Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jingle Bells

The bells may be ringing, but they don't soothe my broken heart.

My memories of you are red and raw, like my tired eyes today. I chose to let you go, but that choice cut right through me and left me broken. I know you will suffer no more, so I must take comfort in the pieces of our life.

You came to me when I needed you, wanted you and you never wavered. Always at my feet, or anywhere you could hear me, smell me; just to know I was there made you happy. It was your comfort and mine and love was our bond.

You were feisty, like me, and you took no bull from the others. You were a woman among men and you could handle yourself. I loved that about you. You licked and snorted and barked to let us know that you loved us no matter what. You protected us and today, I still feel your presence in the tears of your family. The pack mourns too.

You were here yesterday, but today you are gone and I still can't believe it. It's the strangest feeling. In a house full of people, there is an overwhelming emptiness.

My heart is broken.
Our hearts are all broken.

I hope you are at peace wherever you are and I hope you know that I loved you like my own, because you were my own. My girl. My baby girl, what will I do without you?

The bells are ringing because today you got your wings, but they don't soothe my broken heart.


sybil law said...

Awwww. :(

Heff said...

This MAY sound heartless, but wait a little while, and BUY ANOTHER.

SkylersDad said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Candy, I make my dogs part of our family.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
Josh Billings

No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich."
Louis Sabin

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
Roger Caras

"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's."
Mark Twain

"If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people." James Thurber

Anonymous said...

Hey Heff GO AWAY the dog was part of the family, and now its gone, so if you dont have anything nice to say don't say ANYTHING AT ALL.

Scope said...

Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Oh my sister I know how broken you feel right now. Losing someone who is such a joy in your life is the hardest part of all. Miss Ming was one of the best! She always welcomed you with kisses and hugs. She always waited for her treat that she knew Auntie would give her even if her Mommy didn't want me to. I feel so sad today because she is no longer here. I will miss her and I am going to have a very hard time coming to visit and she not being there. Maybe Buddy and Amos need a trip to MacDonald's too. A little treat might help them ease the pain. Lets do it together. I love you and my thoughts and prayers are with you, the kids and everyone who loved her and will miss her. She is a bright star today. Her and Brutus and
Courtney are having a hell of a day together!!!!

MarkD60 said...

I fear the day Ditto passes on.
Sorry for your loss

katrocket said...

Hi Candy - I'm very sad to hear about Jingles. The grand Dame of the Treat Mafia will not be forgotten!

Kimberly said...

Oh I missed this. I am sorry for the loss your little furry one. My thoughts are with you.

The Rainbow Bridge

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....

LegalMist said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We have a little pug, Lucy, and I love her to pieces -- as you said, so feisty yet sweet....

Thinking of you today...