Jan 15, 2009

In Loving Memory of My Zoe, 1994-2009

 
It is with a heavy heart that I have to share that my Zoe passed away early this morning. Zoe was doing fine up to late last night. She had heart problems and various other health issues that I was actively treating and watching with the help of our wonderful vet. I didn't see anything different over the past few weeks or few days in her health that would have lead me to believe something was wrong. Even early yesterday evening she was ok and barking in the kitchen for a treat. 

My husband and I ventured out to an emergency vet who once I met I had no trust in at all. This vet was not sure what was wrong but said to leave her there and they would do this and do that. There was no way that I was going to leave my Zoe there alone with those people. I held her all night and made sure she was as comfortable as she could be. I am comforted in the fact that my husband and I were with her as she drifted away. As hard as it is for me to say, I believe it was just her time. K-8 has been waiting at the bridge for her since March 12, 2008. Now, they are together again.
 
 
 
With Zoe leaving us, it feels as if part of my old life with K-8 has ended.
I found this poem that I wanted to share:

"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, 
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you... 
I loved you so - 'twas Heaven here with you."
by Isla Paschal Richardson

Zoe did live in a little slice of Heaven here on earth created by us.
I am so thankful that she was a part of our lives.
 
 
 
 

122 Treats:

AppleDebbie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. We can see that Zoe lived a long happy life with you and she'll always live on in your hearts and memories.

With our deepest sympathy,
Debbie, Jim and Trooper

Nibblestreats.com said...

Being with her when she passed is the best thing you could have done for her. The memories you shared with always warm your heart. Our sincerest sympathies go out to you all.

Sandy, Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Ruby said...

I'm so, so sorry. Tears are falling as I write this. I'm glad you were with her, as she left for the bridge. K-8 & Zoe will be watching over your family until you all meet again.
Hugs to you all.
Joyelle & Ruby

BJ Roan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Zoe. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It's nice K-8 will be there to welcome Zoe to her new home.

BJ & Willie

The PR Gang said...

I'm so sorry.
Take comfort in the fact that she lived a wonderful life with you and you were there for her 'til the end of her time.

Three Dogs Long said...

We are so terribly sorry to hear of your precious Zoe's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family as you mourn.

A candle has been lit to guide safely her on her journey.

Godspeed little one...........

((hugs))

Your friends,

Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Eduardo said...

You & your family are in my Mommy prayers & in my snuggles. I'm so sorry that you lost your sweet Zoe. We know you gave her the best life ever & you will always have the memories & the love you shared. She can now run free & happy with K-8 at the bridge, they can watch over you & yours with all the love y'all showed them.
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Mom is leaking so I'll paw this fur us from us:

We are sorry fur your loss -

She's free and easy at The Bridge telling them all about her special people AND the pups she's entrusted with them now -

She knows your hearts are a little more able to take her departure since she's given Lucie the wisdom, energy, and love to kharry on fur her -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our hearts are breaking for you! We're so glad you were there at the end for Zoe! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maggie, Mitch and Sue

Turbo the Sibe said...

We are sorry to read of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

The OP Pack said...

Words are hard to come by - we are so sorry for your loss. Zoe had a good long life with you, what a lucky pup to have had such a loving home. Our eyes are weeping and our hearts are sad.

Deepest sympathy,
The OP Pack and Mom

Deetz said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness. Find peace in the fact that she was not alone and had such loving humans near her side.
Big Paw Prayers to you
Deetzy and family

b13 said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our companions leave this life way too soon.

Dina ... UK said...

Dear Staci!
I am so very very sorry...
You made the right choice and cuddled her all night...
Bless you....
It truly is a Black Thursday...
Run Free with your pal K-8 little Darling....
XXXX

River said...

We are so so sorry to hear that you have lost Zoe! But how wonderful that you were able to hold her at the end. She had such a great life. My mom and I and the beagle crew send our love and prayers and many many hugs.

love & wags,
River, Stephanie and the rest of the pack

Stella said...

You were so blessed to have such a sweet dog for all the years. Zoe was blessed to have a loving family.
I'm so happy you took her home to hold her and comfort her.

Kisses,
Stella

JB's Big World said...

WE are so so sorry to hear this news. Our hearts are hurting for you and we understand how difficult a time this is for you. My sister, PooPoo, just passed away on Tuesday morning unexpectedly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope Zoe will get to meet PooPoo at the Rainbow Bridge.
Purrs,
JB

The Brax Blog said...

I am so sorry!
I am thinking of you,

Frankie & trainer

Kapp pack said...

We're so sorry to hear the news. Zoe was a beootiful pup! I'm sure our Kelsey Ann was there to help greet her at the rainbow bridge.

Sad woos, Sky, Canyon and Meadow

Painter Pack said...

Painter Mom here...I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Regardless of age or time, it is always heartbreaking. Take comfort that you were there with her and that Zoe had lived such a wonderful life with your family. Keep those memories close to your heart and cherrish them as the treasures they are.

May God bless and comfort you.

Painter Pack

Dannan and The Girl said...

Oh, the tears are falling here today for you! We are heartbroken to hear about Zoe's passing. Run free, sweet girl, and play with K-8 until you can all be reunited.

It was a precious gift that you could be with her last night. She departed knowing the warmth and sweetness of your love.

Our love to you all.
Dannan and Lindsay

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

OHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Dera Staci....Addie & Lucie...Our hearts are breaking for you!!!!!!
our mum are crying while reading about Zoe!!!
bur we're sure that Being with her when she passed is the best thing you could have done for her!!!!!!she'll lives forever in our hearts and memory....now she will be running in a wonderful place and she'll take care of you from Heaven!!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness!!!!
we would have wanted to be them next to you now....
but with the heart and the soul we are are near to you and if will have need we will be for you!!!
with all our love.....
GOODBYE ZOE!!!!!!!

Cilly said...

Staci, Addie, and Lucie and family...

I am having a hard time thinking of something to say. As you know, my girl is struggling and getting closer to the bridge each day.

I wish I lived closer so I could hug you.

To one DogMa to another who helped our girls enjoy their lives to the fullest, I am here for you, just as you have been here for me...

HUGS-
Cilly & Destiny

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We can tell from the pictures that Zoe was a lucky girl.

Steve and Kat

Erin,Bubs,Tex and PN4 said...

OMG! I'm soo sorry to hear about this!! I'm glad that she was able to live such a long and happy life!
You are in our thoughts!

Erin

Vicki luvs Chopper ! said...

Came over from Destiny's blog...So wonderful that you were with her..

Our deepest sympathy...

Chopper & Vicki

Josh and Jess said...

Hello! Your friend Destiny sent us over for some cyber-hugs and support. We're so sorry for your loss. Your post has made our Momma cry!! :( Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love, Josh and Jess

Pipa said...

We are so sorry to hear that Zoe passed away. Our prayers and thoughts are with her, you and your family. We are so sure that Zoe was a happy doggie in her life with your family.

Goodbye Sweet Zoe!


Carla, John and Pipa

Daisy Dog said...

We are sorry to hear this sad news. Just know Zoe is at the Rainbow Bridge and she is running and playing and happy, but missing you too. We will say fur prayers for you to be able to get through your sorrow.

Joey said...

We're so,so sad to hear about Zoe. Our hearts are with you.

Joey and family

Homer said...

We are very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to your family.

Love,
Homer

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Staci,

I am so sorry. Zoe was a very special girl and had a fantastic life with you. She had you with her, loving her in her final moments and now she can run free and play again with K-8.
*hugs to you and your dh*


Love,
Sam, Holly & Zac

Cyber-sibes said...

We send sad woos over your loss of Zoe. She sure was a cute little gal. So many years together, too, is very special. She will continue to bring light & love to your heart when you least expect it, for love never ends.

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack

Nibblestreats.com said...

We know today is tough but just wanted to let you know that we think you are special and are giving you an award. Visit our blog for the info. Woofs!
Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

misskyliem said...

Oh Addie & Family! Our hearts are breaking at this sad sudden news. You are with us in thoughts and prayers and we will say a special prayer tonight for little Zoe to find her way to K-8 and together they will run and play like they used too.

Licks,
Kylie and her Mom & Dad (Ali & Matt)

Snowball said...

RIP, Zoe. Run free and play with all your pals who are already cross over the Rainbow Bridge.

Luv
Snowball

Lacy said...

sad w00f's Addie and family, we iz sooo sorry...i no how sad and the holes left in ur heart, almost a year ago we lost Lacylulu..she wuz a bute ti ful girl and knew how much u all loved her..RIP sweet Zoe, run with the wind..

a sad,
rocky
bear
angel lacylulu
and mama...

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

We are so sorry to hear that Zoe has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. If you watch, she will send you a sign that she has made it to the Bridge and is running and playing with the K-8.

Our hearts and thoughts are will you at this difficult time.

Vicky, Doug, Eva and Brice

Mason Dixie said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Zoe was absolutely adorable and she looked very happy and content in those pictures. My thoughts are with you.

Kim said...

I am so sorry.

We are thinking of you.

Kim, Maggie and Bosley

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Zoe obviously had a wonderful life with you. Cherish the memories. Please come over to my blog- I have something for you!

deepest sympathies,
Norwood

Ludo van puppy said...

I'm so sorry to read about this. I'm glad she went easily and peacefully with those she loved with her. Rest in Peace at the Bridge Zoe.
With Sympathy,
~Dee & Ludo

Frankie said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear about Zoe's passing. What a lucky girl that she had you and was able to be with her favorite people as she went.

*hugs*
Frankie's mom

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

We're so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed.

Ozzie, John and Kelly

Mack said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. What a fine tribute for such a beautiful girl.
Everytime momma reads that poem she gets a little lump in her throat because after my Aussie mom, Emily died she received a card with that poem on it.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sugars,
Mack

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear the bad news. Just remember all the wonderful times you had and all the joy she brought to your lives.. She will truly be missed...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

SGR said...

Woof to hear about Zoe. I was sad to read your post. We know Zoe's memories will last forever and be comforting. Woof! Sugar

Asta said...

My Heawt is bweaking fow you and Mommi is cwying..we awe so vewy sad that Zoe had to leave you..I hope she is wif K-8 wunning wif that big smile on hew face..what a bootiful lovely giwl she was..I'm suwe she made youw life vewy wich and we think it's wondewful that you could be wif hew giving hew youw love till the last moment.
We pway that you will find peace in youw heawts
smoochie kisses
ASTA and Mommi

Tracey and Huffle said...

Farewell sweet Zoe, run free across the bridge now. Look in on your mum from time to time, okay?

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

The FOUR Musketeers said...

sorry to hear about our dear buddy Zoe . Hope K8 will takecare of her up there ! We will sure miss her !!! Cheerup Staci & family !

We love you guys !

The Brat Pack said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We know she is happy and healthy at the Bridge.

Love,
The Brat Pack

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

Oh, we are so very sorry to hear about Zoe. No matter how and no matter when, losing our beloved friends tears a big hole in our hearts. But we are happy you could be with her at the end, and yes, she will now be running free with her old pal K-8. And she will always be in your hearts. Each one of our friends enriches us and teaches us to be better people.

Our thoughts are with you.
Woofs, Purrs and Hugs,
Tom, Tama-Chan and #1

EchosMom said...

Woof to Zoe's family- Zoe held on to be sure she taught Lucie the ropes of how to be a good girl, all the things that she needed to carry on. Now Zoe is watching you Miss Addie and Lucie while she plays with her very own K-8. Make your older sisters proud girls, and most importantly, be sure to help your mom and dad by licking away those tears. They need you now more than ever.
Godspeed Zoe

Lauren said...

What a terrible loss. Our thoughts are with you all on this sad day. How wonderful that you had Zoe in your life, but it's never easy to say goodbye.

Hana said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your furbaby, Zoe. Clearly she was one of the many important loves of your life. She was a beautiful girl.
Our sympathies,
Hana and family

Winterdark said...

Thinking of you.
Bolo
http://peiinthelife.blogspot.com/

Dughallmor Beagles said...

We were so sorry to read your sad news at Dannan's blog tonight.
What a beautiful tribute to your darling girl, gorgeous pictures and words that have me in tears. We don't know you but we've seen you around alot and we're sorry it's taken something like this for us to drop by and say hello.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Nicky and the Beagles xx

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Dearest Staci, Addie & family,

I just found about Zoe. My heart is broken. Samantha was 14 1/2 when she left for the bridge but I was so thankful I was able to be with her when the time came to let her go. That is a blessing and it was so peaceful. My thoughts & prayers are with you always. I hope K8 and Zoe have found Samantha and will be best friends at the bridge. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do for you.

Love Mona's Mommy Sarah

Elmo&Dana said...

Zoe is such a beautiful dog. She has been very very happy with you guys, and I'm sure she'll be resting in peace, happy forever. We'll be praying for her tonight.

Shmoo said...

Run free sweet Zoe, until you meet your loved ones again, across the Rainbow Bridge.

Meeshka and the gimpy gang

Peanut said...

We are sorry for your loss.

Achilles Wong said...

oh addie... we are so sorry. we promised no tears but we just cant help it. we were just looking at your christmas card this morning. we were even thinking that next christmas there would be 2 reindogs with santa zoe...

thank you so much for sharing zoe with all of us. it is always difficult to lose a family member. zoe had been a very good girl and we can see how happy the both of you made each other.

in a way, we are glad that she didn't undergo much pain when she left and that you were there with her. i shudder at the thought of this eminent phase but it is a fact of life and we are all bound to go to the bring sometime.

we hope that zoe easily finds her way to k-8. they were sure lovely pals and i know that she must be very excited to reunite with her friend.

we love you all so much. hang in there. please know that zoe and your entire family will be in our prayers.

giving you are our tightest hugs and sympathy,

Aki, Poopie, Manang and Manong

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

I am so sorry about your Zoe. It's never easy to see them go. I held some of my girl's in my arms to see them off to the Rainbow Bridge. They came into our lives & became a part of our family & I feel that I have to be there with them to the very end.

-Marlene, Cosi & Juni's Mommy-

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Zoe. Our thoughts are with you and your family. I'm sure Zoe is grateful that you stayed with her until the end...like the poem said, we should think of her and K-8 like they were beside us all the time. Run free Zoe...we will see you soon.

Scottie

Tibby said...

We are so very sorry to hear the news about your sweet Zoe. We will keep you and yours in our prayers. It is clear that Zoe shared a wonderful life with you and we are sure she will safe and happy with K-8 until you can all be together again.
Our deepest sympathy,
Tibby & Family

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh no, I was in shock when I saw the sad news. Zoe was loved by all of us, she'll be missed.
Hugs and kisses to Addie, Lucie and family!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Gus, Waldo, and I send our sad paws to you. How wonderful that you were able to be with her when she crossed the bridge. We will be thinking of your family.

Wuv and wicks,
Gus and Waldo

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.
Lorenza and mom

The Animal Doctor said...

we got the news from aki's manang...dogs are heartbreaks waiting to happen,by the mere fact that their lives are shorter than ours. yet we choose to love them. please accept our condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

the animal doctor, secretary, trudis, moy, jappy, scarlet, and cat pussy.

Amber said...

We are thinking of you and hoping your heart heals soon.

Love,
Nala & Amber

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

My deepest sympathies are with you. Even when you know the time is right, it's never easy to say goodbye.

Levi's mom

Huskee and Hershey said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss and our thoughts are with you.
Just wanted to share one of our mom's fav poems with you:

They say memories are golden,
well maybe that is true.
But I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
No one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
And heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

we are so sorry to hear this. May Zoe run free on rainbow bridge.


Love,
Zen, Ben, Twinkle & Family

with love, Madison said...

We are so sorry to hear your pack's sad news. Dogspeed to sweet Zoe.

Casper and pals said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We didn't know Zoe but heard about her through Destiny.

Looking at her pictures we are struck by how beautiful she is!

Zoe, Rest Easy and Run Free
at the Rainbow Bridge

Woofs from Casper, Buddy, Nikki and Momma (Gwyn)

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Run free sweet Zoe - you have certainly earnt your angel wings darling.

Big hugs to your family - if there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Love,

Greg, Brooke, Charlie & Opy

Teddy said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Zoe. I can tell she was dearly loved. She's watching over you now like an angel. I'm sure you will meet each other again.

Teddy, T-man Angel and mom

happy said...

We're really sad to hear this. Rest in peace, Zoe.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Sorry to hear your pup went away. It looks like she was a sweetheart.

Holly said...

My heart breaks for you.
My eyes weep for you.
My prayers go out to you.
May your love and memories help comfort you.

I am sooo sorry for your loss.

Holly

Bae Bae said...

So sorry to hear about Zoe.. She'll be in doggie heaven watching down on you now

~ Bae

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Mom just got home from work and read about Zoe - she seems sad. I will let her talk for us..
Morgan

Staci - I am so very sorry for your loss. It is very sad for those left behind when a pet crosses to the bridge. Zoe will be with K-8 though, so she will be looked after. They will have fun together again.
Imogene

Team Husky said...

Haroo, we were fury fury sorry to hear about Zoe....she was lucky to have had so much love in her life.

We are Team Husky from NZ and saw about Zoe on Khyra's blog. We would love to hear from woo sometime, we have added woo to our fave blog list.

We will keep woo all in our thought and prayers and I'm sure Zoe and K-8 have been reunited at the rainbow bridge.

Sad Woo Woos
Team Husky

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Dear Staci

I am sooo very sad to read this.
Your lovely tribute to your sweet Zoe made me weep for you.
It is always painful to loose our cherished ones to the Rainbow Bridge.
But, Zoe obviously had a wonderful life with you.
And her great companian of old K-8 will have been there to greet.

Thinking of you!
Love
Blue

Sweepy said...

Zoe? The Gorgeous One who looks like my late Mumsy Pica? Waaaah, Addie!!!!

I'm sorry if I have to bawl like this. I'm just getting to know you guys...and it was the black hounds barkday...and Keeper had fever... PLUS there were many other dogs who got sick..and died...so I'm quite wiped out.

Oh, hug your hoomans Addie. Rest awhile and take comfort in the love you have for each other.

Remember I am just a pee-mail away...

Your SuperDog Sweepy
and the HoundsInHeaven too:
Sumo, Bogart and Keeper Lui

Molly and Taffy said...

Rest in peace Zoe, run free at the Rainbow Bridge.

Molly and Taffy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We know how hard it is to lose a family member and we will keep all twelve paws crossed for all of you! Run free, sweet Zoe and play to your heart's content with K-8!

We're sending you lots of Aire-zen!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Suzuki said...

Oh no! Big licks to you Addie's Mummy :(
My Mummy is crying now...
You can take comfort in the fact that you were with her until the end and she would have appreciated that.
Big licks and wet noses to you all
Suzuki & Family
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Bumpass Hounds said...

We are so sad that Zoe has gone to The bridge but we also know that she wil always be with you forever. She is a beautiful soul. We will howl at the sky for Zoe tonight.
- TBH

Pipa said...

The mometn you are living is the moment we all fear, my Dear.
Thank God there's this magic thing called blogosphere, and we are able to "hold hands" and think of Zoe, all around the world!

Zoe and K-8 are playing together in the rainbow bridge and they are watching you and your fantastic family!


Love from

Carla, John and Pipa

bunch o'mutts said...

Dear sweet Zoe, you were such a beautiful puppy. We know how hard you will be missed and we hope your family finds comfort in their love for each other and Addie especialy.
Love,Muttallica

Amy and the Huskies said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. :( Have fun at the Bridge with your dear friend K-8, Zoe.

Rachel said...

Staci, I am thinking and praying for you today. Although you are being rational about Zoe's condition and about her having lived her life to the fullest, I know you are still hurting with the loss of your sweet girl. It is an unfortunate thing that these animals cannot live as long as we do, but it is because they live life so much more fully than we can imagine that their time to go comes earlier.
Our thoughts are with you...
Rachel, Winston & Clementine

Bruschi said...

We are so sorry for your loss and so saddened for the pain you must be feeling in your heart. I read about Zoe on Miss Kylie's blog, and wanted you to know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Hugs and Licks,
Bruschi the Puggle

the 4 Bs said...

we are so sorry to hear about Zoe. she was well loved and you have a lot of wonderful memories. we hope you can find some comfort in them.

sad woofs.

Moco said...

We are so sad to hear of Zoe passing. She is playing with K-8 at this very moment and they are enjoying themselves as only 2 companions can. You were lucky to be blessed with her for so long as she was lucky to be blessed with you. We are so glad that you were able to be with her when she crossed the bridge.
Addie seems to be adjusting to the new puppy. Sometimes it is very hard to share the attention. We are looking forward to the results of the DNA test.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

I am so sorry to read this sad news.

Please accept our condolences. The poem you quoted was just beautiful.

May your Zoe rest in peace.

love from Jeannie and Marvin xx

Angus Mhor said...

I'm so very sorry for your heart today, as you wake up without your sweet Zoe to greet you. I'm sending you my best purrs to comfort you just a little.

Your friend,

Angus

The Army of Four said...

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Thank you for the love you gave to sweet Zoe and for letting us get to know her a little bit.
God's blessings on all of you!
The Ao4 and our mom

Fenway said...

Bless Zoe's great heart. She went to The Bridge on her own terms. And bless you for easing her departure with all the love you have to give.

We are so sad for Addie and your family and share in your mourning.

(sigh) Fenway

Kodak the Eskie said...

Destiny told us about your loss and we wanted to stop by and tell you how sorry we are. Zoe looks like she had a wonderful life and you gave her lots of joy. We know how heartbreaking it is to lose a furbaby. My mommy lost her Clive almost one year ago. She was heartbroken as I know you are.

Extra hugs, Kodak

Elizabeth Bergesen said...

I am sorry for you loss. This is my first visit to your blog as I had heard of your current situation through another blog. Looks like you have a beautiful dog family and I'm sorry one of them had to leave you!

Holy Cuteness said...

Oh that is so sad....
I hope that she may rest in peace.
It's always hard when a beloved pet passes away.

Mo said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this...it's so hard when one leaves us, and nothing said can ease the heartache.

Our deepest sympathy is with you and yours at this time.

Technodoll said...

We are so shocked and broken-hearted to read this... oh sweet Zoe, rest well over the bridge with your friends. You had a very long and wonderful life with your family, however it does not make your passing any easier for those left behind.

You shall be missed.

*tears and cuddles*

The akitas and their very sad mom

Andrea said...

So so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she had a wonderful life with you. Stopped by via another blog....so glad I did. I will be following.

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

There are no words to help ease the pain. We know you will always remember Zoe with love and a joy that she was a part of your lives for so many years.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

You are in our thoughts. Be well.

BCxFour said...

Oh my ...I am so sorry. I just read this and my heart is just breaking for you.

This poem was a comfort for me when I lost Katie (I shortened it a bit)

"I live among Gods creatures now
In the heavens of your mind,
So do not grieve for me, my friend
As I am with my kind.

I nap the day on a snowy cloud,
Gentle breezes rocking me,
And dream the dreams of earthlings
And how it used to be.

At night I sleep in angels arms,
Her wings protecting me
And moonbeams dance about us
As stardust falls on thee

So when your life on earth is spent
And you stand at Heavens gate,
Have no fear of loneliness -
For here, you know, I wait. "

-Author Unknown

I know in my heart that Zoe, Destiny and all of our much loved animals are waiting for us on the other side, till then they are safe in God's arms. My thoughts and prayers are with you...

-Carolynn & John

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Addie, I am so heartbroken too that Zoe left us all. She had a wonderful life with you guys. And I'm glad she got to meet her new little sista too. We all will miss her very much. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family, Addie.

Hugs & Love,
Solid Gold Dancer & Family

The Zoo Crew said...

I'm so so so sorry....I have been so remiss in keeping up with blogs and I just can't believe this news. My heart is breaking for you, as the pain of losing a beloved family member is all too fresh in my heart, and I know how you are grieving. My first red dachsie, Bugsi, and my black and tan girl, Clea, certainly were waiting for Zoe at the bridge.

May the memories you have of Zoe comfort you in the days ahead....

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Jodi said...

I am so far behind here. My gosh I am so very sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you all.

happypitbull said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our dogs are such close family members, and their passing leaves a hole in the heart. Zoe had the best life with you and she was loved; you gave her the life every dog hopes for. My dog Felanie will undoubtedly meet Zoe at the bridge--she loved little dogs.

Jennifer, Dozer and Star

LUCKY LUKE said...

We're so very sorry for your parting... and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Mom says there is never enough time, and she sends a hug. I send my head in your lap in understanding wif the Bleu leaning against your leg...

What I'm trying to say is that we wish you comfort in your sorrow. Zoe is a beautiful girl and a most precious angel who will always be wif you.

Wif love from Luke, the Bleu and the Mom

Samantha: said...

I'm so, so sorry about Zoe - I know she was comforted by being in your arms - me - I send you sincere love and sympathies and Love,
xo and licks,
With kisses,
Samantha and her mompeep and dadpeep

Southbay Girl said...

I am so sorry for your loss! There aren't words that can express my sadness at your loss! I hope you cherish all the wonderful times you had with Zoe, and I hope they bring you joy and happiness! It's one of the hardest things losing a furry family member! My thoughts and prayers are with you and velcro sends woofs and the kitties send purrs!!! May Zoe rest in peace!

Velcro, Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom, Angel Winton and mom Penny

The Daily Echo said...

We're so sorry to hear about Zoe. It never gets any easier. We can only hope that one day we'll see them again.
ECHO

Chef said...

Our hearts are breaking with this very sad news. We are so, so sorry. Your sweet Zoe was very lucky to have you near as she passed, and to have K-8 greet her on the other side. We just know that you are extremely kind and loving people and you gave Zoe the best life she could have had. She left this earth knowing how loved she was and we hope that is a comfort to you.

Our deepest sympathies and prayers.
x
Chef

Lois Lane/Laney said...

I'm so sorry.
Your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

Hello dear friends. We are so sorry to read about sweet little Zoe. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon, Rusty & Riley

Xsara ... said...

We are incredibly sorry for your loss! I can't even imagine how difficult it must be for all of you ...

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

Friends we just learned of Zoe being called home to God's Garden and we are heartbroken. Thank you for sharing the loving tribute and the beautiful pictures. May the wonderful memories help heal your hearts. Being with her made all the difference

In our prayers
Crikit, Sparky, Ginger & mommy M

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