Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Quick post

Yesterday's sunrise
Well, it happened again. I got almost through the whole day without even thinking of putting up a Tuesday post. I woke this morning at the usual time and almost immediately began my day with a flood of tears, as I learned that one of my long-time favorite bloggers had to put her beloved pet to sleep over the weekend.

That's the real problem of loving them: they just don't live as long as we do and we must be prepared to say goodbye to them all too soon. I wish there was something we could say or do to ease the pain of loss, but there really isn't, other than to acknowledge that we all go through it if we give our love to each other without holding back. They give us so much, but saying goodbye is never easy.

Emily Dickinson expressed it in this poem:
My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,
So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.
I send my blessings out to all who grieve, including myself.


  1. Heartfelt hugs and oceans of caring to all of us who grieve.

  2. You would understand grief much more than others.

  3. This loss has hit you hard. You know grief too well.

  4. My friend recently had her dog put to sleep because of his terrible pain and suffering, so I extend my condolences to your friend.

  5. Having put my faithful dog down last spring, I know all too well the grief of losing a pet. It's good your friend has people like you to lend support.

  6. Thank you from the bottom of my aching heart.

  7. Our pets are family too. Love that poem, Jan. Thank you.

  8. I am so sorry for your friend's loss and your shared pain. Dogs and parents are the only givers of unconditional love on this earth.

  9. Karma will be missed, she was such a character and I think we all grew to love her right along with Rita. It is so sad when a pet dies....there is nothing to do but to go on one day at a time :(

  10. I just finished crafting a post about pet loss, in a way. But it was only a parting of ways. Oh my. I dread the day that my beloved cats leave me. On a lighter note, I checked out that purple hair do of yours. And I'm intrigued by the eagle hunter. Wow! That eagle is as big as her. I'll have to watch that video.

  11. So sad... I know several friends and my brother who still miss their beloved pets. They become such a precious part of the family. Sending love to everyone who grieve.


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