Saturday, July 23, 2005

butterfly

My dog Butterfly that we have had for ten years walked into the room goofily grinning, made a strage strangled sound & fell down dead.

i want to leave some memories of her here so later on , when I want to breathe in the warm doggy smell of her coat, i can read about her.

she was  abig black "Chowbrador".she got big real fast on all the Oreo cookies & peanut buter sandwiches a little girl didn't want to eat.

she lovead to go for walks with me so much taht if I was going somewhere with my tennis shoes on & didn't take her, I would have to sneak out the front door.

She ususally slept by the door, guarding us , but every once in a while she would decide to sleep in our bed & would stand over us with her teeth gleaming in the dark until we moved ver to give her room.

she wouldn't let any man near our yard, snarling in a way that make her sweet name ludicrous, but all the babies we know crawled all over her& got kissed by her big purple tounge.

when she got out of the front door, she wouldn't come back unless I used a deep loud growly voice to call her & then shelooked so embarrassed when she trotted up.

We are so sad. For the rest of my life I am going to have my hand cupped to feel a cold nose & part of me will be listening for the sound of her toenails on the kitchen floor. I will be so lonely whenever I put on my tennis shoes to go for a walk.

17 comments:

jmorancoyle said...

    I'm so sorry to hear that. It's hard to say goodbye to a family member.
Jude
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gdireneoe said...

Oh no.  So sorry for you hon'.  C.   http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

gaboatman said...

Marti
I am so sorry for the loss of your faithful friend and family member.
Sam

courtenaymphelan said...

I am so sorry for you. I am in the process of finding homes for all my dogs because I do not think I could handle this experience. I have a difficult time accepting death. I cannot be philosophical about death...the loss of a loved one is so immense to me ... maybe because I love them so deeply...it feels like they take a piece of my heart...making the decision to find homes for my dogs immediately had me crying hysterically....what would I do if I really went through a permanent loss as you did? i shudder to think of it. It is fortunate Butterfly never sufffered.Courtenay http://journals.aol.com/courtenaymphelan/WISDOM

demandnlilchit said...

((((((marti)))))))) I just went through this 2 weeks ago......hurts that heart like no other. My children and I have had to go through this with 4 dogs, but when we look at how much love they gave us it is sooo worth the pain of loosing them. I am now down to just one pup 'Boo' I hope to have him as long as I had gizzy over 14 years. I just can't imagine my life without a dog in it.
Kim

karebear4x4 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but i know he will always remain in your heart as mine have...take care~kbear

b4i8clover said...

We are so very sorry that your companion has left you. Your loss cannot be replaced, but after a time of mourning we hope that you will consent to share your life with another.
Best Wishes,
Bon & Mal

jtuwliens said...

Oh Marti...I'm so sad to hear this news, so very sad.  I believe our pets are walking angels and healers.  Butterfly will be missed.  My sympathies in the loss of your beloved Butterfly.  Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.
Sadly,
Judith
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lurkynat said...

Dear Marti,
I'm very very sorry to hear about your loss.
We love our pets, our cancaries,koois,dogs... it's very sad.. wwe had trouble when our daughter's dog died.

stormie4851 said...

I AM SOOOOOOOO SAD TO HEAR THIS, I AM STILL GRIEVING MY BRODY (MY 1 SIAMESE) AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF.  OUR FUR BABIES BECOME A BIG PART OF OUR LIFE AND FAMILY......................STORMIE

ladyish28 said...

Awww,I am so sad to hear of your loss. Sometimes it is just as hard losing a pet as it is a person. I have missed you- hope all is well. ~Kori

paisleyskys said...

(((((Oh Marti)))))
That hurts so much!
I am so sorry!
Thinking of you~
Wishing you health, happiness and laughter.
TJ~
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ccancu said...

What a painful sad loss.  It's like losing one of your best friends . . .   I am thinking of you.

galadriel92000 said...

 I'm sorry about your Butterfly....maybe she can play with my Angel at the Rainbow Bridge.....even though its been about a month...I still want to say "Hollar for the Hoover" when Mac drops food on the floor...and her place at my feet while I'm on the computer will always be achingly empty....
 While they are here..they add so much to our lives...and when they go they take so much with them...
   Marie in Tn

ckays1967 said...

Prayers for you......

sniffle


xxoo

lurkynat said...

Dearest Marti,
I ache for you..that is a huge loss... remember now sweetie Butterfly is in a better place than earth...it is we whoare stuck here who are doomed to miss such a beautiful creature...love,nat

edandmariann said...

Awwww!  That is so sad, it brings me tears.  The loss of a pet is just so darn hard.  They are like people.
Love
Mariann