Friday, September 3, 2010

And so comes the day.



The day all pet owners fear. The day You have to say good bye to a dear friend that perhaps has been there for many, many years. Early this morning I had to say good bye to old Erna. I still vividly remember the night she was born on my kitchen floor and it feels like yesterday. Thirteen years, five months and two days goes much faster than one ever can believe.


Now I´ll stay away for a week or so, take care You all.

There´s no need for comments today.

Christer.

41 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am so very sorry, Christer.
Mona

ZOOLATRY said...

We send purrs, we send prayers, for Erna and for those she has left behind.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so very sorry too. We didn't know Erna but we know the pain of loss, so we came by to leave purrs and tail wags, plus a big hug.

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so sorry to hear about your sweetie. We send you our best purrs as we know how difficult it is. We are thinking of you.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It is always sad to lose a beloved pet - we heard about Erna from Ann of Zoolatry. We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts.

Woos ~ the OP Pack

Pierro said...

I am certain that there were many many so loved, and now safe that were there to greet Erna to the bridge.
You are right, it is a dreaded thought.
We know your heart is broken and we are here for you in love and spirit.

bonks and purrs from us
remember: you are not alone - ever <3

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We never met Erna, but we can tell she was a dear member of the family.
Soar high dear Erna. You will have new angles at The Bridge to greet you, one being our sisfur Sara.

(((Hugs)))
~ The Bunch

Forty Paws said...

Bless you for taking care of Erna for so many happy years. She has been greeted by many who have gone before, and she will await your passing one day too. Purrs and purrayers to you and yours.

Luf, Annie, Gatsbi, Dorf, G.T., Obi, Reno, Smokey, Sally, Orinch and Jenny

-Wildflowers, 4cats and HomeTarts- said...

you mentioned comments aren't requested and, well, there just are no words for this kind of a loss. no words ...only the knowing that others are thinking of you today.

so i offer a hug (( )).

AFSS said...

It is always sad to lose a beloved pet - we heard about Erna from Ann of Zoolatry. We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts.

Artemisia, Scylla & Socks (The Cats), Fenris (The Dog) and (Our human Mom) Alasandra

Nikita Cat said...

I've never visited your blog before, but having been alerted by a friend of your great loss, and came by to learn more, I was inspired to write a companion piece to a Feline Version of a famous hymn loved by my Human, that I had written earlier this weekend, and was about to post.

I here freely share it with you, and I, Elvira, and Daddy, send hugs, and purrs your way...

HOW KIND YOU ARE - Canine Version in Honor of "Man's Best Friend"

Amazing Daddy, how kind you are,
That loves a Dog like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was alone, but now, have Thee.

T'was You that taught...
my heart such joy.
And You, my fears relieved.
How precious are from you my toys...
that I've chased and retrieved.

Through many dangers, toils and cares...
we have already come.
T'was You, and the Vet that brought me safe thus far...
and give me a healthy home.

Almighty Dog has promised good to me...
He brought me You to live secure.
You my shield and protector be...
as long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall end,
I shall possess within the veil,
a life of joy thanks to you my friend.

When we've gone thru to the end of my life...
each day so much fun.
I will bark, and wag, my praise...
as much as when we first begun.

Amazing Daddy, how kind you are,
That loves a Dog like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was alone, but now, have Thee.

Written by Nikita Cat/Kiril Kundurazieff

Grenville T. Boyd said...

Been there and know the pain. Take your time getting back, we'll all be here waiting.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I'm a friend of Ann's who sent me by. She knows how dearly I love my dogs and how special I know it can be when you love a dog. I am so, so sorry about your loss. I know your pain and I'll feel it again because I know that my life and home would not be complete without several paws following me from room to room. I hope you take some comfort in the fact that you gave your dear friend a long and good life. May she rest with the angels.

Jacqueline said...

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Erna; I heard of you from Ann at Zoolatry...Please accept my sincere condolances over the loss of such a beloved family member...I truly believe love is an energy that never dies=Erna's love will be with you always...Wishing you comfort at this sad time.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We never knew Erna, but we lost one of our kitties a few days ago. So we all, and the Food Source especially, know how much that can hurt.

Sending mournful purrrss, and gentle headbuttss.

Watching this might help, maybe. (bring a tissue)

DaisyMae Maus said...

Our sincerest condolences on so sad an occasion. We know your pain all too well. Take care of yourself as you mourn and remember a dear one ...
DMM & Feline Americans

Diamond said...

I am making a lot of purrs for you at Erna's loss.
purrrrrrr purrrrrrr purrrrrr
and a nice lick.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I am very sorry. I understand how painful the loss of a beloved pet is and it is right to take your time and grieve.
We didn't know Erna, but we can be sure she was loved and cherished for every one of those thirteen years, five months and two days.


Blessings.

Jan (Milo amd Alfie's mom)

Ginger Jasper said...

I am a friend of Ann at Zoolatry and came by to send healing thoughts and purrs for your sad loss. It is a sad time for you and hopefuly soon you can look to the lvely memories you have of your sweet Erna.. Hugs and purrs Carol and GJ xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

Ann from Zoolatry is a friend of mine and told us of the sad loss of your beloved Erna. We understand how sad you feel only too well but please be comforted by the love you showed to each other in your time together. Erna will be running free at Rainbow Bridge with all the other dogs, cats and other animals there and will be whole and healthy once more.
With lots of purrs and gentle headbutts Hannah and Lucy xx xx
and their mum Sue

Cindy said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend and family member. It truly is a day we all dread. May God bless you at this time.
Cindy

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twondra said...

I was given the link to your blog by a friend. I just lost my baby boy, Eddie, 2 weeks ago. It was very sudden. He was 15 years old.

I'm devastated and my heart is broken and I hate knowing that you feel the same way. I'm always here if you need to talk.

(((HUGS)))

Tammy
www.twondra.blogspot.com

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh my dear Christer, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. Here, all these miles away I am shedding a tear for you. I KNOW how this feels. The time flies past and your puppy gets old, has trouble walking, etc. and you dread knowing what is speeding toward you.

Think of the wonderful, loving times you have given your old friend Erna.

My thoughts are with you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer! i tried so many times to leave you a comment and your blog would not accept it. what happened to erna? i did not even know she was sick. i was beside myself worried about you so i finally bought a card and as i sat writing it to you i got a call that we had to put our 20 year old kitty to sleep. how ironic? i posted about her today. i hope you are doing ok and when you feel better i would love to hear from you. i've hugged teddy so much in the last day that she thinks something is wrong with her!!! joyce

The Paw Relations said...

Our friend Ann from Zoolatry told us about your sad loss

We would like to stay that we're very sorry and understand the pain you're going through.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts, purrs and prayers at this difficult and sad time xxx

Asta said...

I heawd about youw loss fwom my fwiends at Zoolatwy.
Ewna looks like a wondewful doggie and I know she had a most wondewful life wif you. I hope youw heawt heals soon fwom this loss. She will stay wif you in youw heawt fuwwevew. In the mean time,I'm sending healing smoochies to you
love
Asta and Mommi

Maggie May said...

(((hugs))) So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts during this very sad time.

sammawow said...

We heard about Erna from Ann of Zoolatry and are so sorry for your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

Teri
China Cat & Willow

senior Bean said...

You may know well Alicemary and I share your grief.Heal well from your loss my friend.And a fond farewell to Erna.
woody of goodoldbeanfarm

splendid said...

christer,
sending you hugs
it is so hard to lose
a beloved pet

xoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Thank You all!

Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear friend...
I was so afraid to comment as I was concerned that it might upset you further. The reason I did is because I know how it would help me and will help me when my time comes to part with Mele.
Sending you all the love and comfort I can from this faraway place.
Mona

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Our friend, Ann @ Zoolatry, told us about the loss of your dear Erna. We are so sorry she had run off to The Bridge. She will always watch over you and is waiting for the day you shall meet again.

Gentle Hugs & Purrs,
The Kool~Kittie~Krew and Shannon

cats of wildcat woods said...

We know the heartache of losing a beloved pet. Sending loving purrs and much sympathy.

Kat said...

My Dear Christer,
I am sad for your loss and had tears in my eyes as I read this. This is the time we dread and fear when we have to say good bye to our dearest friends. I'm sending you some love, a hug and lots of healing purrs.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

It was a tough weekend but now atleast she has no more pain.
Thank Youy all of You!
Christer.

Sweet Praline said...

Ann sent me over. I wanted to offer comforting thoughts and purrs.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Many of us have shared similar losses of a beloved pet, Christer. It is through your fond memories that Erna will always be with you.
Grenville and I send our belated condolences to you and the rest of the animal family.

barazile, livpåIrland said...

better late than never, just wanted to add my sincerest sympathies on the loss of Erna to the many comments in here, it is so hard to lose a loved dog, it brings tears to my eyes just to think about it...
sorry i am so late, ongoing laptop trouble....
hugs
liz

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I see that I´ve missed to answer some of You. Sorry about that!

Thank You all! It is hard to loose an old friend, but she had a long life and was almost never sick. So I hope she enjoyed life all the way till the end.
Take care now!
Christer.