Saturday, June 14, 2014

Good Bye Mr. P

It has taken me awhile to write this post because I tear up every time.  Our beloved little dog Pepper, whose nickname was Mr. P, died last week.  He was prescribed medication that we later found out isn't supposed to be given to dogs under 12.5 pounds and he died from the complications.

Mr. P was the inspiration behind the name of my booth, Mr. P's Emporium.  A portion of the sales proceeds go to the rescue organization from which we adopted him.  A photo of him is on the back my price tags.

Pepper climbed into my heart the first time I saw him.  He was a cuddler, a killer of dog toys (which he would try to shake to death) and a joy to be around.  His antics and personality always brought a smile to my husband and me.  To say he will be missed is an massive understatement.

If you have furry child, hug them close.  And if you are given medication for them, always read the product insert or check online to make sure it is appropriate for your dog or cat.  Ask lots of questions. That's something that I wish every day we had done. The company that makes the medication was very specific on all of its materials that it wasn't to be given to small dogs, and that a blood screening should be done first. After doing some research online we found out we aren't the only ones who have gone through this with this medication. Vets don't always get it right.  We found this out the hard way.

Good bye Mr. P.  We love you.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Until I got my chihuahuas, I was a "big" dog lover - who knew the little ones had such big personalities. Hang in there.

  2. This is so heartbreaking. I will give each of my 4 rescued kitties a hug in honor of Mr. P today. You have my profound sympathy, especially in view of the sad circumstances. I also hope your foot is on the mend. I broke mine about 30 years ago; it seemed like 6 months passed before it was good again. .

  3. Oh my Deborah, I am so sorry for your loss and the mistake that caused it. Mr. P was lucky to have a family who loved him dearly. And you have shared valuable information for all pet owners.

  4. Hello Deborah, I am so, so sorry to read this post about the loss of your most precious Mr. P .... It is hard enough to lose them, but to have it happen under these circumstances makes it that much harder. I know it doesn't help, but I had the same thing happen last year and know that feeling of helplessness and guilt afterwards. (I still can't talk about it....) But I hope you and your family are finding comfort in your memories of him, and in knowing what a difference you made for Pepper at a time when he really needed someone to open their hearts and home. I also hope comfort is found from knowing that your loss is shared by those like me who understand and know we'll get to see them again one day. God speed to your most handsome boy.... Take care, and know I'm sending prayers that you find peace at what I know is a sad time.

  5. oh deborah, i am so so sorry. :( thinking of you, and glad that you did have pepper in your life, even if it was not long enough.

  6. How utterly devastating for you. I have two beloved dogs and I would be so, so lost without them. May the love and companionship your beloved Mr. P gave sustain you through this terrible time. My hugs and prayers go with you.

  7. I know how much you love Pepper! I'm so sorry.

  8. I am so so sorry to hear about your little dog. Losing him is bad enough, but knowing that it might've been avoided has got to just break your heart. Again, so so sorry...

  9. I breaks my heart every time I read about a precious doggie friend dying .
    They are so loving and precious to us who get their love,

    Thinking of you from one doggie owner to another


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