On December 26, 2019 the Little Black Dog passed over the rainbow bridge.
For the last year or so, Miekie and I have been spending a lot more time together than usual. I blogged less, and maybe crafted less too. We spent a lot of time outdoors and went out at every opportunity we got. Miekie loved being outside, and we visited many dog parks and met many new friends.
Old age was catching up to Miekie, and she was a doggy with her fair share of issues, including seizures, that was hard on such a small body. Specially her heart. She had medication and it helped a lot, and made life easier.
We spent a very happy holiday together, with lots of treats and walks and cuddles and Christmas goodies.
I miss her dearly, and the house is very quiet without her.
I may be around the blog here on the odd occasion, but I am sure I will return again too.
Take care and may 2020 be a good year for us all.
I push the ‘like’ button, not because I like this post, just to record I came by. Your title forewarned me and I am so very sorry to read your news Joey. Our hearts break when we lose our little babies, no matter how old or how unwell they were. It seems you had some special times with your little Miekie before she wandered off over that rainbow bridge though and that will eventually bring some comfort and solace. Our little friends leave holes in our hearts though don’t they – it is good that we get to love them and know they loved us in return. I’m so sorry little Miekie has gone, I send you a big, warm hug and look forward to catching up again whenever you feel like returning to your blog once more. xoxo
🙂 thank you so much,, for all the kind words and encouragements. xx I miss her a lot still, but I am getting about and starting to craft a bit more again too. I am happy to have wonderful memories of the two of us, and all that we got up to. 🙂
All the best for the new year, and chat more soon. xx
I was thinking of you yesterday and wondering how you were doing Joey. Meike passed the same day as my ex-husband and I was reflecting with my girls that it seems to take about six weeks before you can begin to really pick up life again – without feeling like you are just going through the motions. I think those of us who love and are loved by a dog know that same level of grief. I am glad to hear you are returning to your crafting – that is always comforting. You could make a beautiful memory book of your and Mieke, filled with photos and stories and maybe even bits from your blog…….. Go well, take care xoxo
It is nice to reflect with friends and family on times, specially the fond good ones. 🙂
True, there is just something about having pets, and dogs are just such special creatures.
Crafting is coming along nicely. I have been putting some planning into place and getting patterns and ideas and yarns, and making small things. I do enjoy keeping my hands busy. We have a lovely craft expo coming up next month too, which I am looking forward to.
And I do not know how you could possibly have known, but you obviously know me well enough, 🙂 as I have started a memory book / album with pictures of Miekie. I have not taken photos, which was silly, I should take some soon, as I keep working on it and adding as I go along and find pretty goodies, hearts, ribbon, flowers, etc. for the book. It is a small album type, and the inside page/s is a long concertina, that folds out and open, and one can do the back and front. 🙂 So far I have started the one side, in colour, I think I will do the other side in grey, black, white theme.
Take care there too. Not sure how your weather is currently, but I have noticed that the last few mornings it has been just a degree or so cooler in the mornings, as I still seem to wake and get up early. 🙂 I still enjoy the morning tea and bird watching at home.
Enjoy the rest of the week, and happy walking with Siddy.
Best wishes and hugs.
I am so sorry to see this and do know how hard it is to let them go. Miekie had a wonderful life with you and will leave a big hole in your heart. Take care of yourself and take comfort in your shared adventures and good times past. X
Thank you so very much. xx We had good times, and I have wonderful memories. I still her, but am slowly getting busy and crafting again. 🙂
Perhaps consider a special piece in her memory. I’ve just purchased very special yarn to make a memory wrap to commemorate the lives of my two Burmese who I miss terribly. That way each time I wear it they will be in my thoughts. Non animal folk don’t get how much of a gap they leave do they? Sending much love. X
Thank you for the wonderful idea. I love the idea of having something pretty to wear.
True, if you are not an animal person, fur baby parent, you see things differently, than the rest of us.
I miss her, but have precious memories, and lots of photos.
I have actually in the meantime started a small memory photo album, that has one long concertina like folded page in a cover, that one can decorate and add to, on both sides of the inside pages, with a big spine to accommodate bigger decorations, flowers, hearts, etc.
I just remembered that I have not taken photos of it, and I should do so, as it is already coming along nicely. I keep adding bits of pretty decorations as I go along and come across goodies. 🙂
It is very nice to work on it, and I enjoy the time I get to decorate it a bit more each time.
Thank you once again for the kind wishes, and hugs. Sending you some too. xx
I love the sound of the album, I keep thinking I need to un- digitalise some photographs so they are in something nice to view. A great idea. X
Thank you. I try to keep up with technology too, 🙂 but sometimes “old school” still wins. I do love photos, so have loads.
Have a great weekend and enjoy whatever you are getting up to.
My dearest Joey, my heart still hurts so much for you, Miekie was just the sweetest little black dog. Sending lots of hugs 💕
Thank you very much Emma. I still miss her a lot, but am slowly getting back to crafting and getting busy, so it is better at times too. xx
Robin @ Imperial Crochet said:
So, so sorry. My condolences.
Thank you so very much. xx
I’m so sorry. I never met her in person but she touched my heart when you spoke of her. Hugs.
Thank you so very much. xx
Dartmoor Yarns said:
Oh my love, I’m so sad and sorry to read this. She was such a poppet. Our fur babies mean so much to us, I know you must be heart broken. So glad you had plenty of time together in her final year. Much love to you and a BIG HUG xxx
Thank you for everything. xx I miss her still, so much, but I am slowly getting busy again, which helps, I just keep going. 🙂
Dartmoor Yarns said:
It’s so hard. Don’t think you ever stop missing them. Unfortunately all we can do is put one foot in front of the other and treasure the memories we have xx
Oh I am so sorry, she always made me smile when I would see her picture. Take care of yourself. And think how lucky it was that the two of you had each other and that she will always know how much you loved her.
Everyone at our house (furry and otherwise) will say a special prayer for you and for her.
Thank you so much. 🙂 Your care and thoughts are much appreciated. xx
Oh, Joey, I am so sorry for your loss. I always love seeing Meikie’s sweet little face as she reminded me of my dog I had growing up. It sounds like you were the best of friends and I know your heart is broken. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope that you can find some comfort in all the happy memories. (((BIG HUGS)))
Thank you so very much. xx I still miss her dearly, its very quiet without her at home. 🙂 but I am managing, so its all good.
My heart hurts for you, Joey. You never get over that loss because they are family. Take your time to fully grieve and come back when you are able. Hugs. Marlene
Thankyou so much. xx
Oh, so sorry to read this. I am sure your heart feels hollow, sending you love and hugs.
Thankyou so much. xx
I’m so sorry to read about Miekie. She looks happy in the photos.
Thank you very much for dropping in and leaving a note. It is much appreciated. I believe she was happy, we did so much together. 🙂