Losing our sweet Beasley

Losing our pup, Beasley a couple weeks ago is one of the hardest things we’ve been through as a family. We shed many tears as his health declined and we tried to determine what day we should say goodbye. We soaked up those last days–taking him for frozen yogurt, long walks and a trip to the beach. We cuddled him and gave him lots of love. He slept in bed with Matthias so he could keep a close eye on him. They were sweet, heart-wrenching days and I’m grateful we were able to take the time to enjoy him and show him how much we love him.

A few days ago we received this painting from Suzi Reil Art. It seriously takes my breath away. She completely captured Beasley’s personality and heart. Our whole family is amazed by her talent and thoughtfulness. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this painting. It’s a work of art.

We have a few wall nooks around our home and it seemed the perfect place to create a little vignette with our beautiful new painting.

This is one of my favorite pics of Matthias and Beasley the day before we said goodbye. Beasley was still able to stand and walk. The very next day he couldn’t bear weight on his legs and we knew it was the day to say good-bye.

I love the bow ties and their cute expressions! The aqua background is perfect for our home.

We got a few family shots with our sweet pups those last few days. There is so much light and love in this pic!

The perfect nook, a spot we pass by 100x a day–so can be reminded of our sweet Beasley.

Last days, ears flapping in the breeze, soaking up the sea air. So much love!

Friends, if you have a precious dog or cat I highly recommend you get a portrait painted by Suzi Reil. It’s a treasure! And what an incredible Christmas gift this would be! Hop over to Suzi’s Instagram to see lots of her paintings and to her website for more information. Use code LISA10 for 10% off.

Thank you Suzi for this amazing gift! You have blessed our family beyond what you can know.


  1. I’m sorry for your families loss. We lost our beloved boxer Bella in May we too got to spend almost two weeks spoiling her I was so thankful to be home with her. I ordered a stacking ring with her name and a passage crystal ring they give me comfort seeing her name. One of the crystals had fallen out I hadn’t got the insurance but I decided I didn’t want it fixed anyway that missing stone represents a piece of my heart I will never get back. Thank you for creating something to help heal!

  2. My good friend @jenhollowayart does amazing watercolors of dogs. As an art and dog lover I can appreciate different pieces. I’m going to check out your doggie artist, sorry for the loss of your family dog.

  3. So sweet and touching. I’m glad you are able to journey through this loss together as a family. I distinctly remember losing my little fat black dog as a child. All loss is painful. The painting is a beautiful reminder of your sweet pup.

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