Friday, September 24, 2010

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:

Fleur de Guerre said...

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

Kai Jones said...

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

Claire (aka Seemane) said...

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

Gingeyginge said...

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.

Sarah said...

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

Anna Champel said...

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

Little Black Car said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry!

superheidi said...

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.

Peter said...

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.

Doris said...

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.

Pixie said...

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

Heather said...

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!

Tasia said...

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

Zinnia Cress said...

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. :)

Marilyn said...

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

NewVintageLady said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. :)

Roxy said...

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

Donna said...

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.

elise said...

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

Selina said...

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

amandamonkey said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Rose said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

SpinnakerSu said...

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

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Adding my condolences to the pile

eileensbasement said...

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

Eleen Fashions said...

I am so sorry.

Rhonda said...

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

Elle C said...

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.

NewVintageLady said...

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.

Valerie said...

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.

angldst said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

<3

-d

Kim Beatty said...

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

Big in Japan said...

Sorry to hear this, RIP Georgia.

Monika said...

I'm so sorry.

Lizzie, The Vintage Traveler said...

I am so sorry. Rest in Peace, Sweet Georgia.

Miss CherryBubbles said...

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

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