Sweet Old Katie

At the veterinarian's office there is a sign that says,

"Heaven is the place where all the animals you have ever loved are waiting to greet you."

That's what we are believing in our home today.


Katie was with us 7 years.  We think she was about 15 years old.  She passed away this morning.

It's a very sad day for us.

58 comments

Carol said...

I'm so sorry you lost Katie today. I know the sorrow that comes when a pet dies.

Hugs,
Carol

Sue said...

Sheesh, it's been 5 years that I had to take out cairn terrier to the vet. Your post brought back memories and tears to my eyes. It isn't easy. So sorry, Stacey. hugs, Sue

Glenda... said...

Oh Stacey, what a beautiful dog.
I know some of what you are feeling, as I lost my little pup Jack a while back. It just leaves a hole in your heart that only time will help to heal. I still have some pics of Jack on my computer and when I see them I want to cry again.
I'm so sorry...
hugs,
glenda

Melanie said...

I believe that! And that means Andrew has his first puppy ~ a beagle named Scout.

Happy@Home said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Katie.

Becky K. said...

Oh, I am so sorry. Losing a pet is a very hard thing.

Becky K.

Shelia said...

Oh, Stacey! I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Katie! Our hearts are ever so tender at the passing of our beloved pets! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers!
I choose to believe the wording on the sign too!
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Amelia said...

Oh Honey, I can feel your hurt...I truly believe God has a place in heaven for our pets that have been a part of our lives.

Marilyn said...

Oh, Stacey. I'm so, so sorry. It is such a sad time when our beloved pets die. Katie died happy because she had 7 wonderful years with you. So sorry.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a beloved pet family member.

Rebecca said...

WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

We've had our Miss Mollie for 7 years...pushing eight. I always wonder what I will do when it is her time to pass on to Doggie Heaven.

This I know to be true...

I will honor the memory of my little beloved by giving another lonely, abused, un-claimed, un-loved poochie a home... When our sweet little Haleigh passed we celebrated her life by giving Mollie a home.

Thinking of you and your profound loss. Tender hugs sent your way~

Love to you~

Rebecca

Dawn said...

I'm so sorry Stacey. I know what a sweetheart Katie was. I thinks labs are the most tender creatures on earth. My heart goes out to you.
Dawn

Darlene said...

Oh Stacey I am so sorry to hear of your dear Katie's passing. Our pets are so dear in our hearts and give so much unconditional love. You will always have your special memories of sweet Katie in your lives.♥

Lynn said...

Stacey, I'm so sorry.. It is so hard when our beloved pets pass.. Our minature schnazer passed this past Dec. Our pets are so very special to us and they always give us their unconditional love. Nothing quite like them, that's for sure. Thank God for our precious memories that we have of our fur babies!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Lisa said...

Thinking of you today, Stacey.:(
Katie was a beauty.

Granny Annie said...

It is easy to see that sweet Katie was a delightful and loving family member. She is who I would want to meet in Heaven instead of a lot of people I know. Bless your heart as you cope with this loss.

talesfromagarden said...

That was a long time to have a pet with you and of course its very sad when they die.Fourteen years my late Mothers yorkie was when he died and she missed him so much as she lived on her own at the time with him.

Claudia said...

I am so sorry - losing a beloved pet is so hard. I still miss my Winston.

HsAgape said...

I am sorry for your loss. She will be missed. I sat in my garden today, and I too remembered our beloved "Dodger". We miss him still. I am glad he came into our lives to love us and I thank God for it.

Nancy said...

OOOOH Stacey, I am so sorry to hear it!!! I can't even imagine how you feel....I don't like to think of that day coming, our doggies are really like family members. My thoughts and prayers are with y'all! Nancy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

So sorry...I believe she was truly loved by you and yours!!! What better life could a dog ask for!!!

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry Stacey!!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I am so very sorry. It is so hard to lose our special members of our family~our beloved pets.

Sonia said...

Stacey,

I'm so sorry about your loss of Katie..we miss our doggies from over the years and I have to believe they go to heaven! I don't look forward to the days without our precious dogs...thinking of you and your family today.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your special Katie. It's never easy to lose someone we love. I'm sure that sign is correct and she will be waiting for you. HUGS to you and your family.
~Michelle

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I'm so very sorry. I had my Pepper for six years. He was an older pup too. But had so much love! My thoughts are with you. Sending you Texas-sized hugs! Create a little garden in memory someday. Plant rosemary for remembrance. Every time you pass by it, the scent will be so pleasant, year round.
Brenda

Beverly said...

So sorry to hear about your Katie. It is hard to lose a family pet. She looks so sweet.

Rhonda said...

Hi Stacey,
Love to you and your family today. Our family has been through this too, just last May when we lost our precious kitty. It never gets easier to experience, but as the pain fades, the memories never will. Hugs to you,
Rhonda

bj said...

A big hug to you and your family, Stacy. So sorry about your dog.

I have been so not good about visiting..trying to play catch up today.
Be sure to come by for my $70 gift card giveaway...:))
xo bj

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

Oh Stacey, I'm so sorry about your Katie. Those pets become so much a part of our lives that it's hard to be without them.

After 14 years with our Siamese kitty, I developed an allergy to her and the doctor recommended we give her away. I hated to, but it was necessary. For months afterwards, I would come home and expect her to meet me at the door, or I'd think I'd hear her in the house and I'd call for her, and then remember she wasn't there. It's a tough thing to deal with.

I hope you can remember all the good she brought into your life while she was with you, and let that carry you through the sad times. I'm really so sorry.

mishebe said...

My heart breaks for yoU!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am so sorry to hear about Katie....I know you have wonderful memories of her time with you.
Hugs,
Penny

Kat said...

So sorry Stacey!

Hugs,
Kat

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so sorry my friend. I am sure Katie will be so missed. Times like this are so painful when they are so much a part of your daily life.

Love the Decor! said...

Only opet lovers who have lost a pet understand how difficult this is. I am and I do. Praying for your family today!

Miss Debbie said...

I'm so sorry about your pet and friend. We have lost several dogs through the years. It is heartbreaking. After all, they are part of the family. I pray God will comfort you and that your memories will be sweet.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh Stacey,

We lost our Old English Sheepdog... the old guy two weeks ago. It is heartbreaking and I know you gave her such a happy home... Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Cynthia

Melissa Miller said...

I'm so sorry Stacey. She was a beautiful girl.

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope your heart is on the mend.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jeannette said...

Sorry Stacey! I'm sure Katie had a great life with you and your family!!! I know the feeling and lost my Beagle ten years ago - still feels like yesterday! Losing a best friend is never easy - Best Wishes - Sincerely, Jeannette

Julie Harward said...

Oh, I am sorry about her passing! I have been through this too several times. I too believe that we will have them with us again with us...for sure! :D

Sandy said...

So sorry to hear about Katie! We have a little female that is 17 years old and has been a part of our family for the last 15. I could wake to the same thing any day. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.
Sandy

Elizabeth Ann said...

Stacey,
So sorry to hear about your family loosing Katie, we had a lab mix for 10 years before she passed away. That was 7 years ago and we still miss our Maggie girl.

Also, wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. Just been looking around your place and I'm loving what I see. We seem to have a lot of the same taste.

By the way, I LOVE Oklahoma! My mom is from OK and is one of nine (9)!! children. All her family but her lives there. We visit as often as we can and I would love to live there. If you ever find yourself in Pelham, AL please let me know so we can meet.

Now off to do some more snoopy, I mean visiting, on your site.

Joyfully,
Elizabeth Ann

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Stacey, I am late catching up on my blog roll. I am so sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a beloved pet.

JG said...

So sorry to hear this, Stacey.

Judy

Beth said...

Katie was beautiful and she enriched your life beyond measure. So sorry for your loss.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Stacey, I am so sorry for you and your family to lose your Katie. Sending you a hug.
Kristin

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, I'm so sorry. She is such a pretty girl. I've said a prayer for you and your family. laurie

Tracy said...

Oh Stacey, I am so sorry. Man, it is so hard to loose one of our precious pets (family members)
Hang in there girl!
Tracy

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh Stacey...I am so sorry! I will say a little prayer for you all!

She was a beautiful doggy...such a sweet face!

Take care!
Cathy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Stacey, my heart aches for you. I know the sadness of loosing one of these dear family members. It is so hard. You have such a sweet heart and I hate for it to hurt. I pray you will be comforted. Twyla

Domestic Designer said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Sweet Stacey, I am so sorry for your loss! It's hard, I know. She was a lucky doggie to have you all for her family!! Hope you and the boys are doing okay - we'll all be thinking of you
xo, Andrea

Southern Lady said...

Oh, Stacey, I am so very sorry to hear about Katie. She was truly beautiful, and I know how much it hurts to lose her. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Bernie* said...

I am so sorry about your dog. :-(
I am sad for you.

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All things nice... said...

Awww sorry to hear that Stacey, what a lovely dog looks like my Jill. I think that is very true, I like to think of Heaven as a place where I will meet all my loved ones gone before me and also all the animals and pets I had, including all those I see dead along the roads. I like to think that is what is waiting for me, including lovely birdsong and sunshine :) Some may say I'm abit mad but that's what I'd like. Your wee dog had a lovely life with you :)

All things nice...

Risa said...

So sorry to hear! I don't know what I'd do without my black lab Duke. He brings so much joy to our lives and is like family. Love the quote at the office too :-). I always say dogs are angels from heaven we get to enjoy for only a little bit. okay...I'm sad now!