Monday, December 29, 2014

Just to Let You Know

Oh, it has been a long time since I posted. I try to keep up with my bloggy friends and read your lovely posts.  My blog has always been my refuge, but the past several hectic months blogging seemed last on my list.

We've had ups and downs, just as all of you have. The Maven is thriving at work after a rough fall and has just moved into her own apartment about 15 minutes from our place. She is in a good place in life.

I find myself turning to my blog at this time because I have received such support, caring, encouragement and love from so many of you. Most I've never even met in person, yet I feel like we are old friends.

You've followed The Boston Family through some of our most joyous, adventurous and saddest times. This is one of the saddest times I've experienced in a very long time.



Our sweet Boston, Sadie was taken from us Christmas night. It was dark, we were in LA just wrapping up a wonderful stay with Sammy and The Writer and packing the cars to head back home. The Maven and I were loading her car across the street and Mr T was getting Panda and Sadie into his truck. Sadie saw me and bolted. I heard Mr. Tennis yell and looked up to see that sweet face running towards me and could hear a car coming fast down the road. I yelled for her to stop but she was deaf with excitement . I couldn't look, but I heard the impact. Just a dull thump. No brake lights ever came on, no slowing or stopping to see what (or who) they had hit. Just a small black and white shape lying in the road looking perfectly fine. Not a scratch or nick. Breathing .

Mr T moved her to the lawn. I knelt over her with hope in my heart, but saw there was no life in those  usually expressive eyes. We held her as she took several last breaths and was gone.

Still reeling with shock we walked with her to the backyard where The Writer and Mr T prepared a spot to lay her to rest. It was heartbreaking. I don't think I knew what that really meant until Christmas night.


To return home without the life of the house with us was awful.. So quiet. So empty. A small dog can have a huge presence and that's what our Sadie had, a huge presence. She was my shadow throughout the day, she was Mr T's valet in the evening, she was Bumby's cuddle buddy and she was Panda's ears these last couple of years, not to mention her sister for ten.



I couldn't not tell you all, my friends. I posted on Facebook, but that's a different place. It's not my refuge, my happy place, the place where I can say anything I want. That's here and I realize that now as I face the days ahead without my Sadie. The best dog I've ever known.



Sadie Carolina
December 2004 - December 2014
Simply the Best.

21 comments:

Twinkle Terrior said...

OMG - we are so sorry of this horrible loss of Sadie. Our fur-babies never leave our hearts. May Sadie rest blessed and may all the happy times comfort you ox

Kit said...

Oh my dear friend! I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss of sweet Sadie. The pain you must feel makes me tear up. I am thinking of you and sending lots of hugs. I have missed you. Love, Kit

Decor To Adore said...

Tears streaming down my face as I once again think of Sadie. She was more than a dog, she was family.

Razmataz said...

Oh this is just awful news. I just can;t imagine losing a pet this way. I ope your lovely memories of her sustain you during this awful time of grief.

the cape on the corner said...

oh my friend, my heart just breaks for you. so tragic. I am truly truly sorry for your loss.
b

grimsh said...

How Heartbreaking! I'm crying for you. We've had many pets over the years, and I've grieved for all of them. But now I have two Bostons, and I can't imagine my life without them, so I know Sadie brought you much joy. I'm glad you posted on your blog. I've missed you.

I'm so, so sorry.

The Boston Lady said...

Thank you so much! Ann

The Boston Lady said...

Thank you so much Kit. I've missed all my dear blight friends too. We are sad, but also happy for the time Sadie graced us with her loving presence. I promise to blog more often. Hugs, Ann

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I still think about you daily and the pain that is in your heart. What a lovely touching post you wrote. Such a tragic end to that beautiful little face, one of the loves of your life. I have cried with you because I know what all of my dogs have meant to me, they are family in every sense of the word. I am comforted to know that she wasn't brutally injured for you to see. (I hope your understand what I mean by that. I was picturing a gruesome sight after being hit.) Keeping you in my prayers and holding you close in my heart. {{{HUGS}}}

The Boston Lady said...

Blog not blight. 😶

rottrover said...

Oh Ann...I'm so sorry. Sending hugs and rottie kisses. I was just reading your blog yesterday, missing you. Sending strength.

-Lisa

Edilma Weissmueller said...

simply the best,Mom Thank you for your blog Your friends love and caring will help.

Chatty Crone said...

This has broken my heart down to the quick! I am so very, very, very sorry. Have been thinking about you. I know it is hard. Hugs,

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
I am not certain if it can help, but yes learning about how you lost this little parcel of sunshine, through a careless accident, broke my heart.
I loved her through your postings here at TBL, and feel just very saddened.
I also know the loss of beloved pets, and as we all know it is always hard. We are all better for having beloved animals in our lives and having the privilege of being the object of their love and benevolence.
Love-Brenda

Robin Larkspur said...

Ann!! Such terrible news. My heart breaks for you. A tragic tragic accident, on Christmas. Sweet Sadie. Hugs and tears I give to you. Our Lexie got hit by a car almost two years ago. Miss her every single day, and the guilt is still there. I wish I could give you a hug in person. Kindred spirit that you are, I can so feel your sadness.

Mr. Tennis said...

Thank you for a beautiful tribute. I miss her more than words can express.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I've been so sad about Sadie, too...and my heart breaks for you. I know how bad this hurts and I hope you are doing okay. Such a sweet dog. Love to you, my friend...xoxo

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Some how I missed this post though I have gotten your emails as you already know. Ann and Mr.T and the whole Boston Manor-- your in my thoughts and prayers- losing a family pet / family member is so hard. I am sad that Sadie is gone- I hope each day is eased by good thoughts and memories of her! Bouncing along the sandy beach is how I like to remember her! I'm sure the beach is nice reminder. Hug the pets for us!
I'm sure they all miss Sadie!

Mr. Connor said...

Ms. Sadie will be missed forever. What a great family member.

Annesphamily said...

What a terribly sad loss. There is nothing so painful. I can not even imagine how someone could just sped away. Oh the joy these little darlings bring us. I am so so sorry. I will encourage you to read the book "A Dog's Purpose". It brought us great comfort when little Roxanne, Hannah's chihuahua passed away from ovarian cancer. It took Hannah one year to read it, but I read the book immediately and it gave me such comfort. Hannah said it helped her tremendously too. There is a second book, "A Dog's Journey". I am planning to read it too. A good friend who has given me some of the most wonderful books during difficult times gave the book to me. I know how you loved Sadie. Again I am terribly sorry for this loss of a dear sweet one. Hugs Hugs Hugs

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

I am so very very sorry. I have not been keeping up with blogs for so long now, far too long. I know it has now been a long time, but it will never be long enough, such a great loss to you. She was wonderful dog and I so loved reading about her. I hope that you see this comment, many hugs to you all. x