Today I lost my best girl, Lexi, and earth lost a walking angel.

For the last few months, she had battled cancer and then renal failure. Through it all, she was a brave, proud schnauzer girl. My sassy queen.

If you’re new (or newer) to my blog, perhaps you don’t know the story of Lexi and me.

It all started just before Valentine’s Day 2015. I had been reading Lexi’s blog and, well, what isn’t there to love? She was an actress, a therapy dog, and a church dog. Not to mention she was very easy on the eyes.

I wanted to ask her to be my Valentine but I was VERY nervous. Luckily, my BFF, Purrince Siddhartha Henry, convinced me to give it a shot. So, I sent her a Valentine:

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Her response? The best!

Noodles, in answer to your question, YES. (As long as it doesn’t mean we are married or anything.) :}

Lexi accepts Noodles' invitation to be his Valentine and sends a Valentin back.

I did the happiest of happy dances. Then my nerves kicked in. It was February 3rd and I had 11 days to plan the most epic date ever.

Luckily, I pulled it off. Though, I think the bacon roses had to do with it than me.

bacon roses Lexi and Noodle Happy VDay

We had a great time that day and if you weren’t a follower of my blog back then, you can find the post HERE.

Then, in April, I got to Skype with Lexi and we planned our next date:

The comments we got from our friends were hilarious (LOOK).

Less than a month later, we went to South Beach, Miami.

We danced the night away, her favorite thing to do.

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You can read about our whole adventure HERE.

On June 18, 2015, she gave me the best present ever. Lexi told me she loved me! (CLICK HERE)

As I’m just sharing highlights from my time with Lexi, I’ll fast forward to Valentine’s Day 2016 when I wrote this poem for my girl:

For My Lexi

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Today is one year

since I fell in love with you!

You make me so happy

Always there to calm me when I get too yappy

Brighten all my days

With your silly and loving ways

I love it when you wiggle

It always makes me giggle

I am the luckiest guy

To have you as the sun in my sky

I’ll always bring you bacon roses to eat

I know they’re your favorite treat

Just promise to love me forever

And leave me never

I love you, Lexi! Happy Valentine’s Day

Little did I know that she was working her creative side as well and made me a video of her dancing JUST FOR ME! (SEE IT HERE)

In May 2016, Lexi was diagnosed with cancer. I made a personal vow to be the best boyfriend a guy could be. It was easy because she brought out the best in me.

A couple days later, we were off for our very first cruise:

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It was a blast and you can read more about it HERE.

As most of you know, until just last week Lexi was campaigning to be Blogville Mayor. She even asked me to be her Vice Mayor. There were “I Luv Lexi”, “Lexi 4 Mayor”, and “Vote 4 Lexi” badges floating all over Blogville. Then, one day, she sent me a one-of-a-kind badge:

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She really knew how to make me feel special.

Last week, Lexi and I went on our final date (for now). We went to Disney and had SO much fun:

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You can read all about that date HERE.

It may have only been a year and a half but it was the best year and a half. Lexi was so honest, quick-witted, to the point (usually to her Mom’s dismay), and smart. Beautiful is an understatement. I will miss her more than I can put into words.

A Blogville memorial will be held soon. I’ll be posting the details tomorrow I hope.

Please keep Mrs. Lexi’s Mom (Amy) and Mr. Lexi’s Dad (Jeff) in your prayers. This is especially hard on Mrs. Lexi’s Mom as she and Lexi were together 24/7.

Give your family kisses and head rubs tonight. I think everyone will need some extra love.

~Noodle

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About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Cupcake says:

    We all feel the loss of Lexi in our hearts and our tummies and our souls, but you must feel it even more, N. You 2 were quite the team. Prayers for the healing of everyone who loves that brave girl.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Cupcake, I’ve read the comments left on my post so far and yours was the only one to make me cry. We were a good team, huh? She was so feisty. The outspoken portion of our duo. I’ll miss that about her. *sigh* We know you and your Mom are hurting too. It’s hard not to with a girl as lovely as Lexi. *ear licks* from me and a hug from Mom to your mom.

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  2. corkscot says:

    We have sent our sympathy message to Amy and her family. Lexi became a part of our family and we will go on embracing you in our family. We know that you are missing your girl. We send you our love and best wishes.

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  3. Noodle, we are so sad for you but look at the memories you have of one darling girl. We will pray and purr for a smooth trip through the grieving process. This is one of the roughest times you will face Noodle but I know you will come out ok on the other side. We are truly blessed by knowing Lexi.

    Shoko

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    • Hi Shoko. I am sad, indeed, but mostly for Mrs. Lexi’s Mom and Mr. Lexi’s Dad. I had wonderful times with her and will miss her dearly but it’s them who will hurt most. I know we’ll all be okay as long as we continue to have one another in our lives. Thanks, Shoko. Sending ear licks to all of you and hugs from Mom to your mom.

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  4. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Noodle, thinking about you and your mom tonight. Although we all loved Lexi you guys had a special bond with Lexi and her mom. Giving you a cuddle, your mom a hug and just know you did a great job showing Lexi how special she was to you.
    ~ take care
    Mrs. Margret

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    • Mrs. Margret! I’m so happy to hear from you. It has been a very sad time but I bet Mrs. Lexi’s Mom feels a lot better knowing you are around. I know you always make me and Mom feel better. Lexi was special to ALL of us. Sending you ear licks (and a hug from Mom).

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  5. We’re so sorry to hear about your dear Lexi!

    We wish we’d gotten to know her better, but you made up for that in your beautiful story. Ghostwriter and Dad and I are all very sad now.

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  6. We are very sorry to hear about sweet Lexi.. It looks like you both had wonderful times together

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  7. We are so heartbroken. Everyone in Blogville has lost a sweet fur-iend. We hope Lexi’s mom and dad find comfort in all the sweet memories you and she shared. Digital hugs, Noodle. 💕

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  8. pilch92 says:

    I am so sorry about Lexi. XO

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  9. Fozziemum says:

    Noodle we popped by to send out love to Lexi’s Mum and Dad…we had no words really..grief is awful loss too hard to bear..we send our love to you too as we know you will dearly miss Lexi..life is cruel and unfair at times..taking those we love and care for all too often..lovely post sweet Noodle xxxx Fozziemum

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  10. dorysbackyard says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Lexi and know you are going to miss her so very much..

    We are sending hugs and love to you, your family along with Lexi’s family.

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  11. you found such wonderful word for Lexi, my tears are running now, but that is such a beautiful tribute for your girl… the ska has a new star now, but she is in my heart forever…

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  12. Mrs P says:

    All our love in this the saddest of times my thoughts are with you and Lexi’s family

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  13. You and Lexi had so many great times together. You have wonderful memories that will last you a lifetime, Noodle. Lexi’s peeps are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you, Noodle♥

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  14. Sending you our thoughts at this difficult time.

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  15. Noodle, this is a real love story, so sad and so full of love. I remember your post when you went cruising with Lexi and you danced till the morning. I read it many times, it was suberb.
    Lexi will live always in our hearts.
    Hugs to you, dear Noodle.
    Kosmo,
    a cat in faraway Finland.

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  16. Amy Sandy says:

    Samantha and Noodle, I know how hard this was to put together and post. It was worth it, a beautiful remembrance of wonderful times. Thank you so much for it. ❤ Amy

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  17. nordhuesn says:

    You are a brave boyfriend to be there for her in good times and not so good. Hugs to you and your mom n dad. We will go to Lexi’s now and post for her family. She was one of the best!

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  18. Nylabluesmum says:

    **snufflesss sniffillsss***
    Oh Noodle mee Moodle wee are heartbroked here at Thee Purrfect Pad!! Even tho’ wee new this day wood come it came too soon an now our Lexi iss inn Pure Land…..shee was thee most amazin doggie gurl an mee iss glad mee told you to ask her out…..mee nevurr regret LUV happenin….
    Mee will all wayss reememburr Lexi…an so will LadyMum…she iss Unfurgettabull!!!!
    Sendin you all thee ~~~head rubsss~~~ an **ear licksss** you need to help you feel better….
    Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • I definitely have you to thank for the last year and a half. I am so lucky you were there to push me when I needed a push. You’re the bestest BFF ever. At least we still have each other ❤ *ear licks* and *head rubs*

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Yur most welcome Noodle mee Moodle. An wee pushed each other reeememburr?? Mee wanted to ask Phoebe gurl out….mee finkss wee gave each other thee courage to ask our Beau’ss out an wee bonded over that!!
        An wee will all ways have each other mee BFF!!!!
        ~~~head rubsss~~~ an **ear licksss** Siddhartha Henry Penry xxxxx

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  19. Laura says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, you two were quite the duo. You were the best boyfriend a pup could ask for.

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  20. Deziz World says:

    We’s so sorry fur your loss Noddle. We’s sendin’ lots of purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  21. We can see what a true love she was fur you. She left paw prints on many hearts!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  22. Piglove says:

    Oh no my sweet friend. I’m so sorry to hear about this. My prayers and heart goes out for you. Sending you major hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

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  23. maggie0019 says:

    Oh Noodle, you made me cry. Poor Lexi. I know she was brave. We will all miss her. 😦 Love, Maggie

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  24. We are soooo, sooooo sorry about the loss of your “best girl”………this was the most beautiful tribute……..we didn’t know her long either, but she sure did leave her pawprints on our hearts, didn’t she? You left some on mine just now too xoxoxoxo (((hugs))))
    DakotasDen

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  25. We didn’t know you or Lexi very well but were sad when you both withdrew from the race because of Lexi’s health. So close to the voting. Had you won you would have made a good team. We’re sorry for the loss of your girl. Purrs and paw taps.

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  26. MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Minko says:

    We were led here by Sid-Henry…so sorry you lost your good furend, Noodle, and your campaign partner as well. It seems Bloggville has lost a gem and a treasure.
    Sending love and hugs and licks.

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  27. speedyrabbit says:

    Oh my gosh Noodle,I am so sorry for the loss of your sassy gal Lexi,many snuggles to you ,xx Speedy

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