Sunday, 23 July 2017

Our Poppy

We are heartbroken at having to say goodbye to our beautiful little doggy, Poppy.

Poppy was a small cross terrier we brought home from the rescue centre over ten years ago. We were told she was around five and half when she joined our family, vets never questioned this, but there were thoughts she might have been older. It didn’t matter to us, I fell in love with her the moment I saw her.

She was a feisty doggy, an alpha female, who let all the dogs in the neighbourhood know she was the boss. Years later when we took another rescue dog, Poppy made sure he knew she was in charge. 

From the moment Barney joined our family he loved her and worshiped her. He was always happy when she told him off as he would run around the house going back for more attention from Poppy.

Having this little doggy in our lives made the sun shine on the darkest of days. She made us smile and brought so much joy. She loved to walk and never worried how far we went, we used to joke to people who would stop and want to pat her, that she was a Great Dane when we got her! She was more than a pet she was a member of our family. And now, our family has a loved one missing. Barney looks for her and we can’t tell him she’s not here. Losing her has left a huge hole in our hearts, we miss her beyond words, but we know she is now at peace.

The hardest thing is not losing someone you love, it is having to live without them for the rest of your life. 

Rest in peace little one, we will never stop loving you.


Deborah Carr said...

Heartbreakingly sad. Sending you love. xxx

Suzy, The Grey Brunette said...

I'm literally welling up with tears as I read this, Pauline. It's so incredibly hard losing a member of the family, but know that she is at peace now and preparing for a journey of another kind.
Huge hugs Pauline
Suzy xxxx

Pauline Barclay said...

Thank you so much Debs for everything xxx

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Suzy, she is at peace, we know that, but the pain of her not being here is so hard. Hugs and thank you so much. xxx

Carol Warham said...

I know how heartbreaking this is. No matter how we think we are prepared, it can't stop the sorrow. Huge hugs coming your way.

Pauline Barclay said...

Thank you Carol, we thought we were prepared, but how very wrong we were. Hugs gratefully received. xxx

Helen Hollick said...

Having lost many a four-legged friend, from hamsters to horses, I know exactly what you are feeling, Pauline.

Poppy is on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge romping in sunny meadows and you'll meet her again some day.

Treasure your memories of her and give a big hug to your other dear little doggy from me (and one for yourself.)

Pauline Barclay said...

Thank you so much Helen. I know you really do understand. Hugs back lovely xxx