Monday, March 9, 2009

~*~ In LoVinG Memory ~*~

For those who have visited the shop over the years, chances were Freckles was there to greet you! She loved being in the shop & seeing the customers! And, when she wasn't in the shop, those who had met her would always ask where she was.....

She was our sweet little girl ~ we don't have children (our choice) but she was our "oldest" daughter. Yesterday she was quite sick & by nite I knew she had to be dehydrated & something was wrong, so David & I rushed her to the emergency animal hospital in Greensboro...I'm not going to go into details ~ it's quite too hard at the moment ~ but she had a lot of things wrong & after half the nite at the hospital we had to make the decision to let her go. It was NOT an easy one ~ she has been my constant companion for 14 years & has lived with David & I since we got married almost 9 years ago....I will write more later when I am doing a bit better ~ it has been a very rough nite & day so far...

We will all miss her terribly ~ including her sisters Mara & Millie (feline sisters who can't quite figure out what's going on) & her "nana" & "papaw" (my parents who she LOVED to visit! & lived with them until D & I married)....
For now here are some sweet pictures to remember her by~

Relaxing in the barn! (above)
She & I kayaking in the moutains ~ she always loved to go too! One of the reasons we bought kayaks with wide cockpits so she could fit too! (below)



11 comments:

Tammy said...

Aww, Lisa. Im soo sorry to hear this. It is hard to lose a "family member". I know just how you feel. We had to recently put down our 6 month old lab. She was a sweetheart too. Thinking of you. Tammy

Diane B said...

Lisa I'm so so sorry what a sweetie
baby I'm so glad I got to meet her.
Its really sad and hard to let them go... Take care

The Olde Primitive House Lighting the World One Light At A Time..... said...

Lisa~~
I am VERY sorry for your loss. I know it is hard to loose a beloved pet.

Take Care.....
Lori
Call anytime!!

Barbara said...

Lisa, we're so sorry about Freckles!It's so hard to lose our special companions but you still have all those great memories that will help with the healing...Many Blessings...Barbara & Giles

FarmHouse Style said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I felt the exact same way when we lost our cat Landon of 15 years. I've heard of a place called Rainbow Bridge, I don't know if it is true, but I hope it is. It goes like this....

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Rhonda

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Hi Lisa...sending many hugs to you today...Tony and I know what it is to lose a "best friend" and feel your sadness! Freckles was very lucky to live in a home with so much love. I wish I had words to take the pain away but Rhonda's post helps...XOXO Judy

Laura :) said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. I know how hard it is to make that decision. I faced it once and made my husband make the decision for me. I couldn't do it but knew it had to be done. My heart breaks for you. It's tough. Go hug on all the other animals!!!!!

Laura :)

Stacey said...

hugs to your family Lisa, the loss of a loved one is never easy... and we are never ready to let them go. Freckles will await you at the Rainbow Bridge, but keep her spirit close in all of the wonderful memories.
Stace

UPON A HILL said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I've been there before and know it is so hard. Peace over you & your family.

Artsy Fartsy said...

Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss of your little one. All of our animals are our children as well, take care, Many Blessings for you this week, Janna

simple~needs said...

lisa, you have me in tears. i can't even imagine how hard it is to lose a baby.our oldest cat is 14, i dread the day when she is gone.
kim