Saturday, 20 July 2013

A Year Ago Today .......

A year ago today we lost Sophie our beautiful Border Collie, she died peacefully and suddenly while we were away from the farm.
I expressed it all in THIS post, and really I have nothing I can add to that.
Except to say we miss her as much today as we did when I wrote that post.  She left a huge space in our lives, but still I can see that big doggy grin whenever I call her to mind, and call her to mind is something I do everyday, she was so much a part of everything we did and everywhere we went.

As I placed the jug full of flowers gathered from around the farm, the chickens, Sophie's beloved chickens lined up at the fence.  I took them the grass that I had cut from the top of where she lies so the jug of flowers would stand flat ... she would have approved of that.
We miss you Sophie

June 1999 - 20th July 2012


  1. (((hugs))) In the last 3 years I've had to goodbye to 2 of my dogs. They fill our lives with so much love it's like losing a family member when they leave us.

    Lovely photos of Sophie :-)

  2. Yes I remember and I must say they are just the most beautiful dogs, so lovely.

    I'll be thinking of you all today.

    Sft xx

  3. I too know the pain of loosing a beloved pet, my heart goes out to you. I know that Sophie is with you in your hearts, and that's important....
    Sending you both a hug.
    Rose H

  4. Brought a tear to my eye. Border Collies are super dogs, Sophie was gorgeous.

  5. Sending you a huge hug, we lost our Patterdale terrier a few months... They leave a big hole in your hearts don't they?
    See you for coffee when I get back from America..... Feeling a little better by the way:) lots of love Karan

  6. lovely photo's of Sophie and a nice way to remember her xx

  7. She was a most beautiful dog. The flowers look perfect in the jug. x

  8. Pets as well as dearly loved family members will always stay in our memories.
    Those flowers are lovely!

  9. My thoughts are with you. We lost two of our dogs a couple of years ago and we bought roses and planted them in the garden in memory of them. I love looking at them in bloom. My children call them Riminis rose and Gypsys rose we can't remember what their real names are!

  10. How terrible to have lost a pet so special, I'm sorry for the loss she has left. My dog is the age Sophie was when she died, and I am going to be so devastated when she passes on. My thoughts are with you.

  11. Sophie was a very pretty border collie. I love border collies. Although it is a year late here is a lovely poem our veterinarian sent us when we had to let our yellow lab, Tib, "go to Heaven." It really touched us.

    The Once Again Prince
    by Irving Townsend

    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 still would have it no other way.

    We cherish memory as the only certain
    immortality, never fully understanding
    the necessary plan.......

    I hope you like it.


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