September 2

Farewell, My Friend

Posted by lori . 14 Comments


One of the joys of reading blogs is getting to know people, doggies and kitties all over the world.  It amazes me how quickly you can make new friends and how deeply you can feel for them.  It is a tremendous blessing, but along with the pleasure comes the heartache when you have to say farewell.  I am feeling that heartbreak because my friend, Sue, had to say good-bye to her beautiful girl, Song Song Blue…Song to her many friends.

So today, I am pausing to say farewell and pay tribute to my friend.  Song, we will miss you so much.  Here is how I will always remember you…

As a champion roacher.

In your Grandpa’s garden, with your friend, Maggie.

Tipped in white.

A noble hound.

Sue, I imagine that Song would say this to you if she could…

Grieve not,

nor speak of me with tears,

but laugh and talk of me

as if I were beside you…

I loved you so –

‘twas heaven here with you.

Ilsa Paschal Richardson

Farewell, Song Song Blue…’twas heaven here with you.

 Daily Inspiration


 Song Song Blue, February 16, 2003-August 31, 2012

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

From the movie Annie

If you would like to offer condolences to Sue, please visit her at Graceful Greyhounds.

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14 Responses to " Farewell, My Friend"

  • Cindy says:

    What a lovely tribute to your friends dog.


  • houndstooth says:

    I’m misty-eyed all over again! That was a beautiful tribute to Song, and it’s how I’ll remember her, too.

  • Sue says:

    Oh Lori what a wonderful tribute to my beautiful Song. I am having trouble typing as the tears are flowing seeing my girls photos and knowing a person I have never met would do something so kind.

    It has amazed me that Song reached so many peoples hearts, but then again when I stop to think, of course she did as she was a wonderful dog. She had a presence about her that let everyone, dogs and humans, know she wouldn’t hurt them. Oh and that included rabbits, squirrels and other little critters (don’t hold it against Song that unfortunately the only creatures that did get Song excited were cats and particularly black and white ones. I don’t think she wanted to hurt them, just chase them). You’d never have guessed she had been a racer and a champion at that.

    Those two quotes are spot on.

    Give your fur babies a hug from me.

  • I was so sadden to read about the beautiful Song. Run free and fast, beautiful girl. That quote today is perfect

  • Angela J says:

    What a beautiful tribute to Song and Sue! It is amazing how attached we become to dogs and people we have never met in the “fur”. I was so sad to hear of Song’s passing and your quote is a wonderful fitting one.

  • genjiscorner says:

    Roaching in her bed is how I will always remember her. Six years old is way too young!

  • Declan says:

    That’s a fantastic tribute Lori. Mum & I were devastated when we found out about Song’s passing on Friday. It really felt like we’d lost one of our own. We like to think Song is being taken care of by Flynny (who she was also closely related too) and they are both roaching away together! Deccy x

  • So true, Lori, we all feel it when any of us have a sick pet or worse, lose one. And having been there myself, it is a comfort to know other people are sharing your pain. Lovely tribute to lovely girl.

  • What a lovely tribute to Song.
    We were so sorry to hear of her passing.
    Lynne x

  • Urban Hounds says:

    What a beautiful dog and what a lovely tribute. One of the blessings of blogger is we have so many who understand the value of our furry family members, in the real world so few do

    Urban Hounds

  • Our hearts are breaking over that beautiful girl going to the Rainbow Bridge!

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