Friday, March 30, 2012

Remembering The One and Only Pugnacious P

My dear friend Payton has left this life for a new one at the Rainbow Bridge.  She called out to me last night and I ran to her side to be with her as she said goodbye to this world.  She gave me something to give her parents today, some parting words she couldn't say to them last night.  I told her I would tell them today when they could finally breath again.

I held her paw and comforted her as she took her last breath.  She told me she wasn't scared because she was so tired of fighting the sickies.  As I lay my head next to hers, I promised I would see her again one day.  I told her I would never forget her and all the great times we had together. 

From our first meeting on September 11, 2011 as we honored those who lives were not lost in vain, to the birthday celebration in Indy for Ellie last fall, to ringing in 2012 at our pajama party, to our last hurrah in Big D at the 1000 Pugs photo shoot, we made so many great memories that will live in my heart forever.

Goodbye for now, dear friend.  Be good and remember that I will cherish our friendship always.

September 11, 2011

December 31, 2011

My heart is open
My spirit is full,
I feel no pain
Just the moon’s pull.
I joined all my old friends
In this special place,
Resting my weary body
Upon this beautiful space.
I had to leave
My body knew the signs,
So please remember me
And all the good times.
I’m never far away
You can still see my smile,
And know that I can see yours
Across the many miles.
Until we meet again
I’ll be watching over you,
Just like you did for me
Always standing strong and true.
So I bid you farewell
For now it seems,
And I’ll see you one day
And forever in your dreams.

From Payton to Mom and Dad
March 30, 2012


  1. Oh Tiffy, this is so beautiful. And you are so right, Payton is running free and whole with our Sluggo and Nicki ~ Heaven is a lucky place to have these special angels. We are lucky to have them watching over us.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  2. I cant's stop crying ;( so beautiful Tiffy :( such a sad day :(

  3. Oh Tiffy, we are so sorry. Your post was very beautiful. Thank you for helping him cross.

  4. Leakage everywhere. This is so beautiful. We already miss her tons. Sending pug hugs to Payton's humans.

  5. Tiffy
    You said it all so well. Payton was so special and I will miss her always.
    Love Noodles

  6. Payton is breathing easy, running free now. We'll miss her, but it's only for a while.. (I love the way you're looking at Payton, Tiffy, in that picture of you guys and your mommas)

  7. Thank you Tiffy. Stubby is there, keeping her company, as we speak.

  8. Oh so sad, to have lost this amazing girl so soon. My heart goes out to her mom and dad.

  9. this is such a sweet tribute post to sweet peyton. i know it will really help her mama and daddy. my heart goes out to them today.

  10. Oh Tiffy
    I don't know what to say. I am so sad and cannot stop crying.
    Payton was all of our friends- and I know how special she was to you! All of bloggy land loved Payton.
    Your tribute is beautiful- and how very special that you were able to hold Paytons paw.
    Thank you for sharing the letter from Payton to her family with all of us. It was so beautiful.
    Now Payton is with the angels.

  11. What a wonderful tribute to Payton! We weren't lucky enough to meet her or her pawrents or grandpawrents but we know she was loved by so many and will be missed!

    Love Ellen, Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  12. Tiffy you are so lucky to have spent such wonderful times with Payton and her family and be a great support to your own mama....

  13. Hi Tiffy,
    Your words are perfect! What a wonderful tribute my friend. Our lives, as well as many others have been touched by a wonderful friend and her parents, Gampy & Gammy.

    Mom's eyes have been leaking all day. Payton will always hold a special place in my heart & Mom's

    Hugs to you my friend & your Parents. Miss you.

  14. ♥ ♥ ♥
    thank u tiffy
    ♥ ♥ ♥
    m & a

  15. Thank you Tiffy...we can't stop crying at my house...oh this is just sooo sad about dear Payton.
    Eddie the Pug

    1. Oh Tiffy (and Michele). I can't even let Vito write this. This is beautiful and incredible and I'm crying my eyes out right now. I knew I needed to wait and not read these today at work and thank goodness I didn't because this would have sent me in to a heap on the floor in my cubicle. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, and with Christy, Tim, Gammy & Gampy when they are ready. We are so grateful to have met Payton, Christy & Gammy, even if only once - and we are so sad that it wasn't more - we had many plans for the upcoming nice weather since we just live across the river from each other. But thank goodness we got that one meeting. I absolutely adore the picture of you girls together - moms & girl pugs - with the girls looking at each other. Best friends. Peyton was a miracle in every sense of the word, as was her family.

      Thank you for sharing this.

      Gina (and Vito & Vinny)

  16. beautiful post - absolutely beautiful post. thanks for writing this.

  17. OMP Tiffy this is just so sads. Mum can't even gets through the tribute posts she is just bawling her head off. She couldn't even go on the computer for the whole weekend she was so upsets. This weekend I am helping Mum plant some pink flowers in memory of Payton.