There's rosemary, that's for remembrance.
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark



Friday, May 08, 2009

Endings....

Everything breaks; plates, fences, promises, my heart.

Penelope died today. She died with dignity here, at home. She will be cremated, we will bring her home again and scatter her ashes in the forest she loved.






18 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

my heart breaks for you...im soo soo sorry...im sure the goddess is giving her a belly rub right about now..js




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kenju said...

I'm so very sorry, Rosemary, for both you and Steve. So many people I know have lost pets recently. I know that I will have that in a few years, but I will avoid it as long as I can.

jan said...

I wish I could give you a really big hug.You know you gave her a great life and she added so much to yours.

Mom said...

My heart is breaking with you. Hope you can feel the big hug I am sending you.

yellowdog granny said...

just stopping by to see if your ok...thinking of you..jackie

Miss Healthypants said...

Oh, I'm so so so sorry, Rosemary...my thoughts and prayers are with you. It's never easy losing a pet, and Penelope sounds like she was one of the best.

Chris said...

I am so so sorry for the loss of your beloved Penelope.

Sling said...

Oh Rosie,I'm so sorry to hear this.
..Sleep tight Penelope.

madretz said...

dearest rosemary, i am so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend and family member. I grieve with you.

Cazzie!!! said...

The most wonderful times spent with your best friend, part of the family, there to cherish. I am pleased you will scatter Penelope in the forrest she so loved, and when the new plants grow there you will know she is alive with the changing seasons.
Huggs to you and yours Rosemary.

Shammickite said...

I've heard a lot of bad news recently, about people I know and have known in my life, about terminal illnesses and personal tragedies.... but, you know this is true Rosemary, death takes us all eventually, and your loss of Penelope is sad, but she will no longer suffer pain or discomfort, and I'm sure there's a doggie heaven for good dogs, and she was a very good dog.
Hugs.

Lorraine said...

(((Rosie & Steve))) I'm so sorry but damn if that girl didn't go exactly the way she wanted. Bless her puppy heart. I hope she looks up Phoebe.

KukasWorld.com said...

cute blog!!!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a beauty to behold. Nothing will fill that place in your heart, but if it makes you feel better - the way I look at loss is: "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." (Lord Tennyson). All the years you all had together were that much sweeter for you all and for Penelope than without one another. I'll keep you guys in my prayers.

sageweb said...

I am so sorry for your loss..I know how hard this time is..but knowing she running around in doggie heaven and not feeling any pain.

Big Hug for you and your family!

gina said...

Rosemary, you know how sorry I am about Penelope. I know how much she meant to both of you. I wish I could do something....love you!

Middle Child said...

So very sorry Rosemary...I know how i felt whe our lovely old thorn died...you would be feeling like this now...hugs sound trite...but I received an unexpected one on Don's 2nd anniversary and it brought me undone...so here is my hug and a hug knowing how you feel...take care sweetheart okay

more cowbell said...

Oh Rosemary ... I'm sorry. She seemed such a sweet sweet girl. You gave her good years.