Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Best Friend, My Baby, My Border Collie Bonnie -

There is no card today - just a goodbye to my Baby Bonnie.
Sorry I did not post yesterday - it was a very sad day for us. Bonnie my Border Collie passed away in the night. It was a very difficult day for both Hubby and I. The house seems so empty, but I will say she played until the last day. She ran the fence with the Donkeys, and played frisbee her last day - I really believe that the Lord knew that Hubby and I were going to have a very hard time dealing with "job" of taking her to the vet when her Cancer got to bad. So he took her for us. Hubby says the Lord must have needed the best Border Collie on the planet and that she was. I still can't believe it.


I don't mean to make anyone sad - but I know so many of you have emailed and commented on my baby's fight with cancer and her status, so I felt I had to give time to let you all know how much your kind words meant to us, and my baby didn't suffer and was "Bonnie" all though slower, but "Bonnie" until that last afternoon.
As you can imagine - crafting was not something I could do last night. I have a couple of cards to show - and was going to go ahead and post one today and then decided not to - just didn't feel right to share a card with a Goodbye to my baby. I'll go back to the cards tomorrow.
Gato is missing her, keeps looking for her and can't find her. Libbie is just too young to know what is going on. Libbie has big shoes to fill - may be a hard task for such a little dog. But she does bring smiles between our tears. I know Bonnie is better off, things could have been a lot worse for her - now she is at rest and yes at rest with her Frisbee that was always with her outside.
Again thanks for all of your kind words and support during the past two months, dealing with her Cancer. She really was the best Border Collie ever.
HUGS and-

43 comments:

Norine said...

I have just started following your blog so I didnt know about Bonnie I am so sorry I had to put my dog down last year so I know how very hard this is. I hope with time the pain gets a bit easier to deal with
Hugs
Norine

Sally said...

So sorry to hear about Bonnie. There just isn't anything to say. I am thinking about you.

Tricia said...

I'm so sorry about Bonnie. I'm crying right along with you. Bless your heart. I'm so glad Libbie is already a part of your family to help you through this hard time of parting. Blessings!

Kirsten said...

Michelle, I am so sorry. It is so hard when we lose our pets. I have no words, except to say that I am thinking of you & your hubby & sending you both {{{HUGS}}}. Kirsten x.

Heidi Brawley said...

I am soo sorry to hear about Bonnie! There are not enough words to make one feel really better!!! Such a precious Life could never be replaced but will always be remembered in the Lord's embraces!!!!
Hugs,
Heidi

liza said...

so sorry to hear about your loss of bonnie,thinking of you and your hubby.
love n hugs
liza xox

Helene said...

I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie passing away. My thought are with you and your Hubby...Love you..

Robin Brown aka Mrs Pup in NY said...

Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that she did not suffer bad in the end and she went while she was sleeping. That is a very peaceful way to go. I think God did that for a reason for you all. He did not want you to have any bad memories at all of your baby girl who gave you such pleasure and joy. Big Hugs to you and Hubby.

Annie said...

When I didn't see you posting yesterday I dreaded the news, and I don't mean to cry, but I do know how you feel. We lost Avroe 4 years ago on 13th January and although Piper and Aero have healed the pain, sometimes a crack opens up. Tears are God's way of helping us to heal. You are both in my thoughts. love and hugs, annie x

Anonymous said...

I am writing this with tears in my eyes I can feel your pain. We have two dogs and are babysitting a friends two while they are on a holiday. We have a Brittany springer cross who is 7 and we were commenting the other day that time is passing too quickly. We are both retired and he is our very special " child". It will be a very sad day when we don't have him anymore. Comforting thought go out to you Hugs Ann Lind

SueH said...

I really feel bad for you. We lost our Bubby just this last fall and still feel the emptiness. He was a black lab and our best friend. Went everywhere with us and shared everything. I'll be thinking about you. SueH

christina d said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved pet is hard. You'll be in my thoughts.

Lorraine A said...

I feel really sorry to hear of your loss, a pet is part of our family and it is very hard when they leave us. I know exactly how you're feeling and am feeling very sad for you.
Sending a virtual ((hug)) your way x
Lorraine

Suzanne said...

I feel your pain we lost our darling Bailey a year ago in Feb and darling Meg 3 years ago in Aug and we still think of them everyday. Sweetheart Honey does help but they are all so different no two the same just like children. I am sat in work writing this trying to hide my tears for you and your DH. I am sending you a great big hug across the sea. Sue :o)

Nicola said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Bonnie. You can tell by her pictures that she was a very special part of your lives.

Thinking of you

Hugs
Nic

Ila said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Michelle...I can only imagine how you feel..Take Care..sending you a Big Hug..Ila

Holly said...

Michelle, I know how hard this is and I know the ache you will feel in your heart. I'm so sorry for you and your DH.

TA Carbone said...

Oh Michelle this is so sad that it brings back memories and tears. I look at pooh-bear as I am writing this and just don't know what I would do if I was in your shoes. Your husband is right and just think she is with God playing with her frisbee

TA
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ribenaruby said...

A sad post,tears in my eyes and thinking of you Michelle. Take care. Ruby

ribenaruby said...

A sad post,tears in my eyes and thinking of you Michelle. Take care. Ruby

Maria's Cards said...

Michelle just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and your DH. Hugs to you both
Maria x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sad to read your post today. I am thinking of you and your hubbie babe and so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. Huge hugs to you both, Nikki x

V Colbourne said...

This was so sad to read. Sometimes our pets become such a huge part of our lives that it is hard when something happens to them. Stay strong. Sending hugs and joy to the both of you!!

jacque4u2c said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers - hang in there!

Rach said...

oh sweetie,
I feel for you and your hubby, Sending big hugs your way..
love Rachxxx

papersunshine said...

Oh I am so sorry! Those words just don't sound good enough. I am in tears with you. It brings back the loss of mine but I do agree God was gracious in letting her pass away after having a normal day - what a blessing. I know you count the days you had with her as very fortunate and will always have a special place in your heart for her.
Lori

Kelly said...

Oh MIchelle, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending bug hugs to you and your hubby!!

Kelly xx

Amanda said...

((((Hugs)))) I am so very sorry for your loss. It's one of the worst pains I know all too well.

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Hun' you know how sad I am. Sending BIG hugs to you!

dawnmarieg said...

Michelle I am so sorry to hear of your loss, words cannot describe how you must feel, I am thinking of you and your hubby. Hugs DawnMarie.x

retiredheather said...

I am sorry to hear Bonnie passed but I know she is in a great place full of peace now. I lost our oldest dog less than a month ago and I still call for her and look for her but I know as do you, that heaven is a better place because of our babes.
Hugs for you and all your family
Heather

Tracey said...

Oh Michelle, so sorry to hear about Bonnie!! Try to take comfort that she is in a better place. Hugs to you.

Heidi said...

Michelle- I am so sad, crying for you my friend and know that Bonnie is now up in heaven running around with my doggies Bunky and Saibo! It is a hard loss isn't it? We become so dependent on them to be there, make noises, "bother" us and we wouldn't want it any other way. I am sorry for your loss.
Heidi

Kerry said...

My thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your husband. Bonnie will always be in your heart and ours.

LaVerne said...

Michelle,even though I knew someday you would have to post this sad news, I was so happy that Bonnie had so many good days after her diagnosis and a good final day should be such a comfort to you. No matter how many pets you have had, they each have a personality that keeps them alive in our hearts and in the memories of our friends.

catt871 said...

Oh, Michelle, I am SO very sorry for your loss!!! I am crying too, as it is reminding me of Spunky, my cat I had to put down in Nov. of last year. It STILL brings tears to my eyes, I miss her so much!!! Bonnie will ALWAYS have a HUGE part of your heart - and hopefully Libby can help heal that wonderful heart of yours!!!! {{hugs}} to you, my friend!!!!

Anonymous said...

Michelle,

Just happened to check your blog. I've been enjoying the cards and the updates on how Libbie is adjusting to her new forever home. I am so sorry about Bonnie. She was truly a brave little gal to keep on trucking right to the end. I'm so glad she passed peacefully and God took the decision off your shoulders. Even when you know it is time, the decision is so hard to make. All good memories of that sweet girl. From the first time I talked to Craig, I knew how special she was to you both. That is the main reason I am so happy Libbie is with you. I know she will be truly loved and I hope she brings much joy and comfort to you. I'll dry my tears and let you go, but we'll be thinking of you. We've been there and it's tough.

Kim Taylor

debby4000 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Bonnie, it so hard to lose a loved one.

Donalda said...

Oh my hon I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie. I know this is a hard time for you and wanted you to know you are in my prayers dear.

Debbie said...

Hi Michelle
I feel for you and your hubby, Sending big hugs your way
Debbie x

Anita said...

Sending hugs! I know how hard it is so say good bye to a furry friend. You are in my prayers.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

So sorry to read about Bonnie Michele...she must have been a very special friend to you both.
Hugs
Carole x

Ida P. Krause said...

Catching up on blog posts today and just saw this. I feel for you at the loss of Bonnie as I know she was well loved by all who knew her. Losing a "furry family" member is never easy. You gave her a lovely tribute. My thoughts are with you at this time having experience the same such a loss (to often). God Bless you and may your new puppy bring you much joy and happiness.