Sunday, June 13, 2010

Our Darling Rusty Poodle.


Rusty 1993-2010

Many of you know about our little poodle that was our dear pet for years and years. He has been failing more and more lately...Dear Rusty passed away this afternoon at 3:15, at our home. He was born in October 1993, and was a huge part of our lives. He was just as sweet and sprightly as this picture shows, and will be greatly missed. We love you dear dog, and just know you are in doggie heaven, all is better now.




Julie

47 comments:

SheilaC said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet dog.... how wonderful that you were able to share so many years together.

hugs
SheilaC

Terry said...

Awe...I'm so sorry! But you know he'll be waiting for you when it's your turn to go! Sending hugs for you.

Amy said...

Hugs to you! I know it is tough to love a pet.

Amy said...

Julie - I meant tough to lose a pet. So sorry about the typo.

Sue-Anne said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of Rusty. My thoughts are with you.

Deb Silva said...

I am so sorry to read about the loss of your beloved pet. I know all too well your sadness and grief. May the many years of memories help you in the days and months ahead.

Cathy Burk said...

Julie, I have been a "lurker" on your blog for a while and I always enjoy hearing about your quilts and your nursing notes (I'm a former hospital speech pathologist). But today I'm writing to say how sorry I am to hear about your beloved Rusty. We lost our wonderful Boston Terrier not so long ago and it was truly like losing a member of the family. I know people disagree about this, but, for us, it did help to get a puppy fairly soon. Not that she was a replacement, but it did not take her long to find her own special place in our aching hearts. My thoughts are with you. Cathy

Jackie said...

Oh Julie, I am so sorry to hear about Rusty. But you know that he was happy that you were his family. Sending big hugs your way!

Tudy said...

Sorry for your loss and it will take awhile to feel better. We had Snuggles a mixed breed for 13 years and I understand you loss. I still miss her at times and she has been gone for a long time now.

Debi said...

My heart goes out to you Julie on losing your beloved dog. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen said...

Such sad news.

A Garden of Threads said...

I am sorry at your loss, there will be a hole in your life for awhile, but you can visit anytime with wonderful memories. Take extra care of yourself. Jen

AnnieO said...

Oh, so sad to hear of your losing your beloved pet. Seems she had a long and happy life with you though.

Amelia said...

I could shed tears with you...I know how much pets can be loved...and I truly believe God has somehow a place for them in heaven...I know they don't have a soul like we humans...but they will be there.

Just love the other pets even more now.

Pat said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Rusty. I'm hoping your happy memories of Rusty will be a comfort to you at this difficult time.

Becky said...

Oh, Julie! It is so hard to close a friend, especially a four-legged one. My heart goes out to you. My dear friend is named Rusty, too. Take care!

Caryl W said...

We welcome our pets to be part of our families and then we feel extremely sad when they are gone. So sorry for your loss of sweet Rusty.

Quiltluver said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Rusty. Pets have a way of capturing our hearts and when they are gone, we miss them terribly. I'm sure he will be waiting to greet you in heaven, wagging his tail, all better with no health problems...

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, Julie, so sorry to read about this. Having lost my little Libby 3 years ago, I know how you must be feeling right now. But I am glad he got to spend his last moments at home with the people he loved.

I'm with Cathy on this--after 2 weeks I couldn't stand the loneliness of not having Libby around and before a month was gone, we'd brought Tandi, our rescue cocker spaniel, home with us. She is nothing like Libby, but she has made her own place in our hearts and home.

Quilter Kathy said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Rusty. Sending you big hugs.

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Rusty. He sure looks like a faithful pal in that photo. Sending hugs your way.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry about Rusty's passing. It sounds like he had a long full life with you.

Trisha said...

So sorry, Julie! That is so sad to lose a member of the family like that.

Michele Bilyeu said...

A beloved pet is one of the greatest joys of our lifetime. My heart goes out to you and to your family. My own poem on pet loss: The Journey: Over the Rainbow Bridge

Anita in Florida said...

Julie I am so sorry for the loss of your dear little Rusty. I know, all too well, the pain and emptyness you are experiencing right now. Hugs being sent to you!

Angie said...

Oh Julie, I am so very sorry!! Having just gone through that twice in the last two years, I can only send quilted hugs to wrap you in until only time heals some of the emptiness.

Lori said...

Ah, it is always hard when a pet dies. I'm so sorry.

call me crazy said...

Oh so sorry to read this Julie! I know there is a hole in your life now. {{{hugs}}}

Deanna said...

Pets are such a big part of our lives. I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Loris said...

We all hurt so much when having to let such dear loves in our lives go. I'm praying you are comforted in your sorrows and are soon able to be cheered by beautiful memories of him.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I'm so sorry Julie. It's so difficult to lose a loved pet. What a precious boy he was, sending you big hugs.

*karendianne. said...

So sorry for your loss, friend. I know this was difficult.

ria vogelzang said...

This is such a hard time to go threw!
I know what it is to loose a beloved pet. Whish you so much comfort these days!
A very big hug!!!!

Leanne said...

Sending hugs from Oz. I know what I would be like if were one of my girls.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, big bear hugs to you... so sorry to hear about your Darling Rusty....not an easy time and my thoughts for you and DH....take care my friend lyn

Jan said...

So sorry about your loss of Rusty--I know from experience how big a place our pets have in our hearts.
Hugs, Jan

Mary said...

Julie, I'm so sorry to read about Rusty. I just can't image losing a loved one after so long (and I refuse to think about how I will deal with it when it's Chesty's time).

Darcie said...

Aw...sweet Rusty. I'm so sorry for your loss, Julie. I know how much these pets steel our hearts. I'm so glad that you have so many wonderful and cherished memories.

Rest in peace, sweet Rusty boy.

Sharon said...

Hugs! Angels are watching over you and Rusty. Grace and peace be with you....

Janet said...

Everyone who loves pets will be feeling for you, I'm sorry for the loss of your companion and friend.

Stephanie said...

sorry about your loss! I can completely understand how sad this can be for a family. So sorry! Hugs, Stephanie

Libby said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Wish I was close enough to give you some hugs . . . but I am surely sending plenty your way.

Sandra Henderson said...

OOOOOhhhh dear. I'm SO sorry.
We've just lost one of ours a few days ago.... grieving you my friend. HUGS...XO

Darlene said...

Oh Julie, I missed this post - I'm so sorry you've lost your dear 'friend'. Hugs to you and yours!

carolann said...

So very sorry about the loss of your precious Rusty. We just lost our 13 year old yellow lab, and being a big dog lover, I know how special they are and how much their presence makes our lives so much better. Hugs to you.

Texan said...

I am so very sorry you lost your doggy... its so hard to loose our furry friends...

Colleen said...

Oh Julie! I am so sorry about your puppy. I hope time can heal your heart.