Sunday, January 30, 2011

Loss of Our (4legged) Family Member HARLEY

Woe is me!!!  It's been a horrible week here.   I have lost a best friend on January 25, 2011. My Heart pains for my Harley. I don't think I have cried this hard in a very long time. We had to make the decision to send him to the "Rainbow Bridge". What a horrible decision to have to make. But it's better then him suffering here for our benefit.   So now he is with my Mom and Day who loved him very much. I'm still struggling with this decision, why. I prayed hard for the strength to be able to except out decision and if this was the right thing to do.....

 Then I spoke to my friend and she said to Blog about it this would help also!!! This is a picture of my "Prick Ear" Buddy in Better times. What a beautiful warm face and beautiful big brown eyes!! Now on to the qualities that make him special:

Believe it or not he always smelled like Powered Grape stuff. Just his head. We use to call him  "Grape Ape".

He had soft fuzzy Prick ears that felt like velvet.

He loved everybody and greeted everybody the same human or not. And loved other animals.

He was a very vocal family member. And he never licked, don't know why just didn't he would sniff you and snort on you and that meant you were part of his family :)

His place was on the couch on one of the pillows, like princess and the pea.

The only bad thing is We let him sleep in our "BED" don't do that, it's like sleeping with a cow in your bed.

He protected his yard from the "SQ's" we couldn't say Squirrel in the house he went ballistic, where, where...

He was larger then life and was a beautiful addition to our family. Our other member "Gracie" is grieving  and looks for him in and around the house and outside. It is super quiet here. We have beautiful memories and nice pictures of our buddy. He will always hold a place in our hearts and just maybe we'll see each other again.
I love you Harley and Thank You for making our lives and my life a little easier to bare some days!!!! Goodbye ole' buddy and love from your  Human Keeper and Caretaker...Joyce


  1. I am so sorry to read about your loss. It's always hard to lose a furry member of the family. The grieving process will take some time. Wish you well.

  2. I am sorry for your loss. I wish you well. jim

  3. Joyce-

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know that I'm thinking of you and your family.


  4. Hi Joyce,

    I'm blog hopping this evening looking for garden inspiration and came across yours.

    I'm so very sorry you lost Harley. I had to make the same decision for my own Harley about 1 1/2 years ago and still miss him so much. You did the right thing by not letting him suffer.

  5. So sorry for your loss. We had to make the same decision for our beautiful boxer, Quasi-Boy on Jan. 17th, 2011, I am still broken hearted.

  6. Just to leave a note of Thanks for the great inspirations about my Harley. And I know over time this will get better. And now we can have closure and laugh together about the little things he did while he was here to make our life better.

  7. Hi Joyce: So sorry about Harley. It is the saddest thing to lose a member of the family.

    The worst thing someone ever said to me when one of my dogs died was...its only a dog. That person has no heart.

    Sorry too that I have not been keeping up with either my blog or yours! Somehow I lost contact with you too. Can you write to me at the gmail address which I am sure I gave you? Or did you join the On line garden club? I haven't kept up with that either.

    Be well my friend. Harley is chasing squirrels in a happy place and he wants you to be happy too.


  8. That is a wonderful picture of Har! I liked the comment someone left about him chasing SQ's in Heaven! That's good, so I don't have to worry about him chasing Chase!!