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Saturday, 7 December 2013

In Memory of Max

Hello my friends.

Very sad post today, we lost our little Max on Thursday evening having had to make that awful decision that most of us animal lovers have to endure at some point, but we would never have let him suffer and so we had to let him go.  I hope he is running free reunited with Perry his partner in crime for many years and who we still  also still miss every day! Our little Max was one big character, not a bad bone in his body,  and we are so  lucky to have had him in our lives.  I knew when I rescued him from the dogs home that he was special and and he sure was, fondly known as squidge, squidglet,  little bear, baby boy  and Maxwell House he melted my heart every day and the gap he has left at the moment is proving difficult  for us to cope with.

Lots of you will remember a few years ago when he nearly lost his life when he was attacked by 2 dogs and the support then was unbelievable and made such a difference  and so I felt I wanted to share this with you today.........

This is the last picture I took, RIP little bear, love you forever, till we meet again and we will,  I promise xxx


One of my fav pics, catching the sun through the window back in May, so chilled out!

The Rainbow Bridge
Inspired by a Norse legend, a poem by Steve and Diane Bodofsky

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

Forgive me peeps but I am going to sign of for a few days , I will catch up with you all soon.

Lots a hugs


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

So sorry Karen. I lost two of my cats within two weeks earlier this year and I know what a big hole they leave. Sending hugs Susan x

Sue said...

Oh Karen. My heart goes out to you at this sad time. It sounds like Max brought so much joy to your lives and will be missed so much.
The Rainbow Bridge poem is really so beautiful and brought a tear to my eye.
Take care of yourself.
Sending you big comforting hugs
Sue xx

Rachael said...

I am so sorry to hear about Max Karen. I can completely understand how you are feeling even though it was 3 years ago we had to make the awful decision about our Golden Retriever Oscar. The hole will never be filled because it is Max shaped and he was one of a kind but for me it did get slightly smaller over time. Sending ridiculously huge hugs to you and your family xxxx

Judith said...

I only just signed up to follow you this last week and just saw your oh so sad post - believe me I know so well how you feel just now - I just had to let my beautiful cat Barney go today - he was almost 18 years old and was born in the cupboard under my stairs, but it was time for him to go - we both knew he couldn't stay any longer. and what you ( and I did) was the most selfless gift you ever gave him - don't be sad for too long - remember how happy you were to have him hugs Judith x

heidy said...

Oh Karen I'm so sorry for your lost hunny,sitting hear with tears in my eye's!
Sending big cyber hugs your way nd thinking of you!!

Carla S. said...

So very sorry for the loss of your beloved Max. Karen. I hope that time will eventually help mend your broken heart. Hugs. said...

Ohh Karen this has made me cry am sending you huge hugs it's horrid when you have to say goodbye to our darling pets. Take care Hun. Love Alison xx

Whisper said...

Aaah hun, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time - my OH Alan, is dreading the day, anything ever happens to our dog Whisper, Luv Sam x

Wattage said...

This is so sad Karen and reading your post had me in tears again! I remember what I was like when we had to say goodbye to Lotty a couple of years ago and I looked and felt like a train wreck for days.

They are our furry kids - an essential part of our families and our lives.

Sending lots of love and hugs to all of you from me and Brent and lots of love and licks from Woodi & Saren, chin up :0)

Lisa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kim said...

just sending hugs Karen. thinking of you,
Kim xx

mags said...

So sorry to read your news about Max. It is always a difficult decision to have to make.
Sending big hugs

Wendy said...

Oh Karen, I'm so sorry to read your very sad post about Max my heart goes out to you...have been there and still miss our Jake terribly.
Sending you hugs.
Wendy xx

Craftdee said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, Karen, it is such a heartbreak when our little friends leave us. The Rainbow Bridge poem is so beautiful, I like to think my little Toby is waiting for me too. Thinking of you, Donna xx

Lisa xx said...

Oh Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about blooming great big tear drops rolling down my cheek now. I know that the little chap would've had the most wonderful life with you and your family, and I hope in time that you will take some comfort in that.

I absolutely know how you feel, and just wanted to send you a big hug xx

Mojca said...

oh Karen so sorry to hear about your loss. He will love in your memory forever. hugs! MOjca

Debs said...

So sorry to read your sad sad post Karen. Max was a truly handsome chap and is sure to be sorely missed.
Your poem is amazing and brought tear to my eye.
Thinking of you and yours.
Take care
Debs xx

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Thank you - I've enjoyed seeing your sweet friend and matching a face with his memory. My heart goes out to you and feel your loss. Many hugs!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

In both these pictures, Max looks so happy, loved and relaxed. You gave him that. xx

Mau xx said...

Oh so feeling your pain Karen, its such a dreadful loss. I actually decided after our last dog that I couldn't face it again. I have no pets now,thats how much it hurt. My heart goes out to you sweet lady.
Take care and I hope in time you can share all that love with another needy pet.
Huge hugs coming your way.xxxxxxx
Mau xx

Mau xx said...

Just popped back to saying we are missing you and sending huge hugs xxxx
Mau xx

Donna Mosley said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Karen. Sending big hugs.

Donna x