Thursday, October 23, 2008

Usually fine
Sunsets thrill with their beauty
Not this time, Tobin

18 comments:

dandjschoch said...

did the doggie pass away? So sorry.

Tom & Icy said...

It is very sad when we lose pets that have become part of the family. We lost Dusty Doggy and our dog Icy will be 15 soon and she can barely walk.

Ariel the Thief said...

I am sorry about your loss, dear. Pain can close one up.

Beautiful photo.

javajazz said...

oh, sweet doggie,
and sweet doggie owners...
i suppose Tobin had
a sunset of his own...
and all those days
you took him with you
and never left him alone
when you went on an outing...?
he loves you for that...
i reckon if there is a sunrise,
eventually there will be
a sunset.
xo

Doug said...

Yeah, I'm sorry too.

SJW said...

tsduff - a belated return visit to say thank-you for visiting novellessness.blogspot.com. Absolutely love your photographs.

sister celtic said...

Terry did you lose the fur child... Gulp sniffle okay cry.. Kemo is gettin OOOWD...Trouble getting up and down he's big and fat and happy He's got to be 150 lbs. Please let me know if your sad and your fur child has gone on to Heaven ...We love you...

Dr.John said...

I'm a bit slow and didn't know you lost your dog. I know how it feels having lost three dogs I really cared about. But sunsets come.

yellowdog granny said...

oh, no!....I'm so sorry...there is such pain in losing a friend...I'm heart broken for you...so sorry..so sorry..

tsduff said...

Yes Jules - he took his last stroll in the yard and fell on the grass... I was with him.

Tom - Icy should wear a crown :) Tobin was 16 - 112 in dog years. He was so stiff when he would get up that it was a gamble if he would topple over. He is free of his pain now. Hugs to Icy - and to you.

Ariel the Thief: - You always say it so eloquently. Yes, I feel like pulling the blanket up over my head.

JJ - Poignantly said. That is the dilemma when accepting a pet into the family... at some point there is an ending. This one is particularly tough. I haven't even removed his worn doggy bed from the dining room - can't bear to.

Yeah Dawg - I know. Deeply appreciated.

SJW - It is your breathtaking banner that sucked me right in... and your writing that kept me there :)

Sister Celtic - Yes, SAD. Tobin went over the rainbow bridge or where ever it is that doggies go. He is bounding around with his beagle buddy Winston who went on over 4 years ago... man it is good to imagine him not in pain from his old rickety hips. Give a pat to Kemo from the Bear and I.

Dr. John: Not slow - I didn't exactly post it in living color. Your pup is so pretty - a Springer Spaniel? Missing the pets that we love is the price we pay when they have to go. It is worth every tear.

tsduff said...

Jackie Sue - I spent the past two days digging a great deep hole for our pup. He's all tucked in now - and I can't move a muscle ha ha. He was as big as a horse. Miss the big guy.

Jeanne said...

I didn't know what you meant either, until I read the comments. He went a good way- quickly, at home. But poor you. I get a hollow in my stomach just thinking about losing our dogs.

sister celtic said...

Sniffle sniffle bawling , it's such a comfort to know that Kemo will have friends to greet him when it's his time..Of course I'll give the goofball special attention today from you and bear.. XXXXOOOO

javajazz said...

no rush to move his sweet old bed...
i'd think it would be a comfort
to have it linger nearby...
xo

tsduff said...

Jeanne - I'm grateful that that is the way it is... not being exposed to the death of our loved pets until it actually happens. I knew it would happen - have been through it before... but ha ha ha it is like childbirth. You anticipate it, dread it, HAVE it, and then move on until the next one Happens. Same cycle. Tobin was a great in my life, and he is missed more than I thought. Damn dog.

Oh Anne - these beings we come to know (dogs, cats, birds...etc) just make our lives here so much better. Having had the great pleasure of meeting your Kemo, I know how much "good" (make that companionship, sniffs, laughs, smells, petting, animal songs, loves and hugs, to name a few) we derive from our furry friends. We ARE coming north for Thanksgiving... since I'm unemployed have no idea of schedule but would adore spending some time with you and your G.


JJ - you must be my Jewish Mom - you make me feel so much better. Blogs are silly and surface... but you are truly real and of utmost comfort. Whoever the hell you are, I thank you and love you.

SOe said...

I´m so sorry to hear that. At the moment, I have no pet for my own. But I´m afraid of the day then my sister will tell me that her tom cat is dead. I love him so much. Such a character!

Kingcover said...

I didn't understand why you would say that isn't a beautiful sunset (because it truly is) and then I read your first comment. So sorry to read about your little doggie dying. He's looking fondly at you from 'the rainbow bridge' :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes Tobin has had a sunset in the journey of life...a journey each of Us can Learn from ...XOXOXO