8.17.2014

Tears


This is my sweet baby Thatcher Dragon. Early this past week, she began to get sick. It appeared she had a stomach bug. What we didn't know until Tuesday was that she had a thymoma on her sternum that resulted in myasthenia gravis and megaesophagus. We had her in the hospital and they had begun treatment. On Wednesday night/Thursday morning, she developed aspiration pneumonia. This brought her downhill. Too much. On Thursday, I had to say goodbye to my absolutely beautiful, sweet, loving, kind, amazing baby girl. This is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. She was too young and this came out of nowhere. I have honestly never hurt so much. Never. I wish I could express in words how much this little girl meant to me. Her 54 lbs. seems a whole lot bigger now that it is a big hole in our life. My insides hurt. We cry. A lot. I will love her forever. We were the perfect pair, the two of us, both a little crazy. She was there for me. Always.

I miss her. 

So much.

105 comments:

  1. I am sooooo sorry to hear about your loss. :( hugs!

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  2. Jennifer I am so sorry.. I know exactly how you feel and my heart goes out to you... sending you big hugs and lots of prayer.. hang in there sweet friend..

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  3. Oh Jennifer I am so sorry. My heart aches for you and your loss.

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  4. Oh no I am so sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourself.
    Hugs and prayers,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  5. I'm soooo sorry!!!! Thinking of you!

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  6. I'm so sorry Jingle :(. We lost our sweet Sabrina earlier this summer, and I know your pain all too well. Big hugs my friend!

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  7. Oh my God, Jennifer, it breaks my heart to read this. We lost our beautiful 10 year old Frida puppy last Thursday too, so I really, really know what you're going through. The emptiness and pain are simply devastating.I send all my love to you and Sean. Jas ans Rodrigo send big hugs too.

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  8. So sorry that you lost Thatcher, Jennifer.

    I lost my sweet, Zoe Rosebud, 2 years ago, and it still hurts. She was a yellow lab and my companion for 14 years, but her 2nd bout with Cancer was too much.

    Cherish the time you had with her; she knows you love her!

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  9. Loads of hugs! We lost Milo in May to cancer, so I know the heart ache and pain you are feeling.

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  10. I am so, so sorry. Your heart must feel so broken right now.

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss! I had to part with my dog this year and it was so painful. I will be praying for you. :(

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  12. So sorry to read this!!
    Oh my..heartbreaking!! I know the pain you're in now, it gets better with time but still! :/
    Big, big hug...

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  13. So, so sorry for your lose, pets are our family so we always feel heart renching pain when we loose one of them. Huge hugs!

    PattiM
    (Pattie's passion)

    I scrap so all moments are remembered!

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  14. My heart goes out to you! I am so sorry for your loss. Our fur babies are such an important part of our lives, we need them as much as they need us. Many hugs to you!

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  15. So sorry for your loss! My heart is broken for you. Sending hugs across the miles I wish were real.

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  16. Jennifer, I am soooo sorry for your loss. There is nothing like the love of a good dog. I will keep you all in prayers.

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you loved your fur baby with all of your heart. Sending big hugs your way.

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  18. My heart goes out to you Jennifer! I have two dogs I adore and can't imagine life without them.

    Sending big hugs!

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  19. Thinking of you. Never an easy thing to go through... :(

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  20. I'm so sorry Jingle, I cannot imagine what pain you must be feeling. I pray for healing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  21. i am so sorry. there will always be a paw sized hole in your heart with her loss. nothing will replace it. losing a pet is devastating. they're family. they're an extention of you. much love, thoughts and prayers to you during this time. :( words just can't be enough. so sorry.

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  22. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your furry friend. They bring so much joy into our lives but their loss is heartbreaking.

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  23. My heart goes out to you! I understand your pain. May your baby always remain in your heart and memories!

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  24. oh Jennifer- I am sorry. I know how hard it is, we had to put one down last year and it was rough. big hugs to you-

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  25. oh Jennifer- I am sorry. I know how hard it is, we had to put one down last year and it was rough. big hugs to you-

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  26. I feel so bad for you, Jennifer. I'm so sorry! It's never easy to lose a dog. They have an unconditional love and a total devotion. :( You did everything you could for her. While she passed away too early, I'm sure she had a happy life.

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  27. So sorry to hear about this Jennifer. Though I don't have a dog, I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Take care.

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  28. So terribly sorry to read of your loss. I know how big a whole it leaves in your heart to lose a pet, especially a young one. I lost my beautiful Bagpuss a couple of years ago now, he was only 3, so it was a terrible shock, and hurt so much. Time will ease the pain, and you'll always have your memories that you made together, and i'm sure she had a wonderful life, and will be looking down on you and sending her love. <3 xx

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  29. I am so very sorry, Jennifer! Hugs my friend!

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  30. So Very sorry to hear about your loss of your best friend. Our pets are so much a part of our lives and family and I can imagine how sad it is to loose one. I will be thinking of you and hope you have lots of photos and happy memories to look back on!

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  31. I am so sorry. Too soon, too fast, too short...sending you big big hugs!

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  32. I'm so sorry, Jingle, I feel your pain and it's the worst. Sending you hugs and love. You're not alone.

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  33. HUGE HUGS! I am so sorry. I was there a few years ago. It was very difficult. Know that your baby is out of pain. It took me two years to get another dog, because I loved my Jazzie so much. I didn't believe people that the pain will fade, but it did. There are so many days that I still think of My Jazzie girl always at my heels. I knew that where ever I was I could look down and she would be there. I know you will have similar memories of your baby. HUGS.... time is the only thing that will heal that hole in your heart. Just reserve a corner of your heart for her so you can keep her with you forever!

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  34. I'm so sorry to hear that!!!! Your post made me tear up....pets are FAMILY, and losing a family member hurts beyond anything else. I lost my fur baby several years ago and it still hurts. But your life (and hers) were better for having each other in it. Hugs!!!

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  35. It is so hard to lose a piece of your heart.

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  36. I'm sorry for your loss and hope the pain lessens quickly. {{{hugs}}}

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  37. I am so very sorry for your loss. Having three fur children myself, my heart truly goes out to you!!

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  38. So sorry to hear about ur loss Jen ! It is so terrible! Sending hugs and strength

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  39. I am so sorry for your loss, Jingle. I know nothing could be said that will make you less sad. She knows you love her and may memories of her brings you comfort. Hugs.

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  40. Oh Jennifer! I am so sorry to hear this! My heart goes out to you sweetie!!

    hugs...

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  41. Oh Jennifer, I am so sorry for the loss. {{Hugs}}

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  42. Sorry for your loss, hardest thing in life is saying good-bye forever. Glad you had such a wonderful babe in your life... comfort your self ... remember all the good times with her! My heart hurts for you!

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  43. No words can help right now...but know a lot of us have felt that kind of pain....it has been almost a year now since I lost my Maya and I still tear up when she comes to mind.....it is really really hard when you are not ready, or they are young....I am SO SO sorry for the loss of your sweet girl.....

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  44. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Thatcher, Jingle. She was such a beautiful pup and one can tell from what your post and what you have posted about her in the past that she was well loved and adored. I am so sorry that you lost her so quickly and my heart goes out to you and your husband as you go through this very difficult time. Hugs to you!

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  45. Oh Jingle, I am so, so sorry about the loss of your beautiful fur-baby. Love and hugs to you! :(

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  46. So very sorry. The saddest days are the ones when we say goodbye. Live in the sweet memories as much as you can. Hugs.

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  47. No words can help right now. I am so very sorry for your loss. Huge hugs to you! xo

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  48. Just brokenhearted for you! I'm so terribly sorry.

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  49. hey Jingle {{{HUGS}}}..I am so very sorry, I am ONLY a doggie Mom so I know all to well what you are going through! I cannot express to you my sorrow, REALLY...I am crying with you my friend! Let me know if you need anything or want to chat. {{{HUGS}}}

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  50. So hard. Thinking of you guys, I know what a void this leaves!

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  51. I am so sorry to hear this! I will pray for healing and I hope that one day you will be able to look back on your beloved doggie and be at peace and not feel pain. ((HUGS))

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  52. Oh Jen, I'm so very sorry for your loss. There are no words...just letting tears fall for you.

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  53. So so very sorry Jen, this has been a very bad year for losing pets. I sent you something in FB, PM

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  54. Oh Jen I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. It's always heartbreaking to have to say goodbye to these amazing members of our family but all the more devastating when they're so young. I lost my Jem at 3 years old and it destroyed me. Big love and hugs to you, Jen.

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  55. My own heart hurts for your loss, Jennifer. She will always be with you.

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  56. I am so so sorry for your loss Jennifer.

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  57. I am so sorry Jennifer - big hugs to you :(

    Deanne

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  58. Oh Jen, I am sooooo sorry. The loss is great. I can't say that the pain gets easier...but it becomes liveable over time. Losing a pet is devastating and I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. {{{{HUGS}}}}}

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  59. She is beautiful. So sorry for your loss.

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  60. :( I'm so sorry for your loss, Jen. Bigs hugs to you as you adjust to your new "normal". :(

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  61. So sad, for your loss. Be strong.

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  62. So very sorry for your huge loss! Sending you hugs.

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  63. Looking at all of these comments there certainly is a lot of love and support coming your way. Take care of yourself. So sorry xxx

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  64. So sorry to read of your loss of your dear and sweet Tatcher Dragon. I still miss my Betsy and Trixie. Your tribute to your baby girl is touching and filled with love.

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  65. My sincerest condolences on your loss Jennifer. My heart hurts with yours.

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  66. Oh, how immensely sad! Sometimes people don't realize what the loss of a beloved pet can mean. My heart goes out to you.

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  67. Oh, such sad news... I'm really sorry for your loss. In moments like this it may help to concentrate in the good moments you spent together.
    Sending you a big hug in this difficult time.

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  68. sad to hear this! it sucks losing a pet:(

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  69. sending hugs your way during this difficult time. Having lost my baby last year around this time I know how hard it feels even to breathe sometimes... you gave her such a beautiful life I am sure, and I wish peace for you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  70. So, so sorry Jen. It's so hard to lose a pet - and particularly when it's so sudden. My heart is breaking for you.
    Big hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  71. Oh Jen, I am SO SORRY to hear of your loss, your poor Baby! I wish I could give you a real hug in person. ~ Meredith

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  72. MUCH sympathy from me on the loss of your furry friend. No matter the circumstance, they just plain don't live long enough for all the love they have to give and for all the love we want to give them. Sending you {{HUGS}}

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  73. oh jennifer my heart goes out to you.
    i know what it is like to lose a pet (family member).
    lots of ((((hugs))))

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  74. I am so very sorry for your loss. I can imagine what you are going through ... our little furry friends just never live long enough. I sometimes fantasize that it would be wonderful if you would choose your pet soul-mate and keep him/her your whole life through.

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  75. So sorry Jennifer. :( We still miss the kitty that we lost five years ago, even though we have had another one for several years. They just always own a piece of your heart. ((hugs))

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  76. I'm speechless. I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how heartbreaking this must be. May the happy memories of your sweet Thatcher bring you some comfort during this difficult time ♥

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  77. I'm so sorry for your loss! I lost my best friend two years ago and we still miss him so so much. The kids still talk about him and I think about him often. I will nerver forget my darling Enzo. Forever in my heart. <3 Sending you a lot of hugs!

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  78. Oh Jennifer, I am so very very sorry for your loss. I am crying for you too. Fun babies are so precious and she is beautiful. Hugs xoxo

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  79. So sorry for your loss...lots of hugs!

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  80. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our pets just work their way into our hearts and lives and we hope they will be with us forever♥ ((HUGS))

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  81. I'm so sorry for your loss Jingle. Sending you hugs!

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  82. I am so very sorry for your loss. There are those of us who truly know your pain. I saw a beautiful post that gives a new way to think of the pain in our hearts. You might enjoy it also.
    http://www.lifebuzz.com/dogs-never-die/

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  83. Oh Jennifer. I am so sorry to read this. And so quickly this has happened to you.
    Sending hugs your way.
    xxx

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  84. I'm sorry to hear about your heart aching for losing your friend! It's always hard when it happens, but time is a good healer. Sending big hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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  85. I am so sorry, and know exactly the pain you are feeling. Recently I had to let my dear horse "go," and the vet said something beautiful, which I absolutely believe is true for our dogs and cats too. He said, "He (my horse) will just fall asleep, and he will wake up in another home." I know my horse and my precious dogs are waiting for me in that other home.

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  86. She's so pretty...sorry to hear you've lost her. Hugs!

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  87. I'm so sorry to hear about your terrible loss.

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  88. I am just getting caught up on your blog. I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your best furry friend, Thatcher. Please know I am sending hugs your way and hope your good memories of Thatcher bring you some comfort.

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  89. I am so sorry to hear this. My eyes were tearing up hearing about the loss of your sweet Thatcher. Wishing you peace and comfort in the coming days. (((hugs)))

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  90. What a sweet puppy your Thatcher was, Jennifer. The sadness will pass and you'll have wonderful memories of her. I know how hard this time is for you.....more hugs on the way!

    We had our Brandy, a lab mix, for 16 years, and he's been gone 12 years or so now, but he was such a crazy sweet being - still miss him so much. Oh the stories I could tell :)) You'll get to that point, too......

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  91. Oh no Miss J my heart aches for you! I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Sending you a hug.

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    sending BIG HUGS {{O}} XXXXXXX

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  93. I am truly sorry for you--my heart aches for you, I know that pain--hugs!

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  94. SOSOSOSOOSOSOSO SORRY for your Loss Sweet Jingle!!! I'm sending LOTS of HUGS your Way!! =)

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  95. Soooooooo sorry to hear of your loss, Jingle. I was 'mom' to two fur-babies years ago, so I totally empathize. Rainbow Bridge...that's where she is...
    Hugs~c

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  96. So sorry for your loss. I know exactly how you feel. Cancer took our baby girl early in her life and broke our hearts in two. I still miss her but it does get easier to go on each day. May you feel better today than you did that Thursday. Hugs.

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