Argo passed away on Tuesday afternoon.  Jeremy, Stella and I cuddled with him to the very end. We loved him fiercely.


  1. So, so sorry.

  2. Thinking of you all tons <3

  3. Oh, Allie. I’m so sorry.

    We lost our family dog just before Thanksgiving. I told Emma that she was probably licking her predecessor somewhere right now. I suspect that she’s trying desperately to do the same to Argo. She was a licker.

    I never met Argo, but I sure felt like I had. Your love for him transcended the boundaries of distance, and print, and pixels. I know it will cross any other barrier between the two of you.


  4. Sending you and your family (furry and otherwise) peace combined with all the memories of your time with Argo. He was obviously loved so much and I grieve with you.

  5. your fierce love made a difference in argo’s life

  6. I’m so sorry, Allie! Thinking of you and your family. xoxo

  7. I’m so sorry. :(

  8. So very sorry, Allie. I know Argo meant the world to you and your family. My thoughts and long-distance hugs are with you. xoxoxo

  9. So sorry :(

  10. Rebecca Jaffarian says


    Gideon, Mariska and I are so sorry for your loss. He was your Fur Baby. Sending you xx00. From the other crazy dog lady.

  11. I am so sorry. I never knew I could hurt so much when we lost Blitzkrieg. While I never met Argo in person, I felt like I knew him because of Stay.

  12. I’m so sorry. Lots of love coming your way.

  13. Fierce love is the best kind of love, the kind that never leaves you. Ever.

  14. Roger Nehring says

    Claire and the dogs and I are so sorry to hear this. I feel for your loss.

  15. Allie- I’m truly very sorry. If all of us who never knew Argo personally saw only a glimpse of how much you loved him, then I can only imagine how much love Argo knew and experienced throughout his life. No matter how much, or how little, there is never enough time with them.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss, Allie. I’m sure Argo understood how fiercely he was loved, and I know he’ll be keeping an eye on you, J and Stella from doggie heaven. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers right now.

  17. I feel like I knew him, and I’m very sorry for you that he’s gone. Sending love your way.

  18. Woof! Woof! So sorry … You have precious memories of Argo that you’ll treasure and remember him forever. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  19. It would be impossible to think of a more well-loved dog. You gave him an incredible life, and he returned the favor. Hugging you all in my mind.

  20. Oh, Allie and Jeremy, So sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts.

  21. I’m so sorry, Allie. I’m glad you had this special time with him at the end, though. He knew he was very well loved, by all three of you.

  22. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs from Philadelphia.

  23. Oh Allie, I’m so sorry. He was a lucky dog to have family like you.

  24. So very sorry to hear Argo has passed. I hope you are able to take comfort in the memories you have of him. Sending hugs your way.

  25. Pat (Beej's mom) says


    I am sorry for your loss. We have a 10 year old German Shepherd, Callie. So dreading the days you are having. Argo was surely a lucky dog to have such a loving home. And you certainly are a lucky family to have had him. I hope your memories will comfort you. My thoughts are with you.


  26. Hi I am sorry for your loss. I read your book and I loved it. I hope you are well. I miss you and hope to hear from you
    Helga cousin in Iceland

  27. I’m so sorry for the loss of one of your pack. I’ll give his book cover a hug tonight ♥

  28. I chatted with you at a book signing about german shepherds in general and Argo in particular, and your love for him came shining thru even that brief moment in time. So sorry for the loss of your beloved dog.

  29. ((hugs)) I am so, so sorry for your loss!

  30. BroccoliMama says

    You were such a good doggie mommy to Argo. He had so much love from you, J and Stella. It’s quality that counts. My prayers.

  31. I’m so sorry about Argo. He was a beauty and so obviously happy and loved. You gave him a good life. My sympathies to you and your family; please give Stella an extra head scratch from me.

  32. So sorry for you loss:( Losing an animal is so hard!!!

  33. So sorry for your loss. Even thou I didn’t know Argo it sounds like he had a wonderful life. Argo will be looking out for you from heaven above. I am glad you were there with him to hold him. God bless you and your family

  34. Breaks my heart. He was so lucky for all the love and the good home you gave him. Poor little fella.

  35. Sorry to hear about the lose of Argo …….. Thoughts and prayers !!!!!

  36. Allie,
    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.
    Love, Melissa

  37. Allie, sorry to hear about Argo. His pictures always made me smile. Rocky.

  38. Deb VanderBilt says

    I’m so sorry, Allie. I just looked at the previous post “Wagging our Tails,” and I love the smile on Argo’s face there! (And on yours). Your puppy died happy and loved.

  39. I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing my dog Moxie was one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through and 6 months later, it still feels a bit empty without her. I hope you find comfort in the happy memories you have…

  40. Hi there,….found by accident your blogg and read your sadening but beautiful story bout your dogs.
    I just recentley had to put my beloved dog Shiva to sleep and know how you feel. My thoughts are with you.

  41. So sorry for your loss of your beautiful boy. When their pain ends, our begins.

    Run pain free, Argo. Send your pack a little message to let them know you are okay.

  42. So sorry to hear about Argo! Sending hugs to you all.

  43. Aw, Allie… very, very sorry to hear about Argo. They just don’t live long enough, do they? What a special dog and what a wonderful life he lived. Here’s hoping you take comfort in the memories, pictures, stories and mementos. If you haven’t already read it, might I suggest “Dog Heaven” by Cynthia Rylant? I do believe that our beloved pets wait for us on the other side. Hugs to you……

  44. Oh, Allie, I’m deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Your boy will live on forever on your book and in the hearts of all who were lucky enough to know him. He was one lucky boy to have you! Hugs….

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