Saturday, March 16, 2013

Maddy


We had to say goodbye to Maddy today ... she was a joy to our family for her entire 13 years.  We'll miss you sweet girl.  Love you ...







Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. 

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. 
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. 
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. 

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. 
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. 

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. 

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author unknown... 

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for having dogs in my life ...


37 comments:

cucki said...

I am so sorry dear..lots of love for dear maddy
(( hugs )) for you all x

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

What a beautiful dog, so sorry about your loss. A beautiful hopeful poem.

butterfly said...

So sorry for the loss of your baby, I lost my Poppy not long ago , a friend sent me the same poem , it is so sweet, hugs.

connie said...

So sorry about your Maddy.She was a beautiful and kind dog.I can tell by her pretty little face and eyes..

♥ Nia said...

Sorry for your loss.. :(
{{{hugs}}}

Vickie said...

Oh goodness! I told myself don't read it again. It gets me everytime. Yes, I am crying. Whew! It was last July we put Maggie down. And a year and a half ago Mac died. It still makes me cry when I dwell on it. Yes, we love them so much! I am so sorry. Like you, I am thankful to have dogs in my life.♥

jeffsrose35 said...

Oh Michelle I am so sorry. These creatures become such an important part of our lives.... thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Parsley said...

I hurt for you. She looks like a sweetie and I know you will miss her forever, like we do our Golden.

Annie said...

So sorry to hear about your baby. She looks like a sweetheart!

Peggy Lee said...

I'm so sorry. She was beautiful!
~hugs

Kris said...

Michele~

I'm so sorry for your loss of beautiful Maddy. Such a pretty girl! I also am grateful for dogs in my life. HUGS to you.

Karen said...

so sorry.... your pics are so cute. What a blessing to have a wonderful friend for so long.

hugs....

Cathy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Maddy. She looks like such a sweetie. Thank you for posting the photos.
Cathy

Vicki said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious girl, Maddy. From your photos I can see that she had a loving, fulfilled life in your family.

Barbi said...

Such sad news! I'm so sorry for your loss. This poem always makes me just sob. I still miss my Missy. My thoughts are with you today and your beautiful Maddy!

Pat said...

So sorry. Hugs to you and your family.

Laura said...

Sending you a big hug!!! It is so very hard to lose a beloved pet. They are definitely one of the best parts of our lives. Sending love to you and your family.

Carol said...

Oh, such a sad day, Michele... I know how pets leave a hole in your heart when they go... Sending a warm hug your way!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sending hugs and puppy kisses from me and Pixie.

Daffycat said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. It is so hard to lose these special family members.

Catherine said...

So sorry for your loss....hugs.....

Katrina said...

I so sorry!!!!! It's hard to lose a pet, they are a part of the family. Maddy looked like such a sweet dog!!!!!

barbara said...

((((hugs)))))

Barb said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear pet. We are a family of dog lovers so we know how you feel.

Anna van Schurman said...

Some animals, like some men, leave a trail of glory behind them. They give their spirit to the place where they have lived, and remain forever a part of the rocks and streams and the wind and sky. ~ Marguerite Henry

Goodbye, Maddy.

Carolyn NC said...

I'm sorry, Michele. She looks like a real joy to have.

Karen said...

I'm sorry Michele. sending many hugs to you

Gillie said...

Love the one with the kitten, sending love to you all.

Maggee said...

so sorry to hear of this... Maddy looks like a gentle, loving baby! Big Hugs!

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! *hugs*

Terri said...

So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry for your loss-Maddy was just lovely!

Anne said...

So sorry to hear of your loss of Maddy. She was a beautiful doggy. Big hugs to you.

Sally said...

I am so sorry Michele {{{hugs}}}

Fiona said...

So sorry to hear about Maddy, she looked like a lovely sweet dog.

Mouse said...

((((hugs ))) so sorry to be late in saying condolences, she will be running around with all her friends there new and old. love mouse xxxxxx

Marie said...

Oh no, I am so sorry for you loss. Maddy is a beautiful dog. It is always so very sad when our furry "kids" must leave us. It will be one year on the 4/12 that my little yorkie died and left a void in my heart...never a better friend!

Hugs to you and your family.