Sunday, July 14, 2013

Gone ...but we will never forget her

Girly, who was our one dog who would willingly share a couch with three of our cats, has lost her battle with increasing age and other ailments.  We knew she was already an older dog when she joined our household and we were concerned that she would find it difficult to fit in with our cats only household.  But she quickly found her way in the daily routine and became just one more four footed furry in the household.  Yes, she did find it difficult to get along with Sebastian...but those interactions were limited to growling (Girly) and hissing (Sebastian).

Girly has been in a decline these past few months, even getting to the point she would only give a half-hearted woof when Sebastian would go by.  With heavy hearts, we finally had to say goodbye to her on Thursday.  She spent her last few hours in the outdoors, sniffing gently at the air and hearing us tell her how much we loved her.

Life goes on ... but she has taken a big piece of our hearts with her.  :-(

(Looking back: Girly joining the family http://ourfurryboys.blogspot.ca/2010_04_01_archive.html )

24 comments:

Marg said...

Oh we are so sad to hear this. We didn't know her but if she got along with the cats, we know she was such a good girl. Sending tons of purrs and some mighty big hugs too.

Katnip Lounge said...

We're sending you soft purrs...we are thankful that Girly had her golden years in your care.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We did not know Girly (or your family) before today, but we know your hearts are heavy and we wanted to stop and let you know we are purring healing purrs for the sadness to fade and the happy memories to remain forever in your hearts. Fly free, sweet Girly

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry about Girly. We love our doggies so know how very much Girly will be missed by the entire family. Comforting purrs, licks and hugs

Maggie May said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.(((hugs)))

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

We are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mommy's girls, Mona & Weenie

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Girly had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I am sure that she is romping and playing with both the dogs and cats up there. I send hugs and the cats send comforting purrs.

Karen Jo and the Cats

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are so sorry to read of Girly's passing. She was a beautiful soul
Hugs Madi and Mom

asta said...

We send you love and healing smoochies fow yoow sad heawt. Giwlie was a bootiful doggie wif a wondewful heawt and I know she had the most love filled life wif yoo. Tweasoowe those moments. Wun fwee sweet Giwlie
Smoochie kisses to all the kittehs and hoomans
Love
Asta and Mommi

The Lee County Clowder said...

We are so sorry. We never knoo Girly, but if that big furry woofer was willing to sleep with the kitties, she must have been an OK puppy.

MTVA said...

So sorry that you had to say goodbye to your beautiful Girly. What a lovely dog, and so good-natured with the cats. And it's wonderful that she had such a good home with you all as she got older. Sending our best purrs and warm thoughts.

Ruzica said...

So very sorry to hear about the passing away of Girly. She will join my Romeo in heaven.
Big hugs to you!
Ruzica & Pierre

Gin and Bailey said...

We did not know Girly, but what a beautiful dog & we grieve your loss with you...may God comfort you.

ABBY said...

We are all so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Girly. Such a sweet face.
Sad purrs...wet whiskers.

Mariodacat said...

What a beautiful girl. We are so very sorry for your loss. M sends hugs to your human and I'm purring for all of you. Girly is now at peace and probably chasing butterflies. RIP Girly!

Scout and Freyja said...

So very, very sorry about your sweet friend completing her Circle of Life. Bless you for taking a senior into your heart when she needed you.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we are so sorry to hear of Girly's leaving. It never gets any any easier to loose a furbaby

Tillie and Georgia said...

While we did not know Girly, we understand the loss of a beloved pet.
We send all of you comforting purrs.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Andrea said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Girly is such a pretty girl. Perhaps she was there to show Mewdy Blue the way to the Bridge.

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so very sorry to hear the news about Girly. You gave her a wonderful life and she left you with so many good memories. Run young and free again, beautiful girl.

ZOOLATRY said...

We share purrs and prayers and are saddened by the loss of your lovely girl.
The Zoolatry Girls

Bellen said...

It's hardly easier when their departures are expected. When they go, it is still an awful wrench. Please accept my condolences.

Forty Paws said...

Oh, it is so sad to lose one. We are sending you lots of purrs and purrayers and headbutts.

Luf, Us

THE ZOO said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.