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Monday, March 8, 2010

Goodbye Solsey Baby


It is with a very heavy heart that I must say that Sol has passed away. She had a simply fantastic day on Saturday, but late Saturday night into Sunday she took a turn for the worse. We spent all of Sunday with her hoping that she was just having an off day and that Monday would be better. However, her breathing got worse throughout the night on Sunday and we took her to the vet first thing Monday morning. It was there, knowing we have done and tried everything we possible could, that we made the tough decision to let her rest in peace.

We stayed with her the whole time and told her how much she was loved. I made sure to tell her how much everyone in OBP land loved her too. She went very peacefully and it was almost a relief to see her laying still without constantly coughing and struggling to breathe.

We are confident that we made the right decision, however, we miss her so much. She was such a big presence and a good spirit.

Posting will be a little light the next few days as I am going to take some time to process all this. I'm not really sure what to say or write next. I'm going to do what Solsey did and just take it one day at a time.

I know Sol was loved by more than just us and I want to say sorry to all of you as well. Please know that my thoughts are with you.

Take care everyone and kiss your puggers.

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I am so sorry. She will be sorely missed by all. My heart hurts for you. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.



Today’s missing post made me fear the worst and here it is.  Sol was such a lucky girl to have landed in the perfect home to spend the last year of her life and all of us out here in pug land were so lucky that you shared her with us.  Our deepest sympathies to you, Benjamin, Henry, and Luna.
Phyllis and her AZ pugs



I knew it wasn’t going to be good…

I sit here sobbing, quite literally, as if she was one of my own.  I am so so so sad…as we all are…

There really are no words, as we all know…

I will miss you Solsey…thank you for all of the love and pure joy you brought to not only your ‘at home’ family, but to those that have come to love and adore you so deeply from far away…

I am so sad Corrine…I am glad you were with her…

Know that love, prayers, and good thoughts are abound for all of you and Sweet Sol as she goes to play with our other Angel Babies…

Candle being lit in Sol’s honor tonight…Love is following your Precious Lady.  We love, and will miss, You.



I am so sorry. Little Sol touched many lives, none more than yours. She was one lucky pug, and I’m so glad she found you so that she could have such a wonderful home filled with love in her last days.

Ivy M. Andrews


We’ll miss her but it was great she had such a good life with you.

Sharon H


C & G, you gave her your utmost love and that was letting her get her angel wings. My heart is broken into pieces. I am very honored to have met Sol a couple of times. Her beauty and spirit shines the room wherever she goes. Much hugs to you both.



Aw Gosh…how lucky we all were…I just keep looking at that precious face and those happy eyes…

Corrine, thank you for giving her the best times of her life…

Love you Sol…you are going to be missed more than you know…



I am so sorry to hear to about Sol.  She was truly loved by all and will be missed.



I am deeply sorry C and G. I am so glad you were able to give her what I am sure was the best years of her life. CFPR and Sol are very grateful you were first time foster failures! Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family.



I, too, knew this wasn’t a good day.  Corrine, tears are many on this day for that precious little girl, but you MUST know you gave her the very best.  I, as all of us, loved that little girl dearly.  Please, you and hubby, take are of yourselves as well as Benjamin, Henry, Luna and Sol.  That little girl is now over the rainbow bridge, healthy and happy, waiting for Mom, Dad, and the gang. 

May you be comforted by all of those who love you and baby Solsey.



I am so, so sorry.  Reading this is like losing one of my own pugs, I can’t imagine how it feels on your side.

I am so, so sorry for Solsey’s passing.  I know how much love and adoration she had in her short time with you.

RIP Miss Sol.



I’m so very sorry for you all.  Although she isn’t suffering any longer, I can not even begin to imagine how much your heart is broken & missing your little pug! We all love & support you each & every day-and espically now.  I am so very sorry for your loss.  xxxx
With love from my family to yours,
Rachelle, & Sophie & Wallace



P.S.  Please give your babies extra hugs from all of us.  I am sure they miss that baby girl as well.  While you are at it, gives yourselves hugs as well.

Sorry for bumbling, but the news is just too sorrowful.



Goodbye, Sweet Sol. You will be missed.

She was like a candle in the wind. Her little light went out long before the pawprints she left on our hearts ever will.

Hugs to C, G, Benny, Henry, Luna and Cupid.

Angel and the Lamb Tails Pack.



I am so sorry Corrine…. let it comfort you in knowing that you guys made Sol so happy and well loved during her time with you!
I am fairly certain you were the best thing in her life.

Take care and snuggle the boys and Luna.



I had a bad feeling this morning when there was no OBP post in my inbox.  I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your spunky little girl Sol. I started following your blog a couple months before you got her, and i remember reading your post about the couple driving around with her in the car and just handing her off to you and driving away, thinking, that’s the best thing that could’ve happened to that little gal.

You gave her an incredible quality of life in her final year and months and she thrived on it. As much as i’ve loved reading about baby Benny, Henry and Luna, my favorite posts and pics have been about Solsey and her zest for life.  God bless his newest little angel, and thank you for taking such excellent care of her and sharing her with us.

With deepest sympathy,

Lyz, Petey, Lucas & Nikito



I am so so sorry to hear this. Along with everyone else, Solsey stole my heart. She is so blessed to have had you at the last-and most important-part of our journey. May you see her again.

lee & Faye


Corinne and Family—-
  Please accept our deepest condolences, knowing that you have been such great pug parents..you gave Solsey so much love and caring..at least she is at peace now..i don’t know how you remain so strong as it is a terrible loss. Hopefully Benny, Henry and Luna will be alright without their “sister”.
Please know that our thoughts are with you..

Lee & Faye



Without a doubt you gave Sol the best possible time of her life.  Her pug smile is in every picture you took.  You took her in and made her part of the pack, both the pugs and you welcomed Sol with open arms and paws. She is now with all of the other great pugs who have passed joyfully napping, eating, getting scratches and treats in the sweet hereafter.



I am so very sorry.  My heart goes out to you.  Solsey was such a special little girl! I loved her, too, and I’ll miss her.  Please know that you and Benny, Henry and Luna are in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart.  Love to you all,

And to all the readers of OBP like me,
I’m also sorry thinking of all of you feeling such sadness, too.  You’re all in my heart and prayers, too.  We all got to enjoy knowing a beautiful pug spirit in Solsey, didn’t we?  I know all of us will always remember her with love.



I’m so sorry to hear about Precious Sol.  I am heartbroken for you, your husband, Benny, Henry, and Little Luna.  Sol has touched so many lives and she brought joy to so many.  She was so fortunate to have found her way to your family and you were fortunate to have found her.  You showered her with love, affection, and compassion.  I’m sure she returned all your love ten-fold.  Thank you so much for sharing her with us.  We all love her and will miss her too.  We will light a candle for her.  Please give Benny, Herny, and Luna a hugs from us.  Take care and our thoughts are with you.
With love,
Andi, Annabelle, Piper, Tessa Grace, Marley, and Woody.



Oh my Gosh…I wondered why there wasn’t a post this a.m. and then when I saw the heading my heart feel into my stomach.  Oh Corrine, I am so terribly sorry for your loss.  Benny, Henry and Luna will miss their sister as well.

Thank you for sharing Sol and her amazing story with us.  Know that as deeply as we are hurting, we know that you are hurting more.  I will give Sleighbelle extra hugs and kisses in the days to come.

Please, for once, think of yourself and of your pugs.  Take as much time off as you need and don’t worry about posting for us.  We are a strong family of pugs and pug lovers and we will survive, as you will.

Your life is better for having Sol a part of it and Sol’s life was definitely better for having been a part of yours.

Again, deepest sympathies to you and your family…2 and 4 legged members.



Good-bye Sol!  I will miss seeing your pretty little face on the blog.



She could not have had a better home.  I know I’ve laughed and cried with you the last year and my heart is with you now.  Thank you for sharing her journey with you.



I am writing this through tears. I am just happy to know that you feel well about your decision. There is some relief in knowing you are ok with that. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Sol with us!! We will miss her dearly.

Laura, Princess & Vada



I am so sorry for your loss. We all loved little Solsey very much like family.  You gave that sweet angel the best year of her life and that was the best thing that you could have done. She knew she was loved by you, us and the other pugs.  Me and Lilly will keep you and every one in our prayers.



I love this website. Some of the best pics and stories were of Solsey.  What a sweet little puggy.  It sounds like she had a wonderful home with you and was very loved. So sorry for your loss.  I think we all want to give our pugs an extra squeeze today in memory of Sol.



I am so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful girl. She had an angel looking out for her to bring her to the best family possible, to spend her last year. She will be missed.

Janelle Woodward


Sol lives on in our hearts and she has a special place as wallpaper on my daughters computer (the photo of her on your computer Corinne)Our hearts adn Puggy hugs to all your family
Janelle and the (furry) Gang of four



I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is like losing a family member, unfortunatly I have been through this before too. Just remember she is in a better place and is watching over you!

Jen, Tink, and Abbie



Corrine and family,
So sorry for your loss. Sol was a very lucky pug to have you in her corner through this last year, and you guys were also lucky to have such a princess to grace your life. Now she is in heaven , the most beautiful pug angel that ever was, healthy and happy!!May God bless you and comfort you. Gabe and I will be hugging you from afar.

Volker Henninger


Rest in peace sweetheart. We miss you so much. Hope to see you on the other side…



We are so sorry to hear this. I have so enjoyed hearing about her. She will be missed. Bless you are for taking care of her. Sending lots of love and thinking of all of you in your family.

Stacy, Brutus and Miley



Corrine and Family - we are so sorry to hear about Sol.  I know that she was so loved and loved so much.  I don’t know if you heard this song at the Olympics but when I heard it again I thought of all of our furry friends who have passed over the rainbow…

We’ve been through
some things together
With trunks of memories
still to come
We found things to do
in stormy weather
Long may you run.

Long may you run.
Long may you run.
Although these changes
have come
With your chrome heart shining
in the sun
Long may you run.

We love you all - and Sol will always be in our hearts.



I am sorry to hear about the passing of your girl sol, she was an inspiration, she was pug through and through. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



I kept checking all day for a post until I had to leave for work in the afternoon.  I suspected something might be wrong but I never imagined it was Sol.  I am so, so sorry for your loss.  I am crying my eyes out as I type this.  I can imagine the hole in your heart right now and I’m sending my best to you and yours.

Paula, Charlie, Carly, Angel and Badger



I am heartsick for you.  What a huge loss for such a tiny girl.  She had a big big spirit.  Bless your hearts for giving her the best life and safe and tender passage on. We have a little Herbie who looks enough like her to be her twin.  I’m going to go love on him.

We are so sorry to hear about Sol. Words can’t describe how much we understand your sadness and hope that each day brings a wonderful and happy memory of her.

All our Pug love,
Shannon and the Gang



Rest in Peace now sweet Solsey!!  You will be sorely missed.



My heart is heavy with sadness for you.  Such a special little girl…how could you have not loved her.  What a wonderful time she had with you!!!  I feel Solsey had a kinship with our Marty and dread the day when we have to make that heart wrenching decision. 

Hugs from Punchy’s gang….
Chloe, Zoey, Rosie and Marty

Somer Love


I am SO VERY Sorry…

I can’t even imagine how heavy your heart is! My thoughts are with you.

Breathe Easy Sol!







Corrine I am so very sorry when I checked my emails this mourning I had this terrible feeling when I didnt see owned by pugs all day couldnt get it off my mind even at work tonight as soon as I got home I checked again then went to the web site my heart is breaking cant stop crying as I feel like sol was part of my family you have shared her life with us and I am so thankful you gave sol so much love in the year you had her she was very lucky to have had such wonderful mom and dad and brothers and sister I will say a prayer for her and may she rest in piece with no more pain I will miss her beautiful face



I just got here and as i’m reading this in tears i am so very sorry as we loved sol so much she was our precious angel as we will miss her so much as she was the guiding light to us all.I’m having a little trouble trouble typing this as it’s hard to type through the tears please know how very sorry i am as we all are grieving with you she will missed so much rest my sweet sol we love you.



I’m so sorry for your loss.  She was a good old girl.  Her little footprints are stamped in your hearts forever.  I’m so glad she found you all for her forever home for the small time that she was with you.



I am deeply sorry.
My thoughts go to you all.

With love from far away
Mathilde & Chris



Farewell Sweet Sweet Sol.  We were all so very blessed to have shared these last months with you.  Your memories will get us through these tough days, but right now we are all mourning the loss of your great spirit, personality and presence in our lives.

Corrine and Family:  I am so very sorry for your loss.  Your dedication and love for this sweet baby was breathtaking.  Sol’s brief stay in your home was, without a doubt, the best days of her life and she blossomed under your care and love.  Thank you for taking such good care of her and for sharing her with us.

Hugs to all of you.

Kimberly, Ho-Tei, Myoki, Bodhi & Poppy



My heart aches for all of you. When I think of Sol I think of how happy you made here. She had a rough start to life, but she was treated like a queen in her later years. It was just what she deserved and she couldn’t have found a more loving family to belong to.

Thank you for sharing her life with us. Blessings as you take this journey through the healing process.

Yoda & Brutus


So sorry to hear about Sol.  Many pug hugs and kisses to you!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus



My heart is just broken.  I’m so sorry for your family.  She was a lucky pug to have found you and we are lucky blog readers to have had her in our lives, even for such a short amount of time.

My thoughts are with you and Solsey.



You will be missed by all Sol….Love Roberta, Coco, Beau, and Luccia



Corrine, my deepest sympathies to your and your family.  Sol was a very special girl and will be missed.  She is at peace.  God bless her and all puggies.



Everyone before me has said all that I could say…everyone certainly has been through this horrible loss before, maybe even several times.  It’s the huge price we pay for a completely priceless gift:  the love of a pug.  I too am crying as I"m writing, feeling completely ashamed that, unlike others, I didn’t even notice there wasn’t a post yesterday, though I did notice with today’s there was no pug blog link under the pic.

She was beautiful and wonderful and worth every tear all of us have and will cry until we are able to just rest in the knowledge she is out of pain and joyfully napping and eating and pug snuggling wherever she is, knowing that someday, her family will be there with her.

There aren’t words, Corinne, to thank you for sharing her with us, and letting us love her from afar.  I hope you take some small comfort in all the love that’s being sent your way.  And though it’s been said already, please give everyone there, you included, a hug.

mary castagnoli


I’m heartsick for you all.  I know that Sol is already waiting for you across that Rainbow Bridge and in the meantime, she is making many friends.  It’s you guys that she has left behind who will be hurting for the days and months to come.  But she IS - waiting and happy in her new home.  I’m hurting for you and will hug my Bella tighter tonight.  It’s such a shame that ALL dogs and cats and birds and bunnies don’t have the wonderful family that Solsy did.  So much fun - so much loving care.  I’m so glad she had you.
May you all be healed by those happy thoughts and by the loving care being sent your way by so many.



I saw a tweet from a mutual friend and wanted to come by to offer my condolences and sympathy. Our beloved bulldog, Douglas, passed away a few years ago; we wanted to keep him with us for longer but at nearly 12 years old, it was time. We are so fortunate to be chosen by our pets to share their lives and what little time they spend with us here turns into an infinite stream of loving memories.



Corrine and hubby, may you be comforted by the outpouring of love for you and Solsey, who is resting in peace.  I truly understand your statement of the sense of relief at her being in peace.  God bless you and your family.  Lots of hugs.



She was blessed… you were blessed… and we were blessed for having Sol in our lives.
May God give you His peace and comfort.

Pug hugs… judi & the Boyz



Rest in peace Sol.  Sending good vibes for the pain of Sol’s loss to be quickly replaced by fond memories.

April, Sonny & Maggie


God bless you and yours for giving that little girl a final forever home, and all the love she could ever want. As is clear from so many previous posts here, she was “family” to so many. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Wendy in TLH


I’m so so very sorry to hear about Sol. My heart hurts for you all, as I know she was a kindred spirit that brought love and light into your lives. You and family are in our thoughts and prayers at such a difficult time.



My heart is breaking, for you, for the Henry and Luna and Benjamin, for all of us.  I can’t see to type through my sobs but know we, as well as you all, loved that bright, little spirit.  We always ask why these things have to happen.  There is never any answer.

Take care of yourselves and the Pugs and feel our love.

I am so very sorry/



Corrine -
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I am just heartbroken over it and I just wish there was something I could say or do to make you feel better..
This is a sad day…
We love you guys so much, thank you for sharing your lives and letting us get to experience some of Sol each day.. she will be missed greatly.
Love, Bethany, Sofie and Bentley



May she rest in peace and may you know peace. You did a wonderful job with this little lady. I will miss waking up and reading about her antics and daily life but am so so thankful that she found you. You made it possible for her to enjoy her last days. You changed this girls life for the better!

Thank you for sharing her with me. I enjoyed it more than you could know.

Traci & the Three Pugsketeers


I’m litterally crying at my desk here at work, cried out loud when I read the post.  Corrine, I am so sorry for your loss.  You are the only person I know that I could honestly say loved their pug babies as much as I love mine and from me that is saying ALOT.  I even grew to love your pugs because of you sharing your love for them with all of us.  I think your babies are some of the luckiest pugs on the planet & above because of that.

I have no question that you made the right decision and though it was hard I know it was the best thing for Solsey.  My heart truly goes out to you & I grieve along with you.



I am in shock.
so unexpected.

we knew Solsey was a bit sick. but you always hope for the best!

Kelly & Pearl


I am absolutely heartbroken by this news. Sweet Sol just brightened my day every time I saw her face. She was just something special.

I can’t imagine your grief. Thank you for loving her in the way she so deserved, and allowing her to leave this world surrounded by love and security.

Please take all the time you need. We will be here when you are ready. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Love, Kelly & Pearl



I am so sorry for you loss. I like many of the obp family am in tears as I read this. Thank you for sharing sweet Sol with all of us. She was truly blessed to have been adopted by such a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
hugs and puggy kisses



I am so sorry. I check your site everyday and sometimes several times just to get a pug fix at work.  My favorite photo of Sol was the one where she was on the phone. Makes me smile thinking about it.

Kim B.


I always start my day with your blog and knew in my heart what happened but didn’t want to believe it.
My prayers are with you and yours. Sol was a very special puggy. Your heart should be filled that you did everything that you could and made her last year very happy and full of love.
Love from Jack, Beanie, CoCo and Tia.



I am hoping to get to meet Sol on the other side with all the other puggie angels.  I just found your blog a couple of months ago and looking at it everyday gives me immense pleasure as I love my pugs so much.  Sol had an amazing last year of life and you gave her that.  She went with love around her and that is so great.  You all are in my thoughts and prayers.  And the taking it one day at a time is all we can do when it comes to losing those we love…



I’m so sorry - I so looked forward to seeing and hearing about Sol.  She was such a sweet little pug. 

You gave her such a good life.



We are so sorry for your loss. What a fantastic little girl she was and what an amazing life you gave her. You have all touched us and we are sending good thoughts your way!

Love from Canada!
Tracy and the puggies Guinness and Stella

Julie, Izzy & Luke


I am so sorry about Sol, but so glad that you shared your journey with all of us. She was so special and touched more people than you can imagine.  We will miss you…



I have such a heavy heart as I read this.  Sol’s sweet little spirit brought a smile to my face daily as I read your posts about her. Thank you for sharing sweet Sol with us and for giving her a wonderful blessed life the time she was with you. God sent her you when she needed you most and could not have put her in more loving hands.  May you find peace and comfort in her sweet memory and the blessing she was to us all.  We love you sweet Sol.

Patty B.


When I opened my OBP right now and read the first few words, I had to shut it down.  The shock and tears kept me from reading on.
Although we didn’t know little Sol, we watched her thrive each day that she spent with you and your wonderful family.  You gave her things that we all strive to attain - unconditional love, caring, two brothers and a sister, a warm, cozy roof over her head and let’s not forget the Pugkin Bread.  May the precious little girl rest in peace and may you and your family find comfort in knowing that your love gave Sol the best year of her life.  May she rest in peace.  We’ll never forget her and will always love that precious little face.  My heart is heavy and my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Love, Patty, Rocky, Adrian and Gulliver

Mandy Reid


Corrine you gave her a nice place to live out the rest of her life.  God bless you for that.  She is happy in her new home with Jesus and all the other Puggies.  Pug hugs and love to you!



She’s a sweet little puggy girl and you were very blessed to have her.  She had you as her very special human family and she brought you joy and love that only a special pet can bring.  She’ll be waiting for you when you meet again!

Hellen Norton


I was surprised when there was no blog yesterday….but never thought our girl Sol had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for sharing her with us and the wonderful life you shared with her.
I know what a hard decision this was. At almost 70 years of age I have had the joy of sharing my life with many great pugs and have made this decision a few times. Please know that peace and no more pain was the greatest gift you could give her.
The tears will not stop for us, but knowing what a great life you gave here while she was here give you all peace.
Hellen Norton (Grannie Pug), GiGi a adopted pug and Gwen.

pug mama


I am so sad to read this.  May you rest in peace little Solsey.  Corrine gave you the best time of your life, and you have a great big family of internet pug lovers that will miss your sweet disposition and always knowing how to keep Luna, Benny, and Henry in their place.  Peace be with you, Corrine and your puggies too.



My heart breaks for your family. You did a wonderful thing for her, taking her in when she had no home and loving her so wonderfully for the last year. You gave her a peaceful, loving home for her golden years. As much as it hurts, know that you have given her the final, ultimate gift. It is a true test of love, when you can let them go and free them of their pain. Take all the time you need to heal and know that you have an extended family praying for and supporting all of you.



My heart hurts reading this, and I only knew Sol through your website. I cannot imagine the heartbreak that you are feeling. Our very deepest condolences.



Your family is in our hearts.  Stay strong.  Sweet Sol will be dearly missed.



I realized this morning what a extraordinary and beautiful view of Sol’s autumn you gifted us with. I wept this morning. Weeping for a sparkly pug that I have never met. What a stunning portrait of her life you painted with your photos and words. Thank you. May you heal swiftly, sweet lady. smile



Many of us begin our day with a smile that comes from you and your blog. We feel as though we know you personally, yet most of us don’t.  We hurry to work, fighting traffic, some fighting with children and spouses.  I glance down at my legs in the car and see all the dog hair that I’m bringing with me to work.  I cuss under my breath and I swat fruitlessly at the hair.  For some the pace is hectic but we do it every day. We grab our coffee, sit down at the computer, sign on and pull up the pugs. Our calendars don’t even get read until we read the pug blog.  No matter what is going on in our own lives whether good or bad, your tales and tails warm our hearts.  Today my friend, we all grieve with you.  We have all lost a real sweetie.  Our own hearts feel the sting of your pain.  Love brings us such joy, yet can turn around and bring us to our knees.  Thank you for all you did for Sol. Thank you for the smiles and calm you bring us each day. Thank you for that breath that we all need to take.  You are a great example that we can all learn from.  May God bless you and bring you comfort.  I pray that time and tears will be your friend.



I have been reading your blog for about 2 years now but have never contributed.  Until now.  I was devastated to hear of the passing of Sol.  I love all your puggies as if they were my own and keep my own pug (Alfie) updated with their antics! 

Alfie and I both have heavy hearts tonight.  Sol was so loved by you and your family in her final years and by all in OBP land too - even all the way here in England.  I’m sure she passed happier than she had ever been and so grateful to have been loved by you.

Our thoughts are with you and all others who have lost their beautiful pugs over the years.

Darci and Abbey the Pug


We’re so sorry!  Please know you are all in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.  We have become so attached to you all!  Tons of love from Nebraska!  We’ll miss you Sol, and thank you for teaching us SO much!



Corrine & family,
My deepest condolences to you all.  I have tuned in several times today, to write something, and could not. I just kept reading the posts.
I can barely see the screen, thru the stream of tears.  We, your readers, are truly heart broken, and is only a small glimpse of what you must be feeling.
You became a wonderful forever family to a ray of sunshine that melted into our hearts.
Sol, you are truly missed, forever loved.
In our thoughts and prayers always -
Pugs n kisses



Rest in peace Sol.  You should be so proud that you gave her the best life she could have in the end.  She was lucky to have had you in her life.  Bless you for thinking of us readers in your time of grief.  All our thoughts will be with you during this difficult time.

Patty B


As I sit here at work, I keep thinking of little Sol and how everyone’s heart is aching. My desktop portrays her photograph and her memory will be etched in my mind for a very long time.  Perhaps some words of comfort might be helpful:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

You will be loved forever, precious girl.



Solsey was blessed with the best part of her life with you all. You shared her with all of us and for that we are all grateful. I can hardly see the screen or the keys for the tears - but know that she is at peace and she knows how much she was loved.  Thank you for sharing her with us all - pug hugs to you all and the other babies.  Dexter and I send our love to you all.



Our hearts are aching for you Corrine,  We will miss Solsey’s sweet disposition and outlook on life. She will be truly missed, and forever loved. It was a wonderful thing you did taking her in when she had no home and giving her the love she needed and deserved. Of course, the gift she gave back was ten fold. Thank you for sharing her with us.
In our thoughts and prayers always

Susan N


Corrine, I’m sitting here crying as I read this post. I am so sorry for your loss. I have shared your site with my daughter who is college and was talking on the phone to her when I read your post. I read it to her and we both were crying on the phone. Let the others comfort you during this sad, sad time.



I’m so sorry to hear about Sol!
She will always have a special place in your heart and all your OBP readers. Rest in peace sweet girl.

Elizabeth Stratton


Oh, I am so very sorry.  I know she went peacefully, but still my heart aches for you.  It is almost incredible how that little one had herself wrapped around everyone’s heartstrings.
Bless you for giving her such a loving and good home.  I can see her sweet little face and I want to thank you for thinking of all of us in your time of grieving.  Rest in peace, sweet baby Solsy.  Cooper and Mommy Elizabeth send our love and condolences. Hugs



for such a small one she certainly touched a lot of lives….we love you all…and we are so much the better because you opened the door, yor heart, and your lives to a poor lost “Sol”.  You gave her a home, a family, an extended life of warmth, love and siblings.  You shared her with us, the loyal readers…and filled our hearts with such a wonderful warm feeling, we read through your posts of her arrival, her ailments, and her successes…we loved her too, and we are sad, for your loss and for ours as well.  WE mourn for your loss, hope for your strength and have assurance that she is someplace resting comfortably with that silly Sol grin we all have come to know and love, even if in many cases virtually only, I have been fortuante enough to meet her…you couldn’t help but love her..rest peacefully.  OBP family we love you…mourn her, remember her, and never forget her…you will find a comfortable place for her in your hearts and memory…she was a joy and will be missed.
Hugs to you all!

Patty V


Wow. I sure wish I wasn’t sitting here at work right now. I almost didn’t read it cause of the title, but thought no, that can’t be what I think it means. I am so very sorry, and can only imagine what you are feeling right now. Thank you for taking her in and caring for her the way you did. She had an awesome year.

(Patty B - beautiful poem)



i’m so sorry for your loss. Sol was so lucky to have found you and you to have found her.i miss her dear sweet face.you gave her a wonderful life, her job on earth was finished. See you on the other side Solsey!

Corrine - OBP


OBPers -

I really wish I was able to put into words all the thoughts and emotions swirling in my head. 

Today was our first full day without the little girl and it was tough.  It was tough on us, but it was also hard on Benjamin, Henry & Luna.  I think it really sunk in for them today.  I know so many of you can relate to how we are feeling right now.

But one thing I really want to express is that I know that this is hard for all of you loyal pug blog readers.  Sol was sorta “ours” and you all rode the roller coaster with us this last year.  I could always count on you for support when there was an upcoming surgery, or a med switch or whatever else was going on.  And I knew that all of you we right there laughing and enjoying Sol during the good times.  I have never met a dog that was as charming as Solsey Baby.  She had a way of bringing people in and & I think the blog is proof of that.  I wish each and every one of you could have met her.  I know that I feel lucky that she found us.  Sol was loved and she loved.

On Monday morning, when I knew there was going to be no blog post, I knew that many of you would be concerned.  I felt like you guys knew before I even posted the news.  But, I made sure she knew that all of you loved her so deeply.  I told her just to make sure, but she already knew it because I told her about you guys all the time. 

Sol found the bright side to everything.  There was no surgery or obstacle that she couldn’t spin to find the good in it.  I am trying so hard to remember that right now.  Trying to remember all the times we shared.  I hope you are able to do that as well.  Sol will live on in our hearts forever.

Thank you all for thoughts & support and know that you are all in my thoughts as well.



I am very very sorry for your loss I have been reading about you and your tribe of pugs for a little over a year now. I have 2 of my own my oldest Pugsley and my pup Harley. Im gonna hug my little guys a little closer when we go to bed tonight. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.



Corrine, what a beautiful write up.

I know you have given Benjamin, Henry and Luna extra love, as they feel the loss of Sol as well,  She became such a big presence in their lives as she did yours.

All of us know what a real charmer she was.  It came jumping out at us all the time, and each time we saw her picture, and again we appreciate having “known” her, and are grateful you shared her with us so readily.

Solsey will be in our hearts forever, just as if she were physically in our own homes.

I’ve been telling Romeo how special Solsey was and how special he is.  Somehow I think he reads me and understands my sorrow, as I am sure Benjamin, Henry and Luna understand yours.

May the coming days bring you more peace, and may the precious memories of Solsey comfort you.

Love and hugs to all of you,
Sue and Romeo

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