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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Being With Jingles


 
On March 21st I posted a picture of Jingles, Bubba and Frosty resting together, all in a row. 
Sadly, our furbaby Jingles passed away last weekend unexpectedly. One day I thought she was not feeling well.The next day while on my way to store to get her some chicken soup, my husband wrote me that she had crossed the rainbow bridge. We buried her under a grove of Palo Verde trees on our acre.  I know the "giant breeds'" life span is short, and she was a senior showing her age but it was a shock, especially since we recently said goodbye to our other furbaby Caleb.  
I wasn't sure if Frosty and Bubba were aware of her absence until yesterday morning.  We had let them outside to do their morning duty.  When it was time for them to come in, I called them but they didn't come. Of course I panicked thinking that they were off on a walk-about as they have done in the past. Then I heard my husband calling to me saying he had found them.  I went see where they were and saw this. They were lying on either side of Jingles grave. We called them but they wouldn't come until we went and got them.  We had put some branches over  the spot to keep the other dogs from digging in that area. The branches mark where she rests and the rose bush was given to me by a friend as a marker.   Although this picture is not what you would call a perfect photo, it is priceless to me.
Jingles, Bubba, and Frosty are still resting in a row.

17 comments:

bettyl said...

That's the perfect picture of friendship. So sorry for your loss.

George the Lad said...

So sorry Jingles has gone to the bridge, dogs sense whats going on, the photo is one to treasure.
Sending you love and hugs from across the pond
Jan and George xxx

Manzanita said...

Cherie,
I cried and cried when I read this. OMG dogs are such loving companions. This is so sad for you but you have given those dogs such a good life. How can anyone mistreat an animal like those pictures on TV.
Such a loving photo.
Manzanita

The Thundering Herd said...

So sorry about Jingles. What a perfect picture of dog's capacity for love.

Elizabeth said...

Aww, that photo is a treasure, and so are your dogs. So sorry about your loss.

Desiree said...

Oh, Cherie! This is such sad news :( I know exactly what you are going through as our almost 13 year old Shep, Tessa, had to be euthenased in May last year. We felt absolutely heartbroken, as she was irreplaceable in so very many ways, but we used the opportunity to get Toby and it helped our other two, Bonny and Heathcliff adjust to her absence and we were forced to focus all our love on a new pup.

This is such a poignant post and what a beautiful photograph of Bubba and Frosty! Just give them heaps and heaps of love and cuddles!

With love and hugs,

Des xoxoxo

Wyatt said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about Jingles.
It looks like he will be missed by the entire family. Sending hugs.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Mariodacat said...

Oh no. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thankfully you took the picture when you did because now you can always remember the two of them together.

magda said...

My friend Cherie,
Sorry to cry, but it's so touching!!
I am very sorry you lost your dog ....
Dogs are better than humans!
It's sad and sit in the grave ....
Please, kissed the dogs for me ...
Warm regards

Angela Häring-Christen said...

So sorry about Jingles. Dogs are good friends.
love regards
Angela

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

That is an increadably heartwarming photo. It shows that their love and divotion to eachother will last forever...

R.I.P.

Emma Rose said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your dogs are beautiful and that picture is priceless.

Kisses,
Emma Rose

ForPetsSake said...

Cherie - I'm so sorry to know that Jingles has crossed the Bridge. Clearly she was a special part of your pack and will be missed dearly by all.

That is a truly amazing pic - somehow, even when you called them, they knew where they needed to be. They love so passionately in that quiet, perfect way.

Many hugs to you. Those roses are a lovely tribute to Jingles.

Roo said...

So sorry to hear about Jingles. Hugs to all of you. Dogs are amazing creatures for sure. Priceless photo of them giving Jingles a proper send off over the Rainbow Bridge. Warm thoughts to all of you during this difficult time.

Roo

ira said...

Dear Cherie lose a friend is a big pain.
Once I had a little dog "ratlerka" but the pain was great.
I cordially greet. See you soon. Irena

Cyndie said...

oh my goodness....that story and pic brought tears to my eyes. I lost my beloved Gucci, my 15 yr old chihuahua last June and I'm not over it yet. These guys sure do get into our hearts, don't they? I wish you peace....

Elena said...

Lo siento mucho y comprendo el dolor que se siente al perder alguno de nuestros fieles compañeros.
Son parte de la familia!
Besos amiga mia!