Monday, February 23, 2009

My Sweet Girl, Bess

Bess 2/23/03 - 2/15/09

I am so sad to tell you that sweet Bess passed away on February 15. I have been so devastated and shocked by the loss that I haven't been able to post about it until now. She had been in the hospital since the Thursday evening before and fought so hard, but in the end it was just too hard for her. They had gotten the diabetes under control, but her body was just ravaged with infection and her breathing couldn't be sustained without assistance. I was with her as she took her last breath.

I wish you all could have known her sweetness. She was a good little sister to Lily and boy did this girl love her cats, especially her newest kitty, Henry. Her joy was in being the tattletale and letting mom know everything that everyone was doing. :) She loved her toys (she and Lily especially love their stuffed purses!! - typical girl) and she loved her biscuits and she loved her mom! She looked at me always with such love and devotion. From the moment I got her from a rescue almost exactly 5 years ago (she was only one at the time) she was all mine and we adored each other. I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this furry four-legged child of mine, for it was boundless. There is a hole in my heart today.
Be blessed my sweet girl, Bess. Mommy loves you.

12 comments:

Miss Rhea said...

She is a doll Lolly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you a big Hug, My friend.

cindy said...

Oh Lolly, I'm so sorry...I hate to hear of your losing your fur baby..always so sad. hang in there kiddo.

c

Outstanding Stranger said...

Oh how heart breaking....I love my little dog Tilly so much I get choked up every time I even think of loosing her. She IS my child. Their love is so unconditional and true, and I know that look you are talking about that follows you, Its like no one has that love for you.....RIP sweet little dog child.

Pearl said...

I'm really sorry to hear this. It's just so hard when this happens. There is nothing like the devotion of our animals. NOTHING! I wish you well. Pearl

Charmingdesigns said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful photo! laurie

Heidi said...

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. We have a 12-13 year old Husky that unfortunately we know will not be with us much longer as she is just getting old and her health problems are getting worse. I am not sure how we as a family are going to deal with her passing when her time comes.

Prayers and cyber hugs to you in your time of loss.

Lori said...

oh, Lolly...that is so sad!!! i am so sorry that you lost your sweet fur baby...hugs!!!

catieann said...

oh sweetie. I am so behind in my blog visiting. I am so sad and sorry to hear about Bess. I know how much you loved her. It is so hard isn't it?
Tender thoughts and loving prayers are coming your way.
catie

The Rose Room said...

Oh Lolly, I am crying for you, I am so very sorry. Blessings, take care - Rachaelxo

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Oh Lolly what pretty fur baby... I am so sorry you lost your sweet sweet baby. My heart goes out to you .. big hugs.
M

katydiddy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Lolly! I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet.

Brenda said...

I'm so sorry for your devastating loss. Plant a little memory garden in her honor. I planted one in a container once and filled it with herbs and flowers that signify how the Victorians symbolized their feelings for loved ones. I love visiting the little memory gardens and feel at peace there.
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