October 22nd 2010 7:30 am
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In Memory of Samuel Jacob, Little Bit, Duncan and Beloved Willie
Darling Boy - At 10:30 this morning, it will be a week since I assisted you on your final journey. In some ways it seems like a moment ago and in others it seems like a year. How I miss you, my love.
I spent the first 3 days barely functioning and never changed out of PJ's, showering, eating or sleeping in the bed we shared together for so long. Monday, Elaine and your little buddy Missy from across the street forced your old mom out of the house for a bit. Missy is missing you terribly and doesn't understand why you no longer join her daily for her rides in the car and walks. The neighbors have all left little presents on our steps with lovely notes. After all, you were the mayor of our street! Evil Pat next door who we always thought hated you so sent over a meal with tears in her eyes. You won even her heart after so many years.
Your Dogster aunties CJ, Pat, Jolie, Nancy & Darby have been so loving and kind to your mom and you were picked Diary of the Day. Sarah, your "Mother-in-Law" and my dear friend, has always been there sharing our joys and sorrows. The Roo Crew for making you an official part of their pack. Your page is filled with lovely tributes and words which mom will soon thank each and every pal as each of them touch her heart so.
I went to the beach yesterday and sent you some balloons with a note from my heart to yours. (Forgive me, I know it's not the green thing to do world.) I walked the shores that you and I did just a few weeks ago and it somehow brought me peace. Although we never found sand dollars on this beach, a miracle happened and I found 6 perfect sand dollars. I knew it was a sign from you!
I stopped and bought a vanilla icecream. I wonder if anyone noticed the crazy woman sitting on a wet sea wall in the rain eating a vanilla icecream at 45 degrees in memory of four little dogs who are missed more than words can ever say.
Willie, you gave me everything you had to give. You are my heart dog, little guy and I wonder if the tears will ever stop and the missing you with such physical pain will ever go away. I wouldn't trade a precious day we had together and am so thankful that you were sent to me.
I can't seem to get that crazy music off your page. I've forgotten the stupid password and cannot seem to contact the site. You may be forced to listen to "Don't Worry, Be Happy" forever, little one! Guess that's okay, as I want you to be happy.
I sure hope you have made contact with all your old pals that left before you. I hope you now have a full set of toothies again and that your little pink tongue no longer hangs out the side of your mouth. I hope your little legs are strong again and you are racing thru fields of wild flowers as you run to the meatball buffet.
I love you my precious boy and will miss you furever.
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Oh Auntie Joni...tears again. Ours really have not stopped either. You know..just ss you were lucky to have Willie..he was so lucky to have you. Willie had it all through you and even in the heavens he still feels your love. It seems like the river of tears and grief will not stop so we can only imagine how horribe a time this is for you. Just know we wuff you soooooooooooooooooo very very much and we hope you know how special Willie and you are to us. Gentle hugs and all our love furever and ever and ever. Rio, Lexey and Pat
Your day at the beach thinking about Willie drove me to tears
The only thing I can say is that you played an important role on Willie's life - you both shared happiness , sadness and the strong bond between the two of you will always bring hurtful but beautiful memories of an inconditional love
God give you strenght to cope with your loss and bless you
love from all of us
Peek a Boo and family
I'm going to have Mommy help me buy balloons this weekend Aunt Joni. I've got some special words I want to share with Willie & all my friends at the Rainbow Bridge & Mommy says the balloons will take them there. Normally I wouldn't believe her, but since *you* did it I know it's possible. I think I'll get a rainbow of colors because that sounds right to me.
Your special rain-soaked day at the beach, complete with a vanilla ice cream treat, does not make you a crazy woman. It makes you the bestest Mom in the whole wide world & trust me, Willie knew that every day he spent with you & he knows it now.
I've got plenty of great big hugs whenever you need them.
Just keep talking to him... he IS listening.. he will NEVER leave you .
The sand dollars were from him I am certain !
and to get the music off the page if you want to..... just go take the code out... and hit Save... thats all you have to do.
They never leave us Joni... we are never alone... hard as that is to see sometimes.....
Its perfectly NORMAL to sit in the rain and eat icecream... what s the matter with folk !!!!!!!!!
Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Finding the sand dollars was Willie's way of letting you know he was right there with you at the beach. His love for you will live on and you will have him in your heart forever and ever until you meet again. What a beautiful tribute you gave him by releasing the balloons with a message attached!
Life will never be quite the same without your precious boy (we know that), but in time the pain will ease, though never completely. Bless your neighbors for getting you out and all the little presents they left for you..Willie sure made an impression on everyone there and here on Dogster.
Willie is now running free of pain and full of teeth...he has healed and will continue to help you along that path.
We surround you with love and comfort and prayers.
Sully, Socks & Mom
Our pals/furbabes are always in our hearts and we then can have them with us all the time! Furevfur!
Always when you least expect it there will be signs and memory shakers.
The sand dollars were from Willie. So you would know that he is doing very well. He is healthy,happy,whole and a frisky young pup again... Your day at the beach sounds perfect to me.
Joni,Willie will be a part of you forever.Keeping you in our prayers. Thank you for sharing here in the diary....
Mazy and G-ma K.
Sending you big hugs and westie kissies.
Joni....I wish I could take your broken heart, and give it back to you without the pain and sorrow...xoxo River & Mum Dale
I found a pmail that you sent to me and my Mum when I went to the Bridge....and so I send to you...
Mom and I offer loving hands and paws for her to hold as she gets thru her first days without you.
Joni, When Sammy left and you wrote in your diary about the balloons, you touched my soul. YOu might never know how much that meant to me but I hope you know that I am here for you, with open arms and like all these people that love you, we are here for you.
Willie was such a special boy. I'll never forget him in the tub with his little bathing cap on. So adorable! Thank you for sharing him with us, and for giving us a little piece of his spirit to carry with us always.
Auntie Joni, mommy says as soon as I get home from the Vets we are going to go buy a rainbow of color balloons and set them off to the stars with our message of love too. That is a pawsome idea and when Willie reads them I know he will be barking really loud sending his love through the stars and back home to you. Maybe if we all listen closely we can hear his wee bark telling us he is well and happy and just waiting for all of us so he can greet us at the bridge of rainbows. I hope you feel our love and know how much you are in our hearts and prayers. We love you so much. Pat, Rio and Lexey Exey....
Dearest Mommy Joni,
What a beautiful sentiment setting free your balloons and sending your message to our sweet Willie, you are truly the most wonderful Mommy and our hearts are heavy and grieve with you. We hope as you do that Willie is happy in his revitalized body, running with his pals and eating meatballs to his heart’s content. I know he will be watching over you until the day you are both reunited again and can cross the bridge together. We are thinking of you constantly and pray that God helps ease the ache in your heart. We love you Mommy Joni, and as your song says don’t worry, Willie’s happy.
Lots of love always,
Bee, Mummy Sarah & Rockie xoxoxox
Willie will always be in our hearts & our thoughts. I know this is difficult for you and I send you all the love & butt wiggles I can muster.
(((HUGS))) Sophie Bean
Klemy Q-Tip did not take the news well. She meows all the time that she, "Misses her Lobster Lips."
We love you and your mom so much, you are so special to so many - and always will be in our heart. Sarge, Abby and Rocky, our angel, mom xoxo
This is so beautiful, it moved me to tears. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Angel Willie loves you and has always known you love him.
-- Amanda (and Gussie)
Auntie Joni: I know Uncle Willie was watching you and sending you love. We share your grief, but know I and all his Bridge Buddies are welcoming him with open paws.
Mamie and Pack and Auntie Denise