Ferris Wheaton

My dog Ferris, who was rescued from a bus stop in Monrovia by my wife Anne almost 8 years ago, had a heart attack and died this morning. It happened very quickly, and I was with her, which is supposed to make me feel better, but at this moment all I can feel is nearly-unbearable sorrow and the empty space in my life left behind by my awesome dog.


Bye bye, Ferris. I love you and miss you. You were the best dog ever.

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  • Dara McG 6y

    No!!!! I'm so sorry. I've lost two pets this year and my Dad. It's always so hard. I guess if it were easy we'd be cold blooded psychopaths, right? But the pain is almost unbearable. Ferris was so lucky to have you and Anne. I'm so glad she found you.
  • Rainy McAwesome 6y

    I am so sorry to hear that Ferris passed away. When I came out to Kuwait I had to leave my rescue dog with friends in California. Being apart is so difficult but the thought of it being permanent is terrifying.

    I don't think I can truly imagine your heartbreak...but thank you for giving a good dog a great life despite the pain her passing would one day cause...thank you for giving of yourself to allow her to live and grow...for being her good fortune and trusted pack.
  • undeadfresh 6y

    i'm so so sorry for your loss. i just lost my sidekick in july after a month long struggle to save her. her absence makes everything feel wrong.
  • Steve Mott 6y

    Sorry for your loss Will / Anne
  • Monique Leigh 6y

    Ah, I hate to see that Ferris has gone. Although I know from my own experience that she'll always be with you. I am so very sorry for your loss.
  • mimimark 6y

    Be glad you were with Ferris. What a good doggie. I'm so sorry and sad for you.
  • Clint Gardner 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Best Dog Ever, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • That one guy who does that thing 6y

    so sorry, wil.
    strength and resilience be with you and your family.
  • Rocket_Jaz 6y

    We lost our family dog, Fergus, earlier this year. A few days after, I tweeted a reply to you when you mentioned your dog demanding your attention. I tweeted to give him your attention, just for a moment. I feel your pain, Wil, truly I do. Take care.
  • Chris Gruhl 6y

    I had the exact thing appen to me with a pet cat. It is very hard to wrap your head around at first to be sure. Take a bit a remember all the good times with her and have a frosty beverage and some tasty kibble in her honor.
  • Shawn 6y

    "...he has gone where the good doggies go..."
  • Jim- Jim 6y

    What a wonderous life She must have had in comparison to living at a bus stop! Thank you and your lovely wife and boys for giving Ferris such love and care. Just remember, you take the love with you.
  • Andy Z 6y

    Oh gosh. Sorry to hear, Wil. She looks like a great companion. /salute Ferris
  • Ari Braginsky 6y

    Sorry to hear it. It's always painful when they pass on.
  • Tracy27 6y

    Oh, that's just awful, Wil. I've enjoyed hearing about Ferris over the years. Deep condolences to you, Anne and the boys.
  • Perry G 6y

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I know from reading your blog how much Ferris meant to you and how many great memories you will have.
  • Sylvester 6y

    Oh man! I'm sorry to hear about your dog dying Mr Wheaton. If you read this I'm sorry if it makes you feel sad to remember. Have a great day!
  • zylons rule 6y

    Awww. Sorry for your loss. Ferris is so adorable, too!
  • Lynn 6y

    I am sorry I read this rather late. It is never easy losing a beloved furry friend. I am truly sorry for your loss Wil. *hugs abound*
  • M 5y

    That makes me so sad. Loved reading about Ferris in "Just a Geek"
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