Emma's last walk

If you've read my blog posts, you know I'm old as hell. Or "was" old as hell. I've moved on, folks. 

My humans would like to think I had a good life. I lived in Michigan and California. I drove back and fourth between those a total of four times. Add in various trips, and I was able to sniff stuff in twelve states. I also marked my territory in all twelve states, mind you, so Wyoming? Yeah, that pee spot is mine.

I swam in the Great Lakes. I swam in the Pacific Ocean. When I snuck away from my people, I also swam in some shallow bodies of water that could barely be described as "fetid ponds." As an annoying dog, there were few things more satisfying than getting away from Scott and coming back covered in stinking mud. Ah, the good life ... 

Yep, I'm dead. Sunday, June 17, 2012 was my time. I arrived in 1998. I don't remember much, other than that I was a five-pound pup in a Humane Society in Michigan. Scott and the Evil Queen found me. Apparently, me playing a game of throwing my own dried poop and chasing after it endeared me to the Evil Queen. I became theirs, they became mine. There was a lot of love, I tell you. A lot of love, a lot of treats, which are kind of the same thing. 

I also utterly destroyed Scott's back yard in Stockbridge, MI. I dug so many holes that he finally bought enough chicken wire to cover the entire back yard. He laid down the chicken wire, then a couple of inches of top soil, then seeded it. The first time I tried to dig through that? I had to admit, he beat me. Damn you, Scott! 

But it's not all bad. My family doesn't believe in an afterlife, we don't think we'll all be reunited in a cloudy place with a bunch of winged dudes flying about and jamming AC/DC on harps, but in a way, I get to live on. You've read NOCTURNAL? Yeah, that "Emma" is me. Hopefully Scott can write a sequel, so I can roam around with Bryan a bit more. And maybe you've read ANCESTOR? Well guess what: those snarling 650-pound black and white beasties were based on me. 'Cause I was that mean. It's too late for you to prove that one wrong, by the way, so let the record show that my snarling face inspires monsters. 

I know my people miss me. They miss me very much. I'm sorry they are hurting right now, but that's the price you pay for the gift of loving something so deeply. It's a price they pay gladly. As my atoms and elements spread to other uses, whatever might be left of me will miss them as well.

Thanks to you all for reading my surly blog posts. It was fun while it lasted. And when you read NOCTURNAL or ANCESTOR, think of me.

-Emma-

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Super sadness!
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Rest in Peace DoE!

I am sorry for your loss FDO & Queen of Evil.

Farewell "Emma" and happy hunting in the afterlife.
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Scott - I am so sorry to hear about Emma. It sounds like she had a full and wonderful life and was very loved. How wonderful that she has been immortalized in the pages of your books.
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Rock on Emma. Your badassery lives on.

Hugs to Scott and the Evil Queen. So very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Emma with us all.

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Emma will be missed greatly but more importantly, she will be remembered.

Sympathies, hugs and smoochies to you Scott and to the Evil Queen.

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Aw, man! My eyes are leaking.
So long, Emma. What a great dog - she will be missed.
I love the story about the chicken wire. What a battle of wills!
So sorry for your loss.
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So long Emma, I'm sure you were loved even without treats. Our dog Asta says to tell the FDO & Queen of Evil that he feels that they will still have all of us.
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"She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are her life, her love, and her leader. she will be yours,
faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. 
You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion." 

-- Unknown 

Farewell Emma, my sympathies are with the Sigler family.

...Tsolo888 <AKA Cpt. Travis Ellis> - Out

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In your short time here you became more famous, and infamous, than most of us ever will.  The world is truly a less evil place (which is sad people!) without the Dog of Evil.  If it doesn't already happen, everytime the FDO sees a dog that looks anything like you, he will get choked up a bit and maybe get a little misty eyed.  So in the end, you win!  The FDO's own personal "Marley and Me" ending has come on.  In the sequel to Nocturnal, I'm hoping you get some more "ink time".

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Fare thee well, Emma. You had a good run. So sorry for your loss, Scott and Evil Queen.

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Damn, I know this pain well. I'm sorry to hear of your loss but it sure sounds like she had a good long run.

Sympathies to the Sigler family.

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I am terrible at coping with loss.  Hence I have had no pets since my youth.  You both have my sympathies .




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So sad to hear about Emma.. My condolences to the Sigler Family.
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I'm sorry to hear that Sigler.
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Sorry to hear that.  Losing a part of the family is not easy.  Much love and now I will leak at the eyes a bit everytime I read Nocturnal.  And laugh when I reread Ancestor of think of Emma as the badass monsters.  Very cool.
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RIP Emma!! So Sorry to hear that, much love to the Sigler house hold at this very sad time
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Awww keep your chin up man. She lived a good one and is immortalized in siglerism. Nocturnal rocked and Emma will be back I'm sure. Peace man she's resting now in Dog Heaven. If you don't know about Dog Heaven then read Muir L's Heaven. It's a fabulous place. };>) Gooo Krackens!
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Oh, sad day indeed. Long live the DoE.
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That sucks Scott.
I hope you and the EQ find another companion.
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Sorry Scott for your & the EQ's loss- the DoE Rocked!!! Much love from this side of the pond!
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Very sad for you. I'm sure she is digging big ass holes in that doggie better place.   From your friend in the Great White North. 
"God help us. We're in the hands of engineers" -Jurassic Park
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Emma, you were are seriously bad ass dog. I'm am so sorry to see you go. To Scott and The Evil Queen, I'm sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her greatly.

*Proud member of GirlCo and The Gutter Sisteren. The CBBC Crack Mamma*

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Miss Emma, you have brought joy and smiles to more than you can ever know and will live on forever in your human pet's shared imagination, sniffing out genetic aberrations as the Littlest and Furriest Savior.

Scott and Miss Evil Queen, I'm so sorry for your loss.
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R.I.P. Emma. You will be missed, but found in "Nocturnal". My condolences to you Scott and the Queen of Evil.

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OMG I do not know you, nor did I know Emma.  However I have had many furry balls of love in my life that have passed on and I hope to see them again after I follow their path.  This made me cry for you, Emma, me and everyone else that is missing their furry family member right now.  

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