My people and I would like to thank all of our family and friends who have written notes of condolence on the passing of our Ms. Ruby yesterday. The thoughts do help to lighten the grief. I find myself looking all over the house checking for her. I guess it just hasn’t really sunk in that she has crossed over the bridge.
I would like to share some of the words of condolence…
From Doc S in CA:I lost my best little dog 1 year ago last week. He was a great Border Collie. Say what you will about cats and dogs. They are refreshing. I will hope to get another Border Collie soon, maybe Australian Shepherd.. sometime this next year. Looking forward to seeing you.
From Doc Chuck in WA: I very well know the hollow spot left when you have to let a dog or cat go. The grief is as great as losing any other member of your family. They quickly enter your heart and take a piece of it with them when they go.
The only recovery is to bring in another dog right away.
From our new friend in Salisbury, Rebecca: I am so very sorry about your dear Miss Ruby!! I am only glad I was privileged to have met her and pet her. She was a love.
From Deena in Salisbury: How fortunate Ms. Ruby was to have had such a devoted companion as Mr. Bob and people who loved her dearly. Had sad for those she has left on this side of the Rainbow Bridge. I know they will miss her deeply. I too, will miss reading her witty postings or hearing Mr. Bob as he told of her antics. She was truly a regal lady.
From Peg and Smitty in AR, who I have never had the privilege of meeting but are friends of my people: Dear Mr Bob,
We were so saddened to hear of yours and your family’s loss. Ms Ruby must have been a wonderful companion and friend. Your words spoke eloquently of the love you all shared for such a special lady.
Our thoughts are with you all as you move forward with beautiful memories and the hope of someday reuniting with her.
From Uncle Don, Aunt Betsy, Stephine, Matthew, Cocoa and Poppy in VA: Rich/Pat and Bob – We were all so very sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. All any of us can hope for in life is to hopefully bring a little joy and happiness into the lives of those around us, and from that point of view, Ruby could certainly go to her rest knowing that her life had been a success. She brought so much sunshine and comfort to you all and to everyone she touched – certainly to all of us up here, including her distant cousins, Poppy and Cocoa. In turn, it seems that you all brought much comfort and love to her as well – she didn’t want to leave, regardless of her discomfort. Despite the tough beginnings she faced as a racing greyhound, she lived the bulk of her life in the caring, warm surroundings that she deserved and held on to until the very end.
With all our love and affection
From my Brother-in-Law Patrick in CO: I’m very sorry to hear about Ruby. I wish there was something I could say or do to fill in the void she left but unfortunately only time can help. Below is stanza from a poem written by Lord Byron about his dog which I feel is very fitting to all dogs – no matter what breed.
Near this Spot
are deposited the Remains of one
who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
and all the virtues of Man without his Vices
From Carolyn in FL: I am so sorry to hear about Ms Ruby. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I am very sad as I know you are.
From a friend in NY: Please accept my condolences of the passing of Ms. Ruby. I know how much you both cherished her. She is in peace and in a much happier place. She will always be with you, you were the loves of her life. She wouldn’t want you to weep for her because she is in doggie heaven and eating donuts & bacon and eggs and all the things she loves. God Bless!
From our neighbors: I had no idea Ms. Ruby was having problems. We are so sorry to see you lose one of your family. Please call on us if there is something we can do to help you at this time. Ms. Ruby was as sweet as they come and we will miss seeing her. I’m glad she knew the love and total commitment that you two and Bob gave her in her later years. May God be with you and draw you near Him at this time.
Bob & Pam
From Doc Dave in WA: Sorry to hear about Ms. Ruby.
Give my BEST to Mr. Bob and his People.
From Dr. John; Sorry to hear of your loss Richard.
My people and I would like to thank all who have offered kind words. Thanks to all, and sorry if I missed someone who has sent kind words.
Love to all,
Sweet dreams and God’s speed Ms. Ruby.