Sunday, March 6, 2016

Heavy Heart

With a heavy heart I am posting about the passing of our sweet Libby.

Libby as most of you know that follow my blog was our 13 year old basset hound "aka photo bomber"!


Today was an ordinary day.  Libby ate her breakfast and fell asleep sunning herself in front of the sliding doors of the patio this morning.

This afternoon when she tried to get up from her doggie bed she fell over and lost all movement.

We raced her to the emergency vet and they were able to do some tests and X-rays to find out that Libby had a very large mass on her spleen that burst and she bleed out quickly.

The compassionate ER Vet was able to make her comfortable  before she expired.
So I am so grateful she did not suffer too much.

Libby was the best little dog you could ever know.  She was the heart of our family.




Terry and I are in shock and devastated this all came about so quickly.  Our hearts are broken and we miss her terribly.

We pray she is at peace.  This certainly has been a hard year for us and now with losing our sweet angel has made it even more difficult.

While this was so hard today I hold onto the blessings that come in a tragedy like this.  The whole family was together when this happened.  So we were all with Libby when she passed.

Our fur babies are members of our families and it is so hard to lose them.  They take a big chunk of our hearts when we have to say good bye.

So give your sweet fur babies an extra hug and kiss and treat today and enjoy each and every day you have with them.

Please keep Terry and I in your thoughts and prayers.  This certainly is a large loss for us.







115 comments:

  1. Oh Kris, I am so sorry!!!! It is just so unfair and beyond heartbreaking that they are not with us longer. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    (((HUGS)))
    ~Des

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  2. May Libby rest in peace. She is a beautiful do.

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  3. Kris, I'm so sorry. I know you must be absolutely heartbroken and yes..you've been through so much. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. ♥

    Stacey

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  4. I am so very sorry for your loss. Reaching out across blogland with a big hug!

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  5. Oh no, Kris! I'm so sorry. How completely heartbreaking. I'm sending you prayers and hugs my friend. Poor sweet pup. ♡♡♡

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  6. Dear Kris and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear sweet Libby. It really is so sad. They accept us and love us with all our flaws. xoxo Su

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  7. I'm so sorry Kris! I know how much you love that girl! Thinking of you and sending prayers!!

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  8. Oh Kris, I'm so very sorry that you lost your sweet Libby girl. She was such a cutie. It's good that she didn't have to suffer but what a shock that it happened so unexpected.
    Sending you a very big hug,
    Julia

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  9. I'm so sorry that you've lost your friend. It's Always a terrible time after loosing a family member. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Elzie

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  10. So desperately sad for you my friend. I'm glad that Libby passed with her family around her, feeling your love and the comfort you offered her. Our fur babies certainly leave an incredible hole in our hearts when they leave us. Hugs xxx

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  11. Sweet friend, I am so sorry that you had to experience this. I am so sorry that Libby had to also feel the pain but YOU WERE THERE for her. Oh I am so saddened.

    It's never easy, whether human family member or animal, loss is a shock. Big hugs to you dear Kris.

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  12. Oh Honey, I'm definitely thinking of you guys. I'm so sorry for your loss. xxx Julie

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  13. So sorry for your loss. xoxo

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  14. I am so sorry also for the loss of your sweet Libby.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  15. Oh Kris, my heart goes out to you and your family. Losing a cherished pet is so very difficult and I hope you find comfort in the days ahead that she had a wonderful life and was well loved.

    xo,
    Vickie

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  16. Kris, I am so sorry to hear about sweet Libby. Our furbabies are such special members of our family, so it is indeed a devastating loss. My heart aches for you during this difficult time. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  17. Oh Kris** I am so so sorry. I will certainly be praying for you and Terry. I know our dogs are part of our family and would be devastated if something happened to them. I can not imagine how you are feeling. Take care of yourself* Praying now !!!
    deezie

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  18. So sorry for your loss. We lost our fur baby a few months ago so I know how sad you must be. Prayers for you and Terry.

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  19. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. We had our Mandy for over 16 years and they become a part of your family. I still miss her today, although she has been gone for sometime.

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  20. I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is so difficult. I lost my Sally years ago but I still miss her so much.

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  21. Oh no! Kris, I am so sorry. I know this is hard. :'( I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, for this now, too.
    Hugs.

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  22. Oh, Kris. I am so very sorry. Reading this with tears in my eyes and praying for you and Terry and the family. Take care dear friend.

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  23. My dearest Kris,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers are with you.
    Many hugs,
    Karen B.~ Todolwen

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  24. Kris, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet fur baby. I am wrapping you up in a great big virtual hug!!

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  25. So sorry Kris, from her pictures she looks like she is a sweetheart, glad the family was all with you when this happened!

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss, Kris. I know how much your sweet Libby meant to you.

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  27. So sorry Kris - wish words could help but I know they can't. Hugs.

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  28. Kris & Terry...
    I also know the loss of a beloved fur-baby. The unconditional love they have for us reminds me of the love that Jesus has for us. Sending you a huge HUG!!!
    xo,deb

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  29. Oh Kris, I'm so very sorry. I know how much you all loved Libby and you must be heartbroken. Thinking of you today and sending prayers and hugs. xoxo

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  30. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your sweet, beloved Libby. Sending you my love and prayers at such a sad time.

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  31. Libby had a lovely life with the family she loved as much as they loved her. I'm so sorry to hear about this sweet pup. Since I did not have children, our four-legged family members have always been my babies. Our hearts have been broken many times and hubby wonders why we do it to ourselves. But the love and happiness they give us while they are here more than compensates for the great sadness we feel when they leave us. My heart is with you.

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  32. Oh my dear! I'm so sorry. It must have been such a shock. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

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  33. Oh Kris, no, dear beautiful Libby of the soulful eyes. I'm so sorry. What a loss for you both, for all your family. I ache for the lonesome time that is before you without her and will keep you in my prayers.

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  34. So very sorry Kris! It's so hard loosing our furry family.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  35. Prayers for your family. The loss of a pet can be devastating - Libby will leave a huge basset-shaped hole in your hearts. Treasure the love and affection she gave you through the years.

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  36. I am so sorry. This is devastating news. I'm sending loving thoughts to you & Terry.
    ~ Lin

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  37. I am so Sorry for you !!
    So Sad.

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  38. Prayers said for you Kris. We are dog people too and also lost a sweet dog this past year. I know how very much it hurts. God's comfort to you and your entire family.
    Patti

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  39. When it rains, it pours. Prayers for your comfort.

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  40. My thoughts are with you and yours. It is never easy to lose your best friend.

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  41. I am so sorry for your loss. Our fur babies definitely take a piece of our hearts with us when they pass. Thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.

    ~Trisha

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  42. Oh Kris, my heart sank reading this sad news about Libby. I know how you loved her. I take every day with Peanut and Reeses and love them with all I have because one never knows

    Tons of prayers and hugs sent your way

    Cindy

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  43. Hard to find comforting words right now for you guys!! Animals are so very precious especially dogs! They become part of your soul! We too have lost beloved souls! They are ingrained in our lives almost every minute! So very sorry for you and your family but just try to find some peace knowing that your beloved will waiting for you wagging her tail and you will be with her for Eternity!!! We have lost our beloveds and I just KNOW that our Lord has then happily safe and sound waiting for us in heaven!!! Prayers to you both to deal with the pain and try and find some peace right now that you WILL be reunited!!!

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  44. I am so very sorry to hear your Libby passed away...I will keep you all in my prayers dear K.

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  45. Oh, Kris, my heart goes out to you and Terry. It's just devastating when we lose a fur baby. I don't think words are adequate but I'm so very sorry. It doesn't matter how long we have them, it's never long enough. We had a scare weekend before last with my boy. These precious angels leave such a void in our lives when they're gone. Of course, I'll hold you in prayer.

    Sending you peace and much love!
    xo
    Pat

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  46. My dear Kris, how my heart aches for you! Your little Libby was such a precious member of your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our pets touch a special place in our hearts... Hugs to you!

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  47. I am such a caboose blogger these days! But I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad that your sweet Libby did not suffer long. Our family was all together when our Lab passed too so many years ago. It was a real bonding time for us. I read a eulogy I had written that was as much about our family time during his life span as much as it was about him. And then we buried him on our country property. It was a serious transition time for our family too. It will always be a sweet memory. I also just read about your new home! I am so glad for you and that you decided to settle near family. Best wishes and prayers for you.

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  48. I am so sorry for your loss Kris-I am sending hugs and kisses! I know how difficult it is to lose a dog-it leaves a hole for sure.

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  49. Oh Kris - I am so sorry! No words can erase the pain in your heart. Sweet memories of Libby!

    Judy

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  50. I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Libby's passing! I always loved her photo bombs and her cute little face with those soulful eyes! I know how hard it is to lose a fur baby and pray for comfort for you, Terry and the rest of the family. She lives on in your hearts and in the wonderful memories you hold so dear. I am sure she will make wonderful friends on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge! I'll be spoiling mine as usual - they already ate half of my breakfast! They send puppy hugs and kisses! Love and Hugs, Leena

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  51. Oh Kris I just can't believe this! I'm so sorry to hear this bad news. You two really have had so much stress lately. Hopefully this is the last of it! I hope that you can take comfort in knowing that you gave Libby a wonderful life. I know you will miss her so much.

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  52. Oh, Kris, I'm so sorry for your loss! What a terribly sad thing to happen without any warning! My old girl is also 13 and she was not herself yesterday, it scares me so much when she has an 'off' day. I'm so, so sorry about your sweet Libby. Bug hugs, sweet friend. xoxo

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  53. So very sorry for your loss. I have shared a few of your pictures with my sister-in-law who also has bassets. I've enjoyed your sweet girl too!

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  54. Oh Kris, my heart aches for you... I am so sorry about Libby and understand the feelings we have for our fur babies. I still grieve over our Ben that we lost in September. Maybe Ben and Libby will meet up in heaven and say "hey, our Moms knew each other in cyberland" and will be everlasting friends. xoxoxo

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  55. Such a shock. I have no words. I hope you will find comfort in each other.
    *Hugs*

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  56. Sorry for your loss. Glad she didn't suffer but sudden makes it harder at first to accept.

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  57. what heartache their going leaves us with... they kidnap our hearts and keep them forever, without our almost knowing its happening.. I cried for weeks when our Sasha left us, and I was shocked at my reaction, because up to then, I had loved her, but she was just a dog... no she definitely was not, she was part and parcel of our family and I had not realised how much she loved us and guarded us... luckly we had another puppy join us before she left, so that did help, but the loss remains.. I hope you don't cry too often, but it will happen, and you just have to remember what a wonderful life you all gave her.. that will help, and the many happy memories you shared... keep them in mind and love her again for sharing part of your lives.. allthebest from over the pond.. J

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  58. I am so sorry over your loss. I used to be a vet tech and I truly believe the most important element to our pets is to have a family to love who loves them right back. Thank you so much for giving that to Libby.

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  59. Kris, I'm so sorry to read this. I always enjoyed seeing Libby in your photos and I'll miss her sweet face. Colleen's comment is well said and so true. You and Terry gave Libby a wonderful life. Gentle hugs, Nancy

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  60. Kris,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your Libby! Our fury friends become such a large part of our families. My prayers are with you and Terry....may you have brighter days ahead!
    Kathleen

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  61. Dear sweet Kris, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Libby meant a great deal to you and Terry, and the little furry friends help ease the pain of an empty nest. Maybe she would of had a tough time with the change of a new home. Your journey certainly has had so many changes in it for you guys. I pray for sweet Libby, and for you and Terry. It certainly tears at the heart strings. Soon you will find peace in your life. Thank you for being there for my tough times. You are a strength to many. xx Jo

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  62. Kris, I'm thinking of you in those difficult times and I hope you'll find comfort later in the sweet memories you have with Libby.

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  63. This news just breaks my heart...I am so sorry for your loss, Kris. Libby was such a sweetheart. I have a special place in my heart for beautiful old bassets, having had three of them. They really are such loves.
    Pets bring such love to a family...I know you will miss her deeply. xoxox

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  64. So very sorry for your loss..

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  65. I am so sorry to hear of your dear old Libby passing. She was so darling and you could see just looking at her photos how loved, cared for and happy she was.My prayers for you and Terry and my hopes that one day when you are both ready you will welcome another doggie into your home for a lifetime of love also.

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  66. I am so sorry to hear of your dear old Libby passing. She was so darling and you could see just looking at her photos how loved, cared for and happy she was.My prayers for you and Terry and my hopes that one day when you are both ready you will welcome another doggie into your home for a lifetime of love also.

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  67. I am so sorry to hear of your dear old Libby passing. She was so darling and you could see just looking at her photos how loved, cared for and happy she was.My prayers for you and Terry and my hopes that one day when you are both ready you will welcome another doggie into your home for a lifetime of love also.

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  68. I'm so sorry to read about your precious furbaby. I know how much we love our kitties and you are right...they are family and dearly loved. I will pray for you both as you go through this difficult time.

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  69. I am so sorry for your loss. Pets are such a special part of our family.

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  70. I'm sorry for the loss of your sweetie! Pets are so dear!

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  71. Oh Kris, this is so sad. I'm so sorry. I know how much it hurts. Our pets are so special. You are all in my prayers.

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  72. So sorry, Kris. I know how you feel and it's terrible. Hopefully knowing that you gave her a wonderful life will ease the pain, not all dogs are so fortunate.

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  73. Oh Kris, I am so sorry! I know just what you mean about them taking a part of our hearts. Libby was such a sweet girl, and I know she was a very important part of your family. They are like our kids. We lost our sweet cocker spaniel Emily 3 years ago this week. It still hurts to think about it, as hers was a very unexpected passing, just like your Libby's. I will be sure to pray for you and Terry. Take care! Big hugs to you.

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  74. Kris, may your pain soon be softened with lovely memories of your dear Libby. I felt the pain you are feeling many years ago and it is as real as the whole left in your chest when your cherished member of the family, the one who never felt anything but true love for you, the one who knew you best, the one who wanting nothing more everyday of her life than to please you goes away. I can tell you that eventually the pain does get softer and the memories become sweeter and you will grow ever more grateful that she was such a large and important part of your life...sweet Libby.

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  75. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

    Michele

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  76. Oh, Kris, I know exactly how you feel. When we lost our 14 year old Dorje, we were devastated. The house just didn't feel right without a dog to greet us. I know how difficult this year has been for both of you and now to lose Libby. Thankfully you were all together.

    My thoughts are with you and Terry and the family. It's funny that just yesterday I was talking about you with my daughter-in-law and now it turns out that you were going through hard times just about the time we were talking.

    Miss you!

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  77. The loss of a pet truly is shocking and difficult no matter the circumstances. You can take comfort knowing that you were there for her in the end. Cry your tears of loss...feel your pain and know that she realizes the kindness you showed her through the years was due to the unconditional love that was expressed between you and she. We have lost 2 beloved pets due to death and there just any good way for it to happen. The first was "Amigo", who was truly my husbands best friend. We had planned a week in Vegas and at the last minute could not board the one dog due to a cough...so we ultimately decided to not board either. The vet was able to make arrangements for us to have a doggie care provider visit several times a day for feeding and play time. Unfortunately, the first night our beloved 14 year old Amigo, a black cocker spaniel passed in the night. The CP was devastated to find him in the morning...however, I believe he chose his time to go so that my hubby wasn't the one to find him. The 2nd was our Gizmo, who in the last 6 weeks prior started to have seizures. He too was a elderly fellow of 13 years. Unfortunately, my poor hubby had been in the hospital for 8 weeks when I realized poor Gizmo just couldn't hold on any longer. He appeared to be in terrible pain. The vet offered to heavily sedate him so that I could afford my husband one last cuddle...unfortunately with the VA facility in which my hubby was a patient was 2hours away. I opted to just let him go peacefully with the assistance of his vet. Know dear, that you did all that you could for you lovely Lilly. Hold each other close and speak of all the good times you had together. Wishing you peace and comfort in your difficult time.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet and kind words today. I feel for you too with losing your Amigo and Gizmo. They really take a big part of our hearts when they leave us. I miss Libby so much. I will remember the look in her eyes when all of this was happening to please give her peace and relief. I will never forget that and it made it easier to make that hard decision.
      I wish I had your email to respond to you so I did not have to leave it here. I hope you come back to see I left this for you.
      I just want you to know that your kind words are so appreciated.
      Love and hugs,
      Kris

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    2. Kris, so glad my words could offer you a few moments of solace. Hope your memories of Lilly in her happy life continue to dull the pain of loss. I remember well the first few days/weeks post my Gizmo's passing being a mixture of smiles and tears. If you ever have a desire to have more immediate communication I would welcome you to use my e-mail which is lilalee0759@Yahoo.com

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  78. Oh my goodness Kris, I'm so sorry to read this. I'm sending cyber hugs your way. I know your pain, having had to say goodbye to our first born (15 year old Westie) several years ago. They are our child, especially before having children or when becoming empty nesters. May this be last of a series of unpredictable life altering events in your life. My thoughts are with you my friend.

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  79. I' m so sorry for the loss fo your sweet dog.
    Many hugs
    Alessandra

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  80. How sad kris for this to happen so suddenley. Glad Libby did not suffer she had a great mum and dad and will be in your hearts forever. Our furbabies are part of our family and thus we love them so much. My oldest dog is 15+ not sure of his age as he is a rescue dog but I am dreading when the day comes..... Sending hugs Rosezeeta.

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  81. Sorry to hear of the loss of your fur baby. I hug my 2 cats every day. I love them so much and they bring me so much love and joy. One day Libby's spirit may guide you to a new fur baby in your life.

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  82. Kris, I am sending you big hugs and big prayers! Having a dog is the best thing in the world but the realization that we will most likely outlive them is very hard for me!
    I am so glad that you were all there for her, she knows that she was loved and that is everything! It is good that the vet could make her comfortable to go peacefully.
    We have gone through this once before and it was so terribly difficult. Your Libby lived a good life and you have so many amazing memories filled with love to remember. Our dog will be 9 soon and I notice lately that he is really slowing down and with his pancreatitis we have had several close calls over the years, so it is always in the back of my mind.
    Take care Kris, I'll be thinking of you! Big Hugs, KImberley

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  83. Oh I am so shocked and sorry to hear about sweet Libby !!!!
    I always thought she was the star in your pictures
    I have such a soft spot in my heart for all dogs and our other fur babies
    I am so sorry you had to experience this however so glad her passing was quick and the
    vet made her very comfortable.
    I know how horrible this is
    My thoughts will be you and Libby forever
    Like I have said before I am sure God has a special place for our beloved pets
    they are too special not to have a place in Heaven

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  84. Oh sweetie so sorry about Libby, I know your heart is broken, our fur babies are just like children. I am praying for you and family. Lynn

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  85. Oh sweetie so sorry about Libby, I know your heart is broken, our fur babies are just like children. I am praying for you and family. Lynn

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  86. Kris this is my 4th attempt to leave you a message on your post. I emailed you and I know you feel my condolences to you and Terry. You're my friend and everytime I think about losing LIbby I cry for you and also then I cry for my loss of Max. Pets are our children and in our heart we know true love for them and cherish the unconditional love they grace us with. I always have you and your family in my prayers and I am so very sorry for the loss of Libby.
    Sending our love,
    Vera and John

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  87. So sorry for your loss Kris. I'm glad I met Libby on the couple of visits to your house. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  88. Heartbreaking! We lost our GS a couple of years ago, in a similar way. One day she was running and barking and the next morning, she woke up paralized. She was in severe pain and had lost all bowel and urine function. It happened so fast like yours, that we were in shock for quite awhile. So sorry for your loss. I wish there was someway I could ease your pain. God bless.

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  89. Heartbreaking! We lost our GS a couple of years ago, in a similar way. One day she was running and barking and the next morning, she woke up paralized. She was in severe pain and had lost all bowel and urine function. It happened so fast like yours, that we were in shock for quite awhile. So sorry for your loss. I wish there was someway I could ease your pain. God bless.

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  90. I am so sorry to hear Libby passed...she seemed like such a sweet dog. Our pets are part of our family and mourning takes a long time to heal and the pain of losing them. When our beloved Bo died 3 years ago it we never thought we'd get another dog.. and we just opened our hearts to one. You two have been through so much this year...and I hope things will finally start going your way. My deepest sympathy.

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  91. Hello,
    I am so sorry about Libby. I loved her in your posts. I do agree with you, our pets are a true part of our family.
    I am sending prayers,
    Carla

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  92. Dear Kris, I am so very sorry for your loss. Libby was such a sweet baby and I know was dearly loved by you and your family ~ as she loved you all too. There seems to be no words when this happens so suddenly. I have been here and I know it is not an easy time.
    She will live on in your hearts and always be apart of your family. Give yourself lots of time. You and your hubby have been through so much. Sending prayers your way for God's comfort and peace to be with you. Hugs and Blessings my friend. xo

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  93. Kris, I know how much you two loved that dog! She really was family. I always smiled when I saw her lying on that white bed. I'm glad she did not have to suffer long. You know she went straight to doggy heaven. Hugs, to you and Terry!
    Jann

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  94. I'm sorry!! I know what it means!!!

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  95. Dearest Kris, I was so sorry to learn of Libby's passing. She is at the Rainbow Bridge and will be waiting for you there. She was such a sweet loving dog and I know exactly how you and Terry feel. You will probably think I am nuts, but I have the last 4 dogs that i have lost cremated and have their ashes and when I go they will be with me. We never know where we will end up so I do want them close to me.

    I know this has been probably the worst year for you and Terry. But I do feel that things will get better.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs to you dear sweet friend. i am so glad that Libby didn't suffer.

    Mary

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  96. Giving you Hugs...lots of hugs. Kris, you and Terry are in my prayers..praying God wraps his loving arms around both of you, wipes the tears and you sense PEACE with him like never before~~~Roxie

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  97. Hi Kris and Terry,
    Indeed it has been a really rough year for you, and now to be hit with the devastating news that there was little you could do for Libby but make her comfortable. Can't even imagine what you went though having to hold her paw in her passing as a family filled with tears. I dread this day happening to us with our sweet Pia, and yes while reading your request I did cuddle our fur baby.

    I hope when you settle into your new home that you find space to fill your home with another companion, not to take Libby's place but to bring joy to you as Libby did everyday of her beautiful life.

    I am sorry I am late in my visit, I was talking with Vera, and it was she who told me the news and was when with what you may be having to deal with emotionally. Many blessed days you had with Libby and she with you. No better fur mama and daddy xould she have had. She gently rest now in the comfort of your love.

    Prayers of comfort and healing.

    Lots of love.

    Xx
    Dore

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  98. I'm beyond sad to hear this sad news Kris. I'm so sorry I'm late to learn of it.

    When we lose a pet, life is never quite the same, and maybe it's not supposed to be. Our fur babies wrap their furry tails around our hearts, and leave their paw prints on our souls. We are better for having loved them, and to have been loved by them.

    Sadly, when we decide to accept a pet into our homes, we know the day will come when we have to say goodbye. But it's never, ever easy. Thank goodness you were there for Libby the entire time. I'm sure that was a great comfort to her.

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  99. Oh my gosh Kris...I am just seeing this post of sweet Libby. I am so very sorry for your loss...Libby certainly was an important part of your life and family....I will miss her photo bombs....she was such a beautiful girl....May she rest in peace and greet you one day at the gates of heaven.....Loving fur babies are here on earth for way too short of time...Thoughts and prayers are with you.....Again, I am so sorry Kris!

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  100. Oh my goodness Kris - God is testing you in so many ways lately. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet little Libby. What a treasure she was to you and Terry all of the years she was with you. I know from experience how very hard it is to see our little furries go, we lost three pets within the span of about a year. I hope you find comfort in the fact that you gave her a good life and that she was loved very much. Thinking of you! Jane

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  101. So so sorry, dear Kris...bless your heart...this really has been a hard year for you...I pray for much better times for you and your family.

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  102. Oh Kris, I'm so sorry for your loss. Our fur babies are precious to us and it's so hard when we lose them. I'm thinking of you and Terry and sending prayers your way.

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  103. Oh, Kris. I just read this post. I am so sorry. I really know how devastating it is. The little angles trust us so much and give us so much love. We are so happy to have them but it is really a hard thing to accept when it is their time. I'm glad Libby didn't have to suffer too much, and I hope that sweet Buddy is good to her in their new playground..

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  104. Dearest Kris, I hope you are OK?

    Thank you so much for coming by to visit my post. I truly hope that time is healing and that time is also giving you space to find your next path in life. Any good news on the cottage? Hugs to you. Anita

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  105. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet dog! For some reason your blog posts have not been reaching my bloglovin! I didn't even know that you bought a new home. I have reset up to follow you.
    Sending Hugs,
    Penny

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  106. Kris, I just now saw this post. I am so sorry for your loss, our little doggies such leave a huge empty space when they are gone. I still cry over the loss of Gunny our first golden retriever we lost six years ago. You and Terry are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  107. Kris, I just now saw this post. I am so sorry for your loss, our little doggies such leave a huge empty space when they are gone. I still cry over the loss of Gunny our first golden retriever we lost six years ago. You and Terry are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  108. I am so sorry, Kris, as are so many other ladies in Blogland. Libby was so sweet natured and precious. We met, remember? I thought how sweet it was that you had that little bag of cut up hotdogs for her treat. She knew she was loved and you did it well. I'm glad that you were there when she collapsed and the whole family when she passed. My dogs are 11 and 13. I know I will be heartbroken when they leave me. And for you--with all of the upheaval in your life right now, you really don't need and other hurts.

    Sending you lots of love...Terry, too.

    Jane

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  109. Oh my God Kris my heart is breaking for you. I'm still mourning Soda so in this particular case I know exactly what you're going through. They're family after all so saying goodbye is impossible,
    Much love.....
    Me

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  110. Kris and Terry I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Libby. I believe our furbabies are put on this Earth to teach us compassion, nurturing, friendship, companionship and love. They are like Angels sent to us for a purpose. They truly are a part of the family and because they are with us everyday, a part of our ups and downs, they are there for us through everything. We lost our beloved Hannah last August, but she left behind with us enough love to want to travel through with a new companion, Gizzy. She will never be forgotten and like you has left a hole that with time will lessen, but will always be there. I hope that you and Terry when settled into your new home will open your hearts again and have a new companion to share that new part of your life with. My prayers are with you both on your loss of Libby.
    Hugs, Pendra

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  111. Dear Kris
    My heart goes out to you today. Saying goodbye to a loved family member is the hardest thing we do.
    Please know I'm thinking of you and sending warm hugs from the other side of the world, there are no words to make it right.
    Take care
    Hugs
    Shane xxx

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  112. I'm so very sorry for your loss of sweet Libby. She was such a beautiful girl. They are such wonderful members of our families and give so much unconditional love. Something that is very hard to come by. God bless. xoxo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  113. Kris, I had no idea, I'm so sorry! I'm behind on my reading and missed this post. Bless you and Terry's heart! You guys have been through so much this year. Praying for both of you this morning.

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