Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sweet Carl

Years ago, before we met, my husband moved from Florida to Arizona.  During the transit he left his beloved Golden-mix Carl with his good friend Troy. 

Upon returning to Florida to gather the rest of his things, Aaron realized that Troy's daughter had fallen in love with Carl.  Aaron gave up Carl in order to keep a little girl happy.

We found out today that while Troy and his family where at a softball game, their house caught fire and they lost everything, including Carl and two other dogs.

Rest in peace, sweet Carl. 


  1. Oh, we are so sorry to hear this. It is such a tragedy.
    We will place the family in our prayers.
    Godspeed Carl and friends, we know you are safely at the Rainbow Bridge with a lot of wonderful company of all our loves that have gone before.

    Sheila, Bob
    Hamish & Sophie

  2. Oh, how very sad. My heart goes out to Carl's family cuz I know they must be beyond broken abouts this. We can't even imagine how they must be feeling.

    Run free, Carl.

    Gentle wigles & wags,

  3. Oh no!!!! I hate this. For Carl, for his friends, for his human family, for you all. With hugs...

  4. MOM and I are so sorry for this terrible loss for everyone. Are prayers are with you and Troy's family.

  5. We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts are with Carl's whole family and the companions that perished with him.

  6. Oh my goddness! I am so sorry! How devastating for the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
    R.I.P. Carl & friends.

  7. I am so very, very sorry to hear this! Rest in peace, Carl and friends. We will keep Troy & family in our prayers.

  8. We are so sorry to hear this. Too many house fires lately! Sweet Carl and his friends are at the Bridge already playing like crazy. We have the family in our prayers tonight.

    love & wags,
    River & mom

  9. There are no words to ease this grief. Soft White Dog woos of peace for Carl, his fur family, and his humans.

    Is there a fund or some way we can help?

  10. Harley,Marley and meMarch 7, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    RIP Sweet Carl. Prayers to the family

  11. Sweetie Carl, LOl, you look pawsome on your shots today! I'm so pleased to see you ;)

    Dog Shock Collar | Paw Planet

  12. Oh this is truly awful, how devastating for the family. Rest in Peace Carl and companions, run free at the Rainbow Bridge.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  13. That is so sad. We're sorry to hear it and are thinking of you.

  14. OMG, what a horrible tragedy. Godspeed to you and your sibs, Carl. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love ya lots,

  15. oh my god what a sad story :( poor doggies xxx
    not that its much help for them poor doggies but just incase anyone else didnt know and it might save someone. you can now get house alarms that connect to smoke detectors and when there is a fire it phones your mobile. i got one for stormy and though hopefully nothing will ever happen it gives me peace of mind and it calls me if anyone tries to break in too. my husband works 2 minutes down the road so storm is in safe hands, touch wood.

  16. So sorry for the loss of Carl. Prayers to you all and to that family who lost so much more than just possessions.

    Painter pack

  17. Oh - am so sorry to read this sad news. His family must be just devastated - we send our love and hugs to your husband's family...
    Sammie, Avalon and Miche

  18. How very sad. We are so sorry to hear this, must be just as difficult for your husband as for Carl's new family. Your husband was wonderful to let that little girl have Carl. Soft woos and gentle hugs to Carl's family.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara,and Lightning

  19. We are so, so sorry for the loss of Carl and their house. How awful.

  20. We are so deeply sorry to hear this! RIP, Carl and friends.

  21. Saying I'm sorry isn't enough...But I hope that my prayers that everyone finds comfort and peace will help...

  22. Oh we are very sorry to hear this. Your Dad must have loved Carl so very much to give him to a little girl to love. Sincere sympathy to you and everyone who loved Carl. Love Stella and Rory

  23. We are so sorry to hear such devastating news. Your family and Troy's family are in our prayers. Rest in peace Carl and companions.

  24. I'm so sorry for the loss of Carl.

    I hope he's running free at the bridge.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  25. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Such a horrible tragedy. Run free at the Bridge Carl. We're sorry that you had to leave us all to soon.

    Our hearts are breaking....

    Lily Belle

  26. Oh no..that is absolutely tragic.
    We are so sorry for everyone with this terrible loss. we are thing of the family.

    Carl and friends run free forever with the wind in your faces.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  27. What a tragedy. Godspeed to the Rainbow Bridge dear Carl. And God bless your friends who lost so much.

  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and his friends family. We are truely sad.

    Dog Speed,

    Essex & Sherman

  29. Oh my gosh, this is just horrible news. I will certainly say prayers for all three doggies. At least we know that they are at Rainbow Bridge and running and jumping and eating treats with complete abandon.

  30. Oh my! So sorry to hear this. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.