Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Man's Best Friend ~ A Sad Goodbye

March 22, 1996 - April 12, 2012

On April 12, 2012 we lost a very special member of our family.  Misha, our 15 year old Yorkshire Terrier left this world, filling our hearts with tremendous sadness.  She was beyond sweet, truly loved, and will be forever missed.  IL&IMY!

Treasured Friend

I lost a treasured friend today 

The little dog who used to lay 

Her gentle head upon my knee 

And shared her silent thoughts with me. 

She’ll come no longer to my call 

Retrieve no more her favourite ball 

A voice far greater than my own 

Has called her to his golden throne. 

Although my eyes are filled with tears 

I thank him for the happy years 

He let her spend down here with me 

And for her love and loyalty. 

When it is time for me to go 

And join her there, this much I know

I shall not fear the transient dark 

For she will greet me with a bark. 

Author Unknown 


Jennifer said...

Oh Marie!!! I am SO sorry about the loss of your dog. It's never, ever easy, especially when they've been a treasured part of your family for so long. She may have been a tiny little bit of fluff, but she leaves a giant sized hole in your heart. (((((Hugs)))))

Vicki said...

So sorry for the loss of your faithful friend. It is so hard to lose a pet. The poem you posted was lovely (it brought tears).

Courtney said...

I myself just lost my companion, a 12 year old mini schnauzer girl named Peyton. I know what you're going through, and I wish we didn't have to go through this...but unfortunately it's a part of owning a pet, something that you will undoubtedly outlive. Take comfort in knowing that you gave her the best life she could EVER have, and that you will see her soon. If you'd like, please email me and I can send you some things that have been helping me during this time.


Edgar said...

I'm so sorry Marie - Big Hugz for you during this very hard time!!

StitchinManiac said...

Marie, I'm so sorry to hear about Misha. There's nothing but time that can heal us when we lose a beloved pet. And even after some time, we still have such tender feelings. My thoughts are with you.

LauraB in Utah

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The poem is so lovely, it brought tears to my eyes too. We choose our pet for a million different reasons, almost by chance sometimes, just a look, or a wiggle, makes you choose one rather than another, how lucky you two were to find each other and share your lives. My own lovely dog is so poorly just now, I'm fighting so hard for her. I can't bear to think what I'll do if I lose this battle. Lots of love and hugs Irene xxx

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm so sorry your lost your sweet girl.

Tammy Bergeron said...

Oh it really sucks to lose a fur-baby. Huzza and just think your Misha is looking over you on the other side of the rainbow bridge. Hugzz

Deborah said...

So sorry for your lose. Hugs.

Carolyn said...

Oh Marie, I'm so, so sorry! Losing one of our furbabies is truly losing a big part of our family. Sending you gentle hugs from Texas. Your sweet Misha will always remember how you loved and cared for her.

Deb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! It is so hard losing someone so sweet!

Alice said...

I am very sorry for your loss!

Julianne said...


I am do sorry for your loss of Misha.

I know just thinking of losing my dog makes tears start flowing from my eyes.

Many hugs to you.

valerie said...

So sorry to hear this news about Misha Marie. Big hugs to you and your family during this sad time.

barbara said...

I'm so sorry. They sure do take our hearts by storm, don't they?

Shirlee said...

I am so sorry for your loss Marie : ( What a beautiful poem. It brought tears to my eyes.

Katrina said...

Marie, I am so, so sorry!!!!! Big hugs for you, it's so hard :-(.

Mouse said...

sorry to hear of the loss of your best friend .. we went through the same thing the other year ...(HUGS) love mouse xxxx

Sherry said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a special family member who loves you so faithfully and unconditionally. Time will help heal the hurt.

Jennifer said...

Marie, I can feel your pain. I had to go through this almost 2 years ago and it was aweful. We love our furbabies like they are our children and they pass too quickly.
The poem is good. {{{{HUGS}}}}
Thinking of you.

Feathers in the Nest

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of Misha. It is very hard to lose a beloved pet, I know.
I have been a lurker on your blog for sometime now and have enjoyed seeing what you have been up to. I have finally started a blog of my own and would love it if you had a chance to stop by.


Anonymous said...


I'm so sorry for your loss. Misha was a beautiful dog.
Your poem made me cry as i remembered beloved pets which I've been honoured to share my life with.

My thoughts are with you.

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