Our Darling Beanie

Response from Mom:

My Dear Siestas, thank you so much for your love and kindness toward us in the loss of our beloved Beanie and in only three weeks from the day that we lost my constant shadow, Sunny. This time I didn’t feel the least funny about you expending energy to pray for us, even if it seemed silly to some. Between the loss of them both, we are torn up. Just torn up. Have cried more in the last three days than I have cried in the last five years put together. When your kids are grown and you’re nurturers by nature like Keith and I are, your pets have a whole different place in the home because you center so much of your activity around them and affection upon them. They are gifts from God to lonesome people. The four of us – Keith, Sunny, Beanie, and I – did everything together. We even took them to Sonic and knew what they liked to order.

The whole time we were enduring Sunny’s tests, terminal diagnosis then death, Keith and I kept saying to one another in tears, “As painful as this is, can you imagine if this were Beanie??” Then before we could even recover, it was. She was just so much younger and such a spoiled baby that we couldn’t stand to think about it. We knew it would be even worse. And, Lord have mercy, was it ever. Her cancer went to the brain in a flash so hers was a very violent death compared to Sunny’s peaceful slipping away. Beanie had non-stop seizures for the last six hours. Enduring those hours before the vet’s office opened with her in such pain was just terrible. She was such a beauty. Such an exquisite animal that people would stop us on the streets and ask us what breed she was. And simply the funniest dog ever. I’ll add one story to Amanda’s wonderful tribute. Beanie loved to “hold hands.” She’d sit next to you, upright like a person, in the car or on the couch and hold out her paw so you’d hold hands with her. You couldn’t resist it because of the sad look she’d get on her face if you didn’t give in. Keith has been on so many road trips where he’s had to say to her, “Beanie, Daddy’s gotta rest his arm! I’m bout to get a cramp in my shoulder!” So darling. We will miss her terribly. Siesta who also has the German Shorthair, your comment made us laugh for the first time. Beanie hunted lizards, too!

So many of you were right on target: It won’t be long till we fill our house with puppies again. We’ll take a little while to recover then dive back in. And they’ll drive us crazy for two solid years and chew up half the furniture. And we won’t care because Keith and I are dog people, plain and simple. Keep the fancy house. We’ll take rompin’ stompin’ dogs. Tranquility never has been what we’ve looked for in a home. We like L-I-F-E even if it covers the couch with fur. Thank you for your sweet hearts toward us and for joining us in giving thanks to our marvelous God for saving my man from harm. You should see his truck. He came so close to driving off that bridge. I kept thinking yesterday, “I could be planning my husband’s funeral.” Perspective.

I love you guys so much. Thanks again for the lavish support. In ways too personal to reflect on a blog, the last couple of months have been hard. My main consolation is that God’s Word is never more alive to me and His Presence never more palpable than when I’m hurting and need it. Need HIM. Oh, I love Him so. I’d rather have Jesus than anything on earth.

Sweet friends, my mom asked me to tell you what has been going on in our lives this week. As you know, just three weeks ago my parents had to say goodbye to their dear old dog, Sunny. We never would have thought that just 13 days later, their dog Beanie would turn up with cancerous tumors throughout her body. My parents had a sad and tumultuous week doing absolutely everything they could to help her. My dad did so much driving back and forth from Houston to Beanie’s special vet in South Texas that he fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident on Tuesday night. He hit the guardrail while driving on an overpass. Thank God, he was unharmed and no other cars were involved. We are so grateful for God’s protection.

It breaks my heart to have to tell you that Beanie died yesterday morning. She had to be put down after a very long night of continuous seizures that couldn’t be stopped. I know Beanie is out of pain, but my parents are swimming in it. Granted, if you could choose your pain, we would 100% choose this over losing or having a sick family member. There’s no doubt about that. Our pain is microscopic compared to what so many are going through. But man, this life can hurt, can’t it? In a million different ways.

Beanie was the baby of the family. She came along in 1999 when my parents were creeping up on the empty nest years. I was already in college and Melissa was getting ready to be a senior in high school. Add that to the fact that Beanie contracted a fatal disease from a thorn in South Texas when she was only a year old. Every single birthday she had was a gift. We celebrated her big time because we weren’t supposed to have much time with her. Our family definitely felt that God had done a miracle for us by letting her even live past her third birthday. All that to say, she was babied and given lots of attention from the very beginning.

When my dad first brought her home as a puppy, mom was in the Philippines. Dad charged me with babysitting the new puppy while he was at work. She was so precious and so bad. Melissa and I told him he was going to be in huge trouble when mom got home. I think he was in a little bit of trouble, but mom couldn’t resist the puppy breath and she fell in love with “Sabine.” It wasn’t long before mom and dad were referring to Beanie as our “sister.”

Beanie was an extremely energetic dog. She loved to run. She was incredibly fast, especially in her younger days. If you opened up the front door and there happened to be a squirrel, cat, or rabbit somewhere on the street that she had been eyeing through the window, look out. She could worm her way out the door and fly down the street like a streak of white light. We called this phenomenon a “beanie ran.” For example, Mom might answer my call breathless and frustrated and say, “Oh, we’ve just had a beanie ran. It was a really bad one. It took us thirty minutes to get her back in the house.”

Mom and I were talking about how much of our family vernacular, inside jokes, and silly songs have to do with that dog. Perhaps the most distinct phrase she inspired was “good for bad.” Beanie was terrible for the first two years of her life. She did beanie rans, she gnawed at your hand when you tried to pet her, she destroyed all her stuffed animals within minutes (including dear old Spitty Chicken), etc. Clearly, she was bad. So when she had a good day, we called her “good for bad.” When she had a bad day, she was “bad for bad,” which we all know is really bad. Our Beanie songs included “Hold me closer, teeny Beanie,” and “Hey Beansie! You’re so sweet, your feet smell like people feet! Hey Beansie!” (This latter was more like a cheer.)

Beansie, as vibrant and fun as she was, always had an empty place in her heart. Why was that? Well, someone mean and bad took her tail when she was only a pup. She was practically obsessed with it. The stump was known as the “tootsie tail.” It wagged with mind-boggling speed. If you stared too long at it you might fall under its spell and be made to give Beansie all the Meaty Bones in the pantry at once. Beanie really appreciated it when we held her tail still so that she could reach around and see it, smell it, and nibble on it a bit. When we let go she would spin around like a whirling dervish. Whirling Beanie, if you will. Dad was not too happy about us doing it, but it was so funny.

One of Beanie’s favorite things in all of life was to go on car rides. Dad would drive, mom would sit in the back seat, and Beanie would sit up front in the passenger seat. If you tried to usurp her throne next to dad, she would climb all over you and make you miserable until you finally moved to the back. In time we all accepted it. There are some large fields close to my parents’ house and they would drive over there with both dogs in the car. At just the right moment, they would open the door and both dogs would jump out and take off like a flash. They would run and run and run, stirring up all the rascally rabbits from their hiding places. When they started howling and picked up their speed, we always knew they had found one. Those bunnies always outran the dogs, but they had a great time in the chase.

Beansie was a great snuggler. She could spoon like a person. She also liked to lay her head on a pillow and be tucked in under sheets. Mom and Dad would call Melissa and me in to say goodnight to our sister. We would go in the room to marvel at Princess Beanie all tucked in her bed. Her head and entire body would remain still as though she were asleep, but that tootsie tail would be thumping the mattress and give her away every time.

The first time I visited my parents’ house after each dog passed away, there was a rabbit hopping around out front. Maybe those rascalies heard that the street was safe again, or maybe they were paying their respects. Whatever the case, that street will be a lot more boring without Beanie and Sunny. We imagine that right now they are running side-by-side through the tallest, greenest grass in heaven with speed they’ve never known and are having an absolute blast. We suspect Beanie might even have her tail back. And as much as we’ll miss that little dickens, that’s good for good.



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  1. 101
    TimsTam says:

    Dearest Beth,
    We have three dogs that live with us in the house and Oh how I have enjoyed your Beanie stories and stories about Sunny. We love our dogs as you do, so we greive for you and Keith and pray that God continues to be ever so close to you. We cannot imagine life without our dogs. And between the two of us we have 6 children mostly grown,but our dogs have given us much joy so we share in your ain and love you very much.

  2. 102
    Sherry says:

    As a fellow dog lover, I can understand your grief. It’s amazing how those sweet little creatures can still your heart.

    Thank our loving Lord that he protected Keith in the accident! May the Peace that passes all understanding rest upon you and Keith today and in the days to come.


  3. 103
    Amy Lozano says:


    I can honestly hang with you sister on this one. Not that two of our dogs died, MAN – we only had one die in an accident recently… his name was “sport.” He was truly the apple of our familie’s eye.. I never thought the loss of a pet could be so hard. Yes, you are right, it’s not nearly as tragic as if it were a family (person) member, but none-the-less, it is dang hard. A couple of days ago, we found a little puppy that will (hopefully) soon be joining our family… he is a little guy (only a little under 2 lbs. at 12 weeks) and we have already bestowed the big boy name of “boomer” on him! ha

    I will be thinking of you as you work through this hard time.

  4. 104
    Cheri-Beri says:

    Bless all your hearts. I was passing by a tranquil field today and thought that it must be what heaven looks like. Then I thought of Beanie and Sunny. And of my little pug whom we lost in January. I bet they’re all rippin’ it up!!

    Perspective, yes. But sadness still.

  5. 105
    Kristen says:

    My heart breaks for you and Keith! How difficult it is to lose a pet, let alone 2 in so close a time. I know your heart is torn up and your house must feel too empty. I’m praying for God’s peace to you right now. May both Sunny and Beanie live on in your beloved memories of them.

    Lovin’ you like crazy,

  6. 106
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, I have been teaching your classes since you started teaching them, and Beanie and Sunny stories were always my favorite! Only another dog lover can appreciate how hard this is for you. Dogs are just the best! So loyal, so loving, would do anything for you etc. When my beagle Lacey died, I spent the weekend in bed, with no apologies! I will be praying for you all. Lastly, let me say to Amanda…that was a lovely tribute to Beanie. Some mighty fine writing! Hugs to you all!

  7. 107
    Amy says:

    Beth and Keith–I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved pup. I’ve endured it many times myself, and it is awful, especially when you consider your dog your baby. I’ve always had dogs and now I am living alone–and lonely. Beth, your comment about dogs being gifts from God for lonely people just affirmed what I have been thinking the last week. I am going to get myself a dog! I kept going back and forth on the issue, but when I read that statement, I knew the answer!! I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  8. 108
    Rachelpate says:

    I think the Bible does give us hope that we will see our pets in Heaven. HE says that his creation will be liberated from the bondage of decay. Romans 8: 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God…..Praying for your family.

  9. 109
    Sharon says:

    My deepest sympathy, from one dog loving family who also has a paw holding, “good for bad” (I thought we were the only ones who understood that!), black dog with the most “soulful” eyes; a 16 year old Bassett Hound with doggie Alzerheimer’s; and a new Pug puppy, to another dog loving family. All I can say is that life is hard, but God is good. Keeping you all in prayer.

  10. 110
    Li'l Rae says:

    Dearest Beth & Keith:
    I have wanted to write to let you know my heart has been heavy for you these last few days (and weeks) but haven’t really known what to say. Just know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers. So thankful that Keith is okay and praise to the Lord above that it wasn’t Keith’s time to leave the earth yet. Take care and know that we love you & all your family members very much.

  11. 111
    Lynna Kay says:

    From one Moore to another….I am sorry for your loss. A few years back we lost both our doggies within 3 days of each other and it was heartbreaking. I know the pain you are experiencing and will join with the other siesta’s in praying you through it. God Bless.

  12. 112
    Lisa T. says:

    Dear Mr. Keith & Mrs. Beth,

    My mom told be about Beanie as she knows what is it is like to loose one of us. She said she cried for well over a week when my older sister Charming died. Now she has me, my name is ‘Henry The Wonder Dog.’ Since I belong to the church of the brethren I lick her feet when she reads God’s word in the morning. I also have an older brother named Wally. He weighs about 50 pounds more than me and has a lot more hair. He protects my mom as he never leaves her side (personally I think it’s his breath that keeps people away – whoa, it’s stinky!) Well, I know I got off track a bit, but I am very sorry to hear about how much your hearts hurt, but just as they brought you joy, you also brought them great joy and comfort because they had a safe home. -Henry

  13. 113
    Anonymous says:

    After completing many of the Bible studies you have written, reading many of the books you have authored, listening to you spread God’s Word through your ability to broadcast on the LPM website, Life Today, & through your many travels to places across the country, the world, and through your video messages and simulcast. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate that both you and your family share your lives with us especially through this blog. I will be praying and thinking about your family. I think so much during difficult times all that we need to be thankful for especially after listening to your study of the book of Romans. And through your blog you have shared the blessings in your life, the ability for LPM to move into a new location to continue to spread God’s Word in the days in which we live, the opportunity to be close to your grandson as he is a toddler and to get to share with your precious “little girl” as she is now a “Momma” and to share with your precious “little girl” as she is enjoying being a newlywed. Thank you for always sharing with us the way God has worked in your life and in the life of your family. Take care!

  14. 114
    Karla says:

    Dearest Beth,

    Know that you and your family are in our thought and our prayers. I can understand your pain. Just over a month ago, we lost our beloved Olivia, my son’s (and largely mine and the rest of the family’s as well) teddy bear hamster. Now, these were not critters that we watched run around in their cage. We took them out daily (usually several times) to hold, play with, and try to remember to step over as they ran around the house in their balls. We loved feeding them oatmeal and cheerios by hand, and we’d laugh as they ran around with Ritz crackers so big that it blocked their view. One of our favorite things to do was for my husband and I to sit on the couch with our two boys and let the two hamsters run across our laps and up and around our shoulders…all while we sat and talked. Precious memories. Olivia even sat on my son’s lap as he learned to play another instrument. We had the opportunity to say good-bye, then cry! I don’t know your love for your dogs, but I understand such a love for pets that brings you to tears. I believe that heaven is right now loving our precious “family members”. I don’t think our Loving Father would give us these wonderful creatures to love and care for, then not have them waiting for us in heaven. So, I know that Sunny and Beanie (along with my best childhood friend, our border collie, Shep) are in heaven, chasing Olivia in her ball! You know it’s true!

    May God bless you and your family!

  15. 115
    kgeverett says:

    So sorry for your loss. We lost our 13 year old Lab on Memorial Day. Our kids don’t know life without her, as we got her only a week after we married. You only understand it if your are a “dog person” which we are. Dogs just love so big…. we miss our sweet Maddi and know how you miss your sweet ones. Maddi is under a big oak tree in our yard now, and my heart just isn’t ready for another dog yet, but time will fix that. Prayers are going up for you all…

    Maddi’s tribute is at http://www.xanga.com/kgeverett

  16. 116
    Pam says:

    Thank you for the update, Beth, even in the midst of your grief.

    I loved reading this:

    “…It won’t be long till we fill our house with puppies again. We’ll take a little while to recover then dive back in. And they’ll drive us crazy for two solid years and chew up half the furniture. And we won’t care because Keith and I are dog people, plain and simple. Keep the fancy house. We’ll take rompin’ stompin’ dogs. Tranquility never has been what we’ve looked for in a home. We like L-I-F-E even if it covers the couch with fur…”

    You really are a woman after my own heart (in so many ways)! The post below commemorates our puppies’ 1st birthday.

    And this one tells how we ended up with seven dogs!!

    And with that… no need to elaborate further… we truly are dog people, too!

    But for today, and the days to come, I’m keeping you in prayer as your heart heals from the loss of Sunny and Beanie.

    Big hug… Pam

  17. 117
    Red Hill Farm says:

    I am so incredible sorry. I can’t imagine losing both my dogs so close together. We are a family who God did not bless with children (although we have many other blessings) he gave us a substitute to fill the void with dogs. Our dogs are our family…..we will pray for you and feel you pain. We do not think it is silly.

    One of His sheep,


  18. 118
    hinesight says:

    Oh, don’t dogs just have the most special place in our hearts? I can’t imagine a home without dog hair; I’m so sorry for this additional tug on your heart in what sounds like a difficult season.

  19. 119
    Marla Taviano says:

    Praying God comforts your broken hearts!!

  20. 120
    Anonymous says:

    Sweet Beth,

    I just sat down to Read your book Feathers From My Nest and was looking at all the pictures and saw the one with all of you and your pets. Sadly now you have fur from your Nest. I know how you feel on both. When my son left it was a tool I found here and there that he had spent days looking for before he moved out. With my daughter I still have boxes of her things and she hasn’t got quite settled in her life yet to where I’d let her have them either.
    I once had an Irish Setter he was the most precious big guy in the world 20 yrs. later I can still go through an old book and find one of his beautiful red hairs in between pages. Just God letting me know he’s taking good care of him I believe. May you & your family find comfort in all of your memories of your beloved Sunny & Beanie.
    Love you!

  21. 121
    Bev Brandon says:

    Our border collie ALWAYS wants to hold our hands or have his paw on any part of our body. I think it will be a reminder to pray for your loss. I read about Asa just this morning in 2 Chron 15:1-7 and it said: “The Lord is with you while you are with HIM. … distressed, broken to pieces (and all that is going on that tugs at your precious hearts right now—we hear you and are praying) … Beth turned to the Lord and He was found by Beth. TAKE COURAGE.” You are finding Him in your loss. Love your hearts fully committed to His! So sorry to hear about beloved Beanie and your shadow Sunny.

  22. 122
    Kari says:

    I am so sorry ~

    Hugs and prayers and tears are all I can offer . . .

  23. 123
    "Just Me - NC Beth" says:

    I am so sorry about the deaths of both your sweet pets, Sunny and Beanie!

    While I’ve never been a “pet person” I know that they can bring lots of happiness to the household and can even be a comfort.

    Praying now that God will be an even greater comfort to all of you during this time.

  24. 124
    Jina says:

    Moore Family,

    I can’t tell you how sad I am for you. Bless you for keeping your compass on North. I pray He meets your every need in this hour of deep grief.

    Praying a hedge of protection around you and your family. May the angels who have been assigned to you be refreshed and renewed in their strength as they fight in the heavenly for you to walk in the purpose for which you have been called. May you feel His tender arms and grace inspite of your pain. May He demonstrate a fatherly tenderness that is obvious and intimate for all of you.

    May you feel His banner as this warrior takes you on the battle field, never watching from the hill top.


  25. 125
    Lisaliuuu says:

    Beth & family,

    I’m so sorry you are going through another loss and I hope you are feeling comforted these days. God is faithful…I am so glad we both know that. Take care.


  26. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Beth I am so sorry about the loss of Beanie. I am also so glad that God protected Keith.

    I understand to some degree how you are feeling. One our dogs wonder off a week ago. She was a 14 year old German shepherd and could not walk very fast. She was the best and sweetest do ever. We have check all the usual type places one would check and they had not seen her. We live in the high desert so where she went we are not certain, but we know that the temps. have been to hot for her to survive. We all miss her, but it is hardest on my 10 year old daughter. Sorry for the depressing comment. We have also had some great family times this week as well. We got to go camping before one of our girls left for a tour with a Christian group. Praying for you, Kim B in AZ

  27. 127
    Susan Murphy says:

    Hey Beth and Keith ,

    I had just read your response, I’m am so sorry yet, Grateful to the Lord for saving your Husband. I am adding from the other day when I wrote. I had a chocolate Lab I got her in 1998 she was so sweet except that she too would love to run out the door . She was so bad she would chew holes in my walls and sat on top of my baby , I guess she was trying to protect Him. She has been dead for seven years now and it still hurts . she was so spoiled I would take her with me everywhere I went and took her and had her nails painted purple and yes she loved fast food too. I could never love another dog like that again besides we have four now three small poodles and one bad beagle and her tail was cut off too when we got her at eight weeks old in fact she we had Honey for a whole year now. You should see her squat down and wait I mean whine and bark till I open the sliding glass door so she can chase the birds and squirrels even though they are sitting on a telephone pole about twenty five feet taller than she is.

    Ya’ll are in the presense of Dog lover’s and we all have that special cannine bind they are awesome companions and love you no matter what.

    Ya’ll are in my prayers!

  28. 128
    Lelia Chealey says:

    Hi Beth,
    This morning I listened to session 6 of Beloved Disciple this morning. I had shared with my husband how so many people in the Christian world have been experiencing heart ache…3 children lost from 2 different families only 7 weeks apart…The Chapman’s,Todd from the music group Selah & his sister-a former Selah member, you losing 2 of your furry loved ones weeks apart & Keith’s accident…just seems so much in such little time. Makes one wonder what is going on. Anyway, just wanted to remind you of your own words I listened to you speak this morning on the teaching DVD…
    “We can get through almost anything if we have an absolute knowledge above all else~my God loves me. My God loves me. My. God. LOVES ME!”

    Your God loves you my sister.

  29. 129
    Tonia says:

    Oh I am so so sorry for the pain your going through……I have a beloved dog as well and can’t, truly can’t imagine losing her….I’m prayin for you!!

  30. 130
    mamabearmk says:

    I am so sorry for your losses and totally understand. And although we never forget that they are “just animals” they do hold a special place in our hearts and break our hearts in a whole different way when they die.
    We’ve had our share of the ‘best dog’ there ever was :~)! Currently our golden retriever is looking like she has cancer as one of our other goldens did and it is so sad.
    Tulip is so submissive that we say that she would submit to a butterfly! She can look scary because she is a *smiler* and snorts all the while the whole back half wags in eagerness!
    We all prayed for you when we read your post the other night and look forward to that coming day when puppies grace the blog!
    love to you

  31. 131
    Tishira says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet friend. I found this sweet poem and thought I’d share. God bless and comfort you.

    My best friend closed his eyes last night,
    As his head was in my hand.
    The Doctors said he was in pain,
    And it was hard for him to stand.

    The thoughts that scurried through my head,
    As I cradled him in my arms.
    Were of his younger, puppy years,
    And OH…his many charms.

    Today, there was no gentle nudge
    With an intense “I love you gaze”,
    Only a heart thats filled with tears
    Remembering our joy filled days.

    But an Angel just appeared to me,
    And he said, “You should cry no more,
    GOD also loves our canine friends,
    HE’s installed a ‘doggy-door”!

    jan cooper ’95

  32. 132
    Sooz says:

    Perspective is the perfect word. Praying for you all even more. I just can’t imagine how devastating this would be for anyone. Dogs truly are a gift to lonely people.

  33. 133
    Abby says:

    mama beth,
    we have a golden retriever and a great dane (dad always liked the bigger dogs) …last weekend i came home from TN for a visit and found that my dad had adorned my very large great dane with some very large BLING on her collar–her special present from the latest walmart trip. so when you say dogs are family, i understand completely. jewelry and all 🙂

    praying for you both, and grateful mr. keith is ok

  34. 134
    purefire says:

    I’m so sorry about Beanie. Losing a pet is so hard. I’ve been prayin’ for ya’ll.

  35. 135
    Jaime says:

    I’m so so sorry… May your tears flow freely, knowing that He knows.

  36. 136
    Honea Household says:

    I am so sad for you. To think that Beanie last few hours were terrible is so sad to me. Ii am so sorry. My mom posted a comment the other day about my daughter telling me to tell my grandparents about Keith’s wreck. Then just a little while later, my cell phone rang with a friend calling. My daughter picked it up and handed it to be and said, “Here, it’s Beth Moore.” I just about cracked up!

  37. 137
    Mary Anne from Colorado Springs says:

    Dear sweet sistea Beth and Keith, I’m weeping as I read your email. I can’t fathom losing two dogs in such a short period of time. My dogs are as precious to me as yours and I love them dearly. We had to put one of our dogs away years ago because a neighbors dog had climbed under our fench and basically picked her up in the middle of her body and threw her around. Such a heart wrenching experience. Her name was Bitsy and we loved her so very much. I betcha she’s with Beanie and Sunny playing right now. You’ll have new puppies again and we’ll love all the stories. I love ya’ll so very much. Mary Anne

  38. 138
    Anonymous says:

    I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I’ve got a 60lb shadow in an adorable English Bulldog named Favor. You’re in my thoughts and prayers and I’m asking GOD to prepare those new puppies who need a new mama and daddy right now for their new home.

  39. 139
    Fallingforward says:

    Dear Beth and family…please know that there are other dog/animal lovers here who share your grief. My heart sank as I arrived home from vacation and rushed to the computer to get caught up on the blog. Another big hug from a Tucson siesta.

  40. 140
    Anonymous says:

    I know whatu mean about haveing the dog’s in the home, I pray I can all ways have them around.I all so think you should get a nother puppy or 2, look at the SPCA & save a life .I would have goan there but was given my black lab.God bless love sister in Christ ps I ment to put this own my email I all ready sent.

  41. 141
    Heather Bug says:

    I just read about the loss of Beanie. I am so so sorry! I’ll be praying for your family during this time of pain. 🙁

  42. 142
    Jackie craig, a Raleigh girl says:

    I know that when one loss comes right on top of another, you grieve them both doubly as hard…I am sure that you are grieving the loss of one way that you felt God’s love and favor through those sweet puppies. He will surely bless you with new ways (& new puppies)to help you feel that aspect of His love again…but maybe in a whole new way. Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

    My prayer for you…

  43. 143
    Christie says:

    Dear Beth and Keith,

    Words can’t express how sorry and
    sympathetic we all are for you at this time. Thursday afternoon my
    8 year old daughter received a phone message from her little school bus buddy, Scarlet. Sobbing uncontrollably, she poured her heart out to my Abby about her dog Bob. She came home to a tearful house and the news that Bob had died. It is so painful to lose one we love soooo much. Later when reading the blog, I just wanted to be able to offer comfort to you both at such a difficult and painful time. You are loved and surrounded at this time. God bless you.


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    Anonymous says:

    I’ll bet a red fern grows between those dogs-sounds like beannie couldn’t live without sunny.

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    Lori says:

    Oh my goodness! My heart is so heavy for you right now! I must confess i am not an animal person at all, my 9yr old just asked at dinner “who do you think i got the animal lover in me from?” (we were having a picnic so she kept getting up to catch our Florida lizards! eww!) and i responded “God himself honey” ANYWAY~popped on and read the first half of your sentence and thought well at least they still have…OH NO! God bless you and your precious family. I just want to say thank you for sharing your lives with us, through your studies I have grown so close to Christ he has changed my life through and through. I know this may seem silly but just the fact that my once shattered heart could feel so deeply for you and your family & your beloved Sunny & Beanie is just evidence of Christ’s redemptive work in me. Thank you immensely for sharing with us, looking forward to getting to know your future puppies!

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    Anonymous says:

    And yes, dogs do go to heaven!! 🙂

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    Anonymous says:

    my heart is broken again for your loss. I know how much you and keith loved your dogs. I am praying for you.

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    Kimberly says:

    I already posted in response…. but I thought this might result in at least a mild smile across the face. On my way into work this morning (6 AM), I saw LOT of white, swirly things ALL over the highway…. 290 Eisenhower in Chicago. ON my way home nearly 13 hours later… i realized what all that white, “swirly” stuff was… TOLIET PAPER rolls ALL OVER. Mmmmm… I’m thankful chicago got TP. Made me whink of when all that… “well, i forgot the fancy word” “sewarage” went all over the highway in Houston. hee hee…

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    The Bargain Shopper Lady says:

    I am sorry guys! I can’t imagine what you are going through!
    My brother just lost his dog to liver cancer and our black lab was misdiagnosed with cancer but she most likely does not have it but pinched a nerve. She’s has lost all use of ther left paw and it’s pretty hard to watch.
    Praying for you!

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    hisfivefooter says:

    Oh dear ones, I am so sorry. Love you both so much! One of my favorite blog pictures was of Beth cooking dinner for Beanie in her beautiful dress she wore to Melissa’s wedding! I am praying for you both.
    Love you-
    Lisa in Kirkland, WA
    We (my family) have two Golden Retriever’s (sisters from the same litter).

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