Tuesday, 20 July 2010

pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood



yesterday i buried my best friend
things may be a little quiet here for a while

52 comments:

  1. hi, My deepest condolences...I lost my 14 year old jack russell, Pablo, just three short weeks ago. I am still in terrible pain. I totally understand. I don't know when, or if, it gets any easier........

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  2. Dog was so happy to be yours.
    My heart knows this place too.
    A toast to good dogs and their people.

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  3. You have my deepest sympathy. No doubt your friend lived a long and fruitful life with you.

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  4. I'm so sorry your friend is gone India,
    Rest In Peace wonderful DOG,

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  5. So very sorry, we never forget.

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  6. So sorry India, I know that sadness well. Take care.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear the loss of your dog :(

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  8. I'm so sorry, India...will be thinking of you.
    xo,
    Jeana

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  9. So sorry to hear your friend is gone. Such a sad time for all who knew her, I can only imagine the gap left behind. Kip the Wonderdog will live on in lovely memories.

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  10. I am so very sorry at your loss. Heartbreaking I know.

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  11. i'm so sorry. my thoughts are with you.

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  12. Oh India, may your dear friend be running with the wind, pain free, herding all the sheep her little heart desires...and may your own heart be consoled for the loss of her physical presence. Peace to you.

    ~ Man and Dog ~

    Who's this—alone with stone and sky?
    It's only my old dog and I—
    It's only him; it's only me;
    Alone with stone and grass and tree.

    What share we most—we two together?
    Smells, and awareness of the weather.
    What is it makes us more than dust?
    My trust in him; in me his trust.

    Here's anyhow one decent thing
    That life to man and dog can bring;
    One decent thing, remultiplied
    Till earth's last dog and man have died.

    ~ Siegfried Sassoon ~

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  13. i am sad, and sorry, too.

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  14. dear india, i can only imagine your sadness right now. i know your pup must have been so happy you had come home from your travels. be well.

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  15. Oh. I am so very sorry.
    There is no greater pain than losing a beloved dog. My prayers are with you tonight.

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  16. A friend once said that men may come and go in our lives but our dogs are faithful to the end. My heart goes out to you now.

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  17. sincere condolences for the loss of your special friend - it's a hard time

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  18. Oh, I am soooo sorry. I guessed from the title :( Hugs to you.x

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  19. A great loss - so very sorry to hear it.

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  20. So sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you.

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  21. Dear India, so sorry to hear about your loss... I send you a hug and thoughts.

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  22. SO sorry for your loss. <3

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  23. o dear India i'm so sorry for you................
    XXXm

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  24. beverley shiller20 July 2010 at 23:40

    My thoughts are with you and may time lessen the pain.

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  25. Sending a warm hug to you from the other side of the world

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  26. She'll be patiently waiting for you to catch up on the other side.

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  27. She looks majestic, kind, and wise. I am very sorry you have to go through this. My friendly, caring thoughts are with you.

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  28. I'm so sorry. Here's {{{hugs}}} and quiet support.

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  29. India,
    I'm so sorry about your friend. Come back to us when you're ready. We'll be here.
    I like your new header and background too.
    xoxo Kim

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  30. ....The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
    For nothing now can ever come to any good....

    I feel sorry for the loss India...

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  31. what can we say? words do not really comfort. but i am thinking of you and your lost friend and sending comforting energy your way.

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  32. So hard. Today I was in the vet, and though we have a full comportment of cats and dogs, the one in the other woman's arms was so much like the one who died two years ago, made me miss him so. And remember him. And how wonderful he was, and let me love him up front once again.

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  33. Having buried many, but thank goodness not for a while I know the loss of not having the normal ritual and the devotion.
    At least you were home. Feel so sad, such a beautiful dog, there is nothing like a Border Collie.

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  34. oh sweet india... i am so sad for you. please take care of yourself. so, so sad. please know that my thoughts are with you. xoxo

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  35. Oh dear, India, I'm sorry for your loss, and I say this with my best of good boys nearby enough so I can squeeze him, rub his sweet ears, and appreciate his being here with me...I know without him, I'd be devastated. It is my hope there will be a new best friend to share time with. Rest, be well, take care.

    Laura

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  36. Dear India I,m so sorry to hear you are now parted from your best friend. He was there to greet you when you returned from wandering and now you have all your wonderful memories of him. May many rose petals continually fall upon you both.
    Fondest regards.

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  37. thanks every one of you for your gentle words and sympathy.

    The Dog will be much chuffed at so many kind thoughts from other two-footers - that's assuming she has time to take notice, I expect she's busy greeting a few old friends and making a few new ones among the even older furred ones who passed before...

    oops, getting a bit complicated there, hope it makes sense
    or not
    woof.

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  38. Oh, I'm so sorry. I too have an old dog and understand your loss. Hug.

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  39. Oh India. I have been away for a while and just catching up. I am very sorry about your faithful friend. I think it takes us all back to the loss of a special animal. will be thinking of mine tonight.
    Luv Pam.

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  40. Auden's words are so beautiful to contemplate. Very sorry to hear you've lost your friend, India. He was waiting for you to get home from your travels.

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  41. such gentle creatures, our pets. how can we account for our deep sorrow when we lose them? warm regards, Indie.

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  42. So sorry for your loss...Warm Hug

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  43. Tears on my cheeks.

    You were there close, your fur baby knew it...

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  44. My sympathy for the loss of your good friend.
    Warm hugs,

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  45. I couldn't find the right words to comfort you. But I'am very sorry to read about the lost of your dog. Their love is so unconditioned and simple. Bought a book of Eckhart Tolle - guardians of being - and read these words 'feeling the spirit of animals, is feeling the spirit in yourself'.

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  46. So sorry, Your dog looks like a great friend. So sad.

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  47. blessings be to you sweet dog, be in Peace.
    Kia kaha India.

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  48. i just found your blog and wanted to let you know how sorry i am on the loss of your best friend. my big girl is very sick and i dread the time she's not with me. i hope you're doing alright.

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