Our Dog Cricket

 
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One more photo of our great dog Cricket that went to dog heaven on February 1st 2008. I miss her so much..

How do they creep in and steal your heart, those four-legged critters we call cats and dogs? How do they wheedle into the inside of your life when you had thought your life was more important than a wet nose, an eager greeting, a hand being licked, or the cool condescension of a cat that pretends indifference but you know adores you? How is it that when they die, so much they take away of you; far more than you ever could have known. Turns out, you had built your life around them and now its hollow - just a space of sadness where a happiness used to be. That emptiness is so much larger than this little life that's gone, but does anyone else understand how broken you've become. It was, wasn't it, just a dog or just a cat - and how can such a thing be mourned by a grown-up person? It did creep in; it took your heart. And when it died, the loss you felt was stunningly intensive.

These lines are shamelessly stolen from the great pages of Craig-y-Don. Thank-you..

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GAV - Feb 15, 2008 11:43 PM EDT
Deepest Condolances Bubbalinn On the loss of Cricket. They (pets) are family members in woollie coats. They are just as sad to loose as a Human Being. Your story is very very true. Memories are Very Precious, and time will heal. Thanks for sharing. Viv.
bubbalinn - Feb 14, 2008 10:18 PM EDT
Hi Tania, Thanks again for your nice thoughts. I believe that is so true about dogs morning as much or more than we do. We had my daughter bring over her dog Daisy and that sure did perk Spud up. Daisy and Spud have been having lots of fun. It is so nice to see Spud running around and to hear him barking again. Daisy is going to be here until Monday, maybe that will be enough to make Spud forget...
TMR8 - Feb 14, 2008 03:22 AM EDT
Babalinn when we lost Paddy our older dog Pongo did not move from his grave for weeks. they morn just as hard as we do. Extra cuddles needed all around I think.
bubbalinn - Feb 13, 2008 11:17 AM EDT
Hi Beverly and Tania, Thanks so much for your wonderful thoughts.. Our pets sure do become our children, and the older we get the more they become our kids. I did have three dogs and now I only have one, I don't know if I want to get more dogs. The pain of loosing them is a lot to take, but I'm pretty sure I will have some more dogs soon. My dog Spud is really depressed and just lays around now, he needs some new friends. I think he misses Cricket more than I do.
TMR8 - Feb 12, 2008 09:16 PM EDT
What a wonderful happy photo of Cricket enjoying her newly found branch. Our thoughts are with you.
talsi - Feb 12, 2008 09:21 AM EDT
Nice tribute for remembering her. I feel so much for you as I know how pets creep in and become your children.
bubbalinn - Feb 11, 2008 03:13 PM EDT
Thanks so much Ann, Mary, Carol, and Lorraine for your very nice thoughts. I just had to post one more photo of Cricket. She is out of pain now and resting next to her friend Matty in our back yard.
lorraine - Feb 11, 2008 04:45 AM EDT
This is beautiful as is the image, a beautiful tribute.
shutterbug - Feb 11, 2008 04:26 AM EDT
Beautiful tribute to Cricket. Carol
marysham - Feb 10, 2008 06:05 PM EDT
Beautiful tribute to Cricket. It certainly sums up how we feel and experience the loss of our pet family members. The photo is a nice remembrance of happy times with Cricket.
A.Lovely - Feb 10, 2008 11:46 AM EDT
This is a wonderful capture of Cricket. Cricket found this stick and is showing you how good it is to chew on. This photograph is a memory of a very loved dog. Alan, Cricket has left you with so many good memories. You can't lose them.

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