Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday's Critters #41

Saturday's Critters #41


Happy weekend and welcome to Saturday's Critters! I am sorry I will not be around till later in the day..  I do hope to catch up as soon as possible.. I hope everyone enjoys today's critters.


This is the hardest post I have ever done..it is a tribute my Goldie Girl.. We said our final goodbyes to Goldie on Labor Day weekend..I am just about able to talk about her. At first, I would  tear up and have a lump in my throat.. She had many illnesses and we just felt it was better for her comfort to let her go. The vet said the Golden Retrievers find a way to tolerate and hide their pain.  I know she is in doggie heaven with our other dogs Sunshine, Daisy and Maui. Maybe they are playing together now.



Sweet Goldie Girl...I miss you!  I know many of my followers have gone thru the loss of their dear pets, they are family..It was over 12 years ago we said goodbye to our other dogs and I still miss them too.



Above are Daisy, Maui , Sunshine and way in the rear Sierra.


Above are my favorite dogs, Goldie Girl and the bottom row Daisy our first Golden, Maui a chocolate Lab and in the rear Sunshine our Yellow Lab.  Bottom right another shot of Daisy.. I miss them all right now!! 




I saved this post until today because I need some time  before I could talk about Goldie's passing. It also helped we had our Colorado vacation planned and I was not at home in what felt like an empty home without Goldie Girl.







 Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!


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74 comments:

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, Dear Eileen; Haha, I am all in tears remembering my baby Shetland Sheepdog 'Tonny'. I named him from my old favorite TV show 'I Dream of Jeannie'. I lost my husband's present baby boy (for after hard long infertility treatment) almost 30 years ago but still lives in my heart and smiling from the little picture in our bedroom p:-) Oh, your Goldie Girl sure is with your other doggies smiling for you appreciating your care.
It happened that my post today is about dog. I was happy for my first time being able to see borzoi♪

Have a wonderful trip and weekend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Small City Scenes said...

What a sweet sweet dog. I know you miss her alot and will continue to . So wrap that memory around your heart and hold her dear. She is romping with all her friends now. MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Eileen, this is such a beautiful tribute post to your dear Goldie. You will miss her so much; Again, I am so sorry.

Thank you for all you do.

Jocee said...

She was a beauty as are they all. I'm sure they are happy and playing together. Have a lovely weekend. :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

A lovely tribute to Goldie Girl and I understand how hard it must have been to write. From experience it's most difficult when there is only one,the space they leave seems much more empty.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Gunilla Bäck said...

She was a sweetie. I'm so sorry for your loss, Eileen.

Ela said...

She was so beautiful !
Greetings

diane b said...

It is a sad time when we lose a pet. I had a lump in my throat too, she was a beautiful dog and I'll miss seeing her.
Hope you had a good vacation and that it took your mind off your loss for a while.

Gosia k said...

Your dog is very lovely. I love white dogs. Greetings from Upper Silesia Poland Gosia

rainfield61 said...

This is a sad Saturday Critter.

Elaine said...

Lovely tribute, Eileen, and wonderful photos of all your dogs. It's always hard to say goodbye to a much loved friend, but she'll always be in your heart and you'll have all your memories of the joy she brought into your life.

Irma said...

My sincere condolences for the loss of your gold girl.
It is always very sad when you lose your faithful friend.
I wish you much strength in the coming period.
Eileen, I wish you a very nice weekend anyway.

✿ chica said...

Que beleza de fotos!Adorei! bjs, chica

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
It will ease a bit as time passes.
It is always very hard to overcome any loss of the kind.
You will probably consider getting another dog, it helps!I am linking up a post as I write!
I Hope you enjoyed your holiday and you will show great pics!
Much love from France

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of your dog and your walk trough the wood. Amazing !
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Synnöve

Hannah said...

I'm sorry for your loss, it looks like you have had many wonder experiences and memories of all your dog family, faithful friends.

Icy BC said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your beautiful Goldie. I post about our puppy, and now think it is inappropriate with the pain you're having at the moment. It's devastating, and I hope it will get better for you and your husband.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You gave Goldie Girl a rich life full of love and that is something you can always feel good about. What a beautiful furry friend. Thank you for sharing this with us. Your blogging family is here for you :)

Magia da Inês said...

·..✿✿。°
Ela era muito charmosa e doce.
Entendo o seu sentimento.

Ótimo sábado!!!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.·..✿彡
°。✿⊱。。

September Violets said...

So hard to say goodbye to a dear sweet dog. Goldie looks likes she was such a loving dog with that soulful look in her dark eyes. What a beautiful coat she had too!! I hope you'll enjoy your holiday, and that on your return your sadness will have been alleviated a tiny bit. I think the quietness of the house is the hardest part too. Big hugs to you Eileen. Wendy xox

Connie Smiley said...

Oh, Eileen, my heart aches for you! That last shot of Goldie tugs at my heartstrings. Big hugs.

Brian King said...

This is a great tribute! It's easy to see she was part of your family. Very sorry for your loss.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It is so, so hard losing a family's beloved pet. Our daughter lost one of her cats this past week. Goldie will live on in your hearts forever.

DeniseinVA said...

So many lovely photos of Goldie Girl, a sweet tribute to her and your other pets. They give us such joy in the time they are with us and it is always so hard to say goodbye. I hope getting away gave you peace but I know there is a big hole that only time will help heal. You are very much in my thoughts Eileen.

Kristin_Texas said...

I am so sorry to hear of the pain you and your family are going through. It's so hard losing a pet. It sounds to me like your Goldie was MUCH loved and you gave her a very happy life.

Goldie was very beautiful. Were she a human, I've no doubt she'd have been strung in pearls like Audrey Hepburn and donning fancy hats while wearing pink nail polish on her toes.

(((HUGS))) to you and your family.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good for you for taking time. Excellent idea.

Yes, our pets are family. My deepest condolences. I know how you feel! It just hurts. You watch at the door for them...
Take good care!

TexWisGirl said...

she'll always be in your heart. what a dear girl.

the empty house is the worst. i lasted 3 days after the death of one of my dear pups before i had to adopt another dog.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ohhhhhh

hugs

Lynne said...

I think of you each day . . .
I can't imagine your loss.
Wise decision, but not an easy one to make, I am sure.
Goldie Girl had the sweetest face ever!
One thing I know, she was loved over the moon, and was treated to adventures, swims and many of hikes and bird watches. I imagine your other dogs were treated to the same. One thing about loving and caring for our pets, or for anyone, for that matter. Love always remains and it is our joy in our sorrow . . .
Thinking of you Eileen, and caring!

EG CameraGirl said...

This is a lovely tribute to Goldie Girl, Eileen. She was indeed a part of your family. You will forever carry her memory in your heart.

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful tribute to Goldie Girl. My heart goes out to you knowing the deep love we have for our four legged family members. As we say at our dog club, she has crossed the rainbow bridge where she is playing with all the other loved pets who have crossed over before her.

Huge hugs,
Lois and our four legged family members, Penny, Erik, and Wendy

carol l mckenna said...

Not easy to lose our 'furry friends' ~ they are so precious! ~ Wonderful photography as always and sending you lots of healing hugs ~ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Debbie said...

awwww, eileen, i have a lump in my throat as well. i have heard that doggie heaven is beautiful!! treats are served all day long and everyone goes for long walks and long swims, every day. i am sure goldie is lovin' it!!!!

Jo said...

Oh Eileen, by the time I got the end of this post, I couldn't see the screen. Goldie Girl was the dog I got to know on your blog but reading about her passing, also brought back so many sad memories of times we've had to make that decision. Bless you for sharing. I hope it's eased the pain a little and that your holiday also helped for you to be able to cope once you get home. Blessings. Jo

June Caedmon said...

I'm so sorry, Eileen. Goldie is beautiful. So thankful for your memories of her and the others. Enjoy your vacation! Hope to see pictures when you return. This is a beautiful tribute to your sweet friend.

Sue said...

So sorry to hear what you've been going through. I know you miss her, but you did do a kindness in letting her go. It's hard to do.
Hugs to you, Eileen

Breathtaking said...

Eileen my dear, This is a lovely tribute to Goldie, and all your dogs.I really feel your pain, tears in my eyes too. It's so hard to say goodby to a loved one but she will stay in your heart for ever, and she knew how much she was loved.

Marie said...

One of the hardest things we have ever had to do was to put our Rhodesian Ridgeback Penny down. She had cancer. It was extremely emotional for both of us, but especially for my hubby who was with her at the vets. She had been his post-heart-attack-dog and they had become special friends. It hurt a lot and still does. I keep saying I will get out all the old pictures and make a scrapbook, plus I'd love to post some of them. I am so sorry for your pain and loss. They are like children. Goldie and your other sweeties all look like such wonderful dogs. You're right, they are all probably running and playing together right now!

lina@a happy family said...

Sweet Goldie Girl are playing with others now.
Very wonderful tribute, Eileen.

Stephanie said...

She was a beautiful dog. I can fully understand about the loss of a cherished pet. We lost Moxie, our cat 14 years ago and still miss him. You did a wonderful memorial with your images.

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, lamento que seu cão tivesse morrido!
Não é fácil falar dos animais que tanto estimava e que já não estão próximos!
Todos eram lindos!
Abraço,
Ailime

Felicia said...

Big ((((HUGS)))) Eileen. Goldie Girl is beautiful. You will always have dear memories of her to hold.

One of the hardest things I've ever done was to let go of my almost 22 year old siamese. The hurt eases after awhile but you never forget them. I even said no more cats but it wasn't long before I adopted another shelter pet and I love him just as much. I posted about him today.

Karen said...

So sorry to read of the loss of your beautiful Goldie. It's so painful to let the go ...take comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her..

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, a you said, many of has have had pets and lost them which is true. The emptiness seems to be the hardest...:)JP

Linda W. said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about the loss your beloved Goldie Girl. She looked like a beautiful dog.

Irene said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Eileen. Your Goldie Girl she was a sweetie and a beautiful dog. I can see you've got a lot of happy memories, all the lovely captures in your post. That must be a comfort.

Hugs fra Irene

Pat said...

A lovely tribute to Goldie Girl and her predecessors. I hope your heartache eases as you fondly remember the good times with your beloved dogs.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I was so sad to hear about beautiful Goldie Girl, but I agree it was the best thing to allow her to die with dignity and pain free, Eileen. I still mourn my best buddy cat Bo who I lost last year. Our beloved pets will alwasy remain in our hearts.

I hope you had a wonderful time in RMNP! I'm so glad that cold snap we had yesterday is over! brrrrr....we had a little snow form it!

Merlesworld said...

They are members of the family and the loss is just as strong, I still miss my Peaches and she passed away many years ago.
Merle........

S. Etole said...

Losing a pet is so difficult. I still miss my little doggie.

Linda said...

She was lovely! And she was fortunate to be loved so well.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful tribute to Goldie Girl, Eileen.

She was lucky to be in your family. And you were lucky to have her.
~

Happyone said...

She was beautiful and sounds like she was loved very much. Our pets are family. I still miss my Sammy Jo who died years ago.

Joyful said...

Dear Eileen, I have no critter photos to link up with you but wanted to send my heartfelt condolences. Goldie Girl was a beautiful dog and I know how much you will miss her. She left you with some beautiful memories and photos. I think she is up in Doggie Heaven right now playing with her siblings. Big hugs. xx

ladyfi said...

Such a beautiful girl - she looks very loved.

So sorry for your loss.

DIMI said...

Dear Eileen,what a lovely tribute post to your dear Goldie Girl,i know you miss her alot.I'm so sorry for her loss.She was a beautiful dog.Have a nice Sunday!Hugs!
Dimi...

Katarina said...

Dear Eileen,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Goldie girl. It's so hard to lose a dog. Even though we know they won't stay with us for long, we are never prepared for this loss.
Katarina

Bob Bushell said...

I love her, a real dog.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
What a lovely dog. So cute!!
Nice shots!!

Greetings, Marco

Sandra said...

she is beautiful and I know how hard it is. when Max die in 01 he was 16 and we had to leave for a vacation because the house was empty.. this is a beautiful tribute to all your beloved pets.. we know when they come to live with us that someday they will leave us, but they are so worth it to have years of love.. sorry for your loss.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So sad, so beautiful she was!!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Time does have healing powers and there is room in your heart to remember all of your fur babies.
I'm remembering Goldie Girl right along with you Eileen.

Roan said...

My heart goes out to you. Love that last shot. Beautiful, loving face.

Phil Slade said...

Hello from Greece Eileen.I will catch up with you very soon. In the meantime your beautiful tribute to Goldie Girl has left me very sad for you too.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Oh Eileen,
My heart goes out to you with the loss of Golden Girl. I've had two huge losses of dear dogs that are very much a member of the family - My Augie is 12 and seems to be doing well, but every limp or moan he makes, my heart skips a beat.
I know you miss your shadow and friend. God Bless you and your family. Just know that Golden Girl has a soul & IS in heaven!

Ida said...

Such a touching post and tribute to Goldie and your other wonderful sweet dogs. I know they were well loved and missed greatly. My heart understands your loss. I hope someday you'll find another sweet animal who needs your love.

Mascha said...

So sad :-(
I see, she was a wonderful friend -

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful dog and great photos.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh Eileen I know the heartache...it is as if a hole is permanently in your heart...and such a sweet girl...the last picture certainly shows her sweetness shining through.

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Eileen, Sorry for my late comment to your post. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you miss her, and each of your beloved pets. I am thankful thru blogging to share with others our happy and sad times with those we have come to share friendships with. God bless you.
Mildred

Kerry said...

I am so so sorry. Parting from a beloved dog friend is among the hardest things in the world. I'm glad you have such great photos to remember her by.

Wandering Wren said...

Been thinking about you all week and glad you have a nice trip to Colorado, to distract you from the sadness.Beautiful tribute post
With lots of love to you all.
Wren x

Alexa T said...

A very sensitive and so touching tribute to your baby and all the ones mentioned by you! Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with all of us and hope that time will ease through wonderful memories that heart and soul captured (them) forever...

Beth said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Eileen. Goldie Girl was such a beautiful girl and I goldens are the sweetest. :)

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