Friday, 23 October 2009

Camera Critters - My Meesha

Camera Critters

Meesha, telling me to hurry up, when we were fossil hunting in the NV desert, early this summer..

I'm reposting this, which I wrote this last Monday, the 19th. I wanted to share it with you all as a tribute to my beloved and brave Meesha.

It's been 5 days now since she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. I miss her so much. I think, that until now, I hadn't realised that grief could actually make your heart hurt.

Meesha was so much part of our family. She was born in our home, so, as somebody mentioned yesterday, I have known her from cradle to grave.

She and I had a connection that was really special ... she was my shadow and my best friend.

I know that in time this crushing pain will ease. I also have so many happy memories of her to look back on and I have faith that in time I will see her again....

Anyway ... this was what I wrote on Monday..
R.I.P My Beautiful Meesha

As you have probably noticed, I haven't been posting lately. It's been a combination of my hubby being out of work, being ill with the H1N1 flu and one of our fur babies being very ill. I've been doing some intensive nursing at home, trying to help our wonderful girl win her battle with cancer.

Sadly today, in the early afternoon, our beautiful and courageous Meesha lost her fight. She passed away in my husband's arms.

Right now, my heart is full of pain ... but there is some comfort in the fact that she is now on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, running free and probably chasing butterflies.

It hurts so much to say goodbye, Meesha. I knew this day was coming, but it doesn't make it any easier or make the tears stop.

I shall so miss looking into those beautiful, big brown eyes and seeing the love shining out of them.

I shall so miss seeing you running through the house, with that comical, wide-eyed look on your face, when you thought you had lost sight of me.

I shall so miss the excitement you showed, when I walked in the door after being at work or shopping.

I shall so miss cuddling my face into your soft, warm body..

I shall so miss you...

Thank you so much, my beloved baby, for the 12 years of unconditional love that you gave your Mum and Dad. We shall so miss you, but we are grateful that you are now at peace.

Rest In Peace, beautiful one ... you will never be forgotten.

At the river, this summer, before she got really sick. Look at that happy look on her face and that furiously wagging tail. She'd just caught sight of me. :-)

Beautiful doggy smile. :-)

I so loved her colouring, that you can see in these two photos..

One of my favourite photos of her, taken at the beginning of summer, when we went fossil hunting in the old Lake Lahontan bed. You can't see her closely, but this little dog, standing there surveying awesomeness of the desert and sky, just makes me smile..

Yesterday, Sunday, the last full day of her life, we took all three down to the local lake. Meesha managed to walk part of the way, but spent most of the ride in the bike trailer. She had such a happy look on her face and even barked at another dog. I'm so glad she had that.

Love you, now and for ever, baby girl...


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eileeninmd said...

Sad, but lovely story of your much loved dog Meesha. It sounds like you gave her a wonderful life and she was a very happy dog. I gone thru the same with my previous dogs, it has been years and I still miss them but I always think of the happy times we had. I have my Goldie girl now and she is very spoiled.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: Hang in their, remember the great dog she was.

Misty DawnS said...

My heart breaks for you. I know how difficult it is to lose a pet (one of your best friends). I send you hugs and strength, my friend.

Snap said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely Meesha. It is so hard when one of our furbabies passes over. When Rocky passed at the age of three this last Sept, I was sure my heart was breaking. We all miss him. I can only send you hugs and tell you that I'll be thinking of all of you.

We love Luna said...

it's an adorable tribute to Meesha!
Wonderful and sensitive words!
She will never be forgotten.
purrs and love
Luna(We love Luna)

Indrani said...

Karen dear, I am so sorry this happened. Reminds me of my love bird I lost an year back. You have lovely shots of her.

Diane said...

you were lucky to have one another :) very sweet tribute!

JD and Max said...

Karen, we wish we could say something to make the pain easier but we know that only time will heal. Meesha was beautiful and how wonderful for you all to share part of your life with her. She's running with the wind pain-free at Rainbow Bridge now and she'll always be part of you because she owns a piece of your heart. Schnuazer snuggles - JD and Max.

Sandy Kessler said...

get another real soon make new memories That's her legacy ..I hurt so much some days from the deaths of 3 this summer that i feel weak..I know I gave them wonderful lives but its never

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh I was teary eyed reading your entry, reminds me of my dog back in the Philippines. When I left, he chased the boat I was in until he couldn't take it anymore and went back.. T'was so sad!

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SandyCarlson said...

I am sorry your friend has moved on. I feel for you. This is a beautiful ribute.

Mara said...

I am sorry about your dog. Fortunately I haven't lost any of my pets yet, but I know that at least I will have tried to give them the best possible life. And your dog looks like she has had the best possible life!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I'm sorry for your loss, they each take a piece of our hearts, don't they? I had someone say to me once, if you had known how bad it was going to hurt to loss her (my sweet baby Jessi) would you still have gotten her? I had to answer "yes". You will see her again one day, she will be waiting.

Lilli & Nevada said...

it is always sad when we loose our best friend, and it makes me sad as i feel your sorrow. She truly was beautiful

Gretchen said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. Our furbabies are truly angels that we are lent for entirely too short a time.

She'll be waiting for you and is no longer in pain.

Gunilla said...

It must have been a dear dog to you.It´s sad when we lost a dear friend. She truly was beautiful.

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Have a nice day

FA said...

I was touched when reading this post. My condolences to you. I think that God has a special place for our beloved pets in heaven. Thanks for visiting Monastery Daily Photo. I will say a special prayer for you and your husband today.

EG CameraGirl said...

Meesha will live on in your memories and in your photos, but losing a pet is indeed painful.

lunardancer said...

I understand how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. My dog Choo also battled the same illness and left us a couple of years back of 13 years of being with us through thick and thin. Painful as it is, seek comfort in knowing that they are already in their own heaven where they await to see us again like they have always done when they were still with us.

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Anonymous said...

Oh so sad to hear your story. Your Messha looks like a smart dog. :)

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sanjeet said...

I know how difficult it is to lose a pet (one of your best friends)

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