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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fin




Fire isn't suffering anymore.

34 comments:

tara said...

adoro:
So Sorry for your loss. He is now happily running in dog Heaven.

Maureen said...

I'm so sorry, Adoro. Kipling was right.

When the body that lived at your single will,
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,
You still 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....

Jennifer F. said...

Oh, Adoro, I'm so sorry to hear that. You continue to be in my prayers.

Monte said...

You are very much in my prayers, pets are special!

Melody said...

I'm sorry, Adoro. I know it is so hard. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Sweetie. Truly sorry.

~Angela M.

((((HUGS))))

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Adoro.

Mary Margaret said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you.

Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss. May God bless you and smile upon you, and turn His face toward you.

:o) said...

What a heartbreaking loss for you and your other dog.

uncle jim said...

.. and the cries sound like the rush and roar of the cyclone or hurricane.
such power and force as can move cities, that's the force and power behind the mourning and moaning for Fire...and YOU.

Ray from MN said...

It's been a tough month for you, Adoro. I really ache for you in your time of loss and pain.

Melanie B said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

You were a great Mom to Fire. He was lucky that you adopted him when his racing days were over. I know he blesssed your life in many ways. I'm sure your good care of him will "count" in your favor when you pass on.

Hidden One said...

Praying.

Divine Mercy said...

we lost our 14 year old cat to cancer:(

Ma Beck said...

:(
So sorry, honey.

Good dog, Fire.
Good dog.

4HisChurch said...

I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Adoro, We all feel so sorry for your loss. Fire is no longer in pain. He had a wonderful life with you.

"At some point, memories must suffice." Someone told me that after my dad died, and it is true.
Praying for you,
Potamiaena

UltraCrepidarian said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I know it's horrible to lose your pet.

W

karyn said...

Adoro, do take care...

The Ironic Catholic said...

Adoro, I'm sorry. My prayers are with you today.

IC

Theocoid said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Adoro.

Rob said...

I am sorry for your loss, Adoro.

Julie D. said...

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. What a good, good dog Fire was to have such mourning in his wake. Surely that is the best tribute of all because that is all any dog ever wants (or so I would think) ... to be a good dog. And we know that Fire was the best. :-)

HeyJules said...

Such sad news. May God hold you close as you grieve for your beloved pet.

Sanctus Belle said...

I wish to add my sorries to everyone else's...the lost of a beloved pet can be heartwrenching.

swissmiss said...

Adoro:
Sorry to hear about Fire :(
We put our cat to sleep at this time last summer after having him for almost 18 years. Hard to lose a pet, especially a good dog.

Adoro te Devote said...

Thank you, everyone.

Yesterday was a very difficult day, and it was a rough night. I did sleep, but woke up very early and couldn't sleep again, thinking about my lost buddy.

I had to work today, got through it, and admittedly, having to go and face the world was probably the best thing. It kept the routine for my other dog, and I had to talk about it.

Coming home to the half-empty house was hard, but having to live through today, talking about what happened, well, I know it's for the best. I know it was time, and it was the only decision to make. But that doesn't make it easier.

We'll get through this, my other furball and I, and I may foster some other greyhounds fresh off the track, get them ready for their adoptive homes. And one day, some other greyhound owner will come to me and tell me how their dog got cancer...and I may be able to help because now I've been there, too.

MMajor Fan said...

Am very sorry to hear about your loss. I lost a much beloved dog, one who watched football with me, to cancer. She was one of the first to try that cancer drug, tamoxifen, but her cancer was not responsive at all to it. It hurts mightily to lose a pet, I know, but one can have total confidence that all animals are awaiting, with God, on the other side.

Adoro te Devote said...

Mmajor ~ Thank you. That's one of my big struggles; we believe that animals don't have immortal souls, and that is part of what makes this so hard. For a human death, I can envision them in God's care. For a dog...not. I can't pray for his soul, I can't do anything other than thank God for the gift of his life and wonder "what now?"

I like the idea of a special dog heaven, but it just isn't theologically sound. But I do entrust my dog to God's care, whatever that means. We know fro scripture that God does care for all of his creation, he knows all the hairs on our heads, he knows every feather of every sparrow, he knows every blade of grass. He's the one who puts that devoted experssion in a good dog's eyes, and of course, God is very close when we are suffering.

No matter what, I thank God for Fire, and I will get another greyhound someday, when I can afford it, when I'm in better circumstances, but it'll be awhile.

I miss him.

Melody said...

I think part of the problem with discussions about whether animals go to heaven is that we don't define what we mean by "heaven". For a human, the hope of heaven is union with God and the Beatific Vision. Most of us would agree that this is beyond an animal's capability to comprehend. However animals also experience being on earth in a very different way than we do. So it is not impossible for me to imagine them experiencing the hereafter in an Isaiah 11 kind of way; free of pain and fear, enjoying the company of those who loved them on earth. As you say, God cares for all His creation. In Mark 1:13 it is mentioned that while in the wilderness, Jesus "...was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him." (I have a mental picture here of Jesus scratching a lion behind the ears!)
Even though we don't know for sure what happens to our pets after death, we can trust them to the the loving providence of God.

angelmeg said...

Adoro, my heart goes out to you in your time of loss.

Adoro te Devote said...

melody ~ Thank you for that. I've had that image of Jesus, too. I've even had mental images of him smiling while petting my own dogs, who would of course be staring up at him in adoration and devotion.

angelmeg ~ thank you.