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Monday, February 07, 2011

Some Sad News

I'm afraid I lost my lovely Buddy this afternoon. He went to sleep peacefully on his bed at home. The time was right and I am at peace with that. I have nothing but happy memories. I felt it was right to bring Matron out from behind the keyboard just this once to share my favourite photo. Buddy had just won the James Bond K9 007 fancy dress competition at the RSPCA fundog show at Pinewood Studios. Our proudest moment. Thank you all for your kind wishes.

52 Comments:

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Richard (Vegblogger) said...

So very sorry to read your sad news.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Midmarsh John said...

I am so saddened to read your news Matron. I know from experience how much of a loss it is when a devoted companion leaves us. Nice that you have happy memories.

 
At 4:09 PM, OpenID hillwards said...

Huge sympathies for your loss ... Sara

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Magic Cochin said...

So sorry to read this... but what a wonderful life Buddy had with you - his new best friend.

That picture is great - Buddy looks as if he was born to be 007!

Celia
x

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Vegetable Heaven said...

How sad to hear. I know all his blogland friends will miss him. Good that you have so many happy memories.

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Wild Mood Swings said...

Sleep Well : Buddy.
Hugs : Matron.

From the chum that got you blogging.

Stan

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger meemsnyc said...

I'm so sorry to read about your loss. (hugs)

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger Hazel said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news, Matron - what a loss. xx

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Janette said...

I am pleased that it was peaceful. You must have been so proud, it is a wonderful photo. Janette

 
At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

So sorry. RIP Buddy.

 
At 5:21 PM, Blogger Engineeredgarden said...

Gosh, that's so unfortunate. I know you'll miss him dearly...

 
At 5:21 PM, Blogger Green Lane Allotments said...

So really sorry to hear that!

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger Craig Rockfield said...

Sorry to hear that, may buddy now RIP.

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger Captain Shagrat said...

What a wonderful photo for you to treasure, both you and Buddy with grins from ear to ear. A great friendship thats clear to see.Glad you found each other

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

So,so sorry to hear this. It's never an easy time when you lose someone and to lose a beloved doggie companion is just as hard. I still miss all of my old doggie friends that have sadly departed - all the way from childhood up to having my own dogs as an adult but I like to think of them all running about together up there in Doggy Heaven having a whale of a time! As many bones and balls as they could every wish for up there!!

Rest In Peace Buddy

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Megan said...

From a loyal reader and salmon pea recipient: I'm ever so sorry for your loss. We'll all miss Buddy!

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Theanne... said...

I'm so sorry Matron...for the length of time I've known you and Buddy I knew there was a close bond between you...he was a special K-9 and I know he rests peacefully now...looking forward to the time you can be together again! A beautiful photo of the two of you, a happy memory!

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger Chicken lover said...

Bless him x
keep your chin up
Best wishes
Jane

 
At 6:29 PM, Blogger Doc said...

God bless Buddy, sorry for your loss Matron.

 
At 7:02 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Really, like I said - you have my heart xxx

 
At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Matron. I'm sure you will always carry him in a corner of your heart. Take care.

Lee

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger RobD said...

Sad news, always enjoyed seeing pictures of him in the garden. Sorry for you loss.

 
At 7:32 PM, Blogger mc55 said...

oh Matron, I'm feeling your pain, so sorry. So long Buddy - run free little fella xxx

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Frugal Queen said...

Sleep tight Buddy and big hugs for Matron xxx

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Kellee said...

So sorry to hear of your sad news , what a lovely picture to treasure.

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger luvarugula said...

Sorry to hear about this. I know Buddy was well taken care of while with you. What a treat that was for him.

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger Mal's Allotment said...

So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you both. Mal and Toby

 
At 10:34 PM, Blogger Scarecrow said...

Farewell to Buddy,
Hugs for Matron from Australia.

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

Matron, so sorry to hear your sad news. XXXXX

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

So sorry to read about your loss of Buddy, what a sweet dog. He looked so cute dressed up!

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger Scarlett the Heavenly Healer said...

Oh no, so sad. Reading this made me cry. I am so so sorry Matron. RIP Buddy.
God bless X

 
At 1:10 AM, Blogger Wyatt said...

Matron, So very sorry to hear about your loss.

God speed, Buddy. May your garden always be lush and lovely, over the bridge.

Wyatt, Stanzie and Sue

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger Mr. H. said...

It is very nice to see the two of you together. So sorry to hear of the loss of your good freind. He had a wonderful life with you and will live on forever in your memories.

 
At 1:34 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

I am very sorry to hear this and I feel your pain, but at least he had a great life with you.

 
At 6:29 AM, Blogger Katie said...

Writing with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart. I'm so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing, Matron. Hugs from California.

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger vrtlarica ana said...

It is so sad to read this news. He is looking lovely in that picture.

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger HappyPlotter said...

What a lovely smile Buddy has on this picture, our thoughts are with you x

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Jo said...

I'm so so sorry to hear of your loss, Matron. Buddy was a very special dog who will be very sorely missed, especially in blogland. Hugs to you.

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

Oh, Matron. I'm so sorry. We're so lucky for the time we spend with our four-legged companions; there is no better example of unconditional love than that which Buddy showed you. I'm going to go give my dog an extra big hug and we'll offer up some thoughts to Buddy.

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

Oh, Matron. I'm so sorry. We're so lucky for the time we spend with our four-legged companions; there is no better example of unconditional love than that which Buddy showed you. I'm going to go give my dog an extra big hug and we'll offer up some thoughts to Buddy.

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

So sorry to hear that! From what I've seen of Buddy on your blog he had a great life and you made him very happy and comfortable towards the end.

That picture is a great way to remember him :)

Ryan

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Beth said...

So sorry to hear this

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger Plantaliscious said...

So sorry. You clearly gave him a great life. Lovely pic.

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger Kris said...

We grieve with you, Matron, on losing your dear Buddy....

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous kitsapFG said...

Well, just reading this news brought tears to my eyes. He was an old and beautiful soul and I know you will miss him immensely.

What a great lifetime he shared with you and died as gracefully as he lived. Well done Buddy.

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Sylvia said...

So sorry to hear of Buddy's departure, chin up Matron. You gave him a great life. I know how it feels as I have had a few dogs throughout the years, which have in time gone to doggy heaven.

Thinking of you.
Regards
Sylvia
(an avid reader of your blog)

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Kitchen Allotment Garden said...

Just been reading all the lovely things you did with Buddy - he sounded like a wonderful dog - so sorry

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Jelliebabe said...

I've never commented on before but this made my eyes tear up! I'm so sorry Buddy was sucha lovely companion - to all of us via your lovely blog too. All my love X

 
At 2:57 AM, Blogger Kalena Michele said...

I'm so so sorry. I know how you feel to losing a family member like that. You gave him a wonderful life :)

 
At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Bev said...

Just caught up with your blog and so sorry to hear the sad news. Rest in peace, Buddy.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Stephen Weller said...

Like many others it seems I've been a "lurker", merrily reading and enjoying your blog for ages now. Not been up to date for a while and catching up today and reading your post about Buddy made me cry. A bit past the event now, but I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

So sorry Matron we loved reading about Buddy.
We too are sad because our older golden retriever Tara died in January she would have been 15 soon.
Tara and Niki always had their photo on your Doggy Day Blog.
We and Niki still miss her.
Peace be with us all.

 

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