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Monday, May 10, 2010

Bwave Till the End (Wole models fow hoomans and fuwwkids alike)

We woke to  the wowst news this mowning..aftew  days and days of ups and downs ,of hopes and pwayews fow a miwacle,  Digby  softly fell asleeep fow the last time in his home.

He was sowwounded by love till the end and none of us can ask fow mowe.

Digby didn't know me well, I had only stawted to know him a few months ago, but gwew to love him and cawe and wail against the unfaiwness of having  his life stolen by a disease bown by a howwid tick.

he was a bwave fightew to  the end, his spiwit was thewe, he even managed a last ball game wif his Bwuvvew Wilf

Ouw heawt goes out to his family, who wote so eloquently about his life and bwavewy and finally left us wif this wondewful quote

Digby lived by the adage " Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin ! ". He stood tall but this morning the grass grew taller . We will miss him.

Mommi cwied and cwied and I licked hew face and then checked ouw othew peemails and saw ouw Hewo , Ouw Wiwy Leadew Jackson had peacefully left us too

Jackson and Digby wewe made of the same stuff..bwavewy, love, adventoowe cuwiosity, living life to it's fullest

Jackson was the handsomest, bwavest  wiwy fwiend anyone could have had.
He was one of my fiwst fwiends and I admiwed him so..
I'll nevew fowget his hoomow, his leadewship , his walks wif his fwiends along the beach, his mastewy of the two second stuffiesuwgewy and his tenacious love of life despite illnesses too noomowous to mention.

His Js did theiw all to help him ovew evewy new obstacle. Theiw combined stwength and love  inspiwed us all.
He was a leadew in bwinging attention to Wiwe fox Tewwiew Wescoo and helping so many othews wif his Js talent and his spiwit

I was honowed to visit him and to kiss him in my flatself pawsona last month when he gwaciously welcomed my pawents along wif Ewic and his squawe pawents into his home in Bwighton

Despite his wecent stwoke, Jackson was willing to destuff   his gift fwom me immediately

and give my Mommi the gift of falling alsleep on hew feets
(J1 assuwed us this was a big big honow )and mommi cewtainly felt it

Jackson is now able to see wif those bootiful eyes again, and his joints don't huwt, and he can wun like the wind and maybe just maybe, he and Digby awe  stomping wif gweat delight on the flowews of heavens spwing meadow and smiling down on us.

Jackson,I am vewy sad, but so happy to have known you ,  I will nevew fowget you my sweet boy. You have left a wich legacy.

I hope someday, I'll see you again along wif all the wondewful fwiends I've gotten to know on this bloggie who awe in heaven wif you.

smoochie kisses fuwwevew


Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful tribute to two very special friends, Asta. We will miss them both! Our hearts are breaking for the families they leave behind.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

the many Bs said...

that was a beautiful post, Asta. it's a very sad day for us as DWB. they were both very special doggers and we will miss them both. we learned a lot from eah of them. our only comfort is to know they are in heaven.

sad woofs.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Asta. Your words say it all so well. We're not even going to try to add to what you've said. We're at a loss for words. Our eyes are filled with tears. Our hearts ache.

Thank you for writing this wonderful tribute to Digby, and to Jackson. And please take it as a compliment when we say "ditto" to everything you pawed out. We know it was difficult. It hurts so badly right now.

Love always,
Your Bruvver Jake (and Sissie Fergi) and, of course, our People

3 doxies said...

Oh Miss Asta, my heart is broken. It is just so very hard on da ones who is lefts behind while they go on their journey. My words here are so obsolete compared to the pain their families are experiencing.
This was a most beautiful tribute to wonderful furiends. Thank you fur sharing your feelings with us. I'm sending you and your mom BIG cyberhugs as well as their families. I know ya'll is hurting too.

kissa-bull said...

oh dearest asta darling
we are crying wiff you. your post was most bewootiful and touching . we have told our brofur angel chico to welcome them at the gates and show them the ropes.knowing our wittle angel he will show them all the fun mischief they can get into. the sky will be brighter tonight.

sad sniffles
the pittie pack

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

As Usual you said it just right Asta. Though hearts are breaking, it is comforting to know they can run and play without pain. Jackson was very wise, that's why he gave Auntie Ami the honor of "sneeping" on her foot.
We aren't wirey kids, but we know Jackson was the king of the wires. As you said, he taught many lessons in courage and terrier tenacity as he went through many challenges.
Dear Dugby, who we had only met after he got sick taught us too. I like Petey's post today because he wrote out what Mom had in her head. All the playing and visiting and joy. (We think Shamus will love playing ball with Digby)
You take care of your mommi Asta. Give her lots of licks. We don't want her to get so sad she goes to the black hole, ok? If you need any help cheering her up I'll send Scooter because he always makes everybody laugh.(remind her that despite all efforts, he will still try to lift on things, and maybe she will say, no really, I'm fine! haha) We would send his bellyband with him. That works.
Hugs to you and Aunty Ami and Unca George too.
We love you all

Jake of Florida said...

Sweet Asta,

As always, you captured our deepest thoughts and feelings. But please tell your mommi to wipe her eyes and think of all the joy those two doggies have given their loved ones -- just as we all have and still do.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry and Mom

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

Oh Asta...we are so sad.

We knew this day was coming for both of these dogs, but it still feels awful and shocking and horrible when it happens.

Thank you for pawing this in your sweet Asta-way...

You have a innocent simplicity about life dear girl...and it makes us feel better to read your take on it...

We will miss both of these boyz dearly...

And we love you. Lots!

Kisses and hooge hugs,

Laciekins, Scruffy and Mumsie

Please tell Stan that Scruffy and I split his kibble tonight...and it was delissssh!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

What a kind and thoughtful post for Jackson. I know he is loved, and will always be loved. It is so hard when doggies have to move away.
Sally Ann

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

What a beautiful tribute to our Wonderful Brave Friends...

I only knew Digby for a very short time, but he stole our hearts from the first time we visited him...

Jackson endured so much & was so brave in his battle...

Our eyes are leaking...But we know Digby & Jackson are running & playing without sickness & pain...

We send our Love & Prayers to their Wonderful Families...

Abby xxxooo

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Your post is a beautiful tribute to two gorgeous woofies who have left us for the bridge. RIP sweet ones and rn free now free from pain.. Hugs GJ xx

Eric said...

Asta sweetpea. What a beautiful post for poor little Digby and our wiry leader Jackson. Know my paws are reached out across the miles to give you and your Mom comforting cuddles and kisses. We understand how it hurts. But oh how thankful we are for meeting Jackson and his J's with your flay self and your Mommi and daddi. Such a happy special and loving day, never to forget.

Take care of your Mommi Asta.Give her special loving from us all.

Wiry love and a billion kisses Eric xx

Amy & the house of cats said...

We are so sad that both Digby and Jackson had to go to the bridge, but we know that they were both surrounded by love when they left, and now they are healthy and playing together at the bridge, smiling down at everyone to help make them feel better too.

Lorenza said...

Beautiful tribute for Jackson and Digby.
Our thoughts are with their families.
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh dear little one,for once we have absolutely no words.....Love and a million billion kisses A+A

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

Well pawed Sweet Asta -

Furri well pawed -

We have a khandle lit here -

I sat out under my tree fur a while looking fur them -

AND Mom just poured a glass of AGJ to toast to all -

We also have just recently been visiting Digby but that doesn't make his memory and akhkhomplishments any less -

Jackson so battled fur so long - must be that WFT nature!

Mom says there is also a special Sibe khrossing with them tonight - Sobaka - he passed away this afternoon on the table - his dad was there too - the nasty C word again in his khase - mom read about him on her SiberNet ListServ - we didn't know him but we pawed a note to his dad -

SO, there are three new stars - as Mom told his dad, we'll know Sobaka's bekhause he'll be the fastest one there - like a typical Sibe!

Please give your mommi and daddi a special snuggle tonight!


Golden Samantha said...

How sad we were to read about Digby this morning - and now to hear about Jackson and Sobaka. What richness our dogs give to us - even when they are sick. You pawed a most beautiful tribute and I can't stop the leakiness. Run free pups - I'll meet you over the bridge one day.
Big Hugs from us all xoxoxoxoxo,
Sammie, Miche and Bill

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to those two very brave pups. We didn't know either of them very well, but we were very touched by their courage in the face of so much suffering. Soft woos from all of us to their families.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Hi Asta,

That was such a beautiful Tribute to both Digby and Jackson. You are always such a dear and thoughtful furrend.

We luv you,

Riley and Star.

Teddy said...

We are so sad too that the world has lost these two special pups. Mom and I (and CC-man) are very sad right now.

Koobuss said...

Oh Kousin Asta,

How sad. First it was Jackson, and now Digby. Blogging has led us to lots of heartaches.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello asta its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry abowt yore frends it is always sad wen a frend has to go away!!! i hope it duznt happin agin for a gud long time!!! ok bye

Noah the Airedale said...

Even though we knew it was coming it's just so upsetting. We know our maties Jackson and Digby are together with other maties who have gone before them.

Noah x

Cocorue said...

dear Asta,

you are such a thoughtful and wonderful furiend. we looooove your touching tribute to both your furiends and know that they are smiling and happy looking over you


Tama-Chan, Benny, Momo, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

There has been so much sadness of late. We are almost out of words....We feel for the families who have lost their dearest ones.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Asta, we are so sorry to hear about your special friends. What a lovely tribute you have today!

Love, uSSSS

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

I be so sorry you lost your furiends Asta, what a wonderful post.
~lickies, Ludo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Such a sad day. But they both left us a wonderful legacy of love.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Clive said...


That was such a lovely tribute to two very special dogs. We are so sad for both their families.

take care
Clive and the NLSM

Fred said...

So sorry for the loss of your friends!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Such a beautiful tribute to both Jackson and Digby. Many a tear is being shed over their loss.

Gus said...

Such a wonderful tribute to two dear friends.

gussie n teka

Kelly said...

you said it perfectly.

Stanley said...

Sweet Asta, my Sweetpea forEVER!!

There is no doubt in my mind that Digby and Jackson knew they were well loved in large part due to your friendship. I wish Stella and I had gotten to know Digby, and we will miss our Action Jackson, Master of Destruction more than we could ever have imagined.

Please know that I am sending all the love in my goober heart along with smooches of comfort for you and your mommi. Please pass on some of my smooches to her.

I love you, my little fuzzbutt! Please remember that!

Goober love,
Your Stanley

Life With Dogs said...

A beautiful post dear, you are kind to remember. It's been a tough few months...

Martha said...

Asta, that was a lovely tribute to your friends.
We didn't know Jackson or Digby but share the pain of their loss.
We know how devastating it is for the humans left behind.
Like you we know we will all run free one day at Rainbow Bridge.
Give your mom lots of licks and some slobbery kisses from us bassets.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear about our dear friends. May they run free.. RIP dear friends..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Bocci said...

Thank you Asta and Asta's Mommi for such a beautiful tribute. I really hope that sweet Jackson and Digby are running free and happy alongside my dear wire fox, Carson.

Your buddies,
Bocci and Bocci's Parental Unit

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are sorry to hear about this loss. We only just met your friends in the last few weeks. It brings tears to my mom's eyes. You are very sweet Asta to give them this tribute.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Dear Asta, You have a special way with words and we thank you for this lovely tribute to 2 friends. It is sad for us too, and we hardly knew either of these dear poochies. Hang in there sweetie.
BabyRD and Hootie

3 doxies said...

Miss Asta,
I'm just coming by to check on you and your mom. Just making sure ya'll is coping with everything that has happened. We loves ya.

Juno said...

Dear Asta, a very very sweet girl. :)

Hope you're doing well after all these news came in. We're sorry that we haven't been around much lately but our thoughts are with our good friends. We're sending a lot of kisses and hugs to our friends and you, your mommi and daddi.

Mom finally helped us to update our bloggy. You can see how excited our dad was to open the package. Thank you so much for everything!!!

Momo & Pinot

bbes tribe said...

Asta, that was a beautiful post & tribute to special furiends. We didn't know them but know they no longer suffer or are in pain. Maybe they are even playing together now.
Sad wags

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hug you Asta, I cried while reading your touching tribute to Jackson and Digby.
I remembered when I just started blogging, I was so impressed with the loving care you all giving to Jackson when he was sick then.
Jackson and Digby will be missed!
Happy Belated Mommy's Day to you Mom, Asta. Lets kick my mom for being so super lazy!
I just visited Momo&Pinot's blog and was swept off my paws when I saw the painting that your Mom painted. Each image has its own soul, Asta. Hats off to your mom from all of us, love y'all.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We will always and furever remember Jackson resting on your mommi's feet. A very special connection, that was.

With loving wishes
Jake and Fergi xxoo