Monday, April 15, 2013

Goodbye Sadie Pie

I sit here at the computer trying to find the right words.
For once, they just won't come.

You see, 9 years ago, we opened our hearts to this strange little girl.
She was the smallest and shyest of her litter mates.


Sadie, so tiny and so fluffy...so sweet and loving.


From very young, she was quirky...
nothing came easy.


Nothing, except for the love of her family.
Her family was her small circle of trust and she watched over us
as if it were what she was born to do.


Whenever we would return to the house from farm chores, 
Sadie would be there to greet us...
no matter what the weather.
(the colder the better!)


This beautiful soul, with all of her quirkiness,
found a big place in our hearts.
Sadly, yesterday, she left this world...
and left our hearts broken...
in oh, so many pieces.

She lived beyond her life expectancy (Bernese Mtn. dogs have a very short lifespan.)
She lived a full life up until the very last couple of hours.
Some massive neurologic event happened suddenly and with it her
heart gave out.
She did not suffer, and passed with all of us holding her and loving her.
We are ever so thankful to Dr. Becky for her help in making Sadie's passing a peaceful one.

The years of tender memories will help to put our broken hearts together again.
For now, though, through tears we say...

"Goodbye Sadie Pie... you will always be in our hearts!"

58 comments:

Lisa said...

My heart goes out to you. I've been down that road. It's not fun. But at least she had a wonderful life with you guys.

Janet Forrest said...

Sorry for your loss of Sadie. Our pets are so much more then just animals and their loss is greatly felt. My heart goes out to you and your family. You obviously gave her a very loving home and were able to be with her and comfort her in her passing.

jean said...

Beverly, I am so sorry for the loss of Sadie. It is so terribly hard to say goodbye to our dear pets. May you find comfort in knowing Sadie had a wonderful home with you all. - jean

Lisa said...

So very sorry to read of Sadie's passing. My heart aches for you and your family, Bev.

Ginny said...

R.I.P. Sadie Pie. Thinking of all at this time.

Hartwood Roses said...

So sorry to hear this. Dogs leave such a void in our lives when they pass on.

Godspeed, sweet Sadie.

Sherry@The BarnQuiltStore by Ties2ThePast said...

So, so sorry! We have an 18 year old cocker & every day is a blessing with him! Sadie will be missed by all her fans in blogland!!!
♥'s
Sherry

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Dear Beverly and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am relieved Sadie was surrounded by her loving family. Everything is easier for our pets when we are with them. She was a beauty.

Jill said...

I'm so sorry Bev. It is never easy to say goodbye. We lost our Princess (keeshond) in Dec. She was also 9 yrs. old. She was such a naughty girl, but we miss all of her naughtiness.

Jill

Country Gal said...

I am so sorry for your loss of Sadie . She had a wonderful life with you all on the farm and we will miss her in blog land . My heart goes out to you and your family !

Anonymous said...

So so hard!!!! Bless you for the wonderful life you gave her and the love you showered on her. She had a happy life on your farm. Love, Terri C

Anke said...

Oh Bev, I am so so very sorry for your loss. May the many happy memories of Sadie ease the pain of losing her.
Hugs, Anke

Deb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Beverly. Words won't help right now, time will. I hope that the memories of Sadie will soon put a smile on your face. She was a lucky dog to have found love for her life-time. Sending hugs, Deb

Cindy said...

I am so sorry for your loss of such a sweet friend.
Cindy

edenhills said...

She was so beautiful. I'm sorry for your loss.

Dee said...

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

Beverly said...

I had hoped today there'd be no tears,
but each of your kind notes have made me weep.
Thank you for your kindness, your caring, your love.
It helps.

Lynne said...

Heartbreaking . . . for you, . . . it makes me feel sad all over!
Sadie loved her life with you . . . you gave her "the best."
My caring . . .
Love, Lynne

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh Bev, I am so sad for all of you, having to say goodbye to your sweet Sadie. I have no words but offer you a big hug.

Junebug said...

As I try to write this I wonder how someone in blogland can shed so many tears over a sweet, sweet dog name Sadie. Over the years the photos of her melted my heart. I'm so sorry for you Bev and your entire family for she was such a part of the family. She will be so missed. RIP our dear Sadie!

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Beverly, my heart goes out to you, as we had this very thing happen to us on Christmas Eve morning. How it tears at the heart... but Sadie looks like she was so very happy there with you. I'll be thinking of you this week.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Dear Beverly, my heart sank when I saw your title. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. Our pets leave a print on our hearts that is hard to explain. xo

the7msn said...

"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really."
~Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Big hugs from all of us at the 7MSN.

Meghan Grace said...

Oh Bev, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Sadie girl. She was a beautiful girl (and an amazingly beautiful puppy)who was obviously loved beyond words. My heart goes out to all of you. Big hugs, Meghan

JudiB said...

Bev ...HUggs...
My heart goes out to you and yor family. Sadie had a wonderful life with a family that loved her what more could a pup ask for. I just don't get it..why do they have to leave us. Each one of our charges is so much part of US..it just hurts SO much. I know no matter how much time passes she will always be with yu. Thank you for sharing her with us all on your blog. It is like saying good bye to one of our own.
Thinking of you...Hugs..Judi B.

John said...

Beverly, I am so sorry to read of your loss. What a beautiful dog! It is good that she did not suffer and went quickly. I wish that you and your family find peace with this.

Kellie from Indiana said...

This is truly sad news. The loss of a family pet is a tragic event. My thoughts are with you.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Bev, there are really no words that really comfort, only knowing that in time the memories of this wonderful companion will bring a smile. She was blessed to have you to care for her all these years.
love and blessings,
Penny

countrynmore said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed hearing about Sadie in the past, and I know that she will forever be in your heart. She was special and special to all of your readers. We feel a loss as well, although we did not live with her, it was as if we did.

Michle said...

Dear Beverly and family, I am so saddened by this news. Even when we know our time with our beloved animals are nearing the end, we are never prepared to lose them. My heart goes out to y'all. I know you will remember all the wonderful times and adventures you shared with Sadie and that will help you deal with your grief. Our animals are family members and hurts like the devil when we lose one. But I truly believe it is better to haved loved than not loved at all.

My sincere condolences,
Michle

zee said...

So sorry, it is so hard to lose a beloved pet that is part of the family. I do enjoy your blog and the antics of all your animals. wish I lived closer to come see them.

Laura Sudderth said...

I am so sorry.

Karen L. Bates said...

Awhh...I am so sorry, such a sweetie! Hugs for you and yours. She sure will be missed.

Kris said...

Oh Beverly, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how our furry friends grab our hearts and become family. I hope you can find peace in the fact that you gave her a wonderful life.
A big hug your way.
xo Kris

JC said...

I am so sorry.

Sounds a lot like when my Sweet Bella past away two years ago. We had taken her in cause she seemed tired. Ended up she had a tumor in her spleen and we had to put her to sleep that day. Very shocking. Thus, I know how it feels to lose a loved one with no notice.

At least she had a grand life with you and from the photos seemed very happy.

xo,
JC

Susannah said...

Sincerely sorry for the loss of your dear Sadie. I know the feeling...I truly do. I will be saying prayers for you and your family and your wonderful Dr. Becky!

Susannah

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry...we just lost our lab Georgia in Feb and our hearts still hurt.

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are. - Anonymous

- Jacky

Gayle said...

I'm so sorry you've lost Sadie. Bernese Mountain dogs have such big hearts and so much love.

Marcia said...

I am so sorry. It is hard to lose members of our family. Take care.

Violets Are Blue said...

So very sad to hear your beautiful Sadie has passed. Treasure the memories. So glad you were with her in the end, sorry for for tears, they mean she was loved and will be greatly missed. Hugs. Patty/BC

Anonymous said...

So sorry that you have lost your precious Sadie. Thinking of you and your family.
Kathy from Tasmania

Anonymous said...

I am writing this with tears in my eyes. Love is not tangible...but, it is real....My best to you
Suzanne

Cathy said...

So so sorry to hear about your loss of your beloved dog.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Beverly, My heart aches for you and your family in the loss of your beloved Sadie. I had a "heart dog" that we lost three years ago, also named Sadie and I'm not sure there will ever be another dog like her. I know in time you will find another pup and I bet she will have some of the same personality traits that your Sadie had.
Sending big hugs to you today.
Noreen

Pony and Petey said...

I know that heartbreak...all too well...with more to come in my own future = (

Praying for your comfort, that wonderful memories of her life will be at the forefront of your mind...thanking God for Sadie and her long life with you.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Esther L. said...

Oh! I'm so sorry for your loss. We still carry a hole from when we lost our cats 3 years ago. May your memories of Sadie bring you comfort in the days ahead.

RobynFromSimplyme said...

Oh my goodness Im so sorry.. Sadie was SO beautiful!..I didn't know this breed has a short life span.. Sadie was just so beautiful and Im sorry for her loss. My dogs are like my children since I was unable to have any. We lost one of ours in 2003 and one in 2010 and our hearts are still broken.. Sending tons of love
Robyn
XO

Tiffany said...

Am so sorry you lost her. Hugs

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Sadie. You gave her tender loving care all these years , it is hard hard to see our pets go, but I am a firm believer that they wait for us over....For now you have beautiful memories.Annie v.

Katmom said...

Simply said,,, Hugz....

Savor the memories,,, and it's ok to share your tears and sadden heart... we all feel your sadness.
Wrapping you all in Love and Hugz
g

Patrice said...

So sorry! She was lovely. How blessed that she had such a loving family. What an awesome breed of dog. My heart goes out to you.

thecrazysheeplady said...

{{{hug}}}

Ellen in Oregon said...

So sad to hear if Sadie's sudden passing. She was the cutest puppy. How could anyone help but fall in love with that adorable face. She grew into a beautiful loyal member of your family. Maybe all she was ever intended to be was watcher & protector of your family, That is a big job even if Sadie did not have talents in other area on the farm. I know your hearts are broken & will start to mend knowing what a grand life she enjoyed at Bee Haven. Thank God for Vets like Dr. Becky who help our companions pass without suffering Sadie is probably lying in a big snow drift in doggy heaven watching over everyone of you.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh bev...i am so sorry. this made me cry! she was such a pretty girl. i was so busy yesterday that i missed this until this morning. i hope your hearts heal soon! joyce

A View From A Brown Dog said...

I am so sorry Beverly. Sending you a BIG ((hug)) I know how hard this is. Sadly we lost one of our guys a week ago, suddenly and the depth of sadness is so very deep.

As a follower of your blog i know Sadie girl had a wonderful loving family and a great life, i hope the memories will bring you comfort and your heart mends soon.

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

I'm just getting caught up on blogging and I'm crying my eyes out over here!

Dear, dear Sadie-girl. This has been a week of lot's of loss. I hope you are finding comfort and allowing yourself time for quiet reflection on her wonderful life.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our animals are our families. Sweet girl. I'm glad she got to live such a wonderful life with your family on your land. What a great life for dog to have!

Hugs.

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I know just how you feel... such love, such memories, such joy, such broken hearts...... Much love, Vanessa

Summer Vlietstra said...

Oh Beverly! I am crying as I read your post. I am so sorry of your loss. I too have a Bernie. My heart goes out to you. I so wish these big gentle giants lived longer. Sending Hugs!

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