Monday, 13 January 2020

Tess

 Tess at her happiest - a photograph taken by friend G - Tess is running through the long grass, no doubt chasing rabbits.
Tess, my dear friend and companion through thick and thin, was put to sleep at lunch time today -may she rest in peace and dream of rabbits.

162 comments:

JayCee said...

So sorry to hear about your dear Tess.
Sending you a blogger hug x

hart said...

I'm so sorry, it is such a hard thing to have to do.

Gwil W said...

I doubt she could have have had a better home.
May your happy memories of your times with Tess bring you much comfort.

jinxxxygirl said...

Im so sorry to hear of Tess Pat... What a wonderful life she had with you and with the Farmer. I'm sure you will think happy thoughts of her everytime you see a rabbit. Big Hugs! deb

Hard up Hester said...

So sorry to hear about Tess.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I am so sorry to hear this. She meant so much to you. But she is not suffering anymore. I am so glad you brought her with you to your new home. Be well.

Helensmum said...

No words,it happened to our family in November. Not now,but in time,the happy memories will prevail.

Ann Marie

Oklahoma Girl said...

Im so sorry. 😒 I know how your heart breaks. It's never easy but she had a happy life and wonderful home. She is running free now at the Rainbow Bridge with no pain.

Tracy said...

I'm so sorry. It is horrible to lose such a dear companion. Take care.

Anonymous said...

A happy release for a much loved friend , thinking of you xx

thelma said...

I have held many a paw as they slip away, and I know how hard it is for you. Beautiful Tess will sleep now free from being scared of the 'unknown' of illness in a dog's world. We are their companions but also guardians, making decisions for them. xxx

Dc said...

So sorry about Tess. Thank you for having the courage.

Diane said...

I’m so sorry to hear about Tess. She was a big part of your life and I enjoyed reading your posts about her. Hugs to you.

Beacee said...

Hugs x

Jules said...

I'm so sorry to read this, Pat. Sending love. X

Camille said...

She was such a lovely girl and companion. I am so sorry for your loss Pat. X

JanF said...

I am so sorry to read this, you gave her a lovely life to the very end and she was your special companion as you transitioned to your new life and home. Please take care of yourself these next days.

Jennyff said...

Oh that is sad news, you did the right thing for Tess at the right time, Be good to yourself and remember her happy life, sending hugs.

Barbara Anne said...

Deepest sympathy, Pat. Your difficult decision was selfless, kind, heartbreaking, and a tribute to your love for Tess. Peace be with you.

Hugs!

Heather said...

Such sad news. I too have enjoyed hearing about Tess. No doubt the right decision but so hard. Thoughts are with you.

Mary in Colorado said...

I am so sorry for your loss of Tess. It is so very difficult to set them free when their life isn't happy and healthy anymore. I guess the pain we feel in having to let them go is the cost of the years of love and happiness they gave us. I'm thinking of you on this painful day. Mary in Colorado

Kim said...

I am so sorry. May she run free without pain, chasing rabbits for ever. XxπŸŒˆπŸ’«

Brenda said...

Ironic...I was thinking of you and your precious as I did my five miles today-I walk inside of course...anyway...you were on my mind forever. Sad but the right choice at this time.

crafty cat corner said...

So sad for you, its never easy to say goodbye to a loved friend. It would seem that you did the right thing after reading yesterday's post.
Virtual hugs
Briony
x

Rosie said...

I have read and enjoyed your blog without commenting until now, Pat, but I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of Tess. May she run free and scamper through those Elysian Fields sniffing for rabbits. Take care x

Sheila said...

I am so very sorry to read of your loss.
We lost our darling boy a year ago yesterday and I know how very painful both the decision to let them go and the loss are.
You are in my thoughts.
Hugs-x-

Sue in Suffolk said...

Oh Pat I'm so sorry to hear that. She had a wonderful life with you at the farm and the bungalow.

((hugs)) from Suffolk for you

Yael said...

So sorry with your loss of Tess.

Mrs LH said...

Thinking of you at such a sad time. She certainly had a good life with you.

Carol Caldwell said...

So sorry to hear this. Tess had a lovely life with you. It is always heartbreaking to let them go but you did your very best for her. Sending you a hug.

Christina said...

Sad news indeed. Condolences. Xx

Theresa Y said...

So sorry.....

busybusybeejay said...

I am so,so sorry.You will missTess so much.Ire member when you were leaving the farm and moving to your bungalow you debated what to do.What a wonderful time you have given her and lots of other people too.She isn't suffering anymore.

Terra said...

Oh no. How sad for you. She is free but you will miss her so much.

Terra said...

Oh no. How sad for you. She is free but you will miss her so much.

Jane said...

She had a lovely life to the very end and was much loved and cherished x

Anne Brew said...

I’m so very sorry for your loss dear friend. xxx

DUTA said...

How very sad! May she rest in peace!

Rambler said...

Oh Pat, I'm so sorry that there was no simple cause of Tess's discomfort. I had hoped it would need a change of medication and reduction of exercise to allow her more quality time with you, but obviously there was more of a problem. You very bravely made the right decision for her, but it is a very painful thing to do and my heart goes out to you, dear lady. Sending you gentle and sympathetic (((((((hugs))))))) xx

Cheryl West said...

I am so very sorry. That has to be one of the hardest decisions. I hope it is a great comfort that she was so well loved and cared for.

Jennifer said...

I'm so very sorry Pat. What a good girl she was, and is now at peace. Hugs.

Marjorie said...

Hugs. I am so sorry.

Unknown said...

Am so sorry to hear this

wisps of words said...

I am so sorry for your loss. And it is a great one.

But it was the compassionate decision to make. You would not want her to continue, in pain.

Gentle hugs to you...

sweetpea in NC said...

Look forward to your blog each day.I'm so sorry for your loss.
May the words of all your blog family comfort you.

Amanda said...

Having gone through Aging Cat Hell more times than I care to count, I know how hard it is to make that call. Many hugs...

the veg artist said...

Oh Weave, I am so sorry. You gave her a wonderful life, love and constant companionship. What more can any litle doggy soul want?

EM Griffith said...

Oh... so, so sorry for your loss of such a sweet and loving companion.

cochranegirl said...

So very sorry to read about Tess. Take care of yourself.

Lesley in Livingston.

gmv said...

I am so sorry to hear that your dear little furry friend is no longer with you. She will always be in your heart if not on your hearth. It hurts, I know.

I have been an anonymous reader for over a year but this morning I felt compelled to reach out and tell you how much your blog means to me and Tess was such a happy part of it.

My heart aches for your loss.

Gayle from California

Joan (Devon) said...

I'm so sorry to read this Pat. I felt sure a trip to the vet would 'cure' her. So sudden, so sad.

it's me said...

So sorry to learn she was suffering. You did the right thing. I shed some tears for you both.

Mo Finn said...

So sorry for your loss of dear Tess; love and strength sent xx

Hazel said...

So sorry to hear this xx

Zaz said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss - and am sending all my very best wishes - please take care of yourself and understand that the decision you took for Tess was the bravest of all decisions but the one that was absolutely the most courageous and best for her. - Sara xx

Barbara Gray said...

I have read your blog Pat for a few years , and so enjoyed your jottings , I wanted to reach out as I have just read about Tess as I usually do at this time of day, as I read your updates

Oh i an so sad and thank you for for sharing this news, i am sending a hung through the wires and know this next few days will be strange/ out of sort for you. . .

My love and you are in my prayers thank you for sharing Tess

Barbara

A Brit in Tennessee said...

So very sorry to read this Pat, Tess was a beautiful companion, Godspeed sweet girl, you were loved.
Hugs,
~Jo

xAx said...

I’m so sorry to read this. She was a beautiful girl and so loved and adored.

Librarian said...

Oh Pat, I am so sorry. There are of course a few consoling thoughts, such as that Tess had a wonderful life with you, and that her suffering was not too long. But right now I guess all you can feel is an immense sadness. Poor you.
Hugs, Meike

Pamela said...

I'm so sorry to read this today. I always enjoyed reading your posts about Tess. You were great companions and she bad a lovely life with you.

I'm another who hasn't commented before although I've been reading your blog for many years. Please take care of yourself.

Pamela

Sue said...

Dear little Tess, how sad to lose her. And a regular fixture on your blog for so long. But what a lucky, happy long life she had.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Hugz

GillyK said...

Dear Pat, really sorry to hear about Tess. You gave her a lovely life and you gave her the ultimate gift - freedom from pain and suffering.
Love Gilly

RunNRose said...

Dear Pat, your blog is a treasured part of my life, even though I live far away in Texas. I am so sorry to learn that you had to say goodbye to your darling, I know how it hurts, I did the same last February. My sweetheart was a six year old Yorkie, but cancer was making his life hell. We show our love when we choose to spare them pain. Hugs and empathy from a fellow retired teacher,

Gabrielle Howard Gengler said...

I’m so sorry Pat. You all were close buddies you and Tess. My condolences! Gabby

Ellen D. said...

Sorry, Pat. I hope happy memories will bring you some comfort during this sad time.

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Pat. Such a hard decision to have to make for you, but the best one for Tess. I know how much you'll miss her.

Kim

Christina said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you x

Bonnie said...

I am so very sorry Pat! You gave Tess a wonderful life and she loved you so in return. Remember all of your happy times with her and know that she is now at peace and not in pain. I love that picture of Tess.

Janice said...

So so sorry to read that you have lost your beloved Tess.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to read this very sad news. Sending you so much love. xxxx

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I was so sorry to read this sad news. Please take extra special care of yourself.

angryparsnip said...

Such sad news. We adopt them love them and then the die and we are left with a broken heart.
Tess had a wonderful life with the Farmer and You.
gayle xx

Emma said...

Such very sad news. Thinking of you xx

Alison said...

So sorry to read of your dear Tess, it is so hard, even we do this for the right reasons. Take care of yourself.

Bovey Belle said...

Oh no - I thought she was coping better. You will be so lost without her Pat. I can imagine you must be feeling very bereft and grieving right now. (((HUGS))) and thinking of you.

Bovey Belle said...

Sorry - I missed yesterday's post, and can understand why you took the decision you did.

Kathy said...

Sending you a very big healing hug. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, Tess is not suffering anymore, you did the right thing, as hard as it is for you now. Take care.

Unknown said...

rip ma douce tess courage et sympathie a vous madame

DurhamJane said...

So sorry xx

Heather said...

I have been bracing myself for this post Pat. I know how horrible it is to have to make that decision, having done it myself a few times. I am so sorry it came to this but Tess was obviously much loved and had a lovely life with you. Thinking of you.x

Laurie said...

My heart goes out to you...

Ruth said...

I'm truly sorry to hear this. You were the best mother that dear little pup could ever have had. My heart goes out to you dear Pat.

Cathy said...

Sorry for the loss of your much loved friend Pat.

(((Hugs))) to you from one who understands.

Dahlia88 said...

A brave and selfless decision . You did what was best for her right to the end. Thinking of you as you grieve.

Frugally challenged said...

I don't think I've commented on your blog before but like many others I have loved Tess through you. I too have known the grief of having to make the decision to have a beloved companion animal put to sleep and have known the sadness of looking fr him/her and then remembering. We tell our animals all our secrets, don't we and they are always there for us. Have a virtual hug. XXX

Anonymous said...

I''m so sorry for your loss. New to your blog but I can see from you photos and comments what a special place Tess holds in your heart. She looks a real cutie.

Sue said...

So sorry to read this news Pat. I know the heartbreak of losing a pet. x

Amy said...

Pat I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet companion. My prayers are with you

Susan said...

I've enjoyed reading about Tess. Our little friends trust us to make the hard decisions including the last loving one we do for them. We can't be spared the sadness, it is a sign of having loved well.

Pipistrello said...

Oh, such sad news Pat and I'm so sorry for you. She was a sweet little dog who will be missed by her many friends.

56steps said...

Pat, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Tess.

I know you will miss her so much.

Take care
Debra

Kim said...

Tess lived a wonderful life full of love and adventure. I‘m sorry for your loss, but hope you find comfort knowing you did what was best for dear Tess.
Take care,

Kim

lin said...

Run free Tess 🌈

sue R said...

I always read your posts every day I look forward to them but never comment. I want to say how sorry that you have lost Tess. She was a good friend to you and you to her both of you knew you loved each other. Take care .

Bonnie said...

I always liked hearing about Tess's day, along with yours. I'm sorry for the loss of your little friend.

Bonnie in Minneapolis

Sue said...

Such sad news, but you made a selfless, loving decision to free sweet Tess from her pain and discomfort. Bless you Pat. I'm so sorry you have to go through this sadness. You gave Tess a wonderful home and a lot of love, and hopefully that is some comfort to you. xx Sue

Anonymous said...

The toughest decision you have to make is also the final act of love you can give beloved pet. Condolences from a fellow Border Terrier owner in Philadelphia.

JanF said...

How wonderful that 99 ( and counting) people have cared enough about you and Tess to comment.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I'm so sorry Pat

maureenlthompson said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. XXXXX

Joanne Noragon said...

I am so sorry. I remember when she came to you, so little.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm so sorry to read this. We adopt them and love them and take them in as part of our family, and then sometimes we have to let them go. It is never easy, even if they had a good long life with us. My condolences. -Jenn

RITA LOEHR said...

So very sorry. I enjoy reading your blog and feel like I knew her. You girls had a good life with much love together. Big hugs to you!

Virginia said...

Oh dear! I'm so sorry - your heart will be breaking today - and knowing you did the kindest thing for her will not really ease the pain. Dear Pat, I"m so sorry. Hugs

Red said...

I'm very sorry that you had to part with Tess. She was a very great support to you and I always liked to read about Tess in your blog.

Granny Sue said...

Oh, how i hated to read this. She felt in some part like my own, with her daily walks and simple pleasures. My heart is with you, Pat.

Linda from Alabama said...

So sorry for your loss of sweet Tess.

AK Coldweather said...

Dearest Pat, thank you for sharing your wee dog Tess with us through the years. She has a been a delight for us as well!

Gail, northern California said...

Oh, Weave. There's another hole in your heart. Be extra good to yourself for a while, and know that I am thinking of you and sending my love from America.

Hildred said...

So sorry Pat, - wonderful picture of Tess. I know how you will miss her (knowing how I would miss dear Bruce) and I do truly feel for you....

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am overwhelmed by your kindness. It is four in the morning, I can't sleep because of my sadness, my computer is on the blink for some reason but am managing to get this thank you on before it goes off again. Thank you all so much for your words of kindness. I know that, with the help of friends there with me I made the right decision - the vet thought that part of her brain had gone and she no longer knew what she was doing. I shall miss her every single minute - but as you say - happy memories will prevail one day. Love to you all.

Kathy said...

I am so sorry I read your blog and I feel as if I know you and Tess. Please take care and know you did the right thing.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you .All I can do is send you my love and say please lookafter yourself .
Li

Cro Magnon said...

Oh dear Weave, this is so very sad. We all miss our departed dogs terribly; it's always a real wrench to be without them. I send you my sincere sympathy. Cro xx

Poppy Q said...

I am sorry for your loss I know you loved her dearly. You gave her a wonderful life.

Julie

Jean said...

I read you every day Weaver and love your blog. So sad to hear about the loss of Tess. A hard decision to make but the bravest and kindest. Look after yourself xxx Jean. Xx

Anonymous said...

So sorry about Tess. I feel your pain, having to say goodbye to my beloved Bernese Mountain dog last January. Hugs to you and may each day bring you a little smile from your wonderful memories of her.
xxx Sandra

thousandflower said...

Oh, Pat. I'm so sorry.

Frances said...

What dreadful news Pat. I am so sorry. I know how it feels. I am crying for you and with you ! Lots of love. X

Ann said...

I’m so sorry, Pat. You gave Tess a wonderful loving home and by recognising when it was time for her to go, you gave her the biggest act of love a person can give their pet. Rest in Peace Tess and sending you love, Pat xx

Anonymous said...

So sorry Pat. She had a wonderful life with you, and you were the best of 'owners'.

Try to remember the good times, and know that you undoubtedly made the correct decision for her.

Kate (often read, first time commentator)

Barbara Gray said...

Morning Pat
At around 4am you were on my mind , and when I woke again this morning , I have not left a message until yesterday and just wanted to let you know again you are being thought of at this strange time , one of those horrid life events we have to make , have been there myself, hope you are able to chat with friends today and by the looks of it lots "us" out there thinking of you. . .

with love Barbara (Kent)

Jayview said...

That must have been so hard for you as was seeing her suffer and now missing her everyday. I do hope the lovely memories help and new joys come into your life with time. Sending thoughts from a smokey Australia Jean

Linda Metcalf said...

So painful to say goodbye to a dear pet. Will miss hearing about Tess.

fi said...

So sorry to hear this news, fi xx

Karla said...

Oh Pat, I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet Tess. It has to hurt, so much. I hope that you can find peace. Much love, Karla from Illinois.

Emmbee said...

Condolences on the loss of your dear Tess. 🐾🐾🌈🐾🐾

liparifam said...

Heartbroken to hear this news, but you did the right thing, the kindest thing. Dear Tess - somehow I thought she would live forever. I know you will miss your little companion :( Wishing you peace and strength...

Judith said...

Peace to you both, dear Pat, sweet Tess.

Anonymous said...

Dear Pat, much love. I am in tears.

A Smaller Life said...

Oh Pat, I am so very sorry.

But you bravely did what all we with animal companions have to do … the very best for our little furry charges. May she be catching rabbits forever more in sunshine and warmth. And may your heart slowly begin to heal.

RIP Tess, you were loved right until the end. xx

Simone said...

How very very sad. Sending you my condolences. Such a wonderful photo of your much loved companion. x

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your beloved, Tess. She will be missed but always remembered. Living on in our hearts and minds. Always remember the good times. Sending my heartfelt condolences with love and affection. Susan (Carlisle, MA, USA)

Anonymous said...

It is one of the most painful decisions we have to take when we let pets into our lives. My partner's dog's ashes are scattered on The Shawl. With heartfelt sympathy. Pollie.

Midmarsh John said...

Sorry and sad to read you have lost your companion.

SusanM said...

I rarely comment but today I wanted to say how sorry I am to hear your sad news.

Anonymous said...

I always read and never comment, but wanted to let you know that I am so sorry about this. Tess was a beautiful dog who gave lots of joy. You did the right thing as she was suffering, but I know how hard this must be for you. My condolences to you. Remember the hapy times, and try not to be too sad.
Cali G

pam nash said...

So, so sorry. It's very hard to lose a loved pet. She will always be with you though. Take care.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

So sorry to read that. You gave her a good life.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this.

Regina M. said...

Oh, so sorry to hear you've lost Tess. Having lost our prior beloved dog after a lifetime of special care due to her pancreatitis, and now a bit edgy due to our present "rescue" dog's age and the possibility of losing her, my heart goes out to you. You've given Tess a very loving home. Thankfully, now she will no longer live in discomfort & will be at peace. Hugs.

Traveller said...

So sorry to read this. It is such a hard action to take.

shadypinesqltr said...

My heart goes out to you on the loss of your faithful friend. It couldn't have been an easy decision but I know you didn't want her to suffer.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We love our dogs so much, it is such grief to say good bye. You are in my heart and prayers.

I rarely comment, but love your blog and positive attitude and comments. Best wishes to you and hope for a way to fill the hole left in your life that losing your sweet Tess leaves.


Kaye

Anonymous said...

I find your blog (and you) very inspiring but have never commented before. I am so sorry to learn that the lovely Tess has passed on. Am thinking of you. Liz

Mary said...

Thinking of you, knowing how much you loved Tess. Have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes just thinking of what you are going through. I'm so sorry.

Jan said...

Very sorry indeed. I know she was much loved and had shared a lot of your life. So glad you took her with you to the bungalow; you always gave her the best life. Thinking of you. Jan x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Just overwhelmed by your care for me and for Tess too. Thank you all most sincerely.

Beatrice BattlesOn said...

So sorry to hear this, the love you receive from your dog is so unselfish and when you lose them the sorrow is so great.

Sol said...

Oh no, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Mary said...

Late here and now reading the very sad news. Tess was fortunate to have your unconditional love and wonderful care for so long.
My thoughts are with you dear Pat - it's always so hard at times like this.

DL said...

Oh what sadness and pain. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jill said...

I realized a couple of years ago when I lost my first dog that had been mine as an adult, just how intense the pain and sadness is. It is a different kind of grief and the worst I've ever experienced. As with all grief you can't do anything but just work through it. Thank you for being so good to Tess.

Bea said...

So very sorry to read of the loss of your dear Tess. May you be well. x

wherethejourneytakesme said...

I have been away from my computer for a few days Pat and only just catching up with everyone's news. I was shocked to read this post and feel so upset for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xx

Claudia said...

I am so sorry about Tess. Although I don't tend to comment, I follow your posts from far away. It makes me very sad to hear that Tess was put to sleep.
Our pets are part of our lives and it is painful when we lose them. My thoughts are with you.

Donna said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tess' passing. You made the right decision, of course, but that does not make it any easier. I wish you the very best in your sorrowful time.

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Beverley said...

Oh no Weave. I am just catching up with BLogs and saw Tess has passed away. So sorry. Hugs. Bev

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