Sunday, July 4, 2010

In Memory of Seb: The Biggest Food Lover Ever


I pulled away from posting this past week. I needed a little break after having lost my best friend and the biggest food lover I know. Yes, even more than myself.

I could talk for days and days about Seb. This magnificent creature came into my life 9 years ago when he was 5. Sadly, at his ripe old age of 14, Seb passed away peacefully in our arms last Monday.

I could always count on him to clean up my spilled messes, eat the leftovers I possibly couldn't, and listen to me moan when I had over eaten. I did my best not to feed him table scraps, but that look in his eyes just melted my heart. He knew that eventually I would cave in. And I often did. He was by my side always, and wore his heart on his sleeve – nothing to hide. And he appreciated every second life gave him – I figure that's why he held on so long.

I want to thank all our dinner guests for accepting Seb and offering him pets as he drooled on your plate, gave you that sad stare or quickly stole some of your food when you turned your head. This thank you is also extended to those who let us into your home and accepted the same
behavior.

Seb was a very active dog with a huge appetite, and an even bigger heart. It's been and will continue to be lonely without you bud! But we know you'll be there, sitting patiently by the table every time we sit down to eat. I may even accidentally drop some food on the floor – so keep your eyes open for it!

If I had ever been brought to this earth as a dog, I would have been Seb. Love for food was the biggest thing we had in common. This post is to share in his memory. He was always sniffing in the background when we were taking food shots. Here are a few.




12 comments:

Canadian Saver said...

I'm really sorry for your loss :-( You were lucky to have him for so long... 14 for a large dog is amazing!

He was a cutie!!

One of Ottawa's Real Foodies said...

Rachelle: So sorry to hear about Seb's passing. Dogs are awesome and he sounds like he was just the perfect buddy. You loved him well.

its me, sam said...

Sorry to hear about losing your dog. :(

Holly Bruns said...

Oh Rachelle - condolences. It looks like you gave him a great life. I'm so sorry.

Michael Van der Tol said...

I gave my puppy of 8 years an extra big huge this morning. Seb will be missed dearly. Hang in there Rachelle.

The Benny's said...

Mes sympathies Rachelle..Your post brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful eulogy.

Take good care.
XOX

I Love Food Blog said...

My deepest condolences goes out to you...take care.

Asha at beFOODled said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It looks like he had a wonderful life with you.

Eva said...

As I sit here wiping my tears away, I offer you a virtual hug and my deepest sympathies. They really are one of us, or us one of them, for better or worse, through thick and thin, our BFFs that we cherish. I'm sure he had a wonderful life. Keep his memory alive. Thank you for sharing your story.

Rachelle said...

thanks so much everyone for your kind notes. I really appreciate it. I miss him so much.

pinkghost said...

so sorry to hear about seb rachelle, our thoughts are with you. we miss you guys!

baby crib said...

I want to say sorry about Seb. I also love dogs. Dogs are my favorite pet. I wish I can give all those foods to my pet dog. She also loves to eat.