Monday, 15 August 2016

RIP Boolie

29.01. 2001 - 12.08.2016
Just to say that I have tried to write this particular blog several times but this is all I could manage.


rusty duck said...

So very sorry Vera. Sending you a virtual hug xx

Denise said...

I am sorry to hear this sad news about the lovely Boolie, Vera. Thinking of you and Lester. Xx

Vera said...

JESSICA, thank you for the virtual hugs, they are much appreciated at this time.Vx

DENISE, he was with us for so many years, from way back in the Isle of Sheppey days, then on to High Wycombe, and then on to France, so he has been with us a large chunk of our lives. He does leave a huge hole. Vx

Coco said...

Oh, what terrible news. I´m so sorry. All my sympathy.

Dawn McHugh said...

So sorry to here he has crossed rainbow bridge, {{{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you both, I hope over time the emptiness he has left will over time be lessened, he has had a fantastic life and some great adventures

Vera said...

COCO, thanks, ......we miss him, but at least he is not having to cope with ill health any more.

DAWN, I think his best years were his last nine years here in France. He was with us all the time and there was always something to do, which is why he lived for so many years I think. Thanks.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

damn. i am very very sorry, Vera. a terrible blow. he was extremely well loved and i know he had a terrific life with you. you have my deepest sympathies.

Cro Magnon said...

I probably know how you feel; it's such a wrench losing a well loved dog. I feel quite emotional. Best wishes x.

DUTA said...

Sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace; may God strenghten you and Lester in this time of grief!

Vera said...

OHIOFARMGIRL, he had been ill for some time, which still did not prepare us for the hole he has left in our lives. He did have the best of lives with us though, and for that I am glad. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

CRO MAGNON, bless you, and thanks. Animals, especially dogs, do tug at the heart strings, that is for sure.

DUTA, at least he does not have to endure declining health any more and can now be at peace. Thanks.

Patricia Ellingford said...

Hugs Vera - losing a family member always leaves a hole. At least he is free of the illness tether and now at peace not in pain. its never easy though no matter how much we know it is to come pattypan xx

Janice said...

So sorry to hear this sad news Vera. It is so hard when we lose a beloved pet(for me anyway) that when they cross the rainbow bridge they are like the puppy they once were and playing with many other dogs that crossed before him.

PioneerPreppy said...

Sorry to hear about Boolie. He sure looks like a fine figure of a pup from the picture

Coppa's girl said...

So very sorry to hear the sad news Vera, but he lived to a good age. Our pets do leave a very big hole in our hearts and lives. Hope that happy memories will comfort you.

Vintage Maison said...

so sorry to hear about your loss - doesn't matter how expected it is, it's always heart wrenching isn't it?

Rhodesia said...

So very sorry, I know the feeling all too well. But you have great memories so make the most of the,. Thoughts are with you Diane x

Kirsty Udall said...

Sorry Vera, this must be so hard for you, sending love and all our thoughts x

Olly said...

So sorry to hear it. Best wishes.

Olly said...

So sorry to hear it. Best wishes.

Sol said...

oh Vera how terribly sad. You are in my thoughts.

PJ said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Ally said...

Bless you all x

minwks said...

A sad time for you both. It is a price we must pay for all the devotion given and taken. A difficult grief to understand for those who have not lost a beloved animal friend.
Your other doggies will be Sad for you too.
Regards Janine

Razmataz said...

So sorry for your loss of your lovely dog.

Shirley McLaurin said...

So sorry for your loss

Jean said...

So sorry Vera, he had a good innings but knowing that never makes it any easier, you will miss him so much after all that time together. Our own loss is still very raw so I know just how you feel.
Thinking of you. Never let anyone even try to say it was only a dog, rather a dog than some family members for me.

Horst in Edmonton said...

So sorry to hear about your dog Boolie. I know it was hard to loose him but you still have your Rottweilers.

Cottontail Farm said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. It's so sad when it happens.

Kerry said...

Oh Vera, sorry to hear your sad news. Enjoy your lovely memories of him x

John Gray said...

Used this several times at similar circumstances.....with myself and others
There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie--
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years that nature permits
Are closing in asthma or tumors or fits
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.
Then you will find--its your own affair
But--you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,
You still discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em the more do we grieve;
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short time loan is as bad as a long--
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

John Gray said...

Chin up x

Vera said...




LaPré DelaForge said...

If you can't find the words, don't try... the picture is enough...
RIP Boolie... keep the happy and silly times in focus, not the end!
Especially the silly... Boolie is "spangle" after all!!
And, should you get another "spangle" in future years...
we are fortunate that no two dogs or cats are alike...
so the Boolie memories will never be erased!

Vera said...

LaPré DeLa Forge, thanks.