Sydney is at Peace


Sydney Cooper, Best Dog Ever, died today. She was almost sixteen.

She didn't suffer at the end and we are left with almost fifteen years of memories of a first-rate, great, happy, funny, smart dog.

I am comforted by knowing that she had a really terrific, long life and by my unwavering conviction that every day since her stroke (in September of 2007) was a GIFT to us.

I will miss her more than I can say.

Comments

Ei said…
Aw, Barb, I'm so sorry. Hugs. :(
ccr in MA said…
I'm so sorry that the time finally came. Your attitude is just right. Your family will be in my thoughts.
Tiny Tyrant said…
Oh Barb.

I'm so sorry. Hugs to you and your girls and Coop.

You loved her well.
Debbie said…
Barb, I'm sorry to learn of Sydney's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Becca said…
OH hon I am so sorry. They become a huge part of your heart don't they?
annabanana said…
ahh sweetie, I know she's in a good place but that just sucks for you. What a lucky dog to be a Cooper. You guys are in my thoughts with love!
absolutelytrue said…
Barb, I'm so sorry. :( I know it hurts like hell. My 16 year old best friend left me this summer.
Barb said…
I just... I'm so... my heart is...

Well.

I loved her well. My heart is breaking. We buried her in the back yard and I just keep thinking about how cold it is outside. I know she can't feel it. I know it's all...over.

But my heart really hurts. And I miss her.
Jennifer said…
I am so sorry, Barb. I know it hurts like heck to lose a pet you love like family.
Lynn said…
Oh, Barb, I'm sad for you and your family. Hugs from TX.
MadMad said…
Oh, hon, I'm so sorry. Just because it was expected, doesn't mean it's not hard. Hope the girls are doing OK. Big hugs.
Debra in NC said…
I'm so very sorry to read of your dear Syndey's passing. Cherish your memories of her, and know that as long as you hold those memories close to your heart then Syndey will always be there.

I know the pain you're feeling, I too have lost several furry ones over the years. It's not LIKE they're family members, it's because they ARE family members. And, in giving us their unconditional love, they're the most accepting of us. They're completely without judgement of us.

I'm sure that Sydney was a very special girl, and you're a special person to have shared such a long time (even though it doesn't seem long enough) with her.

Please be gentle with yourself.

(((((Hugs)))))
Ann in NJ said…
Condolences. Loosing a member of the family is always hard, and around the holidays is extra tough.

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Donna in Ely said…
Barb and family, I am so so sorry. Hugs to all of you.
My sympathy, Barb. Dogs are such special friends.
Sue said…
I'm so sorry Barb. You and your girls will be in our thoughts.
WendyJ said…
I'm shedding a tear for you here in N Ireland. I'm so sorry. Hugs to you and your family.
DK said…
Oh, Barb. Oh, honey, I'm so sorry.

What a good girl....what a lucky girl.
Amanda said…
I'm very sorry about Sydney. She had a good long life, and you kept her safe right up until the end.
Danielle said…
My condolences. She was beautiful
kim said…
Oh, Barb, I'm so, so sorry. I know what this feels like, and it's never easy. Hugs!
Bullwinkle said…
Barb, I'm so sorry. Hugs to you all.
TexasPeach said…
I'm so sorry Barb...Hugs to all ::::HUGS::::
Trish said…
Such sad news, Barb. I hope it was peaceful and you all were there to say goodbye. She was a lucky dog to have you all.
Tenna Draper said…
Wow.
Sorry for your loss over the holiday time--I remember when my cocker died--we buried her in the backyard, and everytime I looked at the gravesite, I could see her, just laying down and panting on top of the grave--the odd play of light and shadow on the clumps of dirt, and her favorite ball laying nearby.

Hard times. I feel sad for you.
Mokihana said…
I just lost my 16-year old beloved cat... I do understand the pain of losing someone so special.

Even though you knew the time was coming, it's still a huge jolt and a still bigger empty place in the house now.

I am so very sorry...
Damsel said…
Oh, Barb, I'm so sorry. Praying for you and your family.
LaDonna said…
Oh, Barb. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much you are missing your Syd. Expecting it to come doesn't make it any easier. Hugs to you and your family.