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a goodbye...

i can't blog pretty today sweet friends.  i try to leave most of my personal, everyday life out of this little space, but on a day like today i just can't.  It doesn't seem honest...

we said goodbye to the fuzziest member of the french clan.  our beloved dog, casey, passed away today.  we had no warning and had been amazed by how healthy and spry our old girl had been...and now she is gone.  we are so lucky to have had her for as long as we did, she was such a gift.  she went from merely a "dog" to a honorary member of our little family in 12 short years and we are all better people because of it.  our children do not know life without our fuzzy mutt, which saddens me greatly...however, I can't help but think that at this sad moment she is still giving, by teaching b a valuable lesson about loss and cherishing memories and moments as they come.  she has enriched our lives in so many ways...we rescued her, but we are the ones who were truly blessed.

goodbye sweet girl (hope you are splashing in that big ocean in the sky; where the snow never melts and the squirrels are slow)...

xo mrs. french


tina will be back tomorrow with one of her stunning creations...

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Our pets are such a treasure. So sorry for your loss.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

sending my love. so so sorry about your heartache. i think the sadness we feel at the loss of a pet sometimes surprises us. but the grief is real. take care of your sweet family. love, lindsay

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

i am so sorry i know how heartbreaking this is .

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternadia

Oh, so sad. It's a terribly hard loss. *hugs*

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershine Little Light

I'm so sorry. I remember seeing her here over the years, very much a part of everything French. You are in my thoughts.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterliza

Oh god....I am so, SO sorry hunnie. I know how incredibly painful this is for all of you. What a beautiful doggie Casey was and I am so sorry she is gone. Sending so much love and hugs to all of you. So sweet, your wishes for her, in the "ocean in the sky" . May all the squirrels be slow, Casey.....

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa de la Fuente

We just lost our beloved kitty to cancer 5 weeks ago. It came so fast and we had to do what was best for him. It was horrible as he was only 5. It is amazing how much it hurts to lose a pet. They fill our life with joy and unconditional love. Warmest wishes to you and your family. Erica

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I am SO, so sorry... we lost our "first-born" fur baby this past January, also unexpected. We still miss him dearly and feel so grateful to have had him in our lives. Our other two dogs were a great solace during that time but (as with kids), they each have very different personalities – no one can take Cooper's place!

Just know that we're all with you in spirit, sending you love and comfort!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralex

tears, hugs and lots of love to you and your family, sweet t. i know it isn't easy, but remember she'll always be with you in your hearts. xo

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer m

How sad. But how great to know that your family and puppy shared so many happy years together - peace.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEden

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a crazy thing losing a pet, because although you love and care for them you never realize how much it's going to hurt when they are gone.

I lost my first pet, Peter Jennings- a cute grey little bunny earlier this year and it was horrific. I didn't think I'd be so sad when he passed but after having him for six years he really was a part of our family and most importantly he had a big ole piece of my heart!

My thoughts are with you!


December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterazuree

oh my i know how you feel i have fur kids but before them i had 2 that have passed on the pain is still there but my life is better because i had them. it does get easier but it takes time. i will keep you in my thoughts.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermar

So sorry for your loss. I believe dogs are our friends for life whether in our homes or in heaven. Hugs.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I knew when I saw the tweet that it wasn't going to be good news, but I wasn't expecting this. I'm so sorry, t. There is nothing quite so heartbreaking as the loss of a pet. They are silently appreciative, forgiving when we don't have as much time as we once did (which I, personally, struggle with a lot as a mom), and love us unconditionally. She is definitely still with you and loves the life you gave her. Sending you lots of love. Xoxo

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe lil bee

Oh Traci, I'm so so sorry. Losing a pet is so devastating. Hugs to you. I hope Casey's bouncing around with my Tess and Haley.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

Such sadness. Pets are so wonderful, and it's hard to say goodbye. Our dog is nearly 12 now, and definitely showing it, so we are wondering when it'll be... take care and think about the ways she made you laugh and feel loved.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraftwhack

My sincerest condolences. I teared up just reading this post because I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. Wishing you and your family peace and healing during a difficult time. xo

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIvy

So sorry for your family's loss. My heart breaks for you. What a beautiful dog!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterashelton

so, so, so incredibly sorry for you and your family. this is a huge loss and one that will not be easy to overcome. we lost our little pug of 14+ years this past April, and i am still heartbroken. wish i could say something that would help ease the pain and sadness, but honestly, i don't think there is anything that can take away such grief. hoping memories of sweet casey wipe away the many tears.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

Oh no! That is so, so sad! I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I"m glad you shared with us. Let us give you some cyber hugs!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina@FlyingHouse

So sorry to hear about the loss of your fuzzy friend!
sending you lots of love and hope you all will be fine soon.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAsiye

i'm so sorry for your loss, traci. i know how hard this time is. sending you love <3

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjenny | aubrey road

So, so sorry for you and your family. We lost our old girl last month, and it was pretty unexpected as well. It has been so hard. What a beautiful idea that even now, she is giving back by teaching us important lessons about life. She is definitely still with you, and I hope all of your happy memories of her will bring you peace, knowing that she had such a good and happy life!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAng

I'm so sorry! Dogs are so precious... Sending you lots of love

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternuresma

Dogs give us so much love and leave much too early. I know your heartache.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan Clouse (Cardigan)

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