Friday, December 14, 2012

My Beautiful Poppy Girl

I just wanted to do a little tribute to my beautiful baby girl,
Sadly she passed away yesterday.

She was 11yrs  which for a staffy dog is quite old.
We rescued her from the pound eight & a half years ago
when I sadly lost my then staffy, Chloe, to cancer.
We thought we weren't able to save Chloe from the ravages
 of cancer, so we would go to the pound
& save another little dogs life.
That is when we met Poppy at age 3 yrs.
She has been our little girl ever since.

She truely was the most beautiful natured little dog.
Always obedient & extremely affectionate & loyal.
My husband & I only have sons, so we always say,
to the amusement of eyeryone, that she is the
daughter we never had!!!

I know it is hard to understand such grief if you are not
a doggy person, but it is like loosing a child.
It really is. Those of you who are doggy people, will
know exactly what I mean. When your kids grow up
& move out & you become an empty nester, you place
all of your affections onto your pets.

I am devestated, & my heart is just broken in two.
I loved her so very very much.
 She was such a major part of my life.

I will love you forever my bubba girl.

Poppy's Mum 


  1. Such a beautiful tribut to your Poppy, Di...brought tears to my eyes & yes, I know exactly what you is so hard losing a pet dog, they do become a part of your family & I am noticing it moreso nowadays with my kids leaving home, so I know what you mean about pouring all your affections to them as an empty nester . My heart goes out to you...sending you big squishy cyber hugs! xx

  2. so sorry to hear of your sad sad news, warm hugs to you, Adriana XX

  3. Oh Di, I am an animal person so I fully understand the extent of your loss.. they really are a part of our family's and when they leave us they leave a huge hole in our lives.. hugs to you, take care and I hope time will heal you a little bit day by day...xx

  4. Being a Doggy en Cat Mummy too and having gone through the heartache a few months ago...I can only send you my biggest hugs and understanding! You are allowed to mourn and shed as many tears as need be! They form such an intrigued part of our life's and sure leave an empty spot when they are gone...May she run freely in Doggy heaven and may the happy memories you have soon take over ... much love...Patricia

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss Di...they are such a loyal part of the family :( {hugs}

  6. Oh Di I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. We too went through this not too long's so heartbreaking!
    Hugs to you my friend.

  7. Oh Di I'm so sorry to hear about your loss!! My prayers are with you!!!

  8. DearDi, this is the third time that I have tried to say how sorry I feel about the loss of Poppy, but each time the tears start flowing and I think about my own beautiful Toby. I truly know how you feel and what you are going through. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Love Ann & Kent
    I found this poem which may give you some comfort knowing that Poppy is in a better place.

    As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
    I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade
    I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
    I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
    Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide
    And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
    Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be
    My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
    And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do
    I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
    That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night
    "Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold
    And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
    For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
    We are still connected by a cord no one can see
    So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
    If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart"

  9. Oh Di, this is terribly sad and I do understand how you feel. They become a part of the family and their unconditional love is amazing.
    You gave her a wonderful life that she may not have otherwise had.

  10. So very sorry to hear the news about your sweet little girl. I know how much you loved her and it shone through every time you mentioned her name. Losing a pet is devastating, especially one you are so connected with. What an amazing thing you did for this gorgeous girl by rescuing her from the pound and giving her a wonderful life.

    Thinking of you and your husband at this time. xx

  11. oh Di, please know how sorry I am, the deeper the love the deeper the grief, Poppy is with you in spirit and I am sure she is grateful for the beautiful life you gave her... bless you xoxoxo take care x

  12. Oh Di! oh what sad news big hugs to you today and i can totally relate as i had both cat and a dog who have left this world now, they are always with you in thought- i'm sure Poppy had a wonderful life with you ...take care dear xoxo

  13. My thoughts are with you both at this time. I understand perfectly how you feel. xxxx

  14. Sending you all my love Di, I know how hard it is to say goodbye to our special four legged friends, I had to do the same with my precious 15 year old kelpie 'Osky' on Christmas Eve 2010. We still miss him like crazy so I really feel for you and completely understand your loss. Sending you the biggest warmest hug and lots & lots of love babe. xox

  15. Oh, Di, I am so so very sorry to hear of your loss :( :( Hugs my friend. Take care...

  16. Di, so sad to hear about your beloved Poppy, I hope time will help heal your grief. Know that she is at peace and will always be with you. Big hugs, take care.

  17. Oh dear, I'm sorry for your loss!!
    I lost two of my girls this year and is a devastating pain.
    I was a mother of eight dogs and even getting even with six, I have so missed my girls.
    Only time to lighten our hearts and missed is immense.
    Hugs and much love to you.

  18. Am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have a fur-son of my own & I certainly understand your grief. To me, my Toby is simply just little boy. My thoughts are with you...many hugs going your way.

  19. Oh Di my heart just aches for you! I know, I know exactly. I know for sure that Poppy was loved beyond the word love, she couldn't have had a better life or mummy and daddy. We know they will leave us too soon and before we are prepared to let them go, but the love we share is something special, only felt by those with pure hearts and generous souls. Poppy had a fantastic life with you and I know she is walking next to you, always. Thinking about you and sending you healing thoughts and many hugs, xoxox

  20. Having lost some lovely pets in the past I truly know what you are talking about. I am thankful that even though my little Spike is getting on, I still have him with me even with his deafness and heart failure. He loves me no matter how I am feeling and I know that your dear Poppy must have done the same with you. My thoughts are with you. Diana xoxo