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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sad Fawewell

My Dawling little cousin Snickers lost hew bwave battle today.
She twied so hawd to beat this monstwous disease and so did all of us wif ouw pwayews ,but hew illness was too gwave and hew loving Mama and Papa gave hew the last gift of love they could..
They helped hew softly cwoss the wainbow bwidge .
Snickews knew nothing but love all hew life and now she is once again pain fwee.

She is leaving us behind and we will miss hew mowe than I can say, but know someday we will be togethew again
untill then fawewell my sweet sweet fwiend
nevew goodbye

Snickers Lamb 20 July 02- 22 Nov 09

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die. "

I am going to continoo wishing on the dogstaw to bwing peace to hew family and dwy theiw teaws and that all ouw othew fwiends get well
saddest smoochie kisses


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Asta...what a lovely tribute to Miss Snickers...we are sad beyond words;life seems too much to bear at times...but bear it we will...one minute at a time.

We love the pic you have of sweet Snickers as an angel at the Bridge...it brings us comfort and hope to know that one day we'll be reunited with our angel friends...

Kisses and Love....

Laciegirlie, Stanny and Scruffman

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

This is a very touching tribute to sweet Miss Snickers.
The poem, the picture that you create for Snickers that melts my heart.
Hug you Asta, we all lost a dear lovely friend today!
Gussie is right, the bridge is even more beautiful because Miss Snickers is there.
Love you.

The Cat Realm said...

Asta, this is a lovely post for Snickers! We are so very sorry for your loss and you, your family and Snickers family is in our thoughts and we send lots of purrs!
The Cat Realm

Jake of Florida said...

That's a lovely tribute to Ms. Snickers -- and a comforting picture of her at the Bridge.

The poem expresses what it is so hard for us here on earth to accept -- but it is worth reading over and over.

We love you all,

Jake and Just Harry

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

So sad at the news.. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful dog.. I am sure that all our friends already there will be showing Snickers around the rainbow bridge.. HUgs GJ x

Gus said...

That was lovely..thank you for sharing the picture and the poem.


Sir Chance-Lot said...

Oh How sad I am

Unknown said...

So sorry to read this, especially when she seemed to be doing so much better. It's the most difficult decision to make, to let a pet go, but the kindest as well. We're off to leave our condolences.

Your pal,


Duffy said...

This is sad beyond words, but you made a beautiful tribute to sweet Snickers.
And she is feeling better now and with friends over the bridge.

Chef said...

Asta, what a beautiful tribute to our dear, darling friend, Snickers. We are absolutely devestated; we were so hopeful that a miracle would pull her through. There is another bright and beautiful star in our skies now.


Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I was visiting with Lacy's and heard that your sweet Snickers has left us. I was so sorry to hear this terrible news. I came right over to let you know how sorry I was to hear of this. The mom is typing through the tears again for me. It is always so sad when one we love leaves us. We cry because we will miss them. Snickers will forever be free of pain and will be waiting one day to be with all of her friends here to join her and her friends over the bridge that were waiting for her. I will pray for all of her friends and family that they will get through the hard times and replace the tears with smiles when then can say her name without the tears.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwwwwww Asta....
We're soooo sad for Miss Snickers....
We're sure she'll be running free with all our friends on the rainbow bridge....
What an hard decision for her family...but we know it's been the best for her...
your post is wonderful Asta...so sweet...and your poem is soooooooo touching....you're such a special friend for all of us!!!
You and your family and Miss Snickers' family are in our prayers and thoughts...
Run free Baby!!!
Tons of love and kisses

Lorenza said...

Your tribute to Miss Snickers is beautiful.
We are going to miss her a lot.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Mack said...

We're so very sad for pretty Snickers family, but also know she is running free and happily like she were a new pup.
That is a wonderful poem.
Sad sugars,

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Asta, Not sure I have been by yet. Love your background and header.
So sad about Snickers! Your post is lovely.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Golden Samantha said...

Asta - you made such a beautiful post about Miss Snickers, but it still maked me leaky teary eyed. Thank you for having an incredible way with words in the most difficult of times. Run free Angel Snickers.
Hugs xo

Dexter said...

Miss Asta,
Momma's eyes really leaked when she looked at that photo. She is imagining Miss Snickers playing with Angus, Pi, and Raja. And how happy Miss Snickers must be to be out of pain and all springy again like a proper WFT.


Eric said...

Love your tribute to our cousin Sweet Miss Snickers. I'm joining with you in howling at the dog star for her poor family.Our hearts break for them. Love Eric xxxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is one beautiful tribute to sweet Snickers. We are very sad here too.

Woos, the OP Pack

Princess Patches said...

What a beautiful tribute, Asta! We are soooooo sad and we will really miss Snickers! We are keeping our paws crossed for Butchy and the rest of the Lambs!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

TwoSpecialWires said...

Asta. This was a simply beautiful tribute to Sweet Snickers, and we thank you for writing it. We know it was hard for you. We couldn't bring ourselves to write it quite yet.

You know. We've been thinking. And reading. All over BlogWorld. And now we'll admit that we're reacting. Our hearts are broken. We are sad. We cry. We cuddle together. And we feel. Emotion. Deep deep emotion.

We just read somewhere else that "we were expecting a miracle." And "we lost a miracle." For us, we hoped for a miracle. And, in God's own way, we received it. We hoped and prayed for peace and comfort and a blanket of love to surround Snickers and her family through these last days of her life, when she and they were suffering so badly. Did we hope for her to beat these monsters and survive? You bet. As much if not more than anyone else. But we knew that her time would come when it must. The Miracle that we think we achieved was the Loving Connection that coalesced for her, that gave her the strength to be with her family for the extra days that she did, in a way that we could all feel and appreciate the love she shared with us and the love we shared with her. That is a powerful thing that must, in our opinion, be recognized as Snickers' Gift to the blogging community.

We are sad beyond sad that we've lost this sweet Girl. That Butchy and his family must grieve her passing. But we don't want to think of this as a Miracle Lost. And we don't think Snickers would want that either.

Sorry this has gotten so long. We can't bring ourselves to put it in a post. We hope you don't mind that we've put it here. Bottom line, we know that we are a more loving community because of Snickers. And it will be she that we think of when we recognize the Gift of the Love of Dogs (and Kitties and all other Fuzzies and Furries) that Blog.

We love you.
We'll miss Snickers.
So much.
Jake and Fergi and family

Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful tribute to Snickers, Asta! We are so sad here.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jans Funny Farm said...

We just learned about Snickers a few minutes ago. We are so sorry about your friend. That is a beautiful tribute to her, Asta.


Dear Asta,

We were so sorry to hear about Snickers. Your tribute to her was beautiful and so touching. It brought tears to our eyes.

Our best to you and her family.

Riley and Star.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

T'was well spoken.
Sally Ann

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

That is a lovely tribute to Snickers. Our eyes are leaking for her family. ~S,S,C & F

Clive said...

That was such a lovely tribute to Miss Snickers, Asta. We were very sorry to learn her had lost her brave battle.

take care
Clive and family

Lacy said...

sad woofs, me is just soo sad, and me too hasnt done a tribute yet..me is wishin its a nightmare we r gonna wake up from soon..and mama says to tell u she has had that poem for years..it helped over the years when she loses one of her "furkids"...

A very sad,
angel lacylulu
and mama..

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello asta its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry that miss snickers cud not pull thru but i am glad that her family got the ekstra week more with her then they ekspekted it is verry sad but we wil always remember the day all the dog and kitty blogs kaym together for her!!! ok bye

the many Bs said...

hi Asta, we are very sad about Snickers. we are having a somber day at our house with lots of tears falling from the sky. we didn't even go to the dog park. RIP sweet Snickers. she was one of our first friends that we met at DWB.

sad sad woofs.

Agatha and Archie said...

Darling girl, We think this poem is sooo lovely and we are glad that we both have it on our posts...Pl2 is just starting to read all the lother blogs and gets weepy at each one...Love A+A

Stanley said...

Oh, my Sweetpea!

I wish I was there with you (and my girl was there with your mama and dad). Your pain is shared by hundreds of our friends today. How beautiful is your tribute to our sweet friend, Snickers! I'm sending you my love, my hugs, and my heart. We will miss our buddy together and celebrate her life!

Run like the wind, sweet Snickers Girl!

Goober love & smooches,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Furry well pawed!

I'm sure she approves of your post -

As we've shared elsewhere, Mom had me share some words from an Unkhle Tupelo song 'not furever, just fur now'


Koobuss said...

Oh Kousin Asta,

We are so sad. How awful that our poor little Kousin Snickers was so sick. It makes me angry. No dog deserves to suffer like that. Now she is finally pain-free and at peace. But that doesn't make me feel any better. I just want to cry.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Sally said...

We are so very sad here for Snickers and her family- that was a lovely tribute to her - we will join you on wishing on the dog star

Lots of hugs and licks from us
D, Sally and Paddy

Snowball said...

What a sweet tribute for Snickers.

We will miss her too.



The Black and Tans. said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl.

Run free Snickers.

MOlly, Taffy and Monty

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sad to hear about Snickers. Mom has leaky eyes and we've got heavy hearts. We'll purr and wag for Snickers family.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Asta how sorry I am that a mirical did not happen in time...Such a sweet tribute to you darling fur cousin. I have been purrrring non stop from my litter box for her since last week...
Life can be so very hard to get through at times like this...now is when memories must bring the greatest comfort of a life filled and lived in love.
Your adoring pal Misses Peach

Ina in Alaska said...

So sorry to learn of your sad news. Your little Snickers was loved and knew it. Snickers had happiness and such a quality of life that many dogs do not. She will wait for you at the Bridge. Remember the happy days and memories. We send our love to you.... xoxoxo

Rudy said...

We're so very sad to hear about Snickers... good job with your tribute to her. Hers was one of the first blogs we got to know when we first started. Mom added one of our favorite quotes to the comments section on her blog.


Amy & the house of cats said...

Oh Asta we are so sad about Snickers - we had such high hopes for her! We are sending her family lots of purrs and prayers!

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Asta, thank you for such a lovely tribute. This is a very sad time. We hope Butchy will be ok without his beautiful little sister. Our thoughts are with all the Lambs.

D, Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Kelly said...

Oh Asta, what a sweet tribute to Snickers. I am still trying to dry my tears... we'll all miss Snickers so much.

Hollie and Janie said...

What an overwhelmingly touching tribute to your precious friend! I am so sorry!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are very sorry to hear about Miss Snickers. We are very sad. That is a lovely tribute to her. Thank you for sharing.

Deb Cushman said...

We're very sad and sorry that Snickers is at the Rainbow Bridge. But we are glad that she is not suffering anymore. Our thoughts are with her family.

Petra said...

I just hate goodbyes...but I am glad that Snickers isn't in pain anymore. My prayers are with his family that he left behind.

Moco said...

We are saddened by this news and will keep all of you in our thoughts. No more hurt, no more pain just the best of everything for Snickers and all she blesses at the Bridge.

Bae Bae said...

That is a very sweet tribute to Snickers. We'll miss her lots

~ Bae

Oskar said...

What a perfect tribute to Miss Snickers!