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In Memory of Ego: 1992-2010

It was a very sad day last week when we said good-bye to our very sweet dog, Ego.
He had a long, happy life with us for almost 18 years. We miss him very much, and it is very quiet around the house. Ego was always a "mama's boy" and followed me everywhere like a little shadow. He was a sweet, and loving friend and companion. We think he has joined his brother, Id, in doggie heaven, and while Id is teaching windsurfing and other "must have balance" water sports, Ego is the swimming and diving instructor. He LOVED the pool, and just like his mom, swimming was Ego's favorite exercise. We had a lot in common: blonde, friendly, love to eat and take naps, affectionate... there were many happy years with my little buddy.

Ego's last moments were at home. He was licking my face, moments before his peaceful eternal asleep began in my arms.



Comments (32)


I'm so sorry. Pets leave a huge, silent hole in our lives once they move on. Though I wouldn't trade in the love they give, it still hurts.


Palma and Brad, So sorry to hear about Ego.

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I can tell Ego had a very happy life bringing so much joy to you and Brad. Take care.

Sharon L:

Palma and Brad, I am so sorry for your loss. Huge hugs to you both.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Ego. It is amazing how much joy and pleasure our sweet animals give us, and how painful it when they cross the Rainbow Bridge. How nice it is to think of him frolicking with Id, both young and healthy again.


Dear Palma,
I've been following your blog for several weeks and I've read most of your archived posts. Along with the entertainment and information, I've enjoyed hearing about Ego...I'm a dog lover, too. I'm very sorry to hear your sad news. It's easy to see from these two pictures how much joy he brought into your lives.


Dear Palma & Brad-

So very, very sorry to hear about Ego's passing. I was happy to have met him in person, he was a super dog!



Palma I am so sorry to hear this, you and Brad must be very sad. I had no idea that Ego was 18! What a wonderful long life he had with such a loving family.


Palma and Brad - so sorry to read this post. I know Ego was very special to you, and that you will miss him. Sending virtual hugs to you both.


Shelagh (SJ):

I am so sorry to hear about Ego; he was your special faithful friend, and family-member.
We lost one of our cats last year, and I know how you feel.
Lots of hugs to you both.


so, so sorry. Wish I could be there to give you both the big hugs you deserve.


Dear Palma and Brad,

I'm so sorry to read of your loss. I felt as if I knew Ego from all of your posts mentioning your faithful pet. What a wonderful life he must have had!


Oh I am so sorry, Palma. It's so hard to say goodbye to our beloved pets. I'm glad he was able to stay at home with you. Take care.


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Ego. There are just no adequate words to describe the pain and hole left in your hearts, but I do hope with some time your house will no longer feel so quiet and lonely and that your sweet memories will bring smiles to your faces instead of tears.


What an amazing life for a dog! 18 years is a long time. I'm so sorry for your loss of Ego. Losing a pet is devastating. My Riley is gone almost 3 years and it's still not the same around the house. My condolences to you and Brad. I'll make sure Riley is looking out for Ego at the Rainbow Bridge.

I just read your post, and I am so very sorry about Ego. I know how much you will miss him.

Hugs to you and Brad.

Blessings to you and Ego, Palma. Sorry to hear of your loss. He seems to have been a good friend.

Susan Hale:

I'm so sorry to hear about Ego, Palma. It's one of the hardest things to experience. We've been down that road a few times and I never think I want another pet. Eventually we do, and we fall in love all over again. Hugs to you both.

Mindy Smith:

Dear Palma & Brad,

I just read today about your dear, sweet Ego. Like others, I felt like I knew him because of your posts and photos of him over the years. I know you'll miss him very much but you know that he will always be with you :-) You may find yourself tripping over "nothing" in the kitchen...well, it's Ego, letting you know he's still with you! woof woof :D

I love that you named a pie after him!!

Lots of love and great big hugs!!!

Mindy, Hank and Tate

Terry (teaberry):

Palma & Brad,

So sorry to hear about Ego. He had a great life with the two of you, and was a real cutie. Sending you my condolences.

Denise Curtis:

Dear Palma and Brad,

So sorry for your loss. You can tell Ego had a wonderful and well spoiled life, 18 yrs. is a long time! Losing a pet is difficult for animal lovers as we consider them our children. Best wishes.


I am so saddened by this news. He has brightened these pages and I always loved to hear about his escapades. I also could tell him much both of you loved him and he filled your lives. Sending hugs and warm thoughts.


So very sorry to hear about Ego's passing you guys. He was such a cutie and it must seem very strange not to have him folowing you around the house Palma. Hugs to you both.


Oh Palma & Brad, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.Though we never met, I feel like I knew Ego from conversations and your Blog.I can imagine how much you miss him, and I know that the memories in your heart will bring smiles to your face!


Palma and Brad, I just saw this now and am so sorry. Ego was such a part of your family. Were you lucky or was he--I know it went both ways! 18 years is a long time to share. The void must be great. Thinking of you.


Dear Palma, so sorry to hear about Ego. I always enjoyed reading about him and he seemed like such a sweet little guy!


Palma and Brad, I'm so very sorry to hear this. You know how much I loved your little Ego. What a special friend to have in your lives for such a long time. Thinking of you!

Barb Cabot:

Palma and Brad, Your blog was one of the first I turned to and now I read this very sad news about your beloved Ego. I'm so sorry and sad to read this. He was a precious little member of your family. Ego is with Id now. may they romp happily in doggie heaven.

Dear Palma & Brad, I am so very sorry to read that you have lost your sweet Ego. My heart breaks for both of you. Sending both of you lots of hugs.

Oh no, I am so sorry Palma about your sweet dog. I lost one of my cats last week as well. We grow so close to our animals who love us so unconditional. Hugs to you and Brad.

Tracey Ann Hill:

Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest. There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed for all those many years.


Palma, I just saw this. I am so sad to hear that Ego is no longer with you. I have such happy memories of my time there with you and Ego in the pool and knew he was such a wonderful and special little fellow. I am happy to hear you have a new canine fellow in your life now! I never thought I'd bring another cat into my life after losing Oola and then Woody found me in Guatemala. Love is love. They find us when they're ready for us, no? I hope you three are savoring your life together!

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