October 25, 2013

Farewell My Sweet Friend

I have been putting off writing this post for three weeks. . . It's been too painful to write.


Even now as I write with tears streaming down my face I wonder if it is too soon for me to share my sorrow.

For the past fifteen years, this adorable furry friend has been my constant companion.

Sadly, I had to make the painful decision to say goodbye.



He was my first baby . . . 

My walking companion . . . 

My snuggle bunny . . .

My garden helper . . . 

My errand shotgun rider . . .  


My snack gobbler . . . 

My foot warmer on chilly nights . . . 

My backyard patrol guard . . . 

My afternoon reading companion . . . 

My friend . . .


He will always hold a special place in my heart.


Zebby Baby,  I love you.


Today, Tomorrow,
Forever


Robin

44 comments:

  1. Oh no Robin.....so sad for you...loosing your dog is so hard .....wishing you all the best warm hugs from me....x !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the hug, it means a lot. Thank you

      Delete
  2. I am so sorry to hear that you had to say goodbye to your furbaby! I know as a pet lover that these are the times that you heart just brakes and there is really nothing anyone can say to help with the pain but know your not along in this. It will get less and less each day, you will never get over it but it will become part of your life. ~hugs~ My prayers go out to you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your right of course, each day gets a little easier with less and less "first thing without him moments" to go through. Thank you so your kind and sweet words of encouragement.

      Delete
  3. So sorry, Robin. Our pets truly become a member of the family. So faithful and always happy to see you with those big puppy eyes. I have no doubt that Zebby had a wonderful life. I hope it gets a little easier as time goes by. Thinking of you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh robin. i am so sorry for your loss. you must be so sad. hugs to you.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm so sorry. It's hard to lose a pet....so hard. We lost our two 16 year old dogs three years ago and we still talk about them all the time.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, Robin- I am so so so sorry. The tears are running down my face as I type this because I remember the pain. I don't have any pets right now because I can't bear the thought of losing another one. RIP to your boy- xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  7. There is nothing so hard as saying goodbye to our doggy companions, Robin. I cried for weeks after we lost our little Fergie. She was our one and only pet and grew up with our girls, so like your Zebby, she was truly one of our children. You just have to keep reminding yourself of the good life you gave him and it will get easier as time passes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hugs to you, your furry friend sounds like he was the best buddy . Wishing you happier days ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am so sorry for your loss Robin... wishing I could give you a big hug right now, but be comforted in the thought that for sure, Zebby knew he was loved...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh, Robin...this is so, so sad. I've been there, and though it was long ago, you always carry those memories deep in your heart. The pictures of your little guy melt my heart. And everything you counted on him for, I do with mine, who is 10. I know I have to treasure these years. Sending a hug.

    XO,
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  11. Robin, I am so very sorry. I have been there, and I understand. Sending my deepest sympathy to you. xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am so sorry about the loss of your dog....I know it is hard. Blessed with good memories though!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh Robin, I am so very sorry. I lost my Whoopie Girl 5 years ago on Christmas Day and it's still hard for me. Eventually it does get easier and you remember all the fun things you did together. I got another dog in a couple of months as Waldo was so lonesome. You will have wonderful memories of your sweet dog. Just remember he will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Gate. Sending my deepest sympathy.
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh so sorry for your loss, such beautiful words and pictures to reflect what a love bug Zebby was~
    Big Hugs, Diane

    ReplyDelete
  15. I got a few tears in my eyes. I'm Sorry Robin, but what a beautiful, heartfelt post. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
  16. We lost our precious Dorje in July after 14 years with her. It is so difficult. My husband could not wait long to have another little buddy to follow him along the sand. We got a puppy right away. And, several times a day I refer to Lulu as Dorje.

    My heart goes out to you.

    ReplyDelete
  17. OH Robin...I am so sorry to hear this. I know how hard this is...pets are adored family members and bring so much love into our lives. I know you will all miss Zebby very much...sending shared tears and loving thoughts your way, my friend...XO

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh Robin, my heart goes out to you! I'm so sorry for your loss. Zebby looks like such a sweet, huggable guy. Pets hold such a special place in our hearts, don't they? I lost my little doggie, Murphy, a year ago when I was on vacation. It was so horrible not being there to say goodbye. I think about him all the time. As hard as things are for you right now, I hope you take some comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of your time with Zebby. Hugs xo

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am so sorry, Robin! Zebby sounds like he was the perfect dog. Sending hugs and thought your way.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Robin I'm so sorry you lost your beloved companion. We lost our sweet chocolate lab just a few weeks ago and I just couldn't post about our loss. We were there with her and it was difficult to watch. Hugs to you. I know he will be missed.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh Robin, I am so sorry. We love them so and they are so in our hearts. I miss my Heidi every day even 2 yrs later. So glad you had such a faithful loving companion

    ReplyDelete
  22. SOOOO sorry. Made me cry. It is like losing a child.

    Cate <><

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm so sorry for the loss of your fur baby. {{hugs}}

    ReplyDelete
  24. Dear Robin, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss; when our furbabies depart, it leaves such a hole in our heart. I know that memories will ease your pain, eventually, and some day you will smile as you remember the times together. I still miss so many of my pups but they wouldn't want us to cry-Zebby would say thank you for letting go.
    Sending big hugs to you today.
    Noreen

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm so very sorry to hear about your beloved Zebby....it's never easy to lose our furbabies.
    Warmly,
    deb

    ReplyDelete
  26. So sorry to hear about your loss of Zebby. Over the last 10 years, we're had to make that hard decision to let 2 of our dogs go and it is so hard when we lose them.
    hugs,
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  27. so very sorry, robin--hugs:)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Very sorry to hear, Robin. Love and condolences from CT, Josh, Marsha, Maija, Drew, and Estella

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love your blog-first time I have commented. I am so sorry for your loss. Animals are a special gift from God, aren't they. I can just imagine him knowing that someday we would need a warm, furry friend to snuggle and love. He is good. I lost my almost 17 year old dog, Buddie three weeks and 2 days ago. She was the best dog ever. It hurts so much. But, a good friend reminded me what I told her last year when she lost a beloved cat- Big love=Big pain. It is the bittersweet, isn't it? I am thankful that I can Love Big and that God will help heal my hurting heart. Sending prayers your way.
    First time commenter in Tennessee,

    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  30. So sorry Robin for this loss. I lost one of my basset hounds this past year too and I know how hard it it to have to say good bye. Time has a way of making things seem less painful you never stop missing them but the pain over time does seem to not be as intense. I wish that for you. Hugs.
    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  31. So sorry, we are such dog lovers and have a yellow lab Buster, I hope your doing a tiny bit better as I write this!

    ReplyDelete
  32. The only thing wrong with dogs is that they don't live long enough! I'm so sorry for your loss. I know your home seems empty now and you probably turn around to look for him constantly. Posting about his departure and all those tears are a start towards healing. You were lucky to have him. He was lucky to have you.

    ReplyDelete
  33. My heart goes out to you!! We had to say goodbye to our sweet cat Cole about 6 weeks ago-it's soo painful. I pray you'll find comfort and peace.
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am sorry for your loss. I have been lucky to have had 3 such wonderful pets in my 61 years. Each time I had to make that last effort for them it was harder than I can imagine. I remember all three of them, I loved all 3 so very much. I am sure that in time you will find another 'baby' to share your life.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks for the nice comment you left on my Pumpkin Colors post. I love that bag too. Too bad I can't afford it. So sorry about your loss. He sounds like he lived a long happy life. I can't imagine the day I'll have to say goodbye to my Frenchie! Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Robin, I'm so sorry. I have one of those too, and I'm starting to realize that we are not far from that juncture and not sure how I'll deal with it. No choice. That is the downside to loving our pets, but the value they bring to our lives is too great to pass up. I'm older now, and I've decided if I do get another, it will be an adopted older pet. Still...it's so hard right now. Time kiddo, it'll take time.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I cried as I read this post. I have been there too, the love from our furry children that is eternally unconditional is something special. May you find peace in knowing that you gave a great dog a great life of love and happiness. So sorry for you loss. Hang in there.
    Andrea

    ReplyDelete
  38. We had to let go of our 15 year old best buddy this fall. He was the best, friendly yet guardie, talkative, loving goggie. It was so hard on our hearts, but just the thought of him being in pain (he never cried) or feeling embarrassed by not being able to control his back legs, we couldn't let it go any longer. He had such a beautiful face and a big love especially for me, the Mom. If you'd like to see a pic he's on my f/book page. Germaine Fryc. Prayerful hugs sent to you and yours who miss him terribly.

    ReplyDelete
  39. so sorry..we are same to good dog lover.I really recommend other to read this article .
    Keep up the good work .

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you. Thanks for stopping by!