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The Musings of a Mule.

This being the thoughts & commentaries, musings & ponderation of said Donkey. A rather irrelevant look at life & its aspects seen through the eyes of someone who finds thistles ........ rather tasty !
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A sorrowful parting

Posted 03-01-2017 at 13:01 by DaveinGermany
Updated 05-01-2017 at 10:57 by DaveinGermany

Over the last few days I've been putting up pictures & the focus was on our "Kleins' Madel". I make no apologies for this as it was Lilos' swansong & our way of coming to terms with her impending loss.

For some time now she has had cancerous tumours growing & increasing throughout her body. The TierArzt gave her limited time & recommended that we should make the most of the time that remained while we could & we tried, we really tried.

She was allowed a little more leeway as was the norm, more fussing & treats, longer/shorter walks out, we took our lead from her choices, whatever was practical to ease the passing of her last remaining bitter-sweet days.

Today, just before 12 we took her on that last journey, bade our Kleins Madel, a heart wrenching tear filled goodbye & stood with her through her final farewell as she was put to sleep.

Right now it feels as though the hurt will never end, but we know from prior bitter experience that it eventually will, having endured the same upset with 2 other dogs. We keep waiting, expecting at any second to see or hear her come ambling through from wherever shes' been, or to see her curled up on the end of the sofa or one of her many little Doggy nests.

Our world is, at this present moment a whole lot emptier, although richer for the time we had with our Kleins Madel, but I guess it'll take a while to appreciate this while the pain is still so raw.

For Lilo 9 Oct 2005 - 3 Jan 2017

Missing You

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
Its me, I havent left you, Im well, Im fine, Im here.
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that Im not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said Its me.
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
Its possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, I never went away.
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over I smile and watch you yawning
and say Good-night, God bless, Ill see you in the morning.
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
Ill rush across to greet you and well stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out then come home to be with me.
Colleen Fitzsimmons
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  1. Old Comment
    Margaret Pilkington's Avatar
    so sad for you Son.
    Grief is the price that is paid for loving someone....and she was someone.
    A loved part of the family.
    I am sure she had a lovely life with you and that wherever she is now(in doggy heaven chasing squirrels) she would have had it no other way.
    I am thinking of you...and to a minor degree sharing your sorrow.(and I know that is NO consolation whatsoever)
    I love the poem...and I really wanted to 'like' the blog, but it is hard to like something about the sadness being felt by someone else.

    By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
    Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
    Where the friends of man and woman do run,
    When their time on earth is over and done.

    For here, between this world and the next,
    Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
    On this golden land, they wait and they play,
    Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

    No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
    For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
    Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
    Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

    They romp through the grass, without even a care,
    Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
    All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
    Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

    For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
    Together again, both person and pet.
    So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
    The time of their parting is over at last.

    The sadness they felt while they were apart,
    Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
    They embrace with a love that will last forever,
    And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.
    Posted 03-01-2017 at 14:00 by Margaret Pilkington Margaret Pilkington is offline
    Updated 03-01-2017 at 18:07 by Margaret Pilkington
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    DaveinGermany's Avatar
    Thanks Ma, your thoughts, comments & poem are truly appreciated.

    And it's okay, I understand about the like situation.
    Posted 03-01-2017 at 15:57 by DaveinGermany DaveinGermany is offline
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    Stevie R's Avatar
    Tender words for your `Little Lass`
    Posted 06-01-2017 at 23:31 by Stevie R Stevie R is offline
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    DaveinGermany's Avatar
    I know Steve, she'd earned & deserved them through her loyalty, love & the simple pleasure she brought to our home.
    Posted 07-01-2017 at 10:17 by DaveinGermany DaveinGermany is offline
    Updated 07-01-2017 at 13:39 by DaveinGermany
  5. Old Comment
    Dave, I am so sorry to read about you losing your friend, for that's what she was, an important part of your family. Not such a happy birthday for you, I'm sorry I posted my good wishes to you before I read this blog otherwise I would have written a more sensitive birthday message to you.
    Posted 08-01-2017 at 10:47 by dotti34 dotti34 is offline
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    DaveinGermany's Avatar
    It's okay Dotti, don't feel bad for comments elsewhere, it's what's said here that's important. I can appreciate your remarks & their intent & as hard as it is right now to be overly happy in outlook our life will continue on. And although our friend & companion is no longer physically here to share our onward journey, our "Klein's Madel", will always be with us, forever locked into our hearts.
    Posted 08-01-2017 at 11:29 by DaveinGermany DaveinGermany is offline

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