Thursday, April 26, 2012

Adieu, My Friend

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Mac

September 1, 1998 – April 26, 2012

You made our lives so much better.  Rest in peace, little guy.

175 comments:

Sara said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mac. Our pets are so much a part of families and give us unconditional love.

Teresa F. said...

I'm so sorry for you. A pet is almost like a family maber, for me it is.

Marge said...

Oh Kaaren, I'm so sorry.

Laura said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Sue said...

So sorry to hear about your loss .

Ann J said...

So sorry you've lost your friend. Whilst they stay in our hearts forever , they also take part of our hearts with them.

Ann J

Janet O. said...

Condolences, Kaaren. Mac was lucky to have a home with you, and I know you were blessed by his presence.

julieQ said...

I am so sorry for your loss...what a darling baby!

GerryART said...

Heart-felt sympathy, Kaaren.
love and hugs

WoolenSails said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mac, they are so much a part of our lives. My guy is getting older too and on meds and so far he is doing better, but we enjoy each moment, knowing that he can go at anytime.

Debbie

Diane H said...

They are never with us long enough.
Heartfelt sympathy.

Tina said...

Oh no! I am so very sorry to hear about Mac. He was a beauty. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Dianne in the country said...

Hello Kaaren and Mr. Painted Quilt,

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our pets are more than that to us and we always have tales to tell of the ones we have lost. They give us much joy and companionship. Remember him always. Will be thinking of you both.

Dianne

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry, but I'm glad that I had the chance to meet him through your blog. Hugs.

Sharon said...

These 4 legged kids come into our lives and give us so much joy. There willforever be footprints on your heart from Mac, my sympathies to you and Mr PQ.

Laurel said...

Hi Kaaren.....so so very sorry to see this news.....I know your heart is aching...
You're having quite a tough year and I send warm thoughts and best wishes to you ...

laurel@carriagetravel.net

Annette said...

I have loved getting to know Mac through your blog. What a wonderful companion. My heart is going out to you Kaaren.

Joan said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your dear Mac. I can understand your heartache. Thinking of you! X0

Sue said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a pet we love so much. They become such a huge part of our family and our lives. Please accept my condolences.

Hugs,
Sue

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss, my sincere condolences~

Sandi said...

Kaaren,

I'm so sorry to hear of you and Mr. PQ's loss of Mac, I'm sure Frankie is also grieving the loss of a true friend.

Be at peace Mac.

Robin C said...

oh my Kaaren, I'm so sorry to hear this news.

Annelies said...

Oh Kaaren, what a sad news. Take care !

Pippa Parsons said...

so sorry to hear of your loss, Mac always looked so lovely, we have a 13 year old cat and she's ageing fast :O( and our 2 year old has just disappeared...it feels like one of the family :o(

Verna G said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I love my pets dearly and when I lose one it is so hard. But our lives are so much richer for having had them and they are so lucky to have had loving homes.

Kathy MacKie said...

So sorry for you and your hubby, hugs.

Pat said...

Karen, sorry to hear this sad news. I am feeling your pain.

Country Mom said...

So sorry for you loss.

Gmama Jane said...

From someone who has always had a pet and loved them like family, I feel your sadness. He will be missed.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

quiltgrammy said...

So sorry for your lost, our pets really are part of the family. Take care.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. Our 4-legged family members bring so much joy into our lives and they truly do become part of the family.

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss — I so enjoyed seeing Mac in your posts, and I know how terribly hard it is to lose a treasured member of the family.

Sunnybec said...

Oh Kaaren, my heart goes out to you, they leave such a big hole. Hugs xxxx

Maria said...

My thoughts are with you both on the sad loss of Mac.
A loved friend for many years and I am sure you have lots of great memories of him.
Hugs
Maria

Orcsmom said...

Kaaren, my heart goes out to you! Pets are such an important part of our lives and family. May God give you peace during this time. Hugs!!

Pam

Laura said...

So sorry Kaaren - I know you will miss him. Hugs to you and Mr. PQ.

MoeWest said...

Awww, that's so sad. My sympathies to you both. Hugs.

paulette said...

Ah Kaaren, I feel your pain!! I'm so sorry!! Big HUG sent your way!!
Paulette

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gentle hugs for you.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry. My heart hurts with yours. blessings, marlene

Terry said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Kaaren! Hugs to you.

Stephanie said...

I didn't realize Mac was an "older" gentleman. Abby and I send a big hug.

Quiltendewilma said...

So sorry you've lost your friend!! Pets are such an important part of our lives and family,...

Darlene said...

Oh, Kaaren, my heart hurts so much for you and your hubby! I'm so sorry for your loss.

Rest in peace, Mr Mac.

Hugs from me and Cooper!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu entendo e já passei por este sentimento.Minha cadela Kate viveu por 17 anos conosco se foi...Dois dias depois eu ganhei de uma amiga outra cadelinha da mesma raça que está aqui até hoje,lá se vão 14 anos e bem.Fique com Deus e um abraço muito abraçado.

Lesley said...

So very sorry to hear your news...he was a sweetie...

Shakerwood said...

Been there, done that several times before. Never an easy road but it will get better with time. So sorry....

Anonymous said...

Oh, my heart breaks for you Kaaren. I have so enjoyed seeing Mac and hearing about his adventures.

Allie said...

OH my goodness Kaaren....sitting here in tears...you were as good a friend to Mac as he was to you, I'm so sorry to hear of this loss!

Deb said...

Oh Kaaren, I'm so sorry about Mac. Our pets are just like out children - so precious in our hearts.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Kaaren, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please allow yourselves time to grieve and remember the good times you had together. He'll be waiting for you on the rainbow bridge with our Haley who's there waiting for us.

quiltercaroline said...

Thinking of you and sending you a BIG hug.

Bertie said...

Wishing you a lot of strength with the loss of your little friend, heartbreaking I am sure!

Karen said...

Hugs my friend... pets are our family... they give love without expectations.

Know that he is smiling on you and gathering angels to your health !

Take care.
Karen

Lilian Pilar said...

Un gran abrazo Kaaren, lo siento.
Besos
Lily

SueB said...

Oh Kaaren, I am so sorry for your loss. These are our children and to lose one is so heartbreaking..I have been here and I know what you and Mr. Painted Quilt are going thru..

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

awww, Kaaren, I am so, so sorry to read this.
They love us so much more than we realize.
I still miss my beloved Bichon, Cassie - it's been four years. She was 16. Long overdue hugs, Karen.

Sheila said...

Oh Kaaren...I am so sorry and sad to read this.
Animals are such wonderful selfless companions to us.
Big hugs

Marls said...

So sorry to hear you have lost your little friend.

Anonymous said...

so sorry, Kaaren and Mr. PQ. He was a very handsome fellow. And yes, I too beleive he will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

Beth in Alberta

Patty Nordahl said...

So sorry to hear or Mac's passing.It definitely leaves a hole in our hearts when we lose a pet. Remeber he had a good life with people who loved and cared for him

Doniene said...

Wishing you sweet memories! They are so special to our lives!

Blessings

Trace4J said...

So sorry for your loss friend!
May you find peace in your treasured memories.
Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Anonymous said...

I feel like I've lost a good friend. Know others who read your blog feel the same. My heartfelt sympathy.
Launa
CA

Susan said...

My heart aches with yours for the loss of this dear friend.

La Nana said...

so sorry for your loss, surely he was been a special friend.
Fabiola

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Kaaren. I am so very sorry for your loss of Mac. I am sure he had the most wonderful life with you that any animal could ever want. He looked like such a sweetie.
Thinking of you.
Janet

Bonnie said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending lots of thoughts, prayers and hugs your way.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh no Kaaren - enough is enough! It's time you guys got a break.
Love and hugs you way xxx
Miche'le

Susannah said...

Oh..NO! I am very sorry.

QuiltNut Creations said...

So very sorry.

Yole said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Yolanda

Rosemary said...

Oh my heart aches with you. I am certain Mac truly knew love and gave love in return. Rosemary

anneke said...

I'm so sorry to read this! He was much joy to you. Hugs.

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear about Mac, he was a beautiful guy!

barcord said...

Sorry to hear about little Mac. Its so difficult to say goodbye to our pets. Love to you both at this sad time.

gracie said...

He is now running free Over Rainbow Bridge.....

heartsease54 said...

So sorry for your loss. Having gone through this several times myself, I know the pain you must feel. Much sympathy to you & yours.

PattiO said...

I have two westies, I know how much the love must of flow between you!

Quilt Hollow said...

So sorry for the loss of your little family member. ( my heart hurts)

taylorsoutback said...

What a sweet little face - this part of the journey never gets easier..so sorry.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

My deepest sympathy for the loss of such a loyal, loving buddy. My heart breaks for you.

marina said...

what sad news. So sorry to hear of your loss Kaaren.

OneOldGoat said...

These guys take our hearts and we don't have nearly enough time with them. Hugs to you

Beth the Old Goat

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Kaaren. Just reading this caused the tears to flow. We have been through this enough to know the hole in your hearts and lives will only shrink with time.

Linda said...

So sorry for the loss of your Mac. My thoughts go out to you and your husband.

Diane said...

So sorry ...my heart goes out to you.

Beth said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Kaaren. They never seem to be in our lives long enough.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry Kaaren, I know how this hurts. They will always have a special place in our hearts...and he has left you a heartfull of memories..

Mary-Lou

Sandra said...

So sorry to hear this. They tend to be more than just a friend.

Jota said...

Hi Kaaren, while I read your blog, but do not leave comments, because my English is not very good, now I see that your pet is to ido, and therefore I feel sad, I love animals, I have several pets, dogs, cats, turtles, including chickens, but my favorites, who are home with me, are a small and cute Theodora Yorshire dog, and Baldomero, a cat of which Spain called "turtle" for the drawing that makes its hair, I feel terrible if one of them missing me, whether I can imagine how you feel, animals make us better people, receives a warm hug from Toledo (Spain) and forgives the English, which is not very good.

Cindy said...

So sorry.

Heartsdesire said...

Such sad news, Kaaren. Mac certainly was a longtime friend.

DaisyJulz said...

Hi Kaaren, Love and hugs to you all on the loss of Mac. Truly a Man's & Woman's best friend.

Tudy said...

So sorry for your loss. Healing prayers coming your way.

sandi s said...

Kaaren, I am so sorry about the loss of Mac.

Wanda Correll said...

Karren I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard loving someone so long and then loosing them.

RIP Mac.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

Hi Karren... It is so hard to lose a well loved pet... May Mac rest in peace... and I send prayers your way so you may find comfort in the days to come... Hugs :)

Ginette said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs your way.

Anonymous said...

Last April I had to say good bye to my little dog baby. It still hurts, but I have adopted another furry one from the animal shelter. He is the sweetest dog I have ever owned and I have a feeling of satisfaction knowing I rescued him from what very well might have been a less than happy existence. I would advise you to adopt another dog just as soon as your heart can handle it; he/she will love you unconditionally and make your and Mr. Painted Quilt's lives happier. I'm sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

How sad, how unexpected. So sorry to hear.xxBrenda

Adair said...

I am sorry. It is so sad when our special family members pass on. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rusty999 said...

So sorry to hear about Max. They are members of our family and I know how you must miss him. Take care of yourself since you don't want those cancer cooties to come back.

Love-

Rusty

Carol said...

Oh that's so sad, sorry for your loss Kaaren.

Karen said...

Very sorry that you lost your little guy. It hurts so bad when we loose our loved ones.

sunny said...

So sorry for your loss. Hugs.

Rita said...

Kaaren, I am so sorry for your loss. I know the heartache of losing a beloved pet. I always enjoyed seeing Mac on your posts...such a cute little guy.

Taryn said...

Oh no! I am so sorry. He was such an adorable little guy.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

I was so sad to read this, my heart shares your loss. I am sure Mac was a beloved member of your family.

Ana Paula R. Portela said...

Kaaren, Im very sorry.
I can't even think, when my Thora's time will arrive....

Tarnyia said...

Kaaren I am sending you both the biggest Aussie hug I can possibly send xxx

Chris said...

Dear Kaaren,
Please know I am sorry about Mac. It's the heartwrenching part of having our pets.
Chris

Sherry said...

8 am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Bogart more than three years ago and still miss him. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Judy C said...

Karen,
I wish for you many many happy memories of your Mac, he is now waiting paitently for you over the rainbow bridge.

Anne said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved companion, Mac. I know how difficult it is to lose a devoted member of your family.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about Mac. I know how you feel. Our dog was hit by a car yesterday and is still holding on at the vet but it's not looking good. They are so much a part of your family - I've been thinking all day about all the fun times we've had and how smart they can be about stuff - I'm sure you have been too. Again so sorry for your loss. KMA

Polly said...

Oh, Kaaren! I am so sorry for the loss of sweet little Mac! I cannot imagine our life without Yogi... My heart is breaking for you!

Shelley said...

Oh Kaaren! Just like losing a child it is! It's been two years next month since we our "chosen pet child" Abby left us. I still miss her :( (((HUGS))))

Patty said...

Sorry for your loss, pets make our lives so much better. I know he will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to read of your loss. I know what it is to mourn a pet. We adopted two rescues since our dear dog, Gemini, passed and we still miss her. All of our pets are unique and can 't be replaced, but will be remembered!
June-NJ

ann said...

So sorry for your loss. He always was near you, it is hard to loss something that sweet. I have so I know it is hard.

Candace said...

Kaaren and Mr. PQ, we are so very sorry for your loss. May dear Mac rest in peace.
Take Care!

Monica said...

I'm so sorry to hear your little Mac has passed.

*hugs*

Cathi said...

I'm so sorry to read about your loss of Mac. It is so hard to lose one of our furry family members.
Gentle hugs,
Cathi

roccagal said...

such a cutie! I am sorry, Karen.

Lori said...

I'll miss seeing him in your posts as well. I'm so sorry.

Muddling Through said...

I am so sorry, Kaaren. Our pets become such a part of our lives. I know you'll miss him.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Kaaren I'm so sorry to see this. He was such a sweetheart. They certainly are more than just pets...they are our family. All the best to you. Maura

Elzaan said...

RIP dear Mac. I am happy you stayed at Mr. PQ and Kaaren's side for so long.
I am truly sorry for your loss, Kaaren.

Laura said...

I'm sorry Kaaren.

Jennifer J said...

I am very sorry for your loss.

carol said...

Special blessings of peace and hugs. There are no words.

Janet said...

Oh no, not Mac, I'm shocked and so saddened for you and Mr PQ. My thoughts are with you.

linny said...

I was sorry to hear about Mac. We lost our 12.5yr German Shepherd(Gus) on April 2nd. Pets become so much a part of the family.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Sylvie BG said...

I'm so sorry for you, Kaaren ! Such a sad news...
Big hugs to you !
Sylvie

ROSA said...

I also know what it is to lose a beloved little person. From Barcelona, ​​Espanya, I send a big hug.

Dale said...

Mac will be fondly remembered.

Mari, Tenerife (España) said...

I´m sorry for your loss.I send you and your family a big hug... Mari

JCnNC said...

While it is never easy too lose our pets, to have not had them in our lives would have been the greater loss. My heart is so heavy for you Kaaren - I am still very sad from losing our Brady last August. Judy C

Jackie said...

Oh Kaaren, I'm so sorry to hear about Mac. Our furbabies are such a part of our families and their presence is so comforting. It's such a special relationship. Many hugs.

Sue-Anne said...

I am so sad for you and your hubby Kaaren. xxx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

No words, sweetheart - just a {{{{hug}}}
Love
Jenny
xxx

Sue B said...

They leave paw prints on your hearts forever. So sorry to hear about the loss of dear Mac.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Kaaren! I just haven't had much time even getting to blogs because of things going on with my sister and folks and life in general, and then when I tried to, blogger wouldn't let me. I finally realized it was a new security setting on my computer - not blogger. So I scanned the most recent posts in reader and saw your title and my heart sank! I am so so sorry for your loss. I know Mac was a big part of your lives. Sending many hugs of comfort across the miles!

Charlsey said...

Kaaren and Mr. PQ, I am so sorry to read of your loss. I hope your wonderful memories of Mac will soon replace the sorrow you feel now.

Hugs

Vickie said...

So sorry for your loss of Mac. Heartfelt sympathies go out to you and Mr. Painted Quilt.

Kathleen said...

Oh, Kaaren, I was so upset when I saw that Mac had passed...I always looked forward to seeing his picture on your blog...I am partial to Westies since I have one, as well, Molly, who is 10.5 years old...such a loss as they are a wonderful dog...I am sorry for your loss....

Sandy said...

So very sorry about Mac passing away, Kaaren. I got goosebumps when i read the post title....I knew something had happened to someone. Our pets are family, no doubt about it! Take care and all of our thoughts and prayers are with you and hubby.

Gloria said...

I am so sorry for your loss of Mac.

You're tribute post is beautiful.

Hugs, Gloria

quiltingmama said...

Kaaren, I am sorry for your loss. It hurts so much to lose a beloved pet.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

So sorry about your loss. These little furry children leave behind such a large hole in your life!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that is so sad about Mac. I know he will be missed. I know how hard it is when a pet leaves us.

Deb said...

So sorry for your loss! We become so attached to our pets just like they were one of our children.

The Quiltwhinny said...

My heart breaks for you and your loss. As a former teacher, my favorite book to send home with children who had lost their dog was called Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant. That's where Mac is now, running like a puppy again.

Donna said...

How very sad. I am so sorry to hear your awful news. You have had a very tough winter and it's my prayer that the spring will usher in better times.

Ronda said...

Kaaren
I am so sorry to here of the loss of your Mac. I know he was an important member of your family.

Karen said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry to read this. (((hugs))) to you and your family.

Elyte said...

So hard to say goodbye.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

May your happy memories of Mac carry you through the dark days Kaaren.

Linda Ruthie said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mac.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So sorry to read your news...I'm sure he left big paw prints in your heart. ((hugs))

trelly said...

Sorry Kaaren! kisses from Spain

miek 2 said...

i`m very sorry to read your news.
it`s hard for you and mr.p. couse i`ve been there before.
it`s never easy and it came as a shock cose i know how much you loved him.
we have spend this week with basso in a caravan and enjoyed him very much, messages like yours are making me always awair of how sweet life is with cats and dogs.
Basso send you both a big hug,
greetings

Rosebud said...

Such comfort you must get knowing you have so many friends to be beside you at this time of grief. Yes, the Rainbow Bridge is filled with so many furry companions. We just sent our beloved Lily Beth (a 12.5 year old Old English Sheepdog with hip dysplasia) there on February 29, an easy date to remember. But one can't always pick a date for such an event. Ours was put to sleep by our vet in our home with friends nearby to give her a joyous farewell. We still grieve for her. But she's joined our other pets and we still have 2 more left who are still young, Rosebud and Wizard. Hugs and love to you both!

Betweens said...

Kaaren, i am just catching up and so sorry to read of poor Max. I know it is heart wrenching we loss our best pal.
I wish I can say something to make it all better do know I am there in spirit for a little comfort.

Merilyn said...

It's very early here on a Sunday morning and I'm just catching up on reading my blog list. I'm so sorry to read about Mac, I wasn't expecting this at all. I know how heartwrenching loosing a very loved fur baby can be, how heartbreaking, no words can make it better......and it'll hurt for a while that I do know, I wish I could give you a big hug Kaaren, so sad, so very very sad........
their lives are so short and our love for them runs so deep.......

Rebecca P said...

Kaaren,
I am so sorry to here your lost Mac.
Our pets are truly gifts from God. Our lives are better because of them. Hugs to you.

vernagrace said...

My condolences on the lost of a great friend. It's so hard to say good-bye to them, and so hard to get through those first days, weeks, when we expect to see them, hear them, feel them and then we remember.
We said good-bye to our beautiful long haired cat on March 26 and to his sweet brother 3 years ago in February. . I'm still wiping away my tears. Hugs to you both.
God bless you and Mr. P.

Connie said...

So sorry for the lost of Mac he was a beautiful little dog.Iknow it is hard. We lost our bassett in the early spring and it take a whileto get over it. God be with you and your.

Patty said...

I bawled like a baby, but my annie is having a wonderful time with your Mac. Hugs to you

Jenny's Craft Place said...

So sorry to hear about Mac. Special thoughts to you, Kaaren, and Mr. PQ. Jenny x

andsewon said...

So very sorry to read this Kaaren. My deepest condolences to you both.

Marie-P said...

What a beautiful Westie...I am so very sorry for your loss. We lost our 15 year old Yorkie on 4/12/12~ I truly understand your sadness and pain. If only they could live with us forever and ever.

Cristina said...

Kaaren ti sono vicina con un grande abbraccio....
un bacio
cri

mmae said...

I'm very sorry for your Loss. Their little furry lives are so short compared to ours. IMHO, Mac is where he always was...watching over you both, like a Guardian Angel. i hope i'm at the Bridge when you're reunited with Mac. i have a few beloved furry Ones there also. -a horse, 2 Bernese Mtn.Dogs, 1 Newfoundland, 2 Basset Hounds, a giant Guinea pig, & other dogs clear back to a little black love when i was a child 55 years ago! Mac can be near you and in Heaven at the same time because the Veil is really a thin Film :) Love and healing prayers for you both. i hope you can always feel how closeby Mac is.