Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rest in Peace



Our dear Sasha
1991 - 2009
A long life, a faithful friend

We went down the same country road this morning, in which we drove a little over two years ago with Storm. The decision had been made to let her gently go to sleep, with the help of her sweet veterinarian (who believes all pets go to Heaven).

Storm had come home wrapped in a vintage tablecloth. Sasha was snuggled in a very soft and cuddly throw... so much like her. She joins her sister under the dogwood tree.

60 comments:

matty said...

Brenda,
I am so sorry for your loss! Dylan Thomas wrote:

Death shall have no dominion.
[She] shall have star at elbow and foot,
And death shall have no dominion.

You are in my thoughts today. Take care of yourself. M

deb said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the years of love she gave you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the good years you had with her.

Anonymous said...

May she rest in peace. May you be comforted by the years of love she gave you .

Rain said...

I'm so sorry. I know you will miss your furry companion.

Seraphima said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Brenda. My prayers are with you.

Ashley said...

Dear Brenda (and your husband),

My heart goes out to you in your loss of your beloved Sasha. I, too believe that since Jesus created these sweet creatures they are special to Him as well and I cannot imagine heaven without them. I love what Charles Ingalls, Pa, told Laura when Jack, their good ol' bulldog, died. Pa said, "Don't cry Laura, Jack was a good dog and he has gone onto His reward." I pray that God will comfort your heart and give you His peace. Bless you, Ashley

Peggy Lorenz said...

Brenda,
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Sasha! I have a kitty myself (only 6)...can't imagine life without her. I am thinking of you.
Peggy

http://joymariesboutique.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh my, I am so sorry for your loss. I can completely understand how our pets become a significant part of our family. We too just lost our Tabby cat. She showed up at our house one day and quickly became our baby. She just passed away.

God bless you with healing.
Jessica

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Just sending a big ol' Tennessee hug...

Laurel from Kingsport TN said...

Brenda- I understand the sorrow and void losing a loved and faithful member of the family...Prayer go out to you and your family left here and for praises for Sasha who is rejoicing in heaven. I also believe that heaven will be filled with our beloved pets. Much love, Laurel

Becky K. said...

Brenda,

I am so sorry. I know you will miss Sasha. This is the toughest part of giving our hearts to our pets.

Becky K.

Shirley said...

Brenda - It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I am praying for you today. Someday when we reach heaven I believe our precious "friends" will also be there to meet us. Take care, Shirley in Washington

Vega said...

I'm sorry....
Prayers,
Kelly Lynn in TX

scrappy quilter said...

Brenda I'm so sorry on the loss of your dear and special pet. It's so difficult to lose a pet. Hugs..

Ingrid Posselhaff said...

So sorry for your loss. I, too, had a cat that lasted 18 years and I know from experience that it is quite diffucilt to imagine your life without them when they have been a part of it for so long!

Love the Decor! said...

I am so sorry!! It is a hard journey!! You are in our prayers as you grieve the loss of your beloved pet.

Mary said...

Hello Brenda,

I am a faithful reader of your blog but rarely comment. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your dear Sasha. I know there are some kitties who are so special and I know your Storm and Sasha were very special to you and your family. Take care! Hugs and blessings sent to you. Mary

Cherrie said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Sasha!

Susan P. said...

Oh dear Brenda, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sasha. I have tears in my eyes as I type, because I know exactly how it feels to lose a beloved pet. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and give you the comfort you need during this sad time. Much love, Susan P.

Anonymous said...

My tears are for you not Sasha. I know she is at peace. I hope in that knowledge you can find some too.

Sandy said...

My tears are for you not for Sasha for she is at peace. I hope your pain is lessened by the fact that she was so loved and so were you.
I am truly sorry ffor your loss.

hmsclmom said...

Brenda,
My heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Blessings,
Debbie

Alisakleahy@gmail.com said...

So sorry about your kitty, I know how painful a loss of a pet can be. Could you use some 2009 Victoria magazines to cheer you a little? Please email me and I would love to mail them to you. Alisa in CT

becka said...

I was so sorry to read of the loss of your dear little Sasha. It is hard to lose such dear little companions. They have a way of entwining themselves so very deeply into our hearts and lives. I'll be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Brenda,

So sorry for the loss of your friend. We had our dog put to sleep a few months ago. I still miss my boy-dog.

Praying for you & your family.

Lori in PA

Sharon said...

(((Brenda)))
My eyes and heart are weeping for your loss.Animals are such huge gifts.They enrich our lives in such dramatic ways.I sure hope our pets await us in heaven.I could not imagine to one day lose our cat Shadow and not be reunited with such a loved animal in eternity.I pray God will comfort you immensely during this time of loss of your beloved Sasha.Love~Sharon

Veronica said...

I'm so sorry. It is so hard to lose a faithful companion and a part of the family. Praying for you today!

Mama Squirrel said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of Sasha. That's a long time to be friends.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss & pain. I am one of the many who understand how it feels to lose a furry friend. My heart hurts for you.

Valerie

Ms.Jeanie said...

Oh,Brenda! {{{hugs}}} I understand your loss and I pray for you all. May the Lord bless you this day.

Love in Christ,
Jeanie in KY

Anonymous said...

I am sitting here in tears dear Brenda. I love kitties too. We have two indoor cats (and our Rosie looks a lot like Sasha) and we care for eight outdoor feral cats. The ferals have all been trapped and either spayed or neutered. We love them all!

I have been thinking about you and Sasha all week, and just checked now and read of her passing. You and your dear family are in my prayers. It's tough to let go of our furry little ones.

Love to you,
Trish

Anonymous said...

Sending hugs, and prayers for your comfort. Sasha and Storm are waiting for you in Heaven.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Ah Brenda, I know hard this is for you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,

Manuela

Anonymous said...

okay, tears in the eyes here.
praying for you today...
jo

Sabine said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Brenda. Your stories about your interactions with your kitties were so heart-warming. They had the best home with you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of Sascha's passing. Losing a pet is so hard, they become such a huge part of our families. My thoughts are with you.

Susan B said...

Brenda,
I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet kitty. It is so hard to lose our pets, they are so much a part of our hearts, and our family. God bless you.

Arden said...

Oh Branda. I saw her picture pop up and I knew before I even read your post. I am so sorry. She was so well loved and I know you will miss her.

Heather L. said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news. Sorry that you have to go through grieving. We are all thinking of you and praying that the days will not be too difficult.

Carol said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. Thank you for sharing Sasha with us. Carol (MD)

Barb J. said...

I am so sorry. Pets have such a special place in our lives.

Mrs.Rabe said...

So sorry Brenda...

GG said...

Brenda, I'm so sorry about this. I just lost my beloved 15-year-old poodle in February and it still stings deeply. I know you must have such grief. Much love to you.

Anonymous said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you also.

Friend Debra

Anonymous said...

I am in tears too as we also still remember our departed kitties. How a few pounds of fur can capture our hearts so deeply I wlll never know but they sure do. We are so grateful for that love too. You love them and never forget them. Sorry Sasha is gone to her reward. We are sending hugs to you. Thankyou for sharing her life with us these years. Wish there was more I could do Brenda. Jody

freetobeme - Anita said...

I'm so sorry, Brenda. I feel your pain.

Susan said...

Dear Brenda,
I am very sorry for your loss. God bless you, give you His peace and comfort you as only He can. Take care of yourself.

Brenda Leyland said...

Ohhhhhhhhh....... I understand... sending you lots of loving thoughts and purr-y hugs. Brenda

Beth said...

I'm so sorry, Brenda. I know how hard it is to have to lose a furry friend. I'm sure it is going to be very difficult to not have your loving kitty companion sharing your sofa. Praying for you!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Dear Brenda,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorrier than I can say to hear of the loss of Sasha.

Raquel said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, believe that all pets go to Heaven. Just think, they are all up there, patiently waiting for us to come and play with them, meanwhile playing in the autumn leaves or cozily dozing in the sun. Comforting thoughts going your way. Much love - Raquel XO

Kathy said...

Hi Brenda, I am a new reader, but I wanted to let you know I am sorry for your loss. Be comforted by your wonderful memories of your dear Sasha, and knowing that she is at peace with our dear Lord.

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry you lost your sweet cat. Our pets really are part of our family. Hugs.

Marianna said...

Brenda,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved pet is very difficult. You are in my thoughts.

Marianna

Peggy said...

I'm so sorry! Grieving with you and praying with you. Love you all.

Anonymous said...

Brenda,
I'm so sorry for you loss. May Sasha rest in peace with her sister.

Sharon1228

Lallee said...

Brenda, my heart is saddened to know Sasha is gone. She was a beauty. She surely had the life of a queen and she and her sister were so very blessed to have had a home with your family. I believe our beloved pets go to heaven too. I think it will be one of God's gifts to us. I'm sticking to it until He tells me different. I hope some day when the time is right you will have another kitty to love.
{{{Big Hugs}}}
Lallee

BK said...

Oh Brenda, this made me cry.

My heart is with you and your family.

Mrs. Michele B said...

I'm *so very sorry* for your loss, I know you'll miss her terribly.

Sometimes the kindest most compassionate decisions are the most painful and difficult.

Something I recently read in a book comforted my heart and I hope it brings comfort to yours:

"Rest in the Lord. No matter what comes, He takes us through to the other side. He never allows trials unless He goes along beside us."

{{{Gentle Hugs}}}
~Michele