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Wednesday, 20 August 2008

E is for Emptiness


My ABC Wednesday post was meant to be something else, but emptiness got in the way.

Our house is empty and quiet.


Our lovely 14 year old dog left us last night to join her brother, away from stiff joints and other age-related ailments.

Run safe and free darling Badger.


I won't be visiting much today - too many things to do - but I'll try to get to my regular friends as soon as I can.


32 comments:

farmingfriends said...

I am so sorry to hear about Badger, he was a lovely looking dog. Kind regards
Sara from farmingfriends

Greyscale Territory said...

O help! HUGS!

Perhaps your home may feel a little empty, but I am sure your mind and heart are filled with beautiful memories that can never be taken away!

Jonna said...

I understand that loss. Pets bring so much more into our lives that we can possible give back. At least take comfort that we can all be together again with out the confines of our bodies.

AphotoAday said...

What a great dog...   Bet she'll bring you some great memories in the future...

Liz said...

Oh, I just read about Badger on Aileni's site. I'm so so sorry. Have a good cry. Not that it will help ...

I send love and George sends big licks.

Nydia said...

What a beautiful photo of your lovely Badger, Miss Dragon. I just left Aileni's blog and came here to give you a special hug. After spending 14 years with you, I'm sure Badge's spirit is full of love now and his sweet energy will always be around.
Take care and get our love from here.

Aileni said...

You are trying to make me howl...

Blue said...

Thinking of you & feeling your loss

Blue
x

Bear Naked said...

Badger
Rest in Peace

Bear((( )))

Tokenhippygirl said...

So sorry about Badger. I know what joy the furry members of the family bring to our lives. My thoughts are with you.

Anu said...

You made me cry. I lost my Ronnie on Christmas Eve in 2005. I'm sorry for the loss. His memories are fresh in my mind even today.
May Badger rest in peace.

DeeJay said...

So sorry and sad for you
Keep all those memories dear to you and it will help a little

quilly said...

Oh! I know how it hurts to lose a precious and special furry family member. My heart is with you.

leslie said...

Oh my...I just left my condolences on Aileni's site and I must give you my sincere sympathies, too. I know how hard it is to lose a pet - they really are members of the family. I hope you have many happy memories of Badger. She will always be with you in your heart and soul, just like my beloved boxer Star is still today.

CherryPie said...

I am so sorry to hear this, sending you some *hugs* xx

Suburbia said...

So sorry to hear about Badger. Such a loss when you lose a dog for they are so much part of the family.

starnitesky said...

My heart goes out to you at the loss of Badger, dogs are such wonderful members of the family. Remember all the great times you had together. May he rest in peace. Take care.

Jane said...

Lovely Badger xxx

photowannabe said...

So sorry to hear about Badger. I hope the memories will help the emptyness a bit.

Columbo said...

Sorry for Badger, my thoughts are with you.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Just realised from Liz's blog. I am so sorry. She was lovely. I do know how you feel - I really do. Lots of love from Sicily.

Rose said...

I just saw Liz' post and came over to extend my sympathy. I lost my Roco 3 years ago in much the same way. It truly is an empty feeling and an empty house when a special friend like this leaves us.
I hope in time that the memories of good times together will replace your sadness.

jmb said...

Oh Dragonstar, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely dog. I know just how you feel, even though it is three years since we lost our last dog Cleo, who is my avatar.
Sending hugs and best wishes.

Katney said...

We were jsut talking about losing pets tonight. Our Babe died at 14 also, as did my sis's Thor. It is a ripe age for a dog. You will miss him, but you will go on.

jientje said...

Oh my god!!! I didn't realize, how sad!!! Sending you hugs and good vibes to get over this terrible loss.
I'm sure she was a very happy dog.
Hugs xxx

Denise said...

Oh dear, my love and thoughts go out to you all. I know the hurt and pain as we lost Max in December 2006. As responsible, loving owners we do what we can and right to the end our pets know they are loved. Hugs right now, with love.

Dxxxx

Siani said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry about Badger. She looked a real sweetie. I can't believe I missed this yesterday. And I've been wittering on about doggy things on my own blog - sorry. I must have seemed so selfish.

Although it hurts like anything now, there will come a point when you will be able to remember her with a smile on your face. Once again, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.

Miss_Yves said...

Sorry about your Badger, I know how sad it is to loose a pet, who is really a friend!
Moving picture...
miss Yves

becky voyles said...

So sorry to hear about this, Dragonstar.

Christine said...

So hard, I know the pain, but you are right he will be running free and having a lovely time in doggy heaven

babooshka said...

I hope the emptiness can be filled with many beautiful memories

SleepyLaKate said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about old Badger.. I recall Aileni mentioning his old joints and what-not. You gave him a happy life.. But, I know, it's never easy to lose a beloved pet...
HUGS.