Thursday, June 11, 2015

Heavy Heart

I've been sitting here for a while now just staring at the blinking cursor on my screen trying to think about how to start this post. There is such a heaviness and sadness in my heart that overwhelms me and it's making it hard to think straight. My hubby said that writing this post would help with the grieving process. But what do I say? I guess I should begin by letting you know why I am grieving. 

This past Monday afternoon our sweet little Cookie past away. 
She was the sassiest most chic little Chihuahua ever. 
She was a very special member of our family and was very much loved. 
(Family Christmas picture)
(Getting lots of  kisses from  our daughter. Cookie was almost two years old and our daughter was almost 7 in this picture. They practically grew up together) 
(Getting lots of loving from her mami)

She came into our lives at only 8 weeks old and won our hearts almost immediately. 
We were very blessed to be able to love her, spoil her and enjoy her sweetness for 15 years. 
Her passing has been very hard on me and my family, she will be missed very much.


Love you my sweet little girl. 



Hugs and Kisses,





29 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

So sorry for your loss, our parts are such an integral part of our lives and are family to us, losing a pet is heartbreaking. May you continue to find memories to cherish and help you through this loss.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So sorry, I know it hurts she seemed like she was the perfect dog!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so hard to lose a beloved pet. We all understand my friend. And I know right now you are all hurting. Sending you many extra hugs, Diane

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ana,
My heart is with you. I know how painful this is.. They are such an important part of our lives, aren't they?
Bringing so much joy and laughter... I will keep you in my prayers.. So very sorry to hear this.
Bless you dear friend,
Penny

Stephanie said...

Oh Ana, how my heart grieves with you.... I am so, so, so sorry for your loss. Our pets touch such a special place in our hearts and it's never easy to lose them. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers! Sending hugs your way!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my -- I'm so sorry for your family! I've lost two pups, both very young and I know it is just awful. How adorable little Cookie was -- a great loss for you. Hugs.

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry, Ana. It hurts, I know. Sending you hugs. ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am so sorry to hear of this. Losing a loyal friend no matter who they are is just plain horrible. These pets mean so much to us, entertain us, keep us focused with another sort of language, a language not of words but of caring and loyalty. Ana, I am so sorry. And I do believe that the art of writing helps us craft our ideas as well as express the deepest emotions toward healing. Hugs, Anita

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Ana I know just how you feel about the passing of your furry friend. I use to raise Chihuahua's and loved every minute of it. I have lost several and feel a great loss for them. Thank goodness for memories. Have a lovely day. Jo

Pat said...

Very sorry for your loss. Such a pretty fur baby. Hugs to you!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, Ana I am so so sorry. I just went through this with my beloved Romeo kitty - so please know I understand all too well your grief. Seriously I cry every day and having a difficult time adjusting to life without him.

I had my youngest niece overnight and yesterday we went to go see "Cinderella" - btw if you haven't seen it go soon, it is an amazing movie and not babyish or just for kids, it is for everyone! But afterwards she talked me into going into the pet store and I wanted to tell her no, but I caved in and went. She went straight for the kittens. And I stood there crying, I was so embarassed. I told her I would be over by the fish and to stay in my sights. (She is 12 but in my care and so that's what I said.) I don't know, everyone keeps telling me that getting another fur baby is cure, but I am not going to b/c I can't take this grief.

Here is my post if you'd like to see my own furry love....
http://www.finchrest.com/2015/05/rip-sweet-romeo.html

Google Rainbow Bridge poem if you haven't read it yet. I bet Cookie and Romeo are just waiting for us there! Hugs of sorrow for you.

Claudia said...

Dear Ana, my sweet friend,
I feel so soory about the loos of your little friend!
Sending you a big hug!
With all my love,
♥ Claudia ♥

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh...dearest Ana...dear friend, know I am thinking of you very much today... I know how your heart must be aching just now. 15 years with such a precious one as your Cookie...and now she is gone. This must be terribly painful, and I pray your sore, grieving hearts will be comforted during this time...
Blessings to you and much, much love...
Kelly-Anne

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh my... my heart choked up as I read your post... because I too went through the loss unexpectedly of my dearest Cosmo last August, and there is not a day that goes by that I don't miss him, and his sweetness! And I do think that by writing about your loss, this will help. I also made a little grave for him, and planted some flowers, and made a 3D 12x12 shadow box with his photo and special mementos. He was such a precious part of our family, and with us through so many milestones and memorable events... his memory will never be erased from our hearts... and I suspect the same is true with your dear Cookie! I will lift you up in prayer and hope that talking about the special memories you have in your heart with Cookie will bring a smile to your face and ease the pain... I know it did that for me... but the first few days were so hard! Much love to you my friend!

Teresa said...

So sorry for your loss.
I have a pincher and they are very close in temperament to the Chihuahua. It always amazes me how they aren't the most easy going pals and still they win our hearts, our homes, our lives.
I dread when I start living this experience and I'm glad you shared this grieving process. It will help others to not feel so silly when they face their own loss and in a way it prepares us - dog's lovers - for this moment. Dear Daughter has a quote in her room that says "Girls who say diamonds are a girl's best friend never had a puppy".I believe that when that bond is formed between our child and that new puppy we're lost... and our hearts follow suit. And how fortunate of us to love something that - in fact - only disturbs our life. How grand that makes us? Holding you close Dear Friend in this moment.
Love,
Teresa

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Oh Ana, my heart and soul knows exactly how you feel. Mickie

Twinkle Terrior said...

Rest blessed sweet Cookie. We are praying for you and the family in this heart-breaking time Ana. May all the happy memories help you all through this. We will one day see our beloved fur-babies on the other side of The Rainbow Bridge ox

Art and Sand said...

My heart cries for you. It has been almost 2 years, but losing Dorje is still fresh in our minds. Even though we adore our Little Lulu, there will always be a place in our hearts for Dorje.

Don't go see I'll See You In My Dreams right now! We were sobbing in the first 5 minutes.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Ana....I haven't been reading blogs so much any more but I did see your post just now. I am so sorry on the loss of your Cookie. Having 2 Chihuahuas myself I feel your pain and loss. Over the years with the loss of other pets I always took comfort that they would someday be with me again. I hope every day gets a little easier for you. Hugs, Patti

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Ana! Our Husky moved on in February, just a month short of her 15th birthday, so I know how you are feeling.

~ Lisa ~ said...

I sat down to do some catching up on my favorite blogs. I stopped by your blog only to see this very sad news. I enjoyed the pictures you have shared of Cookie. I am so sorry for the loss your family is enduring. Please know I will be praying for comfort for your family during this sad time. I am so thankful God gave us memories, you will be able to keep Cookie in your mind and heart forever.

~ Lisa from Indiana ~

Consider It All Joy said...

So sorry for your family's loss! Our pets are so very special in our families! I'm sure it will take some time to start breathing normally again! Your Cookie is a cute little girlie! Sending hugs and praying for blessings, Cindy

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Ana, I am so sorry to hear this. I understand. Sending you comforting thoughts and prayers.

xo
Barb

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. What a cutie. xoxo Su

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I am just know catching up on my blogs. So sorry to hear about your loss. We had our dear Mandy for 16 years and she too was a member of our family. She has been gone for 15 years and I still cannot believe it. She will always be in our hearts as I know yours will be too.

Marie-Anne said...

Hello dear Ana, I have not visited you for a while and i have just been through all your recent posts admiring your creations. However, I am very sorry to read about the loss of your sweet Cookie. I can understand how much you miss her!!
I wish you a lovely month of July!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ana,
So sorry for this loss but you for sure can look back on a very long and happy life for your Cookie! I pray that one of our pets will also reach the age of 15.
Found you on Claudia's post from NuNu's Garn und Stofflabor.
Sending you hugs and blessings.
Mariette

Mildred said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. What a precious little member of the family. Such adorable photos you have shared of her through the years. I sympathize; our 14 yr old mini dachshund died in late March this year. Two months later, our 9 yr old cat died of a tumor. It is so hard to say good-bye. Saying a prayer that in time the sweet and happy memories will help ease your grief. xoxoxo Mildred

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Ana, I don't mean to dredge up any more sadness for you but I just came on board and wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. These beautiful creatures become so much a part of our lives. They are truly just another kid in the family. It hurts us so badly when they hurt and when we lose them a piece of our heart will never be the same. We can only remember the love and loyalty that they gave us and feel so fortunate that we had this time with them. We lost our big boy Buddy this past year and the hole is not filled yet..Take care, Judy