Monday, December 14, 2009

~ Goodbye ~

we are all so very sad today
we had to say goodbye
to our
faithful
best
friend
we got her as a wee puppy
and she has been
apart of our family
for 12 years
we will miss you
so very very much
sweet
Rosie
xoxoxox
saying goodbye has never been so hard

72 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

Dearest Koralee, I went through the same thing this year. It is utterly heartbreaking. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

katrina said...

Oh, Koralee... I'm so sorry about the sad news. I can only imagine what your're going through. My condolences to you and your family.

Washer Mom Val said...

I'm sorry and understand your pain as we had to put down our 13 year old Yorkie this past late summer. Cherish the good memories.

Maria said...

Koralee...today is a dog day... My brother's ol' Samoyed is going in for surgery tomorrow... My Muffin (shih tzu) is 15 and wearing baby diapers (no joke) due to her old age incontinence ...

My heart skips a beat when I think of saying good-bye to her... I know the day may come soon...

So very, very sorry you had this day today ~

Make a special place on your Christmas tree for her collar. Her spirit and loving energy will surround your memories forever. Animals are such a special gift from God ♥ .
{hugs} ~Maria

caroline joy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope each day gets a little easier for you.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I am so sorry. Our sweet pup is 13 1/2 and I can't even think about what that means. We thought we were losing her a few months ago and I cried like a baby. I do understand.

Sue

Dragonfly said...

Rest in peace Rosie. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Koralee,

I'm so so sorry for your lose of sweet Rosie. I know what a special part of the family she was....Our furbabies bring such joy and companionship ship to us...just know that she will be waiting for you and you will see her again one day.

Love and Hugs to you and your family,
Stephanie

DebraLSchubert said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Our pets are vital members of our families. We've got six cats and a bunny. One of our cats went missing for a couple of days last January and they were two of the saddest days of my life. (He did come home safe and sound.)

I wish you and your family peace and strength at this difficult time. Rosie was lucky to be a part of your family, and you were lucky to have her in your lives. Dear, sweet, Rosie, you will be missed.

Love the Decor! said...

I am so sorry. Been there and it is so hard!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Honey I know you must all be heartbroken right now, losing one of your family. My heart goes out to you all. She would have had the BEST life with you guys, what a blessing.

much love and hugs DJ

Julie Harward said...

Oh do I ever know how that feels. It breaks my heart every time and time passed and I still have moments when I miss them so much.I know that in the next life we will be with them again. Isn't it so great that God gives us these noble companions, my life would never be as happy without them. Sending you big hugs and comfort to your heart! Your sweet dog had such a kind face, a reflection of the soul I think. Keep the memories near your heart! xxx's

Rheea said...

I'm sorry for the sad news, Koralee. My dog is more than 7 years old now. I know in a few years time I will have to go through this as well, so I hope I can be brave like you then.

I'll remember Rosie in my prayer tonight. I'm sure she is safe and happy wherever she is now. Take care~

Rheea

Amanda said...

Saying good bye is so difficult - but the bravest kindest choice. Oh how you will miss her. Be gentle with yourselves Koralee. xx

merium said...

Rosie is beautiful and I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Our Poppy left us just over a year ago and I miss her so much! I hope she and Rosie are having a romp and a chase in doggie heaven! Sending you a big, big hug.

Teresa said...

Koralee...
I am heartbroken for your family.
Twelve years...oh so hard to let go.
It's a pain like no other.
Words are just not enough in tender moments like this.
Just believe with all your heart that Miss Rosie lived a dream life with you and your sweet family.
How blessed we are to be adored by our furry babies.
So many memories!
I do hope you might pop over and read this post so dear to my heart...written in October.

http://bloomingonbainbridge.blogspot.com/2009/10/dog-heaven.html

Sending your sweet spirit lots of love.
I will hold Doogan especially close tonight in memory of your Rosie.
I am so so sorry.
If it helps at all...one thing I did when I lost one of my Corgi's two years ago...I ordered a sweet little id bracelet from Sundance and have Hershel's name engraved on it...I have never taken it off.
XXOOXX

Simply Mel said...

Dearest Koralee,
My heart aches for you and your family, for this is truly one of the hardest things to go through. For as long as I live, I shall never understand why our beloved friends who give such unconditional love and devotion only have such short-numbered years on this Earth. I have a 13 year old pug, and I just hold her tightly all the time because she has and continues to give me so much joy and love.
Hoping your hearts ease soon as they fill with happy memories of Sweet Rosie.
Bises,
Melissa

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Koralee
Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Rosie. I know I had my childhood doggie for the first 17yrs of my life and it was a terrible loss when she layed in the driveway for the last time. I know you will have memories that will stay with you forever. Sad for the kids at this time of year. Sending warm thoughts to all of you xx Julie

Shell said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I know when my childhood cat Terry died I was heartbroken. Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family.

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry, Koralee. Very sad news. The family dog is always a special treasure and it is so sad to have to say goodbye. Hugs to you all.

Kellie Collis said...

Very sad news. Wishing you lots of love and hugs to yourself and your family.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Koralee.... I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. I know exactly how you feel. Over the years we have lost a few pets and, I can never get over how devastated I am when it happens. It's why I am not having any more animals now. I can't bear it when they go.
Try to remember all of the happy times and memories that you and the family have shared with Rosie and that she was part of your lives. I am thinking of you. XXXX

becky said...

So sad to hear.Im just thinking of my Border Collie when you say that.Hes almost 13.Oh when that day comes Im not sure what I will do.I have had him since he was 6weeks old.I have a westie hes 7 but the oldest and biggest has a special place in my heart.I hope things are much easier for you within the next few days.

Have a good week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my friend, I can't imagine the pain; I have never lost a four legged friend in this way....mine have either run away when I was a child or had been given away. That was hard enough. I can only hope that we will see these magnificent creatures again in HIS presence, for He loves his creation so. God bless you dear one, Anita

Scraplady51 said...

Oh Koralee, my heart just aches for you and the loss of your dear Rosie. The loss of a dear pet can be so hard on us. I made a memorial scrapbook for my Einy to honor his memory and I look thru it often. It's been 4 years and I still think I can hear him around the house, juming off the bed or shaking himself off. Who knows, maybe it is him. Anyway, my thoughts are with you... Patti

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Koralee I am so saddened with you and your family over the loss of Rosie... I am sure my sweet little Lady has met her and they and running and playing in doggie Heaven right now... love to you... Julie Marie

Susan said...

So sorry, Koralee.

Julie Ann said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Koralee!! :( I can't imagine how hard it is... *Hugs*

*jean* said...

oooo koralee, i am truly sorry for your family's loss...

Claudia said...

Oh, Koralee, I am so very, very sorry. Such a loss is heartbreaking, I know. I've been through it and dread the day when it happens again. You and your family are in my thoughts. Rosie will always be with you.

Martha said...

I am so sorry Koralee for you and your family...pets are just an amazing part of our families you know...it is not easy to lose such great and loyal members of our family.

I'm not sure if you are interested, but we were given this book from a family member when we lost one of our dogs a year and a half ago...it helped the kiddos tremendously...anyway just in case it is Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
Blessings to you and your family

Deb said...

Dear Koralee
I am so sorry to read of your loss. Your Rosie looks like my sweet Ben. We lost our beautiful black lab last year ~ he was just shy of 12yrs too. Keeping you in my thoughts ♥

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

So, so sorry for your loss.

Rubyred said...

Oh Koralee, so sorry to hear of your sad loss of dear Rosie.It happened to us earlier this year.Our lovely cat Peanut died, we had him for 20 years, we'd had him longer than we had our children! We love our pets so much don't we?
Thinking of you.
Rachel x

Elyse said...

oh. :( so sorry to hear you very sad news.

warmest thoughts to all ...

xo
elyse

jqline said...

Dearest Koralee, i am soo sooo sorry to hear this sad news! I'll remember Rosie in my prayer tonight. I wish you and your family peace and strength at this difficult time. Sending you and your family lots of love and warm wishes!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Libbie said...

Oh - I know your hearts must be hurting. She looks so sweet...I am so sorry you had to say good bye to your dear friend. Sending love your way!

Andrews e Jana said...

would like to express our feelings,
compassion. Nothing in the world can take the love of our hearts. Have positive thoughts and your pain will calm down.
kisses

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee, so sorry to hear about the loss of your family member Rosie, it's so hard when you loose a loved pet.Dogs are such loyal and beautiful animals, I have never been lucky enough to be able to have one, but if I did I feel sure I would feel lost without them by my side.Sending you lots of love and hugs today. Sharon xxxooo

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh no!

Sweet Rosie, that is so heartbreaking Koralee. I hope you are all OK? such a terrible thing to lose a beloved family dog my heart goes out to you all,

Much Love Sarah x

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Koralee - i've been there. I am so sorry for your loss and pray that you cherish your memories! You are in my thoughts......

xoxo

Cate said...

OH I am so sorry to hear that! I cannot imagine how hard it is for you. She looked a beauitful girl.Thinking of you.

Anne Marie said...

sooo hard........so many of us can relate to your sadness - truly Koralee - and my little heart aches for you right now.....I'm so sorry....wonderful memories will remain....

Yelena R. said...

So sorry for your loss! Losing a beloved pet is one of the hardest things :(

Kitty M said...

Oh Koralee I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely friend - how sad, we would be lost without our Poppy :-( Much love xxx

Maria Confer said...

Koralee, I'm so very sorry for your loss! Pets are such an important part of our lives.

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

XOXO

Maria

JC said...

I am so very sorry.
She had a long beloved life with you.
(I so know what it feels like)

** please help me find a home for the boys .. stop by my blog and mention them on yours **

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh my sweet friend! I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Rosie. My thoughts and prayers are with your family...here's a big (((HUG))) for you!

Kris said...

Thinking of you today!

Jenns Three Graces said...

Koralee, I'm sending you a hug and my prayers. We lost Annie (13) 2 summers ago and I still miss her, Palmer was 6 months old when we lost him to a hit and run driver, our gray muzzled Spice is 14 and slowing down... they are our faithful hearts so I know, believe me I know. You're on my mind...Jennifer

Monica said...

Oh no ... I'm so sorry :o( I know first hand how it feels to lose a pet that has been part of the family. Please consider yourself having received a great big hug from me.

Kelly said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss! Sending lots of love to your family xxxx

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. We went through this a little less than two years ago and the pain of it is still very vivid. It isn't easy losing one of these precious family members who love you unselfishly and never get mad at you. Peace be with you. Twyla

Teresa said...

Hi Sweet Koralee!
How are the cookies coming along?
I would love to see pictures!
I know that are being made with so much love!
And I would have loved to have come over and done some baking with you today!
XXOOXX
Just wanted to let you know that you are still on my heart. Dear Sweet Rosie...I know she has not left your thoughts all day.
If you are like me...I'm sure you just keep picturing her dear sweet face and eyes. And of course her prescence is everywhere.
Sending a hug to you!
I hope you don't mind me taking one of your adorable Bluebird buttons...I will send you one of mine when I have one made.
XXOOXX

kathi hardin ~ traybella said...

My heart breaks for you today. I went through this last year with our 14 year old black lab. wow, i had no idea it would be so hard to let her go. or so hard to see my husband letting her go. :( big squeeze hugs to you today...and everyday.
kathi

Angela said...

Koralee,
I'm so sorry to hear about your baby Rosie. I had to say goodbye to two of my labs a month apart of each other. It hurt so much and broke my heart.
You will remember the good times with her. Take one day at a time.
Love
Angela

OceanDreams said...

I am sorry that you had to say goodbye to your sweet puppy! Sending hugs to you and your family!

Geisslein said...

Oh Koralee - I´m crying with you now! Such sad sad news, such a heartbreaking loss, I can exactly feel what you are feeling now, because I had such a loss several times in my life and I still miss all of them! But be shure, you are in my heart, my thoughts are with you and I will send you a warm hug to you and your family! tanja.

blondiensc said...

oh goodness Koralee, I am so sorry, this made me weepy at the thought. Having pets has to be the best part of life, but saying goodbye has to be one of the hardest parts...big hugs to you and your family....xoxoxo

B said...

Koralee, so, so, sorry to hear your news. I'm sending you and your family love and hugs at this difficult time. B xxxx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Koralee,

I am so sorry for the sad loss of Rosie.
My family experienced this with our Giant Schnauzer Heidi, last year. It is so painful and miss her and think of her every day.
Thinking of your family and sending love and hugs.

Hugs
Carolyn xo

June said...

I am so very sorry for your family Koralee. The loss of such a faithful and loving friend is so hard. Sending you a BIG HUG and kind thoughts your way.

LuLu said...

Oh Koralee I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of Rosie. My heart goes out to you and your family,
sending you much love,
LuLu

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Dear Koralee, I am so sorry for your loss. Rosie was a beautiful dog and I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet who is such a part of the family. We are still mourning the loss of our sweet maggie who passed away last month.. I hope your memories help ease your pain and the joy of the holiday season offers you and your family some comfort.
xoxo

Chrissy said...

So sorry for your loss...its my first visit to your lovely blog,not the best day for you.I am another Canadian blogger,hope you will feel better soon,all the best Chrissy

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

We lost our "Rosie two years ago. She came from the local animal shelter...and was a part of our family for 17 years! I am sure you miss her terribly! So sorry...

Hugs, Carrie

Mo said...

ooo that is so sad, im so sorry. I lost my dog 5 years ago and i still miss him...
They are such big part of our lives !!
it's hard, but try to focus on the fact that you were lucky to have each other for 12 years, to have shared so many memories...

RIZZI said...

MY DEAR KORALEE,
I FEEL SO SAD FOR YOU, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE CHRISTMAS SEASON. SUCH A GREAT LOSS IN YOUR LIFE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ROSIE, AND YOU TOO. MY REILLY IS GOING TO BE 15 YEARS OLD, HE IS GOING BLIND, BUT HE FINDS HIS WAY AROUND WITH HIS SEEING EYE DOG, TUCKER OUR POODLE. WHAT A PAIR. TAKE CARE KORALEE, YOUR COOKIES LOOK YUMMY. RIZZI

ELK said...

i feel your loss and lift you and your family up during this sad time...such an amazing part of a family , leaves a big hole...I've been through it twice and our dog now is 11
(((hugs)))

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Rosie. Sending you comforting thoughts and prayers.

Nancy

Pam Lefcourt said...

Oh my...just found your lovely blog and nothing hurts me more than the loss of a pet. My heart is with you! Hugs...

Cindi said...

Ah Sweet Koralee,

My heart goes out to you! I know that Rosie is a part of the family and it is never easy to loose a loved one! Especially one that has unconditional love for you!!

Merry Christmas My Friend,
Cindi