I Hate to Say Good-bye

Saturday, our family friend lost his battle with cancer.  I can’t imagine our community without “Big Ed.” 

Yesterday, Sue helped Monty across the rainbow bridge.  What a terrible time for such a loss. 


I’m sure Sue won’t mind that I stole that sweet photo of Monty to share with you.  Sue and her pack made Monty’s life as easy and comfortable as a dog’s can be, and I’m sure Monty treasured his forever home with such a compassionate, accomodating pack.  I’m just happy we got to “know” Monty and the rest of the crowd this year.  It should matter when a good dog leaves this world.

My sweet Cass is also dealing with the death of her mother inlaw. We’re sending good vibes and comforting thoughts your way, dear!

throwout21It seems almost disrespectful to also note that I’ve reached the 50 goal in the purging challenge.   However, if I don’t blog as I go, I’ll forget.  The challenge is met, but I’ve barely made a dent around the house, but I have made (yet another) start…

48 – 50.++   I parted with quite a few purses.  All are gently used and GoodWill-bound.  I only have two handbags that I truly go back to over and over, and here lately, I carry nothing but my Namaste knitting bags with a Vera Bradley something inside, to grab when I’m shopping. 

We also received a couple of packages yesterday, but I haven’t worked out the details on when to download my photos from the new camera, so I don’t have them yet.  Thanks Anita, and I’ll share photos soon!

I’m off tomorrow and Thursday, and not likely to work all of Friday, so I’ll blog when I can, but tune in soon for another letter from the fur-girls…

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

13 comments on “I Hate to Say Good-bye

  1. nichole says:

    Much too many good byes………. we had this last Christmas.


  2. Sue says:

    Thank you for the lovely words about my big boy. We all miss him terribly.

  3. Dawn says:

    So sad…big hugs!

  4. AlisonH says:

    What a sweet-looking dog. I’m so sorry he’s gone, but what a lovely tribute.

  5. Loss is so hard now matter when, but especially during the holidays!! :o(

    And good for you on purging!! *starts trying to avoid my own mess…again!!* ;op

    Enjoy your time off!!

  6. MrPuffy says:

    Oh, it does matter when a good dog leaves this world! What a lot of sadness to process. So sorry for your friends.

  7. I wish Christmastime wasn’t so often the time for permanant good-byes. It’s hard enough to loose someone you care about at any time, without forever associating the holiday with that loss. Enjoy your Christmas celebrations as best you can.

  8. Bubblesknits says:

    You’re right. What an awful time of year. Pass along my condolences.

  9. Anita says:

    Very sad for both families… I’ll keep them in my prayers….

    I hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas too!

  10. Natalie says:

    Their hearts are so big and their love is unending – I guess they do all their living so much fuller and joyful than humans could ever hope to – but the time will always feel too short. They were lucky to be able to love Monty and I am sad for their loss….

  11. KnittySue says:

    My best goes out to your friend, my girl went to the rainbow bridge on the 19th from cancer and though it was 5 years ago…I still morn her every Christmas. My heartfelt prayers goto all that are grieving right now.

  12. Miss Me says:

    it matters when any good creature leaves the world. what a difficult time to loose “someone” close.

  13. Kathy says:

    What a thoughtful post. Sending warm hugs:).

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