Nov 14, 2016


Stewey Angus Willowswamp
May 13, 2005 - November 14, 2016


Mr. Stewey Angus Willowswamp, age 11, passed away peacefully in his Mo-ther's arms at 4pm on Monday, November 14 due to complications from bone cancer.

Stewey was born on May 13, 2005 to canine parents Angus Willowswamp and Arrowhead (Headly) Willowswamp at the Willowswamp Farm in the cornfields of Ligonier, Indiana.  He was the youngest (and smallest) of three boys, two of whom are presumed to be living in Ohio.  He was nicknamed Mr. Fuzzy by the caretaker at Willowswamp due to his unusually soft and downy coat of snowy white fur.

On July 6, 2005, he was united with his adoptive human mother, Coni J. Rich.  She survives him, along with his Aunt Chrissy Rich of Goshen, Indiana and his cousin, Mr. Bosco Oliver Willowswamp, recently of Goshen, Indiana also.

Mr. Willowswamp was formally educated at the Magrane Pet Medical Center Puppy School, from which he received a Diploma of Completion and Congratulation.  He did, however, insist on continuing his education beyond the courses offered at Magrane, and was rather autodidactic in his educational enthusiasms.  He read voraciously, and was interested in world affairs, the history of his native homeland, Great Britain, and fashion.

He was well known for his charming disposition, bon vivant attitude, and quick wit.  A silk smoking jacket, cravat, and properly prepared afternoon tea were all necessary to maintain the cosmopolitan lifestyle that he rather enjoyed, despite his humble beginnings and simpleton companion.

Along with his Mo-ther, Mr. Willowswamp created The Spinster Stitcher blog.  It was here that he was able to write about his day to day life with a crazy needlework-obsessed spinster, and due to his charasmatic personality, he made very loyal and dear friends across the globe.  He cherished the notes, cards, letters, and gifts that he received, and in his last days the love and well wishes that were expressed were a lovely comfort to both he and his Mo-ther.

Private services will take place at a later date.  Mr. Willowswamp's last wishes were to share the following words with his faithful and adoring fans:

My very dear friends,
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I bid you all adieu.  As you know, I have been decidedly unwell these last many months, and alas, I was unable to win the battle against a fierce enemy.  My life has been a grand adventure, and for that I am very happy.  To have shared it with you all was an unexpectected gift that I will cherish...deeply.  I leave my Mo-ther in your capable hands.  She and I loved each other beyond our wildest imaginings.  Until we meet again, I remain your faithful and devoted pal.

Stewey

264 comments:

  1. OMG I thought the piece in Needlepoint Now was heart wrenching how you were able to do this with so much grace just blows my mind GIRL! I don't know what it is about Jack Russell's but they don't only get into your heart they dig down into your very soul. My heart aches for you.
    May God keep you in the palms of his hands while your heart heals.

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  2. I am broken-hearted for you and sending prayers for comfort and peace.

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  3. I can only say how very sorry for this loss and that I enjoyed knowin Stewey through your blog. He was a wonderful companion for you and all of your blog readers at second hand. My thoughts are with you.

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  4. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I only know you and Stewey through reading your blog and yet I sit here with tears in my eyes, he will be missed (((((HUGS))))) xx

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about Stewey.
    He was truly loved by all, especially his Mo-ther.
    RIP Stewey, you brought your Mo-ther much happiness.
    We all loved your posts.
    Take care Coni.
    Marilyn

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  6. Coni, I am so sorry to hear about Stewey. My heart aches for you. I hope that your memories, the many pictures you took and of course Steweys writings will help heal your heart in this sad time. Hugs from Chicagoland

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  7. I am truly sorry that this day has come. I loved how you portrayed dear Stewie and all of his adventures my thoughts are with you

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  8. Oh Coni, I am so sorry Stewey has passed. He will be missed here in Bloggerville. Hugs to you.

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  9. Oh no :( my heart breaks for you. Nothing will help your pain right now but I hope knowing that you gave him the most wonderful life imaginable helps a little. You are in my thoughts and prayers (((hugs)))

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  10. My deepest condolences to you on the passing of your beloved Stewey. God Bless You. I will always keep him in my thoughts.

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  11. Coni, My heart and thoughts are with you. It is hard to lose a beloved member of the family. I know. I enjoyed hearing about your exploits with Mr. Stewey. I will miss him.

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  12. Bear, Lola and I send you and Stewey our love. Wishing you comfort and peace. Our prayers include Stewey and you. Rest, pray, cry. Just know that you and Stewey are in our hearts and prayers.

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  13. Coni I am so sorry and my heart goes out to you. What a wonderful, wonderful life he led with his MoTher. I know you will be reunited one day and until then he will always live in your heart.

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  14. I'm so very sorry for you loss.

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  15. I am so very sorry Coni. It is the news I have been dreading reading. I can only imagine how you are feeling. Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of Stewey and your life with us all and know that we are grieving with you at this very sad time. Chin up my friend. Irene xxx

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  18. I am so very sorry Coni. There are never any good words to say at these times. You and Stewy brought me great joy and now I am sad for you but happy that your little boy is no longer sick. He can run and play until you meet again. Hugs and love.

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  19. Oh Coni... I am so sorry for your loss! :( My heart goes out to you!

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  20. Heartfelt thoughts and hugs for you. I will miss his wonderful writing. Know that I am thinking of you. Hugs

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  21. I dreaded seeing this day come, as I know you did. It is so hard. My Golden Girl lived two months after her cancer diagnosis, and I think it helped to not have a sudden death, as hard as it was. You did everything possible to help him after his diagnosis. My sincerest condolences.

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  22. Oh my, Coni, I'm so sad to learn of Stewey's passing. He was a good and faithful friend, and I know you are heartbroken. Hold on to the wonderful memories. Offering prayers for your comfort,and a big cyber hug.

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  23. Oh Coni! I am so very sorry. You were so kind and loving to him (even when he was naughty!) and he loved you so.

    ……Grieve not,
    Nor speak of me with tears,
    But laugh and talk of me
    As if I were beside you…….
    I loved you so –
    ‘twas Heaven here with you.
    (IP Richardson)

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  24. So sorry for your loss. I will miss Stewey's posts and photos.

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  25. Typing through tears. We will miss you Stewey! Hugs for you Coni

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  26. I am sorry for your loss. I wish you peace.

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  27. So very sorry to hear of Stewey's passing. ((Hugs))

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  28. Oh Coni,
    I'm typing through tears. You have been so strong and brave through this. You and Stewey were such sweet companions. Your greatest gift of friendship to him was caring for him so lovingly through his last days. Keep him in your heart, and know he, and you, are also in the hearts of your many readers. It will get easier as time passes, but for now, grieve, pray, and remember the joy you had together. You will meet again. You are in my prayers.

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  29. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  30. I am sorry for your loss. I wish you peace.

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  31. I'm so very sorry for your loss. There are no words but just know that he is waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge. He will be greatly missed by many. We will be here...
    Hug,
    Rose

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  32. Oh man, I am so sorry. I had a little man much like Stewey, and at the end, after 16 years I asked him to give me all his strength and courage to be without him, and I think that really was his parting gift ... but I learned his spirit is always with mw - always. and so is the love we shared ... and that is how it will be with Stewey. He will always be with you.

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  33. My deepest sympathy to you. A donation will be made to my local rescue group in Stewey's name. Wishing you peace and comfort in the coming weeks.

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  34. I am so sorry....my cat is suffering with incurable cancer, so I know exactly how you feel. Stewey will be waiting by the rainbow bridge when you meet again.

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  35. I am so sorry for for the loss of Stewey. His posts always made me smile and wish I could reach into my screen and pat his little head. Thank you for sharing him with us. (From a long-time lurker)

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  36. What a beautiful tribute to Stewey - he couldn't have had a better Mo-ther. Coni, please designate a charity for donations in Stewey's honor. Hugs and prayers to you.

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  37. Coni, I am so sorry to hear this. Thanks so much for sharing him with us- and the beautiful tribute you wrote for him. I will miss his antics. Sending hugs and healing prayers

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  38. Devastating to lose such a treasure...You both were my
    companions during prayer time and what a void Stewey will
    leave in those moments which will now be yours. No bon
    vivant could have been given a more classic tribute than
    yours to him, Coni. "All which thy child's mistake fancies
    as lost, I have stored for thee in Heaven - home..." They
    say Stewey Angus Willowswamp passed away November 14, 2016
    but I refuse to believe it.... he lives, oh how he lives
    in our memory.

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  39. Coni, I am so very sorry to hear this news. I have always enjoyed Stewey's posts so much. I am one to believe he is waiting at the bridge.

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  40. What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Stewey. You've been a very devoted Mo-ther, and I'm so sorry for your pain. Hugs....

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  41. Be strong, be brave, remember the love and the laughter.

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  42. He loved you so much Coni. You're the best mother. I'm so sorry for you loss.

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  43. I am so sad to hear your beloved Stewey has gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. You gave him your heart and he gave you his devotion, as only a pet can. Unconditional love is invaluable. As the time goes on, your heart will somehow begin to heal and you will smile with remembrance of those happy days you spent together in love.

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  44. So sorry your heart hurts. I believe we will see our animal family again. Rainbow bridge.
    Ruth in Oxnard CA.

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  45. So sorry your heart hurts. I believe we will see our animal family again. Rainbow bridge.
    Ruth in Oxnard CA.

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  46. Be strong, be brave, remember the love and the laughter.

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  47. Coni,

    So sorry to hear about Stewey. We all grew to know him and love him. They leave such a big hole in our hearts. Sympathy and love, Jo Ann

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  48. My heart aches for you. Good night sweet boy.
    xox

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  49. Fill your heart with good thoughts...he loved you dearly.

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  50. I so very sorry for your loss, seeding prayers and hugs, to keep you warm and to give you a little bit of peace. OXOX

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  51. To be honest, I have not read your blog recently because I was afraid that I would see the news that you just posted. I am so very sorry. Our fur babies leave a special place in our hearts. Know that Stewey had a WONDERFUL life with you and that he loved you very much.

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  52. I am so sorry, we will all miss Stewey. Sending hugs and prayers.

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  53. I am so sorry for your loss and am crying along with you. {{{hugs}}}

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  54. Coin, I'm sure your heart is breaking, but we all know you have been the best MoTher sweet Stewey could have been blessed with, and you gave him the best life possible. May your memories bring you comfort, as well as being surrounded by the prayers and love we're sending your way.

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  55. Coni, you and Stewey are in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was quite the little man.

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  56. I'm so sorry, Coni. Even my husband, who couldn't care less about stitching, loved to hear about Stewey's adventures. He will be missed by many.

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  57. Oh, darling! I'm sorrier than I can say. Many, many hugs to you.

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  58. Goodbye, dear Stewey. You will be so missed.

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  59. Stewey will be missed, he could always bring a smile with his wonderful posts and distinct sense of humor he was a dog truly loved. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  60. My pups were waiting at Rainbow Bridge for Stewey. Made sure to let them know his Mother was a stitcher. I am sure they are playing together pain free waiting for us to arrive. Sir Gabriel the boxer we have currently sends you boxer love and I will pray for you during this difficult time.

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  61. I'm so sorry for your loss of your beloved Stewey. I too have lost pets so I know how hard it hurts. May God bless you with peace and understanding, and may you find comfort in all the times Stewey made you (and me as a follower of your blog) laugh. Sending hugs!

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  62. I'm so very sorry Coni to hear of dear sweet Stewey's passing. Our pets bring us tremendous joy and I thank you for sharing his life with us. He couldn't have asked for a kinder mother. I hope in time you find comfort in the many happy memories you shared with him.

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  63. So very sorry. Praying for both you and Stewey. You were both lucky to have had each other.
    ❤️
    Pam

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  64. My heart just breaks for you Coni. Please know I'm giving you a great big hug.

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  65. I am so sorry for your loss, Coni. I dreaded the day when you would share with us the news of Stewey's passing. What an incredible journey we have been on with you through this time. I do pray that you will find peace and comfort in knowing you are greatly cared for. Stewey, you were so brave and such a fighter. You have left an indelible mark on the hearts of all your readers. RIP.

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  66. Crying with and for you Coni. You made Stewey very happy and you made the right choice. ((Hugs))

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  67. Oh Coni, you are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

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  68. May he rest in peace and may you, too, find peace, Coni. You gave him a wonderful life and both of you have enriched mine. I grieve with you. Susan

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  69. I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. I know the sadness of losing a beloved pet. May comfort and peace surround you at this time. ((Hugs))

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  70. Thank you for sharing your precious little Stewey with us out here in Blogland. I know how much you will miss him and wish you peace at this painful time.

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  72. So very sorry for your loss Coni.

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  73. Coni,
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Stewey was a wonderful dog who was blessed with the very best mother any dog could wish for. Sending hugs your way.
    Monica

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  74. My condolences Coni. Thank you for sharing Stewey with us.

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  75. An online candle has been lit in honor of you and your beloved Stewey here (it will burn for 48 hours):

    http://gratefulness.org/candle/825849-2/

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  76. I dreaded the day that I would come to your blog and see this terribly sad and heartbreaking news. Stewey and you have become a part of my life. I tell my Reilly dog (Yorkie) all about Stewey's adventures and the stories you pass on to us. I am so sad....we will all miss Stewey. You gave him such a beautiful life full of love & deep joy. I wish I could hug you and be with you through this sad time, but know that many of us will be praying for you and thinking of you during your grieving. God bless you, Coni. I will never forget your precious Stewey. Thank you for sharing his life with us.

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  77. I dreaded the day that I would come to your blog and see this terribly sad and heartbreaking news. Stewey and you have become a part of my life. I tell my Reilly dog (Yorkie) all about Stewey's adventures and the stories you pass on to us. I am so sad....we will all miss Stewey. You gave him such a beautiful life full of love & deep joy. I wish I could hug you and be with you through this sad time, but know that many of us will be praying for you and thinking of you during your grieving. God bless you, Coni. I will never forget your precious Stewey. Thank you for sharing his life with us.

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  79. Coni, My heart goes out to you with the loss of your beloved Stewey. Your blog has brought me so many laughs & chuckles over the years. I know our fur babies will be awaiting us across the Rainbow Bridge. Hugs & prayers, Tina

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  80. My heart is breaking for you.

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  81. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Your words painted such a vivid picture of his life and personality. I can only imagine the depth of your heartbreak.

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  82. So very sorry. We never have them long enough.

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  83. I am so very sorry for your loss. We all feel it very deeply with you. My heart is breaking. God bless his soul and take him to heaven. Love, Hugs and Prayers, Cathryn

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  84. I am so very sorry for your loss. It's a hard time but know you are surrounded by love. A wonderful testament to his life. He will be missed. Sending you hugs.

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  85. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I've never commented before, but have quietly followed your blog and I've always enjoyed hearing about the dapper Mr. Willowswamp. He will be much missed by us out on the Internet and I can only imagine the depth of loss felt by his family. Thank you for sharing his stories with us. I know he'll be waiting on the Rainbow Bridge.

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  86. So sorry that lovely Stewey has gone, Coni. What a gorgeous characterful dog he was. I loved reading about him. Sending hugs and best wishes.

    Alison
    Godalming, UK

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  87. So sorry to hear about Stewey. Hard as it is, Coni, try to think of all the good times.

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  88. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you know how much joy you and Stewie brought to so many. He will be missed. God bless you. Nancy

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  89. Coni - my heart is breaking for you. I am so very sorry about Stewey. I have telepathed messages to all my beloved beasties to welcome Stewey with open paws and hooves. May you find comfort in the joy of happy memories of your little man.

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  90. So sorry for your loss. You have composed a charming and fitting obituary for dear Stewey and I am sure he approves whole-heartedly.
    On behalf of the people of England I would like to offer our entire nation's condolences. Our Queen is a well-known as a dog lover and I am sure she would want to send her thoughts to an Anglophile like Stewey.
    RIP Stewey Angus Willowcamp.

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  91. Oh Coni, I am so sorry to read this post. My heart breaks for you :(
    There are no words to heal this pain - it will never go away but one day it will lessen just a little bit... Dearest Stewey have a safe journey to the rainbow bridge.
    Hugs xx

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  92. Even though we have never met I am grieving with you. I couldn't write earlier as I was too upset. Please take care of yourself during what I know will be a heartbreaking time. From Sandra in Ireland.

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  93. Tears for little Stewey, and for you Coni. You and Stewey are a part of my world and I dreaded this day, especially for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  94. No Mother could have done more for her Stewey. I am praying for you.

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  95. So, so sorry. Rest In Peace little man. Bllessings

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  96. So very sorry for your loss. What a gift to have had him in your life!

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  97. No, no, nooooo. Stewey was going to keep living despite his cancer. I'm so sad. I'm crying. I loved him from afar. I'm so sorry and sad. Hugs for your loss. Rest In Peace Stewey. You will be missed.

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  98. Coni, My condolences to you on this very sad day indeed. How lucky the two of you were to find each other and spend such wonderful days together. We felt part of that journey, and we now feel your loss. RIP Stewey and hugs and love to you Coni.

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  99. So very sorry for your loss. Please know that I feel your pain, having to say goodbye to your dear friend and companion. He will be missed. Hugs.

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  100. Oh, Coni, I am so sorry. Stewey was a wonderful little fellow and he will be missed by all who loved him. Sending you sympathy, tears and a virtual hug.

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  101. Dear Coni, so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

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  102. So sorry for your loss. It never gets easy losing a furbaby. Hugs and Love to you.

    Jen

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  103. Coni, there are no words that we can say to make ease your pain. We all will be missing Stewey deeply in the coming days. He just had a way with words .... I am so very sorry for your loss but will celebrate the wonderful times you had & shared.

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  104. Oh my goodness. I am sitting here crying, so I can just imagine what you are going through. I am so so sorry. Find comfort in all your wonderful memories.

    RIP STEWEY! You are missed.

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  105. So very sorry Coni, I feel like I have lost one of my own......

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  106. Tears running down my face! SO sorry for your loss!

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  107. The love you shared with Stewey will shine a light for the days ahead. Lucky are we who have known the love pets bring into our lives. So very sorry for your loss.

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  108. I have no words other than expressing my deepest sympathy.

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  109. You are in my thoughts. So sorry.

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  111. Oh dear Coni, my heart breaks for you. I am so very sorry to hear this news. Try to remember the good times. Much love and hugs to you!

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  112. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  113. So sorry... cherish the memories!

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  114. Coni, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Stewey's sparking wit and sage wisdom. I am a "shut in" and I looked forward to reading his adventures everyday. Stewey brought joy and laughter to my life and I will miss him so very much. Linda

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  115. Coni, my heart aches for you. I know all too well the empty hole that is your heart right now. I loved reading about Stewey's shenanigans and I loved reading his blog posts. I am keeping you in my thoughts and heart as you grieve his loss. Many, many hugs to you. Love, Lisa

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  116. Oh Coni, the post I've been dreading to read. We all loved Stewey and you too! Cherish the memories - death can't take those. You'll see Stewey again and I'll see my babies across the bridge when it's our turn to go -- they'll be waiting for us!

    Love,

    Pam

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  117. I know that this is a physical hurt... Remember you are not grieving a loss but celebrating a life and oh, what a life Stewy had. He was one lucky boy.

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  118. I am so sorry to hear the news. It has been such a delight reading about Stewey and his little eccentricities. No one could read your blog and think anything other than the what a special relationship the two of you have had. He will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge! And in the meantime, know that you have so many people thinking of you as you go through this difficult time.

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  119. I am crying while reading your post. I am heartbroken for you. Stewey had a wonderful life. I know the pain of losing a pet.
    RIP Stewey - we all loved you, your mother most of all.
    Carolyn

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  120. And can it be that in a world so full and busy, the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up. Charles Dickens
    Coni, I have never posted but your blog is the first one I look for everyday. I have laughed out loud at Stewey and your posts. Our furrballs mean the world to us and to have to say good-bye is the hardest thing to do and is devastating. He fought for as long as he did because of your love. I bet your Mom has him with her now. Take care of yourself and allow yourself to grieve as long as you need. Your internet friends have you and your boy in our thoughts.

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  121. Oh Coni, I am so, so sorry!!!!! They are such a part of us, praying all your happy memories of your sweet Stewey will offer some small comfort.

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  122. Coni, my heart goes out to you. All your loving readers of the Spinster Stitcher blog grieve along with you, and we are thankful to have laughed and cried along with you through this difficult time. love Lisa and Sammy Shih Tzu

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  123. Coni, I'm so very sorry to read this. Lots of love and prayers to you right now. You were an awesome mommy.

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  124. Oh Coni...I am sobbing as I write this because my heart is breaking for you. Sending lots of love and prayers to you at such a sad time...Stewey was one very lucky boy and you were one very lucky Mama.
    We are all here for you whenever you need us...but know that we are in spirit with you, holding you lovingly in our arms.
    Love you

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  125. I am so so sorry. Hugs and love sent your way.

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  126. I am so very sorry for your loss Coni. We lost one of our dogs to cancer back in July. Sending hugs and happy thoughts your way.

    Linda

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  127. I am so very sorry to hear this. Stewey was so precious and I always loved his quick wit and sweet face! It's so hard to lose a pet--a family member. Many hugs and prayers for you!

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  128. Tee rainbow bridge was waiting for dear Stewey.
    Sending you hugs.

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  129. There are no words ... ((((hugs)))) love mouse xxxxxx

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  130. Such a huge loss, Stewey was the most wonderful companion. Sending you love and hugs xx

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  131. Connie, my sincerest condolences on your loss. I cannot begin to imagine the hole in your heart. All I can say is that you should take some small measure of comfort in knowing that you kept him as comfortable as possible, for as long as possible. He died in the company of someone he loved, who loved him. What a wonderful gift.

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  132. My deepest sympathies on your loss.

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  133. Thank you so much Coni, for the beautiful, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking story you have shared for years. Stewey could not have asked for a better Mo-ther, who gave him the very best of loving care throughout and to the end of a wonderful life. (Okay, he might have asked for a better Mo-ther over the years, but he always knew, as we did, how fortunate he was to have you!) Many of us know the deep pain that comes with losing a dearly beloved one. Please know that though Stewey's wonderful physical presence is no longer there, his love will stay with you always. Right now it can be so hard to see past that excruciating pain. With time and space to grieve and heal from losing your beloved companion, you will find on the other side that you will be able to remember him with a smile from the joy he brought. My five dear rescue rabbits, along with all the other cherished ones on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, will welcome Stewey, and surely benefit from his stylish, witty presence. We deeply appreciate yours. I also join with others who pray for God's comfort to envelop you--He knows how it feels to lose a beloved son, and He can help you get through this. We all love you and send you hugs and comfort.

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  134. Coni, I am so very sorry and that is very inadequate to say. My heart breaks for you but please know you have been the best Mother ever and your baby boy Stewey knew how much he was loved. Big hugs to you.

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  135. So very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

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  136. Stewey, you were a good and much loved little dog. You will be missed.

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  137. Coni, I'm so very sorry for your loss and my heart breaks for you. Stewey, you will be missed by so many of us and know that you have reached the rainbow bridge where I'm sure you were greeted with tea and toast this morning.

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  138. Coni, I send you hugs and want to say thank you for sharing Stewey with all of us. He was one of a kind and it was always my delight to hear from him, or about him here on your blog. God bless you

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  139. Goodbye, dear Stewey, you will be missed. Coni, I'm sending you long-distance hugs.

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  140. May God give you comfort at this time. Stewey has been in my prayers more than you will ever know. The joy you and he have given all of us who have joined your Blog - you will never know. You both will remain on my prayer list! Hugs xoxo

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  141. Dearest Coni - Sweet Stewey will be missed by more people than you can imagine. Even my kitties are sad today at learning of his departure for the rainbow bridge. Sending you a long heartfelt virtual hug.

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  142. Coni, just wanted to touch base with you. Letting you know that Bear, Lola and I still continue to include Master Stewey and you are in our prayers. We love you. We love Master Stewey - always and forever.

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  143. Coni, our hearts are broken with you. We will get a time in our later life to meet them at the rainbow bridge. I hope Stewey will find my little girl Fergie there to play with along with all the others that have passed over. We love you and sending you a hug for warmth and comfort.

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  144. Coni, just want to add my condolences and also my admiration of you for the most elegant, comforting obit I have ever seen. Your courage and ever present humor showed in every line. I laughed while I cried (which can be a bit painful to the nose) at your loving summary of that special little dog. You are my hero for showing such grace and strength through your grief, and reminding us all why Stewey was so loved by so many who never even met him.

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  145. So very sorry for your loss...I will pray that you find peace and comfort in fond memories...
    With love,
    Patricia

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  146. What a wonderful life Master Stewey lived! I know how much you will miss him.

    Sending sympathy from Sally and Sam the Welsh Terrier

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  147. Coni, my deepest heartfelt condolences for the loss of your sweet dog, Stewey. It was a pleasure to have met you both through your blog. I so enjoyed reading his posts. Thinking of you at this time.
    Cheryl

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  148. My commiserations on the loss of Stewey. Thank you for sharing him in the blog. God bless.

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  149. I will miss Stewey. I knew from the last photo you shared it would be the last. Stewey was the most beautiful Jack Russell I have ever seen. Now I know it was because he was fluffy. I will miss him and be thinking of you.

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  150. Coni, I am so very sorry. This is the post that I, like so many others, have been dreading to see. What a beautiful tribute to your sweet Stewey. Many hugs....you're in my prayers.

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  151. Sending love. Stewey was a lucky boy to have such a wonderful mom who gave him a very happy life.

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  152. Stewey had a wonderful life filled with love, hugs for you.

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  153. Sending condolences on your loss and joining you in the Celebration of Stewey......he was certainly one of a kind and a faithful and loving friend. Hugs! Linda in Vancouver BC

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  154. Coni, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to read of Stewey's passing. Hold tight to the memories and let them wash over you in comfort. Sending gentle hugs your way.

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  155. So sorry for the loss of your little Stewey. Lots of love.

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  156. I'm crying as I post this. I have enjoyed reading your blogs so much and felt like I know you and Stewey so well. I will miss reading about him, know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  157. Stewey was not only your beloved pet but so many of us thoroughly enjoyed your stories about him that he became part of ours. Coni, thank you for sharing Stewey's life with us, "his writings" about his mo-ther and his wonderful sense of fashion. He is showing the rest of Rainbow Bridge how to dress! My prayers are with you and Stewey. God bless you.

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  158. my heart breaks for you, sending you much love and lots of gentle hugs

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  159. My heart breaks for you but I'm happy he passed in your loving arms.

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  160. You loved him well. He loved you well. In the end, that is what matters. Love and light to you, dear Coni.

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  161. RIP Master Stewey. Coni, all my sympathy for your loss, but know that the Master will live on in all our hearts.

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  162. RIP, Stewey Angus Willowswamp, His Very Little Self. I knew this day was coming for you, but I prayed you would have had more time with him. Thank you for taking all of us on this journey with you and sharing Stewey with all of us. Please know that you are not alone...you have an entire cyberfamily supporting you with love and prayers. God bless you, Coni.

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  163. Crying...so very sorry Coni. You were the best mo-ther possible. No greater love.

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  164. Sending love. This is the hardest part of being a pet parent.

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  165. Just wanted to check in this evening and let you know that we are thinking about you and continuing to send hugs and kisses.

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  166. Coni - I've been reading your blog for quite a while and have become attached to you and Stewey's musings and wishing I would have reached out before now. I am so sorry for your loss and will be holding my own pup closer tonight. Thinking of you and Stewey tonight. Hugs - Nicole

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  167. Coni, so sorry to learn of Stewey's passing. I've enjoyed reading yours and his blog posts. We are all saddened by this news. Cherish the memories. Sending hugs and good thoughts your way.

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  168. So very sorry, Coni. Your sadness now will someday turn to smiles as you remember this gentle little puppy. His gift of unconditional love for you will live in your heart forever. How lucky we were to know him!

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  169. There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. Thank you so much for having shared him with us.

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  170. I'm so very sorry CJ! I hope Stewey and General have become.fast and wonderful friends across the rainbow bridge. Prayers for you during this difficult time.

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  171. I am heart broken for you Coni.

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  172. Thank you for sharing Stewey with us over the years. I've enjoyed getting to know him through your blog and I'll miss him. So sorry for your loss!

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  173. My deepest condolences. He was loved.

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  174. My deepest condolences. He was loved.

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  175. With deepest sympathy. He will be missed.

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  176. So very sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing the journey. Sending virtual hugs.

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  177. So very sorry he is gone. For how much we love them and how much joy they bring to us they should live a hundred years. Sending hugs from Oregon.

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  178. I am so very sorry Coni...there are no other words except RIP little one...xo

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  179. With sympathy and love. He will be truly missed.

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  180. My heart is breaking for you. Sending you virtual hugs and healing thoughts & prayers.

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  181. I am so sorry for your loss. He was so well loved by you and had a wonderful life. May he rest now without pain and in peace.

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  182. Thinking of you, Coni! I had to post again because I know how your heart is so broken. Please take care of yourself. Stewey would want no less for you! You are in my prayers

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  183. You must be so sad. I'm sorry for his passing, but happy for his very 'being'. You brought him to us as real as if he were sitting with each of us - thank you. My best wishes go out to you having lots pets of my own. God Bless.

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  184. I am so sorry for your loss! I have truly enjoyed Mr. Stewey's posts and my prayers are with you.

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  185. Oh Coni I am so so sorry. You are the best Mo-ther there ever could be.

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