Sunday, October 30, 2011

Farewell, my sweet girl

Marigold
10/14/97 - 10/29/11
She gave us everything she had for 14 years.
Rest now, little girl.

144 comments:

Jill said...

Oh dear. This made me cry. I am so very sad for your loss. Sending you so many hugs.

Fjällripan said...
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eileeninmd said...

I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Marigold. {{hugs}} Eileen

Debbie said...

oooohhhh t, what a heart break to read. you were so lucky to have her, she lucky to have you!!

she gave you everything, you gave her everything!!

best friends for sure, you will always miss her!!

fill your heart with her memory and she will always be with you!!

big, big hugs!!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Theresa, I am so very sorry hearing about the loss of your sweet Marigold. It is so damn hard, isn't it? I hate it. But, I do know that I am always a better person for loving my animals so much and having them love me back is beyond anything I ever give to them.
Know that I am embracing your heart and sweet family today with love.
xo, misha

Fjällripan said...

Oh...thats so sad...Hugs from me...


I am sorry that I deleted the first comment, but it was so difficault to write in english...

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I am so sorry. If only they could stay young and with us always.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Marigold, T. I know you'll miss her terribly. It's a wonderful thing to have had her in your lives- our furry families stay with us in our hearts for always.
Sending comfort and hugs your way,
~Tina

Giga said...

Jest mi bardzo, bardzo, bardzo ......przykro i smutno :-(. Czemu tak szybko odchodzą Ci, których kochamy. Pozdrawiam

Louise said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. I was afraid something was wrong when I didn't see a new post from you this morning. I know that you must be hurting right now, and I wish I could take some of the hurt away. Hugs, to you, my dear.

Ellie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Marigold. It is so hard but she filled your life and you filled hers. Sending you lots and lots of hugs. Take care T.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Theresa! I am so very sorry to read about Marigold! It always hurts so to lose a beloved friend! My thoughts are with you and I send you lots of hugs! Take care, my friend!

Sylvia

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You will be on my mind throughout the day Theresa. I know how you must feel for I have been there many times myself. Wish I could be there to give you a hug.

Pricilla said...

Oh, goat hugs!
it is so hard to say goodbye to them

Gone Country said...

Oh T, I am SO sorry to hear about your precious Marigold. For animal lovers it is never easy to lose a pet. They become our children. (((HUGS))) to you my friend during this rough time.

mick said...

It's always hard to lose a loved pet. I sympathize with you.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

I'm so sorry to read this. What a beautiful girl.

Christian said...

Very sorry to hear about your loss.

Roan said...

Just looking at that sweet face makes me cry. I know how hard this is having had to say goodbye to 2 of my cats and almost saying goodbye to Willie a few weeks ago. It is hard to say goodbye. Run free Marigold.

Candy C. said...

Big hugs to everyone at The Run A Round Ranch!

Lois Evensen said...

I'm so sorry. We, too, have our loved Labs. Such pain when they leave us, yet so grateful for the wonderful years they had with us. It is just not fair that they don't live longer.

Big hugs,
Lois

Bob Bushell said...

Poor Marigold. I feel for you.

Daniel said...

[[[ Big Hugs ]]]

Jan n Jer said...

No words can be enough to comfort you in your time of sorrow! I am sure Marigold gave you much joy and you have many happy memories of her. So so sorry!

Kathy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Marigold. I know the wonderful memories you have of her will get you through the bleakest days and although none will ever be able to replace her, a new and different friend will bring joy to you at another time.

Sandra said...

I am so sorry she is gone, i know it hurts and we hurt with you. she was so beautiful. hugs from me to you

Breathtaking said...

It's heartbreaking to loose a much loved pet.I am so sorry for your loss.

Ms. Becky said...

oh dear. nothing I dislike more than learning of the loss of a beloved pet. they are our best friends and know our hearts like no other. sorry you're feeling that loss now, and I'm happy that your other loved ones are there for you - to lick your face and nuzzle you through this. {{{hugs}}} to you Theresa.

Lynne said...

Oh my . . . I am sad for your loss. Very and sincerely.
I guess it comes along with our loving our little munchkins.
Love and memories, yet . . . sad to have them gone . . .
I am sending my caring . . . for you.

wayside wanderer said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news about Marigold. She was beautiful and I know very much loved and cared for. Many hugs.

Sall's Country Life said...

What a beautiful picture of Marigold and this is how I see her now running and sniffing everything behind Heaven's gates! With tears in my eyes I feel your pain(my pets are my children). Sending comforting thoughts your way! Fourteen years is alot of good memories! God Bless you all!

Angela said...

She looked like a real sweetheart. I am so sorry for your loss of Marigold. My deepest condolences to you and your pets because I know they too will miss her.

Hugs,
Angela

farmer said...

my heart aches for you :(

Kay's flowers said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I know you'll miss her very much. Lots of hugs!

Inger said...

I'm so sorry, we just wrote about Marigold being 14. I know how much you are hurting. You are in my thoughts and I'm sending love and hugs.

It's me said...

O my dear darling...what a great loss.....wishing you streingth and love and the power to get through this.......xxx....

KAT said...

Sorry for your loss of your dear loving friend...may she rest peacefully in puppy-dog heaven !

- KAT -

Evelyn S. said...

Sorry for your loss.

Andrew said...

So sorry to hear your news Theresa.
Please accept my deepest condolences...

Robin said...

T, here's to sweet marigold, she was a favorite alright.

Kerri said...

So sorry about Marigold! Thinking of you!!

SweetMarie said...

This is so sad. I'm so sorry for your loss Theresa. Marigold was a beautiful girl. Wish I were there to give you a hug. This has made me cry. I was concerned earlier today when you didn't have a post.
You are in my thoughts.

Val said...

I am so sorry for you loss. She'll always be in your heart. Take care and God Bless.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry, I know that it seems like losing a member of the family - and rightly so.

{{{HUGS}}}

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Hang in there and may you feel peace during this time of loss.

Mom of M&Ms said...

HEaven is full of dogs and all the things that they love!!! Rest Sweet Marigold!

Lifting you up in your loss!

Pam said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Theresa.
Its never east to say good-by to a precious pet that has been by your side for so many years.
Sweet Miss Marigold will be misses but never forgotten.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I saw the title and said out loud, "oh, no."

I'm so, so sorry, T. I know you will miss your sweet girl. Big hugs coming to you from Nebraska.

Zondra Art said...

I am so sorry for your loss! You had a beautiful friend, and she will be missed! Hope you will be ok, and will find a way to overcome this great loss! I send you lots of hugs and kisses!Zondra

Sandra said...

So so sorry for your loss :( God speed, Marigold.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh how sad......

IsobelleGoLightly said...

I'm so very sorry! Many goat kisses and hugs. xoxoxoxo

Mama Shutta'Bug said...

Oh, so sorry to hear of your loss. We said goodbye to our 13 year old girl this year - they become such a part of the family and they take a little piece of our hearts with them when they go. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Susan said...

I was just thinking today, that I should email you, I haven't seen you on the blogs in awhile. Now I know why. I am so so sorry. It is so hard to lose a member of our families. She seemed to be such a sweet dog. Darn it!!!!! Thinking of you!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

you will be feeling so bad right now; just a big hug to tide you over for a few minutes more....

Farm Girl said...

Oh I am so sorry, it is always so hard to loose a friend.
I hope you are okay.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your precious girl Marigold. There's a well known saying, 'Death is never sad, if the gift of life has been well used'. Well, I feel very very sad for you and your family, but I know that her life was well lived. I hope you find comfort in your memories and in knowing that she is running free again, and will wait for you at the Rainbow Bridge. We'll light our candle tonight to help her find her way...Sending virtual hugs to you at what I know is a sad time...

bailey-road.com said...

I am truly sorry for the loss of your gorgeous Marigold. What a sweet face! I love this photo of her. You gave each other fourteen years of love and happiness. Hugs to all in Marigold's family.

DeanO said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm happy you had so many wonderful years with your dear puppy. Thanks for sharing and hugs to all

Felicity said...

Hand on my heart I wish all in your family a gentle journey through this sad time.

Blessings to you Marigold for all the joy that you brought your family, may you rest peacefully now.

Huge hugs.

joo said...

I'm so sorry, can't even express how much! It's not fair that they stay with us for such a short time!
Hugs
Joo

Poppy said...

I was so sorry to read this, our pets are our friends, it is always sad when they leave us. x

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Sorry really doesn't express enough to empathize with you in your loss of your beloved girl, Marigold. We've done that twice in the last year and a half... Tootsie Pop at 15 and then a couple days shy of a year later one of her pups, Candy just a few months ago. We couldn't stand the quiet and the pain so we soon after adopted a 'pound' puppy (a Corgi mix) and named her Lucy... so we have doggie love to share again... my thought now is 'who rescued who??' May you find comfort in your memories of her...

Lucy aka Roeann said...

Ohhh.....I am so sorry. I always wish I could do something to make the hurt go away in these happenings. So sad.

Randy said...

OMG I am so very sorry. If I knew how I would take the pain away. I can only say that this beautiful girl will be watching over you forever. Actually I think she'll look cute in her little halo and wings. You are in my thoughts.

Kari in Vegas said...

Rest in peace sweet girl

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Buttons said...

Oh Tex I am so sorry she was very pretty with a name to match. I know how you feel. Big Hug from Canada. You gave her a great life. B

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh, i'm soo sad...it brings tears in my eyes.
totally is how i feel right now.

so sorry for your loss...

trav4adventures said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I lost my favorite horse, Beauty, in a stupid, stupid, freak accident (she hit her head one night while rolling and was instantly killed). I know what a loss like this means, and believe me, there are NO WORDS that help. Just remember that time heals all wounds. It took me 2 years to be able to finally face her loss and I still cry when I think about her.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'm so sorry, Theresa. Our pets love us unconditionally and that love will be missed so much. Their time with us seems so brief, but the love they left behind will always be a wonderful memory.
((((Hugs))))

Kerry said...

No matter how long and wonderful a dog's life is, it can never be long enough for me. I am so sorry to hear of Marigold's passing,although I know you have thousands of good memories to help ease the loss. My thoughts are with you.

Farmchick said...

So sorry to read of her passing.

heyBJK said...

I'm sorry about Marigold, T! That's a great photo and I know you'll miss her daily.

Karrie said...

I bet there have been many moments in time you are happy you take gorgeous pictures, but no moment is as precious as a photo to treasure your loved pups after they are gone. Rest in Peace beautiful lady. My condolences

James said...

I'm so sorry to read this! My deepest condolences. I know the sadness of losing a pet after many years.

Sandy said...

I am so sorry. We get so attached to our pets that it is heartbreaking to lose them.

Paula said...

Rest in peace beautiful Marigold.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

My heart hurts for you. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one.
Sending a warm hug.

Karen said...

Oh Theresa, I am so sorry. A pet's demise is heartbreaking. May your loving memories of Marigold help heal your heart at this time of loss.
Hugs

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, My condolences. It is hard to lose a member of your pack. You took great care of her. Try to have a good coming week.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

I'm so sorry that you've lost the friendship of your sweet Marigold.
As a dog lover, I know how empty you must be feeling. I hope that the happy memories of her life come flooding back soon to replace these recent sad times.
Hugs and a shoulder to cry on....
Grace

Kay said...

Theresa, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved dog. I know how much it hurts when you lose them. I had a dog for 15 1/2 years when I was a kid and it just killed me when she died. I just adopted a rescue shelter dog about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I lost my husband in June and I needed something for me to love and that would love me back, so I adopted a sweet little girl I've named Hiker. She is an Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Mix. As I've said, I have only had her for 2 1/2 weeks and I would just die if something happened to her. I love her so much. Maybe one day you will feel like adopting another furbaby.
Hugs,
Kay

Woody said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this, I'm sure her memories will warm your heart forever.

Michaele said...

Oh no! I did NOT expect this. You must be heartbroken. I know I am. I am so very, very sorry. I know you gave her your all also. Take care.

dr momi said...

so sorry Tex....I never met your Marigold. Something special about those Goldens.....

Mariette said...

Dearest TexWisGirl,

So sorry for the loss of your Marigold. But rest assured though, she must have had 14 great and very happy years with her human parents. Not all pets are being loved the way she was and for having such a 'paradise' to live in.
Know this pain of loosing a beloved pet... it caused quite some tears but knowing that we loved them is soothing!
Love to you,

Mariette

Mama-Bug said...

I'm so sorry dear friend! It's never easy to lose one of your furry babies. I'm glad you have lots of good memories of your beautiful Marigold. I'm sure your other dogs are missing her too. Hugs!

Tammy said...

Awww, so sorry :,(

Lorilee said...

So sorry for your loss.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Flora said...

How sad...my son's dog just passed away..he was hit by a car...so sad when they are such a part of the family!!

latebloomerbuds said...

So sorry T. Love Margie

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Oh how my heart goes out to you. I know how precious they become in your life. I am sure she had a wonderful life. Big Hugs Carrie

Twilight_fan_101 said...

She sure was one lucky dog to have you for a friend. A big hug to you!

Just for you!

Rainbow Bridge


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Margaret said...

You took the most perfect shot of her there! It is terribly sad to loose one that you look at every day... but you filled each day with so much joy! Dog heaven (and horse heaven) on earth every day! Hugs sent your way...

Barbara said...

This just breaks my heart. I've lost many sweet furry (and feathered) friends and understand the pain you're going through. Sending a big hug!

Barbara said...

I just remembered this poem and wanted to share it with you...

…Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you…
I loved you so –
‘twas Heaven here with you.

~Isla Paschal Richardson

Mandy said...

So sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers!

Annette said...

"Rest now, little girl." How perfect. That's what we want for them, isn't it.

Barb said...

Oh, how sad, I'm so sorry . . .

Montanagirl said...

Now this is sad....Goodnight, sweet Marigold.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

How sad to read this news. I'm so sorry for your loss.
This is a gorgeous photo of her. Rest in peace, Marigold.
Hugs

Dawn said...

Oh!
:(
I'm so sorry dear friend.
Hugs xx

Linda R. said...

I am so sorry to hear about Marigold.. My heart just dropped when I saw this post. I am sure she is up in dogie heaven right now!

Hugs, Linda

Janie said...

What a great life she had with you! I am sure she is in a better place now, resting her tired body. You did a great job with her, and I send you my healing thoughts. I know she will be missed by all the other critters you have running around. I think Marigold wants you to go run around and play now. Take care,
Jane

Fotokarusellen said...

I am sorry to hear about Marigold, my friend.

Many hugs from Norway.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh T, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Marigold was a beautiful girl. This photo really captures her beauty and spirit.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Theresa, such a sweet face, such a sad time for you! I am so very sorry for your loss of this favorite of yours.
We lost a favorite 4 years ago, filled our hearts with another, and yet, one always misses the one that passed over.
You have your memories, your images, your love gifted for 14 years to this one very fortunate dog to have found your home for it's life.
Blessings to you and your family~

Kim said...

Oh, so sorry. What a sweet face Marigold had. One of our goldens just stopped eating last week. It's so sad to watch them go.

Mary said...

I grieve over my dogs more than people so I know how you feel. I am happy that Marigold had such a great Mommy though!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Oh, Theresa, I am so, so sorry. My heart aches for you. I'm sure you feel the comfort all of us are sending your way.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So very, very sorry for your loss, TexWisGirl. So sorry. {{hugs}} and blessings ~ tanna

Snapper II said...

So sorry for your loss.
Truly mans best friend.

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry. There's nothing harder than losing one of our furry family members. Hugs to you Theresa.

Trey said...

Sorry to hear!

V.L. Locey said...

Oh dear, so sorry to hear this. *Hugs*

sweetdaysundertheoaks said...

I am so sorry Tex. I know you will tuck her in a special place in your heart. We are so fortunate, those of us who take pictures. Be thinking of you.

Deb said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Thinking of you.

Samantha said...

Oh, T..I'm so very sorry.

rainfield61 said...

Good bye.

She is 98 year old if calculating base on our age.

Christine said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. May she rest in peace and frolic with the other puppies in heaven :)

georgettesullins said...

Oh this made me cry. I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts this week. Hugs, dear friend.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I am SO sorry! These things are so difficult. I'll be praying your family heals soon.

Furry Bottoms said...

Oh no, Theresa, I am so sorry! (HUGS HUGS HUGS)

Lindy MacDuff said...

So very sorry for your loss. Our pets' time with us is never long enough.

don said...

Such a sweet shot to commemorate this beautiful dog's passing. Sad event...

Hound Girl said...

Very sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is hard. RIP and run free sweet gal.

JGR said...

So sorry to hear. Good dogs are hard to lose, they are members of the family. JGR

Sandy said...

Hi Teresa, So sorry about your life long friend passing. They give us such love and pleasure when they are with us don't they.

pattisjarrett said...

Oh no, Theresa. I'm saddened to see this today. I know how much you'll miss her, they have a way of taking over our hearts.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh gosh I hurt for you. I am so sorry. sandie

Shrinky said...

Oh gosh, words feel useless, I can only imagine your grief. (((((x))))

holdingmoments said...

Very sad. Such wonderful companions.

Karen said...

ooh, I'm so sorry :-(

Becca said...

Oh my! I just read this. I am so behind on reading blogs. I am SO sorry for your loss. I still miss my sweet dog Ginger. I know it hurts. Sending you a hug and a prayer that your heart will soon heal my friend. :-)

Rose said...

Oh, Theresa, I am so sorry to hear this...they are our babies, too...forever in our heart.

Rural Revival said...

Very sad news and my heart goes out to you. They fill our hearts more than we realize and we're never quite the same without them, but I couldn't imagine what our lives would be like if they had never been in them.

Hugs dear friend,
~Andrea

Joe said...

So sorry to hear of your loss!

Deb said...

I'm so sorry about your loss....it is so hard to love a furbaby...so nice to have such sweet memories of her...and to have your others to get you through it...

laurak@forestwalkart said...

ooooooh, so sad....it's always tough to get through times like this...at least you know she had the BEST life she could possibly have...and you have lots of good memories!! BIG hug to you & the rest of your clan!!

littlethingsoflife said...

TWG -- I wrote a comment earlier from my iPhone, but apparently it didn't get posted. :(

There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said by your many friends -- and wordiness doesn't help much in times of grief. Those are the times for just 'being there' for someone and offering a hug.

But I DO want you to know that I've been thinking about you and am so sorry for your loss.

Your Marigold was a beautiful animal -- and a part of your family for many years. I know from personal experience how hard it is to lose a pet that you've raised from infancy and loved for so long. I'm thankful you have your many photos of her; they have now become special family treasures. I'm also thankful you have other little furry friends to help you along during this time of adjustment.

All the best to you...and God bless!

Nori said...

I am so sorry to hear the news about Marigold - 14 years - a long time for a lab's life but not nearly long enough. Just remember that as much as she loved you, you loved her right back so she had a good, happy life. And I think you are right . . . never have a one dog household - surround yourself with your four other kids. - Nori

Bluebell Woods said...

Oh no, I am so sorry. They give us everything and ask nothing and look at us with such devotion. Brings a tear to my eye just thinking of loosing such a beauty. So sorry for your loss
Janice

Hilary said...

Awww I'm so sorry. It's so hard to lose a dear friend. Hugs to you.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to read this. My heart goes out to you :(

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