Friday, August 16, 2013

august is senior pet month

i was going to write this post about our precious kibbles, whom we lost to cancer in 2010. she was 14+ years old. but as i sit here at my computer trying to make sense of my thoughts, and going through her picture albums, all i can do is cry. i have no words. i've been trying to make a coherent sentence for over 2 hours now. kibbles was a part of our family for almost 15 years. that was nearly half of my married life!
when i lost my kibbles, my heart broke. literally. i felt it break. it ached for her. it still does. i'd never felt that before. she was my once-in-a-lifetime dog. i miss her so much it hurts.

kibbles was about 10 years old in these pictures, during happier times, well before cancer entered our lives.

i'm sorry this post doesn't make much sense. i don't know why my thoughts are so muddled. i've been able to write about kibbles before. if you're interested, you can read about her here. it was hard to write but i made it through. i think i need to just post this "as is" and pull myself together offline. thanks for your understanding.

rip my sweet kibbles. i love you.


  1. So sorry about Kibbles. Those heart dogs are always the toughest to get over. I totally understand. Hugs. :)

  2. So sorry about Kibbles, but you don't need to apologize. Each dog has a place in a person's heart, some places are bigger than others. My mom still tears up 10 yrs after her Trine passed on and she talks to us about her a lot. Cancer is cruel to any living creature.

  3. So sorry about your Kibbles. Ma says she can't imagine losing a once-in-a-lifetime dog but she knows the day will someday come. Please just try and remember the love...and let that fill your heart and hopefully it will ease your pain of losing dear Kibbles.

  4. So sorry to hear about Kibbles. The big C is devastating.

    But on a lighter note, I don't know if Moira's Human contacted you, but we went to the Tillmook Cheese Factory, The Devil's Punchbowl, and Mo's for some clam chowder. We stopped by a few beaches along the coast too. Hug Point was our favorite.

  5. Judy....
    I get it. Completely. We all do. I lost my Shadow in 2010 as well. I was never a crier until watching her slowly drift away from me....
    --Raelyn and Rose

  6. Oh, I'm so sorry abouts Kibbles. It is always so devastating to loose your soul-dog. She sure was a cutie!! What a great face!
    You never have to apologize to 'dog people' about stuff like that! We all understand.
    Ruby ♥

  7. I totally understand, I lost my poodle Napoleon, he was 17 years old, after that Paws, always called her my baby, she also lived 17 years. When you get lonely for Kibbles just hug Bailey and you will feel so much better, I promise. Hugs...

  8. Kibbles. What beautiful pictures of such a happy dog. What a wonderful life you must have given her. How lucky was she that she was able to live and be loved by someone who has never forgotten her. What a wonderful thing that through that loss, you had opportunity to rescue little Bailey. And here, you celebrate that rescue and inspire others by sharing her with us. Thank you.

  9. Kibbles was a beauty. I know how you feel, I lost my cat around Halloween of 2006 and sometimes when I think about her I still feel like crying. However, it makes me feel better knowing that I will see her again one day.