We lost beloved dog blogger, Carrie Noar (Houndstooth). She was a devoted blogger, which is so rare these days. Carrie's blog, Tales and Tails was about her dogs and life. The last few years were tough for her, as she battled breast cancer and brain lesions.
Carrie's passion was for Greyhounds. She had several over the years and had to leave her last two babies behind. I think of them and her husband. Such a difficult place to be in. I can't begin to imagine.
Carrie knew how to tell a story. It didn't matter what the subject, but it always had to do with Greyhounds and dogs. It wasn't always a pretty picture she painted, but she had a way of adding just the right amount of humor to make the worst story about her dogs, one the best.
I'd been following her blog for several years. I discovered it through a blog hop, about the time I started the 24 Paws, twelve years ago. And she's been a part of my life for that long. When I heard the news of her passing, I didn't know what to think. I didn't know she was getting worse. I know she fought the fight. You just don't think it can happen. And although we never met or talked, I cared for her as I do all my blogging and FB friends. You are all like family to me.
In the past 7 months, this is the 4th couple that I have known to have lost a spouse. Not to mention the loss of two dogs that were like family to us and Zappa. It has been a tough year for us, with so many deaths in such a short time. But like Carrie and the others, we were so blessed to know them when they were here. And our lives are better for knowing them. ♥