Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Shawnee's Last Hike

SHAWNEE ♥ 3/1/2001 - 8/1/2017

Shawnee's mom here to let you know, with the heaviest broken heart, that I had to let Shawnee be released from her failing body.  She was 16 years and 5 months old.  She started out in the Newark, NJ shelter as a feral puppy with no hope for a future and became the most loyal and trustworthy companion anyone could hope for.  She will be missed always.  Thank you all for being her friend and following her journey.

Here is my hiking blog post of her last hike on the way to the vet's office.


  1. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I know Shawnee was loved so much by you, and everyone that read about her. You gave her such an incredible life. She will be missed very much. Thank you for sharing all her adventures with me.

  2. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Shawnee. The memories of your time together are unlike any other. Sending hugs to you.

  3. We're so sorry to hear that Shawnee has taken her final hike with you. She sure was a special girl and was so lucky she found you. We will miss reading about her hiking adventures.

  4. I am crying now to hear the sad news her time has come. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    I have followed you both for years and my day was always brightened by receiving an email alert of a new entry (Gone Hikin' recently too!). I am very grateful to have found you and been able to share in your adventures and your love for each other and the outdoors all this time.

    What a blessing that you and Shawnee found each other. To have shared the special kindred soul mate human/doggy love I saw in every entry. Gone from the earth but not gone from the heart.

    Sending healing thoughts your way.


  5. Our hearts are broken for you. Every time lately that we have seen a post pop up in our Reader, we worried that it would be this one. We loved Shawnee too and so enjoyed all her hikes with you. You and she were also always so good to stop by our blog for a visit. We are really going to miss going on the trails with you and your faithful friend. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us. We are already envisioning Shawnee at the head of a big hike over the Rainbow Bridge with our Angels, Dakota, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara following behind.

    Hugs and Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Mom Kathie

  6. Oh we are so sorry for you. We loved reading about the wonderful hikes Shawnee got to go on. We will miss her. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy for your loss.

  7. With tears, I left a comment at your other blog. I will miss Shawnee so very much. I enjoyed reading about her adventures all these years. She had such an amazing life with you!

  8. The Nice OP KS Lady let Mom know Shawnee got her silver hiking harness -

    We've not been visiting much but Angel Shawnee was one of my oldest blog pals -

    Thanks fur letting her enjoy the trails -
    and thanks fur letting her go with dignity -

    It's what all of us hope our humans will do fur us -


  9. I'm so very sorry! Shawnee was always one of my favorites. Hugs and love to you.

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

  10. I'm so sorry! I used to come by to read Shawnee's blog and life got hectic, so it has been a while. I saw the news and came right over. What a terrific dog Shawnee was for you. I know you will miss her terribly! Hugs!


  11. I am so very sorry to hear this news. Sweet Shawnee was one of our first friends - all the way back with Pip. My heart breaks for you. I always loved your hike posts.

    Run free, Shawnee. Give Angel Pip a hug for me ...

  12. We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs♥

  13. Sending you more love and gentle hugs. So very sorry to hear Shawnee has left for the Rainbow Bridge. We hope your treasured memories bring some smiles amongst the tears. She was loved from afar.
    No worries, and LOVE, Stella (and Carol) xxx

  14. Oh, we are so terribly sorry to hear this sad news. We send respect and condolences and soft, gentle wooooos. May you meet again, thank you for sharing Shawnee with us,

    NukNuk & family

  15. Dear Shawnee's Mom
    Madi and I did not know you and we are sorry. Before we posted about Shawnee's passing here
    or you can go to

    I read your blog. Your love for each other was amazing and showed thru on each post. She might have started out life without love but her next 16 years the love she knew was phenomenal. We are so sorry for the loss of your precious girl and hiking buddy.
    Madi and mom

  16. Daniela
    I'm so glad you liked the POTP for Shawnee....I wanted it to portray your love for each other and her life lived so fully.
    Kitty kisses and mom hugs
    Cecilia and Madi

  17. So sorry to hear about the loss of your amazing doggy Shawnee. What a great bond you two had. Send Soft Pawkisses to comfort you. Fly Free beautiful soul <3 <3 <3

  18. My heart breaks for you. I send lots of love and sympathy. Shawnee was an inspiration to us all.

  19. I have enjoyed this blog for several years and I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I will miss Shawnee greatly. Thanks for sharing her life with us.


  20. Oh, Shawnee! So sad to hear the news. You and Merlin have lots of fun hikes at the bridge, okay?

  21. Hi Shawnee - It be me, Lexi da Shih Tzu. I heard that you be crossing the Rainbow Bridge - Mom still tells me things and her eyes were leakin' with this one. I hope I can meet you now. Maybe I can show you some of the nice sneeniks we have up here. Mom used to love seeing all the beautiful sneeniks from your hikes that you and your Mom shared on your blog. My Mom sends her thoughts to your Mom during this sad time.

  22. So very sorry, both to hear the news and that I've only just seen this post. Shawnee was such an inspiration I feel as if I knew her personally.She will be sorely missed