Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cradled - Friday Flash 55


Cradled

Cradled,
you first arrived
within devoted arms
of a little mommy
so eager to love
her "little Muffy".

I spared you that,
named you Moxie,
watched you two scamper
throughout the seasons,
laughing, barking, confiding,
listening, protecting.

We said goodbye today,
couldn't help but notice
into each other's eyes
you gazed, within her lap,
cradled.

by Margaret Bednar, January 15, 2013


Rest in Peace, dearest Moxie "Muffy"

I HAD to do something with all this emotion - can't remember the last time I have cried so much.  This will also be for Friday Flash 55 - but this is not fiction, it did happen today, January 15 - we lost the very best dog in the world to liver failure.




24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry, margaret. so very sorry for your loss.

Helen said...

I wish I could hug you right now .. not a virtual hug, a real hug. The kind of hug that means I care .. and I am so sorry all of you are hurting.

Fireblossom said...

I am so sorry. I have been there and cried til I couldn't cry anymore. it is terribly difficult, and my heart goes out to you and your family.

Mary said...

Margaret, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have been there.....twice. Grief is hard when one so loves and IS so loved in return.

Heaven said...

I am so sorry dear ~ My thoughts and prayers too for the family ~

Log Cabin Studio said...

Losing a dog leaves pawprints on your heart. I am so sorry for you and your family.

George said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog, Margaret. There's nothing worse, and the healing comes over time as you remember the best of times.

Margaret said...

Thank you, all. This has hit especially hard watching my daughter grieve so. She was so stoic. We had the vet come to our house. My daughter held moxie and when she was "gone" carried her to the cot that took her away. So proud of her devotion and care

Kerry O'Connor said...

Some dogs are just so extra special. They can never be replaced. I've lived this heartbreak too many times, and will live it again before too long.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Kim Nelson said...

So sorry for your loss. Our pets do so enrich our lives and leave deep fissures upon departure.

Brian Miller said...

ugh i am so sorry margaret...we lost our cat right before christmas after 12 years...wonderful pictures of your pups and daughters

G-Man said...

((((((Margaret)))))
I'm so sorry sweetie.
I've done the same thing, it's so gut wrenching.
Thanks for doing this in spite of your terrible grief.
Thank You for using our Friday Thing to help with the catharsis.
Hugs My Dear Friend.....G

razzamadazzle said...

I am so sorry that you've lost your dear friend. What a beautiful dog, such a sweet face. Blessings to you and your family.

anthonynorth said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Lydia said...

My heart is breaking for you, Margaret. I know what it is like to practically not be able to breathe with so much grief over the loss of a beloved pet. Moxie was totally adorable and so obviously loved. May her essence be all around you as you mourn this horrible loss.

Other Mary said...

Awww...I'm so sorry. That's such a hard thing. (hug)

izzy said...

Oh Margaret you shared so well before about the difficulties- Thank you; I do so hate the crying jags we get on-
I send you hugs. ( I often write fact not fiction for 55 it is Flash 55 izz
all---!)

Nessa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Muffy has such a sweet face.

Flash 55 - come on, i'm worth it

myheartslovesongs.com said...

oh, i am so sorry, Margaret! i had my cat, Jazz, for seventeen wonderful years and still dream of him though he's been gone for over six years.

*Hugs*

Grandmother said...

They really become part of the family and the sadness at their loss is so painful. So sorry.

brandi said...

All dogs go to heave, sweetheart. I promise.

hedgewitch said...

So glad you could write about it, Margaret. I have been there, and cried till I don't think there was a drop of liquid left. So hard to watch the last moments like that--I grieve with you and your daughter both. Thanks for sharing the photos of Moxie--she looks like a jewel.

Margaret said...

...thank you ALL! Yes, Joy, she was a jewel and we are still tearing up and grieving. She left us too soon...

Ginnie said...

Ohhhhhhhh. The eyes know...and I shed a tear with you.