Monday, 27 April 2015

Farewell Rosie

Friends, I knew this day would come. My sweet, adorable fur-babe Rosie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge last week. She slipped away peacefully in my arms on 22 April 2015 at 23h30. Stoic until the very end, she went unassisted, in her own time and surrounded by love.

Rosie lived a beautiful and robust life. She was one of a kind: loyal, devoted, fearless, mischievous, clumsy, greedy, playful, gentle, friendly, protective, and, above all, unconditionally loving. She moved with the grace of a bull in a china shop and I miss her terribly.

Rosie
April 2002 - 22 April 2015

Since her passing, I have received so many e-mails, cards, messages and calls from friends, near and far. Many of you have been part of Rosie's journey in life - the good and the not so good. Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude.

Thank you for all your love and support. As difficult as it is, I must take comfort in knowing that Rosie is in a better place now, waging her tail and waiting for me.

I had to take a few days away from blogging and crafting. Could not face any of it without my constant companion. To my Design Team members, I am very grateful for your patience and understanding. Tomorrow is a new day (I say that everyday!) and I'll be back with a new project.


Beijinhos


28 comments:

  1. Oh Asha I am so sorry to hear of Rosie's going. A much loved family member and going to be missed so much, I remember how I felt when Cuiliin died, I thought my heart was going to break, I know something of what you are feeling. But to comfort you you have your memories and knowing that she knew she was in a loving home will help you, sending you BIG HUGS Kate xx

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  2. Oh Asha, your Rosie looks so sweet, your post brings tears to my eyes. I'm so sorry for the passing of your loyal fur baby. I hope your memories bring you comfort through your grief. Big hugs to you, Shirleyxxx

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  3. So sorry to read this Asha, I know how much a part of your family Rosie was. You have lots of happy memories of her and I'm sure her and Snoopy will be enjoying each others company again. Big hugs, Carol x

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear that you have lost your much loved Rosie. To lose such a loyal friend will be hard to bear but as time goes by you will be left with the happy memories of your lives together. Sending big hugs,
    Lorraine

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  5. so sorry to hear about Rosie's passing Asha - and so glad she was surrounded by love at the end - I think its important. You have so many memories that I know will comfort you - although it may be still too raw at the moment. Take your time - big hugs rachel xx

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  6. Oh huni, my heart is very sad for Rosie and your family. Trust that you will never forget her and she will always hold a special place in your heart and the memories of that will guide you through take care darling, lots of big gentle hugs Karen xx

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  7. She is now in heaven with the other animals and feeling happy. You gave her a beautiful life and you, your family and friends and Rosie all benefited. You are in my thoughts and I send heartfelt hugs to you

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  8. Awww Asha :((( even though you know it's coming it's still so very very hard my heart broke when I lost our border collie and I vowed I couldn't go through that pain again but we got Ollie some years later and they bring such joy and as you said unconditional love and laughter. Take care my friend and know that she had a wonderful life with you and everyone that knew her..huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about Rosie's passing. She is in a better place now and I know she knows that she was very love 'til by you and your family. It will be hard but let the happy memories comfort you. Take your time! Sending big hugs to you. xo

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  10. I'm so sorry Asha about Rosie and I know how much she meant to you. You were always there for her just like she was there for you and I know she had a wonderful life. She will happily be waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow my friend! Mocca and I are sending you BIG hugs!! :)

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  11. I am so very sorry to hear that Rosie has passed Asha but it sounds as though she had the best life EVER with you and her furry siblings right to the end. ((xx))

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  12. So sorry for your loss. Our furry friends are family members and it's so hard to let them go...

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  13. It breaks your heart when you lose a much loved family member and your lovely Rosie was a huge part of your life. She will be there to greet you one day and she's at peace now.
    Hugs
    Jenny xx

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  14. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers, treasure your memories of Rosie, I know you have many beautiful ones, and take your time to heal. Hugs, Donna

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  15. Asha, so sorry to hear your sad News Rosie is now a peace, I am sending you a big hug and lots of love
    Kevin xx

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  16. Oh, my dear friend, I ache for your loss. I'm sad for you but glad that Rosie is now peaceful. How wonderful that she spent her life so totally loved. :-D

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  17. Dear Asha, so sorry for your loss of sweet Rosie! I know that its so hard to say goodby to our fur babies. She was very blessed to have you as her mama! Big hugs to you my friend!!

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  18. My sympathy for the loss of your precious Rosie. Take care and sending you big hugs!

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  19. So sorry to read this post Asha , sending big hugs to you and sympathy. Take care friend xxxx

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  20. So so sorry Asha - sending you lots of hugs to you and you'll see her again one day xxx

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  21. Hi sweetie, you already know how sad I feel for you and your family. I am sure you have some lovely moments with her to look back on. Sometimes I just sit and smile or laugh out loud when I look back on my memories of all my babies that I have lost and the moments we shared and the capers they got up too.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  22. Asha, adding my tears to yours at Rosie's passing. Hugs and prayers coming your way; I know well the feeling of loss of family members, fur babies and people, alike. My heart breaks for you...hold strong to memories, laugh and cry over photos...and above all, know that you gave Rosie a most wonderful life. She'll be waiting for you on the other side of Rainbow Bridge...
    Much love and hugs,
    ~c

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  23. Big hugs to you Asha at the loss of your very dear friend! You will have some wonderful memories to sustain you through the difficult times. My thoughts are with you. Love and hugs from Christine xx

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  24. Oh, Asha! I'm so very sorry for your loss.

    (((HUGS))),
    Snoopy

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  25. Oh dear Asha....
    I am so sorry for your loss
    Rosie was like your family member
    Asha take your time
    and I will always pray for you
    the card I sent to you hope can help you a bit my friend
    biig hugs and pray for you in my pray
    Monika

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  26. Hi Asha I am so very sorry to have missed this post or I would have left a comment, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Rosie I know what an emotional time you must have had, it is hard to let them go but as you say she is in a wonderful place, my heart goes out to you and your family, a bit late but I do feel for you.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  27. I'm coming over here from Vicki's blog...so sorry to hear about your loss of your Rosie...

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  28. There aren't really any helpful words to say - but what a blessing for Rosie that you were the last thing she felt and saw. Tears in my eyes just writing that :) She was a lucky lucky girl to have you - and I know the feeling is mutual. Sending lots of hugs.

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