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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

365 Days

Sol

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the day we said goodbye to Solsey. In the days that have passed since she left us, I don't think one day has gone by without someone sharing a funny Solsey story or some related anecdote. To say that she left an impression on us would be an understatement.

The hardest part about this milestone for me is that I know that in just a short 3 months, that Solsey will have been gone for as long as we had her. It was a worry of mine early on that I would forget the little things that made Sol Sol. I worry a little less about that now, because it has been a year and I know that even though she only spent a short time with us, she certainly left a lasting impact.

In the picture, with Sol's urn, is her paw print set in plaster of paris. The vet tech made it for us and when we picked up Sol's ashes they gave it to us. Words cannot express how grateful I am for that little paw print. It was such a surprise, and such a unique gift. I felt bad asking if it was really Solsey paw print. I just couldn't believe that someone would think of something so special. Of course, they assured me it was indeed her own paw print and I am so very thankful to them for being so thoughtful on that blur of a day.

To celebrate Solsey's life, I would like to share a few of our favorite Sol moments. The list would not be complete without one infamous spaghetti post. Spaghetti reminds me so much of Solsey, that we have not had it since she passed. I can't even consider making it without having the whirling dervish around.

In addition to celebrating Sol with our favorite moments, don't forget about the Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund. In the year since she passed $2,244 has been raised to support the hospice pugs at Central Florida Pug Rescue. Like Solsey, those pugs are making the most of their golden years. Any donation, big or small, honors the memory of Sol and supports the senior pugs at CFPR.


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julie

03/08/2011

this is a hard moment here as i opened this window it has brought tears i don’t know what to say i will always treasure sol in my heart as she was our precious angel here.Please know you are in our thoughts today.

Sharon

03/08/2011

Thinking of you so much today.  Through the pain, remember all those special Sol moments that made you smile.  She was a special lady who left her paw print on a lot of hearts.  I’ll never forget you, dear Sol.

Heather

03/08/2011

Ahhh, my post got eaten…

Well, I really didn’t have any good words…such a hard day as we reminisce about our precious Sol.  I will come back later to look at all the posts…for now, Corrine, thinking of you every second…such a hard day.  Sol left a paw print on all of our hearts and I know we all miss her each and every day with you.  She was one special lady…Love and miss you Solsey.

Marcia

03/08/2011

When I opened this I got a big lump in my throat and
tears in my eyes. I will have to come back later to read the notes. I know Sole is playing at the Rainbow Bridge just waiting….

Huckle

03/08/2011

I was afraid to open OBP today, knowing how difficult this day is for you, and for us as well.  She was a lesson well learned.  And so precious still.  Keeping dry eyes today will be hard.  Once more, we thank you for sharing her with us Corrine.  Bless her, and bless you as well.

Huckle

Gina

03/08/2011

So it’s been a year then that I have been coming to this site. The first picture and post I saw was of Solsey and that she had passed. I didn’t know ANYTHING about her or her siblings or her family. But I still had tears running down my face.

Thank you so much for sharing the pugs with us Corrine. (and Cupid too) I will say extra prayers for you and your family and the boys and Looney too.

Big Pug Hugs to all from Gina & Pip

Pat

03/08/2011

Today is definately not a dry eye day!  It was rather hard to read, thru the tears, of Sol’s favortie moments, which became fav moments for a lot of us.
It is hard to believe that one year has passed already. We all miss her so. She was a wonderful addition to the OBP gang, for sure.
Always loved, and fondly remembered xoxo
(now how am I going to explain my red eyes & nose to a bunch of guys.. who don’t get pugs??)
Take care everyone

sue s

03/08/2011

Dear sweet Solsey has been gone a year and she still causes us to pause and think of what a incredible lady she was! Seeing her little paw print reminded me of the paw print she has left on our hearts. Prayers coming your way Corrine and thank you for sharing Sol, Benny, Henry and Luna with us. Seeing this post calls us to acknowledge the pain of loss and the sweetness of memories.Pug-Hugs, Peace & Blessings- Pastor Sue and the Colorado 5

Lisa

03/08/2011

This made me cry for good reasons:)

How nice of them to do that for you, and great urn choice.  I am going to have to get paw casts for both Hooie and Tina done as well.

I also can understand where you are coming from with your worry about the length of time that you were blessed with Sol.  My first Pug Carmen was only 2 and a half when she passed, and I had her for about a year and a half before she got sick.  The length of time will never be a reflection of your love for her.  I think that when they touch our hearts like they have, even if for just 1 day, the feeling and love we fell is strong enough to throw time out of the window.  Never let that cheapen your time or feelings for her.  Not a day goes by that I don’t look at Carmen’s pictures, or smile to myself daily because I loved that little dog so much and she made me so happy even if it was just for a short time. 

Once they are in our hearts they stay there forever!  Power of the Pug.

Karen B.

03/08/2011

Corrine, thank you for “celebrating” Sol’s passing with us…I know she’s at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for us all!  Her short time with us is a treasured gift and wow, I am blown away by your vet tech’s special gift…What a touching and wonderful keepsake.  I have made this my desktop background for today…I’ll never forget our adorable little Solsey!

sue

03/08/2011

Corrine I know this has to be a hard day for you I have been thinking of Solsey all week she has touched so many hearts I know her passing took a little piece of my heart I loved the beautiful blog this mourning as I looked at the pictures and videos I had tears in my eyes but a smile on my face for all the sunshine she brought into our lifes and a big thank you to you for sharing her with us

Martha

03/08/2011

Corrine, thank you for sharing “All Things Solsey” with us.  I’m not usually a crier, but I am today….

Her paw print is so beautiful.

Patty B.

03/08/2011

I can’t believe it’s been a year. How time does fly, but it can’t erase the memory of beloved Sol. What a sweet presence she was in all of our lives and we thank you, Corrine, for sharing that baby girl with us on a daily basis.  I’m sorry I’ve been absent from this post for a while, but, very sad to say, my dear husband, Marshall, passed away six days ago.  We are all trying to cope with this terrible loss.  Rocky, Adrian and Gulliver are beginning to realize that their “Daddy” is gone, but still wander into his room each evening to say good night to him. Actually, so do I.  What to do?

Pat

03/08/2011

Patty B and family:  Sorry to hear of your husbands passing.  Terrible loss for your family, and your furbabies know that something is different for sure.
Please accept my deepest condolences.  Thinking of you at this difficult time, sending love & support thru the OBP network xoxo

Sue VDB

03/08/2011

Patty B, please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband.  Having gone through that several years ago, it is a very difficult time, but time will also heal, and you will remember the good times.

Corrine, my heart is heavy again today over sweet, sweet Solsey, and I can only beging to imagine how difficult it is for you. I have gone over all the “Sol moments”, cried, smiled and laughed. 

The paw print is very precious and your vet is outstanding for doing just a thoughtful thing.  I know you cherish that with all your heart.  Know that I am thinking of you today, and hope you take comfort with Benjamin, Henry and Luna.

Love,

Sue VDB

Sue VDB

03/08/2011

Sorry, I meant vet tech…very special people.

Brenda

03/08/2011

Hard to believe it’s been a year since Solsey left us. She was a special little pug for sure. I still miss her too.
Patty B., so sorry to hear of your loss. You have my
thoughts and prayers.

Karen B.

03/08/2011

Patty B, so sorry to hear of your loss…The puggies will mourn along with you and given enough time, will heal along with you…sooo sad.

tracy

03/08/2011

Sol was definitely a loving heart and a bright spirit.  I can’t believe it’s been a year already that she’s been gone. Thanks for sharing her with us and I’ll be thinking of you all today.  Maybe spaghetti will be on the menu at our house tonight in her honour.

Patty B. - so sorry to hear of your husband’s recent passing.  what a difficult time for you and your little guys.  it must be extra hard to watch them looking for your husband and not being able to explain what happened. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

sue

03/08/2011

Patty B I am so sorry for your loss I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family know we are here for you

Marcia

03/08/2011

Patty, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. There are no words to ease the pain.  Only time.

Heather

03/08/2011

Patty B - my heartfelt condolences to you and your furbabies…there are no words to ease the pain, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Davis

03/08/2011

Corrine,
Sol touched all of us in so many ways.  Her story every morning on my computer helped me know I wasn’t the only one to love the little old black lady pugs.  Jadey and I are thinking of you today and sending all our pawitive thoughts your way.  The vet tech that made you the plaster of paris print is a very special person indeed.

My love to your whole family,
Jen

sue s

03/08/2011

Dear Patty B-I am so sorry for your loss! As a pastor, I have done several funerals and there is no cure for the pain of loss, only time as our grief turns to fond memories we keep in our hearts. I will hold you and your babies in my prayers for comfort. It must be so difficult for them going to say goodnight and getting no response. Continue to say goodnight with them, this will bring peace during this time. Sending pug hugs and prayers your way from the Colorado 5

Gina

03/08/2011

Patty B~ I am so sorry for your loss. Tell us something about your husband. How long had you been married? Tell us your favorite story about him. smile  My prayers and thoughts are with you.

~Gina and Pip

Huckle

03/08/2011

Patty - Please accept condolences for the loss of your husband.  I was so sorry to hear of it.  What a rough time for you.  Pug hugs! Talking to us may help.  We are here for you.

Lisa has some comforting advise and said it well.

Sleighbelle

03/08/2011

Holy Cow!  I can NOT believe that she has been gone for an entire year!  I am so sorry still for your loss.  And for ours.  Even though Sol lived at your house, she lived in all our hearts, and continue to do so. 

I love the pawprint!  What a wonderful gift to griving parents!  Kiss that pawprint for us.

We love you Sol.

Sleighbelle

03/08/2011

Patty, I just read through the posts and saw yours and I am so sorry for your loss.  Nothing can really comfort you now, but hug extra tight to your pugs and I know they will help you through this sad time.

Patty B.

03/09/2011

Thank you, everyone, in OBP Land.  Your words of consolation mean so much to me. This was my second marriage (my first husband passed away back in 1991.)  Marshall and I have been married for 7 short years.  Eight months ago he was diagnosed with Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer (an extremely rare form of cancer)that had metastacised to his liver.  He put up a valiant struggle, but, unfortunately, couldn’t beat it.  He’ll be missed terribly.  One of my first gifts from Marshall even before we were married were my 2 precious pugs, Rocky and Adrian.  Little Gulliver (aka El Diablo!) came along two years ago when we rescued him.  Actually, Rocky resembles Marshall a little grin so I’ve been giving him an extra big hug at night.  Again, thank you all for your comments and concerns.

Sue VDB

03/09/2011

Patty B, you’ve had a lot of tragedy in a few short years.  Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.  We care.  I know you will hang on tight to your pugs, especially Rocky and Adrian.  Take care of yourself and your babies.

Gina

03/09/2011

Oh Patty…I’m so sorry. I bet those 7 years were wonderful though. Hug your pugs tight like the others here said and I’m sure it will help.

(I’ve been giving my pug extra hugs today and he keeps looking at me like I’m crazy!)

Pug Hugs to everyone! ~ Gina & Pip

Sue VDB

03/09/2011

I venture to say we have all hugged our pugs more today in appreciation of having them in our lives and in honor of Solsey, who was a very special pug in our hearts. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about that paw print of Solsey, and oh how special and precious that is.  Corrine, thanks again for sharing.

Martha

03/09/2011

Patty B, I just came back to read all the later postings and saw yours.  I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss.  I will be keeping your in my prayers.

Roberta

03/09/2011

Soooo sorry Corrine ! I will say that when one of our cats died last year the vet also gave us a paw print. Im out of town right now but I will go back and read all the posts.

pug mama

03/09/2011

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Patty, my sympathy goes to you and your family. 

Corrine, it is hard to believe Sol has been gone a year already, and I had just found your blog shortly before that, so seeing earlier postings of a lively Sol (especially the Cheerios video) was a sweet reminder of what a special pug she was.  I also loved how sacked out she was in the pouch pictures, you would never find a more placid looking pug smile

sue s

03/09/2011

Hi All, Just got to view all the past posts on Solsey-I think my fav is a toss up between being the hamburgler and playing.I love hamburgers too and it reminds of this sweet little lady! Watching her playing with not a care reminds me of how fortunate she was to be placed in your loving care Corrine! Looking into Proto’s eyes last night as he lay on my chest told me how much love God packs into these little guys!Pug-hugs to all and especially to Patty B from the Colorado 5

Melissa

03/09/2011

What a sweet way to remember her.  I was so upset when Sol passed even though I’ve never met her; her grizzled little face made every Monday morning that much better.

I am so grateful you decided to share her with us.

Corrine - OBP

03/09/2011

Patty - I am so sorry to hear about your husband.  You and your family are in my thoughts.  Take care.

patty v

03/09/2011

Patty B., I am so sorry for your loss. I just read the posts today, and want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Corrine, thanks for all the fun memories of Sol. She was a sweetie.

andi

03/10/2011

Corrine, thank you for sharing Sol with us!  She is special beyond words.  I too can not believe it has been a year!  She may not have been with you her whole life but she was with you for the most important part of her life!  Miss you precious Sol!

Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Thanks for your time!

Classique 580 Gris

08/10/2015

Hello! I’ve been following your weblog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the good work!

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