Little Things Thursday

If you follow on Instagram, you saw that we had to put our pug, Gigi, down yesterday. Gigi was to turn 11 this September, which is pretty old for pugs. Her health was beginning to deteriorate as well as her overall happiness. So, we made that hard call.

We bought Gigi at a little pet shop in Bangkok in 2005. We had talked about getting a family pet prior to the day, and we happened upon this shop the day they had two baby pugs. Gigi was the smallest of the two, and most likely the runt of the litter. She was just so cute, so we brought her home. We named her after our home state of Georgia, but decided to call her Gigi.

G & GiGi (1)

Gigi was a rambunctious puppy with a strong mind of her own. She was funny and playful until about year three when she began having clusters of seizures every 6 months or so for almost 8 years. She was never fully the same after her first episodes and each cluster most likely brought about some damage to her body. She became less and less playful and more prone to just lounge the days away. She was a sweet companion, even so.

gigi sunning

Her favorite winter lounging place was by the fire.


She was the ever hopeful dog for whatever morsels of food she could find, or beg for though. She guarded her food like nothing else. “Treat” was her favorite word.

Gigi wants a treat

Summer Days

gigi gets a bath 02-blog

dog walk-web


pug asleep on window sun spot-01-750

Thank you to those who left sweet words on my Instagram feed yesterday. That means so much! We are sorrowful over the loss of our Geege, but happy that she is no longer feeling the effects of age and health issues. She was a good friend to us for 10+ years. We are heading out today to take in some sweet time of fun and rest in Florida with family before the school year crazy begins.

We will miss you Gigi…

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  1. Kim, it makes me so sad to think you’ve lost a furry family member. Her face is just so sweet. I’m sorry for your loss. She was lucky you all were her people. xo

  2. So sad to read this… 🙁 but I’m sure, she’s in the dogs paradise now.
    And she was loved all the time, not with every pet that happens..
    Enjoy your last holoday time
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  3. Hilarious the two dogs and two owners:)
    Notice, my url has changed!

  4. Aw Kim, these are such sweet photos of Gigi. Love the first one (how they’ve both grown!). I’m so sorry for your loss… the portraits and moments you captured here are wonderful, and along with your memories, they will remain always… hugs.
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  5. So so so sorry for your loss! She was such a part of your lives and seems like such a cutie. Hope your memories are a source of comfort!

  6. I didn’t know she had an accent! 🙂

    What a beautiful tribute to your sweet little girl. I know she will be sorely missed. ♡
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  7. Really sorry for your loss! Dogs are big part of their family.

  8. Oh Kim- my heart goes out to you all. I’m so sorry. That is so hard to go through. May the Lord bring you comfort. Hugs!

  9. I know how hard it is to put one of our family down. Bless your heart. Cute pictures and precious memories.

    Thanks so much for the link-up.

  10. Such a sweet little face and a wonderful friend to your family, I’m sure she will be missed a ton.

  11. OH Honey, I’m so sorry. I know that feeling of sorrow wrapped in relief that they are no longer suffering. Still, my heart goes out to you…our pets are an extension of our family and it is never easy to see one go. Beautiful photos of your sweet little girl. Pugs are great!

  12. It’s amazing what a part of the family a good dog can be. And how much they are missed. She was such a sweet looking dog!

  13. Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss. We also had a pug, Otis, who was just the best pug dog ever. He died in the fall of 2012. We still miss him!
    Those pets – just become such a special part of the family, that losing them is hard. Here’s to happy memories!!
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  14. Hi Kim,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Love the Bath picture. Gigi looks like she doesn’t like it. Have a great day!

  15. It’s always a difficult thing and falls on us to make those seemingly impossible choices. She seemed like a wonderful little girl. Rest In Peace Gigi.
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  16. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is the hardest part of being a pet owner that is for sure


  17. I’m sorry about your sweet dog. Our dog is on medication for seizures but he is doing okay.

  18. Such a sweet testimony, Kim. You’ve really captured her personality with your images. I’m sorry for your loss.

  19. Oh my, I know how much part of the family a dog can be. Unless you are so blessed, you have no idea the depth of the loss.

  20. Oh no! My heart goes out to you and your family. She and my old boy Andre can lounge around together on the other side of rainbow bridge.

  21. I’m sorry for your loss. It’s always hard to lose a furry family member..

  22. Oh man, that is hard!!! So sorry.

    What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful girl.

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