Tuesday, September 23

In Loving Memory of...

Warning: if you don't want to read sappy, emotional stuff don't read on....

My companion of almost 15 years was laid to rest today. He has been here through my younger 4 children coming home from the hospital, letting them take over his dog house and sitting with them on top of the same dog house to the emotional trauma of divorce and the life changes it brings to a family.

I don't care what others say, Meatball was the greatest dog on earth. I can't stand thinking of him laying out there covered in earth...instead of curled up in a ball on the carpet.

He got old and ill....I couldn't help him any longer and am feeling so badly for it. I can't stop crying because of not being able to help him and hang on to him longer so he can be with his family.

I was thinking out loud today to the kids and said "animals are buried with their favorite toy but Meatball was too old to have toys anymore"....we buried him with a picture of all of us...we were his favorite everything.
You will be missed for a VERY long time Ball Ball Baby.

taking a bit of a blog break for some down time to mend my sore heart
see you soon
Lori

7 comments:

randi said...

I am so sorry about this. I have tears in my eyes thinking about your broken heart. (((HUGS))) for you.

He looks like he was a faithful friend and I love that you named him Meatball. Just perfect.

I will be thinking of you today...

cyndyava said...

So sorry. I can't help but cry at your words of such tender love and emotion. He was a beloved member of your family.
Again, my sympathy to you and your dear family.

Anonymous said...

Sis, as we both know life can be a roller coaster......that being said....I know what its like to loose something of great wealth{how ever that is deamed} but times like these are when you really need to look at not so much the loss, but the gain. Meatball was your whole familys friend, got you thru some tough times no doubt{as they do} so miss the dog, but REMEMBER the good it searved, and look deaper into the memories and NOT the lack of with out in the future. We are not measured by the good days that everyone feels should be abundant in life, rather, the times when you do give more sighes, and more energy to get thru...THOSE are the instants that our inner strength, and wisdom make them selves known. I AM SORRY for your loss, but think of the gain. Stay strong, have faith in the fact that it can ALWAYS be worse.....i.e YOURE NOT LIVING IN A POOR COUNTRY...your not doing laundry, going to the bath-room, and getting drinking water thru the same little trickle of a stream, really....you have found grief {short term} but, your grief would be a blessing to those out side the box....looking in at your BEAUTIFUL family, and opportunity to achieve knowledge thru school, and a warm house to raise your family in, I might also add that your warm house could fit 4 familys with room to go if were given to people truelly in dispair. You are having a good life, better than 70% of others in the world....NOW HOLD ON.......THE RIDE IS ABOUT TO GO BACK UP! yOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING.....but do you REALLY understand....I dont get thru to you guys as much as I can, but I know you dont need to give, or get, reports to feel close, and to know you can call ANY TIME when you need an ear. Love you sis, hang tough...I am PROUD OF YOU, YOU ALL.

Anonymous said...

God bless you, Lori. (((hug)))

Love,
Nicole

MySweetThree said...

My friend, cyndyava, told me about your loss and for me to come on over...
My dear dog passed away last Monday. The pain has been terrible and it has been very hard. Our dog was also old and ill..it is a loss that is hard to describe. My thoughts are with you, your family, and your beloved dog...If you want to, please come and check out my blog..there is a bit about my dog that you might want to read.
Take Care!

moxylyn said...

I hope time is helping to heal your broken heart. I lost my Kayla last month and it has only been a week since I could get through a day without crying. I couldn't even speak without my voice cracking for 10 days. My heart goes out to you.

JenIG said...

what a beautiful dog.

that is very sad; i'm so sorry