Well, October has turned out to be a very difficult month this year...
I mentioned in my last post that our dear Flanders was feeling a bit under the weather. She seemed to be on the mend, but unfortunately we lost her last week. A tumor hiding in her bladder. Darn it!
She was 14 years old, so I knew the day was approaching. But I didn't realize how difficult this would be. She meant so much to our family. She loved us and we loved her.
Sorry for being such a lazy blogger lately...and for not being consistent in my blog reading, as well. I promise to try to do better. I have some exciting things to share!
Give your pets an extra squeeze.
Sorry Mary. It is so hard! We too lost our Ol' dog of 14 two months ago. Take care.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear this, Mary! She was beautiful and surely most sweet dog! It's always difficult to loose a dear friend and after being together so many years even more. Our little 'Foxy' was 16 when she passed away 2012 (few days before our wedding). You need the time to think about her and all the lovely moments you had together. Don't worry about blogging until you feel ready for that again. x TejeReplyDelete
She will always hold a special place in your heart Mary. Hugs...ReplyDelete
Hugs for you Mary.ReplyDelete
So very sorry to hear of your loss! Our furry family is so important to us! It is so sad ...actually devastating after we live so closely with them and for so long. God bless you and your family. My condolences to you all!ReplyDelete
I am sorry for your loss! It is so hard, but I am glad you had 14 wonderful years.ReplyDelete
So sorry. It's so very hard to lose our Pups. Gorgeous photo of Flanders. Gentle hugs from TexasReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about the loss of Flanders! Such a beautiful sweet dog!ReplyDelete
Sorry for your loss. We lost our Tessa after 14 years, two years ago. It's so hard after that long. I still think of her and "hear" her footsteps in the entry. Hugs to you.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry, Mary! Pets are family members, and it is hard when we loose them. Take your time. Hugs!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your loss. I know Flanders was a very special part of your life.ReplyDelete
I have loved and lost special dogs as well. My heart goes out to you and your family. I found comfort knowing I gave them a great life while they were with me, got them the best care possible while sick, and didn't let them suffer.ReplyDelete
Mary - I am so sorry. We lost our girl Fiona in March. We all miss her here, but we are so grateful to have had her for ten years. Take it easy. PamReplyDelete
Oh no! So so sorry for you and your family, Mary :(ReplyDelete
Sending you hugs, Mary.ReplyDelete
I am sorry for your loss, our furbabies are like family to us *hugs*ReplyDelete
Ack...this time I can totally say I know how you feel...we had to make that decision for our kitty a couple months ago....so hard...we had him for 17 years.ReplyDelete
Look at that face...gotta make you smile every time you see it and know love went both ways!:)
Thinking of you.ReplyDelete
I'm so very sorry Mary. I lost my Jada a few months ago and I have felt like I'm missing a piece of myself. It's so hard to lose someone that was a constant daily source of love. Leaves such a hole ..ReplyDelete
So sorry. Yes our animals are a very important part of our lives and it hurts deeply when we lose them.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry! What a sweet looking girl. A pet is part of the family, and losing them is so hard.ReplyDelete
Oh Mary, I'm so sorry. It's always just horrid. I hope you find another furry friend soon to share all your love with, I think it really does help ease the pain. Not that those we've lost can ever be replaced, because they can't; we just make room in our hearts for someone new, who helps us get our smiles back.ReplyDelete
Oh dear. I'm so very, very sorry. This hits too close for comfort. Our Hogan is 11 now, and we can see he's slowing down. Losing him will be so hard. I dread the day. I know you are suffering, and I'm terribly sorry.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry . . . losing a beloved pet is very very hard.ReplyDelete
Oh, Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing her sweet face in your posts. It's a terrible thing to lose a dog so dear to you and such a part of your family. Hugs.ReplyDelete
so sad t lose your Flanders what a good age 14 so you must have had some wonderful times together which I am sure you will look back at once the initial loss has easedReplyDelete
Oh my gosh...I am so very very sorry...ReplyDelete
Their beautiful furry souls become a part of ours. I couldn't live without the addition of their lives but a piece of my heart goes with each loss.
Lots of caring thoughts your way....xxx
Hugs to you all... Cx
Its heart breaking I know but what wonderful memories you will have in time
So sorry to hear of your loss huge hug and love being sent Maggie xxReplyDelete
PS Will give my two boys an extra hug tonight!
So sorry to hear your news . My dog is like one of the children probably better in some ways as she always agrees with me and doesnt argue. They sure do become part of the family hugs to youReplyDelete
So sorry Mary. Big hugs xxxReplyDelete
Oh how sad for you--losing a beloved pet is losing a member of your family for sure. Well, hold those fun memories close to your heart and know she had a good life with you all. x-tra hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Rosemary B hereReplyDelete
Boy do we know that pain. Oh yes, the pain is overwhelming sometimes. Our pets are indeed part of our family and when they get old, they are just like gramma and grampa. we love them. God bless you and your family.
The good thing? Flanders is safe now.
So very sorry for your loss, Mary. Our pets hold a very special place in our hearts, don't they? Always there, always loving, we are the center of their world. Lighting a candle to light the way for your sweet Flanders.ReplyDelete
I know exactly how hard it is - we lost our dog of 14 years last year too :*( We have a new puppy, and she helped ease the pain some, but we will never forgot Tucker. HUGSReplyDelete
Oh Mary, I am so very sorry. I understand what you're going through - I lost my dog when she was 10 for the very same thing. It was heartbreaking. We are so fortunate though to have been blessed by such selfless and just-happy-to-be-with-us family members. My thoughts and hugs are with you.ReplyDelete
SO sorry for your loss!!!!ReplyDelete
Mary, so sorry to hear you lost your dear sweet friend. Take comfort in knowing that you've provided her a very good life in a family that loved her so much. Big hugs, BarbaraReplyDelete
So sad! It's amazing how pets become part of the family and its so hard when we loose them. Sending hugs your way! ��ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry. Take care xxxReplyDelete
Such sad news. It always a heartache when they leave us.ReplyDelete
Hugs Mary. So sorry you lost your sweet pet. Our furry friends are so beloved.ReplyDelete
so sorry. our pets add so much to our livesReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear about Flanders :( It's never easy to lose a friend. I am glad she had a good life full of love with your family.ReplyDelete
Mary, hope you're week has gotten a little better. I know your sweet doggie will be having fun in heaven, like Reese said. Much love my friend!ReplyDelete
So sorry about your dear Flanders. I know how you feel. I lost my Lucy in May and she was 14. I guess 14 is the golden years for dogs; I've read of many pups on quilting blogs I follow who go on to Rainbow Bridge at that magical age. Put a cute picture of Flanders on your computer desktop screen. I see my Lucy every day there and she makes me smile :)ReplyDelete
Oh, Mary! I am just now reading this as I, too, am behind on my blog reading. I'm so sorry. Losing a beloved pet is soooo hard. Be good to yourself, friend.ReplyDelete
Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about Flanders. This is so hard. Be good to yourself, friend.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry for your loss, Mary. It is so hard to lose such a dear companion. I lost my sweet cat Jack earlier this year after a very sudden illness, and I still get teary when I think about him. I hope you and your family are comforted by knowing that you gave Flanders the best life and family. She was very lucky!ReplyDelete
I often jest that I would be more upset to lose my dog than my husband. How much less our lives would be without our canine pals. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.ReplyDelete
I'm so, so sorry. I lost my cat earlier this year (she was 15), I know how awful these things are so my heart goes out to you. BethxxReplyDelete