Friday, April 16, 2010

Goodbye My Beefy Sexy Poopie

Hi everyone.

It is with great sadness that I tell you Penny went to the
Rainbow Bridge today. I had to make the heartbreaking decision,
after her rapid decline. One week after her seizure, Penny lost
her hearing, her mobility, and her organs began to fail.
Towards the end, she did not recognize much.
It was no way to live. She was gone.

The neurologist, and her regular doctor suspect she had a
brain tumor. We tried everything we possibly could
to save her. It was her time to go.

It was the hardest decision I have ever had to make,
but I know it was the right one. I asked her if she was
ready to go, and with her eyes, she told me yes.

As you can imagine, I am heartbroken. She was my sexy furry
child. Please understand my blogging absence, as it may be
a while. I need time to begin to grieve the loss of my baby.

She was only five and a half, but she gave me more love
and happiness than I could have ever imagined.

Please hold your pugs close today as you think of Penny,
and know that she is no longer in pain. Also take this time
to think of Elvis, Mindy Ruzumna's sexy man pug who crossed the
Rainbow Bridge today too. I'm sure Penny is with Elvis,
and all the other pets who have crossed,
and is converting them into whipped
cream addicts.

Penny never met any of you pug nose to face, but she
loved you all, and appreciated your friendship.

Penny is probably with my grandma, sitting on her lap,
binge eating on whipped cream. I will miss her
dearly, and always remember the sexy
times we shared.


Sequoia & Petunia said...

Dear Dana

We are so sorry to hear Penny has left for the birdge. We know you made the right choice and it was a very hard and sad one. We want to let you know that even though we never met you or Penny...we will miss her so much. We know she is licking up some whip cream right now. We are so sorry. If you need anything just leave a comment on my page.

Jenn sequoi and tuni

Salinger The Pug said...

OMG Dana....I have no words...only LOTS of tears right now.

I'm SO SO SO sorry and wish I could give you a big hug in person.

Lots of love,
Laura (and Salinger)

Those Elgin Pugs said...


We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. It was wonderful to be a bloggy friend of Pennys and we are heartbroken. If there is anything our family can do to help you please e-mail me at my bloggy e-mail at
Take big comfort in the fact that Penny is with your Grandmother.
Katy &Rob, Josie, Izzy, and Anakin

Pearl said...

Oh Dana, I am stunned and heartbroken. I can't stop the tears.

I know you made the right decision on Penny's behalf. You spent her entire life being her best friend and advocate, and you honored that role up until the very end.

Wish I could hug you.

-Pearl and Kelly

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

I am sorry to come to meet you at this time, but I wanted to tell you how very sorry we are for your loss. In just a quick look at your blog we can see that Penny was a very special and loved puggy. We are sending love and hugs your way during this difficult time.
Love Clover, Chewy, and mom, Jess

Punchbugpug said...


So, so, sorry to hear about Penny's passing. She was one of a kind for sure! Know that we all mourn and join you with tears this day....

Cyber Hugs,
Punchy and her gang...
Zoey, Chloe, Rosie and Marty

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh dana,
i am so sorry.
my heart is breaking.
you made the right decision sweetie.

i am always always here for you.

i am sending you huge hugs.

penny and elvis are playing right now.

today is filled with tears, but just seeing the photos of her made me smile. thank youfor always sharing her with us.

i love you both!

Andrea said...

My heart is breaking for you, I'm so sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you, and sending pug kisses to Penny in heaven...

Becky said...

Dna, my heart just breaks for you. I never expected to read this today. She declined so fast, I just can't imagine. Please know that we all are thiking of you and grieve with you. I just was looking to see if she was feeling any better today. Pugs do give several lifetimes of love. Much love to you!

Arlo the Pug said...

WE are so sorry to hear about Penny. Five years is just too short. Penny was our friend and we will miss her. But like you said, she's probably over there right now, up to her eyeballs in whipped cream. We will miss you while you're gone...but we understand. Sending love and healing vibes...

Love, Arlo and Penni

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Dana, no words can describe how heartbroken I am to hear about Penny. I am so so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers right now. I wish so much I could be there in person to give you a hug.

Shannon and the Gang

Pugs and Kneedles said...


We are so sorry for your loss. The choice you made was the right one and was also sooooooo hard. Penny had a wonderful life with you and she touched so many hearts through your blog. We are sending you lots of puggy snorkles, snuggles and love. Tonight we will toast Penny's short but wonderful life with whipped cream. She truly exemplified that it is not how long we walk this earth, but how we live while we are here. Penny lived life with gusto, joy and beefy sexiness. She was a joy and a treasure and her memory will live on in all our hearts. Thank you for sharing her with us.

If there is anything we can do, please let us know.


Kimberton, Ho-Tei, Myoki & Bodhi

Mango said...

Miss Pearl sent me over. How sad to lose such a good friend so young.

That was a wonderful post and tribute to the little round gal. I like the whipped cream look especially. She sure was loved.


Hank said...

We are so dreadfully sorry for you. Thank you for being with Penny 'til the bitter end.

Such wonderful pictures of you and your sweet, sexy girl.

Sarah, Hank and Molly

Stubby said...

Hi Dana! It's with a heavy heart that I tell you how sorry I am to hear about Penny. That sexy pug always made my day and I looked forward to seeing her smiling face each time I logged on to my 'puter. Starbucks will never be the same without Penny and I'll miss her dearly.

Pug hugs,
Stubby xoxo

Anonymous said...

Pearl sent us...we're so sorry for your loss! Our mom is hugging us right now.

Yer pals,
Sketcher and Angel

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss of Penny.

Ann & Frodo

Yoda & Brutus said...

Dana, we were sad to hear of Penny's passing. We always enjoyed her adventures and she made us laugh. Wish we could give you some big pug hugs in person.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pugs & Kisses

Cindy, Yoda & Brutus

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just came from Pearl's blog. We are so very sorry to hear of Penny's passing. Our hearts go out to you.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

we have never met, but we wanted to come by to say we are so sorry. We had to make that difficult decision just last Monday(4/12) Our Shamus would have been 9 months old on the 17th. We feel your pain. I hope they are having a great time playing with other dogs, with their hooman gramms and grampas. Getting good belly rubs and ear scritches.
It is so very hard to do what we know must be done for our wonderful friends,confidants, well they are just everything, aren't they.
So sorry. Run free Penny. Tell Shamus to share the tennis balls!
The Texas Sundogs,
Sunny, Scooter and mom Jamie

Pug Posse said...

I am so sorry about Penny. As with everyone else here, I am in tears and I wish I could give you a big hug. Our Sidney boy is at the Bridge welcoming Penny and Elvis with open paws. I know he's showing them all the good pee spots.

Vikki and the Pug Posse

agent99 said...

Dana-we too are heartbroken to hear that Penny had to leave you today. We hope you know what a loving home and life (seriously, what other pug, or child for that matter gets drive-thru Starbucks whipped cream??) she had with you, and can gain some comfort in that, and your memories of her sexy self!
SHe has inspired us to find our sexy selves too.
Now she can have all the whippy cream she wants!

Gen & the Foo

Nevis said...

Oh Dana I'm so sorry baby. When I read your post earlier I broke out crying at work. I'm with Laura...I have no words...except hugs and hugs. I'm so so sorry and I too wish I could be there in person to hug you. We're all here for you!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Dana
Our hearts are breaking with yours over this sadness. We never wanted to ever hear this.
Your gift to Penny at this time was so unselfish. You thought of her and not yourself. You did what she would have wanted you to do.
Unselfish love you have.
Now your heart is breaking- and we are sad with you. We all come together with paws and arms stretched out for you.
I wish there was something I could do for you. If there is,,, please ask me. I am here for you even though I never met you and Penny.
Penny made us smile every time we read her little blog.
She touched our lives with her courage.
She had so much love that came from you- that she shared with us.
We will be here waiting for you.
I am so sorry

Stacy/Brutus/Miley said...

We are so sorry to hear this. We wish there was something else we could do. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Brutus and Miley (Stacy Walker on facebook)

Puglette said...

i am so sorry to hear about penny. i am sure her years with you were so happy and filled with love. she is waiting at the bridge for you and will be watching out for you. don't forget the whipped cream.
puglette stuff for dogs said...

So sorry to hear of Penny's passing. May you find some comfort in knowing that Penny is undoubtedly feeling whole and healthy and licking whipped cream from her little pug nose - for sure stretched out in bright green, squishy soft grass and feeling the sun's gentle rays warming her sexy, beefy pug self while she waits to see you again.

She was and will always be loved by so many... Thank you for always sharing her smiles with us.

~Wilbur & Delilah
(and MJ, too)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tweedles told us about your loss -

We are furry sorry BUT we khommend woo fur giving her the best gift our hooman khan give us -

It is the most painful thing they have to do but it is the kindest to us when we are in pain -

We'll look fur her star in the sky -

Make sure woo look fur her sign she's made it!

Khyra and Her Mom

SpencerBartholomew said...

Dearest Dana...In such a shock of sadness right now. We always read Penny's blog each day and looked forward to her adventures. Our hearts absolutely broke when we heard of your loss. We are so sorry. Please know we are thinking of you and sending Penny lots of love on her journey across the bridge. Although she was only 5 and a half she had such a wonderful mom that loved her. Big hugs to you XOXO

MAX said...

I have come over from Tweedles's blog to say how sorry I am for your loss! It is heartbreaking decision indeed, but truly the ultimate act of love!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!
Lotsaluv and Lotsalicks

Aniemother said...

Run free, sweet Penny!

Hyssy, Virus and Bajas

Ying and Yang said...

Dana, I am just heartbroken for you. Letting a furbaby go to the bridge is so hard. Penny was so lucky to have you for a devoted, loving Mom, as you were lucky to have her sexy, beefyness in you life. I know the grief can be overwhelming, but try to remember that time eases the pain and that brick on your chest will lighten. Please take care of yourself, so many people are thinking of you and sending you hugs and comfort, myself included

Sasha (Mom to Ying and Yang)

Liss said...

I'm so very sorry. Will be praying for you.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

There is never a good time to lose someone we love. We can be with them a thousand years and we will still want another day. Please know that I send my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear friend. I imagine she is on a cloud made entirely of whipped cream looking down on you and cuddling you with her ♥.

Wilma said...

Our hearts ache for you. We woke up to the sad sad news this morning, and we are so sorry for the loss of your most sweetest and sexiest Penny. The decision you made was best for Penny, we know it was heart wrenching. I know you filled one anothers lives with so much love, she was a very lucky girl to have you. She will always hold a secial place in our hearts,our first bloggy friend lost,it hurts deeply. Many tears fall for Penny today.
Love, Kathy, Wilma, Brigitte and Sluggo.

dw said...

I am so so very sorry you've lost your furkid! I will always think of Penny whenever I see whipped cream -- it was so associated with her that it's become inseperable in my mind now. When I saw the titles of some of the blog posts I just knew Penny had gone to the bridge and it made me very sad. Please know that so many people are thinking of you and keeping Penny's memory alive, perhaps by having a little whipped cream on the next drive through visit! *hugs*

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Dearest 'Penny's" Mama. There is no love like dog love, or in my case, cat love. My heart goes out to you but you did the right thing and bravely. When it's time to let go, you know. Feel the love from animal lovers like me who know that you can't experience the joy of animal love unless you understand that there's a time to say goodbye.
They know more than we can imagine. I'm sure she will visit you soon in a dream. It happened to me after losing my 15 year old cat 18 months ago. She told me she was well and I actually reached out and felt her. It was amazing. Hugs.

Maggie Pug Girl said...

Dear Dana,
so sorry to hear about Penny! Sending lots of pug hugs and kisses..

The OP Pack said...

So very sorry for your loss. So young too. Emmitt and Melissa told us. Our thoughts are with you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! So sorry to hear that Penny went to doggy heaven. Sending you my Golden Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Page said...

i just found your blog and wanted to let you know that i'm thinking of you and sending lots of virtual hugs your way. so, so sorry for your loss.

Winston (smilingpug) said...


There are no words that can be said that will take away your sadness and loss. Penny was a beautiful soul and it is this spirit and soul that remains amongst you even though she is physically gone. She lived the life of luxury, she was treated like a queen. Her short life on this planet was meant to be spent with you. You both gave and received love equally.

Each day that passes will always contain a memory of her beautiful soul. In honour of her life we are dedicating Sunday April 18th to Penny, Sexy Whip Cream Day. Please visit our blog to see.

Here is to you Penny!

Lise and Winston

Hope and Mike said...

With tear filled eyes I send our deepest sympathy. Penny is running free and happy waiting for the day you meet again. Sorry for your loss. The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. I know she was a very bright light in your life. Pugs n kisses.

Manda Girl said...

I have just come across your blog and heard about your dear sweet sexy beast, Penny. Our thoughts are with you and we send you lots of Pug hugs and kisses.
Amanda, MeiMei and Miko

Nubbin' Tails said...

I'm so so sorry to hear about this. It's the hardest thing that we pet owners have to do, but probably the most loving. Know you are in all our thoughts and prayers.


Mr. Nubbin's Mom!

GAIL said...


Tammy said...

We're so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and your sweet Penny.

Lola said...

We didn't know your sweet Penny, but Puglet told us about her today. I'm so sorry for your loss, and can't imagine a Lola-less life.
Tiffany, Whitney, and Lafayette Lola

Anonymous said...

Oh Dana I am so sorry about Penny.

My heart goes out to you and we send lots of hugs for you and your family.

Take care...

wendy said...

Read about your blog on Puglet...
We lost a special sweet girl on New Year's day to encephalitis...and reading about Penny's seizures and the tough times with her meds...sounds familiar and so, so hard.
I wish you sweet dreams of Penny....I am sure you have been the best mamma and girlfriend to her that she could possibly know...
You have devoted yourself during your short time together to making her feel loved and safe...and so she is now...

hugs from more pug friends....

Sandy said...

I am so sorry about your Penny leaving you so soon in life, but we are so lucky to have these darlings for the short time that we do. It never is long enough...wish they could all live forever. You are in my thoughts. Just know that your memories of her will keep you happy forever! And we are so lucky in this day and age to have digital cameras and videos so that we have so many pictures and vidoes of these little pugs that steal our hearts!

Dozer and Coop said...

What a great life you gave Penny - we send you our love.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Dozer and Coop said...

What a great life you gave Penny - we send you our love.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper