Tom: It's Tommy again today. Yesterday was a lesson to us, a lesson in how quickly joy can turn into sorrow and therefore how important it is to treasure each and every moment.
First, we saw on FaceBook that our Finnish friends at Pikku Punapippuri had lost their beloved Tuomo Veli in the night. Then, the phone rang and it was our friend, Ms. A, in tears, to let us know that her heart dog, Pie, had made the journey to the Bridge in the night.
Our human friends all know that life for us is shorter than it is for them, and so we are likely to precede them to the Bridge. Tuomo and Pie were both senior citizens but that of course does absolutely nothing to dull the pain.
So, first, our respects to the great FinnCat Tuomo and our deepest condolences to his family
And now to sweet Pie who was one of my very first friends, from when I was still a puppy, always kind and patient with me. She and I shared so many wonderful moments together:
Perhaps one of those waiting to greet Pie at the Bridge will be our Sen-Chan:
Farewell, Sweet Pie. You were a real beauty in every way. We will all meet up again one day. In the meantime, we like to think of you young again, romping at the Bridge.
We are sorry for the losses -ReplyDelete
I'm sure they've been greeted by our other pals -
PeeEssWoo: I'm sure #1 will give all of woo some extra khuddles!
It is always so sad to say goodbye to our friends. But dogs and cats jam decades of love and joy into a few short years. Bittersweet, I know, but our time together is what counts and will be with those left behind forever.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, heartfelt tributes to two beloved friends. Thank you, Tommy.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear about your friends crossing the bridge. It looks like you and Pie had some fun times together.ReplyDelete
Sending hugs to your friends. Think of all the good memories.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about the loss of your friendsReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
It indeed can change in the blink of an eye. We are thankful for those we love and for all our furriends, including you at the Poupounette. XOXOReplyDelete
We thank you for this lovely tribute to Tuomo, and also it moved us reading about Pie. Those beautiful photos are full of life, and it is the life of our beloved friends we must remember and cherish. Although we are really sad here, we are very grateful for three and a half years which we had with our grumpy old guy, and wouldn't have changed a thing.ReplyDelete
It's alway so sad to lose friends. :-(ReplyDelete
purrs to those families....it is so hardReplyDelete
We are quite sad about losing many of our friends this year.ReplyDelete
WE are so sad for those losses. We didn't know Pie, but he looks like such a nice dog and glad you had fun with him Tommy. We send lots and lots of hugs to all the beans. Take care.ReplyDelete
Toumo is a great kitty, me and mom are leaking too. We send a gentle hugs to Aiti.ReplyDelete
We are sorry that your good friend Pie has gone to the Bridge. We also were very sad to hear of Tuomo's passing.ReplyDelete
We are very sorry to hear about your friendsReplyDelete
Purrs, they will live on in their beans hearts and memories.ReplyDelete
So much sadness at this time of year. KissesReplyDelete
What a lovely tribute. We are sure they will be greeted by many who came before.ReplyDelete
Me and mom is sorry to hear about your furriends that have gone to the bridge :(ReplyDelete
We are so sorry to hear that these wonderful furriends had to leave for The Bridge.ReplyDelete
oh how heart breaking for their families! We send them comforting purrs....ReplyDelete