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Our Sweet Dear Biscuit

Our Sweet Dear Biscuit

Your Daddy and I cannot thank you enough for all of the unconditional love, joy, and light you have brought into our lives.  You have opened my heart in ways that I never imagined.  I have you to thank for teaching me so many things and, most of all, you have taught me so much about myself.  You have truly been a gift in our lives.  Even though we have only had a short two and half years together, we lived as if we had thirty years together.  You were always an integral part of our lives.  We experienced many adventures and wonderful moments together in a short period of time.  I am grateful for our special and unique relationship and bond, link no other.

Our lives were truly enriched by you.  You always made everything better.   All of  our trips and outings were made so much better because of you!  One of my favorites times with you was going to Hubbards Beach in Nova Scotia!  We drove two times with you all the way up to Nova Scotia, and you always traveled so well!  You loved the beach!  You ran on the sand on the beach as though you did not have arthritis.  As you know, two of your photographs from Hubbards Beach were featured — one on the Jones Soda Co. bottles; and you (and your image) also represented the Orvis Petfinder Commitment promoting dog rescue along with being an Orvis Cover Dog Winner!  You are truly an inspiration for dog rescue!  We also loved traveling to Vermont with you, which ended up being our last trip together.  You went to the Orvis Flagship store; and we got to go atop Mount Equinox with you!  I will never forget these moments that we shared with you.  Also, if it were not for you, your Uncle Nick would not have been rescued!  You also brought wonderful people into our lives that we would not have met otherwise because of meeting you.

We loved pushing you around in your Hound About during our trips and outings together!  You always were so excited with your tail wagging and smiling when we pulled out your Hound About and assembled it together for a walk!  Whether that was for a walk around the Harbor or a stroll around downtown Halifax you always received countless compliments on your handsome looks — you are, afterall, the most handsome sheltie dog ever!

I always enjoyed coming home and being greeted by you.  You were always happy to see me and you always were ready for your afternoon walk and dinner!  You loved dinner time!  I loved how you always used your paw to receive more treats/kibble — one of your trademarks.  I had a little custom-made totem to always keep on display of you raising your little paw!  I also had a heart totem made to commemorate our family.  It took a few months for you to adjust to living with us in your new home; and I will never forget the first time you raised your paw to connect with us for the first time while sitting on your bed in the living room — this was the first visible sign that you felt comfortable with us.  Of course, you quickly learned that all you had to do was raise your paw and you got you more treats/kibble!

I have so many wonderful memories of our outings together as well as our quiet moments together.  I always enjoyed your company and companionship, especially in the mornings while I got ready; and during the evenings when I worked late on the computer.  You were always by my side.  I miss your smile; your big and clear brown eyes; the sound of your nails hitting the hardwood floors as you followed us around the house; and your licks and kisses before bed each night.  I miss holding you in my arms — especially when we took car rides together.  I miss our daily walks together.  I will always have my memories of our time together.  Your image is firmly imprinted in my mind and heart.

I am so thankful and grateful for you.  Thank you for being my muse.  You brought photography back into my life post law school.  I had no idea how much I really need my photography in my life.  Thank you for this wonderful gift.  I cannot thank you enough.

We love you so much and you will never leave our hearts.  I hope that you knew how much you mean to us, which cannot truly be expressed in words.  I am certain, when the time is right, that you will bring another furry friend into our lives who needs a furever home like yourself.  I am so happy that we traveled on this journey together with you and that we were able to witness your wonderful transformation from a very sad and extremely timid dog living on the streets of North Carolina to a handsome, confident, loyal, and loving companion.  We witnessed you blossom into our little Biscuit who captured our hearts!  Our little felt family, displayed in our home, will always be a reminder of our wonderful time together.  Your painting will also always be displayed in our home.  Most importantly, you will always be a part of our family.

Thank you for everything, our little Biscuit.  You were a gift to us.  This blog, named after you, will continue in your name and in your honor and memory and it will always remain a constant reminder of the wonderful joy and truly positive impact you have had in our lives.  You will always inspire my photography; and you are the inspiration and the impetus for starting my dog photography project that I am working on which is dedicated to you.  I am so incredibly grateful for our time together.  You are my teacher.  We are both honored to have been your Mamma and Daddy.  Your photographs will always be proudly displayed in our home; your memory will never leave our hearts.  Thank you for all of the joy you brought to us in a short period of time — you are truly a wonderful gift and blessing.  We know that we will see each other again and we know that you are always with us.   We miss you deeply; and we are grateful for you entering our lives at the perfect time.   We love you always and you will always be with us forever.  Each day with you was truly a gift.

Love always,

Mamma & Daddy

Biscuit ORVIS P.C

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Peggy Moran #

    OMG Katie & Doug. I am so sorry. Biscuit will truly be missed by not only the two of you but by all the peoples lives he has touched during his lifetime. Again I am truly sorry.

    July 8, 2013
  2. maggi #

    Oh my goodness. What happened? This must have been sudden! I wish we could have said goodbye. 😦 He will be missed, dearly. He was a fantastic pup.

    July 8, 2013
  3. What a beautiful connection you shared with Biscuit. Thank you for sharing it with us and being an inspiration to others. May God bless you and give you peace as you heal and reflect on your love for your friend.

    July 8, 2013
  4. Anonymous #

    What a wonderful tribute to a great dog and the wonderful people who made him famous.
    Thanks for keeping me in the loop.

    July 8, 2013
  5. Anonymous #


    I am so heartbroken for you. Having been through the loss of my dog Charlie three years ago, I know the heartbreak you are feeling right now. It took me a long time to heal, much longer than I expected. The first few weeks are the hardest so please know that I am thinking of you. All my best, Kim

    July 8, 2013
  6. Oh, Katie….Doug, I am so, so, soooo sorry to hear about this. Reading , thru the tears, I am stunned to see that Biscuit crossed Rainbow Bridge. My heart is still hurting from the loss of my CryBaby; I feel the pain all over again for you two over this news. You are stellar pet parents, and Biscuit had the very best with the two of you.

    Tearful Hugs,


    July 8, 2013
  7. Cindy Aguirre #

    Katie, I am soooo sorry for your loss! I know Biscuit was a huge part of your life and Doug’s too! You never will forget him and your memories will always live on. XO

    July 8, 2013
  8. Dana Atnip #

    Katie, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Biscuit. I know that you and Doug cherished Biscuit and all of the time that you spent with him; and he with you. You gave him an amazing home filled with love and companionship. Hugs to you both during this difficult time. He will live on in your hearts and memories.

    July 8, 2013
  9. Louie and Bitsey Ross Wilson #


    We are so very sorry to hear the news of your loss……..We will miss seeing our dear friend with the amazing spirit. You have been a wonderful inspiration as parents – one that we will never forget!

    July 9, 2013

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