Monday, May 25, 2009

Great Meadow in the Sky

Today we are headed to the cemetery to put flowers on the graves of my husband's mother and grandmother. While we are there I will of course be remembering my relatives back in California who are laid to rest. My father who was a WWII veteran. My grandparents on both sides, which includes my beloved paternal grandmother with whom I was especially close.

With the passing of our beloved family pet yesterday, I hope it is not too weird that for our family, today rings loud and clear with his memory. Seventeen years is a long life for a dog and he had a great life. We were very fortunate that he spent it with us. I hope his Great Gig in the Sky includes a beach with sand crabs to chase. That was a favorite sport of his and it had been a few years since he had been able to enjoy it.


Edit Note: My sister posted this about Old Man. All my digitized pics he is old, but she has him still at his favorite beach.

31 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

My heart is with you as you grieve. ~Janine

Sandi said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you while you celebrate old Man's life. I know how greatly he will be missed. He was family!

Jack said...

17 years is a long life for a dog. You were fortunate to have him with your family for such a long time!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Pseudo. **hugs**

Sunny said...

Sorry to read about your dog. You're sure lucky to have had 17 marvelous years together.

only a movie said...

Thinking of you today, Pseudo...

Em said...

Oh, so very sorry to hear about your pup. I am positive Heaven holds beautiful beaches and plenty of crabs. I'm banking on it :-)

Thoughts to you my friend - E

darsden said...

big {hugs for all}

Amy said...

Happy Memorial day.

darsden said...

great video too

Michel said...

17 years is a long time to love someone (even a dog) and then lose them. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Jan said...

Ah, poor Old Man. I know how much he meant to you, and I imagine BC's little doggie heart is just broken too.

I love Floyd and that song is very fitting. You are so uber cool, Pseudo.

Fragrant Liar said...

Oh, you lost him. I'm so sorry.

Cristin said...

Sorry about the Old Man Pseudo...

Rikki said...

You and the Old Man were so lucky to have each other!

Linda said...

17 years is a very long time. My heart goes out to you.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Big hugs, sweetie. Love ya.

Kathy said...

I'm so sorry about Old Man. :( He had a great and wonderful life with you and your family. You're in my thoughts, and a big hug to you all.

Marinka said...

I am so sorry for your loss. So sad.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Thinking of you and your family, Pseudo. So sorry.

♥ Braja said...

Aw...Pseudo, so sorry...17 yrs is a long time, of course you should grieve, you big silly...xxx

Beth said...

Seventeen years is a really long time for a dog. It is obvious you guys took great care of him.

Thinking of you,
Beth

Hilary said...

17 years is a fine life for a dog. No doubt you gave each other the best of what you had. I'm sorry for your pain.

Gaston Studio said...

Nothing anyone says is going to make it better so just grab the kleenix box and let it all out. You'll continue to miss the Old Man but as time passes, it'll get a bit better to bear.

Captain Dumbass said...

May he always have sunny days and a bone to chew in the shade.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Oh how sad! My heart breaks for you! Huge hugs!

starrlife said...

17 years- that's wonderful! Thinking of you Pseudo!

shopannies said...

I feel for you and know how a pet can be recreated around a beloved pet I miss those who have went on to a better place in life as well

Brigit said...

It's an awful time when you lose a pet. Mind you since our oldest dog died, the younger Bonnie, now 10 has been spoiled rotten. She never used to sleep on the lounge for instance.

My thoughts are with you.

Mrsbear said...

17 years of a rich full life for your dog is something to treasure. I hope the wonderful memories you created brings you some comfort as you grieve. I'm sorry for your loss.

Kristan said...

[hug]