Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our Loss

Rest in Peace
~We will miss you more then words can say~

Leave Me Alone

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....




I lost a treasured friend today,
The big dog who use to lay
his gentle head upon my knee
and share his silent thoughts with me.

He'll come no longer to my call
retrieve no more his favorite ball.
A voice far greater than my own
has called him to his golden throne.

And though my eyes are filled with tears,
I thank him for all the happy years
He let him spend down here with me
and for his love and loyalty.



  1. :( very sad indeed, wishing you and the man the best

  2. I'm sorry for your loss. My Kaia is starting to get up there in the years (11 this November), and I wonder how much longer I have with her.

  3. so sorry to hear this! It so hard to lose a fur-baby :-(
    I do believe in the Rainbow Bridge! In my mind it's a beautiful Pagoda-style bridge and all our loves are there waiting for us...and until we get there they are having a great ol' time...
    I lost my precious kitty about a year and a half ago. She was 18 and her name was Mowgli, but I called her MoMo. I named my Etsy shop after her! I still think of her literally every day, but I like knowing she's at peace and in a great place, eating Greenies and laying in the sun :-)

  4. This made me cry!!! I am sorry for your loss,, R.I.P Bear!

  5. Awww :(
    I used to have a blck Lab named Dezi who passed away from cancer. She was a good puppy. Sorry for your loss.

  6. I am so sorry. It's always such a hard thing to lose a loved one; people and pets.

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss!! I was already crying at the headline. Loosing a pet and their unconditional love (and Labs are experts at that) is a terrible feeling. Condolences to you and the Mr.

  8. what a handsome puppy. i'm so sorry for your loss. carole landis wrote a really wonderful article for motion picture magazine called "my dog is dead" that's really supersweet. it used to be linked from my blog, but the link to where it was is no longer up :( if you ever run across the article, you'll love it.

  9. I am so sorry about your puppy. They are never with us for long enough. Sending you both my love and hugs x

  10. Hi MaryD and Sarge, I was coming on to congratulate you two finally, but will do that at a later time,
    I am so very sorry for you both for your loss of sweet Bear. He was such a cutie.
    That is one of the hardest things, we lost our 3 kitties a few yrs ago that we had since we got married and it still makes me cry now reading this, we have 2 new ones now that are wonderful.
    I'm glad you have each other and your other sweet animals to help you both get through this.
    I'll be thinking of and praying for you both today <3
    -MrsErinD (for some reason I can't get it to log in to my blogger id! )

  11. hi, i've only recently started following your blog, but am so sad and sorry for your loss. i lost my babygirl not long ago, so i know how painful it is. it takes time, and the pain eases, but you never stop missing them. hope your other dog will be ok and not pine for him too much. big hugs to you all .... if you don't mind taking them from a stranger :) x

  12. So sorry for your loss. I know that no words can ease the pain, but know that many care for you and yours, and hope that with time the sadness will fade and the good memories remain.

  13. Your sweet Bear...I'm so, so sorry. Lots of love and thoughts coming your way from Nashville.

  14. What a cute dog. So sorry he had to go, but I like to think that perhaps God needed him for something. Part of you went with him, so he will never be lonely. Ugh, losing pets never gets any easier. I had to put my kitty and BFF to sleep a year ago and I still cry. I don't think I'll ever get over that one.

    Lots of love and big hugs.

  15. oh you've made me cry.I'm so sorry for your loss =(

  16. My heart breaks for you. I know he had an awesome life, surrounded with love. Sending love & sympathy.

  17. So sorry. That loss is so painful, I can only say when we know we've given our dogs a good home and lots of love, it's some consolation. Been through it too many times myself.

  18. This post made my cry more than Marley and Me! I am sorry for your loss, i have lost my best friend too and i know how sad it is. i have a new best friend now :) and i love every second i spend with her.

    take care


  19. So sorry for you loss. We've been through that, too, and I know how hard it can be.

  20. So sorry Mary and Sarge. Your lovely tribute teared me up. Whenever I think of losing my dog it makes me feel better to know that I am giving him the best life possible. My dog is very loved and yours is too. RIP Bear.

  21. Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

    He was such a good boy. I will miss him so. Now I am crying again.


  22. awwwwwwwwwwwwww so so sorry, Rest in Peace :(

  23. Oh, Mary, I'm so sorry. It's so very hard. Bear was lucky to have a good human like you in his life. There's a special place in Heaven for each of you.

  24. I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Bear. {{{hugs}}}

  25. I'm so sorry for you Mary and your hubby.
    Keep courage. He had a beautifull life with you. I send you all my goods thoughts.




  26. It's so sad, I'm so sorry for you. RIP Bear I send you big hugs and kisses

  27. I am so sorry for your loss. I have had animals all my life, and it hurts so much when they are gone. But I believe that they never really leave us, and the best we can do try to be as good a person as our dogs and cats think we are.

  28. I am so incredibly sorry for your family's loss. Sending you positive thoughts today. xoxo Bear!

  29. Oh, No! I'm so sorry for your loss. Having grown up with a wonderful Black Lab sleeping at the foot of my bed, this really hits home. I notice you have another Lab, we did too & I just remember throwing my arms around her & balling like a baby,( I was 19), when Scamp died. It will get better, but you will never forget Bear.

  30. Oh Mary, my heart breaks for you both. I'm so sorry for your loss <3

  31. Aw..I am very sorry for your loss. I have lost many a pet and it is never easy.

  32. Sending you a million fur-baby angels to wrap you up in their sorry for you loss. Pets are the loves of our lives and it is never easy to have them leave us.

  33. I'm so sorry for your loss. I feel the same way about the four legged family members that I'm owned by....