Sunday, October 12, 2014


(Remembering you... happy and alert)

My dearest Lorenza:

I want to thank to you to come into my life to enrich it.  You taught me to be patient, tolerant, compassionate, friendly and open to strangers.

You taught me that the simplest things are the ones that make us happier.

You were always a happy girl and you showed it that every moment. Even when you were sick your wagging tail spoke for you.

How to forget the way you sat in front of me and with a glance you let me know what you wanted. “Walkie time”…. “Meal time”…. “Play time”…. “Go to sleep time”…. “Open the door to let me enjoy the fresh air in my balcony”…

I will remember absolutely everything about you and I will keep in my heart the memories of each day we spent together…. Even the times when you made me change places on the big bed… 3 or 4 times every night.  You trained me very well… and I always obeyed you!

You came to me being sick…. and so you left.  I promised you I would take care of you and I want to believe I did it… until yesterday, when your small body had no more space for your big heart and I could not stand to see you suffering.

I made a decision for you based on all the love I have for you and I hope you understood it.

Run free of pain my girl.

Your mom who loved you more than herself.

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

I want to thank everyone of you who came to visit Lorenza during all these years and specially today.  Thanks a lot for all your love for my girl.  It means a lot to me and I appreciate your friendship.


Duke said...

We absolutely adored Lorenza and our hearts break for you, her mom. SuperBig hugs to you ♥

Love ya lots,
Mitch, Molly and Sue

Unknown said...

We have leaky eyes reading your wonderful tribute to your beautiful girl. We know she will be missed by you but also by all of us who loved her too. Sending gentle hugs and our love.
Best wishes Molly

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Our hearts are breaking for you.
Lorenza was very special to us, one of our first blogging friends and Toby's girlfriend. She will be missed and every time Mona wears the little dress Lorenza's grandmother made we will think of her.

God Bless......the Mommy, Sarah

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

It's been 2 days since we first heard the sad news and I'm still in shock and don't want to believe our sweet friend has started her journey to the Bridge. This was such a beautiful tribute to her and she will always be remembered by all her loved her. Again, my deepest sympathy to you and to your family.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Lorenza was and is much loved. thanks so much for sharing her with us.

I hope the wonderful memories you made together will provide you with some solace and help to lessen your grief in the days ahead.

Jake of Florida said...

We loved her --- and you -- and always will. You wrote a lovely tribute to her and I can only imagine the tears that flowed as you wrote it because that's what happened as I read it.

Our dogs give us so much -- not the least of which is a whole world of new caring friends.


Joan and Just Harry

The Army of Four said...

We are so deeply sorry to hear about Lorenza! We truly loved her and adored seeing her in all of her different outfits! She was so well loved.
God bless you.
KZK (The Ao4's mom),
and Cammie and Mags

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dear One,
You and our BELOVED Lorenza are a big part of our lives. We would see a new post from you and just LIGHT UP because they were always so filled with LOVE and FUN.
We recall so many of the things that you did JUST FOR LORENZA's Comfort.. Like Cutting you lovely long locks of hair... because Lorenza was afraid of the Hair Dryer..
And the time her Cool Pool needed to be replaced... and you had to WALK a LONG way to a store for a replacement... in 100+ degree weather.. and Carry the BIG NEW POOL the whole way back... Just for Little Lorenza.
And how PROUD and PRETTY Lorenza was to go on her walkies.. in one of your mother's beautiful new DRESSES.
We know that Lorenza KNEW how ADORED she was. From the First moment until the last.
We mourn along with you.
RUN FREE and FAST Little Lorenza... until we meet again.

Baxromana said...

Hi Lorenza's Mom, we can't tell you how sad we are to hear of Lorenza's passing. We are shocked to say the least. Your tribute and memories were so loving. Although so many of us have been down this path as you have, it is never easy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will think fondly of Lorenza and all of you during this very difficult time.

Baxter, Baxter's Mom & Dad

Millie and Walter said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl.

Piappies World said...

The love that you shared with Lorenza showed in the posts that we were so happy to read. We will always have her in our hearts, too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tribute.
Sending you lots of hugs.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie and Piappies Mom

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

Dear Lorenza's mommy & family ... our hearts are deeply sadden and tears are flowing learning your beautiful sweet Lorenza left on her journey. God's Garden will cherish your lovely Angel Lorenza till you reunite. She was one of our first DWB friends and always so generous with her love and comments. We stopped blogging when Sparky suddenly passed but always kept you our special friend in our hearts & prayers ... know your precious Lorenza & family are loved now & always xx God Bless & comfort you & yours xx

Jans Funny Farm said...

We will always remember your lovely Lorenza. You kept her well-dressed and stylish, but mostly you loved her and cared for her. We're sorry the time came you had to make that hardest decision. We know your heart is breaking. A warm hug of comfort! May your heart smile with the happy memories Lorenza left with you.

Lovable Lily said...

Our eyes too are filled with many, many tears reading your beautiful letter. We all know you did everything possible for your sweet girl. She will forever remain in our hearts as the beautiful princess that she was!

We are here for you and sending you many hugs across the miles.

Much love,
Lily Belle, Muffin & Mommy Kim

How Sam Sees It said...

We are so sad about Lorenza - she was beautiful. Thank you for sharing her with us all these years.

Monty and Harlow

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It is very hard to write here without getting the laptop all wet with our tears. Lorenza was everyone's friend, and especially ours. You did the only thing you could for Lorenza and you did it out of love. Hard, but so caring.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Coco Bean - The Princess said...

My heart sank when i heard of Lorenza today. i absolutely adored reading about her Walkie time and her beyond huge personality. you were a wonderful mommy to Lorenza and it showed in so many ways. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hugs & <3

LeeTal & The Girls

Scooter said...

My heart breaks for you and I am so sorry. I just lost Jazzi August 23rd so know exactly how you feel. We all loved Lorenza and she will never be forgotten!!


Kathy's Klothesline said...

So sad, this news! She was such a lovely little girl. I still miss my sweet Emmy Lou, but I can think of her and smile today. I have a new little guy, he looks just like Lorenza and though he will never take the place of any of my pets in heaven, he does fill a big part of my heart. Sending you a big hug!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

When we shared the news with our FB group, YOU were included in our comments as I just knew you would be devastated -

Thanks for this very special tribute post -

AND EVEN MORE THANKS for giving your special girl that best gift we as humans can give them when the time comes -

It comes with the biggest price for US - the hole in our hearts - but letting them go with dignity and love is one way we can repay them for the love, companionship, and lessons they gave and taught us -

And yes, it's not forever - it's just - for now -

Hugz From PAWSylvania,
(Khyra's Mom)

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful girl. Thank you so much for sharing her with us!!
Dory and Mama Beth

the many Bs said...

Lorenza was one of our very sweetest friends on the blogs. it was obvious to everyone that you loved her and took the best care of her. you have such wonderful memories of her in your heart. she will live on in all of our hearts. sending you love and hugs and soft poodle licks.

Ziggy Stardust said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. I will miss Lorenza and her lovely dresses that she wore so well.I know she is running free now.

Loveys Sasha

Homer said...

Dear Lorenza's Mummy,

Thank you for sharing Lorenza's life with us. Her crazy antics; her many booti-ful outfits and your wonderful friendship over the years. She was one of our first doggy blog friends and we will never forget her.

Run free Ms. 'Rotoplus'. We are going to miss you.

The Missus and Homer

Mrs Bouquet said...
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Unknown said...

We were saddened when we heard the news about dear Lorenza. Her blog posts always made us smile. Run free at the Rainbow Bridge Lorenza and we send hugs to your family.
Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

We will always remember Lorenza with a smile and remember her little strut as she walked down the streets dressed in her finest. Remembered and always loved. Gentle hugs to you all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory and Carol

Eric said...

Lovely Little Lorenza. Loved and never forgotten, we were only thinking of you the other day wondering how you were. We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending you our sincere condolences and many comforting hugs for Lorenza's Mum and family. Thank you so much for sharing with us your happy and loving times with little Lorenza., she had a truly wonderful life with you which was a joy to see. Sending our love. Eric and his Mum. Xxx

Roxie, Sammy, Andy and Shermie said...

We are still so sad that Lorenza has gone to the Bridge. Mom told us and she was crying because she loves Lorenza as much as she loves us. We have always enjoyed the walks and the dresses and everything about your lives together.

We wish we could be there to make this time a little easier for you. Lorenza was so blessed to have you as her mom. And we were so blessed that you shared her with us.

Sending love and dachsie kisses to you today and every day.

Roxie, Sammy, Andy, Sherman, and Mom

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are so, so sad to hear of our sweet little friend, Lorenza's passing. We know we will see her again when we get to the Rainbow Bridge. She was always so fashionable and such a cheery little lady. She will be missed. Run with the pack, Lorenza!
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Charlotte said...

Thank you for sharing Lorenza & your life with us. We mourn with you....

We are keeping you & your family in our thoughts & prayers.

RIP dear one.

(((hugs)) your friend

sonia a. mascaro said...

Dear Lorenza's Mom,
What a beautiful words of homage
remembering all the happiness and all the joy of sweet Lorenza.
So lovely these photos of Lorenza happy and alert.
I will always remember you dear and beautiful Lorenza with a smile on my face.
Since my dear Flora passed away, three years ago, you my dear friend Lorenza brought much joy and comfort to me.
Many hugs and much Love to you, Lorenza's Mom and to all the family.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello lorenzas mama its dennis the vizsla dog hay the rainbo bridj is a littel prittier now with lorenza their but unfortchoonatly that meens owr wurld heer is a littel bit less pritty!!! run free owr sweet frend!!! ok bye

claudia said...

cuánto lo siento dulce lorenza...
mi más profundo respeto a la familia.

weinermom6 said...

I'm so very sad to hear that Lorenza is no longer with you. She was a very special girl. "No longer by your side but always in your heart". You and Lorenza helped me through many sad times when my precious Reuben was paralyzed, more than you'll ever know. I enjoyed your blog and photos so much. I will always remember you both. My sympathy to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Hugs and kisses,
Judy, Archie and Olive

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We love Lorenza and visiting your blog. We are still in shock that she is now an angel.

We will remember her for being the fashionista with all of the dresses she had.

RIP Lorenza and healing kisses and paw hugs for your Mama and the rest of the family.

Love -

a very sad Hershey, Kaci and Mama

Sherry said...

She was a happy girl because she knew how dearly you loved her. Every day was a treasure.

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hello, we are still sadden with the news. We are very upset. Lorenza was beautiful and the best dressed girl. We will miss her wiggles as she walked down the street. We're very sorry and still can't believe that this has happened.

Deborah said...

So sorry for your loss, I haven't been on in a while but I just went to your blog first because I loved to see what Lorenza was wearing! I'm terribly sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

sprinkles said...

I am so, so, so sorry for your loss! I just found out about Lorenza today, or I would have stopped by much sooner.

This just makes me so sad. This was a beautiful tribute to her. {{{HUGS}}}

kalyxcorn said...

I am so sorry for your loss my friend, Lorenza will be truly missed <3 <3 <3

Sami & Baylee said...

I am sorry for your lose. I was sad to hear the news.Lorenza was so sweet and I will never forget her. Heaven sure got a special dog and an angel looking over you. I will miss her. Prayers for you and your family,
Love Sami

Kerri said...

I have not been browsing blogs lately, so I only just saw this news. I am so sorry for Lorenza's loss. They are never, ever with us long enough.

rottrover said...

Oh my gosh! I JUST learned of Lorenza's passing. She was one of our favorite Blogville friends. I'm so sorry for the loss to your family, but am relieved to know that she is pain-free. Sending rottie besos to all of you.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We aren't online much anymore and just saw this sad news on the monthly Our Rainbow Friends posting. We're so very sorry to learn Lorenza has crossed the Bridge. We know she left a huge hole in your hearts. We're glad for her and for you, though, that you found each other and had so many loving years together.

Jed & Abby in MerryLand

Lovable Lily said...

Just stopping by to remember our sweet friend and to see how you are doing.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Naqvee said...

I am in shock as I didnt know that I will drop by your blog just to know that Lorenza has moved to a new colony of Rainbow Bridge above the 9th street cloud!
My heart is melting!

Kess And Her Mama said...

We've been away and just found out about the sad news. Lorenza was one of our first blogging friends. We will miss her.

Be strong!

Love, Kess & Her Mama

Duke said...

Merry Christmas to you, angel Lorenza's mom. We miss your sweet girl ♥

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Jo's World said...

Hola! Excuse me for being so late but I have been away from
our blog since early last summer. We all loved little Lorenza so much and she was one of our first friends. You did the right thing for her, despite how hard it was. We will always
remember the sweet little girl with her dresses and wagging tail. All best wishes, Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Islay said...

miss you always, Lorenza, and sending so many, many puppy hugs from those who were touched by yours and mom's kind heart and oy through the years -
Merry Furry Christmas
from Islay!

Forever Foxed said...

Thinking of you this festive season and remembering our pal, Lorenza,

J1, Noodles and Angel Jackson xxx

kalyxcorn said...

dearest lorenza, i still think of you, my friend. <3

sonia a. mascaro said...

I still miss and think of you, adorable and lovely Lorenza...

My best wishes for 2015 to Lorenza's Mom and family.
Warm regards,

TimberLove said...

We hope you have found peace, thinking of wooos,


Sam said...

We didn't see this post until now. I am so sorry to hear of Lorenza's passing. I know it must still be tough, but hope you have found peace.

Teddy said...

Oh my sweet friend, I didn't know! I am so very sad. I am so very sorry for your mommy. You were one of my first furrends. Mommy, very nice tribute, and Lady and I are so sorry for your unimaginable loss.

Bocci said...

We are so very sorry for your loss, Lorenza's Mom. What a beautiful, sweet girl, that Lorenza. We loved your blog and so very much appreciated your support of our blog. We still miss you and Lorenza.

Brindusa (Brinda Dasha) said...

OMG, I haven't been here for too long because of my rescue activity and now, getting back I write about Lorenza's departure. I am very very sorry. I remember she was our first furry friend when we just begun our blog.I can't believe she's gone. Remember back in 2009 when my oldest Lucy wrote you a letter? It was here: It seems so far away that time. Now Lucy is 15, old, deaf with lots of grey hair. Her son Freddy is also old, but with 2 years younger than his mom. Even if we have 6 dogs in our family now, Lucy and Freddy are the first favorites and we thanks God for every day we can have them with us. It is very hard to loose your baby, I lost many rescued animals in these years and my heart broke for each them. But when is about your first doggy, emotions, feelings are much powerful.
What exactly happened to Lorenza? I remember she wasn't that old, wasn't she?
I am very sorry for you lost and I hope you was able to move forward. I lost my mum in March and it was a very hard 2 last years because of the "C" disease that took her life. Now I am trying to move on, looking forward.
I wish you all the best and dear Lorenza, I hope you run free now and happy over the rainbow bridge <3

C said...

am I the last to find out about this? 10 mos late....
ignorance was bliss.... all those unworn dog dresses...
I hope you get a new dog, but there will never be another L. :(

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Oh my goodness. We had not been by in forever to visit. We are so very sorry sweet Lorenza had to go, but we are certain she has been having fun at the bridge. ((HUGS))

NoisomeOne said...

As a person who read your blog many years ago, it helped me through some rough times I had in my life. I sometimes get reminded of Lorenza and the blog you two had together. I hadn't stopped by for about a year, and was heartbroken for you after I came back to revisit your account and learned about the news after the fact. I didn't leave a comment back then, but remembered you two just right now and decided that I had to leave a comment this time. I'm really sorry for your loss, and I hope you're doing ok. Please take care.

ShellePenn said...

I am still sending you lots of love and happy thoughts of Lorenza. We miss you both. I hope you know your friends still think of her with great love and memories.

Michelle, Newby and Dixie

TimberLove said...

We thought of woooos today, wanted to stop and look at some of your old pictures,


Mhathy y Peggy said...

Después de mucho tiempo de no visitar los blogs amigos, hoy me encuentro con la triste noticia de que Lorenza ya no está con nosotros. Me impactó mucho y se me encogió el corazón. No tengo palabras para consolar a su mamá que estoy segura todavía la extraña y le hace falta. Pero ya descansa y algún día se reunirán de nuevo en un lugar donde ambas serán muy felices. Mhathy y Peggy

Jans Funny Farm said...

Thinking of you today and how every year Blogville sent you Christmas cards and they didn't arrive until February. You are remembered.

TimberLove said...

Hope you are well, and at peace,


Duke said...

We are thinking of you and hoping that you are okay.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom sent you an email but we may not have your most current one. We hope you are all doing OK after the earthquake. We would love to hear from you.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber - we are probably all new to you but you remember Angels Dakota, PHantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lovable Lily said...

We just wanted to pop in to say hello to your Mom and see how she is doing. We sure do miss you sweet Lorenzo. We hope that our Lily Belle found you up there and that you are the best of furends.

Mommy Kim & Muffin

Kess And Her Mama said...

Thank you for your kind words on Kess' passing. I know you know what we're going through as you've been there with sweet Lorenza. At the end of the day, we do what it's best for our fur-kids, and sometimes that means letting them go even when it hurts us so.

TimberLove said...

Thinking of woooos, hope you are well,


C said...

The dog I had when I used to read your blog died this year (16 yrs 7mos old). I did get a new puppy and I was hoping that maybe you had a new dog too.... miss your writing. Hope that you and your family are OK during these trying times.

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