Friday, September 19, 2014

Yesterday

This is one of the hardest posts I've ever had to write. Yesterday (Thursday) Duke crossed Rainbow Bridge. He carried with him a big piece of our hearts.


Good bye sweet boy. You gave me joy and I miss you so very much.

61 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is so sad!!!

SweetMarie said...

I'm so sorry.

Sandra said...

ann, i am so sorry, i have tears running down my face for him and for you... i loved that little sweet dog...

Marg said...

Oh Ann I am so so sorry. That is so sad. We sure send great big hugs to you and understand how much this hurts. We sure will miss him. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps...Ann [and family] I made you a tiny graphic for remembrance...at the end of my most recent post.

RIP Duke!! We all loved you dearly.

Deb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!!

Lin said...

Oh NO! Ann....I'm so very, VERY sorry. Oh, I know how much you loved him...we all did too. My heart aches today. I am saying a prayer that you are okay... and that my dear dog friend, Duke, looks over you and encourages you to remember all the good times you had together.

I heard a dog on the next block barking for nearly two hours yesterday. I thought of Duke because I know you said he was a barker. For some reason, I just kept hearing that dog when I usually just tune him out. I'm thinking now that it was my buddy Duke saying goodbye. :(

I'm gonna go cry now.

Jeanette said...

I'm so very sorry to hear that! Sending big hugs and good thoughts your way.

Out on the prairie said...

So sorry to hear this, I hope the best for you and family.

Gail said...

Coming by way of Madsnapper.

I am sorry for your loss. It is never easy. I truly believe all dogs go to heaven and he'll be waiting.

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Ann, I came over from Sandra's blog. My deepest sympathy for your loss of Duke.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh Ann...I cant even imagine how you must be feeling. Through your blog so many people have been connected to dear Duke and we will all miss him and your anecdotes about him.
Take care

Chatty Crone said...

For once I have no words. I am so incredibly sorry. I can only imagine the pain you are going through. I am just so so sorry.
Love and hugs, sandie

Willow said...

Oh An I am so so very sorry. I know this must be so very hard to loose such a sweet and special part of your family. Tears in my eyes, know this feeling of loss. I feel like we had come to know sweet Duke.
Sending a soft cyber hug my friend.
Deepest Sympathy,
Willow

Grace said...

I saw the title of this post on my blogroll and my heart sunk - I just knew what I would find when I opened it.

I am so very sorry Ann - hardest loss of all I think.

Biggest, tightest hugs from me to you.

Madi and Mom said...

Ms. Ann mom and I came over from Mad Snapper's blog to offer our sympathy at the loss of your dear friend and companion Duke. What a handsome and happy fellow he was. We hope in time your heart will remember all the happy days you had
Hugs madi and mom

Sandee said...

I have no words. I'm heartbroken. You know how much I love Duke. I'm so sorry Ann. I know how much you love him too and always will.

Big healing hugs my friend. :)

Beebeebabs said...

So sorry for your loss - we all know how much you loved Duke. RIP Duke

BeadedTail said...

Oh Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking too. Sending hugs and comforting purrs.

Connie said...

Dear Sweet Ann,
I am so very sorry.
You gave Duke a wonderfully happy home and all the love that a dear little boy could ever hope for.
Duke was loved and had a grand old life.
God bless you,
Connie :)

Unknown said...

Hello, Ann. We were so sad to hear of Duke's passing. Lucy, especially, always liked Duke and is a little miffed that I didn't keep in touch. He had such a good life and was lucky to have you. Keeping you in our thoughts...

Holly & Lucy

Ginny said...

Oh, Anne! I can hardly believe it! I am so very sorry! Duke brightened ALL of our lives. I, like many, could not wait to see him when we visited. He cheered up our day. Please know I am praying for you, I know how hard this is because I have lost both a dog and a cat. Sweet little boy. Hang in there Ann. And know that today a light has been lost for all of us. R.I.P. sweet Duke. Crying now so I will sign off.

Sharkbytes said...

Oh Anne! This is such sad news. He was such a part of all our hearts, and yours especially. It's so rotten that they don't get to stay when we do. Hugs, my friend. Take the time to need to start to move forward again. It's so hard.

CrystalChick said...

Visiting thru Grace (thru Ron) and just wanted to say that I am sorry for your loss and sadness. Your sweet boy Duke is quietly resting now and I'm sure he loved every second he spent with you.
~Mary

Molly Smith said...

I am so sorry to read this. Going to email you. sending a gentle hug!

Zoolatry said...

We are sorry to learn your dear little boy has crossed his rainbow bridge ... may be forever be at peace.
The Zoolatry Girls

Susannah said...

He was a real cutie. I know Sandra thought the world of him. I am so sorry. They are part of our family and I know it is hard. Thinking of you!

Susan Schuster said...

So sorry to hear of Duke's passing. He is in a better place along with my Duke & Nikki. He will always live in your heart.

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh Ann..."grieve not, nor speak of me with tears but laugh and speak of me often...as if I were beside you...'twas Heaven here with you...I loved you so..."

a heartbroken friend...:)JP

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Sweet Ann, This just breaks my heart since I know what Duke meant to you.. God Bless You, my Friend... Makes me cry and cry--for you.... I just have no words right now...
Big HUGS and Prayers,
Betsy

Donna said...

Oh, I am so very sorry that you had to say goodbye to Duke! My heart is breaking for you. I know how painful it is and still vividly remember the tears when I said goodbye to my Buddy. He loved you dearly and you were the BEST mom that he could have ever wanted.

Amanda Johnson said...

I'm so sorry mom. Dukers was the best dog I think we...well you had. He had a personality like no other! I will miss him jumping on me when I walk into the house, I will miss the way he would bark at the cupboard door and pick his treat and I'm actually going to miss him annoyingly getting in my face to say I love you. I am sad as well but I know that at least he isnt in pain anymore.

Debbie said...

OMG, Ann. When Bernie told me, I felt so bad. I know how much you loved him. When I read your post, I cried. Brought back memories of Dixie. I bet Dixie was waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge, so he isn't alone and he isn't hurting anymore. They will play together until we get there to be reunited with them again. Hugs to you, my friend!! RIP Duke, you were a sweet boy indeed!!

Ron said...

Hi Ann. I just stopped by via Graces' blog. My deepest sympathy for your loss of Duke.

X

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

As tears stream down my face, I do not have the words to express how sorry I am for you and Wade. Even though I have not received any clear confirmation on such, be assured that I desperately want to believe that our beloved pets will also spend all of eternity with us in our Heavenly Father's Kingdom of Heaven, along with other critters of all sort of shapes and sizes.

Katy said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your cute little Duke. May he rest in peace. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Oh Ann, I'm so sorry! I feel as if I personally knew Duke, as I know many of your other readers feel. Duke is surely going to be missed. I'm writing this with tears streaming down my face. I will surely miss your Duke posts.

Pat said...

My heart breaks for you. Losing our friends hurts. The pain can be overwhelming. Will keep you in my prayers.

Adieu, sweet Duke, you touched so many hearts and souls

xxxx

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Ann,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know how much you and Wade loved Duke. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Sending you love and warm thoughts during this difficult time. katie

Whimcees said...

Hello,

After a long time away from my blogging and feeling to start again - I clicked on your blog to see how you and Duke were and what you are up to and I was met by your terribly sad news. There are no words. I am so sorry Ann for your devastating loss. Duke in all his handsomeness and funny photos made me smile every time I saw him. Wishing you love and healing for your broken heart - you are in my prayers.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Duni said...

Oh Ann! I just read this today :( I'm so, so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family. Duke sweetie will live in our hearts furever. ((hugs))

Eva Marie O' Brien said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Duke was such a sweet dog a character. I imagine this must be very hard for you.
Hugs
Eva

Ida said...

I was just over at MadSnapper's blog and heard about your sweet Duke. I am so sorry you lost him. He was certainly a sweet looking dog and I know from your post that you loved him very much. It is so hard to lose our animal friends so know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May his sweet memories bring you comfort.

"Annie" said...


Hello Ann, I read about your loss from Grace's post,(Dragon's Alley) and I'm so very sorry.

I lost my first dog a month before my son was born 28 years ago, and I believe he carries 'a big piece of our heart,'as I carry his...

It sounds like Duke was a winner, to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson;

"to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

Hang in there, and know he will always be with you-

Huge hug to you-

Ann, from A Nice Place In The Sun.

Ann Oon said...

I am so very sorry Ann.. we all loved Duke. He was also one of our blog's first few friends. I can't take the pain away from you and nothing we say will matter now. *HUGS* You will be in our thoughts.
Run free Duke.

Donna said...

God saw you getting weaker,
so he did what he thought was best.

He came and stood beside you
and he whispered, 'Come to rest.'
We could not understand it,
no matter how we tried.

"If love could have saved you,
you never would have died."


I don't remember the author's name but I think this about says it all....
Sending ALL my prayer and love to you, sweet lady...
((((HUG))))

Jean R. said...

It's so hard to lose our four-legged family members! May he rest in peace and you find comfort where ever you can get it.

Kathe W. said...

what a huge loss - Duke looks like he must have been a wonderful member of your family. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Dee said...

Oh No...My heart is broken for your loss and for all of us who grew to love and laugh with His blogs...Hugs to you my friend...He will be truly missed. :(

Mike Golch said...

Sorry for yor loss

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, dear Ann, I am so very sorry! Your heart just has to be broken! We all loved Duke but know your love for him was so much deeper. Sending big hugs!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Ann....Words fail me. I am so very sorry...I had no idea. My heart is broken for you. I don't know what happened, but know that my prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. Run Free Sweet Duke. Hugs to you Ann.

Catherine said...

I am so sorry for your heartbreak. Blessings, Catherine

Reeni Pisano said...

I'm so, so sorry Ann! I'm devastated and can't imagine what you're going through. I loved him too. He was such a sweet, handsome boy. Sending you lots and lots of big giant HUGS.

marie said...

I'm so sorry Ann...so sorry.
You and your family are in my prayers.

Joanne said...

Oh No! I am so sorry about your sweet pup. I came across your blog through Ginny's and I saw the cute photos you posted in your more recent post.

Blessings, Joanne

Catherine said...

These words come late but they come from my heart. I am so sorry about your loss. Duke always made me smile and as time passes it will be your memories that pull you through. Our four-legged friends leave those little paw prints on our heart and bring us such joy. Sending you many many hugs and much love Ann.
xo Catherine

Jille said...

Such sad news Ann. We had all grown to love that little guy. Sending lots of love to you all xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh Ann, I am so very sorry to hear of Duke's passing, my deepest condolences to you and your family as you mourn the loss of your sweet boy. We have been away so I didn't get by to say how sorry I am earlier, but my heart is breaking for you as I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. Rest easy sweet Duke and I truly do believe that he will be waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. {Hugs}, Deb xoxo

John Bain said...

I haven't been around for a while so missed this sad post. I am so sorry to hear about Duke. In a couple of days it will be a year since Sadie the German Shepherd died. Still miss her such a lot. I feel your heartache. x

Helen said...

I hadn't been blogging much so I missed this sad post. Last week when I saw Gibb, I suspected something bad had happened to Duke and I searched your blog. So sorry about Duke, Ann. I hope I didn't bring back sad moment.

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