s first pet. She wanted it that way.

    We love you, peepster and peepsress.

  12. Kismet says:

    Got hat wrong-here’s right (I hope)

  13. gentlestitches says:

    ❀ ❀ ❀

  14. yes… so many furfriends we will miss every day… a big weim hug to you and a good 4th of july… it’s difficult to be happy with a heavy heart, I know :o(((

  15. rjkeyedup says:

    Peeptress – at least we have a choice to let our babies go when the pain and suffering becomes too much. [Wish we could do that for humans … too many to count have passed after much hurt.]
    Yes they are free of pain & free to have their spirits come back and be with us in gentle subtle ways. Physically gone but never forgotten!!!
    Ozzy & Callie & Mac’s Mom

  16. Piglove says:

    So many babies are gone my sweet friend. But you know what? Stuart wouldn’t want you not to have your independence either. He is there with you every day I’m sure watching over his loved ones. Much love my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  17. All Dogs Are Smart says:

    Beautiful. Thanks.

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