Tuesday, August 30, 2011

So Quiet

It seems so quiet in the house. We lost our sweet Pebbles on Saturday. A week ago she seemed to be having some tummy troubles so I took her to the vet. He gave her a shot and sent us home with some medicine, and she bounced right back the next day. She was back to playing, seemed energetic and happy, just our normal little happy dog. Then on Friday evening, she seemed worse again, so I took her to the emergency vet. She was diagnosed with cancer. It was very advanced and the vet said it was untreatable and we needed to think about letting her go very soon, maybe even that night. We were just stunned. I saw the scans and her poor little tummy was so full of tumors.

We brought her home that night with some pain meds and special food and gave her lots of cuddles. The next morning we could see she had declined even more. Her tummy had distended and even though she wanted so much to play, she just couldn't. We knew it was time. I couldn't stand the thought of our sweet puppy in pain. My husband and daughter were there with me. We comforted and petted her as the light left her eyes and now the world just isn't as bright and beautiful without her in it.

I didn't realize how much of my days were centered around Pebbles. She was always just an arms length away. I'm so used to reaching out to touch her and now she isn't there. We had her in our family for nine years and were completely unprepared to lose her so soon. I'm trying to stay busy and get used to a new routine that doesn't have Pebbles in it. Yesterday, when I was heading outside to feed the fish in the pond, I called her to come with me. I'll have to get used to doing these things without her now, but it's going to take some time.

I've been distracting myself with TV and doing some drawing, but when I sit and try to work on a card, I just start thinking of Pebbles and can't seem to concentrate. I'm sure I'll be able to get back to it soon, but I just wanted to explain why I may be absent for a bit. I'll be back soon. Thanks for understanding.

116 comments:

beverly said...

I'm so very sorry. I remember the pain of losing our Wendy. They are truly a precious member of the family and it's really hard when you have to tell them goodbye. Will hold you in my heart and pray your days will be brighter soon.

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry about Peebles. she sure is a beautiful girl. I know how you feel. We lost our little pug boy Alfred Saturday morning after he was diagnosed with a collapsing trachea earlier this year. It's so hard. We're just blessed to have them the little time we do. Hugs to you.

vicky said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Pebbles. They are a part of the family, no doubt. Try to cling to the good memories and know that you gave her the last gift of love you could give her by letting her go. She isn't in any pain anymore and she is romping up in Heaven with Baxter and other animals.....she'll have her own cloud too. Hugs~~

Tanya said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, she is a beautiful girl.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh Theresa, I am so sorry and saddened to hear this! I know TY IS my baby! I can't even imagine . Sending hugs and prayers from strength and comfort your way!
~Meredith

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

HUGS T!!! I'm so sorry!!!! We've been there and although it does get easier you'll always hold a special spot for her!!!! Just take care of YOU and know we're all right here for you!!!

Nancy said...

We understand completely! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Thanks for sharing your story with us!
Hugs Nancy

DebraM said...

Theresa I am so sorry to hear about Pebbles. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Monica said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Our pets are such a huge part of our lives and it's never easy to let them go. Sending you a big hug!

Darla said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dear sweet Pebbles. It is just really hard to lose a pet and my heart aches with you!
Hugs
Darla

Jennie said...

Hugs T!!! So sorry to hear about Pebbles and know that she was quite a fixture within your lives...

Lorraine said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Theresa. Our pup is constantly at my heels or on my lap - I can't imagine life without her. Our pets are really little people, part of the family. Thoughts & prayers with you & your family.

June K. said...

Theresa, my deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your family member, Pebbles.

Baukje said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, our fur babies are such a big part of our lives, we miss them terribly when they are no longer there.
Thinking of you.

Alison H said...

Theresa, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know first hand how hard it is to let our fur babies go even when we know in our heads that it's time and better for them. Hang in there! Many cyberhugs!

catdidit said...

Big hugsssss T! You remember, we lost Freckles like this, all of a sudden....and so I fully understand how you are feeling...they become such a huge part of your life it's only normal to grieve like this! It does get better, just with time..time heals alot of things don't it?

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I'm so very sorry, Theresa. There is never an easy way to say goodbye to our furry friends.They love us unconditionally and trust us to know what is best. Deepest sympathy to your whole family.

KayBeHybrid said...

I'm so sorry about your loss.. Pebbles is now in Heaven.. ♥
Big hugs,
Katrin

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh I am so sorry! I know how you feel and what you are going through. I lost my little Noogie my little Boston Terrier. I had her 10 years and she went everywhere we went. I had to have hubby take her, I couldn't do it. I cried like a baby. Then we had another Boston Annie, and she was fine one morning and the next evening, she had a stroke or heart problems because she laid down in her bed, and lost her in a few hours. She was 8. Kept her comfy as possible. It will get better. I now have no pets, and don't know what to do with myself sometimes. We can't have dogs where we live, and they are so much company. Your pain will ease, and then you will start feeling joy of remembering all the good times. BIG BIG Hugs! Leah Ann

Jackie said...

I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family. She had a wonderful life with you and will live on in your heart. *HUGS*

Patti J said...

Oh, Theresa, I am so sorry. Poor Pebbles. I will keep you all in my prayers. You have my sincere sympathy, dear friend. Hugs...

Debra said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. *hugs*. I will be facing similar circumstances I think soon, with my kitty. You are in my thoughts.

RedGem said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers that you find peace for your loss and contentment for the wonderful memories she brought to you during her brief stay.

Chelsea said...

Losing a pet is soooo hard. Hugs!

Pat said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...I remember losing my dog when I was a teenager and the pain stayed w/me for a long time...But at least she's not in pain anymore...and I'm sure she knew she was very loved.

Casmiles said...

Dear Theresa - I'm so sorry for your loss of Pebbles - she's precious. They are our babies and the pain is no less when we lose them. Spend time doing what you need to do, you'll stamp when you're ready. And remember, she's still looking down on you.

Mickie said...

Oh my, I am so sorry for your loss. I too have one that I know is not going to be here much longer and I am dreading that time sooooo much. My Maggie Mae has been at my side for 11 yrs and I will be lost without her. Bless you.

Linda said...

I just put Baxter down last week-I miss him so much. We had him for 15 years. I need to wait til Oct. but I need another dog in my life. Hard to believe how much our pets impact us-those who do not have them just don't understand.

Sheri said...

I am so sorry. Take comfort in that she is waiting for you on the Rainbow Bridge.

The Rainbow Bridge inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I too lost my girl Layla unexpectedly 3 weeks ago. I fortunately have two other dogs, but the house is still "off"

Today, I brought home a "foster" dog. I needed another body in the house. Sending hugs to you!! Maria

Betty Benton said...

I'm so sorry to hear to hear about the loss of your Pebbles, Theresa. It's so hard to say goodbye to our special pets; they carve out such a special place in our hearts! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Pebbles. I have a pom that's 12 and a half and he has more bad days than good. Just old age stuff. It's so hard to let them go but they are forever in our hearts and mine has taught me so much about love and devotion and I'm sure yours has too. Take care of yourself.

Karen L said...

So sorry for your loss Theresa. You don't know what unconditional love is until you have owned a dog. I have a 7 year old black lab who is the centre of my world......I cannot imagine life without him.
Thinking of you.
Karen Lawrence

Gayle said...

Theresa, I'm very sorry for the loss of your Pebbles. It's been four years since my beloved Otis dog and dear cat Amber passed due to illness. I needed to make the same decision as you but when I look back at pictures of them at the end of their lives I know that I did the right thing because there was such a saddness in their eyes. So now I remember the happy times when they were both running and playing and being naughty. To this day, there I times when I come home and still want to call their names. Always remember that Pebbles had a wonderful loving home and that he'll be playing and pain free.

Patty Sue 2 said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Pebbles. They bring so much love and ask nothing from us. My prayers are with you and your family.

Debbie B said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful dog. We have a dog also and she is like our family. I know it will be so empty without her when her time comes as well. Just know that she is in a better place and all of her tumors are gone now. Keep busy and time will make you stronger.

Harriet Skelly said...

Theresa I am so sorry for your loss of Pebbles. Our pets are our children and it is so hard to lose them. Sending you hugs. Harriet

Cindy Lou said...

My heart breaks for you Theresa, my furkids are just like my kids, I just break apart when one doesn't feel well, a few weeks ago my young male dane started having seizures, we thought we would lose him, he gets spoiled even more now (and believe me that is hard!) My prayers are with you and your family during this tough bump in the road. Enjoy the memories.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oh Theresa- I was so sad to read that your beloved Pebbles passed away.That is such a beautiful photo of such a sweet looking dog. The loss of a family pet is heartbreaking, and I hope time will help you all cope with your loss!

Viv said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss Theresa. xxx

Karen said...

So sorry for your loss. She'll be waiting at the bridge for you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your Pebbles. Take all the time you need. Remember artwork can be very therapeutic...maybe making your own private card in remembrance of your sweet dog.

pawprintspetsits

Cindy said...

Hi...I can totally relate as "my daughter" (basset hound) came down with cancer symptoms very quickly too. She and I literally could read each others minds. It was eerie. I miss her terribly. I don't think that it is a coincidence that "dog" spelled backwards is "God". It's that unconditional love no matter what. Thankful that she was in my life and taught me so much. I am sure you can say the same. Cindy

joy said...

Theresa, I'm so sorry you lost your special friend. I know how hard that can be. I hope you have lots of pics to remember her. Our pets are such special companions for us.

Sue from Oregon said...

I am so sorry to read about Pebbles. It is so hard to lose a part of your family like that. Hugs.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh Theresa - I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Loosing a 4 legged person is so hard!! You take ALL the time you need -- my prayers are with you and your family!

Pat R said...

I have never written to you, but when I read of your loss, I must say how sorry I am. I have felt the pain of having to say good-bye to a family fur baby and it sure isn't easy. Enjoy the wonderful memories you have of her, and take care of yourself....

Colorado Crafter said...

Oh, Theresa... reading your post today just brings tears to my eyes. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We have a cat that was recently diagnosed with cancer and it is devastating news to deal with. I can't imagine how hard it must be to have lost your precious pet so quickly. We still have our dear Rocky, but a day doesn't go by that I don't wonder when we will lose him. My thoughts will be with you.

Bessie said...

I will be praying to God for you because He is the only one who will give you comfort in such painful moment. My heart and prayers go out to you!

Carol Melton said...

Theresa, I'm so sorry to hear you've lost Pebbles - a cherished family member. I've been there, I've even had to miss work, so don't worry about taking some time off - you need to grieve. It will take awhile - I remember after losing one of my cats, I could still "hear" him moving around the house. Now my dog is 15-1/2, and failing, so I'll be going through it again too soon. You gave Pebbles the best gift - being with her and holding her at the end. I do believe animals go to heaven - now she is running and playing, free of pain.

Janelle said...

Pebbles looks to beone adorable family member in the photo. So sorry to hear she is gone, but grateful she was in pain for only a short time.

Lynn B. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. I will be praying for God to comfort you and for you and your family to rest in the crook of His loving arms while you heal.

Mary Hansen said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Theresa. Take the time you need, we'll be sending you positive thoughts and awaiting your return to your art.

Deebi27 said...
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Deebi27 said...

Theresa,
Words can't replace that hole in your heart, but they can help ease the pain. I have always felt pets are simply part of an immmediate extention of the family.
I had to make the same decision years ago, after I aquired a sweatheart of a black lab after losing my Mom. One night came in let Bertha out to potty for the night and having to carry a 90 lb dog back into the house, because Bertha no onger had use of her hind legs. As I layed with with her all night long sobbing (& reliving the death of my Mom) I made the decision, I needed to put her down painlessly and peacefully. That next morning I called my vet and took her in. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I knew my Mother would never want Bertha to suffer for a single second.

You made that decision, even though it was sooo hard. I guess Pebbles and Bertha are having fun in doggie heaven together. What a happy thought! Hugz!

Rema said...

So sorry to hear you lost a dear family member...Hugs

Cheryl said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, it's true they are animals but they become just like one of your children, there is a bond that is unbreakable, and with there unconditional love you just know what they are thinking.
I will be thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time.
Hugs Cheryl

Rose Ann said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Theresa. Sending HUGE cyber hugs your way.

Betty Neville said...

Theresa, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Pebbles. Pets are family and they bring so much love and joy. Friends lost my favorite little poodle about two and a half years ago when I was away on vacation. This was a very difficult time for me and it was hard to cope. It was around this time that I discovered stamping and StampTV. I would distract myself by learning and trying Gina's techniques. Sometimes this worked, sometimes it didn't; but I was, and am, grateful to have found this hobby. My heart aches for you at this time. Big hugs to you.

alex said...

Theresa I am so very sorry, I know how much our pets become part of our family, I am sure every one who follows your blog is with me when I say please take as much time as you need and look after yourself and your family, all of us out here in blog land totally understand.

God bless, our prayers are with you

lisa808 said...

So very, very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

This is such sad news Theresa and my heart goes out to you and your family. When you love a pet so much, and then lose it so suddently, it can't hep but leave a huge hole in your heart and your life. Take whatever time you need to mend your broken heart.

Judy Covey

Terry B. said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Pebbles. Trusting time will heal all.

Uschi said...

Liebe Theresa,
es tut mir sehr leid, dass Du Peebles verloren hast. Ich weiß wie sehr man an seinen Tieren hängt. Es ist ein Familienmitglied wie ein Mensch und ist der beste Freund!! Ich denke ganz fest an Dich und hoffe, dass Du bald nicht mehr so furchtbar traurig bist!

Liebe Grüße
Uschi

melissa said...

So sorry about your beautiful little dog. I know how attached I am to my dog & how difficult it would be not to have him here with me everyday. Hugs.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

My heart goes out to you...I know the pain. They are family members. Take your time to heal. I am so very sorry.

Betty said...

My sympathies. We had to put down 2 dogs in the last 3 years. It's not easy making the decision. I'll cry with you now.....

Katherine said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is heartbreaking when we loose our four-legged family members.

Ginger said...

I'm a foster mom for our local animal shelter + I have 3 dogs of my own. I have fostered for over 10 years and it never ceases to amaze me the reasons owners surrender their dogs, such as "they're too needy" Of course they're needy-and we NEED them to make our lives whole. Dogs are wonderful, loving and always by your side. Please know you loved your dog better than anyone else could.

Bernadette Bliss said...

Tears were running down my cheeks as I read this. I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to your sweet Pebbles. My Chloe is almost 10 and I can hardly imagine my world without her. Yet I know someday she will no longer be here with me. That saddens my heart.
May you find comfort in that she is no longer in pain and someday open your loving heart to another sweet dog.HIGS

Mary said...

So very, very sorry for your loss! Hopefully you can find comfort knowing she is not in pain and is running happy in doggy heaven.

mochamama said...

Oh Theresa I am so sorry to hear about sweet Pebbles. We just went through this in March and it literally rips your heart out! BIG HUGS!!!

Nita's World Handmade said...

Theresa, I am so sad to hear about your sweet little Pebbles and I can truly said that I know "exactly" what you're going through because I went through the same thing. We had to put one of my babies (my dog) down on October of this year. We've had him for 13 years and putting him down was one of the worst things I've ever had to do. So now we are down to 1 dog and she is old and has medical problems and the vet has giving her up to die soon. We are on a day to day with her, but per the vet, my baby is not is pain so I'm trying to let her live her days out.

Cheri said...

Oh, Theresa, my eyes fill with tears as I read about your loss. The same scenario happened to us 4 years ago with our sweet dog, Cuddles. I miss her still. I know.....it hurts so much. I'm thinking of you and sending hugs of comfort and understanding.

Ravengirl said...

Theresa, I'm so sorry for your loss! It is a horribly difficult thing to lose a loved one! I wish you much peace as you adjust to life without your beloved Pebbles.

Paper Expressions said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I cried reading your blog today. I lost my cat 5 years ago and I still cry when I think of her. Pebbles is in a better place now and she will always be in your heart.

Judy I said...

Theresa,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Pebbles. Pets bring such joy. Remember the wonderful times you had with her. She will always be with you in spirit.

Beth S said...

Ah Theresa I'm so so sorry. I've been where you are and it's heartbreaking. Just remember she is still with you. In your heart and memories. I always say they bring out the best in us. So much love they give and teach us to give it right back. My girl in buried in the garden with her own little memorial stone. I have 2 other girls now and they are a huge part of me. I see you are the same. Time will get you thru this and lots of tears. Sending you hugs.

karen said...

I don't think there is anything that I can say that hasn't already been said. Just know that you are loved by many people around the world who are sharing in your sadness because we love you.

Gladys R. said...

I know the pain you are feeling.
We lost my daughters precious
pom to cancer several years ago.
Take all the time you need. We
understand.
My thoughts and prayers are with
you and your family.
Hugs,
Gladys

naturecoastcrafter said...

My heart aches for you.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I'm so sorry you lost your pebbles, that is so sad to lose a beloved friend. Hope you are feeling your mojo again soon.

Donna said...

so sorry to hear about Pebbles, she's so sweet looking. I know your pain all too well...still miss Shelby so much!

richardbreaks said...

Oh, Theresa. So sad for you and your family. Pebbles must have been such a joy to you, and that alone means she had a wonderful life. They bring us so much, and leave us so empty. You take all the time you need, and please be gentle with yourself.

Barbara Colbert said...

So sorry to hear about Pebbles. Pets are really very important members of the family and loosing them is tough. My thoughts are with you....happy memories will eventually come...but boy the house seems empty meanwhile. I didn't last long before I had to get 2 new kitties when my other 2 went to kitty heaven...house was too quiet! They truly do bring great joy and pleasure to our lives and homes! Take care! Thinking of you.

Peggysuez said...

I am sorry for the loss of your pet, you're the third person I've spoken to in the last week who has had to make this hard decision. Wishing you well and looking forward to your creations upon your return.

DebbieM said...

This really breaks my heart... So sad news... It takes time to get used to the emptyness your family-member (because that's what pets are) Pebbles has left behind. Take all the time you need and know i will be thinking about you and your family.

Hugs, Debbie Meijer

Scrapacat said...

Theresa - I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Pebbles. I understand how your heart is aching - it really is the loss of a very loved friend. Prayers surround you as you adjust to a different life.
~ky

LindaS said...

I am so sorry for your lost. A's you write - they become such a big part of our Daily life.

Tina said...

Aww, Theresa, I am sooo sorry for your loss. My heart goes to you and your family at this unbearable time. Just know your not alone...
From one pet lover to another...

Terri said...

Theresa, so, so sorry for your loss. It is such a terrible loss. From one pet lover to another, I know how you are feeling. Big hugs and blessings to you.

Mary Lou Kemp said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of one of your family members. Our pets are as important as anyone else in our family and I know how hard it must be. Blessings to you and your family.

Janine said...

Theresa my heart goes out to you. I now your pain and even typing this I am starting to cry. Meg has been gone 2 years but I still miss her like crazy and still expect her to be there when I come home after a bad day! God bless you and help you. Janine

Joanna McDonald said...

I can surely relate to your pain of
losing Pebbles and what a beautiful
dog she was.I write this with tears as
you automatically reach out for her,
call her. I have made many dogs in my
lifetime and have loved each and every
one.But I did have a very favorite and
I lost her 3 yrs ago and I still cry
sometimes.I'd see her bed and expected
her to be in it and I to would call her.Some things we/I did to help a bit
was we planted a memorial garden & I
ordered a concrete bench for it with a
beautiful writing on it. Also,my
husband & I had a funeral-a prayer, a
reading. I have a quote to share with
you-"A dog is the only thing on this
earth that loves you more than he loves himself" Henry Shaw and one more,"If there is a heaven, it's certain our animals are to be there.
Their lives become so interwoven with
our own, it would take more than an
archangel to disentangle them." Pam
Brown I know we will meet again in
heaven! One feels so guilty for putting their dog to sleep but you
have saved her from so much more pain.
May god bless you and comfort you -
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

gerissman said...

I am so very sorry!!! I know how difficult this is!! We had to put our sweet English cocker to sleep a few years ago....You need to know that you did the right thing!!! She didn't have to suffer....That is the best gift you could have given her!! I was so used to having our dog right by my side all the time so it was very difficult when she was no longer there...Time does help to heal....You will always have the great memories of her!!! God Bless!!

Mary Ellen Mayer said...

So sorry for the loss of a precious member of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have followed your blog for years--love your work.

helenbrendan said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Pebbles. We lost our Boxer, Stella, over a year ago and I still whisper goodnight to her. You never forget the loss it just becomes less painful with time.

StampinSher said...

I'm very sorry for the loss of your loving Pebbles. It is always so very hard to have a wonderful friend who loved all of you unconditionally as much as you loved her. Her memory will always be with you so she will never be forgotten.

Di said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We're all thinking of you.....

Judy L. said...

Theresa I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Pebbles. Take comfort in knowing you will never forget her. I have had dogs all my life and to this day every once in awhile I will call for our very first dog, he's been gone for over 20 years! It has been 2 yrs since we lost our most recent love, Cole. You will always have a spot in your heart for them. Remember the good times, the bad fade. Hugs. Judy L. (bluebirds4851)

Sue said...

Hi hun
im so sorry to read about Pebbles, they leave such a big gap when they go, always loved never forgotten, huggies, sue,x

Kay S said...

I'm so sorry that you lost your sweet little friend, Theresa. I'm sure she will always have a place in your heart and even though you can't replace her, I hope you are able to find a new furry friend sometime down the road to keep you company. Hugs to you!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I'm so, so sorry. It's so hard to lose a furry family member - they really are part of the family, too. It will take time - a lot of time - but try to remember the fun times and the unconditional love Pebbles gave you. You will always have that. Hugs.

Donna Hanley said...

Theresa, we just got our power back so this is the first day I've come on to the Internet and saw your terrible, heartbreaking news. My heart goes out to you. Only us dog lovers understand just how much our "babies" mean to us. They are so very much a part of our lives and to lose them, especially so suddenly there is just unbelievable pain and sorrow in our hearts. I say all this having lived through that once many years ago and I am sure it wil happen to me again as I have two "babies" now that are 9 & 8 years old and I am certainly dreading those days to come. I know you have nine years of wonderful, funny memories and they will keep you going for quite a while. Bless you and your family and know that there are those of us out here that are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

pebbles looks just like my mac except for color ..I lost Robie 4 years ago and I went crazy for three weeks ;;my daughter came and took me to the pound where I fell in love with 4 cocker puppies in the next cage was a poor miserable 2 year old buff cocker just sent from Indiana who had been mistreated ...my daughter insisted this was the dog for me and was she right he is 6 now and the love of my life...give yourself time and you will find another sweety..DD

Gail said...

I so share your sorrow..it is the worst thing..to have to let our prescious furbabie go..but knowing it is best does not make it hurt any less..hugs and sloppy kisses from me and mine..Harley, and Liberty..loves ya

gaijinjoy said...

It's so difficult to lose a member of the family so quickly. I send you and yours healing vibes.

JanShore said...

I AM SO TRULY SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. IT IS ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT PEBBLES WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF YOUR FAMILY. PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO GRIEVE, DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH, AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO REMEMBER. BLESSINGS. JAN

Olga said...

oh hon I just saw thsi, I am so so sorry...........my heart breaks for you!

scrapdiva77 said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for you and your family. I can't imagine losing my DJ. He is always nearby. I totally understand your need to grieve. Take care.

Rae said...

The grieving process is just that, a process. Your fond memories are always there. Just call upon them when you need to. The pain will lessen,the tears will become fewer,and hopefully the smiles that come when you remember Pebbles will become more plentiful.My thoughts are with you.

Vicki said...

Dear Theresa, I am so sorry for your loss of your Pebbles. I am an animal lover myself. My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm glad you all were able to be there with her. Blessings, Vicki

jean w. said...

Oh dear Theresa, you have my sympathy in the death of your little doggie! Just got back from PA and read this email. May you be comforted by the God of all peace!

Cynthia said...

Oh, Theresa, I'm so sad to hear this about your furry family member. They really do become a member of the family, don't they? Our oldest lab is 9.5 and we cherish every day with him. He has had two knee surgeries and has potential bad hips. I know he must be in pain every day, but he keeps going like a young pup. It's going to be SO hard to lose him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Lorianna said...

So Sorry for your loss My heart goes out to you!! But she is pain free, it is very hard for us and it is the last unselfish act of love we can do for them. They are so loyal to us!
After having my Shitzu, Baby for 16yrs, we then got Tyler
I just had to put my Tyler (5yrs) to sleep in Dec. and vowed no more , but they leave a hole in our hearts!
I then acquired Lily (Maltese) and she fills me with such Joy! Baby & Tyler is never far from my mind, but things do get a little brighter!
You will be in my prayers, and remember, you have ALOT of LOVE to offer another Fur baby who NEEDS you, and you need them!
Hugs
Lorianna

Sharon Harnist said...

Theresa, I'm so sorry to hear this ... somehow I missed it. Sending hugs.