Tuesday, October 28, 2014

and so it goes.....

We are getting by those first few days in a daze.  So much has changed since those first days of blogging.  We saw many friends come and go.  Many lost their furbabies and we joined them in sorrow and then they left.  Back then I could not understand why they stopped blogging or dropping by, but now I can see how the sadness can make it nearly impossible to carry on with things.  I am not sure how I would get thru this without my husband and my furbabies and all of you.  Those on facebook, instagram, blog friends, meetup friends...people I met thru my etsy shop.  Everyone's comments, well wishes, and good thoughts have meant so much to me. From the day of diagnosis 6 months ago to now it nearly seems impossible that this has happened.  We all love them, try to keep our babies well and alive and then grieve in only a way we can understand when they pass. We were blessed that our girl had 6 wonderful months with us post diagnosis. At that time I remember praying that she would just make it thru Summer. I'm sure if you have looked back in our blog her favorite place in the world being at our camp. She was the queen. We got her as a puppy in 2002 - she was born on the 2 year anniversary of my mom's death. She filled and overflowed a void that was in my heart. She welcomed 5 furry brothers and sisters into our home over the following years. She never missed a beat. She was never any trouble. She didn't chew, bark or get into anything. She was never sick. Two weeks ago we took her with us for a last day at camp. We took out "her chair" and lite a fire...even though it was daytime. We didn't speak about why we were doing this...we just did. She sat in the sun by her fire for the afternoon. At the end of the day, we loaded the chair into the truck  knowing it would not be used by her there at camp again. On this past Friday..her last earthly day, we took this chair to our patio and made a fire in the fire pit. We asked her if she wanted to "go to camp" and watched her little ears perk up. We sat outside with her for the next two years and talked about how she had come to be with us and her life. We told her how much we loved her. We put the fire out and took a long drive to the lake to listen to the waves. None of us will ever forget our babies. RIP Chloe 11-12-02 to 10-24-14...heaven has gained another angel. 


Noodles said...

Debra and family
I am so sorry your grand ol' dam Chloe has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She was elegant and I have always loved seeing her smiling face. Sending you lots of hugs.
Love Noodles

stellaroselong said...

Thank you Deb for sharing this beautiful story with us today. We could feel all the love in your heart for your chloe with each word. What a special way to say "until we see each other again". I read somewhere with so much love comes so much grief. We do understand.
Stella Rose and Momma

Payton's mom said...

Such a special day for a very special girl. Your story and love has moved me to tears. Praying your heart feels peace and comfort soon.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

her loss can never take all the wonderful memories she has given you you jut have to give it time for the sadness to lessen so that those memories can come flowing back in

Julie said...

It is heartbreaking when you lose them but you hold close all those wonderful memories you have and they are never truly gone.
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for taking the time to share these words with us. Sometimes there is no way for us to show you how much we really do care- and can feel your sadness.
We are right there with you. When you hurt- we hurt.
Thank you for trusting us with the journey that you are on.
You gave the best home to Chloe,,
She is saying 'thank you'

tubby3pug said...

our dogs give us so much and then they go so soon. I love that she is what got your love of pugs started. That is how I feel about our oldest pups, Tubby almost 14 and Norbert age 12. They started my love of dogs. I know how you loved Chloe

retro rover

Idaho PugRanch said...

I wish I had words, but I have only tears. What wonderful memories you made with Chloe, right up to her time to go.
Bailey & Hazel

Whitley Westie said...

Sendin ya lotsa big hugs.

Sandy said...

What a sweet way to spend her last day on this earth....this made me get the tears. I am thinking of you all during this time.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Keep talking about how you are feeling. Let the tears fall. We are all here-- we surround you,,,
Please keep talking.

We love you

Team Beaglebratz said...

What a sweet tribute to a sweet angel. Thank you for giving dear Chloe some wonderful times.
Run free dear Angel Chloe at the Rainbow Bridge.
Mom Kim

Nanük said...

We stopped to paw our condolences and wish woooos peace,

Nuk & Isis


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