Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Letter to Wendy

Dear Wendy, 

Like all the dogs before you, I never want you to go.  The special bond we share has not dimmed as the years have passed.  I remember your youth and your stories like they happened only yesterday.  How I wish I could turn back the years for you.  My heart has been breaking the last few days as I see you struggle to get up and walk. They say that "the eyes are the window to the soul," and your eyes seem to have changed.  I really noticed it yesterday when I came home from work.  I'm not sure what it means, or if it means anything.  But what I do know is that I will continue to keep my part of the bargain and be there for you, just like you have been for me so many times. And when the time comes, which I hope and pray will not be too soon, the last thing I will do for you is to gently let you go.  I know that you'll only be gone from my sight, because I will forever keep the memories of our long life together, warm and safe and tucked away in my heart.  The thought of losing you is already bringing a lot of tears.  And when you are gone I know that out of habit I'll look for you because you are so intertwined within the fabric of our lives.  And I know there will be an empty feeling that can never be filled. But that's what real love is--And the fact that you are a dog does not and will not change any of it.  


We love you Wendy.  I really hope you feel better and that today is a good day for you. 

~Kim~

61 comments:

  1. Wow Kim, what a beautiful letter. You have brought so many tears down my cheeks as I read your letter to Wendy. I lost my mom a month ago and has been so difficult to get through this, this last month.
    I will pray for Wendy to get better and strength for you and her.
    Hugs, Ana

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  2. oh dear me, you are breaking my heart too at the thought of another loss of loving fur for you
    You are such a good mam to them all
    I will give a prayer for Wendy that today not be the day
    and if it is I pray she closes her eyes and crosses over.
    luv to you

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  3. Poor Wendy, we will keep her in our prayers. I knew Tucker needed to go from the look in his eyes, so I know what you are feeling.

    Heidi-Tucker and Daisy's Mom.

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  4. Kim that was so beautiful and loving. It is very clear that the love between the two of you is bigger and stronger than granet mountian. I will hold Wendy in my prayers and cross my paws for both of you.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  5. Oh Kim, how heartbreaking to see Wendy like that, tears and more tears as I read your wonderful touching note.......So so hard to watch our beloved pets age and so hard to let them go run to the Rainbow Bridge........She is loved......You are an Angel to give these beautiful dogs so much of yourself and to let them know they are loved to the bitter end, prayers for Wendy....Blessings Francine.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear that Wendy is not doing well. Your letter is what many of us would say to our pets. Millie will keep her paws crossed and hope that Wendy has more good days ahead.

    Cindy

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  7. Yes, I agree, a beautiful letter, Kim!
    I understand that unique angst that one gets when you connect with these older dogs. Tammy, too, is displaying that wariness in her expression.
    Hugs to you, and Wendy, and all the Goldens.

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  8. Hello Kim, what a beautiful letter. I have no words, just know I am thinking and praying for you and the pack.

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  9. Oh Kim,
    That was lovely, I'm sorry that Wendy is not doing well. It is hard to let go, I know.
    When her time comes I know you will be able to give her that final kindness.
    {{{HUGS}}}

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  10. That's a beautiful letter. (I had to try reading the last part 'twice', couldn't see through the tears)...{{hugs}}

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  11. Kim, I marvel at how you do this wonderful job of rescue. These dogs are so fortunate to have you - and you, them.

    xo
    Lynn

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  12. Sending you big hugs and good thoughts for Wendy. She is a beautiful girl.

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  13. brought up a lot of my marigold...

    bless you and wendy.

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  14. What a beautiful letter to your loving companion all these years. Wendy is such a part of Golden Pines and your life. I don't know what to say as tears are coming to my eyes, so I will just close this with hugs and lots of prayers sent your way.

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  15. You and Wendy have shared so many good years, I hope you enjoy many more wonderful times. Love is so fragile yet so stong.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  16. Sweet Kim
    We can feel the love that you have for Wendy, and know what your heart is feeling.
    This letter is beautiful, and Wendy knows how much you love her.
    We have tears also, because when our friends hurt- we do too.
    We send love to you and Wendy.
    love
    tweedles

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  17. Dear Kim, that is such a sweet letter for your darling Wendy. She knows how much you love her and she knows you will continue to be there for her. I too hope she had a good day today.

    Sending love,

    Jo
    xxx

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  18. Sending our love to Wendy and your family.

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  19. It's bringing tears to our eyes, too. Such a sweet girl, it's always hard. We're sending hugs.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  20. Oh Kim what a beautiful letter. I am crying for you and Wendy. I hope she doesn't suffer and passes in her sleep when the time comes. We never stop missing them and they are always alive in our hearts. Lily. xxx

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  21. what a lovely letter, I hope things get better for Wendy.

    Gill

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  22. You have expressed so many of the emotions that we all feel ... those of us who have dogs as a center of our lives. Through your words, I can know Wendy and feel your love for her. Blessings to you both!

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  23. This breaks my heart. Poor Wendy! I'm so sorry. I hope the poor animal will get better. It broke my heart and I cried for days when Pepper died last December. It sure is sad to lose an animal. My thoughts are with you and this precious dog.

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  24. God bless Wendy, I hope she improves.

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  25. In responce to your comment: I didn't feel that earthquake at all as I was in the car driving home from work. Heard all about it when I got home!

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  26. What a touching letter, the only thing that stopped me tearing up as I read it is that I am at work! I hope Wendy had a good day and that you will be able to have her by your side for a little while still. Have you tried putting some glucosamine in her food.

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  27. Prayers for sweet Wendy!!!! Beautiful letter.

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  28. Kudos to you and your husband for giving so much love and care to all these beautiful pups. I hope that today was a good one for Wendy, and that she will have many more. Such a beautiful letter.

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  29. Wendy is a very lucky soul to have you as her mom....a beautiful letter to a beautiful dog who has only known love...and Kim you are an angel to all the animals you have loved and welcomed into your home.......just love her up, like you always have.....
    xoxo

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  30. Prayers for Wendy and you . A lovely letter . I do hope Wendy gets better .

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  31. I'll be thinking of you and of sweet Wendy in days to come.

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  32. I hope Wendy has many more happy days.

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  33. This makes me so sad. I hate that look that they get. I know all too well what it means. We're thinking about you and Wendy and your whole pack and hope she changes her mind.
    Sue

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  34. If she goes, its because she is ready. If she was just tired and wants more days, she will make them.

    She knows just how you feel about her and isn't that a comforting thing?

    We will makes some prays for her and will wait until you write again.

    Kisses,
    Stella, Mom and Zkhat

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  35. All the two and four-legged creatures at Mucky Boots are sending love and hugs to Wendy and to you, dear Kim.

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  36. Kim, such a heartfelt letter. This has been a very sad year for us and so many of our friends. We know and we are sure Wendy knows that she will be loved and taken care of by the person and family that has loved her for so long.

    Sheila & Bob

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  37. Beautiful Kim. I know what you are feeling right now because our Kitty Kramer is deteriorating and some day we are going to have to make that painful decision to let him go. Hugs my friend.

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  38. Kim, know your fabric will keep you comfortable, it will keep you warm, it will maintain your strengths and hold you up during down times. It will be the fibers of Wendy that holds your smiles and fond memories.

    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  39. Hi Kim, Thank you so much for the information. I will wait a little and see, if not I will buy the space. THank you again for thinking of me. ANA

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  40. Hi Kim, Thank you so much for the information. I will wait a little and see, if not I will buy the space. THank you again for thinking of me. ANA

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  41. Oh Kim, this has brought so many tears to my eyes. I can only imagine the bond you and Wendy share and the aching you must be feeling in your heart right now. I pray that you have more time with her but I know you will do the right thing at the right time for her. Fingers and paws crossed for your sweet girl.

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  42. Such a beautiful letter. I do hope you will have more precious time with Wendy xxx

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  43. Kim, I am sitting here with tears running down my face reading your beautiful letter to Wendy. I too know that look and I pray that you and Wendy will have more time together before it is time to say goodbye. Sending lots of hugs to both of you.

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  44. It's so hard when it's nearing the end of their time...my heart breaks for you.

    But then I am thinking of all the love and comfort that you give those animals, and how fortunate they were to find you of all the homes out there.....

    One lucky dog.

    Jen

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  45. Thinking of you and Wendy.

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  46. Kim, I think Wendy will give you the 'nod' when she feels it is all a bit too much. She has shared her best with you and your family. What a perfect gift to have had.

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  47. Pure Love.

    Fank Yeu fur defining it.

    wif LOVE from little Reufus

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  48. That was just lovely Kim. All of us here in Seattle wish the best for Wendy and send our love.

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  49. I do not know where you get the strength from to say 'au revoir ' so often to these marvellous companions. Wherever the strength comes from long may it flow and long may you have the love to keep on giving.

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  50. Oh Kim - so beautifully said...you are their angel. You know, you have all of us who know how heartbreaking this time is. Tears here too, just at the thought. Wendy has had a wonderful life and bond with you and that's the ultimate gift.

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  51. A letter to Wendy, what a beautiful thing to do! And that is such a beautiful and loving letter, yet so very sad. I had barely started reading it when it brought tears to my eyes.
    I am so sorry that she is having such difficulties, and my deepest sympathies go out to you all for your breaking hearts. May you all be forever blessed for the love that you shared, with many more blessings to come.
    Anna from TwoFarmsOne

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  52. That's beautiful Kim. You can tell by your writing how much you love and care for your pups. I'm so sorry that you are going through this again.

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  53. Wendy has always been one of my favorites.. and when that time comes.. she will be greatly missed.. even by me.. she has been a great part of the family.. I'm glad and grateful she let you into her life and that you were in hers as well

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  54. Spoken right from the heart, I truly wish that her days will many and her pain no longer.
    A beautifully written letter Kim, Wendy is such a sweet girl.
    ~Jo

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  55. Such a beautiful letter. Our Sam is edging those years too, and every moment is so precious. I find myself hoping he feels he had a good life and was well loved.

    Sam

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  56. What a beautiful letter Kim as tears are falling. Hugs and prayers coming Wendy's way. Extra licks from Neeli & Elle too.

    Woofs
    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

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  57. That is a beautiful letter, Kim, and even though Wendy can't read I'm sure she can sense from your voice and from your eyes that you love her and want nothing but the best for her. What a lucky girl she is to have you!
    I apologize for not having the time to get to your blog each day but I remedied that by following you in one more way, via email, so that I can get to your blog every day and comment almost as much!

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