Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Duke trying to figure out why his boy was wearing that funny blue gown.(graduation gown while we were doing pics)Holding his football waiting to play.

Duke waiting for his boys to get home from school. 1 year

Duke and Dutch playing horseshoes. 1 year

Duke 2 years
1 year old

Duke waiting for his 1 st birthday cake and burger.

Duke in red colar. 3 months

Dutchess and Duke.
Duke on the left Dutch on the right.Hogging the heater vent. 8 weeks old.

Duke in the front,Dutchess in back.First night home. 8 weeks old

I Stood By Your Bed Last Night

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, "It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore. I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care. I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key. I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair. I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be so near you everyday. To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew, in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide, I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see. Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.

- Author unknown
Duke Nov 23 2003 _June 20 2009

Its only been a few days since you left us.So much has changed.I miss the sound of your bark when the deer are close.I miss our coffee on the porch so much every morning.Your excitment when it was time for dinner or your happiness when you got a new stuffie.Watching you roll in the grass.Watching you watch your boys with so much love in your eyes.You singing along while Marcus played the saxophone.Dutch hasn't been the same since you left.Our time was so short and you left so fast.You were the best Duke!We love you boy,and miss you.Sweet Dreams Duggin,mom dad joey marcus and mikey


Connie said...

I'm sooooo sorry for you losing your beloved dog, sugar! I know how it can be when something so dear leaves you and your heart is almost bursting with the sadness and tears. We think of you often, sweetpea.

Pearl said...

I to am so sad for your loss, how you must miss him. My little poodle is 15years old now and he does not have much longer to live. It will be a very sad, and grief stricken day for me when he passes, I love him dearly, just like you miss your baby. I'm thinking of you!

♥Mimi♥ said...

There are no words that I can give to you to ease the immense pain you are feeling right now. Those of us who choose to surround ourselves with a life that is doomed to be shorter than ours face great sorrow. Please know that my heart is in mourning with yours.

Shirl said...

Hello Jen, You know how sorry I am about Duke, what a beautiful tribute to him. That is the sweetest poem too. It made me cry to think of all the other pets waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge! We sure do have alot don't we!
Love you, Mom
Shirls Rose Cottage

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Jen, How did I miss this post? Look at these sweet pictures! Duke looks so beautiful in each and every one! What a beloved family member he was. I am so sorry sweetie. My heart breaks for you.

Love you,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Jen, this post is such a loving, touching tribute to a precious & beautiful member of your family. I know that you know how much I always enjoy seeing pictures of all your "Babies" & I feel like I, too, have lost a special friend. Cherish your memories of sweet Duke. I still miss Patchette every day.

Much Love,
Angelic Accents