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Another Applesaucy Angelversary

“Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow.” ~ Mark Twain ❤️🍎🐾

Four years ago was our last night together. We were living our reality and knew the chapter would soon be closed on our journey together – at least physically. We had a restless night and the next morning after I washed your face, you put your paw weakly on my arm. While I held you, you took things into your own paws and died in my lap. Not more than 10 minutes before, you knew I had made “the call” and you chose to do it your way. I played Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” over and over that day. The words were too poignant to ignore.

“And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way”

Oh Applesauce, how has it been four years since you left? In some ways, it seems like forty years, in other ways, just yesterday. Not a day goes by where you’re not thought about, mentioned, or reliving memories that pop up on Facebook – some make me laugh, and some tug at my heart a little harder. (The one positive I can say about FB is it’s contained so many memories of you, you will live on in infamy, if only in my little world.) Although you were loved by so many in your own right. So today, pictures will speak louder than words.

I know when you’re close by and I have to say – can you teach Kiwi a thing about manners? I know you were “Applegator” when you were a wee one, but now I have a “Kiwidile” chomping. It would have been fun to see you two together – alike in many ways, and soooo very different in other ways.

Snarky puppy

Anything water was your favorite – pool, lake, ocean, bathtub

water – anytime, anywhere
Jetski puppy
Applesauce pool side
Applesauce’s favorite place

You were always up for a good photoshoot

My little mermaid
Happy Halloween
Do you like my hat?

There are days when I would give anything to bury my face in your fur, kiss your nose and do our happy dancing.

My Heart
My Heart
dancing girl
Why yes, I would love to dance

I know you are happy and healthy – I can feel it – and that makes me happy.

Birthday Princess
four days post-amputation – she was a new dog!
My tripawd warrior
I must find out what’s in there
My beautiful butterflysauce
Saucy Claus
Hydrotherapy & Rehab
Nov 03 2018
Nov 14 2018
Nov 15, 2018 – our last day outside
Our last night together

Pure Applesauce <3

An apple a day….. 02-22-2007 – 11-17-2018

2 thoughts on “Another Applesaucy Angelversary”

  1. Ohhhh Nancy. What a beautiful tribute, it’s so filled with a lifetime of eternal love and joy. I love all those photos and clips!

    Watching Applesauce progress from a little pupperz to a mature, wise old lady is such a beautiful thing to see. It really shows how much you meant to one another in this lifetime. It’s that kind of love that will never, ever fade away. Four years, or forty, or longer, her legacy keeps shining on forever.

    It’s an honor to be part of her legacy in some small way. Long live your beautiful little lady.

  2. oh!!! You definitely sparked some tears in my eyes. What a wonderful photo filled journey with a true soul mate dog <3 my old GSD was my soul mate dog. And after he had to be let go this July, I ended up getting my family/everyone dog who is a tripawd. My Dudley is only 5 years old and we have plenty of time to reach our soul mate status. You have beautiful quotes in your tribute to your good friend. Thank you for sharing your journey and your love <3

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