Thursday, January 28, 2010

popcorn 1999-2010


i got some bad news this evening. my parents dog (my doggy sister as i am an only child) had to be put down yesterday. she was only 10 but had been having some recent problems with fluid around her heart and having seizures.

it's always really hard loosing a pet. they are our kids, our sisters/brothers, our friends - they are family.

popcorn happy to meet one of her own kind (she was full blooded chihuahua)
the last picture i took of popcorn over christmas
popcorn you will be always be in my heart and will be greatly missed.

25 comments:

kimberly wilson said...

melita,

i'm SO sorry and sending you lots of warm thoughts. 4-legged furry friends are such endearing parts of our lives.

xx, kimberly

Elisse said...

I'm sad to hear about your loss. Only child or not, our pets absolutely become part of the family. However, as an only child myself, I understand that we can particularly extend our definitions of "siblings" to close friends, family members and in your case to family pets. *HUG*

TheAnalyst said...

Melita I'm so sorry to hear! She's in my thoughts. I know what it is like to be a doggy sister, I am an only child too.

Carolyn said...

Oh sweets, I am so so so sorry for you and your family's loss. I can't even imagine. Sending so much love & support. xoxo

Pink Heels said...

I am sending you lots of hugs Melita. It is never easy to lose a member of the family...especially our pets. Hang in there!

Micaela said...

oh melita, my heart aches for you. Our family lost our family puppy a few months ago and it is truly like losing a family member. There is NOTHING like the unconditional love of a puppy's... esp. one you grow up with. My thoughts and prayers go to your family.

xoxo

Namaste_Heather said...

Oh, Melita! I am so sorry to hear of your bad news. We have two chihuahuas, one boy and one girl, and my daughter, M, sees them as her brother and sister. May your memories be with you always. Thinking of you dear friend!
Hugs,
Heather

Lisa said...

Oh dear Melita - my eyes are tearing up but I am swelling with love for you and your family. A pet, especially one with us as long as Popcorn was, is a loved being.

May an easy breath be with you as you remember her love and keep it in your heart.

Jean said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Popcorn. It is so hard to lose our furry family members.

Sending you healing thoughts.

Kiki said...

Oh, M - I'm so sorry to read this. But like Blisschick says, now Popcorn wears a sparkle suit. Thinking of you...

Analiese Marie said...

Melita, I'm SO sorry to hear that. My parents had to put down our 9-year-old toy fox terrier last year, and it was one of the saddest days of my life. (I had picked him out when I was in high school, so he was "my" dog.) So I totally understand how hard it can be. Popcorn sounds like a wonderful dog. My thoughts are with you. Hugs!

Yogadiva said...

Melita, So sorry to hear about this loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Namaste'
Leslie

michele said...

Aww, Melita, I'm so sorry to hear about Popcorn. The loss of a pet is always so heartbreaking, so I can only imagine how difficult it is with Popcorn being your only "sibling."

Sending lots of hugs and healing thoughts your way!

xoxo

Karley said...

Melita,

I am very, very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

Pets are truly family. Our beloved Buddy passed away in December 2006 and he is still missed and loved. Popcorn sounds like she was a wonderful companion.

((HUGS))

Ally said...

I'm so very sorry for you and your family's loss. It's so difficult to lose a pet. We had to put our cat down two years ago and I still get teared up when I think about it. Sending love & warm thoughts your way.

xoxo, Ally

Carolyn said...

My friend..my heart goes out to you. I am sending loving and healing vibes..please know that you have a special Canine Angel watching over you always. xoxo Carolyn

Zell said...

Melita, so sorry for your loss :( Sending warm thoughts and hugs your way. -Hilary

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Melita. I am so, so sorry. Sending you the warmest of hugs across the atlantic x

Bela said...

hey girl, sorry to hear about that! in brazil we believe in the 'dog paradise' and that's where the good dogs go. plenty of sun and green green grass and many dog friends, too =)

Karen D said...

sending you hugs,it is always hard to lose a loved one, our pets hold such special places in our hearts.. may you and your family find peace at this time.

Lynne from NY said...

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Rochelle said...

So sorry for your family's loss - sending virtual hugs your way!

~Kristen~ said...

Oh Melita, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved little doggie sister. Like another commenter mentioned, there is nothing like the unconditional love of a dog. My heart just aches for you and your parents as I have been through this myself. I can't say the hurt ever totally goes away but it does get easier, over time. Just know she is at the Rainbow Bridge, whole and well and running and playing and watching over all of you. Sending you big {{{{{hugs}}}} xoxo

Bethany said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. Popcorn is so darn cute. So so sorry. Chi chis are such loyal, fun, cuddley dogs. I have two. And Popcorn looks a bit like my Roscoe.
I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss.

Mindy said...

Oh Melita, I am so sorry for your loss :-(

My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.