Rachael spotted this old tree when we were out driving on the mountain earlier this summer. And this is sort of how I feel: Old, and gnarly, or is it gnarled? But I digress:
Thank you all so very much for your kind words of sympathy on our loss of Soldier. I knew that once I posted about his passing, you would send me love and support. For I have learned over the years that blogger friends are just as much friends as those you have lunch with, those you can touch, those you can hug. Your love and virtual hugs mean just as much. This I want you all to know.
I developed a special bond with Soldier because he needed special care since he was injured nearly two years ago. And through this process, I learned how to give the special love of a caretaker. This was a good lesson for me, a needed one, that I was happy to take on. So you are right, it will take time for my tears to stop, but he will live in my heart forever. And I still have someone who needs me:
It doesn't get much better than that!
Thank you from my husband, Samson, and me.
There is just something special about being owned by a dog.ReplyDelete
Hugs my dear Inger you are loved. Love the tree. BReplyDelete
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this is an awesome photo of Samson's beautiful face... and I can tell there is a lot of brushing needed to keep him gorgeous.. more hugs for you and a ton of them for SamsonReplyDelete
Hugs to the three of you.ReplyDelete
A smile from Samson says it all. He must miss his buddy, as animals get used to one another.ReplyDelete
As for the tree, I think a tree is gnarled, but a person can be gnarly. In surfer language, I think that means you're cool. On the other hand a gnarly old goat would be uncool - I mean the animal. . .
Hope you have a framed photo of Soldier, since you have a great one on this blog. That way you can still see him watching over you guys. Good luck.
I'm so sorry to read about Soldier, Inger. I know how broken your heart is. I truly do. Three years ago my Josh died and I still cry even now when I type his name. Our dogs reach a very special part of our hearts. Give Samson a big hug from me and take care of yourselves.ReplyDelete
A dogs love never fails .ReplyDelete
Hugs again Inger, and to your hubby and Sampson.
Glad he is there to help you through, and you him.
i felt a big hug back. :) and one back to you and your samson.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear of Soldier's passing. God bless his soul!ReplyDelete
Samson is beautiful!! Love the photo of the tree too.ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
I'm so sorry to hear about Soldier. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved pet. I'm glad Soldier found such a special home and had so much love from you and your husband. Hugs to you.ReplyDelete
So sorry to read about Soldier - losing a dog is just as hard as a human loved one.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad Samson is there for you, and you are there for him.ReplyDelete
Ohh, nooo! Inger, I'm so very sorry --I still feel pangs when I think of Chena's passing--and that was four years ago. Bless your heart for all you're going through. Know that you're loved, Inger, just as Soldier is.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry I missed so much. We've just returned from our holiday in Europe (France, Italy, Austria), gave up trying to access WiFi, and feel like Blogville's train is racing ahead of me.
(And, NO, you're not gnarled!!!)
It's just what your friends do Inger. We appreciate that you care so much for your animals.ReplyDelete
Inger, I'm so sorry about the loss of Soldier. -JeffReplyDelete
Hello Samsons I love his face! They are so beautiful og kind and they always smiles:)))ReplyDelete
The tree was really special...
Hugs gives us all a better healt!
So i am sending hugs ...
Aww... Samson does need his mommy. ((((HUGS))) to all of you.ReplyDelete
Dogs are special creatures, there is no doubt.ReplyDelete
I love what Tombstone Livestock said, "There is just something wonderful being owned by a dog." How true that is.ReplyDelete
Prayers continue for your family.ReplyDelete
Isn't it interesting how when we go through a significant loss we don't mind the extra duties associated with someone else we love. We lavish extra Samson's many needs will fill some of that time while you wait for your heart to heal. oxReplyDelete
Hi Inger .. wonderful thank you post.ReplyDelete
So pleased Samson gives you so much pleasure .. while providing that different slice of life for us to hear about .. that photo is a magic one!
Cheers and with a big hug or three to you all - Hilary
Lean on Samson as he will get you through it and your gnarly feeling will soon be that of blooming flowers!...:)JPReplyDelete
Mary from FRANCE
Being needed is very healing when we hurt. I am so glad you have Samson to hold close during those rough times.ReplyDelete
These little or big fur babies become quite real to us. And they are sorely missed. saandieReplyDelete