Monday, April 18, 2011

Over the Rainbow...

It's almost too sad to say, but Charlie's sister Sophie crossed over the bridge Saturday morning. I won't go into detail, but she was quickly getting worse. She did manage to consume a box of Snausages and one of T-bones, and then surrounded by her loving family at home, was gently helped across the bridge.

Sophie was active and happy almost to the end (she chased a squirrel on Monday and a rabbit on Thursday!) and for the last month was able to spend almost all her time with her mom.


"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." -- Irving Townsend*


Thanks, everyone, for your warm support. I know it helped!

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*Thanks to KT, who posted this after Lady crossed over.

27 comments:

Curt Rogers said...

What a beautiful girl! I'm sorry for the loss of her spirit in this world but I know that she is running and flying on the other side of the bridge. You are all in my thoughts and heart.

Sam and Pippen said...

Thinking of you and your family at this time.

Sam and Pippen

Penny's Mumma said...

So sad to see this post. Sweet Sophie. She was just a couple of months younger than Penny,also a red golden, whom I lost in Oct under similar circumstances. Too young. What gives comfort is knowing they were loved and cared for their whole lives, lived happy moments as much as was possible, and most importantly, were able to leave with dignity and comfort. Our deepest condolences to her family.

Ruby Bleu said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sophie. Give Charlie a today for me and Ruby!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That RB is getting too khrowded in recent days

We'll light a khandle to help all of our furiends and furiends of furiends make that special journey

Please paw along some khuddles of khomfurt to Sophie's humans

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Finn said...

Sorry to hear and hope you're doing okay!

Samantha said...

I'm so sad to read about lovely Sophie - please extend our sympathies to her family, who we are thinking about so much.
xo
Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Miche

Barbara said...

Charlie, we are so sorry to hear about Sophie, but we continue to hope that the Bridge offers new bodies and lots of fun!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Sophie - hugs and good thoughts to her family from us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

dewdana said...

So sad to hear it. Tears and hugs for sophie's family. SO sad, too young but at least she was loved every minute of her life. Every dog should be so lucky. That is a beautiful quote. Hugs from Moose and I

Jeannie aka Cassandra said...

Very sad news. Our thoughts are with Sophie's family and you, and Charlie at this sad time. J xx

Homer said...

Hi Charlie,

This is very sad news. Our hearts go out to Sophie's Family and you.

Love,
Homer

Salinger The Pug said...

Oh Charlie! We're so sorry to hear about your sister! Please know that we're thinking of you and you make sure you give all the hoomans extra kisses and snuggles ok?

Love,
S-Dog (and Laura)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So sorry to hear about Charlie's sister Sophie. Purrs and tail wags to Sophie's family.

Kari in WeHo said...

Charlie,
I am so sorry to read about your sister. I hope she is now pain free.

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Lorenza said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Take care
Lorenza

Asta said...

I'm sending you my love and smoochies to help heal youw heawts . I know how much youw sweet Sophie was loved all hew days wif you.
Wun fwee sweet , Bootiful sophie
I'll see you someday.
Fawewell till then
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Amber-Mae said...

I'm so very sorry. Rest In Peace sweet Sophie. You will be missed by many.

Lilli said...

I'm really sorry to hear that. I'm sending lots of strenght there to you, especially to Sophie's mother.

-Lilli-

Oskar said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.

Sad nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Shilo said...

Charlie, I will be starting a newsletter for my website and am looking for guest contributors. Would you be interested? Contact me at allforoneclothing@gmail.com

1000 Goldens said...

We're so sorry :( Love to you and Sophie's family...

Lacy said...

sad woofs, sooo sorry to hear about Sophie...i know u will miss her...all of u are in my thoughts and prayers..RIP Sophie, run with the wind..

a sad,
rocky and jodee
bear and Lacylulu
and mama...

Suzy ∆•• said...

So sorrys to hear about Sophie crossing over. She put up a great fights. I'm sure she had lots of love to the verys end. She certainly enjoyed lifes to the end. Please send my licks and nuzzles and my peeps' condolences to her family and we hopes you and your mum are doing okays.

Suzy

Pippa said...

We're sorry to hear that too. It's never nice and there are never the right words to bark.

Pippa x

Sam said...

Poor girl - we are sending hugs and thoughts your way.

Sam

Sonya Thompson said...

Karen was so extraordinarily kind to me when I had to say my goodbye to my Sadie several years ago. Her excellent care gave Sadie l 1/2years of quality time while she fought her own battle with cancer. I am sorry for your loss, Karen, and I know, although Sophie's life was cut short, she could not have had more love or better care than with you.