farewell Sandy

The best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.

Ben Hur Lampman (1886-1954)

And that is where my dear friend and companion of 16 faithful years, now lies.

I did not intend to keep having to be a bearer of bad news, and almost wanted to title this post using one of Kate Atkinson’s earlier novels When Will There Be Good News?, considering the sad turn of events over here lately.

But I just couldn’t let the passing of a dear friend and family member go by without some form of acknowledgement on this much treasured and cherished piece of personal space that I have come to call my own.

I guess I cannot say it any better than the following two kindred spirits who must have known what it is to have loved and lost man’s best friend.

farewell dear friend (4)

farewell dear friend (3)

Farewell, my dear friend.


6 thoughts on “A Fond Farewell….

    1. Painful as it is when the parting comes, I would still say it’s all worth it. The joy that can be shared by both your husband and his dog (when he decides to get one) will far outweigh the wrench.


  1. Michelle–I’m so sorry you had to say goodbye to your dog. I have a 16-year-old dog myself, and it will be a devastating day when it’s her time to go. Sending you comforting thoughts in this hard time.


    1. Thanks for the kind thoughts, Kathy. I wish we can all be spared from such inevitable losses, really. Please know that you will be in my thoughts too, when the time comes. God bless….


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