Saturday, July 2, 2016

In Loving Memory

 of our beloved Annie (BooBoo) whom we have had to send to eternal rest.

Annie 2001 - 2016

        with her best and only doggie friend Isabel who is now watching over her

the last photo I took of her a few days ago sleeping peacefully in her favorite bed which used to belong to Isabel, our friends'  lab.

 I will leave you with this poem Bill (dh) had come upon very recently in an autobiography he is reading about Jackie Stewart. Jackie was so devastated by the loss of his beloved pet that a friend wrote this for him.

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand
Don't let your grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears 
You'd not want me to suffer so
The time has come, please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering, I've been saved.

Please do not grieve, it must be you
Who has the painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we these years,
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.


  1. Beautiful photos and words, I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet and companion. She had a good, long life with you and will now be playing in her doggy paradise. Big hugs to you, Valerie

  2. Oh Linda. I know how hard it is to lose a furry member of you family. Sorry to read such sad news. Keep you chin up. Annie would want you to. Hugs Erika

  3. My dear friend, Linda, I don't know the words to say to you right now. I cannot imagine the heart break you are going through. You know how much I love Annie. I am here when you are ready to talk.
    BIG hugs to you and Bill xoxoxoxo LuAnn

  4. I can feel your love in this post. Annie was a beauty.
    Take care and hugs

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about Annie. The poem was very moving and I hope of comfort to you.

    Love Karen x

  6. so, so very sorry for you. Sending much love on what I know must be an incredibly difficult time.

  7. I am so sorry to be reading this post and the lovely poem.
    Remember all the love you shared, she will be with you in your memories for ever.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Your lovely tribute to Annie couldn't have been more poignant. The poem had me sobbing by the final line. I am so sorry for your loss. It's hard to express the words I'm sure anyone, including myself, reading your post today would also find hard to write, but I believe that Annie is now in a better place.

  9. Much love Linda...Annie was a special soul. She was lucky to have found you. X

  10. I'm so sorry, Linda! Annie was a sweet girl and I'm sure she had a wonderful life with you. She'll be in your heart forever. I know how hard it is to loose a sweet furry family member.
    Sending you a big hug,

  11. Thinking of you and sending healing wishes sweet friend.
    I am so very sorry about your precious Annie.
    Wish I could give you a hug in person oxo

  12. So sad. Pets are part of the family. Annie was so fortunate to live her life in love... Sending hugs.

  13. So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog. What lovely photos of Annie.

  14. Oh Dear Linda I am so sorry for your loss. Our animals are such a pivotal part of the family we still talk about our little guy. Such a beautiful tribute with wonderful photos of her! I'm glad Annie is at peace I can tell she was sooo loved. Sending love in hopes that you find solace in all your sweet memories of her!

    Big hugs Giggles

  15. Dear Linda, I am so sorry about your dear Annie! My eyes are filled with tears as I read your post. Wishing you comfort and good memories to fill your heart.

  16. Oh Linda I'm so sorry for your loss of your darling Annie. They play such a huge part in our lives but just never got long enough. That poem is beautiful, I got choked reading those lovely words because it is such a difficult decision to ever have to make. Sending you love and light. X

  17. Linda ~ sending you lots of healing hugs for you and family ~ Oh it is so hard to lose our furry persons ~ Lovely poem and so true ~ My heart goes out to you and wonderful post, photos and tribute to your sweet Annie ~ xox

    Peaceful weekend to you ~ ^_^

  18. So sad - I am so sorry for you Linda! She was such a cute cocker- she had for sure a wonderful life !
    I feek with you!
    oxo Susi

  19. My heartaches for you and your family Linda. I'm very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers :)

  20. What a heartfelt tribute to dear Annie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! May cherished memories soften the sadness and bring comfort and peace to your heart. J x

  21. So sorry you and your lovely Annie are parted! The poem brought memories back! Hugs, Chrisx

  22. Oh dear Linda my heart breaks for you over the loss of dear Annie. I know this road of saying goodbye to a most treasured and faithful family member and pet. Bless her heart and yours. May you heal slowly from this sad loss dear friend after 15 years. That is a good long and I am sure it has been a beautiful life.
    Thank you so much for your beautiful comments on my blog post for Where Bloggers Create.
    I so appreciate your sweet visit always!
    Sympathy hugs for you,

  23. So sorry to hear of the loss of your pup. :(

  24. Hello Linda, I am sorry to be reading this just now. I know the pain and emptiness of losing a dear four legged part of the family. Time eases the immediate feeling of loss but I never expect to get completely over it totally. The memories of the beautiful times you spent together hopefully comforts you. xo

  25. So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Annie.


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