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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Rest In Peace, Buddy

Feb 14, 2000 - June 1, 2010

Blood work came back that Buddy was also battling cancer. It's just too much. He's lived a good life. I will miss him every day.

120 comments:

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, Bonnie, I am SO sorry! I know there's nothing I can say to make you feel better.

Regina said...

Oh Bonnie - I am so very sorry.

NanaKaren said...

Dear Bonnie ~ I am SO sorry for your loss! We never really know how sick animals are sometimes. Sadly, dogs and cats get cancer more than we ever realized. Our son lost his beautiful German Shepherd a few years ago. There had been no signs of illness until the very day he became distressed and it turned out to be cancer.

My heart goes out to you and your family.

Hugs, Karen

Cut-N-Shoot Quilting Diva said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Pat said...

Oh, my heart breaks for you. He gave it the very best he had, and he was loved.

NanaKaren said...

Bonnie, I am terribly sorry to hear that your Buddy had cancer and am keeping you and yours and Buddy in my thoughts. Sadly, pets such as dogs and cats get cancer too, more so than we had ever thought before! Our son lost his beautiful German Shepherd who was a "police officer" a few years ago.

Take care!

Hugs, Karen

Mary said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Buddy. I know what it is like and it never is easy. I have have made a mini scrapbook of our 3 kitties that we have lost and love to look back and remember their quilt habits and see their pictures. Take care.

Kate said...

If Buddy had been a quilter:

he would have had all the stash he ever needed;
his bobbin would never have run out midseam;
his points would always have matched; and
his borders would always have hung straight...

He was a lucky dog to be loved and cared for, and helped to cross over gently.

Sympathies, Bonnie

Quiltin' Jenny said...

I'm so sorry! RIP Buddy. :o(

silversewer said...

I am so sorry to hear your news, I know what its like to loose a faithful framily pet. My thoughts are with you and your family.....

Char said...

Bonnie, I'm really sorry about Buddy. Our pets are always like members of the family.

lesthook said...

I'm sorry Bonnie. My daughter lost a dog to cancer too and it was very sad.

Linda said...

:( My heart is hurting for you! Very sorry for your loss!

Loris said...

oh man, it is so hard to say good bye. I'm so sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers. I hope you are able to be comforted and then the day will come that you can enjoy the good memories you have of this sweet, sweet dog.

tirane93 said...

i'm so very sorry. i lost my dog just a couple months ago so i sure can sympathize. cherish your memories!

Karen said...

So sorry!

Barbara said...

Bonnie I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy.

QuiltingMouse said...

Bonnie, So Sorry to hear about Buddy. Our 4-legged kids are special to us and we hurt when they hurt, but they can't tell us where it hurts!

He'll be waiting for you across the Rainbow Bridge!

http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/

Wendy_MT said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Bonnie. God be with you!

Frog Quilter said...

I know he had a good like with a Mommy like you... Hugs

deborah said...

in.tears.for.you.

Monica said...

no words...just *hugs*

Not Lucy said...

I am so sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you today!

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh Bonnie.

Yuki said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our furry friends are the best ones. They are always happy to see you.

ttfn :) Yuki

Michele said...

So sorry Bonnie. I hope Buddy is already back to chasing and having fun in his next adventure.

Judy said...

Ohhh Bonnie, I'm so sorry.
RIP Buddy.

Sue H said...

Oh, so sorry...

asheridan said...

So sorry for your loss, it's so hard to lose your dog.

Melinda said...

I'm so sorry Bonnie. Dogs are furry family members, and it's heartbreaking to lose one. Big hugs.

Paula Lynn said...

Oh dear...that's tough. So sorry.

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Im so sorry about Buddy. He was a lucky dog to have a good home and a family who loved him. Remember, like the movie says, "All dogs go to heaven."

Marls said...

So sorry to hear Bonnie-been there recently myself. At least Buddy is no longer suffering. Big hugs.

Cheri C. said...

I am so sorry to hear about the cancer. I just lost a stray (that I kept for 1 1/2 years and fell in love with) to cancer March 23. Funny thing, I just cried about losing her last night. I didn't realize cancer was so prevalant in animals. I was torn between putting her down and letting her live it out. Such a hard decision either way. My prayers are with you as I know how hard it is. I also now buy my other cats blue buffalo as they donate to cancer cure for animals. There's nothing to say because over time there's still tears. The memories are really all we have about anything and those stay with us forever. So, focus on those fun times with your memories.

Erin in MI said...

Oh Bonnie, I'm so sorry. We have a kitty battling cancer right now, too and will have to put her down soon...I hate to think of it! And this so soon after your grandfather. I'm sooo sorry. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

CatQuilter said...

Dear Bonnie,

So sorry to read about Buddy. You are in my prayers.

There was an excellent article in Guideposts last month about pets going to heaven. Rest assured your Buddy is there!

Hugs,
Cathy

Caryl W said...

So sorry to hear about Buddy...I know how it hurts to lose a pet! We never forget them.

Jean said...

So sorry to hear of your loss recently of your grandfather and now your beloved friend Buddy. His tail is surely thumping harder now. Now that he is out of pain and chasing butterflies in beautiful fields.
Take care.

jybquilter said...

Bonnie, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Dogs are such wonderful companions, and I can tell you love Buddy very much. He must have been an exceptional "family member."

rubyak2009 said...

Bonnie,
I'm so sorry for your loss of Buddy. I prayed that God would heal him and guess he decided to heal him by taking him home. I will pray for your comfort.
Love, Cheri

NancyB85374 said...

Hugs, Bonnie.

Gunda said...

I'm so sorry for you, Bonnie.

Here is a poem for you and I hope it help You a little bit in this sad time


When tomorrow stars without me,
don't think we're far apart.
Everytime you think on me,
I'm right here - in your heard

Run fast over the Rainbow- Bridge and tell Frida, Ecco and Brightlight I still miss them so much

Hug
Gunda

stitchinpenny said...

Sorry for your loss, but happy for the wonderful memories that will fill your heart as you think of him.

Freda said...

I'm so sorry Bonnie. It is the hardest thing to have to put down a pet. Buddy is now at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for you.

gail said...

Buddy will always live in a special corner of your heart, Bonnie.

Just whistle and he'll hear you...

*karendianne. said...

Oh Bonnie, I'm very sad for you and your loss. A little too much loss going on right now. Sending a warm hug and prayers.

Tracey said...

Oh Bonnie, my heart breaks for you. We just lost our little Birdo in March. No words, just thoughts for you and your family.

trudys_person said...

I'm sooo sorry Bonnie! The loss of a pet is so sad.

Chris said...

I'm so sorry for you. Dogs are wonderful friends who are always there to love you unconditionally. The memories will be with you forever
Hugs
Chris x

Marlene said...

Words can not express my sorrow. Our pets are our best friends and companions and we get to enjoy their love for such a short time.
God Bless You.

Sharon said...

Our 4 legged kids leave big paw prints on our hearts when they pass. Know that he was loved and cared for, my heart is aching for you, big hugs from the west coast.

Ray said...

I am very sorry, Bonnie!! There are no good words at times like these!!!

Kelly Ann said...

take comfort in knowing that Buddy's pawprints will be forever on your heart...

Patchwork Penguin said...

Hugs Bonnie.... I'm sure is chasing a squirrel in heaven :o)

Vicki said...

so sorry, thinking of you

Peggy said...

Bonnie, my deepest sympathies on your recent losses. I was out of town a couple of days and couldn't believe how much has gone on in your life. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family
Peggy

Sheila said...

I am sorry.....you did the best for Buddy.

Gari said...

I, too, am so sorry for your loss. We lost our little Jessica last month: a void that can never be completely filled.

Jane said...

This is so sad, Bonnie. I am terribly sorry about Buddy.

Glenn said...

very sad.

Sorry

Cherie said...

Hugs...the loss of a beloved pet is such a hard thing to digest, especially on top of the loss of your grandfather. Perhaps they are together sending you love as you go through the grieving process......

Linda and Piwacket said...

Bonnie, I'm deeply sorry for Buddy's loss. It is not easy to say good-bye to a loved one, even when we know it's the right thing to do. I'm keeping you and your family in my heart right now.

Jeanne said...

Sending hugs, Bonnie. It's never easy to say good-bye to our pets. They become members of our family and will always remain in our hearts and minds.

ratherbquilting said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that!!

Barb said...

Bonnie, I am so very sorry for your loss, I know how your heart is hurting. Our pets are just such a part of our lives, and when they hurt we hurt. Having just lost our 19 yr. old cat last week, it is still so fresh in my mind and my heart. Only time can ease the emptiness, and then it flashes back when we least expect it! Buddy is not hurting anymore, he is healed and playing with my pet in a better place. ((HUGS)) coming your way!

Robin said...

It still miss my little Penny who has been gone these two years. I sure hope there are dogs in heaven.

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Bonnie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Take heart knowing that Buddy had a wonderful life with you, and he's not suffering any longer. We love our pets so, and it's so hard when they're gone.
You're in my thoughts hon.
*hugs*
Tazzie

knitwit said...

So sorry to hear about Buddy. Losing a pet is losing a friend and a part of the family.
Ruth

woolywoman said...

So sorry. We never have them long enough.

Teresa said...

So sorry - my thoughts are with you and your family.

Karen L. said...

We never have them long enough, do we? But that is the price we pay for their great companionship. Having just recently lost both our dogs, I can only say "I feel for you". Time will enable you to eventually talk about Buddy with a smile (and maybe a little tear). Glad to hear that you did the right thing by him.

Jennifer said...

So sorry Bonnie, may you have many wonderful memories of his life.

Sarah N. said...

So sorry!

ssauser said...

Bonnie, I am so sorry for you and your family! We lost two cats to cancer. Both were part of our family for sixteen years. It's so hard to let them go. May Buddy be always in your heart.

Darlene B said...

I am so sorry, Bonnie. I have not experienced the loss of a pet, but have seen many others go through this. It's not easy, but I'm glad you have 10 years of memories of Buddy. dsb448@att.net

Christine said...

I too am so very sorry to hear about Buddy.
Keep all the good memories in your heart.

hugs
Christine

Vicky F said...

Hi Bonnie,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Buddy. At the very least you now know why he wasn't bouncing back after that bite. Sniff...
Vicky F

Bluejanem said...

Oh Bonnie - so sorry to hear about Buddy - sending cyber hugs to you. Take care.
Jane
x

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Bonnie, in 2002 we lost a beloved dog to spleen cancer and had to make this difficult decision. I know how hard this must be, and I am so sorry you have lost your darling Buddy. So sorry.........

SheilaC said...

oh, Bonnie.... I am SO sorry for the loss of your dear friend Buddy....

There are no words to make you feel better, but know that you were both lucky to have each other in your lives.

Hugs and prayers
SheilaC

Tammy said...

Oh Bonnie, I am so sorry to read of Buddy's passing. My heart aches for you. Dogs are such good friends, excellent listeners and constant companions. They love us unconditionally. The only fault dogs and cats have is that they don't live long enough. RIP Buddy! ;-(

Sara said...

Oh Bonnie, you know there is a special heaven for dogs who have been such good and loyal friends to their people on earth. Our little Black Lab, Lucy died this weekend at age 15; she had been struggling with various "old dog" issues and finally,just walked herself down to the tree line at the edge of the soybean field; she laid down in the nice tall cool grass, and gently went to eternal sleep. When we found her, we thought for a moment she actually was just sleeping. Since she chose that spot, that is where we buried her. Yes, like you, we are sad but we also remember what a delightful dog she was and what a joy it was to have her in our family for all these years. Wishing you comfort and peace in your sorrow for Buddy.
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Janet said...

I'll be praying for you and your family. I've had to do the same before.

Barbara said...

Bonnie..
It took me quite awhile to feel normal after I lost my dog Domino. It hurt more than I thought it would. Take the time to grieve, both your grandfather and your Buddy. (I ended up fostering 6 puppies as therapy.... not necessarily something I would recommend though!)

Barbara P
Centreville, Va

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I'm so sorry, Bonnie. Hugs.

bethstrand said...

Oh, Bonnie,
I'm so sorry. I went through that kind of loss with my dear Spot in January and I know a bit of how you must feel. Know that lots of us are grieving for and with you.

bethstrand said...

Oh, Bonnie,
I'm so sorry. I went through that kind of loss with my dear Spot in January and I know a bit of how you must feel. Know that lots of us are grieving for and with you.

cindyquiltsOR said...

So very sorry for your losses. Please take care of yourself.

Best Wishes.
Cindy B.

Teresa said...

I'm so sorry. I know how you must feel. My beloved golden retriever Gunny passed away 2 weeks ago and I am so very sad. He gave my husband and me great joy. I know the Lord will rejoin us with our loving pets someday. Such love can never die.

Betweens said...

Bonnie you have had 2 to many furbaby losses...my heart goes out to you...your memories will be forever...hugs

Barbara said...

You've had a sad few weeks - make sure you take some time to let the sadness pass through. Best wishes.

Maria said...

I'm so sorry about your loss, so much this month, But as you say They love good lives. A big hug.
Maria

Marianne said...

Thinking of you! You did the very best thing for Buddy, took away his pain.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh Bonnie...I'm so sorry to read your news. Buddy has obviously left big footprints on your heart. (((hugs)))

Arlene said...

Oh Bonnie, I am so sorry! Our pets do become a member of our family, my heart goes out to you.

Mary said...

We are never loved more unconditionally, more freely and with less judgment than by a loyal pet. You and Buddy were lucky to have each other and you will always have him in your heart.

Jen W said...

Oh Bonnie I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts are with you. I am an avid follower and have made many of your quilts, I have never written to you but I feel today is the day I need to tell you how sorry I am for you at your loss. My heart goes out to you.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

So sorry to hear about Buddy. I know that losing a pet is like losing a good friend. But it's easier to deal with it, when you know he has lived a good life.
Take care,
Laila

Tonya R said...

oh Bonnie. I am soo so very sorry. my heart is with you. hugs from here.

Lori said...

Poor guy. It sounds like you made the right decision although it is never easy.
Love ya Bons!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'm so sorry, Bonnie. It's hard to give up our furry friends even though we know it's for the best. Hugs to you:)

Vicki

NeverBored said...

I'm so sorry for your loss; I hope he's running joyfully in Heaven with my Quincy who we lost in October--the sweetest dog I ever knew.

zebracar said...

Bonnie, I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy. Our pets are part of our family, and it's difficult when they leave us.

Carol Sc said...

I am so sorry to read about your loss. Our dogs give us so much unconditional love. We had to put our golden/collie down over twenty years ago and I still miss her. My sympathy to you

Beth said...

so sorry Bonnie. Sending hugs.

Nan said...

I'm so sorry, Bonnie. :(

Sarah said...

Bonnie - I am so sorry about Buddy. I just had to put my cat Tula to sleep two weeks for severe renal failure and I just know that both our furkids are waiting for us at The Rainbow Bridge. Take care of yourself...

Liz said...

Bonnie, I am very sorry that Buddy is gone. I hope you will adjust to this eventually, but it is hard on our hearts when our lovely pets pass on. Liz

Helen in the UK said...

So very sorry to hear about Buddy.

Cindy said...

I am so sorry about Buddy. I know what a terrible loss this is for you. I will keep you and Buddy in my thoughts. Just remember he's gone to the Rainbow Bridge and again is whole, young and without pain.

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Sorry for your loss of dear Buddy. It's always tough to lose our fur babies. Hugs & good thoughts to you.

quilttothemax said...

Any dog born on Valentine's Day was bound to be a sweetheart. So sorry to hear about Buddy.

Thinking of you, Susan (UK).

Carole said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear this... We really do love our pets, don't we ? They are family and it's hard to see them suffer or die. We've lost our rabbit this year too, and I was heartbroken. Now time has got to do its thing.
Lots of hugs.

Angie said...

Dear Bonnie,
I'm so sorry to hear about your dog Buddy. It's so hard to lose our furry friends. I know you will miss him so much. Please take care and know that he had a good life and you did all you could for him at the end.

rcp said...

Bonnie,
Buddie is with my sweet cat,Tiny. She loved dogs and will give him lots of love.

Barb said...

Just more than the fella could handle. Hugs, Bonnie.

Jeanne said...

It is SOO HARD TO LOSE A PET, especially one that has been in your lives for any amount of time. ((((HUGS AND PRAYERS))) Coming your way.

Lissa said...

Bonnie, I am so very sorry. Both for your grandfather and for your dear friend Buddy. Thank you for sharing Buddy with us all, we all grieve with your loss. Take time to grieve it is important.

mudpotter said...

No...... I love seeing Buddy every time I go to your web page. He reminds me of our Zep, who often hears "Hey Buddy" instead of his own name. Your memories will help you mend, but he will never be forgotten.

Suze said...

I'm so very sorry. : (