Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Circle of Life

I posted this picture on my Facebook page, but thought I would share it here too.  The puppy, named Pork-chop (for now) is one of 11 puppies that were born in the early morning hours of Sunday.  Their Mom, Roxie, came into the rescue about two weeks ago.  All are doing well. 

Yesterday a couple of my friends sent their precious Goldens to the Rainbow Bridge.  And to me there's something comforting about seeing the face of a life that is so brand new--It reminds me of the beauty and circle of life.

God speed Lady and Cleo...

53 comments:

  1. The circle of life is what keeps us going. I don't know what I would have done last year when I had to assist Java in his trip to the Bridge had I not had a house full of healthy, squirming puppies.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your friends.

    Lynn

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  2. GReat post!

    Thanks for sharing and for reminding us of THAT circle!

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  3. That is so incredibly beautiful. Sometimes in the darkness of our grief, we forget about the fragile circle....a light that breaches the sadness of the moment.

    Thanks Kim

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  4. So sweet...a big wiggling litter.

    Love to visit your group and feast on the faces of your Goldens. I said "Good bye" to mine last Aug.
    Miss her!

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  5. Ooooooh! Can you here me squealing? What a precious little thing.Can't beleive that Bella was once that size.She's four today!
    Where have the years gone?
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Lady and Cleo,so sad when our loved ones are parted from us.

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  6. My heart goes out to them... It's not easy.

    And this - How precious!

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  7. Beautiful and poignant!
    Sending lotsaluv
    MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

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  8. I think it's a way for us to try and make sense of it all. One window closes and another opens...

    How cute is that little puppy? Thanks for sharing, Kim. :)

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  9. Good Morning Kim
    What a perfect way to start my day--looking at that precious little golden face.
    I took my Mabel girl to the doggie salon yesterday for the first time. She was so excited to go for a ride until she found out where we were going. She shook like a leaf and was not thrilled at all about the how they dried her hair--that hair dryer sure was loud!!! But boy she looks so beautiful now.
    Hope your day is a happy one
    xoxo
    Mimi

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  10. It was a sad day yesterday. The pup is cute - I wish the best futures for them.

    Sam

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  11. Kim, this post is a beauty to behold to me as for I had to send one of my dogs over the bridge yesterday. Though extremely saddened by my loss, the beauty of new life lifts my spirit!

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  12. WHat a sweet photo :o) You're perfectly right, new life does help comfort us in times of loss. I'm sure that Lady and Cleo are pouncing around happily at the Rainbow Bridge, waiting for the day when they will be reunited with their humans.

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  13. Precious photo that brings smiles to sad faces after a loss.

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  14. Pork chop is so cute,aren't they sweet at that stage? Thanks for sharing .Blessings jane

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  15. there is nothing more precious than a baby... esp.. puppies

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  16. So precious!
    I don't think that anything can soften the pain at the time of parting but new life definitely gives one hope of feeling joy again ~ some day...

    For me, the important thing about that new life is that it symbolizes that something/someone else will need all that love I have to give.

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  17. The ONLY thing that makes grieving the loss of a pet any easier for me is having more pets to tend to, to love on, to entertain me, to laugh at. I'm sorry for your friends' losses. But I'm grateful that the lucky Roxie made it to the shelter before giving birth to those tiny little beauties.

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  18. Oh Kim thanks so much for posting that photo! There is nothing so precious or heartwarming than the face of a new puppy! My hands are just aching wanting to cuddle that sweet one...
    Tina xo

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  19. Ah yes, very sweet post.
    Blessings.

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

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  20. I'm not great with words of comfort, it always makes me sad to hear that someone's beloved pet has taken the trip to Rainbow Bridge, but there is always the joy that they no longer suffer the ills of this world and we will see them again.

    Adorable little puppy, does look a bit "porky". :-)

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  21. What a wonderful reminder. And what a nice way to start a day, looking at that sweet little face.

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  22. HI Kim, Thank you for sharing this little one with us-what a love! It is so very hard to send those we love on before us and I will remember Lady and Cleo's humans in prayer.
    Hugs today.
    Noreen

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  23. Awww, May God be with Lady and Cleo's owners as I'm certain they are heartbroken...and oh, the sweet little new puppies; indeed the circle of life!
    Thanks so much for sharing~

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  24. What a sweet post. As one door closes another opens.

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  25. Thank you so much for publishing such an optimistic post in light of such sadness yesterday... Such a sweeeeeeeeet little face - so tiny and endearing!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

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  26. Gotta agree with Lynn on this one..that circle of life is what keeps us going. How precious are the little ones.
    Berte

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  27. it's the same in the human world as well..........such a cute little face,

    Gill

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  28. It is so hard to lose a precious companion as your friends did. My heart goes out to them. And your right, with the sadness of your post also came the joy of new life. What an adorable little pup!

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  29. I hope all those precious babies have good homes soon.

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  30. It does keep us going. God speed, Cleo and Lady.
    - a

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  31. A beautiful post. A new child born to carry on, as that old song said.--Inger

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  32. So hard to lose a beloved pet. We lost our Sam in September and I still have sad moments. The new puppies are cute and that is indeed the circle of life!!

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  33. Thank you for the beautiful, thoughtful post...
    xoxo

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  34. So sad, so touching, and finally, such a sweet face, so filled with promise.

    I'll never forget - the day that my mom died quite young from cancer, I went to pick up her belongings from the hospital. And, I ran into my best friend's older brother - his wife had just given birth to their first baby. The circle of life couldn't have been more obvious to me than at that moment.

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  35. What a lovely picture and yes I so agree with you. One of my editors has a gorgeous 9 month old little girl and that makes me appreciate the circle of life.

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  36. Life is fatal...but we carry on

    Woofs
    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

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  37. How lovely is this! So vulnerable.

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  38. Kim...
    Sometimes seeing a new life can help us remember what we've forgotten about youth. It always melts our hearts.
    Thanks for sharing and reminding us of the Circle and Life WILL go on...

    My Best
    Marilyn

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  39. Omigosh, that's the cutest thing ever!!! Gracie would be licking him (or her) 'til it had no fur!

    The Road Dogs

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  40. We're so sad for your friends. To lose two dogs on the same day is heartbreaking. But we're also happy that the new babies' mama was rescued in time to deliver her babies safely. We're sure Pork Chop and his siblings will gladden many hearts as they find their forever homes - and one for the mama dog, too.

    Jed & Abby

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  41. Hi Kim and Pups,
    I will try again to see if I can get a comment to you. I have been here before trying.
    WE so love our strawberries but so do so many of the critters including the coons. So we don't get to eat all we grow!! We have three pecan trees and we only get about a pint of them a year.
    We love puppies!!!
    xx, Bambi & Fern

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  42. got your message, everything back to normal with my blog and email.

    Gill

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  43. Woof! Woof! Very sweet n so touching reminder. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    FYI: Kim... just in case the Golden Pines Gang wants some treats ... we are participating on an auction for Marg Pets. Auction ends tonight. Check it out ... got 3lbs of treats +$5. http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/2011/03/furry-friends-in-need.html

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  44. looks like a mole!!!!!lol sweet

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  45. You have a very nice blog! Thanks so much for doing rescue. I just lost a boxer in Jan that we had adopted from rescue almost 8 years ago, he was 5 at the time, he was a wonderful dog even with his bad start in life.

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  46. Hi Kim!!!!!

    I haven't had a chance to properly comment and tell you that I've been sneaking over to catch up with your brood. First of all, I'm so glad you put your pretty, pretty picture on the blog. I love it! It's great to literally have a face to go with the name & the stories.

    Second, I wanted to tell you that I totally feel your pain regarding your sister. I am the oldest of 4 sisters and my relationship with my 3rd sister is so very, very sad. It's been bitter and estranged, and I cannot find it in me to try and repair it anymore. However, I find myself dragged into the drama every now and then anyway. Usually around the holidays. It leaves me so sad and TIRED at the end of it all. Sheesh.

    Your doggies warm my heart, I love that you take the time to share their pictures with us. You're an angel. :-) Godspeed to your friends' doggies. It is never, ever easy to lose a beloved pet.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  47. p.s. Pork Chop's photo makes me want a puppy soooooooooooooooo badly!!! Ha ha ha! One day, maybe, we'll get a puppy. For now, there are so many Olden Goldens who need a forever home!!!!

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  48. Look at that week pink nose ~ adorable!

    Have a terrific weekend Kim!
    xo Catherine

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  49. Hi Kim
    sometimes it is hard to see the sunshine when our hearts are so sad from saying goodbye to a friend.
    seeing the precious face of new life can certainly help us to see that sun again,,,and welcome the new little one to our circle.
    love
    tweedles

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