Thankful Thursday

I’m thankful that we had almost 13 years to enjoy our Little Bit. One week ago today she went to the bridge. I know there will be lots of hard times ahead, but we were so fortunate to have her as long as we did.

I’m thankful for my husband that is taking our loss far harder than I am. I’m doing most of the crying, but that was his baby. He was the alpha and his sighs speaks volumes. I wish I could take the pain away but I know that’s not a reality.

I’m thankful for all the kind words, all the cards, flowers, gifts and hugs (virtual and real), purrs, woof woofs, and all the care and love that have been shown to us in abundance this past week. Thank you one and all. Words cannot express our gratitude.

I’m thankful for all the loving dogs in our yacht club and they will always be welcome on our boat to get scritches and love from us. They are all ours now. It’s the way folks that boat are. It’s most wonderful.

I’m thankful for my life, my family and especially my husband. I’m one lucky gal.

So what are you most thankful for today?

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54 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. Marg says:

    Sandee, please will you give Zane a big hug for me. You two sure are in my thoughts and just keep remember that Little Bit had one great life while living with you and Zane. Not many dogs get to ride around on a boat. She knew love all her life. Sandee, you and Zane try to have a good dog.

  2. Jean R. says:

    Losing a beloved pet is so hard. I am grateful that the last time we lost our dog of 15 years little Levi came into my life to help dry the tears.

    Thankful Thursday. I am thankful I live in a place where no one is staging a war over head and that other things in my life are going according to my self imposed schedule.

  3. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    I'm thankful that I was able to help you & Zane in some way to ease your pain. I wish I could have done more. I'm also thankful to God to finally put my mother's estate to rest. It's been a hell of wait but finally mom can rest now. and once again and probably will say it again and again and that is a great thankful for having my wife Mary Lou. Without her, I wonder where I would be today. Thank you my love.
    Rest today Sandee and give Zane a big hug from me & Mary Lou. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. The Cynical Sailor says:

    Your post is making be reflect on all the wonderful furry creatures that I have shared my life with. I'm thankful for having had the opportunity to have had such adorable cats and a affectionate dog. Pets are wonderful – they love you so very unconditionally. Take care of yourselves – keeping you in my thoughts. Cheers – Ellen

  5. DrillerAA09 says:

    I am thankful that some friendships last a lifetime even if separated by time. I renewed acquaintances with a couple of high school friends at our 50 year reunion. Even though we had not seen each other in 25 or 50 years, it was like we were never apart. I know we will now stay connected through FaceBook, email, and maybe even get together from time to time.

  6. Kathe W. says:

    Sandee- you and Zane are such loves-Little Bit was so lucky to have you two as her family- and we are all so lucky to have you as our blogger friend!
    I am thankful for all our friends and family, our good health, our community, our country flawed as it is and most importantly I am thankful for my sweet, smart and kind husband.

  7. BeadedTail says:

    It's so heartbreaking losing a furbaby but the pain will never take away the love and smiles Little Bit brought to your lives. I still cry over Sadie and it's been over 3 years. The loss is hard to explain but I'm thankful for every moment I have with my furbabies. Hugs and purrs to you and Zane.

  8. MartiDIY says:

    After our last two dogs died, we decided we wouldn't get another pet. It was just too painful to lose them. But then, this cat came into our lives and wouldn't leave. And now I'm thankful that we have another pet to love and to bring us joy.

  9. Ann says:

    It's never easy losing a furbaby. They work their way into our hearts so quick and leave ever lasting paw prints on our hearts. For the longest time after Duke went to the bridge I still kept expecting to see him standing there with a toy when I would walk in the door after work

  10. Stephanie Faris says:

    Big hugs. Dogs become part of our family. We spend more time with them than we do with most of our friends and relatives! It's just heartbreaking, but over time, you realize you have so many happy memories. I do believe they'll be with us again someday. Like in that movie "What Dreams May Come" where Robin Williams was reunited with his beloved dog in heaven. They'll all be there with us.

  11. Katherine says:

    I am just trying to get past the news about Little Bit. I am so so sorry… you just can never get past something like that. You can move on but you never lose your love. I am sending comfort and good thoughts your way…..

  12. Nancy Chan says:

    We all need time to heal over our loss, especially of loved ones. Our pets are members of our family. Since my last pet dog left us, until now we have not decided to replace her yet.

  13. Barb says:

    I know what you mean. It is so hard to lose our babies but I am grateful for every single one of them.

    My breath literally gets taken away several times a day since moving into the new house… one day after moving in this gray boy just shows up twice a day for foods. Coincidence? I think not. I think Gandalf sent this hungry feral boy.

    FYI, this feral gray boy has an appointment next Wednesday with our wonderful lady who transports stray and feral cats to the vet for neutering, shots and an ear clip to indicate that he's been neutered (TNR'd). She also manages a feral colony. We will likely be dropping this boy off to her colony. He's already cost us $$$ and cost Tucker pain when he got out and they got into lone nasty, rolling ball of a snarling, hissy cat fight. Good times. Not.

    Have a purrfect day, hon. big grateful hugs x0x0

  14. Binky says:

    Pets are so important to us, and losing one is very difficult. It's unfortunate that they couldn't live much much longer and be with us for our entire lives.

  15. mail4rosey says:

    I didn't even want to leave home when I did many years ago because I didn't want to leave my dog. She was a beauty, and still holds a super happy place in my memories. I know I said it already, but I'm sorry for your loss. Hugs and happies from me to you and your husband.

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