Tuesday, September 30, 2008

All Things That Break Your Heart

I lost a dear friend yesterday. The silence in the house is deafening. I look around and see her toys, I cry. I wash out her food bowl and the tears flow. I sit down on "her" loveseat just hoping she'd come over and give me that look that says, "Ah, 'cuse me, you have a couch right over there. This is mine, now move it." We use to play that game.

To say that Trixie was a good companion would be so grossly understated. As I told some of my friends this morning, she taught me well. I'm an observer of life and Trixie, God love her, knew how to live one.

Every single day was a good day. Every trip in the car was pure delight. Every little treat was the best treat she had every had in her entire 13 years, and every hug or pat was reciprocated with sloppy tongue baths. You could almost hear her saying in her Gomer Pyle voice, thank ya, thank ya, thank ya!

Trixie would have loved all the attention she received yesterday evening. All the tears that were shed, and the phone calls, emails on her behalf.

I'll use my best Trixie impersonation and tell you all what Trixie would have said, had she been able to say it...

Life is a gift, how you choose to spend each day is up to you. How will you use your gift? I spent mine loving...

Good-bye, my dear, sweet friend---see you on the other side.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Georgia I hope you know how much I realize the impact this loss has had and will continue to have in your life...Trixie was such a special member of your family and I know how much love you two shared. My heart aches for you my dear friend and this little message from Trixie will resonate in my heart and life always. She was wise beyond her years in her outlook in life - one I know that you personally share!

Much love always,

10:57 AM  
Blogger PC McCullough said...

Georgia I am so sorry for your loss. Our pets are our most loyal companions. I know that Trixie will live forever in your heart.


12:03 PM  
Blogger Connie Pombo said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of Trixie! Our pets become our family and sometimes "closer" than family!


6:57 PM  
Blogger AdornmentsbyMilani.com said...

JJ, my heart goes out to you and the fam. I'm sure she knew how much y'all loved her.

4:50 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

How do you shed tears over a dog you've never met like I did when I heard your very sad news. I send you love...

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although we just 'met' last week I feel like I know you better than most people I've known for years. I share your feelings for the loss of Trixie and know that she had a wonderful life with you as her companion.


8:42 AM  

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