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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Don't Read This Dad

Whenever I have something sad to talk about, Dad doesn't want to read my posts. He needs to be warned. He is very tender to the thought of a suffering of, or the loss of a friend. He loves it when I am silly, or sarcastic, or devilish. I enjoy that as well. But sometimes, we have to talk about the sadness, the tragedy.

I too am tender. Much as I hate to admit it. But my friends all know the many layers of the Wilma. I couldn't not speak of the loss of our dear Lilo.

As many of you have noted, it is too much. Too many of our beloved friends have been leaving for the bridge. It is so hard to bear. I truly have no words. I had to search for some comfort, some words to help us all cope and understand. So I asked Google. There are many sentiments out there that address our human's dilemma. For it is them who make the commitment to us. To love us, and care for us, even though they know that some day they will suffer such pain and grief when we have to leave. So thank you Moms and Dads. Thank you for making the sacrifice to give us the great lives that you do. I like to think we make it worth while. For as much as we like to give you the business, there is no one who will ever love you the way we do.

For Lilo and Jess,

"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 live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan."
Irving Townsend.

Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.

John Galsworthy

Looking back on the memory of the dance we shared, beneath the stars above.
For a moment all the world was right, how was I to know that you'd ever say goodbye?
And now I'm glad I didn't know the way it all would end, the way it all would go.
Our lives are better left to chance, I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance.
The Dance - (Garth Brooks)

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  1. Thank you, Wilma. I think we all need to hear uplifting words like this, but I know they will be especially good for those that have experienced these losses first hand. I think you said it best "To love us, and care for us, even though they know that some day they will suffer such pain and grief when we have to leave." Empathy, that is why we feel so deeply when those that we haven't even met are gone.

  2. What a nice tribute to sweet Lilo
    Benny & Lily

  3. Sweetest Wilma
    I know your heart is so tender too.
    Just like our tears that are falling- you cry as you sit beside us, as we miss our "Angel Lilo"

    These words that you found to help all of us,,are beautiful.
    Thank you Wilma.. and thank you for helping me to be strong to face the sadness.

  4. Wilma,

    I had to runs and get Mum the tissue box agains. We are super sads today. I seen pictures of your daddy and Mum saids he kinds looks similar to my daddy. They are also similar in that my dad can't read the posts either. He read the one abouts Stubby and he cried so hard. He just looked at the blog and saids.... "the great rock eater.... no no I can not read it" he just walked aways very sads.

    Life is way too short don't you thinks. I hate the sudden surprises too. I was so surprised when I heards about Lilo. I emailed my Tuni and told her Momma to hold Tuni close and cherish each and every moment as Tuni and I aren't what you would call "spring chickens".

    There are a good deal of Angels up above I feel kinda special to have them all watching out for us all.


  5. Wilma,

    Our momma is leaking again after reading this wonderful post. Our Daddy can't read these sad posts either :(

    We really like the poems at the end of your post... we think they say it all.

    We knew Lilo in the fur and she was a great pug and will dearly be missed. Our momma said she feels like she lost one of her. She is grateful that she had the opportunity to see Miss Lilo last week. We are going to do our best to comfort and support Lilo's momma as she is hurting deeply right now :'(

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

  6. What a wonderful tribute. The pug world is a little sadder these days.....

  7. So sorry about Lilo. I think Garth Brooks said it all. Great to remember those words when we are dealing with such a loss. Our condolences to Lilo's parents and friends.

  8. Wilma, thank you so much for this post. You have said it better than we could.

    The only down-side to our amazing community of animal-lovers is loving so many babies who will, inevitably, go too soon. Our hearts are more vulnerable, but also more full. We wouldn't have it any other way, would we?

    Run free, Lilo. We miss you, sweet girl.

  9. Wilma,

    Ditto. Ditto. Ditto.

    Seems so many lately have left us. Every pug, kitty and other doggy means so much and it is so hard to lose them.

    Thank you for this post.


    Minnie Moo

  10. OMGosh, Wilma. What a touching post.

    We love the words of Messrs Townsend and Galsworthy.

    Hugs -

    Sarah and Hank

  11. Wilma, thank you so much for the wonderful post!!! It fills my heart with love and joy to know that Lilo touched so many pugs and peeps!!! She will truly be missed!!





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