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Our Beautiful Girl

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Soda

Soda Faber-Nelson 2001 – 2014

On the 29th December, our beautiful girl Soda passed away in my arms with her Dad by her side.

She was just a few short weeks shy of her 14th birthday.

We are heartbroken.

With her ever smiling face, Soda was and will continue to be the inspiration behind Pretty Fluffy.

Soda was not a pet. She was a best friend, a soul mate and the heart of our family.

I am so grateful that Soda was able to spend her last hours at home relaxing with her loved ones, sniffing the air in our garden and lastly, watching the world through the window from our bed with us by her side.

While your first thought may be to think of the feelings of loss we may have, I ask you to instead remember the beautiful soul Soda was here on earth and remains to be in our hearts.

For those of you that can, please give your furry friends an extra walk, cuddle or treat today from Soda.

Serena xx

 

While we will not be posting new content in the immediate future, Pretty Fluffy will continue to remain live and open for visitors. 

Thank you for your support, understanding and patience during this difficult time.

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28 responses to “Our Beautiful Girl”

  1. Oh Serena, I am so so sorry for your loss. I know how horrible it is to go through this and I just hope that your heart stops aching soon. Sending lots of love your way. Soda will always be by your side even in spirit.

  2. colleen says:

    No matter how long they are in our lives, it is never long enough. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. I hope you are comforted by many dear memories of your time together as well as love and with happiness for having shared time with such a remarkable animal. Much love to all of you.

  3. Andy Faber-Nelson says:

    Farewell my beautiful friend… I will never forget the love & life that your brought into our home. You made Serena and I a family as you welcomed me into our ‘pack’ of three, which for too short a time became a family of four.

    The joy, fun and general craziness that you brought to our lives will never be able to be replaced. I will miss your barking at the possums each morning, playing catch & chase with your stash of toys and mostly above all, I will miss seeing your smiling face & wagging tail as you bound down the hallway when I come home from work.

    I love you Sodes and I will miss you forever.

  4. Oh Serena, I am so so sorry for your loss. I know how horrible it is to go through this and I just hope that your heart stops aching soon. Sending lots of love your way. Soda will always be by your side even in spirit.

  5. colleen says:

    No matter how long they are in our lives, it is never long enough. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. I hope you are comforted by many dear memories of your time together as well as love and with happiness for having shared time with such a remarkable animal. Much love to all of you.

  6. Diane says:

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I’m not religious but I truly believe dogs have a way of letting us know they’re OK if we just remain open to seeing the signs. My thoughts are with you. ;-(

  7. Eszter says:

    I have been a rather quiet follower of your blog for a while and am truly sorry that my very first comment is on such a sad topic. I’m really sorry for your loss. I know how horrible it is to go through this and that one cannot really say anything clever or consoling. Only time can heal the aching heart, but after 12 years my eyes still get wet, if I’m thinking of my previous dog. And I’m dreading the moment when my current dog (10 yrs old) has to go… Let’s hope that we will meet our dogs in the next world again.

  8. Katie says:

    I’m so sorry. Thinking of you xx

  9. Beth says:

    I know you will always remember the joy and love you shared. Soda was a beautiful soul and was well loved around the world. Sending love and healing wishes to you and all those who love her.

  10. Eileen K. says:

    Oh Serena – I am so sorry about the loss of your precious Soda. I lost my Murphy several years ago and the pain is still there. Just know that you provided Soda with a beautiful life and she knew very well how much you loved and adored her. You are in my thoughts…..

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  12. PJ says:

    So very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring gentle healing.

  13. Brian Frum says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about beautiful Soda. We know there are never the right words, so we send you hugs and all our love.

  14. María says:

    I’ m so sorry for your loss. I really understand you and my thoughts are with you and your family.

  15. Maureen says:

    I’m so sorry to read about your horrible loss. I really wish I had some words of comfort to offer you that will make you feel better. Thank you for sharing Soda with the world and thank you for loving a sweet animal so well.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us into Soda’s world.

  17. Devon says:

    I think I posted a comment on your blog awhile ago because I too have an old border collie. Kirby’s still with us but I’m grateful for every day. I hope it helps you to know that I know exactly how you feel, and I am hurting for your loss too. I’m sure Soda’s in the big dog park in the sky chasing tennis balls, sheep, other dogs – whatever she loved the most.

  18. To Serena and family – I am so sorry for the loss of Soda. I will miss all those lovely posts featuring her lovely fluffy face. I will do as you say and squeeze Basil a little tighter and tell him how precious he is. Thinking of you. Alex xxx

  19. Thank you for sharing Soda with us over the years, she was a beautiful soul who will be missed by many of us in Australia and around the world.
    Sending you purrs and prayers to help you through this difficult time.

  20. Jen says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. She was a beautiful girl indeed and I fell in love with her through your beautiful stories and photos. My deepest sympathies.

  21. Squeaker says:

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family from the team at Squeaker. 🙁

  22. Kylie says:

    Thinking of you three during this difficult time! Soda was so loved.

  23. Samantha says:

    Hi Serena,

    I am so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

    xx
    Samantha and Paddy

  24. Daisy says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Serena and Andy 🙁
    Wishing you nothing but strength and courage during this difficult time. Soda’s beautiful smile and energy always lit up these pages, she will be remembered fondly.

    Daisy xo

  25. Sarah Ayoub says:

    Soda, I am going to miss your pictures when I visit Pretty Fluffy. You made a girl who has never had a pet want one so much. I hope you are happy wherever you are, and I am so so glad you got to meet Emmy. Thinking of you Serena xx

  26. Serena Faber Nelson says:

    Thank you all so much for your truly beautiful comments. Soda was one in a million and I will carry her in my heart always.
    Much love to you all xxxx

  27. Erica says:

    Serena I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. The love you had for Soda shone out of every word you wrote. I’m so sorry you didn’t get to spend more time together with all four of you. But I know years from now your daughter will delight in hearing stories of her furry big sister.

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