Thursday, 29 January 2015

Thank You


Thank you for all the kisses for Charley, knowing you are all out there and knowing you care enough to do that means so much to us both.

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In my little 'Pug jug' on the kitchen windowsill are a few of the flowers I won in the draw at the Maenan Garden Club Winter meal on Monday night, the rest of them are with Charley in her final resting place, which is just to the right of the wooden trim you see in the photo.  The two larger clumps of Snowdrops on top of her were transplanted there by Lovely Hubby when he discovered them blooming unappreciated next to his wood store.

I can see where she lays, and the snowdrops that are blooming next to the stone we laid there to keep her safe, every time I am near the kitchen window.  Archie the cat is buried to the left of the birdbath, the rest of the bed contains rhubarb and strawberry plants, and now Charley is buried just outside it.  They never met in life because Archie died the day Mavis came to join our family, and months before Charley did, but knowing they were both so loved by us and are now together brings us some comfort.


The house is quiet and the dogs are subdued at the moment, they keep close to us when they can and snooze the days away in their beds when we are busy.  We have had to buy new mattress pads for the beds as Rosy would not sleep in them without Charley.  

You don't realise the life and vitality a puppy brings to a house until it is gone.  But there was some excitement for them on Wednesday when our son Jason came to visit and stayed over for a night, they love him to bits and he loves them right back.   A cold and windy dog walk on Llandudno promenade brought them round for a while, but now he has gone home and it's as though their batteries have run out.


Suky's face for once sums up how we all feel.  There's no hiding sadness in a Pug's face, they can look sad when they are happy, but when they are sad the light in their eyes goes out.

I will be back blogging on Monday, hopefully by then I will be able to get my mojo back .... at the moment I think it is lying on the hillside just outside the kitchen window.

Sue xx


36 comments:

  1. And these two are for you Sue XX

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  2. I truly believe in animal heaven. I often picture all my beloved dear departed pets together even if they did not meet in this life. Hugs and kisses for you, the pets and Charley! xx

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  3. lots of XX for all her playmates, they look so sad.

    Marie x

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  4. Take care, you and hubby, I know how hard it is, I lost my dog 2 years ago , he just collapsed one day when I was out with, he died instantly, and it still hurts now, I believe in animal heaven to.

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  5. Take care, you and hubby, I know how hard it is, I lost my dog 2 years ago , he just collapsed one day when I was out with, he died instantly, and it still hurts now, I believe in animal heaven to.

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  6. Suky's little sad face really does say it all! So sad for all of you. I think we all know how you must be feeling, probably most of us have been through it at some horrible time. Take care XX

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  7. Beautiful, although sad post xx thinking of you xx

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  8. Have a restful weekend and enjoy time together. Stay warm.

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  9. XX for you too Sue. Charley was a lucky girl to be so loved and missed.

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  10. xx so sorry Sue. It's devastating and the sorrow in your pugs's eyes says it all.

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  11. Thinking of you all and sending love.
    Pam in Texas.xxxx

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  12. Sending prayers your way. Have lost many loved pets..they never leave our hearts. Charley was blessed to be loved by all of you.

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  13. Sending prayers your way. Have lost many loved pets..they never leave our hearts. Charley was blessed to be loved by all of you.

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  14. Sending prayers your way. Have lost many loved pets..they never leave our hearts. Charley was blessed to be loved by all of you.

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  15. Take care and look after yourself. Time heals. XX

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  16. I'm so sorry about your doggie, I didn't have time to comment last night when I read. You're very lucky to be able to see where he is and you can go and have little talks to him. He will always be with you xxx

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  17. Your love for your animals always comes through in your posts. Such sad news about Charley -such a cute, cheeky looking little pug pup xx

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  18. My heart goes out to you all, sending special thoughts and big hugs♥ XX

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  19. So hard. We've all been there. Sending lots of love and light to little Charley and all of you. xxx

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  20. Sue, I'm totally gutted for you. Sorry I commented on the previous post instead of kisses. Sending all my love. Extra big cuddles for you all. Sadly, been there and it does ease but never goes. The smallest things leave the biggest scars. Xx

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  21. Wow. After watching her grow up on your blog I feel like I've lost someone I knew well. I'm actually grieving - it's weird. D

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  22. Bless your hearts :( sending the biggest virtual hug I can. Xxx

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  23. So sorry to hear about Charlie. Hugs to you alll xxx

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  24. I am so sorry about your poor dog being run over.

    I did however, read some time ago that one of your other dogs ran away (possibly more than once?) and was only discovered many months away and miles away due to said dog being microchipped. I appreciate that there would be difficulties and it might not flow with your lifestyle, but maybe it's about time to start thinking about sorting out some decent fencing to prevent such occurences happening again.

    At least consider enclosing the area immediately surrounding the house, setting a perimeter that they can not cross.

    I am an animal lover, I mean no malice.

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    1. Gosh this was hurtful to read!!

      Our other dog Mavis, ran away OVER the hill, which we cannot fence off anymore than we already have. She was picked up on the road and DRIVEN away where she was used and abused :-(

      We have wanted to do something about our driveway and it's openness to the road since the day we moved in, and we have been waiting for planning permission for it to be fenced off and gated for almost a year now. This permission HAS finally come through and soon we hope the works will be in hand, and then and only then will we be as safe and secure as we possibly can be. BUT until then we can do nothing to block off our property from the main road. ALL the dogs are well behaved and have been taught the dangers of the road, through experience and commands.

      Charley's accident happened because I was not here ,and LH was not fully aware of where she was while he was working, he is not used to being left in charge of the dogs and I had only taken Suky with me on my two hours off the property.

      I appreciate what you say, and that you are an animal lover and mean no malice, but this comment left me reeling. We both feel utter and complete guilt at Charley's death, and totally and utterly blame ourselves.

      Anonymous comments don't help this however well intentioned.

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