Saturday, 14 June 2014

....and with a kiss she slipped away.

My heart is breaking.
This morning we had to let sweet Rosie Mae go.
Approaching 18 years old, she was getting
increasingly doddery but was still enjoying a
good quality of life with her family.

Last night, however, she had a massive seizure
from which she wasn't going to recover.
To cut a long story short we agreed with our
kind vet this morning that it was time to let 
our baby-girl slip away.

There'll never be another dog like her.
I will miss the shadow at my feet and 
her constant and fun companionship.

Sweet dreams, darling girl.



missy k said...

Oh Jo ... I am so sorry.

Rosie was a lovely dog and I know how much you all loved her... Luke and Hope grew up with her.

Much love to you all

Karen xxxxxx

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Dearest Jo, I am so, so sorry to read this post and so very sorry for the loss of your most beautiful girl Rosie Mae. What a wonderful and long life she had because of you, and your family and how intertwined she was within the fabric of not only your life, but those of your children as well. I remember reading her story awhile back, and Rosie Mae becoming part of your family was meant to be... I know there aren't many memories for your children or you that don't include her, and so I hope you are finding comfort from them, from one another and all of us like me who share the loss with you of this most special girl. Again, I am so very sorry....

William the Lurcher said...

I know your loss, sadly have been there a few times over the years. Thinking of you all.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Read your post via William's blog, hence my comment came via that feed. Apologies. Ann.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

sending love . . .

Crafting Queen said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending lot of hugs.

Marigold Jam said...

So sorry - she was obviously so much loved you will of course miss her terribly but rest assure the awful grief will pass and the time will come when you can remember the happy times without the dreadful anguish you currently feel. Thinking of you.

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Eileen said...

I feel so sad for you.
You did the kindest thing for her. She had a peaceful passing and she had a wonderful life with you.
Sleep tight beautiful Rosie Mae.
Sending my love to you and your family.

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Virginia said...

Oh Jo I'm so sorry, she was an amazing companion and I know you have lots of fabulous memories of her, she had the best home ever - fact! Hugs

Caz said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news :-( I know nothing I say will make it better but everyone will be here for you! hugs!

BadPenny said...

Rosie Mae was a remarkable girl & I know how loved she was. Sleep well old girl x

Denise Spillane said...

So sorry for your loss of your precious friend. My heart goes out to you.

Linda said...

Dear Jo I am so sorry for your loss of dear Rosie Mae. She lived a good long life so you will have many sweet memories to cherish and help you through. We truly do lose a part of ourselves when a beloved pet dies.

Gina said...

So sorry to read this Jo. I still miss our lovely boy. Sending hugs. xx

Miss Iowa said...

All dogs go to heaven, especially the great ones like Rosie Mae. My condolences.

Karen Isaacson said...

I'm so sorry, Jo! What a lucky girl she was to have had you all as her family.

Lynda Norton said...

so very sorry for your loss, what a beautiful girl she was. Sure she will always be watching over you xx

Privet and Holly said...

Heaven has gained
a dear, furry angel,
who will surely be
at the foot of the Rainbow
Bridge to greet you with
another kiss, someday.

I know the ache of that
last kiss and hug, but I
hope it soothes your heart
to know--really know--
that sweet Rosie Mae only
felt love at the end, and
no more.

Sending big old hugs your
way, Joanna, as you navigate
this hard time.

xo Suzanne