In memory of Gracie 2009-2023

I am so sad with big tears in my eyes to say it was time to tell Gracie goodbye. We were so blessed to have had our sweet and special girl with us for thirteen years. She had friends from all the world, both human and animal. And no one was more special then those who threw her a stick, a ball, or a pine cone. Gracie was always ready to show you how the game was played.

Four months old.
Gracie and Shadow.

Shadow shows Gracie the game.

Gracie and Rider.

Ear tugs.

Gracie and Pepper.

Vacation with Shadow.

Gracie and Lucy watch the piglets.
Boat rides.

Run like the wind.

Wet time at the lake.

Briar and Gracie, the stick and pine cone.

Gracie shows Briar the water.

Tug of war. Briar and Gracie.

Three pine cones record.

A grassland buddy!

Never pass an opportunity to chew on a good bone.

The Gracie aura.

And the sun has set…

Thank you Gracie for being a part of our lives.

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. Really sorry to hear this. From your photos and all your posts it’s clear what a wonderful companion she was.

  2. Ive been crying for two days. She was a part of me. Cant believe shes gone. Such a beautiful and special girl. There will never be another like her. Thanks for the pics.

  3. So sorry for your loss of Gracie but what wonderful years and memories. That video is so precious. I remember how tolerant Rider was getting his ears chewed on. Our pets are such great family members.

  4. Mary, Jim and all those who love Gracie, I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul.
    Gracie…. Keep running like the wind.

  5. So sad to hear about Gracie. I have many fond memories of her, and your photos help me relive some of them. She was a special friend to many of us.

  6. Thank you for all for your thoughts. It means a lot. She will live on in our memories. Run fast in the wind and chase your pine cones (joys).

  7. Saying goodbye to our pet family members is hard. It was kind of you to share your memories of great times with her.
    May your hearts find comfort in your pictures and conversations.

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