Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Farewell, Old Friend, Hope to See You On the Other Side....

 Rest in peace, Diamond, my big, lovable moose of a dog.

Diamond 2008~2020


  1. Condolences. It's unknown to many how close to being a family member that a pet becomes. Rest well, Diamond.

    1. Thanks, Bob. She was the first dog I really watched "grow up".

  2. We lost our 11 year old English lab in August. I Still cry.
    Prayers for you.
    Dogs are the greatest!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks, CM. They're truly a gift from God to us mere mortals.

  3. Oh man...I'm so sorry for your loss.

    1. Thanks, Murph. She was a good dog, and will be sorely missed.

  4. Bummer on steroids. They take a piece of our hearts with them.

  5. My condolences drjim. Such a lovable face I. That picture.

    1. Thanks, Irish. She'll be put to rest at our in-laws big place up in the mountains, next to her buddy Coco, who we lost some months ago.

  6. Huge Bummer! My condolences buddy.

    1. Thanks, Phil. She's been sick for a while, and since there's nothing the Vet can do, we didn't want to see her suffer any longer.

      She was a damn good dog, and I miss her even though she was living with The Kids.

  7. Hi drjim....,
    My heart goes out to you...
    ...until "Rainbow Bridge"...


    1. Thank you, skybill. I just gotta keep remembering that they're only in our lives a short time, but we're ALL their life, and to be proud that we treated her well.

  8. Lost one of mine in June. It really breaks your heart.

    1. Yeah, they sure work their way into our hearts.

  9. drjim, l know the heartbreak of loosing a good dog. May you find peace in the memories of her.

  10. I'm so sorry, jim. My heart aches with yours.

  11. So sorry to read this. I've had to say goodbye to two dogs, and it never gets easier. Nor should it.

    1. I stayed here watching our grandson, so I wasn't there when she passed. The Kids had a Vet come to their home so she'd be surrounded by her family when she passed.

      My wife said she passed very peacefully, with her tail wagging a bit.

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    1. Thanks, Old_NFO. It never gets easier. The Little Guy was wondering why I was "sad" all day. I told him I wasn't feeling well, and he said "No, you're SAD today".

      Kids.......You just can't fool 'em.....

  13. I'm sorry for your loss. Looks like you lost a friend.

    1. Thanks, Ed. She was a good dog. Loyal and friendly, but very protective.

  14. Sorry to hear that, rest in peace, Diamond.

  15. Just came back to you blog today. normally I visit more often but things got in the way.

    Sorry to hear about you good friend...here are some words from Kipling that kind of sums up our relationship to our dogs...

    The Power of the Dog

    Rudyard Kipling

    There is sorrow enough in the natural way
    From men and women to fill our day;
    And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
    Why do we always arrange for more?
    Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

    Buy a pup and your money will buy
    Love unflinching that cannot lie—
    Perfect passion and worship fed
    By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
    Nevertheless it is hardly fair
    To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

    When the fourteen years which Nature permits
    Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
    And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
    To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
    Then you will find—it’s your own affair—
    But . . . you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.

    When the body that lived at your single will,
    With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!).
    When the spirit that answered your every mood
    Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
    You will discover how much you care,
    And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

    We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way,
    When it comes to burying Christian clay.
    Our loves are not given, but only lent,
    At compound interest of cent per cent.
    Though it is not always the case, I believe,
    That the longer we’ve kept ’em, the more do we grieve.
    For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
    A short-time loan is as bad as a long—
    So why in—Heaven (before we are there)
    Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?


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