Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My heart is heavy with sadness. . .

This morning my beloved furbaby, Skyler, who loved me faithfully and relentlessly for over 11 years, passed on and is now waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. He was a Sheltie who was as close to being a human being as any dog I have ever known. In fact, I'm pretty sure he was a human being trapped in a dog's body! He would talk to me, shake hands or give me five (whichever one I chose to call it), and he was the best behaved, most protective dog I have ever owned. It was truly a privlege to be loved by this wonderful creature and my heart is just broken that he is no longer with me.

Run pain free, Big Guy and enjoy your new eternal life. I love you bunches and you will forever live in my heart. . .

Until we meet again. . .

Hugs and kisses,


  1. I'm so sorry Donna for your loss. Seems like so many of my blogging friends have recently lost pets. That would be heartbreaking for sure. I'll be praying for comfort for you and your family.
    Warm Hugs, AMY

  2. Oh how sad....I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. So sorry for your loss. It is so hard losing a beloved pet.

  4. Oh Donna...((((BIG HUGS)))) to you sweetie! It is always SO very hard to let go of our beloved fur angels, I hope you can find some small comfort in your wonderful memories of Skyler, and you WILL be together again sweetie for all eternity!

  5. I am sorry to hear of your loss...pets become such big parts of our lives...we lost our little ferret last March and it was a horrible time for me....So, my heart goes out for you....hugs,char

  6. I am so sorry...(((HUGS))) It's so hard...Just know your in my thoughts and prayers today..Lisa

  7. Donna, I am so sorry for your loss of Skyler. It is so very hard, that's for sure.. I'll have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  8. Sorry for your loss. They certainly do become a huge part of our families. I have a Sheltie/Australian Shepherd mix and she is like my shadow. I'm not sure how much longer we will have her. Her back legs aren't good. That will truly be a sad day for us.

    Take comfort in the fact that you loved him and he lived a good life.


  9. Sorry to hear of your loss..it is a blessing from God the love and compaionship that these creatures bring to us, They are our family. We recently (several months ago) took in my Bro-in-laws dog. She is 10. I consider our home her retiremeny home..I dont know how much longer she has, but I know she is living it up here with us while she can..Again, my heart goes out to you and yours..

  10. Sorry to read of Skyler's passing. As you said he will be waiting for you at Tha Rainbow
    Bridge. Just from my past losses I can tell you he will be in wonderful company for awhile.

    Wishing you good memories to soothe you...


  11. It's always so sad when you love someone, especially if they have been your best four legged friend. So sorry. x x x

  12. I'm truly so very sorry for your loss Donna.My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family..Hugs

  13. "God's finger touched him, and he slept."
    (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
    Skyler is most beautiful!
    I am saddened by your news. I have had collies and shelties in my lifetime and they are both wonderful breeds. My Remington (sheltie) will be waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge as well.

    May God hold you and your family in the palm of his hands and help you all with your grief...

  14. Donna-
    I am sorry that you lost your dog. We have a Collie, named Maggie, she brings such joy to our life and is 7 years old. They are wonderful breeds. Hope that you have a better day.

  15. Donna~ I am so sorry about the loss of you your Skyler! I will be thinking and praying for you in the days ahead. I hope you can find some comfort in your new little baby Sophie. ~Dan~

  16. Donna, my heart goes out to you. Our dogs were such an important part of the family, and I know the pain of losing a beloved doggie. I know you'll carry Skyler in your heart always.
    Hugs, Tracey

  17. I am sorry to hear this Donna=( Big hugs to you!!!

  18. Donna, Sorry to hear of your loss. Ginny at Rainbow Bridge has a special soul/spirit for our furry loved ones. Our furry friends are soo precious to us. Love and Prayers, Suzanne

  19. So sad to hear about your sweet, beautiful doggie! We have lost several in the past and I know how hard emotionally it is!

    So sorry for your loss!


  20. I am so sorry for your loss..here is a poem I have on my blog that I put there when my Otto passed away last march..I hope it brings you comfort..

    Weep not for me though I am gone,
    Into that gentle night.
    Grieve if you will, but not for long,
    Upon my soul's sweet flight.
    I am at peace, my soul's at rest,
    There is no need for tears.
    For with your love I was so blessed
    For all those many years.
    There is no pain, I suffer not,
    The fear now all is gone.
    Put now these things out of your thoughts,
    In your memory I live on.
    Remember not my fight for breath,
    Remember not the strife,
    Please do not dwell upon my death,
    But celebrate my life.
    Author Constance Jenkins

  21. Oh Donna, I am so sorry about Sklyer.
    Losing such a loving and loyal friend is so hard, I know...
    They are surely a part of the family....and our hearts ache when it's time for them to go...

    [I love Patriotic Mom's quote!]


  22. I am so sorry about your baby. I lost my baby last June. They are our angels and I feel he watches over me and his siblings. My heart is heavy for you. If there is anything I can do; please let me know.

  23. Oh, Donna, being a dog person, I can truly empathize with you today. I know how you are feeling and I know it takes lots of time to be able to smile with the memories. As Dr. Seuss says
    "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

  24. Donna I feel so sorry for you. I know how you feel when you lose a special pet. They are almost like a family member. Kay

  25. So sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for you. Sounds like you have many wonderful memories. Kim

  26. My heart aches for you Donna! To be loved by a faithful dog is a true love, unconditional in every way, always giving but never asking anything in return. Allow yourself to grieve for this wonderful friend. I'll be saying a prayer for you, I know how much it hurts.


  27. So sorry for your loss Donna. Our pets become such a big part of our family & their unconditional love is unmatched. I hope you can smile when you think of the wonderful memories you have of your furbaby.

  28. Oh I am so sorry. It is so hard to loose a beloveded pet. We just lost our shephard mix last year. We had her 14 years it was so hard. I am saying a prayer for both of you.