Saturday, 16 January 2016

Lovely Lady

Hello. Please excuse me if I make this a short post tonight. It's not that long ago when Ollie and Alfie the two black labradors I used to walk, passed away. First Alfie then Ollie two months later. Today I have had the sad news that Lady has also passed away. Graham her owner rang me this morning. Like the others, she lost control of her back legs. I don't like the term, 'put to sleep', but the kindest thing you can do for an animal is to not let it suffer. 
I have been walking these dogs for over three years. They have been such good fun. Even though they weren't my dogs, I loved them just the same. Rest in peace lovely Lady, I shall miss you. 
I walked past this spot today where I took the photo. She was in a field of sugar beet.

Sorry, can't write any more, catch you tomorrow.
Ilona.

52 comments:

  1. So sorry, these furry friends are just as hard to take as losing upright ones.

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  2. So sorry Ilona. She was beautiful.

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  3. What a lovely photo of lovely Lady. So sorry to hear this Ilona.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss, this is a great photo to remember her.

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  5. my love and hugs to you. Wandaxxx

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  6. We know how it feels all too well, our 2 yorkies went together a year ago aged 16 it is the most awful thing but they gave us their unconditional love and endless amusement and comfort. Rosie our spaniel was lonely so we now have Teddy a terrier as her new buddy she is cute and hyper and her favourite toys are Rosie's ears We owe a lot to our dogs ( even when they are scared of the fireworks and pee on your bed!)

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  7. So sorry, we love and miss our furry ones so much when they have gone.

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  8. What a beautiful girl Lady was.
    So sorry you have lost another four legged friend. I know just how that feels.

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  9. So sorry to hear about Lady Ilona x

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  10. They weave their way into our hearts and then they leave us devastated. No words to say really. Thinking of you.

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  11. So sorry to hear of Lady's passing. Your post brought tears to my eyes. (((HUGS)))

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  12. I'm sure those dogs loved you too. This is a sad day for you as these lovely animals were part of your extended family. Take care. Patricia, Montreal

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  13. Oh what a lovely kind face lady had. My older girlie is 15 and every day is precious. I have had a dog sitting next to me from birth and they have all been such wonderful friends. I feel your pain ilhona

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  14. so sorry for both you and Lady's owner, she looked like a gorgeous dog.Take comfort in the fact that you helped give her a lovely life. x

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  15. thinking of you Ilona - joy and sadness walk hand-in-hand in this life.
    Such a beautiful photo. onlyjo

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  16. 'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all...'
    [but o the price we pay for love...]
    Metta

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  17. Sorry to hear about Lady. Love, Helen xx

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  18. Such a lovely looking dog, I had one that looked similar when I was younger. "Bandit".

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  19. So sorry Illona, the loss of these three friends so close together is indeed a sad loss of friends for you .

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  20. Oh, so sorry Ilona. Heartbreaking .You had happy times with them . As you said , you can't let the animal suffer. Strange though how we let humans suffer terribly...sometimes for years. I'm thinking of a particular family member who had a heart attack when he was 42. He was fit. A runner who had run long distance including a couple of marathons. It didn't kill him but he is looked after 24/7 in a home. Can't do anything for himself. Incontinent. Doesn't know who people are. He is 52yrs old now. We all wish that they hadn't have resuscitated him. He is a loss...but still here.

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  21. There unconditional love makes it heartbreaking tp say goodbye. Much love and hugs. Xxx

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  22. You are such a caring person. I am sure the dogs and the owner thought the world of you. JanF

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  23. So sorry to hear about Lady. That photo of her is stunning.
    Sending hugs xx

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  24. My heart aches for you, my sweet friend. In October last year, I had to say goodbye to my little Axle. These creatures bless us with their lives, giving love freely without expectation.
    My deepest sympathies to both the owner and you. Remember that all our furry friends will wait for us patiently on the Rainbow Bridge. This I truly believe.
    Sending love and comforting thoughts across the pond.
    Lisa in Miami

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  25. So sorry to hear his. RIP little Lady.

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  26. So sorry to hear about this beautiful little girl.
    We had the same problem with our two wonderful German Shepherd girls and it is heartbreak to see them suffer. Lady will always live in your heart and one day you will be able to think of her with joy in your heart instead of of the pain you are feeling now.
    Rest in peace beautiful Lady and God bless you Ilona.
    Sending you lots of love.
    Val xxx

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  27. I'm sorry for the loss of your animal friend. Sending hugs from America.

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  28. So sorry for the loss...they become our lovies and it's tough when they have to go

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  29. I am so sorry about Lady. (((Hugs)))

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  30. So sorry to read this what a beautiful girl,sending hugs xx

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  31. I'm so sorry, our furry friends mean so much xx

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  32. Hi.A very sad day.My heart goes out to you.It is very hard to say goodbye to a loved one.In time,lovely memories will assuage the sorrow you feel now at this loss.Her photo is so very beautiful.Sending a big hug.D.

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  33. So very hard to say good-bye to such wonderful friends. Treasure your memories and beautiful pictures. Sending you a hug. Luv Jo

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  34. So sorry Ilona. They break your heart don't they? X

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  35. I'm so so sorry Ilona, hugs.xxxxx

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  36. so sorry to hear this Ilona. I know how much these animals mean to you.

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  37. So sorry,Ilona. A beautiful dog. They do indeed steal your heart. Sending a hug. x Anne (Glos)

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  38. So sorry to hear of Lady's passing.
    My sympathy to Graham and also to you Ilona.
    It's so hard to lose them, they bring so much joy into our lives and asking nothing in return.
    May she rest in peace.

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  39. A big hug. Natalie x

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  40. So very sorry to hear such sad news Ilona and so heartbreaking for both you and Graham. Our beloved pets are a huge part of our lives and it really is devastating when they leave us. Rest in peace at rainbow bridge Lady. Kristel.

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  41. I am so sorryto hear you news.Sympathy to you and Graham.I have 3 dogs myself and know how much love and joy they can bring to people
    Amanda in Wales

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  42. Sorry to read this. My daughter and I had a lovely walk on a Norfolk beach today- there were so many gorgeous dogs...Sarah

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  43. What a beautiful photo of Lady - you loved her like your own and Graham would be happy to know how much you cared for her - woof woof to Lady x

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  44. I am so sorry for your heartache. My dog passed and I miss her so. I hope your heart heals soon knowing how much good you gave to their lives. Hugs....

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  45. I have only just read your sad news. I'm so sorry. Hugs x

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  46. It doesn't matter one jot that she wasn't your dog, you had a lot of contact with her, so it will be very upsetting that she is no longer around. I well remember how upset I was at the passing of my neighbours dog. It hurt just as if he were mine, because I loved him. You know Lady had a good life, and you were part of that. X

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  47. I'm so sorry about your sweet dog friends.

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  48. Hi Ilona, I am a newbie at your blog, and have been really enjoying reading about your ideas, advice and antics this last week. I just wanted to say that I am thinking of you following the loss your dog friends Lady, Ollie and Alfie. It's so hard when an animal you love and which isn't your own dies - most people don't get the strength of feeling possible. But nice to see so many like minded folk you have gathered together here. Generally speaking, you are an inspiration - thank you. Jo, Streatham, London.

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  49. She was a beautiful girl. xx

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  50. So sorry to hear about Lady. My heart goes out to you Ilona.
    Know how you must feel, lost my precious cat Kinky, just before Christmas. Hugs.
    Eve

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