In Memoriam

My best friend of nearly 8 years died this morning.

It was sudden, and I was with her, and in the back of my mind I was expecting it, but still. She helped me through my mother's death, the pains of college, the stress of life and everything it threw at me. And all she asked for was routine potty brakes, the occasional dog treat and a puppy kiss here and there.

I'm going to miss her so much.

Georgia

2/2001 - 9/24/2010

36 comments:

  1. OH LD :( my thoughts and sincerest condolences are with you xxx

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  2. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved pet.

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  3. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss NVL :(
    My heart-felt wishes go out to you.

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  4. I know how this feels,I lost one of my best friends Willow my beloved German shepherd a few months ago,my thoughts are with you.

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  5. Oh, such sad, sad news. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  6. I'm also so sorry for your loss, I know how this feels. I'm sure that Georgia was very happy with you.

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  7. Oh dear, I am so sorry for you. So sad and strange that, I'm on the brink of having to let go of my best friend.

    I never really posted but following your fun and busy blog for some time now.

    That picture of Georgia is very sweet, take care.

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  8. Shelley, I am so sorry. What a beautiful dog Georgia was! As a dog owner I can imagine your grief. Thinking of you and hoping your memories can comfort you at this time.

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  9. It's never easy to lose a family member, and they are such vital members of the family, aren't they? Take care... and rest in peace, Pretty Girl.

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  10. so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved pooch. what a sweet face. i know you will miss her!

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  11. I'm so so sorry! I'm a dog owner too and have lost two in the past. It is so hard! You are in our thoughts!

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss! Such sad news :(

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  13. oh- i'm so sorry. losing a doggie is so diffuclt- i've gone thru it a few times and it's so hard. :( just know that she is still keeping you company up in doggy heaven. :)

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  14. As one who has gone through this more times than I care to remember, it is never easy. I feel for you.

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  15. Thanks for the kind words everyone. :)

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  16. All my love an best wishes for you in this difficult time. <3

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  17. I'm so sorry that you have lost your best friend. Georgia was beautiful. We have a 10 yr old Rottweiler who has terminal cancer and we treasure each day she is still with us. There's a kind of a saying about being blessed to have received the love of children and old dogs.

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  18. Oh my heart is broken for you. I started to cry when I read this and that beautiful photograph. I love the animals that have shared their lives with me. I'm terribly sorry for your loss,really.

    Thinking of you friend,
    Elise

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  19. I am so sorry for your loss. I know the pain you are going through. I lost my 14 yr old dog in February and then my 15 yr old cat in June. It truly is heart breaking.

    xx

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  20. I'm so sorry. The loss of an animal is never easy..

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  21. Oh no! Rest in peace Georgia. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Shakespeare.

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  22. I'm new to following your blog, but as a dog lover and owner, i feel your pain. They truly are our best friends. What a beautiful girl she was, and what a blessing that you were with her at the end. RIP Georgia x

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  23. I wish there were words adequate to express how badly I feel for you now, as someone who has said goodbye to many animal companions, I can tell you it gets a tiny bit easier each day, until one day the pain is gone and only good memories remain. I wish with all my heart I could make it easier for you. Have fun at the Rainbow Bridge Georgia.

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  24. Thanks everyone, I mean that.
    Ive lost pets before but Georgia was the first dog Ive owned by myself as an adult. I know she had a full life with me, and I never missed out on an opportunity to pet or kiss or tell her how special she was to me.
    Still, you always wish you could have done more.

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  25. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've lost animal companions, too, and it really really hurts. The pain lessens when you can remember and feel the tremendous gift of their steady, faithful love.

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  26. I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

    <3

    -d

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  27. Sending some comforting thoughts your way, LD...so sorry for your loss!

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  28. Oh dear, I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

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