Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thank You From My Heart



Oh, Dear Ones, I want to thank you all who left such sweet and loving comments and sent me emails about the passing of my little Chloe Dawn. Most of you know the pain in your heart that's felt from loosing one of our sweet little pets. I've cried, even screamed once, until I didn't think I had any more tears left and then in a little while, there they were - the tears. I still feel she's with me. Every time I leave the house, I think I must put Chloe Dawn in her room! I even hear for just a faint moment her little toe nails walking across the wood floors. And, when I go to bed at night I just automatically go into the living room where she would lay on our new rug, to pick her up and carry her up the stairs to bed as I did each night. Some of you may say, it's just a dog, so grow up! Well, all of us 'pet' parents know our little animals are much more than that - they really are our little children. I think I've aged about 8 years when I look at myself in the mirror.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know how very much I appreciate you all. You're my family, you really are. I've been trying to keep myself busy...been crocheting until my arm hurts. Counting stitches helps me keep my mind busy. Any way, I'll be back soon (with lots of crocheted items to show you) and hopefully I won't be so sad. I do have all of the sweetest memories of my little black fuzzy faced girl that will stay with me forever.

Seems my heart has lost it's song for the moment but you'll always be my sweeties,
Shelia :)


45 comments:

  1. I used to cry over the loss of my Pepper all the way to work, and then all the way home. Oh, I missed her so much. Now, I have Bentley and because I am home all the time, I am really attached. It is going to take some time....but you sure have precious memories!

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  2. Shelia, We lost our Penny and Boone(dogs) and our Bouncer and Sissy(cats) all in one year. It was heart breaking. I said never again but we now have our Ziva (dog.) She will be 2 on Feb. 20th. My heart still aches sometimes for my Penny. She was my BFF. Ziva has filled a new spot in my heart. She is a joy. It just takes time to heal the ache. Just a thought.Is there a shelter where you could volunteer? Might help.
    Thinking of u judy j

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  3. Oh sweet lady, I didn't know! It's always so sad when our little furry babies go to heaven. I know, it's the worst! I still cry over our pug Ben going to Doggie Heaven 4 years ago.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  4. Take your time, Shelia. Anyone who has ever loved an animal knows how your heart is broken right now. You just need time to heal.Focus on all the sweet memories and you will find yourself smiling again. Sending a hug, Deb

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  5. Keep singing, Sweet Sheila! We miss you; but take the time necessary to grieve. Sally

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  6. Shelia as Deb said, it does take time. I know your loss is hard but your memories of her will always be there for you. Sending you big hugs and much love!

    Linda

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  7. I am still doing the same with the loss of our cat, I think I hear her meow and can't get out of the routine of feeding her and holding her. It's so hard I know :) Love going out to you!!

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  8. Don't let anyone tell you it was just a dog!! They become our children and our best friends. It takes time to grieve and I don't think we ever get over anticipating them waiting at the door for us. Love to you.

    Judy

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  9. She was your baby just like Bailey is mine. I pray for your heart not to hurt so much with each new day.

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  10. I know exactly how you feel Shelia. They are our children and we love them so much. I live alone and my 2 dogs are my best friends. They give unconditional love and are always so happy when we come home. I really don't know what I would do without them. I worry that I will pass before them - as they are spoiled rotten. But I sure love them and I know how much you loved your sweet girl. It will take time, but will get better and you have so many wonderful memories of her.
    Lots of hugs coming your way.
    Mary

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  11. Pickle they are not just pets they are a huge part of our every day and heart..I feel your pain my dear friend..after I lost my last Yorkie girl I said no more I could not take the pain again..Did I ever tell you I had 5 Yorkies's at one time, mama, daddy and 3 babies girls..they were all born here and died here..They were my family..My kids have even offered to buy me another one but I won't accept a other one in my life again..Remember I so feel your pain..I also have had a empty lap..Hugs from my mountain to yours Gloria

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  12. Just catching up now Sheila. So sorry for your loss. I have felt that pain and know how much it can hurt. I pray for the healing in your heart & that your memories of your sweet Girl will provide comfort. Big hugs. Xoxo

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  13. Such a sweet pup she was, and you will have sweet memories of her always. Bless you for being kind to animals.

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  14. Thinking of you, Shelia. I know it is lonely without your sweet girl. Hugs ~ Sarah

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  15. Dear Shelia,

    My precious dogs are getting "up there". I just want to squeeze them to pieces because I just don't know what I will do without them. Chloe Dawn was such a big part of your blog...I felt like I had known her personally.


    I truly hope you feel better with every passing day. It DOES get better, have faith. But you will never forget her sweet face or part of your life.

    Sending you a big hug.

    Jane x

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  16. My dear Shelia, I'm sending my sincere sympathy because of the loss of your sweet, cherished pet. I totally understand how it is to have to have a pet PTS. It is a blessing that she passed quickly.
    Our family has had many, many pets (two dogs and seven or eight kitties) who we have loved and lost..
    Chloe Dawn lived a good long life but we are never, ever ready for our sweet fur babies to go to Rainbow Bridge. It will take a while for you to get over this loss Keep her memory in your heart !
    I'll be thinking of you. I'm sorry she couldn't have lived with you in your new home for a longer time.
    Sending warm hugs,
    Charlotte in Virginia.

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  17. Oh Shelia I feel for you. I know in time it will be easier. Each of us grieve differently and sometimes it takes a while to get through it. Dogs give unconditional love and reward us with their faithful friendship. She is gone but she left her footprint on your heart. You will always have her in spirit. Many hugs, Liz

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  18. I know, I know....it's sad and just heartbreaking. Time lessens the hurt I suppose. You will carry her in your heart always....

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  19. I still miss my dog after 20 years, but now we laugh when we remember his antics. (He was quite a character.) You will get to that point, where her memory makes you smile. You are so sweet with such a loving heart, and you are in my thoughts. Keeping busy is the best thing.

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  20. Oh Shelia, it's such a difficult time. I remember it well -- one feels as though their heart will never smile again. My heart aches for you, knowing this is a loss almost impossible to bear. Just let yourself grieve and move forward in your own time. You'll get grief bursts but there will be less as time goes by. Your heart is so full of love, and this will help heal.

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  21. I understand, Shelia. There is a quote about a part of one's soul awakens when you love a pet. It is so true. She is at Rainbow's Bridge.

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  22. You are in my thoughts and prayers so much, dear friend. Sit at your piano and play and sing - and let the tears fall. It's a very healing time. Just you and God and your memories. You will always hear those little feet and see her in familiar places. Most of all, you know she will always be in your heart!
    ~Adrienne~

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  23. Dear Shelia, Sending you BIG TEXAS SIZE HUGS~ my heart knows how you feel and whatever you feel like doing, crying, screaming or whatever ~~ do what you need to heal. Chloe Dawn will always be in your heart and lives in your memories forever. Wishing you comfort!!
    Love to you XO

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  24. Nothing wrong with a good scream sometimes. Some years ago when I was having some troubles I used to go for a walk to the church and then go round the back and shout! Goodness knows what anyone going past thought, but it got it all out. If that is what you need do it! Still thinking of you my dear. xx

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  25. Sheila, so sorry for the loss of your sweet little dog Chloe.....I know your heart is breaking and there is really no consolation except to know she is not suffering any longer. Life is full of "hello's and "goodbyes" isn't it.....it is what we do in between that counts. Praying you will someday have another "hello" and opening of your heart for another little fur baby to love.

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  26. Being sad is part of the process I think. I know your pain....you will never forget her as she will always be part of your heart. At least this is how I feel. My dogs are my babies.
    Take good care
    Jeannette

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  27. Shelia, I missed that post! I'm so sorry about your sweet puppy loss. It hurts so much, I know, Thinking of you!!

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  28. Chloe Dawn is with you always ! We've been praying for your family ever since your post. They are FAMILY and our fur-babies leave paw-prints on our hearts........ One day we will see them again on the other side of The Rainbow Bridge. Until then, she is your little angel from Above for sure oxox

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  29. She was part of your family. So sorry. I hope keeping busy is helping.

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  30. O....I am so so sorry for your loss, dear friend. It breaks my heart, too.
    I send you prayers for comfort and lots of love and hugs.

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  31. It's good to see a post from you. I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful crochet work.

    Smiles & Hugs,
    Carol

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  32. Shelia, I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't been catching up for awhile so didn't know. It is one of the hardest things to lose a pet. They are always so special to us no matter what and when one is gone there is a big hole left in our heart as well as our life. We are still grieving for our Buddy, I don't think that will ever change. Take care and you are doing the helpful thing by keeping busy..Judy

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  33. Shelia, still praying for you, know how it feels. God has given us pet animals so it is no wonder that we grieve when they pass. Brighter days are ahead sweet lady...take your time to be comforted and when it is time (and you will know when) maybe you can consider getting another pup, there are so many out there that need a warm loving home as yours, and the pup would give you his unconditional love just like Chloe Dawn did. <3

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  34. Sheila, nuestras mascotas llegan a ser parte de la familia, y Cloe era especial y linda, por lo tanto sanar su ausencia te tomará su rato. Pero los recuerdos hermosos que nos dejan ayudan ha hacerlo. Saludos y bendiciones.

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  35. Sheila, I'm so sorry to hear this! It's a difficult adjustment for sure. Our furry princess passed away two years ago and we still talk about her almost daily. ((((Hugs))))

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  36. May the Lord bless you today, sweet Sheila.

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  37. Count me as one of those who is in agreement: They ARE our babies! I never had a pet dog until Leo came into my life a couple of years ago. Goodness! I cannot imagine what it would be like without him. So, I feel very deeply for what you are going through right now, Sheila. I am sure that time will soften the pain and that you will have many wonderful memories of your sweet Chloe Dawn.

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  38. I feel your pain Sheila. Our fur babies are so much part of our families. When we lose one, it's like losing our child. I feel so bad for you. Sweet Chloe Dawn is resting at Rainbow Bridge. I hope her memory gives you comfort. xo

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  39. There is nothing - absolutely nothing - immature about grief. It's intense, real, hurts like heck and eventually subsides into a foggy and loving remembrance.

    I lost my kitty Tojo right after we moved and to this day whenever I think about it - had him for 17 years- I always felt it was my fault because I moved. It's taken 11 years for my husband to convince me that it wasn't my fault, that he was very old. No he didn't like the move and it was upsetting, but I cannot feel guilty any more, it was hurting me so much.

    I hope you feel nothing of the sort. We need to do what we need to do. They are/were loved and that is the greatest gift we can give them, our pet family. I truly hope your grief passes soon. Go hug your grand children and let yourself smile today. Hugs and love. ♥

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  40. Oh Sheila, my heart aches for you. I hope you find your song again soon. Jane

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  41. It's so hard to say goodbye, they truly do become a part of the family.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  42. You don't know how much I understand. Our little Angel is my baby girl. She is getting old also and I worry quite often about the day she won't be with us any longer. It is going to be very, very difficult for our family. She is such a part of my daily life. It is ok to grieve. I pray it get easier for you soon soon. Big, big hug, Shelia.

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  43. Shelia,
    " A friend hears the song in your heart
    and sings it back to you when you've forgotten it."
    I pray you can hear me singing, dear friend. . .
    I'll be listening (when the time is right) for you to join in.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  44. Have been thinking about you a lot and praying for you my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)