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My Darling Girl

I am going to miss you so much.......

It has been so hard to let go of the first ever dog I have owned.  She was a star - so clever, so feisty - a joy, a pain - a revelation, a friend, an individual, a companion who didn't judge, with the biggest heart ever - 24/12/97-23/7/11.


  1. i'm so sorry to hear of your loss. our pets claim a part of our hearts in such a unique and special way that it can be a very difficult thing when they are no longer with us.

    i hope that you find comfort in the memories that you have of her.


  2. I'm so sorry you lost your beautiful girl.
    My heart goes out to you

  3. I am so sorry, I know how you feel..
    Remember the good times, they will give you comfort.
    Take care

  4. So sorry to hear you have lost your lovely dog. They give so much but expect so little. She will be with you always in your memories. Hugs

  5. I'm so sorry - nothing prepares you for the loss of a dog. I'm sure she had a long and happy life with you and that's what counts.

  6. I am so very sorry, I do know how you feel. Its the same as losing one of the family.

    Hold on to your memories of the joy she brought you. Nothing can take those away from you.

  7. Thank you all for such kind comments, which are very comforting. x

  8. My heartfelt condolences, our pets are such an important part of our lives that their loss leaves an enormous gap that you will fill with loving memories.

  9. So sad to lose a beloved pet - they truly are part of a family. Sending you a big hug Lesley. xxxx

  10. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. They are a much loved part of your life, and create a massive hole when they go.
    Sending E-Hugs xx

  11. Jill, Diane and Sue, your hugs and kind thoughts are much appreciated. x

  12. Oh Lesley I am so learn of your loss
    Diggle xx

  13. Thanks Angela - she had a good life. Hope all's well with you. x

  14. Oh I am so sorry - my little black dog died last year, it is so heartbreaking to lose our furry friends. They wind themselves round the heartstrings and it is so desperately sad to lose them.

    Pomona x

  15. Dogs are such characters - and they never argue! Thanks Pomona. x

  16. So very sorry, I know how much a little dog can become part of the family. Thinking of you x

  17. Much appreciated, thank you Valerie. x

  18. My heart goes out to you. Dogs are such a gift.
    xoxo -Frizz

  19. Tricia, you are so right! Thanks. Lesley x

  20. lesley...i am late seeing this...i am so very sorry for your loss...this is a pain i know all too well. i lost my Buddy march 3, 2010...what a heartbreak...i thought i would never smile again...but i did. there is nothing like the love and companionship of a dog. i LOVE dogs so much !!! it's been 16 months...and i have Teddy now to love..Teddy saved me...but i think about Buddy every single day.... i still miss him so much. i have learned to live with the fact that i will always miss Buddy.... right after he died i got so much love and support from blog friends. it took my breath away...the kindness and support i got from this great community...

    i wish you peace and comfort ...

    with greatest sympathy,
    and sending love,

    kary and teddy

  21. Thanks Kary

    You, like so many (most? all?) of the fellow bloggers who have left such kind messages, have been in this place before me and it's a big consolation. x

  22. I'm so sorry Lesley, you must have had some lovely times together xx

  23. Thank you Noelle - yes, we really did. x


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