Saturday, June 04, 2011

My Fair Lily: 1995 to 2011

I know there must be worse things than losing your beloved dog, but right now I can’t imagine what those things could be.
On Tuesday afternoon I got a bad feeling about Lily, so I left work early and rushed home. When I looked through the door I saw her lying there waiting for me. Her eyes were open and she looked very relaxed, but I knew immediately that she had passed away. Her little body was still warm and I tried to revive her, but it was too late.
Even though I am grateful that we had her love, joy and companionship for fifteen and a half years, there’s a hole in my heart that keeps filling up with tears. Goodbye sweet girl. Your joy and innocence will always be with us.

20 comments:

azirca said...

Words really can't express how very sorry I am for the passing of your dear sweet Lily. My heart truly breaks for you. I know just how much heartache losing your beloved companion can bring.
As difficult as it is right now, try to remember the joy and love that she bought into your life, cherish those wonderful memories and hold her forever dear in your heart.
Rest in peace little Lily.
Gentle hugs to you dear Susan, you are in my thoughts.
xo

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Oh Susan. There are no words. She was such an adorable girl. Deep peace to you, John and the family.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Hugs to you in your loss.

Sharon said...

Susan, dear, there is no loss that compares to the passing of a family member be it human or animal. I've now been through it twice with my cats and it doesn't get easier. I share in your grief and wish that the passage of time will fix your broken heart.

Godelieve said...

How sad this must be for you...

beenebag said...

I am so sorry to hear about Lily, and the hole in your heart must be tremendous:( I remember when my Dorian died. It took so long to come to terms with him not being around anymore, but what really helped was writing letters to him. I know it sounds a bit silly since cats can't read but it helped me remember all the wonderful little things that I loved about him. Every night for weeks I'd write to him. Nothing can replace the sweet face and soft warm nose kisses but your precious memories of Lilly will keep her with you forever. Please take care friend. Shed tears of joy for the wonderful life you were able to share with her.
Lots of hugs.
Love,
Brenda

Carmi said...

All I can say is I understand.
Thinking of you.
Carmi and Paul

me again said...

Oh Susan, I could never find the words to express how I understand how heartbreaking this is and how deeply sorry I am that this has happened. May time bring you peace and may memories bring you smiles. Big hugs to you.
==lennie==

Irene said...

I'm so sorry about sweet Lily.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

You are in my thoughts. Hugs to you.

Ronna said...

It's always difficult to lose our four-legged family. I'm so sorry Susan. I am thinking of you and your sweet Lily!

Anonymous said...

completely know the feeling and there just aren't even words. Just feel her.

Suze Weinberg said...

susan...it posted as anonymous but it was me

ludgera said...

Susan, I am sorry for your loss. Dogs give such an unconditional love. Lily must have been a very special friend.

A bird in the hand said...

Oh, Lily!
I'm so sad to hear this, Susan. Big hugs to you. xox

Cro Magnon said...

We chaps also have hearts. Very sorry to hear about your Lily. I lost my first dog, Hamlet, about 30 years ago and it still makes me emotional when I think of him (now). They give so much of themselves.

Kristeena Crabb said...

Oh, Susan, yes it is so hard to lose a devoted companion who loves you unconditionally. What a beautiful tribute you've created to her memory in your image here.

martha brown said...

Oh, Susan -- I'm very behind on my blog reading... I am so sorry to hear about Lily. You are going to miss her so much. I wish that I was there to give you a big hug.....xo

Sandy Michelle said...

Oh no :( I'm so sorry for your loss!!!!

Hugs!
Sandy

Lisa PN said...

Susan,
i am so sorry for your loss. i had to put beatrice down last year and i know how empty the house can feel. i send you hugs and love.

lisa