Stomp –a tribute to a special dog by his family

Wouldn’t be nice for those terminally ill or in perpetual chronic pain to have the opportunity to choose a sendoff like this surrounded by  loved ones.                                            ——————————————————————-

Mindy and I helped our closest friend, family member and a soul who radiated love happiness and joy all around him take his next steps in his adventure. Stomp’s new journey began just after his 13th birthday in a ceremony we had at at home in his favorite surroundings. The day began with a walk through the area banked by trees, snow and peacefulness. After relaxing after the stroll Stomp enjoyed a steak meal in front of the fireplace with a few cheese puffs as dessert. Before the vet came over we went outside for a last play with his current favourite toy (the red smiling face) and some bonding time. And then as he was relaxed and chilled lying on his bed which we set up in the living room in front of the fireplace, with music in the background, candles, incense and crystals around him, he took his next step forward. He let out a last breath with both of us around and holding him, his toys beside him and we knew he was relaxed, at peace and ready. 

Stomp has been part of every aspect of our life for the last 13 years from the first day he came home as a giant puppy slightly scaring his brothers. He brought continuous joy. He would accompany me on my walking phone calls and was always in tune to the flow of the conversation and would get up to move when he sensed the call was done. He especially loved the outdoors – from the pits he would dig in the sand to stay cool to chasing squirrels, birds and imaginary intruders, almost always with this favorite toy of the moment either in his mouth or close by. He was so loved that a maskot was even created for the FAME events of him so he can put a smile on people’s faces even when we wasn’t around.

He was there for us through so many challenging times, growth, life changes, transformation, moves, travels and everything in between. It is his love, support, compassion and amazing personality that I believe helped us keep everything together.

I am sure you playing with your brothers Boskoh and Dude and doing all the things you love and enjoy. I Love you. and I miss you Stomp. You taught me the joy of being in the moment, of enjoying nature, of living in love and I thank you for everything, always and forever.




About epsnider

EP Snider’s dream came to fruition when she published a book at age 69. She continues to share her thoughts and stories with a humorous twist on Wordpress and Facebook.
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2 Responses to Stomp –a tribute to a special dog by his family

  1. Oh I remember reading about Stomp! Loved the footprint. (Maybe I should copy this for my family and tell them this is what I’d like my last day to be like.)


  2. epsnider says:

    Hopefully that last day doesn’t come for any many years.


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