Monday, 25 March 2013

Facing Loss

I haven't been blogging much of late.  We've been nursing a sick dog for a few weeks. These little ones are part of our family and have been for nearly fifteen years. A few weeks ago, Greta was diagnosed with nasal cancer and the bad days were outnumbering the good. We know having the vet come and put Greta to sleep was the kindest thing we could do for her. Rest assured we found comfort in that but we are sad and sorely miss our special friend.
   In the back of one's mind lurks the realization that one day we all must let go and say "goodbye".  Today was such a day for us. We treasure happy memories and the sense that Greta enjoyed her life with us. We continue to lean on each other and enjoy Greta's longtime friend and cohort, Zoe.
   Even now I am blessed by having had such a special friend who brightened other's' lives by simply being herself.
Greta loved her sunshine
Greta on her last day with us
Greta and her weepy friend

4 comments:

homecraft said...

What a great puppy dog she was...so tiny and yet she will leave a huge hole in our hearts and lives.

catholic4areason said...

My best memory of them are when they were barking their heads off on the other side of the gate in your kitchen in Rudyard. Emily was totally freaked! They were just cute, but, oh, what a noise they could make!

May you find comfort in all the warm memories you have of her. God bless.

Mom Belle said...

Amen to those words about a precious baby girl. She has a "weepy" Grandma too, but I know I'll see her at the 'Rainbow Bridge' when the time comes!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Oh sweet little pup, oh gosh. I am so sorry about what you have faced, what a great dog.