Monday, March 24, 2008

Loss of Companion Dog

My little doggie companion for nearly ten years died today after a very short illness. Mike surprised me with Kibble for Christmas in 1998 and she has been by my side almost constantly since. She never met a stranger and greeted customers at our oil change shop for 8 of her precious years. I cannot imagine not hearing her scratch the door ever again. Stricken suddenly with SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration) last year, she went totally blind nearly overnight and never really adjusted well, but we adapted to her needs and she figured how to communicate them to us.
I am nearly overwhelmed with how sad I feel, but I know it will pass with time. Jesus mends broken hearts and he will mend mine.


Anonymous said...


Please know that you have the prayers of a woman who also feels unconditional love for my two kitties...


Debbie said...

Thank you for your compassion. Love is love no matter how many legs it approaches you on.

Anonymous said...

Dear Debbie,
Oh, I just read this on your blog and I am so sorry. Our pets are so very precious to us. Christ's arms are around you.
My sympathy,
Jacque S.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Dear Debbie,
I came over from Sheila's blog to see your fabulous London Bridge painting.
I'm so sorry about your little sweetheart. I am besotted by a cat named Wendell and since his arrival 12 years ago (born April 5th, 1996)
he has followed me around like a dog.
I know, I will miss him forever when he's gone. Pets don't live long enough.
A big hug to you.
Your paintings are wonderful!