Thankful for Caesar

Dogs really are man’s best friend.

And when we lose them, that’s when it hits us hardest. It’s a loss of ground-breaking magnitude. You remember all the tail wagging and barking and belly rubs and hanging tongues and car rides treats and messes and hugs and kisses and it’s painful to realize that they just didn’t last long enough.

I love you, Caesar. And I miss you.


We got him when I was in the fourth grade; he became one of my constant companions. Caesar was my best good boy for over half of my life, always there to jump, sit in first position, and lounge in all the blankets with me.

Even when I left for college, he was always happy to see me return. When I started smelling more like Chad’s cat, came home later at night, or drank margaritas in the kitchen, he judged a little, but never enough to stop being BooBoo’s Boy.

Caesar, with his assortment of nicknames—Murray, Lion, Scissors, Caesar Salad, Buddy, C’s—was many things. A traveler, as he clocked in many miles in the car, to Iowa, across Colorado, to New Mexico and back; independent; quick; sly; inventive; a risk taker—seen through his leaps and sneaky pursuits into the trash can and jaunts through the snow as he ran away and his fashion choices, which often included leopard print, then later diapers.

I’m thankful for my many years with my pup. He will always be my boy, my first yorkie (though he never looked the part), and the best buddy when I needed it most.

Rest in Peace, Caesar
11/13/04 – 2/26/19

32 thoughts on “Thankful for Caesar

  1. Your tribute is lovely, and helps with the abysmal void his departure has left us all to bear. Sending love and hugs your way.💗

  2. Aw I’m so sorry girl. Dogs are truly your best friend. They take that special piece of your heart no one else can. Hugs!! Xoxoxo

  3. Oh hun, I’m so sorry for your loss. There is absolutely nothing worse than losing your furry best friend. I lost mine at the tender age of 16 (her not me lol) Nov 17. I’m always here for a chat or sob session if you ever need one. Sending you lots of love at this sad time 💚💚 Caesar is over the rainbow playing with my Honey and all the other precious doggos xxxx

    1. Oh my goodness, this is so sweet. Thank you so, so much. It’s so tough, even when you know they are older, because it still seems sudden when they’ve been in your life for so long. Thank you for your love—I’m sending some right back at you, and thinking of Honey too. xx ❤️

      1. Thank you my love. I totally agree re it seeming sudden no matter how much time you’ve had with them. They are just the best and most precious wee things. I hope you’re doing okay xx

  4. This post makes me teary 😢 I feel you about losing. I hope you’ll feel better even though it’s hard to fight the feeling sometimes. And I hope you the best 💖

  5. I am sorry to hear about Caesar. It is always hard to lose your pet. Caesar lived a long life. You gave him a really good life and he did the same for you. Sending you and your family positive vibes♥.

    Nancy ♥

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. It’s always hard, but something all owners go through. It’s bringing me peace to know that he had a long and wonderful life, and he’s resting easy. Thank you again. <3

  6. What a beautiful dog and I send my wishes to you and your family. I lost my dog back in December and it was awful but I just remember all the amazing times. Rest in peace Caesar

    1. Thank you very much. It’s something all pet owners go through, and I’m sad to say that it’s just never easy. But totally worth having a lifetime of memories with him. Thanks for reading and for your kind words. <3

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