Farewell, my love.

Photo credit: Kate Juliet Photography

Photo credit: Kate Juliet Photography


March 2, 2005 – April 13, 2015

“I could make you happy, make your dreams come true. No there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do. Go to the ends of the earth for you, to make you feel my love.” 

I love you deeply and eternally and I am so grateful you were mine. You were the perfect dog, my best friend and a most awesome brother.

Until we meet again my love…

Photo credit: Kate Juliet Photography

Photo credit: Kate Juliet Photography

101 thoughts on “Farewell, my love.

  1. 🙁 I’m so sorry. The picture of Jake looking out the window just breaks my heart, and I dread the day my pups will have to be separated. I know if Melvin could talk, in those last moments, he would have thanked you for giving him such a beautiful awesome life, and he would have told you how much he loved you. Rest in peace buddy. xoxo

  2. I am sobbing at my desk! I feel like a part of my own heart has been taken away. I send many hugs your way. Please know that many of us loved Melvin and he will be sadly missed.

  3. Oh Tracey. I’ve been dreading this post. I have so loved getting to know you and your dogs through your blog and Instagram, and I’ve been so grateful for you reaching out to me with the issues my boys have been having. Melvin was so loved by so many, and I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are feeling right now. This post completely broke my heart. Know that I am thinking of you and keeping you and Jake in my prayers. Sending huge hugs from KC. Run free sweet boy.

  4. I read your blog every single day and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it… but I have been dreading this post… My heart is totally broken for you and sweet Jake. I was hoping you would have more time with Melvin but I know how much you made the last few weeks/months as special as possible. You are a wonderful person with a heart of gold for her babies. I hope each and every day, your pain gets less and less. Only time helps heal. I will be thinking about you and sending lots of positive thoughts. I wish your heart healing. Sending hugs.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. You and Melvin were so blessed to have made your way to each other. You gave him wings and he will always be there, watching over you and Jake. RIP sweet boy.

  6. So sorry, my dogs are looking at me as I sob. I feel so sad , I’ve been through the loss of many pets, it’s never easy, no matter what we do to prepare ourselves. Please know how special you are as parent to your pets! So many never know that kind of love.

  7. Tracey and Jake, Words cannot relate how broken I am to hear that sweet Melvin has passed. I have really been moved by your sweet relationship with your dog family. I will definitely be praying and thinking of you and Jake and probably cring every time I do. Be at peace, I believe he will be waiting for you.

  8. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I love reading your blog and will miss sweet Melvin. Hugs to you and Jake.

  9. Oh Melvin you are so missed by so many. You touched so many lives and managed to give many a smile or a good giggle. The one who misses you most is your mom who you had such a special bond. What a wonderful mom you have for even though you have crossed the bridge she will forever be your mom..
    To Tracey and Jake I am so sorry for your loss of your furbaby and your brother. There are no words to console you at this time all I ask you Tracey is to remember what a wonderful life and all the Love you gave him and shared with him (please read to Jake)Yo Jake I am sorry little guy that your brother has moved on to a higher level. Be assured he watching over you and just Loves you so much. Try to Remember all the great times you had and know the bond between you two will never be broken.

  10. My heart breaks for you and Jake! So sad to hear this news. You are a great Mom and Melvin was very blessed by your love and caring for him in his life. Sending you positive thoughts and a four pawed hug from Rupert.

  11. As most everyone before me, I have been dreading this post and almost didn’t read it. But it is a lovely tribute to my soul brother. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Your heart will always be filled with great memories of Mr Melvin, and he will always be with you. I send you a big slurpy kiss and waggy tail.

  12. I may have never met your boy, but I am shedding many tears in his memory today. Thank you for sharing his life with us. Lots of love from pugs Rico & Mabel and myself in Portland.

  13. We didn’t know Melvin and Jake, but Jake sure does look sad in that photo. We know it hurts to lose Melvin. Sending a warm hug, purrs and gentle paw taps of comfort.

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss, I guess I knew it was coming but I was hoping for a miracle. Melvin couldn’t have landed in a more perfect spot than with you, I’m glad he knew love and family.

  15. I am so sorry. I know Melvin had a wonderful time with you and Jake. Hopefully he and Max are running free together.

  16. Been there. My Zoe left us and her sister, but adoption, couldn’t move on and left us 2 weeks later. 2013. I miss them each day. ❤️❤️. Best to you and your furbaby.

  17. I’m so sorry Tracy and Jake so sorry…Melvin lives in your hearts and your memories and all the beautiful photos and your eloquent and heartfelt posts.

  18. It has been such an honor to read about the deep and true love you had for Melvin. I know you will continue to make us all laugh and cry through you writing and stories. Thinking of you and sending you many, many virtual hugs.

  19. I’m so very sad for you, Tracey. Thinking of you and Jake. Thank you for loving your two babies with all of your heart <3

  20. Oh Tracey. I am heartbroken for you. My thoughts to you and Jake. May the precious memories of Melvin bring you moments of peace and comfort.
    We will light a candle for your sweet boy.
    Run free and fly high Melvin

  21. Trev and I are so sorry for your loss, This post is so beautiful…May you and Jake somehow find peace and comfort during this time…Our hearts break for you…Love and hugs…

  22. So many hugs to you and Jake. May you find comfort in knowing Melvin left paw prints on so many hearts. We type this thru tears and heartache at your loss. Tanya J., Silly Willie and Ally Cow

  23. I am a daily reader of “Oh My Dog” and have been following Maggie Martins fight with cancer. Your blog has made me sob!!!! Not cry, but sob!! I too am battling cancer with my 19 year old dog. I can identify with your emotional pain, as I do special thing with my Lilly. I am so sorry for your loss.

    • I’m sorry you had to show up during the sad days! I promise we are often lighthearted and funny. And we love all things Maggie. Thank you for stopping over. We will keep Lilly in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. We’re also very sorry for your loss and completely touched by your posts..it breaks my heart thinking of losing my four legged children, we’ve been there before. What a wonderful life he left behind though, and soo many stories. 🙂
    Hugs to you guys, and kisses to Jake. <3

  25. Dear Tracy, all week I’ve been thinking about what to say, and all I have is that I am so sorry for Melvin’s loss. I can feel your love for him through your words, and it is amazing. Learning of his loss brought back so many memories, that just saying “I’m sorry” didn’t seem good enough. My thoughts are (and have been) with you and Jake, and I am sending you both a very big virtual hug.


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