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July 04, 2008



Such a sweet tribute, Bean. I teared up reading your descriptions. I am so sorry for you and Donna - it is hard to lose such a devoted and loving member of the family.


Bean and family, I'm so sorry for your lose.


Thank you for sharing her story, Bean, and for giving her such a wonderful life. I have tears in my eyes.


I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I hope you take solace knowing you gave her a good life.


thanks for the photos, bean. she looks like she lived a happy life with you. =)


Bean, Donna, Tater Tot & Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Santa's Little Helper was so lucky to have you as her family.



Ah, I'm sorry you lost Santa... she was beautiful


Bean, I'm so sorry. First SLH, now Bozo the clown and Jesse Helms. When will the summer of death stop?


Aw, Bean, that's too bad. She was a cutie. We lost two cats, two days apart, two weeks ago, so I have an idea of how you feel. It's obvious from your pictures that she loved and was loved.

cathy g

i am so sorry....


So sad…condolences from my family to yours…what a wonderful life you gave her


Bean and Donna,

My deepest sympathies on the passing of Santa' Little Helper. I remember hearing about her when you got her. I wept while reading your post. What a good and loving girl! My own good boy is deep into the twilight of his life and I really have compassion for senior pets and their people.

Again, know that you and Donna gave her the absolute best forever home any dog could ask for. Peace to you both as you miss your girl.


I've only lost one dog and that was enough. Still tear up thinking about old Leo. Live with the happy memories and not the last one. My deepest condolences on your loss. ~gerry

Resilient Rabbit

I am very very sad to hear about the loss of your dear friend Santa's Little Helper. I never knew her, but I can tell that she was a kind, warm and loyal companion that you will never forget. And what a cute, fluffy, beautiful little puppy she was! Thanks for sharing the photos and the memories.


Bean and Donna,

My condolences to the both of you. I know first-hand how difficult it is to loose a family pet. These are beautiful pictures of SLH, and may you find comfort your memories of her.

[ b ] e c k e r

awe bean, i am so sorry to hear about SLH. that sucks. i don't know what else to say. hang in there bro!


My condolences to you and your family. Nothing is purer than the love of a good dog.


Here's a hug to you both.


Dear Bean & Donna,
We are very sorry for your loss, and know how much love and joy a pet can bring to your life. It sounds like Santa's Little Helper was truly a part of your family, and was loved just as much as she loved both of you.
Sincerely, The Loopers


Bean, I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to your beautiful dog. I have loved the stories about her over the years and know how hard it is to lose a pet and family member. The hardest part of having a pet is knowing they go so fast. But the love they give you makes it all worth it. I will be thinking of you and Donna today and hope the good memories have shoved the sadness away for awhile. Best wishes, Mary, Butters, Sprite and all the others.


Hey Bean,

Sorry to hear about SLH. He was one of the first pets I heard of that you had. Just yesterday I had a conversation with someone on how pets don't like to die in front of their owners.

One thing is for sure, SLH isn't hurting anymore and is running around that great hydrant in the sky.


Oh Bean, I'm SO terribly sorry. Thanks for the lovely tribute to SLH!

me! =)

I'm just laying here with tears in my eyes.... My god, I am so sorry to hear about SLH!!!! She just seemed like a sweetheart..... I admire you and Donna so much for the way you live your lives and have animals as your children..... I so want to live my life like yours!

You'll all be in my thoughts today and don't worry, SLH is now with my baby BooBoo (American Bulldog) and watching us from above....

take care...

<3 always,


I am so sorry. You wrote a beautiful tribute.


What a sad story Bean. Sorry for the loss of your loyal friend.

L :(


Sorry to hear about SLH. I'm so sorry for your family's loss


Bless you and Donna for all the love you give your critters. SLH was a beautiful girl and I know how much you will miss her. My condolences to the whole Baxter clan.

Cathy D

Dear Bean & Donna,

Those darn pets...they get into our hearts and then they go and make their final journey without us!! And they do EVERYTHING with LOVE!! Bean, your tribute to SLH was lovely - and makes me want to go give my special doggy a great big hug! I'm so sorry for your loss, but also know that you gave a lovely and wonderful life to a darling dog who gave you the same in return.


Dear Bean & Donna,

It is clear from reading this that the bond you both have with Santa's Little Helper will not be diminished or extinguished by this very sad loss. Please accept my condolences.




I'm sorry for your loss Bean. She was a really pretty dog! It sounds like you did the best you could with her and I'm sure she knew that.


Bean and Donna, my heart goes out to you...

Sunny Days

My condolences, the entire Bean family.


Bean and Donna,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that Santa's Little Helper is happy and healthy somewhere. I remember your blog about almost losing her to the embolism. She had so many wonderful years beyond because of your love and care.

Hang in there!


I'm so sorry, Bean. She was a gorgeous pup must have had a fabulous life on the island!




I am so sorry for you loss.


She was a beautiful dog and sounds like you gave her an amazing life. My thoughts are with you and Donna and Tater....


I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I've heard you talk about SLH for years and know how much you loved her. Knowing how you care for your animals, I'm sure she had the fullest life she ever could have had.


I'm sorry for your loss from the bottom of my heart. Please give Donna a hug for me and Tater too....


Aww...I'm so sorry for your loss. Loosing a pet is always difficult. My condolences to your entire family.

I'm so sorry for your loss, bean. I recently had to put my dog down, I know how painful it is to lose a close companion. I would be more than happy to give you a free P.B. German shepherd puppy.


Bean, my wife and I are so sad to hear about your loss.

michelle k

i can't imagine. i'm so sorry :-( :-( i worry about one day losing my kitty and she's only 2..


I am so sorry, she was a great girl. I am glad I got to meet her and I am really sad she's gone.


I never write to you about your blog, but I wanted to express my sympathy for the loss of a dog...


Hi Bean,
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathy go to you, Donna and the rest of your pets who will also feel her loss. Thank you for sharing her life with us.

Bean & Donna,

What a wonderful goodbye to such a loving pet. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm certain she could not have had a more loving Mom and Dad.


Sorry Bean,

I was so upset after reading about SLH and wanted to hurry and let you know how sorry I am that I forgot to put my name on the comment I sent. What a bonehead!


Bean & Donna,

My condolences to you both on Santa's passing. Never easy to lose or let go of a loved fuzzy child.

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