Monday, 9 March 2009

Poppy


9 January 1995 - 5 March 2009

The perfect dog for our family.

Brave, intelligent, devoted.

So many happy memories.

Much loved by us all.

Our home seems unbearably quiet without her.

46 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh no!
Oh Alice...you must be so sad.
Love to you all. Poor Master P all that way away.
She was just a bit older than Willow. You gave her a good life.

Columbia Lily said...

I'm so sorry. It's never easy when a member of the family dies, especially one that loves unconditionally.

RW said...

Sadness.

Rebecca said...

What sad news. I'm so sorry.

Lynn said...

Oh, Alice, I'm stunned! And so sorry. Take good care of yourselves...

Ali said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Alice. Hugs.

Blue Mountains Mary said...

Oh no!

Was that expected?

I am so sorry - I know how much she was loved by your family.

kristina said...

Oh, Alice, I'm so sorry. Will be thinking of you. Love, K

Rosie said...

Oh I am so sorry!
Rosie

Viv said...

Thinking of you all.

pebbledash said...

Oh Alice, I'm so sorry. Sending hugs.
xxx

Ginny said...

oh alice, i am so very sorry..
lots of love to you all.
ginny x

trashalou said...

I am so sorry Alice. Grieve fully.

driftwood said...

so sad xx thinking of you xx

JuliaB said...

oh no! The hole that a missing soul leaves is quite unbearable, my heartfelt condoloncies to all of you. xx

Thomas said...

I do share your sadness as I always found Poppy a warm companion when she visited. However, this shaggy dog story may bring a wry smile. The RSPCA is seeking volutneers to tame abandoned dogs by reading to them. Ella Herring. who works at a Nottingham Shelter, said: "Some people might feel uncomfortable reading big novels to dogs, so they might prefer a story book." Perhaps Poppy is being read to in her doggy heaven.

carolyn said...

I so understand your loss and my heart goes out to you all.

M said...

Oh condolences from the EasternMax family. She was with you for a good long life. I hope it wasn't unexpected.

Doolallysally said...

I have just read the "paws for thought" entries over the years and seen what a lovely fun 4 legged friend Poppy was and my heart filled with sadness at her departure. My love to you all.
Sal x
ps: I especially loved the photo of her with paws resting on the bath and the children's laughter ~ so glad you captured that moment! x

Dragonfly said...

Alice, I am so sorry to read that sad news.
T x

Suse said...

Oh Alice I'm so very sorry.

Condolences to all the magpies.

x

Darlene said...

Your hearts will be so broken, I'm so sorry.

Poshyarns said...

Heartache, I am thinking of you.

The domestic novice said...

I'm so sorry. Thinking of you. C x

dottycookie said...

Oh, Alice, I am so sorry. Hugs to you all.

Eleanor said...

What a wonderful life Poppy had!!!

caraandco said...

Oh, this must be a very painful time for you all. The passing of a beloved animal is never ever easy.

You are in my thoughts.

readersguide said...

Dear Alice, I am so sorry -- RG

Lesley said...

Dear Alice,
I have only recently "met" you, but know this loss all too well and my heart goes out to you and your family.

The house does get over that odd feeling of quiet eventually, if that is any comfort at all.

Lyn said...

Oh it is so so sad when a pet dies. They are so part of your family. I treat my cats like my babies and my heart aches for my Bob who died last summer. Thinking about you all.
Love
Lyn
xxxx

blackbird said...

God bless dear Poppy.

The Coffee Lady said...

so very sorry Alice.

eurolush said...

Oh, Alice. My heart is hurting for you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Poppy was so sweet and beloved. She will be missed.

quinn said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, dear Magpies. Such a pure loss.

weren't you all lucky to have her, though.

And wasn't she lucky to have all of you.

Limecat said...

Oh Alice, I'm so sorry.

x

Lina said...

Sad news Alice. So sorry.

Discerning Admirer said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure Poppy is romping around doggy heaven, where there are lots of chewy bones delivered by postmen with tasty legs, so there is no need to be too sad.

Alexis said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss!

Ginnie said...

Oh, Alice, I'm so so sorry. I have not been hanging about the blog scene much over the last few months, so I don't know if Poppy had been failing or not. I think about how we feel about our Quincy Boy and my heart goes out to you all over the loss of your dear Poppy. She couldn't have had a better, more loving and nurturing family than the Magpies. xxoo Ginnie

MrM said...

I think that this should be added to the record

http://magpiefiles.blogspot.com/2009/01/desperate-measures.html

I think we all had a lot of fun with Poppy and sometimes it is best just to have the memories, refreshed from time to time by MrsM's writings and photos

Spruce Hill said...

Oh Alice I am so sorry! I am sending you hugs from over the ocean! :(

monica said...

oh no, no, no...

That's terrible.

Don't know what else to say.

big hug.

Mrs C said...

From one Mrs C to another. So, so sorry to read your news. My thoughts are with you all.

MrM said...

of course some of the best memories do not have photos to back them up. Examples that spring to mind are when Poppy took a very large mouth of four or five slices of fresh bread held by a elderly lady who was planning to feed the ducks (forensics would have had no problem matching her gnashers to the scene of the crime); the time when Poppy tried to jump across a puddle, missed and realised that it was a ditch and went right up to her head in water. She did not look amused when we all fell about laughing at her. She probably thought what awful people we were.

Although she got a little shortsighted she could still spot a Malteser from 50 paces and once knocked over a small child who was pootling along with a small bag of them in her desire to sate her chocaholic needs.

Gina said...

Sorry to hear the sad news about Poppy. They become such a part of the family I know just how much I'll miss Barley when he goes.

tinta said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, and that you were carrying the sad news with you when we met last weekend.

You clearly have wonderful memories of Poppy, along with photos, blogspots and stories. I hope these will give you comfort. My thoughts are with you all.