Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So hard to say goodbye


I had to say goodbye to my dear old friend last night. Benny was going on 15 and had a good long life. He died in my arms at home. It feels so empty without him here.

Rest easy, Benny Bean. I hear there is unlimited steak and cookies at the Rainbow Bridge. I miss you so much, Old Man. I will always love you.
This is so hard.



32 comments:

the7msn said...

Oh, Kathleen, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. Hugs from all of us.

Melissa said...

Kathleen,
My heart goes out to you!
What a lucky boy, to have led such a long and loved loved life, and to have died peacefully where he was loved.
I'm so sorry though!!!!!

Sarah said...

Oh Kathleen, I'm so sorry - it's so hard to loose a good friend!
Hugs, Sarah

Carolee said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beloved companion. What a sweet boy. I know how hard it is to say goodbye. Sending heartfelt {{{hugs}}}.....

~ Carolee

marcia furman said...

I'm sorry about your loss. It's hard...
sending some love your way!
~marcia

Tena said...

So sorry, Kat... I'm thinking of you!!!

K. T. Sparks said...

I am so sorry for your loss and I know that you will miss him so much, it is just not fair they leave us so quickly. Dogs teach us so much about life and love. I just went through the same thing, and I share some of your pain and tears.

aksarbenlove said...

I'm sorry Kat. He was a very good boy. If you need anything you know where to find me.

<3

kristal

artbyakiko said...

Kathleen, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Benny. He is so sweet. He is luck to have found you and spent precious time with you. Now he is in heaven watching over you.
Hugs, Akiko

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

I can see in his face he was a good old dog. I know your heart is heavy today; and everyone who has ever lost a best friend shares your loss.

Edward Burton said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kathleen. Benny was a sweet beautiful boy.

Train Wreck said...

((Hugs)) my friend. I am sorry to hea about your dear BB! It is so hard to lose a pet. You had him for alot of years I hope that is some comfort. I hope that time eases your pain and keeps your memories clear.

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you so much everyone, your words of comfort really help. It's been such a difficult day, and it helps to know there are people who understand how much I love my pets...they are a huge part of my life and mean the world to me.
Cloud has been such a comfort to me, giving me lots of extra cuddles. He's so sensitive...he seems sad too.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Kathleen, I am so sorry! I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. He will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge when the time comes, as will the others in your life. My heart hurts for you.

tlksimpson said...

So sorry my friend. I love you!

t

marnie vollenhals said...

Kathleen...that is horrible! He was a beautiful dog and looks so sweet. I hope your sorrows heal!

acornmoon said...

Oh, poor you! I am so sorry, as a dog owner myself I know how tough this is.

Totally Timmy said...

I know how you feel and I am really sorry. It's like a little piece of your heart breaks off and goes with them. I've had a lot of dogs and have lost alot of dogs and it never gets easier. Benny was lucky to have you as his owner.
He looked like a very happy dog and I know he had a great life with you.

Julia Guthrie said...

What a beautiful boy he is! He looks so happy & contented in those pics hon, like he's had a fantastic life with you & loved every minute!

I'm shedding a tear for you here & giving Nimh that extra biscuit & cuddle...coz life is too bloody short!

Much love to you Kat xxxxxxxxxxx

Deborah said...

I am so sorry to hear of you loss.. these dogs become a part of us. I know how hard it is...But I do believe with all of my heart that they never truly leave us.
Kindest regards,
Deborah

C-ingspots said...

Benny certainly was a grand old fellow wasn't he. He looks like he was very secure in his position and I'm sure he was pleased with his life. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts to lose our beloved friends. You were there and held him when he needed you most. Be comforted by that.

Nikki said...

I'm sorry I missed this post in previous days, but I am still thinking about you and your beautiful Benny Bean. I hope you are feeling alright.

Karie said...

So sorry to hear you lost your lovely dog, really sad but at least he had a good life with you.

Mona said...

What a beautiful dog! I am so sorry for your loss, Kathleen. I can feel, from the posted pictures, and from your portrait of Benny what a wonderful spirit he must have had.

gtyyup said...

I know we've said our condolences in the DH...but just wanted to let you know I'm still here for you.

The days go by so quickly and pretty soon our dogs are old...he had the best that life could offer~~

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

Oh, Kath....I am so sorry :-( I am not looking forward for that time with the 2 puppies I have :-( Its so hard

Ingrid said...

Oh Kathleen,
I am late in 'catching up' on your blog, but am so sorry to hear of your sweet Benny's passing. He will never leave your heart. What a lucky creature to have had you for a Mom. Ingrid

Jessica (Hey Lola) said...

I'm so sorry about your friend.

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you again, everyone.
Hugs!

Dusty Devoe said...

I just found your blog. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. He was beautiful. It is never easy losing them.

winter breeze said...

I'm sorry for your lost !! Its always Hard to lose someone who was near to you for so many years!!

It was a Beautiful Dog!!!
Hugs!!

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you so much for your words of comfort. I still miss him terribly.