Friday, September 27, 2013

Goodbye Sweet Friend

Linked to week 179 for Saturday Centus.   To read other uses inspired by the word 'remorse' just click here.  Haven't been writing much this week.  Still just a girl missing her dog greatly.


You looked at me with those big brown eyes.

“Is this okay?” you asked.

I reassured you.

Even though nothing about it felt okay.

You trembled a bit beneath my hand.

Your eyes questioned.

“It will be okay. It will be better now.”

I reassured you.

But now I have trouble reassuring myself.

Perhaps I could have been more patient in those final days.

Perhaps I could have given you an extra treat or so.

Instead, I watched as your eyes faded.

And I was left with nothing but loss.

And a very large wiener dog shaped hole in my heart.
 
Rest in Peace, Oskar.   You will be missed.

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35 comments:

Peggy said...

Oh Jenny,
I had no idea your Oskar was not with you anymore. What a sweet little love nugget he was; my heart breaks for you all.
XOXO

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh Jenny,
I had no idea your Oskar was not with you anymore. What a sweet little love nugget he was; my heart breaks for you all.
XOXO


Sorry that was me up there under my boss's email address. Love to you and your peeps.

Ms. A said...

I had no idea you had lost your Oskar. I'm so sorry and I know the feelings you described, very well.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I'm traveling so not logged in but this is Kathy @ Moving on to the past. I am so sorry!

My mom recently lost her little weiner dog too, about 15 years old.

Melinda c said...

ohhhh I am so sad for you sweet Jenny.....Pets just steal your heart dont they?

Jeanie said...

So, so sorry. Be assured that he knew you loved him and did your best for him.

Janie Junebug said...

I'm so sorry. I'm still trying to recover from Scout's death. It's so hard. I told my sister that I miss him, and she said, You always will.

Love,
Janie

Viki said...

I'm so sorry.

summersundays-jw said...

So sorry! Jan

PeggyR said...

Huge hugs headed your way. I know the feeling, I had to put my Patches down 2 years ago and I still miss her. I have Brandy now, thank God since Norm is in a group home, but there was something at my Patches...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Jenny I am so sorry and sending you a big hug!!

Lisa said...

Oh ~ I am so very sorry. :'(
Our pets become such a big part of our family and it is so hard when they are no longer physically with us. May you find peace and a smile on your face when you think of your sweet Oskar.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I'm so sorry Jenny -- they leave their paw prints on our hearts when the cross over. Surely they must wait for us in heaven.

Jo said...

Oh Jenny ... I am so sorry and so saddened by your loss of Oskar ... sending you loads of peaceful thoughts and hugs .... RIP wee Oskar.

myfluffybunnies said...

Oh, Jenny! Big, big, BIG hugs. :(

Dolly Marionette said...

I'm so sorry. What a sweet dog.
It's the one bad thing about pets--we live so much longer than they do.

Rita said...

So sorry to hear that!!
*love and hugs*

Ames said...

Aw noooo! My heart aches for you. I wish I could reach through the computer and give you a big hug!He was such a sweet little fella and a joy to you no doubt.

I hope you will find comfort in knowing that he has gone ahead and will be waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow bridge.


The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

With Love~Ames

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh Jenny, I'm so sorry! I've been there and know the terrible loss you feel. Please know how much I care. Sending you love and big hugs to wrap around your memories.
Love,
Coralie

Arkansas Patti said...

Aww I am so very sorry you lost your little friend. I understand your pain and questioning. They do claim our hearts.
Mighty is failing slowly and I am trying so hard to make sure I won't feel any regrets--- but I know I will. We do our best.

pasqueflower said...

So sad. Hugs.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

So sorry Jenny! Sending you hugs!

bluegrassnotes said...

So sorry--I've had a harder time about losing pets than some people... I know that pain.

Annesphamily said...

I am just so sad for you! Oskar was a real sweetie and I know you loved him. It is so hard losing a pet just like a human phamily member! I am sending you the biggest hig I could find! xo Anne

Carol Doggett said...

"Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless
he's owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest
affection with a flick of his tail than a man can
gather through a lifetime of handshakes."

-Gene Hill


Sorry my friend, it is so hard...sending hugs to you!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Hugs to you as you mourn....I lost my cat Tess this summer and I still feel the void. http://lauriekazmierczak.com/bean-there/

lissa said...

it's sweet and sad in reading this. it's never quite easy to let go but at least you have the memories.

have a sweet day.

Jenny Short said...

I'm so sorry. All my pets have a way of coming back to me in loving thoughts. Those will never leave. Oskar is in your heart forever. One Christmas holiday I was so busy with little kids I didn't notice the cat. All of a sudden I looked at Candy and he didn't look good. I took him immediately to the vet but he died two hour later. I know how you feel about doing enough. I was too busy to notice my quiet kitty who was very sick. Still makes me feel bad. xo Jenny

Judie said...

Our "children" become so much a part of our lives! I still miss my Precious Girl and dream about her. Maybe she and Oskar are chasing each other around Doggie Heaven. I am sooooo sorry for your loss, because I know just what it's like.

xoxoxo

Jennifer said...

I has a sad now. :(

edenhills said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. Nothing can steal a piece our heart like an animal.

Pat Tillett said...

I am so darn sorry to hear this. Our beloved pets have a little spot in our hearts reserved just for them. A place that humans have no access to.

I can't read the "Rainbow Bridge" without losing it. Never could and probably never will be able to.

Again, I'm sorry to hear this Jenny. It sucks!

Sue said...

So sorry, Jenny.

:(

Sandy McClay said...

This breaks my heart for you....Oskar is doing great! He is waiting for you....:) You have to believe this Jenny!!!!

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

Oh Jenny, when did this happen....I thought I must have missed something since I was away, but couldn't find it. So would like to extend my condolences now for the loss of your beloved pet. I am so very sorry! Hugs! Cathy