Wednesday’s Missing Post

by admin on May 5, 2011

There was no post yesterday and very few submitted comments approved for publication throughout the day.  My family and I were distracted dealing with the unexpected, but peaceful, death of a beloved family pet.  Ginger appeared in a previous “Feel Good Friday” video and was the kindest, gentlest, most empathetic, sweet-natured animal I have ever met.  My family has been exceedingly privileged to have been the caretakers of such a fine companion and we miss her very much.

To those few individuals who had the audacity to privately comment to me their presumptive suspicions of my engaging in nefarious reasons for not approving their comments in a timely fashion yesterday, I have relegated you to a fate worse than deletion of comment.   I have added you to the blog’s spam filter.  Deletion is for a moment but the spam filter is forever.

{ 214 comments… read them below or add one }

Melanie May 7, 2011 at 1:39 am

I’m so sorry about Ginger. I love that smiling picture of her. :)

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aventurine May 7, 2011 at 11:14 am

What a beautiful face, and what a beautiful soul. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s a pain I’ve felt too many times and will feel again, but I undertake that burden willingly for the innumerable joys of sharing one’s life with a pet.

Godspeed, Ginger, and OP, peace to your heart.

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Amy May 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Aww.. so sorry about Ginger. Hope she’s having fun digging holes in the clouds.

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Wendy Geoghan May 7, 2011 at 7:56 pm

So sorry for the loss of your lovely companion. We lost our “Wolfie” about a year ago and I now how difficult it is. I can now think of him with love and joy. It takes time.

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Meg May 8, 2011 at 11:58 am

My deepest sympathies, it is so sad to lose a beloved pet and family member.

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kate May 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Deepest sympathies on your loss. I still miss Cleo, who was the best dog ever, and she’s been gone over 10 years now.

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Xtina May 9, 2011 at 8:15 am

Since several people have mentioned it, I hope our admin will allow me to offer a “reprint” of the Rainbow Bridge poem that several people have mentioned. This always makes me misty-eyed and leaves a lump in my throat, and it is worth a reprint here for those of you who may not know what it is. What a comforting poem this was when I’ve lost pets in the past.

RAINBOW BRIDGE

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

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elicat May 9, 2011 at 9:34 am

I’m terribly sorry about your loss. I’ve grown up with cats and dogs myself. It’s very hard to lose a friend. I still mourn my cat who died 2 years ago, and a dog I had who died at age 10–too early, I thought. And I love the Rainbow Bridge poem–it does bring a tear to the eye!

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gramma dishes May 9, 2011 at 10:12 am

Xtina ~~ Oh, good grief! That has me crying waterfalls into my keyboard. May I have your permission to copy it to my computer?

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Michelle P May 9, 2011 at 10:50 am

My sympathies and prayers. I lost a cat a decade ago and it still hurts. We grew up together; they’re more than just animals, they are members of your family.

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MOB May 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

So sorry about the loss of your beloved Ginger.

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Linda May 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful beloved Ginger.

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Brenda May 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I’m sorry I’m so late to sympathize. It’s a horribly sad thing to lose someone, human or animal, who is a true companion and friend. I am truly sorry for your loss.

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Amy May 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I’m glad you and your family were able to have the pleasure of her company for as long as you did.

~A

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