Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, August 20, 2016

There is a Cycle

Posting to

Pardon my silence this week,
but my heart and soul is processing another deep loss.
(and my laptop decided to call it a day too. Is there a rainbow bridge for computers too?)

Comforting words and flowers from my daughter.

There is a cycle
to life
and death
that shapes
the lives 
of those
who keep
the company
of dogs.
(and cats)

Only we know what a small price 

we pay for the love we have received
from our pets.  The sadness and loss,
no matter how powerful it may be,
is an insufficient measure of the joy
we have been given.

We were a three dog household.
Now we have only two dogs that 
I'm sure are still
wondering where their sister went.
When is she coming home again?

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose;
 all that we love deeply, becomes a part of us."
Helen Keller

Looking like a princess after a day with the groomer.

Now Allie can take comfort with our beloved Lady again.

"Sometimes the best way to help someone,
 is to just be near them."

Allie always stuck close to me before she went blind, and that doubled after. She'd always keep nosing me, I was her ground support.

The kitchen begging crew are short one now.

She'd follow our voices!Always being underfoot, 
wanting to be a part of what was happening,
even if she was being ignored
and it's so empty without her.

"Until one has loved an animal, 
a part of one's soul has remained
Anatole France


TexWisGirl said...

oh, sweet little lady... you were loved, indeed.

i'm sorry karen.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Allie. I am sure she will be missed by all. Our pets are like family and it is hard to loose a family member. I still miss my Goldie Girl. Wonderful collection of Allie photos. Sending HUGS for you and your family. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Phyllis Oller said...

I`m so sorry for your loss,they are a part of our family,when one link is no longer there,there is such a big hole.It is the price we have to pay for loving them.Sending hugs ,phyllis

carol l mckenna said...

Oh Karen ~ loss of our loved ones is so painful and such a sweetie, an endearing fur person ~ Beautiful and loving post and photos ~ Sending you and your family lots of distant reiki healing hugs ~ xox

Breathtaking said...

Oh Karen, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Allie. It's hard to lose a beloved pet. Thank you for sharing the photos, and I send hugs to you and all the family.

Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry. I am familiar with those losses, and they hurt like hell.

BECKY said...

Karen, I am so sorry. Those of us who know the joy and love of having a beloved pet, also know the heartbreak and grief that also comes along. You are in my heart and thoughts.

Cloudia said...

So very sorry, my friend. We know. Hang in there

Alexia said...

So very sorry, Karen. Pet lovers know that it is very hard to lose a precious animal.

Jocee said...

Beautiful post :-)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


many hugs

RedPat said...

So sorry, Karen. We all share your loss.

Lois said...

I'm so sorry. I wish I could give you a hug.