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08 September 2008


My Grands Paw has lefts. A loving man. A brave man. He was a stoic mans to the end.

"I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!"

"Gone where?"

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear the load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!" There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here she comes!"

And that is dying.

--Henry Van Dyke**

I'll miss him.


** This is from "Gone From My Sight, The Dying Experience" by Barbara Karnes.


Sophie Brador said...

Freda, I'm sending you loads of snuggles to help you through this difficult time. I know you'll miss your Grandpa and I'm sure he will miss you too.


Furkids in Hong Kong said...

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandpa. We hope he is enjoying his new life in heaven. Please help to make your dad, grandma and relatives feel better.

May the good memories last forever.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so sorry to hear about your grandpa, Freda! They are so special! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Charlie said...

I know you've all been fighting that good fight for awhile now, and losing a parent is an awfully hard thing to do. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Charlie & Anne

roughseasinthemed said...

Sorrys Freda.

Katherine and Pippa

PS Mistress can't see those silly word verifications for waters in her 1,2 1,2 two eyes.

Pippa said...

Stupid mistress can't even use the right log in.


Simba said...

So sorry to hear that, you must be feeling very sad. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Simba x

FleasGang said...

We're all very sorry to hear about your Grand-paws. We'll be thinking about you in the days to come and sending peaceful dreams and happy memories.

The Fleas

Turbo the Sibe said...

We are sad to read about your Grand Paws. He is not gone. He just moved out of the house (his body) he was living in.

LittleSal and Jasper bigdog said...

We are very sorry to read that you've lost your Grandpa, Look after your Grandma and peeps too, and give them lots of snuggles.
Mum says what a lovely verse that is that you've posted.
Does your Grandpa have anyone waiting at the Bridge for him?

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

Freda friend...
So sorry to hear that, you must be feeling very sad.
Our hearts go out to you and your family.
Send you all our love...

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Oh my. We are so very sorry. I lost my Dad 10 yrs ago and still miss him everyday. I just had to cry at the beauty and truth of Mr. Van Dyke's words. Truly, I am very sorry.
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie(the human)

T-man's mom said...

Freda, I love that story, it's so true!! I'm so sorry about you losing your Grands Paw. I lost my father a couple of years ago, and it's very difficult experience. Remembering the good memories helps a lot.

Big hugs to you and your family.

T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel

BWTH Dog House said...

Sending all my love to you & your family.

Slurpy licks,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Freda,
Sorry to hear about your Grandpa's passing. It must be such a sad time for you and your family. Sending you hugs and kisses from across the miles..

Huskee n Hershey

Lacy said...

sad woof's Freda, me iz sooo sorry to hear bout ur grands paw passing...he and u all will b in our thoughts and prayers..u b there fur ur grands ma and ur family and take care of them...

a sad,
angel lacylulu
and their mama...

Girl Girl Hamster said...

So sorry to hear about your grand paw. Please take care.

~ Girl girl

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Freda,

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grampa. We will think about you and your family through these sad times. Take care.


Lorenza said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza and mom

Ivy said...

dear freda and family, we were all sorry to hear about your grandpa. stick close to your peepol and give them lots of extra snuggles and love.

Tatum Tot said...

I'm so sorry that your Grand Paw is gone. :( Big hugs and head snuffles for you.

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Holly said...

OH Freda, I am so sorry for you, and your family! My thoughts and prays will be with you. Revel in the wonderful memories, and since you have them, he will never be truly gone.

Lots of big Malagal hugs coming your way.