Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Good Bye To Big Tommy

Big Tommy 2000 - 2010

Our Big headed Scottie left us last night for the rainbow bridge. Tommy was a singer, a ball player, he loved the water and he was our Alpha. His last two weeks with us were strong and joyful. He did not suffer and he died at home on his own terms.   When we first adopted Tommy in 05 Dan would often refer to him as a dog in a Scottie suit and yet his strong terrier spirit was never more obvious than in his last hour. Thanks to all that have been holding him in their hearts these past two weeks, your love and support has meant the world to us.

25 comments:

Moira said...

Rest in peace, sweet boy. I just posted this in your honor.

http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/2010/10/goodbye-big-tommy.html

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks so much Moira.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry to hear about Big Tommy. Our hearts are breaking for you!

superheidi said...

Just saw this sad news posted on Dog Art Today. What a handsome fellow he is in the pictures. I'm so sorry, makes me weep, I just lost my best friend (and occasional model) a week ago. Take care.

artbykarie-ann.co.uk said...

wish you all the best at a truly difficult time.

Leigh said...

oh sweet Tommy. You have been in my thoughts & prayers. Peace be with you at the Rainbow Bridge. I hope you find my boys. my love to you & your family Rebecca. This is the hardest part of losing one's heart to a dog

Gail Burton said...

Have fun at the bridge big Tommy, I have loved hearing about you and seeing your gorgeous face! Hugs for you at this very sad time. xxx

Abby Creek Art said...

Oh Rebecca...my heart breaks for you and Dan. Sending lots of love and many hugs. Hope Abby finds Big Tommy and they can run free together.

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Maggie & Mitch. Heidi I am so sorry for your loss as well. Thank you Karie and Gail. Thanks to both Leigh and Linda too, I know both of you women have gone through the same pain and loss and I appreciate your support. I know you understand what it is like when your studio is suddenly very quiet, not that they ever made any noise as they slept under a desk while you painted. But they were there.

Jenah said...

I just discovered Tommy. What a joyful soul he must have been! His pictures are fantastic! I am very sorry for your loss.

Christine Throckmorton said...

Oh my gosh, I am so sad to hear this news. I've been thinking about you all. I was just about to post Atticus on my blog....still will, but I will also pay homage to Big Tommy.

When I see you in October (and by the way, I plan on playing hookie so I can meet up with you!), I'm gonna give you a big hug. Until then, hang in there!

XOXO

Anonymous said...

I also lost recently my beloved dog :(
But my sister gave me a new one :)

Wireless Dog Fence

Trix said...

Rest in peace Tommy, may there be plenty of balls to chase things to chew over the rainbow bridge..

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh rebecca
i am so sorry for your loss of big tommy.
i know how much you and dan loved him.
i am sending you all of my love.
i am always here for you.
xoxoxo
melissa

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Christine, I look forward to meeting you later this month!
Thanks Trix
Thanks Melissa.

Matthew Roybal said...

IM soooo sorry Rebecca! Big Tommy is awesome and I hope his last days were as comfortable as they could be. I know you and Danny will keep him in your heart forever! And he will live there as well..... Hope all is well and talk to ya soon!

Matthew

Rebecca Collins said...

Hey Matt- He loved you, and loved playing ball with you. Some of the pics you took of him are the best we have in our archives. He was indeed an amazing dog.

AnnB said...

So very, very sorry to hear this.

That was my favourite picture of Tommy. It makes me smile every time I see it.

All the very best to you and yours,

AnnB

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks so much Ann. That is one of my favorite pics too. It has been a rough week but we are hanging in there and finding new routines somehow. Just these past 2 days little Ajax has found a deeper bark inside, I think he may be wanting to step up and into the role of Alpha. We are all do the best we can and figuring out our new "normal".

Peri said...

So sorry to read this. You have my sincere condolences. He was such a handsome boy.

Sprink said...

My deepest sympathy goes to you. What a loss. Big Tommy certainly touched many hearts. Beautiful dog!

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Peri and thanks Sprink. Tommy was a handsome brute and the camera loved him.

Anonymous said...

tommy was an inspiration to me. He will be missed.
Augie and Mickey

aaaandreaaaa said...

I am sorry to here about the loss of Big Tommy. I love the photo you posted on your blog. I am sorry I am behind. Just trying to keep my head above water with teaching school, therapy hours, college, and the itch to craft. Hugs to you. I totally understand.

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Augie & Mickey.

Hey there Andrea , thanks for stopping by and for your sweet words. I know you understand where I am at. Every time I see that trio of fabric Scotties you created for me it warms my heart so much. I am glad you got to meet my boy.