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Sunday, July 1, 2012

God, Bless My Tootsie

July 1, 2012

This morning at 7:15, my beloved Tootsie passed away.  She was my joy and the light in my life.  I realize that her pain is over now, and that we had nine beautiful years together, but oh Lord, I miss her so.

Last night, Tootsie and I and two of the dwarfs took a ride to the ocean to take photos of the sunset.  Oh, but the sun setting down was glorious.  The photo in the upper right corner shows Tootsie in her stroller watching the sun disappear behind some far a way trees.  I really think that maybe she could see this.

On our way home, we saw some fireworks going off in the sky, and pulled over to try to photograph them.  A little ways further up the road, we pulled into a parking lot to enjoy the rest of the show and I took more photos.  We did not know where the fireworks were being fired from, but they were high enough up for us to watch them. 

I like to think that perhaps the beautiful sunset and the magnificent fireworks were to celebrate my beautiful Tootsie's life.   She was such a blessing and a constant joy for me.  She was my best friend.  I do believe my little girl knew she was leaving.  While I held her in my arms, she licked my hand just before her last breath.

I was supposed to be doing the night photos using my tripod, but was not in a situation to do so.  Therefore, please excuse any fuzz in the fireworks, as all of last night's photos were hand held.  Now I want to light a candle and put it in the window for Tootsie's soul.

Hug your fur babies and love them.  Sometimes tomorrow is already here.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tootsie's passing. She was a dear little dog and I enjoyed all her photos and hearing of her antics. This will leave such a hole in your heart and I know how much it hurts. How wonderful that you could be there to hold her during her journey to the other side. She was a lucky dog to be loved by you and will be missed.

Andrea said...

I am new to your blog and didn't know Tootsie, but I know the unconditional love between a dog and her "Mom". Bless her little heart as she goes over the Rainbow Bridge. You need to feel the pain of your loss so you can understand the depth of the love you had for Tootsie. Over time it will turn into wonderful memories of her life. Bless you both.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Nani said...
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Nani said...

Oh Edna, I am so sorry for your loss! I know how special she was and how much joy she gave you. The tears in my eyes are for you with a prayer for comfort right now.

Tootsie's pain is gone, she sees clearly and moves with vigor. She'll live forever at her very best in your heart and the hearts of all of us you shared her company, photos and stories with.


aquascrap said...

I am in shock this morning as I read of Tootsie's passing. You know that it has to come at some time but when it does it is not easy.
I am so glad you shared her life with us. So many wonderful memories of a truly courageous doggie. I too feel your pain.

RIP little Tootsie

Big ((((hugs)))) for you Edna xx

seamhead gypsy said...

I'm sorry for your loss Edna. My prayers go out to you.

Raven aka Silke said...

so sorry to read about Tootsie, but big hugs from us here and to Tootsie over the Rainbow bridge where she is happy and pain

smiekeltje said...

OH Edna! Your blogpost brought tears into my eyes. Your lovely Tootsie has passed away! I know your heart must be broen, she was such a wonderful companion for you over the nie years.
That last sunset you saw together with Tootsie was as if she told you she would go away, to a painfull and beautiful place over the rainbow.
We all know we have to say goodbye one day to our pets, but it doesn;t make it easier.
All our thoughts are with you!
Bih hug

Anonymous said...

Oh how my heart aches for you. I am so sorry your beautiful Tootsie has gone. We all love our little friends but oh ! how it hurts when they leave. At least she was with you right to the end and slipped away to that lovely place over the rainbow. Love and big hugs from a stranger, Rosabelle xx

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but remember the fun times you both shared and what a comfort you were to each other. Be glad you had her to love for so long and know that she absolutely loved you more than herself. I believe all pets do that, love us unconditionally more than they love themselves. My prayers are sent for you both. Hugs!! Mat

Anonymous said...

Dear Edna, my heart is aching for you...{{huggs}}. Tootsie was such a joy and I treasure the time I was able to spend with her.....she was such a girly-girl !! How blessed she was to have a "person" like you as her loving companion. Your picture of the sunset is beautiful -- you once shared with me a photo of Michael super imposed on a gorgeous picture of the moon.....perhaps we will see a picture of Tootsie walking to the sunset.....My love and prayers go to you. Love, Donna

Misty Rose said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Tootsie. She looks very much like my Misty Rose. I lost her back in 2009 at the age of 13.
Remember, Tootsie is well and back to being young again. She is watching over you from above and will be ready and waiting for you when your time comes. I'm sure she has already made lots of new friends at Rainbow Bridge, including my Misty Rose.

Anonymous said...

I was so saddened to hear that Tootsie had passed on. I've enjoyed reading about her, seeing her photos, and knowing that she was well loved and loved you dearly. May your loss be comforted with happy memories. -- Annie