Saying Goodbye To Puppy Mister

Saying Goodbye To Puppy Mister

Many of you who read this blog will be familiar with my dogs, Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby. I am so very sad to say that Puppy Mister passed away on December 18th. I wanted to write about it earlier and share some of my favorite memories of him but I just couldn’t do it. I have to say that I really never understood how people grew so attached to animals until I was blessed to meet this little guy almost 11 years ago.

Saying Goodbye To Puppy Mister

Saying Goodbye To Puppy Mister

I got Puppy Mister right about the time that Jay and I got married in 2007. At that time we had a cat, Garfield [he passed away a few years ago], and no dogs. Amber and I saw Puppy Mister and it was all over. My heart just melted. He was the sweetest little thing and so very tiny. We wanted him so badly. And Jay said no. I have to say that I was pretty angry with him about that. Who was he to say no?

So, we went home without Puppy Mister.

pet love - chihuahua

Could you imagine our little rat of a Puppy Mister next to Hilo?

But very soon, Amber and I started working our female persuasions [aka whining] until we got our way. Shortly after, we went back and got Puppy Mister. <3 Hill's Science Diet and The Disaster Relief Network

I remember when we first brought Puppy Mister home. I had never really had a dog of my own before and certainly not an inside dog. Puppy Mister was not going to sleep with us. Absolutely not. But Puppy Mister had different plans. He whined outside our door until we let him in. He got in the bed with us and crawled way down in the covers, snuggled up and went right to sleep. He was our little heater for the rest of our marriage.

Saying Goodbye To Puppy Mister

And Jay fell in love with Puppy Mister, too.

After Amber moved out last year and Jay and I split earlier this year, I am sorry to say that Puppy Mister just did not get the attention that he deserved anymore. And I made the incredibly selfish decision to put him out of my bed after 10 years of letting him sleep with me. I got all wrapped up in my single life, going places, etc., and just didn’t pay anywhere near the attention to this little ball of unconditional love that I once had. I so regret that now and I hate myself for it. If I knew that he would be gone in a few months, there is no way that I would have treated him that way.

Saying Goodbye To Puppy Mister

I so wish I could go back and change many of the decisions that I have made over the past few months.

Saying Goodbye To Puppy Mister

I am glad that Puppy Mister always had Daisy Baby. Puppy Mister always tried to snuggle up to or play with Daisy Baby. Most of the time she wasn’t having it. It was so funny to watch them together because it looked like he just loved her so but she seemed to sometimes just tolerate poor Puppy Mister. I think she really loved him, though, deep down inside.

I came home on December 18th and found he had already passed away. It was my birthday and I was busy out doing things for myself. I so wish now that I had just stayed home that day so that I could have been there when he passed. I am glad that Daisy Baby was with him, though.

Helping treat our dog's Natural Solutions For Active Dogs With Joint Pain #sponsored

Though I didn’t show it as much the last few months, Puppy Mister was so loved by me. And I miss him terribly. What I wouldn’t give to snuggle him up one more time. I have cried everyday for him and wonder if it will end. I can’t go back and make it right with Puppy Mister but I will definitely make it right with Daisy Baby. I am so thankful to still have her and have been so comforted by her the past two nights.

I will make absolutely certain Daisy Baby knows how much she is loved for whatever time I have left with her. I will never take her for granted again.

Ooooh, what is this doorway to freedom?

Plexidor Doggy Door Review

Puppy Mister has been in posts for Hill’s Science Diet, Plexidor, Nudges and lots more. Some of those pictures are funny so I thought I would include them here. Purina even sent me a beautiful pillow as a surprise that had a picture of Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby on it. I cherish it and will keep it always.

Puppy Mister enjoying his Nudges Made In The USA dog treats

Have You Lost A Pet?

Losing a pet can be like losing a member of the family or a cherished friend. If you want to share about your pet that you loved, feel free to in the comments below.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. When you love a pet the way you did (and I do) it’s like losing a family member. It IS losing a family member. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts. <3

  2. I lost my dog 3 years ago April and still am not over it. These guys become a part of your life and family so the loss is that of a family member. I am so sorry for you and know you will miss him.

  3. RIP Puppy Mister!!

  4. We have lost quite a few dogs over the years and every single one of them breaks my heart. I get very close to my dogs and I am so sorry that you lost yours. I hope that you will find comfort in knowing that he had a very good life.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet never gets easy. Hugs!

  6. Aww, I’m so sorry. Rest in peace little guy. He sounded like a very sweet dog.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose members of our family.

  8. He’s so sweet. I’m so sorry for your loss. We had to have our dog put down in August. It was heartbreaking.

  9. Claudia Krusch says:

    I am so sorry to hear that Puppy Mister passed away. It is so hard to lose a pet. He was such a handsome lil man.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. Pets are a true member of the family and having one pass away is never easy.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about Puppy Mister’s passing. Losing s pet is always so hard.

  12. Losing a beloved pet is hard. I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. Sending love to you and your family – very sorry for your loss. It is so hard on families to lose a pet, but I think this is a wonderful post commemorating your beautiful fur baby.

  14. I’m so sorry you lost a part of you. My dog is going through cancer treatment now and I’m not ready to say goodbye.

  15. katrina gehman says:

    i’m so sorry to hear about your furbaby. ive lost pets too and it’s so hard.

  16. Oh my god I am so so so sorry. I have 4 Chihuahuas and I know how special they are.

    Please do not feel bad. Although you have the ability to dwell on what you did or didn’t do, the beautiful thing with animals is they don’t have the ability to reason so I promise you they puppy mister didn’t think “WTF why cant I sleep in her bed”. And he had daisy which helps even more. <3 I am so so sorry I wish I could take ur pain away!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away