Tuesday, August 6, 2013

There's a hole in the world

Hi friends,

It's a heart-breaking day in Blogville today.

For those of you who aren't following Two Collies and a Mutt on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Marquie hasn't yet posted to the blog but her beloved Lassie has crossed over the Bridge.

It just seems so unreal and unfair. One year after Ella's sudden passing, that Marquie should lose Lassie as well... I can't imagine how lost and rudderless she feels.

Dear Marquie,

My heart aches for your loss and I wish for all the world that I could make it better again. I have no words that can heal this hurt. I can only offer my prayers and thoughts and ear and long-distance, virtual hugs.

A friend of mine shared this with me on the passing of my father:

"When you're in the grocery store...
and it seems like your feet are made of lead.

And everyone around you is moving and working
and shopping and you feel like YELLING:

"Don't you know the WORLD has stopped!!".

Remember that, for a while, it did, for
everyone who posted here, that has lived
through the death of a father, and how we
hurt for YOU right now.

Time is the only healer. You will always miss
him, but there WILL come a day when you can
walk by his picture and laugh for the remembrance
and your luck at having had him for a parent."

I offer the same words to you on the passing of your beautiful boy.

Know that today, the world stopped with you. That all of us who have lost our "heart" dogs, all who have lost a love: We know. We understand.

And know that there WILL come a day when your pain will turn to sweet memories, perhaps still always tainted with a gentle sorrow, but grateful for having such a beautiful soul share your life.

Run free, sweet Lassie. Know that you were well and truly loved. You will be ever missed.

Words of comfort and condolence are gathering on her Facebook announcement if you wish to add your voice.


  1. Two French BulldogsAugust 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Oh no, how heartbreaking
    Benny & Lily

  2. Oh no! I haven't heard from her lately, but just thought she was busy enjoying summer fun! I'm so sad to hear this news!

  3. Such sad news! Soft purrs going out to Marquie now.

  4. I don't actually follow this blog (too many blogs, too little time) but my heart goes out to Marquie. It is always a tragedy to lose a beloved pet. So very sorry for the loss of her Lassie.

  5. How very sad.....

  6. We don't know them but it is still so very sad and we feel their pain. What you have written above is so true. When you suffer a loss you feel so sad and alone and it is as if the entire world just goes on and no one notices what happened to you. Very, very sad.

  7. Its so sad!!! I was heartbroken myself finding out about it the other day and keep thinking about Marquie and her family. What you shared is beautiful.

  8. I've shared this before and I'll share it over and over because I believe it wholeheartedly: Grief is the price we pay for loving well.

    So sorry, so heartbreaking.

  9. We were so heartbroken to hear the news yesterday. We sent our love.



  10. What very sad news. :-(

    That poem your friend shared with you was just lovely. Thoughtful of you to pass it along to someone else who's hurting.

  11. Jan K, Wag N Woof PetsAugust 7, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    I didn't follow this blog, but saw it on Facebook, and was heartbroken for her. Very nice post, I hope it will offer her some comfort.

  12. So sorry ... to many wonderful dogs crossing lately :-(

  13. How sad. There have been several dogs in blogville that have passed in the last few months :(

  14. That is such a beautiful poem, because it's exactly how I've felt when I lost of puppy. Whenever I hear of someone losing a dog, it breaks my heart. I think the only solace is that there are other people who "get it" and they give us the space we need to move through the stages.

    What a beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Such a loving tribute to her.... My heart goes out to her family and friends.

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,