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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

In Memory Of A Dear Canine Friend

Edited on Thursday, 12:18 am.
Dear blog friend, Meggie, has suffered the loss of a sweet fur friend too. Her beautiful cat, Casper, has left this world. I like to think that Ben met with Casper and helped walk him over to their new home. Please know Meg that I care so much and that almost all of us here in this special bloggy circle of women, know this pain and share your loss with you. Hugs to you.
Today I visited Deb's blog, Posted From Home, and was saddened to learn that they had lost their sweet Ben. Ben was such a dear and gentle soul...a dog among dogs. He became a friend to all of us who stopped by Deb's blog, a beloved and loyal friend. I know that Ben loved the outdoors and watching wildlife. Today I spotted these two lovely creatures in a near by pond
and thought of Ben.
All seasons are beautiful for the one who carries happiness within.
- Horace Friess
And Ben carried such happiness within his heart.
This quotation reminded me of Ben...

~This is a photo collage that Deb made using her images of Ben.~

Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have

lived light in the sky, to have loved, to have thought, to have done?

- Mathew Arnold

We remember you gentle Ben...we send our love to you Deb and to Kate, her daughter, at The French Nest.

17 comments:

Smilingsal said...

It hurt to lose a well loved pet.

Deb said...

Dear Susie
I am so touched by this little tribute to our Ben! Thank you so very much for your kind gesture. I love the quotes you've added too. This will mean a great deal to Kate - I can't wait for her to see it.
Love Deb
xx

nikkicrumpet said...

Dang...I'll go over and give my condolences....I hate for anyone to lose their furry lovelumps.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Ben was just the sweetest. I loved him, even though I never met him, in real life, and feel I knew him well.

Carolyn said...

Did I just see a pic of yours on WKEF?? I saw the pic and thought it looked familiar then noticed on the pic it said Sue C.? Was that yours?

Shelia said...

How nice of you Susie to tell us about Deb's Ben. Our animals become our babies! My prayers go out to Deb.
Shelia ;)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

It is so sad to lose a family pet. My heart goes out to Deb and her family...

Rue said...

One of the saddest things we go through in life is to lose a furry baby. My heart goes out to their family.

Love,
rue

Sandi McBride said...

I know their hearts are breaking...and my heart goes out to them...
hugs
Sandi

Lisa said...

What a nice little tribute, I wasn't sure I was up to reading it, but I did. My pets is all I have as far as kids and every, I mean EVERY story like that breaks my heart. Come visit me, I'm having a giveaway...

Gretchen said...

Blessings to Deb and family.

Naturegirl said...

A beautiful tribute to a gentle giant we all loved and knew..sweet Ben..peace to you!
Susie you did good with this post.

Bonnie said...

Deb and family are in my thoughts as I too lost two furry family members recently. My heart goes out to you. Thanks for sharing Susie and I'm sorry I never visited Deb's sight and got to know BEN.

Cheryl Wray said...

That's such a sweet post.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

This one brought a tear to my eye. My dear sweet gentle dog is a Ben too. :) Hi Susie Q.

Andi said...

What a nice tribute to Ben. My heart goes out to Deb and her family.

Meggie said...

Perhaps Ben is romping with my Casper at the Rainbow Bridge.....