Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thank You

Rainbow Bridge mural on the wall in our veterinarian's office

Guys. You are the best. I'm overwhelmed with all of the lovely comments and tweets and emails I've received about Daisy's passing. One of Mr. Rosenberg's friends shared the following quote with us and I fell in love with it.  
 
Author Donald McCaig wrote after the death of one of his dogs: "We carried him to his grave on his sheepskin bed and set his letter underneath. My wife, Anne, writes a letter for every one of our dogs and I have never asked her what she writes. She says it's a passport and I like to think of Moose coming to the last river he will ever cross and offering the boatman his letter, 'Oh, yes, I was a very good dog.'

But it may be, it just may be - all our dogs waiting on the far side of the river that Anne and I must one day cross - those letters may not be the dogs' passports. They may be ours."
 
Squeeze your people tight, furry and otherwise. 

11 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you're getting lots of love and support.

    And the notion of those letters is very powerful - I love that.

    Wishing you all a peaceful, healing day.

    XOXO
    Anna

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  2. Yes, yes, and yes. Daisy represents an era, you know? She represents you falling in love and the birth of your family. Thank you for sharing it all. I mean that.

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  3. And I'm crying big tears here at work. I loved that. Even though my heart breaks for you about Daisy, I think of the story you told yesterday about how she came to be, and I think she was as lucky as you.

    Hugs!

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  4. Now I'm crying big, hiccupy sobs into my coffee.

    I love the idea of a letter.

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  5. Stirrup and Daisy. Chasing sticks. Hugs to you. I love you. Molly

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  6. I don't know what to say. Only that following Daisy's tale, my empathy runs deep. Be well,

    Gm. (and Gigi)

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  7. Love you and your quiet strength and wisdom.

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  8. Sorry that Daisy has departed. Loved the story of how you found her. Glad Bob got to have so many years with her. Sending hugs to the whole family. x0 N2

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  9. Oh, Lisa. I'm so sorry. Isn't it amazing how, even after our KIDS are born, our dogs are still like children to us... Sometimes they're much wiser than us and are more like our caretakers. I imagine Daisy was loved beyond her wildest dreams by you and your men. I hope your heart heals soon. xoxo

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  10. Lisa, how are Bob and Teddy taking it? Sometimes the dog left behind has a hard time and we know children have a hard time with pet loss. I still remember the day my rabbit died.

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  11. Thank YOU for your kind comment on Twitter a few weeks ago when I had to put down my 20 year old kitty friend. Losing the furry guys is the WORST. All my love to you and your family.

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