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Monday, 25 February 2019

A last chat with a dear friend


"Come on Dearest Girl, off we go, one last little trip.

Don't stop and look behind for me like you usually do.  
Just pootle along, sniffing everything as you go.  
I am right behind you, I am always with you.

Where you are going will be so comfy, and warm, and safe, and peaceful, and you will never be alone, or scared or in pain, or hungry or cold.  You will never have to go in the car or campervan again.  You will never have to have a bath again, or get wet.  So don't worry about this place, things will be good there.

Where you are going there will be big beds of memory foam, covered with fleece, all soft and gentle on your skin.  In the Winter and probably Spring and Autumn too, there will be heated underblankets all night in a warm safe pod where you can snuggle down all cosy, but you can leave your nose poking out if you want.  You can eat nothing but duck strips and milky bones all day, and cheese, and drink milk, and get the foam left in my coffee cup whenever you like.

Where you are going those muscles will be firm and strong again and you can run zoomies until you have to stop to catch your breath, and chase the rugby ball up and down the garden.  There is a Sale Fell in puppy heaven and you won't even have to go in the car to get to it.


Rest now my beautiful girl, and do not be afraid.


It has been my absolute privilege to be your Human.  You realise you have completely rotted up any other dog's chances of having a home with me because there will never be another girl who is so kind, and gentle, and polite and well-mannered, and you never put a damn paw wrong, you really are Little Miss Perfect.  

You are the sweetest, most gentle, most wonderful little creature, and everyone who meets you loves you, but no-one knows you like we do, and no-one else knows just what an absolute little star you are.

No-one else knew you were a Talking Dog.  Oh my, could you hold a conversation when you wanted something, you didn't need to bark, you had so many words, so many grunts and wuffles, or the Bee Waggle dance, but now we're having one last chat, and it is time to say goodbye.

When you came to me I promised that you'd never be cold, or scared, or hungry ever again.  I don't think I ever broke that promise, but if you think otherwise you can stick around and kick my butt, and haunt me with fresh biscuit crumbs everywhere as soon as I've vacuumed.  But we both know you don't need to haunt me, your Spirit is sticking around anyway, aren't you?  


Off you go dearest baby, close your eyes now and go sleeps, we love you so much."






Doctors claim hearing is the last sense to shut down.  John said the same thing.  I told her all this last night, and again this morning when I swear she looked directly into my eyes and knew exactly what I was saying.

And then I told her again so that these were the last words my Darling Girl heard today.







You did not deserve this, you beautiful little girl.  You deserved years more in front of that wood burner, on those fleecey quilts.

It's not fair, but life is not fair.

Rest in Peace dearest girl.   One day we will be together again.






29 comments:

  1. I'm at work just now and trying not to cry, will comment again later x

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  2. Such beautiful true words for your darling girl. Thinking of you all at such a tough time.

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  3. so beautiful ... and your Darling Girl's spirit will stay with you until there is a reunion ...someday, somewhere-

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  4. I’m so so sorry. Sending love and comfort x

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  5. I’ve thought about you and Daisy all day.it’s heartbreaking.

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  6. Beautiful words for your beautiful girl. X

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  7. I have tears in my eyes, and a big lump, in my throat...

    You always did right by her. Always... Right up to the very end... Which was so hard on you... But so loving and gentle, for her.

    You did everything... Please let this fact, comfort you. As much as you can possibly be comforted.

    Many, many gentle hugs, from afar...

    And love...

    And love...

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  8. I've been thinking about you and darling Daisy all day and can't stop crying since I read this earlier. Beautiful words for a gorgeous sweet girl, it's so heartbreaking that you had to let her go but you kept your promise to her. Sending huge hugs across the miles xx

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  9. Such a beautiful tribute, Jayne. Daisy had a wonderful life with you, she had all the care and love she could have ever wanted or needed, and more, but she deserved longer. You've been in my thoughts all day. Sending big hugs xx

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  10. My tears are flowing, such beautiful words. I've been thinking about you all day. Daisy will be waiting at Heaven's gate X

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  11. The saddest but most beautiful words I've read. What a wonderful life she had with you. xx

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  12. No comment can do your words justice. Huggles!!!!!!!!!! Too many tears to see.

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  13. It's so hard to do the right thing, but you were strong. It hurts though. She was one in a million. Hugs from us

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  14. Beautiful words Jayne, brought a tear to my eyes. The house is going to feel so empty for you both.

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  15. Beautiful words for the most beautiful girl.

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  16. What a beautiful, heartfelt post.....I am afraid I have only just come across your blog, and can only express my sadness for your loss of your beautiful girlie as knowing that heartache myself. She (daisy) looks such a wonderful kind soul, and am sure she will be around you until you meet up again. Thinking of you sue x

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  17. Oh dear.....the screen has gone all blurry again. ((((((BIG HUGS)))))) to you both. Been there many times over the past few years with our fostering and pampering the old cats and dogs and each time hurts like crazy. It DOES get better though and you begin to think only of the good times (((HUGS))) Don't be afraid to grieve properly, cry and let it out (((HUGS))) Daisy had a fantastic life with you and KNEW she was loved.....you were WONDERFUL doggy parents xxxxxxxxx

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  18. So sorry to hear this Jayne, from a new reader. Bev.

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  19. Of course she understood every word. Sending hugs. x

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  20. Lump in throat, tears in eyes, what a wonderful last chat with your beautiful girl, she was safe in the knowledge of your love. Thoughts are with you.x

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  21. I'm absolutely sobbing! I'm going to go cuddle my cat

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  22. Sending love to you xx run free sweet Daisy

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  23. Oh gosh, so much love. ♥️ We give them all the love in our hearts and somehow they double it, send it right back at us and then they go, and all we have are happy memories that make us cry, paw prints we're loathe to hoover up and an ache in our hearts that hurts for far too long.

    You have been so brave. Xx

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