Friday, May 4, 2012

A SAD GOODBYE



So, BabyMac came back and HAL4 isn't in pieces anymore. But the great bacon giveaway will have to wait until Monday. I know, I know. Not too many things are more important than bacon, but this is totally one of them.

Today we got the sad news that our friend Gracie is gone. Not gone to a new home or gone like she got lost or something. Gone like went to sleep. One last time. Forever.


Gracie had cancer. The kind you can't fix. Her people gave her to pug rescue when they found out she was sick and Pug Rescue Lady took Gracie in as a foster. When the PRL found out sick meant the Big C, Gracie became a permanent pug at Pug Mecca.

I didn't know Gracie very long, but long enough to know she was a superpug. I mean, even the C-word couldn't slow her down. It didn't make her sad. Or afraid. Or anything but Gracie. And Gracie was pretty awesome.



Her life wasn't long, but everyone I know tried their best to make it good. Pug Rescue Lady took awesome care of Gracie from day one until the Big Sleep. The other pugs at Pug Mecca didn't get upset when the cancer drugs turned her into a bit of a b-i-t-c-h (especially around food) and were totally cool about letting her rule their pack. 

I totally let Gracie have my spot in bed (and half my chewies) the time she stayed with us and didn't even argue when my human said she was "the cutest pug ever made". Because Gracie deserved all of the goodness we could give. And more.


Goodbye, Superpug Gracie. You will be missed.

53 comments:

Christa said...

Puglet,
This just made me leak. What a sweet post for a wonderful friend and amazing Pug. Peace and comfort sent to all who loved her. RIP Gracie girl may you run free and painless across the bridge.

Christa and Cletus

Angel Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Gracie was loved, that is easy to see... we know her foster momma is hurting.

We know that Yoda was there to greet sweet Gracie when she got to the bridge.

Run free Gracie, Run free...

Pugs & Kisses,

Brutus & Ellie

Miss Pearl said...

So sad to hear about little Gracie. You were a good friend to her and so were all the wonderful humans in her life. Bless you all.

Pugs2Luv said...

It is so hard to say goodbye to such wonderful pugs like Gracie. Our only comfort is that there are so many of our pug friends with her at the bridge. Mom just started to leak, she always has such a hard time thinking about these things. We will have to cuddle extra tonight. We are sending lots of pug hugs to the PRL and all of Gracie's friends & family.
Luv, Zoey, Phoebe & our human Susie

Nugget said...

I'm very sorry to hear about Gracie. The C word is terrible, I lost my brother to it two months ago. Hang in there, Puglet.

Megan and Jasper said...

What a nice post pug. Farewell to Gracie.

The Slimmer Puggums and the mamas said...

Hi Puglet and Amanda and of course, Dutch!
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Gracie...as I have a Gracie of my own and she is one feisty entertainer who I love dearly. We...my house of pugs and me...would like to do something in honor of Gracie. Is their a particular charity on the West Coast that we can donate in her memory?
Let us know.
Much Love,
Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Pugs
http://slimmerpugs.blogspot.com

PS: I have decided that if I ever come into some money that I will hire you to come out to Kansas and photograph my pugs. I need a professional!! :) ...And Puglet and Dutch could come along too!! :)

Anonymous said...

Puglet: Bo from Sacramento here - thank you so much for letting us know about Gracie. My mom is so sad to hear the news, but we are both very happy to know that Gracie was loved by so many good people and that she enjoyed her life as best she could until the end. She was definitely one of the cutest Pugs ever. Rest in peace sweet Gracie - we love you.

Abby the Pug said...

Very sad to hear about lil Gracie. Our thoughts go to her friends and foster mom. Such a sweet post Puglet.

Dutchess the Pug said...

Wow, what a memorial, Pug. I remember you talking about Gracie in the past, she was a fabolous pug. The c-word couldn't stop her and she lived life to the fullest. Here's to you Gracie, one great little pug with a bigger than life persona.

Anonymous said...

Godspeed little Gracie. Give Bebop a big slurpie kiss for all of us.

Love,
Pugsie, Charcoal and Fuzz

Rae - Say It Ain't So said...

so sad to hear about sweet gracie. i'm so happy that she was able to be spoiled and loved like a pug should for the last bit of her life. she really is the cutest pug ever made.

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Dear Puglet, we are sad to hear that Gracie has passed away. Cancer is terrible for all creatures. Fortunately, she was able to be loved up to and beyond the end. Now she is in no pain and in some great company on the other side.

The PRL said...

Thank you, Puglet, for sharing Gracie's story. We miss her terribly here at Pug Mecca. Gracie gravitated toward your human on their first meeting, picking her out of a group of people and sitting on her lap like it was her throne. She had a way of connecting with people and making an impression; her intelligence and beauty were impressive and all the more heartbreaking to lose her at the young age of 5.
She will never be forgotten and will live on in the beautiful photos your human took of her. We are so blessed to have shared in her life for the last eight months and so grateful to the DP community and the pug community for so much love and support. We will continue our rescue mission in hopes of helping more pugs like Gracie and to honor those that will forever remain in our hearts.
Love Always,
PRL

Anonymous said...

My mom is totally leaking all over the place. So gla she got all the love possible while she was still here. Sending all the love I can muster out to pug land for her foster mom. Love Atticus

Noodles said...

Hi Puglet
We were so sad when we heard that Gracie went to Heaven. She was truly a special pug - and I heard your human say I reminded her of Gracie which made me proud knowing what a fighter she was.
Love and tears,
Noodles

Augustus said...

Oh, Puglet. This is so sad, but in that happy/sad kind of way because even though we are leaking for the loss of Gracie we have to remember what a lucky pug she was to have ended up with prl at pug Mecca. Thank you for sharing her story with us, thank you prl for loving her. Godspeed Gracie, the C can't find you ever again.

Jes said...

Such sad news about sweet Gracie. May her new life at the Rainbow Bridge be pain free and full of new friends and a bottomless bowl of treats. RIP sweet Gracie.

Noodle said...

Oh, Pug! Our hearts are broken and my human is leaking. We're so sorry that Gracie went to sleep. That C-word makes me SO angry!! We're sending all the pug hugs and comfort juju we can muster to PRL and everypuggy at Pug Mecca. We're so glad Gracie spent her last 8 months at the Mecca and we're so glad she had a superawesome friend like you!!

Hugs to you and your human too!

-Noodle (& Mochi)

Sammy and Neko said...

: (

Someone like PRL makes huge difference. We appreciate her so very much. Sweet Gracie, run free~
Sending hugs and pug licks to everyone who needs them!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My heart is very sad that Gracie has to go away to the Bridge. So many humans loved her, and she will never forget any of you.
love
tweedles

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Gracie was truly loved. What a lucky pug.

The New Crabby said...

R.I.P. little Gracie...she seemed like a very sweet girl. Pour some treats out in memoriam Puglet.

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Pearl and Tessa said...

Its not just the time you live, but how you live. Poor little Gracie had way too short a life, but, at least the last 8 months or so, she was loved and treated like a queen. Our humans is leaking, we are trying to comfort her. How wonderfull the three of you were part of her life. We sent lots of JuJu, but sometimes it just isn't enough.

Pearl and Tessa and Kris, their human

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

What a wonderful tribute to a special friend. Thank you for sharing her story with us.

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Tears & love for Gracie, and love & gratitude for Pug Mecca. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

<3<3<3
Meredith & Scarlet

Anonymous said...

Oh, Pug, my human and I are touched at your wonderful tribute to Gracie. Sending megasuperjuju to everyone who cared for her at Pug Meca.

Hugs,
Otis #268

moPSY+MISIOber said...

We are so sad, but also happy that Gracie had great time with Puc Mecca Lady and other Mecca Pug's pugs. We also happy we had a chance to meet Gracie through your blog, and your Human's pictures. She always will be with us, and now she is with our sweet Payton, and they both rules on the rainbow bridge. Love you Gracie PT

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. It sounds like she was very much loved. Farewell Gracie.

Penny

Anne said...

I'm so glad pug mecca could make her last days fantastic! Hugs for foster mom for doing this!
<3
Buddy & Lucey

Pug named Rudy said...

We are so sorry to hear of sweet Gracie. It is comforting that she had your special friendship and love. Thank you for sharing her with all of us.

We are sending pug hugs and kisses to you.

Rudy and Billie

Eddie the Pug said...

Payton...now Gracie...but they can run and play together...it is a sad day when one of us Puggies goes to the Bridge.
Hugs to you Puglet,
Eddie the Pug

agent99 said...

we've followed Gracie's story for the past few months. Our hearts hurt for PRL. Gracie's life was too short, but we are so glad she was taken care of so well in that short time.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Gracie! We love that you were so full of life and SPUNK!

Beautiful words Pug

Kirsty said...

Goodbye Gracie. You can join Shugs & Saskia from Australia at the Bridge
Kirsty, Rovi & Wallace

Frankie from Seattle said...

That's so sad!! Gracie may you run free across the bridge. Everyone can tell you were loved and appreciated in your time on this planet. <3
~ Frankie

Pug-A-Boo said...

Until our time comes to join you,, rest in peace lil angel

pugfish said...

Beautifully said Puglet beautifully said.Your pals
Joey,
Sissygirl
and elissa

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Gracie. You were rare.
Scooter and Daisy

Barbara said...

Oh Puglet. Godspeed, Gracie. You were loved in your short time on Earth. Rest well.

Jack the Pug said...

Puglet,

What beautiful things to say about such a beautiful pug. Well said. May we all cuddle with our humans and play with our fellow dog friends that much more today...in honor of life and Gracie.

Buford T. Justice said...

Hugs to all who knew Gracie and now she is playing with all the Wonderful Pugs who left before her.....Our Peg and Per-Li-Mae included.....

You left your mark on this world Miss Gracie

Buford T. Justice and his Fam

Those Jersey Shore Puggles said...

There is a special place in heaven for little dogs like Gracie and now she'll watch over all those who so closely watched over her.

Rest in peace, Gracie.

Roxi, Riley and Lea

Anonymous said...

Hi Puglet,
Nice words for your dear friend Gracie.

We are leaking, leaking like hose faucet in the back yard.

Our mom is leaking really bad too. We never met Gracie but when we cross that Rainbow Bridge we will look her up.

Ellie, Emmitt & Eli

Anonymous said...

Thank you Puglet and Pug Rescue Lady for loving Gracie - it's a leaky day for sure ;(

Love from Oak Park Pugsley

Puggyspice said...

Oh no, this is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry to hear of Gracie's passing.

Otis and Black Pearl said...

What a sweet tribute to Gracie Puglet. She will be truly missed!

Black Pearl and Otis

Pepper the Pugalier said...

Oh Puglet, such beautiful words for a beautiful soul. I'm leaking all over the place. Gracie touched the hearts of all of us and her passing is heartbreaking. I'm so glad she was able to spend the end of her life surrounded by loved ones, especially you.

Thank you for sharing this today.

Elizabeth (Pepper the Pugalier's mommy)

Maggie the Pug in Dallas said...

Gracie was the best Puglet ... and your human was right when she said she was the best made...sad day!

Rocky, UK said...

Goodbye Gracie, and rest in peace, you beautiful little pug. It's so, so wonderful to know that she was given the love and care she deserved at the end. Sending lots of love and good wishes to her family and all who knew her xxx

Rocky, UK said...

Goodbye Gracie, and rest in peace, you beautiful little pug. It's so, so wonderful to know that she was given the love and care she deserved at the end. Sending lots of love and good wishes to her family and all who knew and loved her xxx

Suzy said...

What a lovely tribute to beautiful Miss Gracie. May she run pain & cancer-free at The Bridge xoxo