Monday, July 1, 2013

dictum centesimum tricesimum primum (131st post) Lily

She was without a doubt, the best dog ever.


No more will she wait patiently in her bed on the floor for me to wake up and start thumping her tail the moment my breathing changes.

No more the silly doggy grin and dancing whenever the word "go" is mentioned.

No more will she lick/"nose" my elbow when I'm sitting at table in hopes of a quick pet.

No more will she wag during an entire walk, rare that they were.

No more the jingle of tags as she makes her way.

No more deadly silent waiting to pounce on unsuspecting mice or voles before the amazingly fast leap through the air.

No more will she warm my feet in the winter as we sit on the couch together.

No more will she snuggle up and bury her nose alongside me as I tat.

No more will she suffer in her stoic silence, unwilling to burden us with that information.

No more Lily.

resquiescat in pace, canis meus amicaque
I go back to bed and cry.

26 comments:

  1. So sorry for the loss of your friend Lily. Though she is gone your memories of her will keep her close.
    My condolences.

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    1. thank you, your condolences are gratefully received.

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  2. Oh, this post breaks my heart. How sad that you have lost a beloved friend, but what a beautiful tribute to her. None of us ever wants to go through the loss, but we all subject ourselves to it for the love and comfort we get from our four footed friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    1. Thank you- we are all pretty sad but grateful for the time she spent with us- 9 years, we were her third home and we were the happier for it.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss of a good friend. Pets are the hardest to lose since they give us so much unconditional love. May she live in your heart and memories forever, for there she will always live with you.

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    1. Thank you so much! She will always be in our hearts!

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  4. so sorry. good friends are always missed when they leave.

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  5. Oh, Michelle, I am so, so very sorry. Sending hugs and hugs and more big hugs.
    Fox : (

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    1. Thank you so much, she was the sweetest dog.

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  6. I am so terribly sorry for your loss...our pets are so treasured, it is incredibly hard when they leave us. Many good memories are yours for the keeping, and many good thoughts and hugs being sent winging your way...by owl or other means :-)

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    1. I will take them by whatever means they come!

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  7. ~ Our pets never really leave us
    They live on in memories of
    the love and devotion they gave us. ~

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    1. That's certainly the truth- thank you!

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  8. Mi dispiace tantissimo per il tuo cane, immagino la tua tristezza.
    Un abbraccio forte forte.

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  9. I'm so sorry to read that you no longer have your Lily.

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    1. Thanks! One more day, slightly easier.

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  10. Siento mucho la perdida de tu amiga querida.Un abrazo fuerte.

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    1. muchas gracias! Your words mean a lot to me.

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  11. When I pass, I hope someone will write as touching a eulogy for me.
    They just don't live as long as we do. They wiggle into our hearts, become our source of nonjudgmental approval and love. Then they go to be with the angels.
    I know this pain, too. It fades in time. But some always have a special place -- and should -- in your heart.
    God's Speed.

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    1. I love that phrase "Dear God, let me be the person my dog thinks I am". : )

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  12. Oh Michelle - I just saw this now. My eyes are tearing and I'm so sorry for you and your family. You've written a lovely tribute to your sweet Lily. May she be as happy in doggie heaven as she was during her life with you.

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    1. Thanks, we keep looking for her everywhere around the house.

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  13. I'm so sorry Michelle - I know exactly how you feel. It's been over a year since we lost Belle and I miss her still every day :(

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    1. Thanks, Trayna. I hope it gets a little easier. If that's your Belle in the picture, she truly is beautiful!

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gratias maximas- it's wonderful to hear what you have to say!