We wanted to let you all know that we lost Finn on Monday night - around midnight. He started seizing at around 10:00 p.m. and although we could ease his symptoms we could not help him and we knew that the cancer had taken a hold from which it would not let go.  He was happy and content right to the end - he had such a strong heart!  But on Monday we knew that is was his time and we know that he is now at peace. 

He had the most beautiful day - and 3 bites of steak for dinner.  And he had the most beautiful life.  He gave us every happiness and we can only pray that we, in turn, gave every happiness to him.

We are so blessed to have had him in our lives and we are eternally grateful that he was so happy and filled with such strength and such joy and such love.  He was - truly- the sweetest and most gentle soul we have ever known.   We are blessed and honored that we had as much time with him as we did and are forever and endlessly grateful for the deep, beautiful blessing of his life.  

But - losing him - the heart simply breaks open....  


Tonya, Gary and Lola Bean.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


  1. Oh, Tonya, I'm so sorry to hear that. It sounds like he was a very lucky little guy who lived a great life. And of course you are lucky to have had him in yours. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  2. I'm so sorry, Tonya. I'm sure Finn had the very best life with all of you. Thinking of your family.

  3. Tonya, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is heartbreaking to lose your beloved Finn. I read your news with tears in my eyes. Pets are our children for those of us that have none and it is so very, very hard to let them go. I always enjoyed your posts about the Beans. I felt like he was my little buddy! My thoughts and prayers and with you, Gary, and Lola Bean. I know Lola will be lost without him too.

    I hope you continue to leave your blog open even though you are no longer "Surprisingly Single". I still enjoy going back and rereading it! It was always one of my favorites.



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