Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Very Sad Day

Hello.Like you,I am a friend to Betty.A few days ago,she has asked me if I would write a post "when the day came".
Sadly,that day is today and I am writing this post to let you know that Betty's beloved Dasko has gone to sleep.

As animal lovers,we know that however hard it is to let them go,we have to do the right thing for them.Poor Dasko hadn't eaten in several days and Betty felt that the time had come to let him go. I know she is heartbroken as he was her trusted friend,companion and a loyal guardian.He loved his Mom and she loved him back. He was a one of a kind and of course can never be replaced.Betty never left his side from when he came home and I am sure that Dasko appreciated that so much.
Letting go of our pets is a very brave thing to do and one of the hardest decisions to make but Dasko is at peace now and out of pain.

Betty will come in time to write about him in her own words but for now,please just join me in sending thoughts and prayers to Betty at this very sad time.

I found this poem online the other day and would like to share it with you. I truly hope there is a Rainbow Bridge for Dasko and all of our pets.
We're all thinking of you Betty.

In memory of
Dasko
May 28th 2003 - October 30th 2013

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37 comments:

  1. Sending love and hugs to Betty.... I know what a difficult time this is...I've been there too many times myself. She was such a loving 'mother' to Dasko, and I know he loved her back. It's always so sad to lose our faithful companions....
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  2. Hi Betty, so sad, breaks my heart to hear this. We love our beloved pets so much, Big Hugs Francine.

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  3. I have been thinking of sweet Betty these past few days. I read that poem a month or so ago when my kitty died...
    Prayers and hugs to you Betty.

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  4. Prayers and blessings for you, sweet friend. Pamela

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  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you Betty.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about Dasko. Your in my prayers!

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  7. What a dear friend you must be to Betty to have her ask you to do this loving post. God bless you! I didn't make it through the poem, but will later I am sure.

    Having been though this loss more than once I do know how hearts are breaking and am sending love to Betty, her family and you,,her friend!

    ! Dasko is out of pain and at peace! God Bless you all~

    Love,
    Lynne

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  8. Awww...so sorry for your loss, Betty and how kind of your friend to post for you. It's so difficult to lose a member of the family. We've all been there at some point in our lives and it will leave a hole there forever but we go on. We experienced a double loss 3 years ago with our 2 kitties that we had for 14 years. It was traumatic because it was so sudden...and it was Christmas, but we cherish their memories. God Bless.

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  9. I'm so so sorry Betty..You've and your little man has been in my thoughts and prayers..Don't think of losing him he's just gone to a better place without pain..He'll be with you everyday when your walking
    around the house thinking of him, he'll be there walking with
    you..He's gone from this life but he'll be waiting for you in your next life..Please remember that..God Bless..

    prim hugs,
    Trena

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  10. Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you must have gone and are going through as I just went through it all myself not that long ago.


    Your Pets In Heaven

    by Ken D. Conover

    To have loved and then said farewell, is better than to have never loved at all.
    For all of the times that you have stooped and touched my head, fed me my favorite treat and returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you.
    For the care that you gave to me so unselfishly.
    For all of these things I am grateful and thankful.

    I ask that you not grieve for the loss, but rejoice in the fact that we lived, loved and touched each others lives. My life was fuller because you were there, not as a master/owner, but as my FRIEND.

    Today I am as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among the flowers and the Sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures.
    I can run, jump, play and do all of the things that I did in my youth. There is no sickness, no aching joints and no regrets and no aging.

    We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and know that togetherness is forever.
    You live in our hearts as we do in yours. Companions such as you are so rare and unique.
    Don't hold the love that you have within yourself. Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies, and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.

    Your Pets In Heaven

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  11. Betty, sending you hugs and love,
    Linda

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  12. Big sad hugs and lots of love and prayer for you today dear friend.

    Felicia

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  13. Thoughts and prayers for you Betty! I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend.Hugs,Jen

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  14. Betty, I am heartbroken for you. We are guardians of our furry family members and with that comes the need to make that most awful decision when it is in their best interest. We all know how much you loved and will always love Dasko. He knew how much he was cherished. hugs, Jan

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  15. So very sorry to hear this. It makes your heart ache for a long time. I have been there and it is so very hard. Hugs and prayers go out to you today and in the weeks to come. May you find comfort in knowing Dasko is free from pain. Too bad it makes us ache so to let them go.Sweet blessings to you!

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  16. So sad to hear this sad news dear..
    Sending you lots of love and prayers..
    Hugs x

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  17. Dear Betty,
    My heart aches for you as you go through this. I have two little guys here that are getting up in age so know that some day will be going through this... I try to not think about it. I am sending prayers and hugs that your heart will heal and that in time be open to possibly giving another pet a loving home. Dasko had the best life possible and you both are so blessed!
    Hugs!!!
    Cathy G

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  18. My heart just breaks hearing this.... Simply sending yo big hugs and friendship. OLM

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  19. So sorry Betty. You are in my thoughts and prayers as always. I will miss Dasko too.

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  20. Sending thoughts and prayers Betty.
    Karen

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  21. My thoughts and prayers are with you Betty. Hugs,Elizabeth

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  22. so so sorry betty......sending big hugs your way......

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  23. Hugs to you Betty my friend, take care, I know you will miss him so much. Always had dogs in my life, Hard to let them go, but maybe you can find another to fill his void. It won't be Dasko for sure but there is another dog out there that can make a good companion. Maybe a small little lap dog.

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  24. Very very hard to say good-bye Betty, Dasko is with other loved ones now.
    ((((Hugs))))
    Earlene

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  25. Betty, I will be thinking of you as the days pass. I have lost pets too, and I surely know how hard these next few weeks will be. Grace Maurer, a faithful reader of your blog.

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  26. Betty , so sorry I'll be thinking of you.

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  27. I am so sorry my friend!! sending prayers and hugs!
    Be blessed,
    Cindi

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  28. Been there and letting go is so hard. Big hugs sent your way. Amy

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss I know how much Dasko meant to you through reading your blog!

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  30. Oh Betty, I was so sorry to learn of Dasko's passing. Please come by whenever you need to. We know Dasko's is running free tonight with our Gizmo. Sending hugs and rottie kisses.

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  31. Dear Friend, I am so sorry for your loss. My pets are like my children I know your pain. Prayers and Blessings, Anna

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  32. Betty,
    I am so so sorry. I know how hard it is to let our beloved pet go. Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  33. Betty,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's always hard to lose a family member so allow yourself time to grieve and we'll be here when you are ready to come back. My hope is that soon you tears will be replaced with smiles and giggles when you think about Dasko's antics.
    Donna

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  34. Oh Ms Betty I am so sorry. I have not had the opportunity to visit..You were in my prayers.. I know your faith is strong but your heart is hurting..It is always hard to loose those close to us...I know Dasko was a true companion and friend. May the Lord guide you and may His peace be with you. Blessings and prayers to you My Friend!

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  35. The Lord Bless and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Number 6:24-26
    (God Bless you Betty, hugs and prayers, Trisha)

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