Our sweet Olivia

by Gilmore Family



Olivia imprinted on my children from day one when we picked her up 9 years ago. They cuddled her, played with her, and cried deeply whenever she was sick. It was over time she imprinted on me. Having not grown up with a pet, I was a bit standoffish. Yet, she ignored that and would follow me anywhere. The responsibility of having a dog was burdensome at times; but, it became one of our greatest blessings. The responsibilities were a very cheap price for her priceless love.

She gave us and taught us what unwavering love feels like! I knew losing her would be hard but didn’t think it would be this hard and this painful. I know the degree of pain is another testament to how much we love her! This kind of love will never die. She is forever a part of our hearts.

They say all dogs go to heaven - if this was untrue, I know in my heart God would make the exception for our Livy. She protected us. She never wanted to see us fight. She demanded affection from everyone. She was patient with us. She was beautiful, smart, charming, … absolutely everything we would want and need in a family member. She completed us. Her earthly absence has broken us and we pray God heals us through our gratitude and acceptance. We are extremely thankful for her time spent with us and accept her loving memories will live on forever.

Forever missing and forever loving our sweet sweet Olivia,

Your Gilmore Family

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Feb 23, 2023
by: AR

Sorry for your lost my prayers to you and your family

Feb 08, 2023
by: Anonymous

When you have to let them go, you miss the licks, the tail wagging. the ear flaps. When we had to let our Harley go in 2021, it was the toughest thing I had ever done. He came back to me for an extra snore the next day - I know it was him. I still miss his conversations with me, but eventually we got Max -and oh my - the Schnauzer joy he brings to his older sister Schatzi who looks very much like your Livvy. I'm sure she and Harley are together having a good time!!

Feb 08, 2023
by: Nancy Fitch

I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s never long enough and it’s heartbreaking. Your baby was loved and I know she loves you back. Take care.

Feb 08, 2023
by: Debby& Pepper

I so sorry for the loss of your precious Olivia. Just know she is in Heaven, and will be waiting for you, when it's your time, to once again be reunited.🐾🕊🙏❤

Feb 08, 2023
by: Anonymous

So sorry for your loss. There is no greater loss than that of a family member. Olivia was a huge part of your family and you and your family will remember her forever.

I lost my Lucas 12 years ago and I still miss him terribly.. It will be hard to move on but your precious memories will bring you through this. And someday you will laugh at tge fond memories made with her. Gif Bless.

Feb 07, 2023
by: Schnauzer owner

So sorry for your loss. I have been there and it always leaves a sad spot. However the love we have with them outshines it. She is now your sweet angel. Blessed to you and your family for being a great part of her life as she was to you.

Feb 07, 2023
I know the feeling.
by: Patrick E Libby

In 2012 my Smokie went across the Rainbow Bridge and I definitely can relate to the feelings that everyone is going through right now. Schnauzers do bring so much joy and happiness into our lives each day that they are with us. It is so hard to say goodbye to them when it does take place but place Olivia in your hearts where she will always remain forever.

Feb 07, 2023
To Olivia's Family
by: Anonymous

Losing a beloved Schnauzer is harder than losing some relatives. The heartbreak you feel will go on for quite a while. But, believe it or not, there will be a day when you will be able to speak about Olivia and not get upset. Her memory and the joy you had with her will shine through.

When you do think about getting another dog (you have too much love not to do so), please note that every dog has a very different personality. Different quirks. You won't replace Olivia, you never can, but the love of a little friend can be yours again.

Feb 07, 2023
Thank you
by: Olivia’s family

Thanks for your kind words. It means a lot.

Feb 07, 2023
by: Anonymous

My sincere condolences and prayers. It is never easy to let them go, but know that when the day comes you will be together again for all eternity.

Feb 07, 2023
Schnauzers are the BEST
by: Joyce in Oklahoma

So sorry for your loss! Know exactly how you feel! There is an ache & void in your like right now! Lost my Nellie (13 yr old) a year ago! Still miss her terribly. She was my buddy! Prayers to you & your family!🙏

Feb 07, 2023
Always in our hearts
by: D Dogs

I'm so sorry for your loss and hope that sweet memories will fill the cracks in your hearts and that someday you will only smile when thinking of her.

Feb 07, 2023
by: Denise James

I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious baby Olivia. Unfortunately I know the pain you are going through. She was a lovely dog and she will be in your heart forever!

Feb 07, 2023
My heart breaks with yours
by: Debbie Roland

I'm so sorry for loss of your precious Olivia. I know that feeling. Find comfort in all the wonderful memories from the first time that you picked her up.

Feb 07, 2023
by: Cathy

What a beautiful tribute to your sweet girl. It is such a huge loss. I found it interesting that you said you didn’t grow up with a dog . And now you understand that life truly is better with a dog!❤️ Prayers for you and your family.

Feb 07, 2023
Hugs and Prayers
by: Ramona B

So sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers. I know how much you miss your sweet baby. I lost one of mine last July. Still grieve him.

Feb 07, 2023
by: Sue

So sorry for your loss of Olivia. Our schnauzers mean so much to us.
Sending hugs.

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