Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Run free, sweet K ...

Today I pause to say goodbye to a very special cyber-friend
After a long battle with cancer our sweet friend has finally left us - to join other special heart-dogs in the heavens.
My sincere condolences goes to KB and her family, and thanks for her incredible courage in sharing this difficult journey. She has been an icon of strength throughout the past, painful months - in allowing us all insight into the amazing love and strength which exists between heart-dogs and their owners.
 Now, its our turn to offer her a word of love and encouragement at this sad time.  


Ship passes in the night
touching dreams. ‘Behold the Light!’
Stops only a little while
to take aboard a Golden smile.

Sails waft in gentle breeze,
waits the dog to be at ease,
boards the ship, the sun descending,
to a greater mission, perhaps pending.

Sniffing salty air of preservation,
drops to deck to take his station.
Captain smiles, ‘Dog’s day is done!’
‘But come, my boy, to another one!’

I feel the weight of a leaded heart
to say farewell, for now we part.
Seagulls cry, ‘Oh! What a glow!
His brilliant light, don’t we know!’

In the distance, ears alert,
eyes focussed, away from hurt
to a bridge, to be sailed across,
a rainbow to behold, NOT a loss!

Barks say ‘Enter’! Up he stands.
Sounds of welcome from distant lands.
The sea sends back his gentle soul
to touch my heart, to make me whole."

.........(from 'MAXDOG')

With love   


Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful tribute, MaxMom. K was such an inspiration to us all. Our hearts are breaking for KB. Godspeed, K.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Thank you Maxmom. It brings back so many memories for us all. We can only send KB and her family our love and hope it helps in some small way. Love Carol

kks said...

such a wonderful tribute.....all our hearts ache.....

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Angel Hiro and Momma Tea said...

Pawesome tributes too beeyootifuls K

Da Kresty Krew

Mary Lou said...

My heart goes out to KB's family. So sad. What an incredible example they were/are....
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

NanaNor's said...

Caryl, As always you are able to put words to the thoughts of our heart. KB and K touched so many of us and I know many are so saddened but also happy K is running free.
Hugs today.
Noreen & Hunter

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to our K.
The words to the poem reach deeply inside of me- I can feel each word in my heart. The poem tells a story.. and it is so beautiful.
K sharred with us the pathway to happiness. What an example she was to all.
We sit beside you as we send love to KB, the runner and R.

Val said...

What a beautiful tribute!! I only wish I could put my thoughts into words like you and so many others. Thank you.
P.S. finished your book a week or so ago, loved it. It was actually a gift to my mum for Mothers DAy--I got to read it first though :)
My mom finished it yesterday and loved it as well. I plan to mention it on my blog in the coming days.
HAve a great day.

sprinkles said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I didn't know her, but I'm going to light a candle for her.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a beautiful post you've written. It's inspiring when a dogs life and their passing touches so many--K, will be missed and not forgotten, just like your precious Maxdog.

KB said...

Thank you, MaxMom. I watched you travel this journey with Max, and you taught me about dignity and love.

I loved K to the very very last instant of her life. I still love her and always will.

Now, as I heal, I can read the second half of your absolutely fabulous book. I couldn't bear to read about Max's passing while K and I were traveling toward the same ending.

Your poem is powerful and comforting. Thank you.

Dexter said...

K's final crossing is a happy sad event. She certainly knew how to take the best from each day.

Mango Momma