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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Saying Goodbye to a Special Friend

My little couch potato friend who wrote this blog with me, our little Chocolate girl, went to the vet one last time at 2:30 a.m.   


She'd just turned eleven on April tenth but her quality of life had seriously deteriorated over the last few months despite excellent vet care and all the love (and medication) we could give.  So there'll be one less bloom in my garden for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day tomorrow. 

A Prayer 
by Alfred Noyes

Angels where you soar 
Up to God's own light,
Take my own lost bird
On your hearts tonight;
And as grief once more 
Mounts to heaven and sings,
Let my love be heard 
Whispering in your wings.








22 comments:

  1. So sorry to learn your dear sweet chocolate girl has passed away Peter. Her adventures live on in your posts.

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  2. I'm so sorry, Peter. That's never an easy thing to bear.

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  3. Damn Peter, I'm so sorry. I just had a cry reading this, your cute little girl.

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  4. Oh Peter, I feel your pain. So very sorry. Take care x

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  5. I'm so sorry ,Peter …I've gone all tearful !

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  6. A loss so hard to bear, I'm sorry, Peter. Take care of your heart. <3

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  7. I'm so sad for you and with you, Peter.

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  8. I'm so sorry, Peter. Our pets are part of our families, and their passing pains us deeply.

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  9. What a darling she was! Every loss of a fur-companion leaves a tear in our hearts but I've no doubt that she enjoyed a happy life in your household.

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  10. Aw, such a sweetie. She was lucky to have you for "parents." I'm so sorry, Peter.

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  11. Oh Peter, I'm so sorry to hear this. She was so pretty. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet.

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  12. So sorry to hear this... Take care and hug your loved ones close

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  13. I'm so very sorry, Peter. She looks such a sweet and loving companion, and I know you will miss her terribly. Sending warm hugs.

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  14. Thank you so much everyone for your kind words. I know that you've experienced the joy and pain of loving and loosing a special pet.

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  15. Ohhh I am so sorry. Dogs are such loving companions that loosing them is very painful. Sending you a lot of love.

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  16. Oh no! It is so hard to lose a beloved member of the family. Very sorry for your loss :(

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  17. Peter, I am so sorry. I feel your pain since we are having similar experience with our older dog. Our furry friends make our lives more meaningful and let us have feelings that we wouldn' even know if not them. They live their short lives to teach us and prepare us for what is coming. And how lucky we are to have such friends. Take care and smile to your chocolate snowflake.

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  18. I'm so very sorry - I feel your pain. I lost my Bo in February, my heart dog and my world will never be quite the same. I love this quote...

    It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

    ~ Unknown

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  19. So sorry to hear this, they really are part of the family, you will have such happy memories.

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  20. Very sorry Peter. We all know how tough it is to lose a close family member.

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  21. I am so very sorry to hear this Peter, I know how hard it is to lose a friend. Blessings to you.

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