Monday, February 28, 2011

Very Sad News

Hello everyone,
Dear little Agnes passed away during her Dental Procedure this morning.  Her heart stopped beating and they weren't able to start it up again, despite every effort.  It wasn't anyone's fault.  She lived with me for 7 years...she was 3 when she came here, but she might have been older.  I will tell more of her story some day, meanwhile here is a picture of her on Valentine's day with the heart bisquit that friend Pat gave her.  She was the lovingest, dearest creature imaginable.

40 comments:

  1. Suzanne I am SO SORRY you lost your beloved friend. I am sorry for your grief. If a hug through these wires and ethers can make it to your home and heart, I'm sending one to you now. {{{LOVE}}}

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  2. Suzanna, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear girl, Agnes. -- Peggy

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  3. Diane, thank you so much. The hug definitely makes it through to my heart. I am raw inside and appreciate your friendship a lot.

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  4. Thank you Peggy...it's such a shock.

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  5. I feel so sorry for you! (red it at jude's blog so the tear is for you)

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  6. Dear Suzanna, so sorry you have lost Agnes, that is sad news indeed.

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  7. How sad for you,so sorry about you dear pet.They bring such pleasure and it is always a wrench when they go.

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  8. Oh my....I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sending hugs. <3

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  9. suzanna, i am deeply sorry about Agnes.
    our dogs are so, "there" for us.
    the very same thing happened, two weeks ago, to a little dog
    belonging to some good friends. they took
    her to have dental work done and...
    thank you for sharing the photo.
    i bet you have many wonderful memories of
    ms. agnes! peace.

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  10. Susanne Wilson BrisachMarch 1, 2011 at 6:34 AM

    Oh, Suz, I'm sooooo sorry! Our little friends are sooo special! They give so much love and never say a nasty word! Sending hugs your way!

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  11. Yvette, thank you...it means so much to hear from you...

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  12. Thank you dear Elizabeth. It feels like her spirit is still here and I'm trying to focus on that, but I miss her happy little self and her beautiful face and her waggy tail so much...

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  13. Angela, thank you...wrench is a good word for this...

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  14. Cristina...I didn't realize it was quite so risky, but once I heard it was important, it seemed like we should go ahead with it. Thank you for writing and for sharing the story...

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  15. Susie...thanks for hugs and writing...I know, it's pure love...nothing complicated!

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  16. such sweet memories you will have...k.

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  17. Yes Kaite, as the shock starts to recede, it's all those happy moments that are surfacing...mixed in with tears...

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  18. Oh, Suzanna, I am so sorry. Agnes looks like she was a real sweetiepie. I expect you keep hearing her pattering along behind you. Big hug.

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  19. I do Penny...and I see her amazing little face looking up at me everywhere...sigh...thank you...

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  20. My thoughts are with you Suzanna for the loss of your beloved fur gal. I am so very sorry to read this news. PLEASE, do not blame yourself or ask empty questions "why." Things happen sometimes that we have no control over and although that doesn't make it easier to bear, your dear Agnes knew she had deep abiding love from *her human* and that is the very best of what we can give. Keep your heart strong!

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  21. Oh, Suzanna, I am so sorry to hear about your precious little Agnes. The loss of a beloved little one like your Agnes is so very hard. I know she will watch over you always, and by and by the pain will not be quite so intense. I am still far away from blogland, in the middle of our house repairs, washing dishes in the bathtub while the kitchen is repaired, but I had to stop by to add my love, and send you hugs and blessings. xoxoxo Kari

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  22. Thank you Christi, for reminding me...it is so easy to fall in crazy thinking. Agnes was such a bright spirit and I'm so grateful for her presence in my life...and for friends who help me stay close to the strong heart path.

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  23. Dear Kari, I'm so glad you're there...thank you! I do feel Agnes is "watching over"...I see her little face a million times a day. Luckily, a friend's dog is staying here for a while, and while she's not my Aggie, she's a warm, kindly presence...kind of shy and quiet. I'm awfully glad for the doggy company.

    Hope those repairs will be done soon! Take care Kari.

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  24. feeling raw.
    yes.
    and that will stay as long as it does.
    "the strong heart path"
    yes again.
    oh, so much love to you, Suzanna....

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  25. Thank you, thank you dear dear Grace.

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  26. I just found your site via my new friend Dar (aka Dorothy). I am so, so sorry for your loss!! May your heart heal in time as you carry dear memories and may you feel, see and sense the Presence of your Agnes as she sees you. I believe the animals miss us as much if not more than we miss them. Many blessings! Dawn Kirk, Nashville, TN

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  27. Dear Dawn, thank you so much for your kind thoughts, and the reminder to keep feeling her presence...I do feel her to be there...thank you.

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  28. Suzanna,
    how you feeling today?

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  29. Hi Cristina, well, it's getting a little better. There are impediments to being able to accept it, but I'm finding that being with friends really really helps. They are being so kind; talking about the impediments helps me move through them. Then I come home and weep and weep. Am trying to just keep moving through the daily routines. Thank you a lot for asking...

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  30. So sorry for your loss of Agnes, it is very hard to go thru this we lost one Yorkie and we still miss him. Every time we take our new dog for check ups they want to take out some of his teeth and it is not necessary we found that out - but its how they make their money.

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  31. Herm, thank you for writing. I feel very glad that I had a second opinion about the necessity of this procedure. There are unscrupulous folks in every profession, but I have confidence and faith in my vet...that's why I chose her. I'm sorry to hear about your little Yorkie. Bless their souls...

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  32. Oh I am so sorry. The loss of a pet is such a difficult thing because they become a part of your family in such a huge way. My heart goes out to you. Please take care.

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  33. Thank you, Phyllis. Nearly a week has gone by and day by day I'm learning to accept this new reality. Tomorrow a dear friend is taking me to an appointment with the doctor and the anaesthesiologist to help ease my mind. It's definitely a spiritual challenge...life is so mysterious. Thank you again...

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  34. Oh Suzanna, I know how difficult this is... Thinking of you.

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  35. Deb, thank you. Somehow I'm feeling alot more at peace. I had a long talk with Aggie's doctor today and my understanding is deeper. There has been so much love and caring this past week. I know there will be more tears, but for right now, a calm is prevailing...

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  36. oh suzanna, i don't know how i managed to miss this post. my heart goes out to you. i have loved and lost beloved pets myself.

    grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. all we can do is learn to swim.

    kabil gibran once wrote, "...love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation." this holds so true when we lose our wondrous little loved ones.

    you are in my thoughts...

    namaste'

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  37. Joe, thank you so much for writing...your words mean a great deal to me. Yes, the grief comes in waves...at first very very strong shock waves...this was so sudden, so unexpected. I find my self re-living that initial shock, but I am slowly learning to swim. How wise you are. And thank you for the Gibran quotation...oh my goodness, how true...

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  38. I feel your grief Suzanna, I lost my girl "Twistie"(15 1/2 yrs old), last May and it still brings a tear to my eye. It is a hard road to travel. I try to think of all the joy and love she gave me. Agnes will always be with you.

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  39. Thank you Judy...yes, it's so hard to get used to. They give us such a daily dose of pure love. I'm glad you stopped by.

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