Saturday, May 7, 2011


I truly can't thank you enough for your kind words of sympathy and support about us losing Miss Kylee.

We have spent the past few days reorienting ourselves to life without her, and I have to say that it still feels weird to not have her at my feet as I type, or to not need to take her out or give her the various medications she was on for the past 6 months.  But we are getting there, and we know that she is free of pain and happy. 

This week has been one filled with emotion starting with putting my parent's house on the market, losing Miss Kylee , and then my sister "K" unexpectedly had her gallbladder removed yesterday after suffering a bout of pancreatitis on Wednesday.

But even with the emotional lows that life sometimes presents us with, there are always rays of sunshine that find their way through the darkest cloud filled skies.


No matter how sad you might be one moment, there are always things to lift your heart and mind if you just look around you.  Like bluebirds and sunshine...warm breezes and flowers...and hugs from your family or wet puppy kisses.  Life goes on, and we learn to cope with the losses we experience throughout life.

To those of you who have helped brighten my day with your wonderful words, I want to tell you that right now I'm overwhelmed.  But I'm overwhelmed in a good way, and for that I am forever grateful!


  1. I admire your positive words to go on! The memories of miss K are in your mind and in your heart and you'll never lose them!

  2. Kat, I am so sorry I missed that post. I know how hard it is losing a pet since I just recently lost Rusty. So so sorry for your loss and hold on to those sweet memories. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's day!

  3. Kat I too, missed your previous post. I am so sorry about your beautiful puppy. It is amazing how much joy a dog can bring into out lives. We have had many over the years and each one brought us something really wonderful and special. Take a long walk and enjoy her memory, she really was a beautiful little dog!

    xo kelley

  4. Your loss was one of the topics of discussion this morning as I strolled the beach with another blogger friend of ours. The beach is the one place I can go and when I think about my Sheldon while there, the tears don't come. You're right, there are always things to lift our hearts and for me the beach tops the list. The beach was Sheldon's favorite place to romp and I always feel his spirit most strongly when I'm there — and that's a good thing!

    Happy Mother's Day, Kat! Now there's something that will lift your heart — all the love our children bring to our lives!

  5. My heart truly aches for you and your family Kat. I know exactly how you are feeling. Miss K is at peace now. ;)Sharyne

  6. Hello Kat,
    What a lovely heart-felt post. I feel your sorrow and I understand being overwhelmed.
    I just know that life will get better for someone as nice as you.


  7. OH, MY GOSH. So sorry to hear, my friend. I am sad for your loss.

  8. Kat, what a wonderful post. I know I said it the other day but my heart truly aches for you and your family! HUGS to you my friend!

  9. I know you sad you are. We lost Tinkerbell a year ago this month. It was such a sad time. Your darling pup was a real beauty. I hope you will know that I wish you love and peace and I hope you see a glimmer of happpiness while I wish you a Happy Mother's Day! No matter who we care for we are all women bonding with those we love. Blessings to you today and a great big Colorful Clorado hug! Anne

  10. A beautiful post Kat. I am sorry about your sister, I hope that she is recovering and doing well. It certainly has been an emotional week for you my friend. I hope that you can slow down Sunday and enjoy some more warmer weather, blue birds and especially those puppy kisses. :)
    Hugs to you!

  11. Kat,
    So sorry to learn of your loss. Miss Kylee had a wonderful life with your family! She was a blessing to you, and you to her. What a wonderful gift.

  12. You've been dealing with so much lately Kat, I'm so glad you are finding comfort in all the beauty that surrounds you. You were such a good Mama to Miss Kylee and I have no doubt she knew she was loved right up to her last breath. I just am so sad for what you are going through right now though. Sending you lots of hugs dear Kat. ~Lili

  13. I've been trying to prepare myself a bit for Handsome's final day... he's doing well right now so am snuggling with him a lot.

    You've certainly had a lot of emotion on your plate this week, Kat. Wishing you peace tomorrow.


  14. You have dealt with a lot lately, Kat, and have been in my thoughts...I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day with your family!

  15. I'm so sorry to read this, Kat. I've been off line for a couple of weeks, so didn't know. It's such a hard thing, to lose a beloved family member such as Miss Kylee.

  16. I am glad you have so many pictures of your dog :) My mother's dog, a French Bulldog, died suddenly last summer and my entire family was devastated. I was so thankful that my husband had taken some beautiful photos of him, that we had as a memory. I wish you strength during these trying times!

    This Good Life

  17. Good morning Kat and Happy Mother's Day. We've been away for a few weeks and I've been trying to slowly but surely catch up with my blogger friends. I am so very sorry to hear about Miss Kylee - losing a pet is always so sad but you are right about her being happy and in a place without pain. Take care my friend - it's reassuring to hear that you know sunnier skies are on their way and that the beautiful things in life are always there to help us get through tough times. Ciao, bella!

  18. They truly are members of our families. My heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine the day I lose my fluffy one.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. I am so sorry for your loss of your Miss Kylee. Our pets are so special to us. I lost my lab Samantha several months ago and I still miss her terribly. But they will forever live in our hearts. Take care of yourself and remember that Miss Kylee has a new friend with my sweet dog Samantha!

  20. Kat,
    My computer has been giving me fits or I would have read this sooner. I'm so sorry about Miss Kylee. I truly understand how heartbreaking this loss is. It's still hard for me to sit and write without my little muse on top of my feet.
    Your perspective is a strong one built on faith. God bless you.

  21. I found your beautiful blog via my friend Delores- Vignette Design. Touched by the loss of your dog. We lost our little "Rooster" (mini pomeranian) in November. Posting our blog about dogs on Feb.4 was cathartic...tho still brought tears! We love our four legged family members!


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