Wordless Wednesday: Run Free Sweet Eivor

a black and white whippet running a forest with lush spring leaves
a black and white whippet running a forest with lush spring leaves
a black and white whippet running a forest with lush spring leaves

There are no words to describe how much we love you and how you will always live on in our hearts.

Eivor passed away peacefully last night. He had enjoyed so many good moments despite his illness and handled everything with such love and grace.

We will share some of those moments over the next few weeks to celebrate his life. He always wanted to live it to the full and take as many memories with him as possible.

Pearl seems to understand where Eivor is in a way that has always been much smarter than our own understanding of a spirit’s comings and goings. Her friendship with Eivor transcends his passing from one world to the next and we know that our own friendship with Eivor will transcend his passing too.

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

90 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Run Free Sweet Eivor”

  1. Eivor will no doubt be missed. Don’t be surprised to see Pearl play with his spirit from time to time. All our animals come back to play every once in awhile. Just smile now it Eivor stopping by to say “Hi”.

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  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. Yes Pearl (and creatures in general) understand the nature of live and spirit much better than we mere humans do. i do believe that your relationship with Eivor will transcend his time on this planet. Thank you for sharing him with us for these years. I know it has been a blessing and a source of peace and strength over the years. When I light my candle tonight, I will hold you all in my thoughts.

    My deepest sympathy for your loss and wishing you some small measure of peace.

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    1. Thank you so much for your love and your prayers dear friends. We are so grateful Eivor is at peace now and that brings great comfort. Much love from all of us here and please give sweet Miss Lily and Oliver Lee a gentle hug from us all πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and all your love dear Cathy, I’m sure Eivor will say thank you too from where he is now πŸ’– Much love from our house to yours and please give sweet Flynn a gentle hug from us all πŸ’•πŸ•πŸ’• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Eliza, he was the kindest soul and such a wonderful friend. At the moment it feels as if he is still with us in spirit and that is a wonderful feeling too πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Annabelle, it is so lovely to feel that presence and knowing that he is at peace. Much love to you and sweet Lyra from all of us here πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your prayers dear Kamal, I am sure Eivor will feel your prayers too. Sending you much love and please give sweet Amber a gentle hug from us all πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  3. Thank you for sharing Eivor with us as he romped and zoomed with Pearl. He had such a wonderful life with you and family. They take a little piece of our hearts with them but they give back so many smiles and Love! Sending love and warm hugs to you and Pearl. πŸ’žπŸΎπŸ’žπŸΎπŸ’ž

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and warm hugs dear Diana, we are so grateful Eivor is at peace now. He continues to bring us smiles and love as we continue to deepen our understanding and love of all the moments we shared. Sending you a warm hug back and please give sweet Chloe and Murphy a gentle pat from us all πŸ’•πŸ΄πŸ’• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words of comfort dear Monika, we shared so many magical moments right until the end and there’s so much to be grateful for. Much love to you and your sweet dogs from all of us here πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  4. So sorry to hear your news, Xenia πŸ™ It was always a joy to see Eivor hurtling around the beaches & trails; whenever Pearl is running in her sleep, she’ll be dreaming of Eivor & their runs together πŸ’•πŸ€—

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  5. Xenia–I am so very sorry. Eivor was a gentle soul, and I will miss seeing him every day. Rest in peace, sweet boy. You were loved so much by so many. πŸ˜˜πŸ’”

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lois πŸ’– He has loved everyone who visited here across the miles and always seemed more aware of how true connections transcend our own ideas of time and space. We’ll be sharing some more special moments over the coming weeks and send much love from our house to yours πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  6. A peaceful passing is something we hope for, for all our loved ones. Thank you for sharing Eivor with us; I have shed a tear this morning for him and you. When you are ready to share your memories of him, I will read them with warmth and love.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts dear Kathleen, we are so grateful Eivor passed so peacefully. We will be celebrating his life by sharing more treasured moments from his final days and have a feeling we will feel his presence whenever we walk in his favourite places. Much love back from all of us here and please give sweet Sox a gentle hug from us all πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž

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  7. I’m sorry, Xenia. He was a magnificent, handsome, fully-alive happy dog. I know you will miss him very much. 🐾❀️ My heart goes out to you.

    You’re right about Pearl, though.

    My Golden Retriever — Kelly — died suddenly in my living room a long time ago. I held her dead body in my arms and laid my cheek against her head. I couldn’t believe it. My dog, Truffle, (lab/springer mix, a big dog) watched this for a while, then came to me, put her nose under my chin, lifted my head from Kelly’s and turned my face toward hers as if to say, “That’s enough. I’m still here.” I was blown away. Truffle and Kelly were friends. Truffle felt the loss, but she understood life and reality far better than did I. Still, I miss all the dogs I’ve lost and still, out of the corner of my eye, I sometimes see Lily T. Wolf sleeping in the corner. I know the great gift is that I have gotten to share so much with all of them.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha, Eivor was such a kind and gentle soul πŸ’– Dogs are amazing and Truffle would have seen Kelly’s spirit leave her body and wanted you to know. We will miss Eivor’s physical presence and his spirit has already visited twice. The relationship is different now and still full of magic and love. It’s so lovely Lily T Wolf still stops by to sleep in the corner. Sending you much love too and please give sweet Bear and Teddy a gentle hug from us all πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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      1. Thank you dear Martha and Pearl says thank you too. She stopped a few times on our walk today and looked back, as if she was still waiting for him to stop sniffing the flowers πŸ’œ xxx

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  8. Oh- this is such sad news. I will miss seeing him on your blog. He was blessed to have you as his person and you were blessed to have his companionship. May you find peace in this sad time.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Alanna, we are so grateful he shared our journey for so long and feel truly blessed to have known him. We will continue to celebrate his life by sharing some more special moments over the coming weeks and he will always live on in in our hearts. He went peacefully and that brings us so much peace too. Much love back from all of us here πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž

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  9. So sorry to hear this, Xenia. Eivor will visit you from time to time, as I have had that experience few times. He is free of earthly pain and is at peace, he will still feel your love. Om Shanti πŸ™πŸ½

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts dear Madhuri πŸ’— We are so glad he is at peace and free of earthly pain now and our home and hearts are still filled with his love. So lovely to hear your friend’s spirit visits you too. Om Shanti πŸ™ xxx

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  10. Eivor was a beautiful dog, Xenia, and I join you in the sorrow of loss and joy in the memories. I like to think of our companions as just not being on the front lines of life with us anymore. They are only on the other side of the veil, just a thought away. Much love to you and Pearl.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your thoughts dear Lavinia. The way you describe our companions being on the other side of the veil, just a thought away, is exactly how it feels. Much love back to you and yours from all of us here πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  11. I am truly sorry for your loss. Your posts have always touched with such joy and beauty, and Eivor was a beautiful contribution. It is so moving to know of Pearl’s wisdom, and your sharing of this sad news is filled with grace and love, that inspires me.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Pragalbha, we are so grateful to have shared our journey for so many years with him and can still feel his love everywhere we go. It was a true blessing he was able to leave our world for the next so peacefully πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  12. I am so sad too dear Xenia, Eivor, I loved him too, and he was so adorable and beautiful dog. Never will be forgotten. My heart with you too dear Xenia, Love and Hugs to you ALL, nia

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and hugs dear Nia. He was a very special boy and we are so grateful to have shared our journey for so many years with him. We can still feel his presence and he will always live on in our hearts. Much love back to you and your sweet cats from all of us here πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  13. Chaplin: “We’re very sorry that Eivor has had to go away over the Rainbow Bridge.”
    Java Bean: “Aww I just barely got to meet him. Run free, Eivor!”
    Charlee: “We Hipsters send lots of purrs your way at this difficult time.”
    Lulu: “And we dogs send lots of tail wags, fluffy and otherwise!”

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  14. Oh, no… I just now saw this post. I’m so sorry, Xenia. I felt as though I had sort of gotten to know Eivor and Pearl a little bit over the past few months of following your blog. Please accept my sincere condolences and my heartfelt wishes of peace and healing for you and Pearl and everyone who loved Eivor. When my mom died seven years ago, it helped me to deal with it by remembering the good times we shared and knowing she was in a better place and no longer in pain. I can imagine Eivor sprinting on soft green grass on dappled forest paths right now, fast as the wind… I’m so sorry. Sending you much love from Colorado.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts dear Mike. Imagining Eivor sprinting on soft green grass on dappled forest paths is exactly how he would want us to remember him. We have so many happy memories to treasure and are grateful you were able to walk along with so many of them too. As it helped you with your mother, it brings us great comfort to know that he is no longer in pain and in a better place now, and his spirit seems to be sparkling everywhere we look πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ

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  15. The nicest thing and hardest thing to do was for you to love him until the end. I am so sorry for your broken πŸ’”. I pray that when you go online and see who is a cute little puppy in a nearby shelter that you can give a home and love to a pup in need.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your understanding dear friend. When we are ready we will be happy to foster or adopt another sweet soul in need πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Ann-Christine, I am so grateful for the time we had and all the memories we can carry with us. Much love back from our house to yours πŸ’žπŸ’—πŸ’ž xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Julie, he was such a lovely boy and we are so grateful for the many happy years he shared our journey. He will always live on in our hearts. Thank you for your support and much love back from our house to yours πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  16. Oh Xenia, I’m so sorry you had to say goodbye to Eivor. I know at least three other people that have lost their fur babies in the last few weeks and my heart is heavy for all. I am sending love and hugs to you and hope that your time with Eivor was precious down to the last minute.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mary and I’m so sorry to hear about the other people losing their fur babies too. Our time with Eivor was precious down to his last breath and he passed away so peacefully. We can still feel his love wrapped around us like a warm blanket and he will always live on in our hearts. Please give sweet Gibbs a gentle pat from me and I hope you will treasure every moment you have together πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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