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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Remembering Sam ~


It's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet...

it breaks our hearts to say goodbye to a little soul
...that has touched us with their love so deeply ~
but
when they are sick or suffering and their quality of life is not there anymore,
the times comes to make a decision...


yesterday was the time.


Sam came into our lives as a weak, flea-infested ball of fur,
that my sister Sharon's dog, Jessy, rescued from the woods...
Sam was severely dehydrated and needed to be hospitalized and put on meds...

He grew into a beautiful, BIG boy that in his prime weighed nearly 23 lbs.
Hannah & he formed a tight bond, and you could see how much he adored her by watching him

follow her around, meowing and purring so loudly at her...

she would dress him up in doll-clothes,
put tiara's on his little head and make him wear crazy things like socks and bonnets...
and he allowed her to becasue he was devoted to her....


He will always be remembered for bringing us joy and laughter,
especially on those occasions when the catnip came out ~


I want to thank Lee & Robin for coming out last night to help me dig Sam's little grave...
he rests now outside Hannah's bedroom window where she can see him,
but more importantly,
where he can keep an eye on her...


Blessings from the Farm...
Lori

30 comments:

Farm Field Primitives said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is amazing how those furry little critters take hold of our hearts. There is a poem called Rainbow Bridge http://rainbowsbridge.com/poem.htm
that talks of animals and how they wait for their owners. I can't read it without crying . I have tears in my eyes now just thinking of you and your family. May each day get a little easier.
~Melissa~

Tina Eudora said...

My deepest sympathy is with and your family today. I know how sharp the pain of the loss of a beloved furry family member can be, but as you said in your post the sweet memories of the happy times will always be with you.
God bless...
Tina xo

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

So sorry for your loss. I'm sure Sam will be missed for a long time. I hope Hannah can find comfort knowing that he is now comfortable...her heart must ache. I don't know if you ever stitch other designers patterns but Pineberry Lane had a beautiful sampler to memorialize a beloved pet. Peace & comfort to your family ~Kriss~

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I am also so sorry for your loss, I know your pain, we lost out 14 year old chihuahua 5 months ago. It is still so hard but each day gets a little easier. I hope that it will for you also.

Penny said...

So sorry for your loss. I know you are all hurting so much right now...
We just lost our rescued dog after only 11 short years. We take comfort in the fact that we provided him with a warm & loving home - and more love than any of us imagined -- and he in return, gave that love back in so many delightful ways. Who knows what would have happened to him if he was not taken in, or if he had gone to a family that didn't care for him properly.
I believe you must feel the same way -- what a wonderful life you gave to Sam! And all the happy memories he gave to your family will be with you forever....
My sympathies on your loss....

NMK said...

It is so hard to say good bye to a special pet that gives us so much love. They will always have a very special place in your heart and someday you will be together again , crossing over the Rainbow Bridge is a very special place. My heart aches for you .....

Joanie said...

So sorry about the loss of your beloved Sam. I know that he was a joy to you and you were angels for him. God certainly knows how to bless us with fur friends, does't He? They bring us such joy.

Sam will live on in your heart, I know that all my fur children do!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

So sorry about your beloved cat Sam.
It's always so hard to let them go.
Blessings
Robin

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

God speed Sam. A true angel in a cat suit. My heart aches for your loss. Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

Cindy said...

So sorry about Sam. I hope your daughter remembers the happy times soon.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Sorry for your loss~ I am sure Sam is watching over all of you~ So many wonderful~ enjoyable memories that we have with our pets, just part of the family~
Teresa

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Lori, Thinking of you it's so hard to loss a furry memeber of the family! It just sucks! there I said it! Have a glasss of wine! OLM

Jane said...

Oh, it's so hard to lose them! I know how much love you give to all your critters. Love and hugs to you, Peter, and Hannah.

Linda, NE Iowa said...

It's so wonderful to read about an animal who was so dearly loved. Thank you for sharing.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh Lori,
I feel your sadness...we went through that twice and will again before long.
It's never easy but it's like you said, you just don't want them to hurt anymore.

Karen

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wishing you - and your family (especially Hannah) peace and comfort. Losing a pet is made so much more difficult by the fact that their love was always unconditional and unstoppable - such little innocents here. Wish you peace in your memories - and comfort in knowing Sam will be looking down from heaven as a sunbeam on you. Hugs ~ Robin

susiedele said...

I know how you adore your fur-babies and I'm so sorry for your families heart ache for losing Sam. He was lucky to find you and visa versa.

HomeSpunPrims said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sam Lori. I hope Hannah is comforted. It's just never easy to say goodbye to them as they love us unconditionaly and bring so much joy to our lives.

Beckyjean said...

Lori~

So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a member of your family. Wishing your family peace.

Hugs~Becky

The Cinnamon Stick said...

Just sending hugs....XOXO, Judy

Stitching Cat said...

Lori and Hannah, I am sorry for your loss of Sam but remember the wonderful times you had together. Graycie sends kitty hugs to you. Deb

grandma peden's porch said...

i am so sorry for your loss!!! reading your post brought back all the feelings i had when we had to put our 2 schnauzers down the pain is grief is overwhelming they give so much unconditional love. i will keep you in my thoughts.
prayers, marilyn

Chris said...

Dear Lori,
I am so soryy for your loss. Sam will always be in your hearts.

jennifer768 said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Sam ! It is always hard to say good bye .Big hugs,Jen

Larkrise garden girl said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Sam sounded like such a great cat.

Kris Miller said...

Dear Lori and Hannah,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved pet. It's so hard to see them leave us but you will always have good memories to get you through the grief.
Hugs, Kris

The French Bear said...

It's always so hard to say goodbye to a family pet.....sorry you had to experience this. My apologies for not visiting sooner...I have not been feeling my best and so many things have been happening, lost my old home town a few weeks ago, it has been very tramatic for all my friends and family, trying to rebuild......
I hope that maybe when my Lupus settles down I can start stitching a few of your patterns!
I do love to come and visit you, your blog has always been a favourite place for me!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B
xxxxx

Judy said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. We lost an 11 year old cat named Simba in a house fire in Jan. 2010. My kids who are in their 20s cried like babies. He looked alot like your Sam. He also had to put up with the same torture as Sam , namely baby doll clothes and strollers. LOL! May you keep your wonderful memories of him close to your heart. He will watch over Hannah and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Theresa said...

Lori I'm so sorry to hear of your sweet kitty's passing. It's never easy to lose a loved one human or furry.

jonette said...

So sorry for your loss. Cats leave paw prints on our hearts. May you find peace in your fond memories.

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