Monday, 18 June 2012

Slan leat a chairde (goodbye friend)

Our much loved dog Barney died on Sunday.
He has been a member of our family for 13 years.
To us he was more than just a dog.  He was a companion and friend
who wanted nothing more than a bowl of food and water and as much
love as you could give him.  He would happily plod along after us on
his walks and liked nothing better than a swim in the sea and to drink the
seawater.  We will miss him.
Barney (Dawnbreak Ben)
8th June 1999 to 17th June 2012
Thank you for 13 wonderful years.


  1. I am so sorry, Linda. Dogs are such an important part of our lives. Their unconditional love is amazing. We've loved and lost 3 dogs over the years and it never gets easier, but then we love again. I like to think that dogs live shorter lives than us so that we can love as many as we can.


  2. I am so sorry to read this. It is hard to let a loved member of the family go. Think of all the lovely time you shared.

  3. Sorry to hear about your dog - that's hard for a family but glad that you had a long time of fun with him.

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss. Dogs fill such a huge spot in a family and it is really hard when they have left. You were blessed with 13 years. hugs

  5. So sorry for your loss! He looks like a beautiful boy, and sounds like the perfect family member.

  6. I'm so sorry about your losing Barney. The dogs that share our lives make each day that much better and it's so hard to say goodbye to them.
    Take care,

  7. Oh Linda! I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading that I haven't had a chance to do in a couple weeks. I am so very sorry of your loss. I completely understand the loss of a beloved pet. You are so right...he wasn't 'just a dog'. They truly become family members and I know what it's like to loose them. He was so blessed to be in your family. I'm sending you a (((BIG HUG))) my friend. xoxoxo

  8. hello Linda,
    I was soo happy to read about you. Your fabric from the boomerang swap was so beautiful, but I didn't find the post where you tell me the name of it.
    I wish you so many fun with the pattern and hope we keep in touch.
    so many greetings from Germany send

  9. so sad to hear of your loss. Our four legged friends are such special family members it is heart braking when they pass away.
    Hugs Tanya