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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Sad Goodbye

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It is with a broken heart that I write this post.  The tears won’t stop, and the memories are flooding in.

Today is a difficult day in my house.  Today we said goodbye to a member of our family.  Miss Poo turned 12 on the 23rd of August.  She was my oldest baby.  I have had her since she was just a few weeks old…been through thick, thin, good bad and lots of love with her. 

She is a pure bred Sheba Inu.  She is loving and silly and gentle.  One of the brightest dogs I have ever seen, she could even spell the words ‘walk’ and ‘bath’.  She will be very sadly missed in our house forever, but fondly remembered always.

If you would please pray for my children to heal from this loss, it would be appreciated.

Lots of Love Miss Poo…we miss you already.

49 comments:

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Tootsie, I know how you feel. I have had two dogs that we lost. We didn't think we could go through it again, but we now have our third westie. He is a joy, and I can't imagine coming home without him being there.

It will take time for you and the kids to deal with this loss.

Eileen

adsgram said...

And, with tears in MY eyes as well, I wish you all some ease from your heartbreak. I have been there more times than I want to remember, but whenever I read of another beloved pet leaving to go play with mine, I DO remember.

God Bless you and your family. Miss Poo is happy and running pain free waiting for you all!

God Bless..
Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Oh Tootsie, my heart goes out to you and your children on the loss of Miss Poo, what a lovely, soulful dog. How lucky she was to have had such a loving home.

The loss of a cherished pet is incredibly difficult; they become so much a part of the family and their loss is deeply felt. I will pray for you all.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Tootsie and kids, I'm so sorry. We luv our fur creatures just as much as if we had birth them.

I know ya'll are hurting and am so sad to hear this. I'm hoping that the pain will pass soon and that you'll remember all the good times with her.

Your friend,
Ramona

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Oh Tootsie,
Of course I'll pray for your sad hearts....
I am so, so sorry. Losing a beloved fur baby is very hard.
Sending love and hugs.
Deb

susan said...

Oh dear Tootsie--You are such a good mom asking us to pray for your children when I know your heart is breaking too. I am so sorry and I know there will be a huge hole in your hearts. I will pray that God will fill it memories and gratitude for the time you had with Miss Poo. Wish I could send a hug :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

That is just so sad and I am so sorry. I know how you and the kiddos are feeling. These pets get a hold of our hearts and become members of the family or like children. I still miss mine that I had for fourteen years.I use to tell that dog it was the worst kid I ever had. ;-)
Prayers.

RainGardener said...

Tootsie, our hearts go out to you in this terrible time. I've lost my share of pets that I loved so much I too, thought I'd never stop crying. The last two are buried up on the hill here on our property and have some of my favorite flowers on their graves. They are like part of the family and it's hard to let them go.

Becca's Dirt said...

I'm so sad for you and the children. Our pets become like second children to us and home just isn't the same without them. Get another pet. I got Buddy shortly after I lost my precius 'Sam' and Buddy is the best ever. Prayers for the kids sweetie.

Blondie's Journal said...

Tootsie, I am so sorry. I could feel the pain of your loss in every word you wrote. I am sending many prayers your way and a big hug.

xoxo
Jane

Alea said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved companion! I will be praying that the Lord heals your broken hearts!

We have found healing in creating a memorial garden for our pets. My blue and white perenial garden is my children's loving tribute to their guinea pigs.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Tootsie, it is so hard to loose a pet that is definitely a member of the family. I am so sorry. I will keep you and the children in prayer. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

My heart deeply hurts for you and your family. May time help heal.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.♥

trash talk said...

As I look down at my 12 year old schnauzer sleeping at my feet, my heart just aches for you and your family. I will keep all of you in my prayers for healing that only comes with time. She didn't need to spell "love"...she said it with her eyes. Tootise, I am just so, so sorry.
Debbie

Maureen said...

Oh Tootsie my heart is with you and the kids. Losing a pet is heartbreaking and I will pray that you will all ok. I have made it through this in the past by being grateful for the time we had.

Sandy said...

Loosing a family pet is truly loosing a child... I'm sending good vibes for you and the children to think of all the wonderful times with your 'Poo' to help get you through the next few months.. After that you will bring up her name with a smile.
Sandy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sending prayers to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Poo!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Sorry to hear about your dog. What a sweet face. I'm sure it must be difficult for you and your kids, pets become family members and it's so hard when they are gone.

Tress said...

Please know my thoughts and prayers are w/ you and your children during this time of loss and memories.
Blessings to you,
Tress

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Tootsie,
I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved dog. I know how hard that is. They are such a huge part of our families. I will say a prayer for you and the kids and your precious dog.

Anonymous said...

when your childern are hurting andyour grandchildern are hurting it becomes a real heartbreak for us old folks. the helplessness and pain we feel you cant know until you get to our place in life. we are praying for you all. love grampie and gramie

The Green Pea said...

There is nothing like being blessed with a good dog. I am glad that you had the chance to have one. I know you will have many good memories. I will pray for your children. My heart is with all of you. sandi

Life on the Edge said...

It's been a long time since I've visited your blog, and for that, I'm sorry. Also so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious furbaby. My Jake is going to be 13 on Halloween and I wonder how much longer we will have him. I know your heart is breaking. I'll be thinking of you and the kids.

Kady
Life on the Edge

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I came to check in on you, Tootsie, because I am behind in everything I do, and haven't been joining in on Fridays. I read your post with tears in my eyes. I'm sorry for your loss of Miss Poo. I just said a prayer for you and your family.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

I just recently went through this with my Lab Sally. :( She was right at this same age - time with them seems to go by so fast doesn't it? My heart goes out to you doll. {{{HUGS}}}

milka said...

im so sorry to hear your lost. pray for you and the kids. take care.
Hugs,
milka

Sonia said...

Tootsie,

So sorry about your precious doggie. When we had to put our border collie to sleep...was one of the hardest things we ever had to do. Didn't think we would ever have another dog..but now we have two wonderful pooches again. They don't replace her...but they did help heal our hearts. Will be praying for you and your kiddos.

Miss Bloomers

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you all and praying the memories will help ease the pain and sadness.

Hugs,
Nancy

Miss Janice said...

Oh my goodness...how sad to lose Miss Poo! We have a 15 year old Jack Russell and everytime I leave the house I wonder if she'll be alive when I return! Hugs to you!

onlymehere said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You all must be hurting so much. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.
Cindy

Sigrun said...

I'm sad for your family. We still have sad moments about our Tundra--and we only cared for her for a few months. At least you have many fine memories.

Darla said...

So sorry Toots....

La Petite Gallery said...

OH Tootise, I have tears in my eyes as I type this. My dog is 15 and failing little by little. I am putting him in my bed and go hug him and kiss him now. He is like a part of my body every step I take he is there. I understand, I will pray your children get over this soon. It has to hurt..

yvonne

Calming Scents said...

Nothing greater than a dog and a human beings relationship. I dont even know your family, never will and I'm sitting here crying. (not kidding). I've said goodbye to many dogs over my lifetime now--and each one is no less painful for me. I say, its the last time I cant do this again--but then I remind myself so many animals are waiting for loving families AND the ones that have left us, want us to care for one of their "own". My prayers are with you!

Debbie said...

Tootsie, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious dog. Give your children a hug for me. Please check the link below for the beautiful poem of "Rainbow Bridge". Sit and read it with your children and I hope you find some comfort in the words..hugs, Debbie (Maine)



http://www.newrainbowbridge.com/NRB/rbpoem.htm

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Honey I'm so sorry to hear about this great lost for you and the kids...Prayers coming your way my Sweet Daughter..A BIG old hug to you...Love ya girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Alberta said...

When a pet touches your heart as much as Miss Poo did, you wonder how you are going to get through the next moment without her. Cry, remember the good times and just let your grief out. We know you are hurting and will for as long as you need to.

Thinking about you during this difficult time.

Dawn Dutton said...

I will remember you in prayer and keep your family close in thought.

9405018--Pat said...

Sending prayers to you and your children...so sorry for you loss..Pat H

flarffy2000 said...

I'm so sorry. We lost our baby "Boots" last July and it's very hard. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

(((Tootsie))), My eyes filled as I read your post, remembering my past fur babies. I know how you all feel. Been there more times than I care to remember.
It's so hard on the kids, as well as us adults.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
*hugs*deb
xoxoxoxxo

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Teresa said...

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull

I hope your family's hearts mend soon. One of the hardest lessons in life is to lose someone you love. Too bad we can't keep them from ever feeling that pain. When you are all ready, a new puppy in your lives will help ease the suffering. There's no replacing but having another dog to love makes you feel good inside. I certainly know the feeling. Thunder is our fourth dog and each one before still holds a space in our family and our hearts.

Bren said...

I'm so sorry... she will be missed!
BIG HUG to you and the kiddos.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Tootsie, so sorry to hear about your precious compainion, I remember previous posts about this wonderful dog, I know that he was loved. Take care

Raquel

siteseer said...

Sorry for your loss. Pets truly are a large part of our families and it is always hard on everyone when they must go to a better place.

Low Tide High Style said...

I found your blog through Connie at Hartwood Roses and I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog Miss Poo. As a huge animal lover I can relate to the pain that you and your family are going through right now. I hope you will find comfort in the wonderful memories of all the years you shared with her!

Kat

Denise said...

I am so very sorry to read about the loss of your precious Miss Poo. My heart goes out to you all, especially to your children. Never easy, always heartbreaking and the only healer is time but it takes too long. I've been through many losses over my life and have no pets right now but they bring so much joy. One day maybe I will hear the patter of four feet and the bang of a tail on the wall as I come home again. My prayers are with you all and little Miss Poo.
An English Girl Rambles

CiNdEe said...

SO deeply sorry for your loss of your beloved dog. I know how hard it is to say goodbye. I will keep your family in my prayers. I know you will miss her forever but it will get easier in time.

mrsben said...

Glenda and family -- Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved and loyal Miss Poo. My thoughts are with all of you. Many Hugs -Brenda-