Monday, April 19, 2010

Whipped Cream Sexy Tributes And Smiles

Dear friends,

Over the last few days, your tributes to Penny, and your
sweet words to me, have made me smile. Your overwhelming
support has meant so much to me. It is so good to know we can
lean on one another through the good, but also the bad.
These past few days have been very hard, yet my pain
eases each day, little by little.

I feel Penny is with me, and will continue to help me along
this process of grief. There is no explanation as to why are best
friends are taken from us. Whether they are old or young, it is
hard to understand. What we must remember, is that they were,
and are a gift, and we should be thankful for everyday
we had with them.

Penny went too soon, but she brought so much joy to all of us.
I would never have been the same without her, and I will not
be the same now that she is gone. But, I will carry on her
spirit, and her beefy sexiness for
as long as I live.

Penny was with me these past five years through so much,
and she brought me so much joy, even when I was feeling down.
Seeing your pugs pay tribute to Penny, especially
with the whipped cream, is helping me remember
the joy I felt when she was here. It lets me
know it is okay to smile, although my
sadness is great.

I was outside tonight, and saw a handful of shooting stars.
I think it was Penny and some of her new friends.

I know you will stick by me, even though Penny is no longer here.
I will continue to blog, although my writing will turn in
a new direction, as it is just me right now.

I know I will honor Penny by continuing to blog, and eventually
adopt a rescue dog. She would want me to give a wonderful
home to another fur child, just as I did for her.
When the time is right, I will know. And we will
embark on a whole new chapter together.
Until that time comes, I will continue
to read your words, and see what
you are up to.


Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Dana, our hearts are with you. Our first pug crossed the rainbow bridge when he was very young also so I understand how you must be feeling. Lean on all your friends and know that we're all here for you, the puggies too.

Shannon and the Gang

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Dana ~

You have so many bloggy people and furpeople who care about you deeply. We are all here for you and will continue to follow your bloggy. I have to say when I read your story about the shooting stars I had tears in my eyes...tears of saddness for your loss and the loss of our friend, but also tears of joy for the new birth Penny will discover in her new world over that bridge with her new friends. The Two of you will always be kindred spirits and will meet again one day. Until then, she is with her furfriends and keeping on eye on her Beefy Sexy Mommy.

Much Love,
~Katy Josie, Izzy & Anakin

Punchbugpug said...

Dana, Having blogged for nearly 5 years now I have shared in a lot of fun times and some sad. Seems lately there have been a few more sads than I like! I think some of this comes from the huge group of bloggers out there and our little furry ones getting older. Some of us have not directly felt the loss of our first Pug yet and judging from how we all feel about our friends will be HUGE. I def believe Penny will be with you always and waiting to see you again some day...and one day another little one will be ready to fill a different part of your heart. Until that time feel wrapped in the love of your friends!


Yoda & Brutus said...

Dana, I have not yet had to experience what you are going through. As Yoda & Brutus get older, I try to hold them a little longer, but eventually I will have to say goodbye to my two beautiful pug pals. It has been amazing to see the blogs band together and honor Penny and give you the support you need - we will always be here and I know that you will be there for all of us when our fur children go to the bridge.

God Bless You!


Cindy, Yoda & Brutus

Salinger The Pug said...

((((DANA)))) We've been thinking about you non stop and are glad that you checked in!
We're very happy to hear that you'll keep blogging and stay in touch...we couldn't bear losing you TOO!

Please know that ALL of your blogger buddies are here for you!

Laura (and Salinger)

Pearl said...

It's so nice to hear from you. I have been thinking of you non-stop and wishing I knew some way to comfort you, although I realize that there's not much anyone can do to ease your grief.

I am so thrilled that you will keep blogging with us when it feels right. No matter what you blog about, we'll always be here to show you support!

Take all the time you need away from blogging. We aren't going anywhere.

In the meantime, I am keeping my eyes on the sky- looking for that beefy shooting star!!

Kelly & Pearl

Arlo the Pug said...

We're here for you, Dana! If you ever need anything just let us know! Love, Arlo.

Harry Pugalicious said...

You have been in my thoughts constanly since Friday. I am glad the blogger community is a source of comfort for you during this difficult time.

You are an inspiration to me. Your strength through everything that happened with Penny and your positive attitude.

The pugs and I will continue to read your blog and look forward to see where life takes you. We will always be here for you if you need us.

Penny will always be in our hearts.
Heather, Harry & LuLu

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Dana we are glad to hear you will still be blogging, I love reading your stories. We hope you know just how much you and Penny mean to us. We are hear for you no matter what.

Many Hugs,
Jenn Tuni Sequoia

martha said...

My heart goes out to you. I wish I had some wonderful words of comfort and strength, but all I know to say is, "I care!"

SpencerBartholomew said...

Although my Pug and I are fairly new to the pug-blog world we've always stopped by your blog to see what you & Penny were up to. Spencer is certainly my best friend and I couldn't imagine losing him and it broke my heart to read about Penny's passing. I've been thinking of you since Friday and was glad to see your post today. We'll definitely continue to follow your blog and will keep Penny in our hearts. Big hugs to you, Kayla & Spencer B.

dw said...

I am sure one of those shooting stars was Penny, shining her light your way to let you know all is well, or perhaps it wasn't a light at all, but a dollop of whippy cream shining from her upper lip!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are all holding hands in a circle around you. We are hugging you. We have not stopped.
Today we reach our hands
to you.
And we wipe the tears
from your tear stained eyes.
We are encircling you.
Can you feel us?

" Our faces are gazeing
to the brightest star
up in the darkest sky.
It twinkles so britely
as if it dances.
It sparkles so clearly
And I am sure
it is twirling
and then we see
there is no doubt
the word "Penny"
is being enscribed
across the sky."

We are here for you always Dana.
Let your heart heal.

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

It's been almost a decade since I lost a fur child and I dread the day I will have to face it again. I'm so glad that when the day comes I will have you and the rest of the group help me through. Know that we are here for you in any we can be. We look forward to the time when you are ready to come back to the blog. We are holding you and Penny in our hearts.


Jess & Lilo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi dana!
oh your post brought happy tears to my eyes.
your strength, courage and love are an inspiration and we are so lucky to have you.
Everything you said about Penny is 100% true and she is helping you to heal your heart so you can hear her more everyday.
She is always by your side and showing you the shooting stars.

We love you!
m & e

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Penny is in your heart forever and ever.
You will be with her again someday.

I saw the shooting stars tonight- of course I thought of Penny, and you.

Saira & the las vegas pugs said...

I am so sorry! I was reading the Daily Puglet and saw this. What a pretty puggy Penny was. I have 3 pugs who are the loves of our lives and your post brought tears to my eyes.

Becky said...

Somehow I missed this post. Glad you are going to keep up the blog as we wll be checking on you often. you will know when the time is right for another. Penny would be happy for you to adopt another furbaby and share the love you gave to her. We think of you and Penny everyday. Pug hugs XXXOOOOXXXOOO!!!