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December 19, 2013

Sharing a lifetime of photos and video of Lilly, our dearly departed canine heroine. Approximately 5-minute tribute video for my Heart Dog — my canine soul mate — Lilly Elizabeth Hawn.

lilly 9-2-13 - what I already miss

About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

  1. Hi,

    This video made me cry I know the pain of loosing a pet for having it for such a long time.
    I loved the unique way you offered a tribute to your lovely Dog Lilly.But you will still have all the lovely memories with you .

  2. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful dog, Lilly. It hurts so much when we lose our furry babies. She had a zest for life, and the frames showing her running towards the camera, of which I’m sure you were behind, is the way we should all remember her. Free from pain, and enjoying all the doggie things they love so much to do. It’s seems so crass to say she lived a long life…9 years doesn’t seem to be much at all. But one thing is for sure, she loved you and that’s a special love you don’t find with people. They accept you for you. You did what you could for Lify and she knows it with all of her heart. One day, I really do believe, we will meet up again with our beloved animals. Peace be with you and yours.

  3. Thank you very much for sharing this video and part of Lilly’s life with us. She will be remembered with love by all lucky enough to hear her story. Best wishes and thinking of you.

  4. A beautiful tribute, Lilly will surely be waiting for you at heaven’s gate.
    Sleep tight sweet girl.
    I know how hard it is for you right now Roxanne xx

  5. Thank you for sharing this incredible journey. My heart goes out to all of you, the pain of loss is so overwhelming and difficult. Know that she is waiting for you, she is happy and there is no more pain.

  6. Beautiful. What a life your sweet Lilly had. You brought both smiles and tears to me during that tribute, which is as it should be. Her love for you is so clear. A bond like yours and hers is incredible to see. Indeed, she will wait for you.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute.

  7. I loved that last shot of her flying across the field. I am so sorry Roxanne. If not for that damn rabies vaccine….
    She was taken too soon because of that one thing. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. What a beautiful girl and a wonderful tribute with pictures…she was so loved and you could sure see that she enjoyed life to the max and as much as she could while sick…her love and respect for you Roxanne was so evident…thanks so much for sharing…my thoughts and prayers go out to you as you go through the healing process…until you meet again! RIP sweet Lilly! xoxoxo

  9. Oh those ears! Her shiny hair! Her zest! Her booties! Her lightly powdered nose! Her vitality! Her energy! Did I say her ears? Oh how we all love her ears!

    I cried through the video, but not as much as you did making it. Such acute grief, I can’t imagine! I suffered after losing my dog (while my own mother was dying) but you and Lilly – she had some special needs that you worked so hard to meet, day and day out.

    Let Lilly and you – and your devotion to each other – serve as a lesson for all of us.

    Thank you, always, for sharing, I hope there is more so we don’t all have to let go of her yet.

    I love seeing her.


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