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Life with Beatrix Potter

From the Octopus

September 28th 2010 4:30 pm
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Dear little Dogster friends,

You all know who "best friends" were, and Beatrix always claimed I don't know about Dogster, but I always did. Yes, it's me the Octopus, writing on behalf of Beatrix.

Beatrix has not been on Dogster in sometime. She has been very gravely ill and it was hard to write her silly stories when all I could do was hold her close, rock her and tell her everything would somehow be okay.

Last night Beatrix lost her battle with a brain tumor. I haven't stopped crying because Beatrix is part of my heart, my arms are empty my hours stretch before me with no little girl to rock, to hold, to pray for.

Beatrix never wanted best friends to be sad, make hearts hurt and so she confided her pains, fears and sadness to me. She asked me please not to dwell on all the ways she was afflicted but to tell her little friends how very much she loved them, how much she cared and that she always remembered best friends in her prayers. (She had VERY long prayers)

Beatrix was my silly willy who would do anything for a laugh and that's how she wants to be remembered...with a laugh and a smile.

Here are a few Beatrixisms...

You so sweet you rot me teefs right out me head
Me no worry an me no cayuh me gonna eat you undaweya
You not sharpest crayon in box huh Octopus?
What doing?
Oh okay then
Why you say me this?
What mean that?
Jut like that huh?

and best of all Me LOVE you!

Thank you for sharing Beatrix's days, laughing with her and making her special. For a dog that everybody gave up on, in the end Bea sure had a lot of friends.

Please bear with me in writing to all of you, as I am heartbroken, weary and just devastated. I am trying to help the humans in the house cope and comfort five little dogs who are wandering about looking for "MamaBea"

Thank you for your prayers for us.


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Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

September 28th 2010 at 5:10 pm

Crying with you, praying with you and for you. Don't worry about writing back We know.


Hershey's mommy
Barked by: HarleyDavidson THD, CGC (Dogster Member)

September 28th 2010 at 6:53 pm

Hard to say we love you all from a distance, we will all be here for you and understand what you are feeling right now.
Barked by: George Underwood (Dogster Member)

September 28th 2010 at 7:52 pm

We started out cryin' readin' this entry, but nows we laughin' our arse's off...Beatrix was one of a kind, the best kind~ Hugs & Licks
Barked by: MICK (Dogster Member)

September 28th 2010 at 9:06 pm

Oh sweet, Beatrix...
we're so sad.

So sorry for your loss.
Our condolences to the family.
You'll be in our thoughts and

Run free and well at the Bridge,
sweetie. We're so glad we got
to know you.

We love you.

~Mick, Redford, Cooper, Nina,
Wishbone, Strider, Forrest,
& Keighty~
Barked by: River (Dogster Member)

September 29th 2010 at 4:09 am will always and furever be in my heart and prayers...Bea will be greated with open paws....My Angel Sister Clover will hold her tight, and love her bunches...xoxox River
Barked by: Winston (Dogster Member)

September 29th 2010 at 5:52 am

We are sad. Just sad.
Barked by: Nancy H

September 29th 2010 at 6:33 am

Beatrix will always be remember for her silly nature. Me wuvs Beatrix very much. Sorry she had to leave you, but she is with me now and me gets to be silly with her everyday here at the Rainbow Bridge. She is watching over you and is so thankful for all the love and hugs you gave her to help her though her ordeal.
Angel hugs & love
Barked by: The Poodle Pack (Dogster Member)

September 29th 2010 at 10:12 am

Momma here:
After seeing this yesterday on Facebook, I have not stopped crying. I told my hubby about the passing of Bea and started crying again! I was so honored to get to meet the FLF!!! Bea will be forever in my heart!!!!
Barked by: Sinclair (Dogster Member)

September 29th 2010 at 10:17 am

Me want to share dis song from Celine Dion.
Your best friend forever, Nino-Sinclaya-"Me Love you!"

"My Heart will go on"

Every night in my dreams
I see you. I feel you.
That is how I know you go on...

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on...

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on...
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on...
Barked by: The Roo Crew™ ©® (Dogster Member)

September 29th 2010 at 10:47 am

Beyond tears... beyond sadness... Our dear friend has gone to be with the angels.

Beatrix will forever be in our hearts.
Barked by: Babette (Dogster Member)

September 29th 2010 at 5:08 pm

Forever in my heart. My aching heart. Oh Beatrix,One day I'll see you again
Barked by: ♥ DarlaMae ♥ (Dogster Member)

September 29th 2010 at 8:34 pm

So sad, you are Surrounded with all our love. . Thanks for sharing part of our lives & the many smiles. You are an Original,Furever loved & remembered Mz Beatrix. {{{{{Mom,FLF}}}}} Hugs & Pokes, Darla & Mom Jeanie xo
Barked by: "Our sweet Angel' RIP 3/2/07 (Dogster Member)

September 29th 2010 at 8:51 pm

We love you guys and your whole family is in our prayers (human and furry). Even in all this sadness i know it was meant for you to be Bea's mom and how you touched so many with her funny stories. In her short life she made hundreds of friends and Bea and octopus touched a lot of lives. Hugs, Michele and family
Barked by: Mindy M

September 30th 2010 at 7:19 am

O! Beetiz! Yu so wunnaful! Luvva yu Awayz an' Awayz - yu gullfen Wosie!
Barked by: Beatrix (Dogster Member)

September 30th 2010 at 3:20 pm

Thank you to all of you for the kind words...God bless you. I cannot tell you in words how much this little special needs child has touched my life, taught me important lessons and made me laugh.

The Octopus
Barked by: Beatrix (Dogster Member)

September 30th 2010 at 3:20 pm

Thank you to all of you for the kind words...God bless you. I cannot tell you in words how much this little special needs child has touched my life, taught me important lessons and made me laugh.

The Octopus
Barked by: ♥Zelda Marie♥ (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2010 at 2:25 am

My family will always love Beatrix, but she holds an extra-special place in my heart, and will forever.
Beatrix was THE very first friend that Penny Ann and I met here on Dogster, back in the Fall of 2006 when we joined A Chihuahua is Love.
I was a tiny, little baby and Beatrix took me under her paw and really watched out for me. She helped us learn our way around Dogster from Day One. She hooked me up with the bestest ever Christmas Gift exchange pal and I wound up with the most beautiful, hand-made, designer Christmas dress that any diva could ever dream of!
That year, Beatrix sent me a beautiful necklace that she made out of beads. That necklace was the most precious gift I had ever received - still is, and always will be - because it was from Beatrix. I've had a picture of me wearing it on the right side of my Dogster page. I posted it there the day I got it and I plan to keep it there furever. I still have the necklace at home. Momma lets me keep it in her jewelry box so I won't lose it or break it.
Beatrix is a huge part of how and why The Tater Tots family fell in love with, and became a devoted part of, the Dogster "family". Her friendship is entrenched in our hearts, especially mine (and Momma's, too) furever.
We send our love and our BIGGEST Taterhugs to Octopus - whose kind and loving heart gave Beatrix the chance to know a life of love and security, and to Beatrix's daddy - whose heart she stole and who always stood up for her when she did a no-no (like eating the sleeping bag, or something little like that) and to the rest of Beatrix's family - furless and fur. We share your tears and thank you for the happy memories and laughter that your silly, sweet girl brought to us.

Fly free, Beatrix! We love you! I LOVE you!

XOXOX Zelda ♥

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