Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cold Nose and Warm Hearts

Another week has passed by making me feel like I'm standing still as it rushes past. I'd first like to thank-you for your sympathy and support on the loss of our boy Toby. Your kind words are of great comfort because I know that you understand.  The loss of Toby has been difficult because he was such a part of the fabric of our every day life. I think that this is why that out of habit I find myself looking for and expecting to see him.  And then I remember that Toby is no longer with us and the sadness I feel at his loss returns.

However, I am finding that at many of those moments the antics of Todd brings me back to the present and provides a much needed lift.
The dogs may have cold noses, but they can certainly warm the heart, can't they?

41 comments:

  1. Todd could warm anyone's heart with that sweet face. Since I have been following your blog, you have lost many of the pups...you have amazing strength to keep giving them the best life possible. Sending you a bowl of comfort from Skoog Farm.

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  2. I don't know a dog with a cold heart... cats now... haha. They are pretty warm-hearted too.

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  3. We DO understand, and we feel your pain with every loss. Your remaining pups appear to be working hard to fill the void. Todd's frosty nose reminds me of our Murphy (Labrador, gone for so long now). He was my snow plow pup ... head down making tunnels as he charged through the snow.

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  4. I am sorry you lost your boy Toby, such a handsome fellow. I recently lost my darling boy Benno, a black labrador but Millie has come to live with us instead. No matter how many dogs I rescue, one after the other, not all together, losing them always breaks my heart.

    Millie is a sweetie, I just hope she’ll be around for a while.

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  5. I didn`t know about your loss,& I`m so used to seeing Toby on your blog,well,my heart breaks with you.You have such a big heart.The one dog you have now whose owners"wanted to do some traveling"so you took in their elderly dog...you deal with alot more than just loving these dogs.God bless you,Kim.phyllis

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  6. That Todd can definitely warm anyones heart. He is a ham. Too cute. So glad that he is helping you find comfort without the presence of your precious Toby.
    Ana

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  7. Todd will bring lots of comfort, and Toby will always be in your warm heart,love his snowy nose.Greetings from Jean, NZ.

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  8. Oh yes, Ryker and the kitties were such a comfort to me with the loss of my mom. Todd is such a hoot, I am glad he is there for you.

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  9. so darn cute. :) todd is a gift.

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  10. So sorry for the loss of dear Toby . Todd you are an amazing boy helping mummy's heart heal !

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  11. If only everyone could have a TODD in their lives, there would be so many more people smiling. Sending warm hugs to you, Carl and the pack. :)

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  12. We're happy Todd...and probably the others can make you feel happy. Todd looks so cute with his snowy nose.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  13. What absolutely adorable photos!!! Yes indeed, they do warm the heart. :)

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  14. We have been sending you our love everyday- because we know how deep your pain is.
    Yes, Toby was a huge part of your life. Losing your furry family members can leave such a hole in your heart.
    We are thankful for Todd that he can warm your heart.
    love
    tweedles

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  15. I'm so so sorry about Toby! Oh how our furry friends leave such a whole in our heart when they leave us. Todd is so sweet to make you smile with his cuteness that helps ease that pain.

    Bug hugs my friend!
    xo Catherine

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  16. God are animals ever the best!!!!!

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  17. The tears are still falling as i've just read the post about Toby, and then i see that adorable photo of Todd and his snowy nose, and i laugh and want to hug him.

    May we all have a Todd in our lives to keep us smiling.

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  18. Those cold noses are definite heart warmers, except at 5:00 in the morning!

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  19. I'm so glad you have Todd to cheer you up. I don't think anyone could look at him and not smile.

    Cindy

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  20. I'm so glad that you have Todd and the other cold noses and warm hearts to help you through this tough time.

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  21. I, too, am glad that you have Todd and your other furkids to help you through this. I lost my big guy a couple of years ago and I honestly don't think I will ever get over him. I can still cry if I see a black lab. Hugs to you!!

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  22. Its so hard when the relief you feel when Toby was painfree and on his way to the Bridge, is complicated with the sadness of not seeing your very good friend again. But such lovely memories.

    And that rowdy little Scotsman to make you laugh!

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo

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  23. Catching up we've only now read your post about Toby. He was as handsome as he was playful. A character. At Golden Pines he was also looked after and loved like a king.

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  24. That's what we do. Our warm heart and cold noses can melt any heart and help ease the pains of life. Are prayers continue for you.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  25. Yes, I think we will always & forever be "looking around the corner" for those oh-so-familiar & dear faces, won't we.

    God bless your memories of Toby!

    --Andrea
    XOXOXO

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  27. Sweet Todd, you can rely on him to lift your spirits! Sending a big hug,

    xxx

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  28. todd is the forever puppy.
    love to you dear heart.

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  29. Ahhhh, Girlfriend, once again I find a tear in my eye, a home is never quite the same with a beloved pet missing.........There is nothing that warms a heart like a dog does, my life is complete with a cold nose touching me......Warm Blessings Francine.

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  30. Your are blessed to have Todd in your life to make you laugh, it helps to get through the tough times. ((hugs))

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  31. I'm having fun with my new puppies, but the sadness is just under the surface. I miss Tsar and Sky and especially Samba more than words can express.

    I do love snow faces though. They always make me smile.

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  32. Kim,
    Your losses have been enormous over the last year, and I can certainly understand why you feel as you do. They leave such holes in our daily lives when they die, that it takes awhile to work through that.

    Youth and exuberance can sure make us smile even when we don't feel like it. You go Todd!
    Tammy

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  33. Kim you know how I feel about the loss of a pet but there's a reason you found such a frozen faced clown...it's to give back all the love you've given!!!...:)JP

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  34. The little chap is there to cheer you up Kim :)

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  35. Sorry to hear about Toby but hope in time that all the happy memories will shine through the saddnes of his passing it hurts like hell to lose a very dear friend take care

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  36. Woof! Woof! More Woofs to TODD. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  37. *hugs* ♥
    Hope you all have a blessed weekend.

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  38. Todd is just so cute. Who couldn't help but smile. :)

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