Monday, 26 January 2009


I cannot begin to express how the last six months have been for us. So I won't try.

I can still see Meg bursting into the loo asking for hugs at inopportune moments, I can still feel the impact of the outstretched paw in the eye when she rolled over to beg for tummy rubs. I can still hear the clatter of her dog tags as she washed out the bowls after ever meal.

I can still feel KuBrin pressing his head into my chest asking for hugs. I can still see him resting his head on Brian's shoulder when he was driving. I can still picture his ecstatic "happy dance" when one of us came in the door.

I can hear the sound of Cleo's paws on the hard floor, and picture her mid air 120 degree turn when running and playing with Tealeaf. I can feel her delicate face between my hands, and the soft velvet of her ears. I can picture her snapping at the air and doing a little "stampy dance" after food.

I can hear the "thump thump" of Boots' tail on the sofa when he heard his name, and see his prancing, wriggly "out for a walk" dance. I can see his best Dracula impression of a lopsided smile when his tummy was rubbed.

These are thing things I want to remember, not the illness, not the pain.

I miss them all. And so does Tealeaf.

So do me a favour folks, get off the computer, forget the washing and ironing, leave the paperwork to tomorrow.

Go throw a ball, have a walk, tickle a tummy, have a snuggle on the sofa. Treasure the moments and give your best friends a hug from me, please.


Angeerah said...

I know. I miss Finnegan so much. I would do almost anything to hug that big guy again.

Asta said...

Tweasoowe the memowies..those and the love you gave and got will nevew go away..the west just goes by way too fast
smoochie kisses fow you lonely heawts
Asta and Mommi

Spencer said...

We're so sorry for your loss. You are right in that we need to enjoy the little moments everyday. Those are the ones you treasure. We are doing that right now with Spencer.

Much Love,

Spencer & family

Ali said...

So many tears have been shed these last 6 months. So what's a few more this evening...

Such special memories to treasure.

Much love as always from all of

Auntie Jane said...

Never forget those dogs that are waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you. They will all be pain free now and watching over you.

I know mine are as I can 'feel' them around me at times.

nm said...

Oh Kerri,

You made me cry.

We played squeaky with meggie's tail last week with ernest.

You are right, screw the washing, one can always turn the smalls inside out. The dogs cannot wait.



joker the lurcher said...

i was sitting here crying about something else and your post made me feel so sad for you. my two have had the legs walked off them today anyway but i will give them a special hug. and here is one from me to you ((())))

Beanz said...

Big bones, licks and nose nudges to you.

Your reminder to appreciate every moment we have has not fallen on deaf ears.

love from Beanz

Pippa said...

The memories never leave us. So, in a way, our dogs are always with us. It's just that... memories aren't enough.

Sending hugs to gorgeous Tealeaf and thinking of you all with a big lump in our throats.

Pippa and Katherine

Anonymous said...

Oh we are so saddened by all of this. Special hugs to you and the fur babies that are still with you.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Thank you for posting this. It's very touching.

Remember them. Remember all of them. Hold them close to your heart


Sophie Brador said...

Such a fabulous life every one of those beasties had with you. Big smoochies to you and Tealeaf.


Lesley Rigby said...

Beautiful, wonderful little characters. They were Golden Years when you all gave such love and happiness. Don't ever think for a second that you won't see and hold them again, because you certainly will. I am not religious but there is so much that we do not understand or could not contemplate in this life.

Lesley Rigby said...

Something to make you smile - or shudder!