Not So Wordless Wednesday – Remembering My Dog Sephi

My Beloved Sephi

-Persephone – April 1, 2001 to November 2, 2011
-AKA Sephi, Sephi-Doodle, Boo Boo, Brat Dog, Devil Dog (she chewed up all my bibles when she was a pup), April Fool (notice her birthdate)
-Theme Song – Flight of the Valkyries, add words to the canon – “Sephi-Doodle, Sephi-Doodle, Sephi-Doodle! Doodle Head.” (I’ve got to make some sort of video for her with this.)
-Most Recognizable Physical Traits – Black spots on her tongue, big German Shepherd ears, Sephi always wore a bandana from age 1 1/2 to her very last day.
-Most Prominent Personality Traits – Aloof, well-behaved, lazy – she did love her walks but couldn’t handle walks that were too long, dog aggressive (especially in her final years), loved chasing squirrels and rabbits but was wary of cats.

This is one of my most favorite pictures of Sephi.

It has been nearly one year since I lost my beloved dog Sephi. I still think of her often, mostly with the joy of remembrance but sometimes with sadness. I still have photos of her around the house and on my refrigerator. My husband and I still occasionally say, “I love you more than Sephi loves food.” I would still have some photos of Sephi on my phone if I hadn’t bought a new phone this year. And it wasn’t until this October when I finally changed my profile pictures from Sephi, Maya, and I to Maya, Pierson, and I.

I miss those big Shepherd ears.

The Bargain
Sephi was a great dog. I could tell you stories about her all day, if you let me. But two things made her stand out as a special dog. The first one is that she helped me through my divorce and helped me adjust to my new life. Sephi was a puppy when she was given to me by my ex, then my husband, as a way of saying sorry for his infidelity. My life was falling apart but Sephi was there for me. My husband left me, but I got Sephi in exchange. What a bargain! :)

The Intruder
The second special story about Sephi was the day she protected me from an intruder. I came home in the middle of the day sick. In my muddled state, I forgot to lock my apartment door. Sephi didn’t usually bark when people came to the door. And she never barked at maintenance when they came in to fix something when I wasn’t home. But Sephi barked like mad that day when a stranger tried to come in. I barely heard a man’s voice through all her barking. By the time I got up to see what was going on, the man was gone. I was so proud of Sephi, who had never taken the initiative to be aggressive towards another person before.

Sephi loved to ride in the car.

I said two stories about Sephi, right? Well, I forgot about our trip to Oregon. I drove from Kansas to Oregon to visit family there. It was just Sephi and I on that long long trip. Sephi didn’t do anything heroic but she did make me feel safer, especially when my car broke down in not-so-Bliss, Idaho.

Sephi loved snow.

Yes, Sephi was a very special dog. I miss her terribly and am getting tears in my eyes right now as I write this. But she had a good life, and I had a better life because of her. I miss you Sephi. ❤•.✿.•❤

Like Maya, Sephi was a model for many of my PetAutoSafety.com products.

If you want to read more about Sephi, simply put Sephi in the search field of this blog and in the search field of our other blog, PetAutoSafetyBlog.com.

See Sephi’s cute spotted tongue?

As an artist, I never drew a picture of Sephi when she was alive. But now that she is gone, I feel the need. Here is a rough sketch from the photo above. I will show the finished piece when it is done.

Here is a cute drawing that someone else did of my Sephi.

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10 Responses to “Not So Wordless Wednesday – Remembering My Dog Sephi”

  1. Wag The Dog UK Says:

    Totally sweet, the give us so much and we are so lucky to have them.

  2. Long Life Cats and Dogs Says:

    So hard when we lose such a close companion. I still have photographs all over my house of the Dalmatian I lost 8 years ago. I miss her to this day. As you say, mostly happy memories but sometimes sad. Sephi was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Clowie Says:

    Sephi left you with lovely memories of her. It’s so sad to lose our friends.

  4. Fluffy Tufts Says:

    What a lovely tribute to Sephi. I’m sorry for your loss

  5. FleaByte Says:

    Sephi sure was a beauty. I’m so sorry that she’s no longer with you. Thank you for sharing stories, memories.

  6. Jackie Bouchard Says:

    What a beautiful girl. That’s a lovely tribute to her.

  7. ILoveDogs Says:

    Thank you everyone for all the kind words. :)

  8. lifewithbeagle (@lifewithbeagle) Says:

    Thank you for showing us your beautiful Sephi. I hope you’re taking solace in your memories. I lost my Koko last year, and I go through the same thing.

    Christie from lifewithbeagle.com

  9. rumpydog Says:

    What a great dog! I’m glad you two found each other. The older I get, the less I believe in coincidences in life, especially when it comes to the animals that come along to share our lives with us.

  10. snoopys@snoopysdogblog Says:

    What a lovely tribute to Sephi – I look forward to seeing your finished drawing :)

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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