Sharing sad news about our sweet pup Alfie

I loved you your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine. This is one goodbye that will hurt for a long time. It is with broken hearts that we have to say #AfiesAdventures have come to a heartbreaking end. On Monday November 22 we put our sweet boy to rest as he laid in Scott’s lap, and I held Alfies sweet face.

Alfie was a source of immeasurable comfort, and now we have a void in our hearts. I wanted to share this news with you all because when I posted anything about Alfie he attracted so much interest.
Grief and grieving death is a vulnerable place to be. It always hits me with a delayed reaction, and I’m not truly engulfed in it yet. I haven’t written about our loss for so long because I didn’t want it to be final, or true that he’s actually gone.

Despite having many chronic illnesses throughout the last 4 years, Alfie our miracle pup had “days to live” in 2017, but he beat cancer after going through rounds of chemotherapy, with his brave beautiful fearless zest for life, with love, endless cuddles and people cheering him on. We truly thought he’d be invincible after beating that.

Many memories with this little fella, our world traveler. We adopted him when he was 12 weeks old, and drove from Waterloo, Ontario to Woodstock to pick him up. He’d been in dog agility training after that, always an A+ student inside the building, and as soon as we walked out of training class with the same dogs outside in the parking lot he was completely opposite , barking at others, being overly protective of us. What a character, a true Alpha. He came with us in the U-Haul when we drove from Canada to move to California. He made trips to Newfoundland twice a year before the world shut down. He was at our wedding when we got married in my living room (barking all throughout the ceremony), he drove with us to Idaho to see the eclipse. He explored the Bay Area with me pre-kids, just me and him while my husband was at work.

It’s so hard to lose him because we had such great times with him. I will miss those dancing prances, little nails going clip clopping along our floor, and his protective barks.

Alfie gave us unconditional love and companionship for 12 years. He was by our side everywhere we went. We wouldn’t go on vacation if it wasn’t dog friendly, and wasn’t often left alone. He was a silly little fella, he was Scott’s dog inside the house following him everywhere, and outside of the house he was “my” dog. He was always panicking if I went out of sight.

In 2020 he was doing great, many clean bills of health. Things started to go slowly downhill in 2021. We were dedicated to helping him and keeping him healthy, but in the end had been declining slowly, and we didn’t realize we were losing the battle so quickly.

With profound sadness, barky boots Alfie McSchnogglefriend will no longer be by our side, but will be forever, and always will be in our hearts. We will never forget you Alfie puppa, you good boy.

Oct 23, 2009 – Nov 22, 2021.

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Merry Christmas Love Alfie

Merry-Christmas-Love-AlfieAlfie got a surprise parcel in the mail this month, and it was an adorable Christmas scarf. I still wanted to include his Santa-looking outfit (which is technically his Canadian winter coat from Canada Pooch a few years back. So, ya got the best of both worlds!

Tomorrow will be my last blog-day of the year (a cozy looking OOTD), and after that I’ll chat to you in 2017! Until then, oggle at some adorable photos of our little guy…











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Alfie goes hiking | POM Friday

Wide-open-hikeWell, I take my words back on saying that its cooled down and fall has arrived. Mother Nature lied. I seem to forget how long these sunny days last. I mean, it’s almost there, with a cool morning but then it ends up being one scorcher of a day come mid-afternoon.

standing-stillMy mistake taking Alfie hiking on Tuesday when it was 34+C (I think it was in the 90’s if you’re in the Fahrenheit-speak). So the hike was cut short, but I think the little mister definitely enjoyed himself. He loves his car rides and now he’s started to pick up on the word “adventure”, and whenever I say it to him or my husband that I’ll be taking Alfie on an adventure, Alfie looks at me with excited eyes. I’ve also been getting quite a bit of good use out of my Mizuno Sayonara’s. Anyone want to see a review between the Wave Riders and the Sayonara’s I have? Thoughts?



Alfies-AdventuresAgain, I took the Mazda 3 hatch out for a drive down to South San Jose (I think). That’s Alfie’s excited face :)

Lucky-RingsBut whenever hiking alone, I remove my wedding rings and don’t carry valuables with me. Pthf…never know! Creeps are everywhere man. I get sketched out, plus Alfie isn’t exactly a protector dog size, even though he’s a loud-mouth he will deter any weirdos with his loud barking lol. So I’ve seen these silicone wedding rings around the internet for a few years but didn’t think anything of it. Lucky Rings reached out to me and asked if Scott and I wanted to try them out. Honestly, they’re just that — silicone so they’re super inexpensive (and I got 7 colours to choose from lol) but handy to have around when you still want to wear something on your ring finger, but don’t want to wear the bling. If I was still into CrossFit (It’s too much $$$ here for my membership) I’d wear it to that too, since it’s bendy and won’t scratch or damage your real rings. Scott got a two-pack as well, but I’m not sure how often he’s going to wear them if we’re being completely honest! By the way, I wasn’t sponsored by any of the brands mentioned. I did receive product to try, but wasn’t required to blog about it. Thought I’d let you know! 



Alfie-jumpingEnjoy the pics! Have a great weekend :)

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