"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it along to someone else." Mitch Albom

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saying Goodbye...it's not an easy thing to do!

    The day came.  Time for good-bye.  I've thought and thought about this post, but can't seem to even find any words for it.  The day was going to start really early, and I knew it would fly by, so I really focused the day before on my last moments with Churry, knowing they would be my last.  Churry will not be coming back to us if she's released, so I knew that no matter her life choice, these moments had to count.  Some of the things we did included a last walk with Bailey.  I don't very often walk them together, but wanted to that day.  They walk so nicely together, just like a team of horses in front of me.  Churry's leash is a bit longer so she is always on a loose leash while Bailey's is always taut, but they always stay in perfect alignment with each other.  When it's just Churry and I she is by my side, but when Bailey is with us, she walks out in front of me with Bailey.  I got a beautiful picture of it on my phone, but don't have a way to get it on here right now.

     Then, we spent some time making molds of her paw prints.  These were something Kinsey had really wanted to do as a keepsake.

    We will add her name and date to them to finish them up.

     I also spent a lot of time giving her a last bath and really good brushing.  Our day ended with a photo shoot at the park.  I think the pictures turned out great.  I really love them.  They capture a lot.  Enjoy!

There are probably a 100 more, but this is a few!  Stay tuned to my blog to hear updates as I can give them. I don't know at this exact moment my future of puppy raising.  I do know I want to do it again and soon, but there is nothing definite yet.  Thanks for following my journey with me!  Since I'm at a loss for words right now I'll end this with a quote I found from a book...

It well may be, 
That we will never meet again, 
In this lifetime. 
So let me say before we part, 
So much of me, 
Is made of what I learned from you. 
You'll be with me, 
Like a handprint on my heart. 
And now whatever way our stories end, 
I know you have re-written mine, 
By being my friend... 


  1. Beautiful writing. Stunning photos too.
    If Churry graduates, will you see her then?
    Good luck Churry!