Monday, August 28, 2017

My Edward


“And when he dies, turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.”

My Edward
It is with great sadness that I tell you that big, sweet, magical Edward has slipped away from us.  He was diagnosed with nasal cancer only nine days ago and our hopes for a three to six month grace period was sadly not to be.  He died as he lived, by my side.

One only has to look at the name of this blog to know what a large part of my heart was owned by Edward.  A cold wind is blowing through the hole that appeared in my heart at his passing.  He was a special creature from the first time I saw him.  He was kind, knowing, cheerful and extremely devoted.  He saw me through the death of both my parents and allowed me to hide behind his exuberant charm when I first began writing in a more public fashion.  His big sweet face adorns both of my books.   I have run with him down sandy beaches and along mountain paths.  He laid across my feet as I wrote and slept next to me in my bed at night.  I can only hope that I gave him a fraction of the happiness he gave me.  I like to think that I did.

Edward was almost fourteen years old, so his death was something we knew would happen sooner than later.  But as with all deaths, we were nowhere near prepared for the grief we now feel.  We take comfort that he spent the last year as happy as ever and his illness, through grave, was brief.  

Needless to say, I covet any prayers you may have lying around unsaid.  Grief is the price we pay for love.
This was a big love and now my bill is due.
Much love to you all, 

Pamela 

131 comments:

  1. I am so sorry. I lost my 17 year old dog in June and it is heartbreaking. Thinking of you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Edward was truly a special dog and I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm heartbroken to hear this sad news. I have been blessed to know Edward through your blog. I lost my beloved Dudley in June and this seems to make Edward's passing inconsolable. Prayers for you, the Songwriter and Apple. πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

    ReplyDelete
  3. So very sorry to hear of your dear Edward's passing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. My heart breaks reading this. I am truly sorry. Edward is running free now. Dianna

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh God no, Pamela. I had no idea. I cannot fathom it as my two weenies, Emmy and Sister, are my children; my life revolves around them. I am so sorry. I've told my family I want to go to dog heaven. I'll leave you with one of my favorite poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
    "Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do;
    Men, a longer life than dogs do;
    Dogs, a longer life than love does."

    ReplyDelete
  6. My heart breaks for you. I am so, so sorry.
    Take care, Shelley

    ReplyDelete
  7. We are so sorry. We cry with you.
    love
    tweedles

    ReplyDelete
  8. The House Dog's Grave ( Haig , an English bulldog )

    I've changed my ways a little : I cannot now
    Run with you in the evenings along the shore,
    Except in a kind of dream : and you, if you dream a moment,
    You see me there.

    So leave awhile the paw-marks on the front door
    Where I used to scratch to go out or in,
    And you'd soon open; leave on the kitchen floor
    The marks of my drinking-pan.

    I cannot lie by your fire as I used to do
    On the warm stone,
    Nor at the foot of your bed; no, all the night through
    I lie alone.

    But your kind thought has laid me less than six feet
    Outside your window where firelight so often plays,
    And where you sit to read -- and I fear often grieving for me --
    Every night your lamplight lies on my place.

    You,man and woman, live so long, it is hard
    To think of you ever dying
    A little dog would get tired, living so long.
    I hope then when you are lying

    Under the ground like me your lives will appear
    As good and joyful as mine.
    No, dear, that's too much hope : you are not so well cared for
    As I have been.

    And never have know the passionate undivided
    Fidelities that I knew.
    Your minds are perhaps too active, too many-sided....
    But to me you were true.

    You were never masters, but friends. I was your friend.
    I loved you well, and was loved. Deep love endures
    To the end and far past the end. If this is my end,
    I am not lonely, I am not afraid, I am still yours.

    Robinson Jeffers. 1941.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I lost such a beloved heart dog last October, my terrier boy Haggis, and I can't say I'm even yet fully recovered. My heart breaks for you, as I still fall into tears when I read of others' loss of their sweet dogs. I can only say that Haggis gets stronger every day in all of my memories of our years together, and I know Edward will for you, too.

    ReplyDelete
  10. To have had such a friend for such a good spa of time is a true blessing.
    Thinking of you......

    ReplyDelete
  11. My heart aches for your loss Pamela. I hope it brings you some comfort to know how much joy your Edward brought to the world through your tales of his adventures, and how much your love for him has touched my heart. My prayers are with you tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I know the hole. My sweet Buddy. We grieved as if he were human, as I'm sure that Edward was. Thank you for brightening my days with Tales of Edward. I think all of us who read your blog are saddened tonight, Sending love and prayers. xoxo Mary

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am so so sorry to hear about your loss of sweet Edward. We lost our dear 14 year old lab a year and a half ago, my heart goes out to you.

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a shock. It is barely a week since you told us and we had no idea the cancer would develop so quickly. Like all Polish Lowlands his life sparkled in a home filled with love and devotion. Your writings reflected his gift of mischief and inquiry and complete trust. Edward was a good and faithful companion and guarded his flock well. There is no greater epitaph for a PON than to say he was a family fellow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh, Pamela!
    Prayers for you, and love.

    ReplyDelete
  16. My heart goes out to you Pamela. No words can help but know that I am thinking of you. There will be one more star in the sky tonight just for you. Lindsey Back Brisbane.

    ReplyDelete
  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you - I[m so very sorry to hear this distressing news.
    Having lost a cherished dog earlier this year, I know what you are going through. May happy memories ease your pain.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Dear Pamela,
    Oh my, the tears are flowing. I know your grief for a dear sweet dog. No, family member. There are no words to salve the broken heart, so I will just say. "I'm so sorry for your loss." Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh how I cried when I read this. My love and prayers and deepest sympathy. Your words again are so elegant and profound.
    Hearts everywhere are praying for you and your darling Edward.
    Blessings and much love
    Jeanne

    ReplyDelete
  20. Pamela, I woke up thinking of you and Edward this morning. Memories of all the wonderful stories you shared on this blog about your best friend have been flooding back with such warmth. I lost my beloved Greyhound, Tara, a few years ago to cancer as well. We love all our dogs but the "heart dogs' take a piece of our souls with them as they pass. Sending a prayer of comfort for you today, and loving hugs to Apple, too. Much love, Rebecca (From The Tea Society)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Our pets are truly members of the family, and we feel such a loss when they leave. So sorry.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am so sorry for your lost. You have lost a family member and devoted friend. We had to put down our siamese in July at age 16 for kidney failure-at least we had 13 months notice to say good bye to her and care for her. THe hardest thing is that you will see Edward missing where ever you go. Please don't be offend when I say this, but I will pray for you to have great memories of hima nd that the memories will ease the pain

    ReplyDelete
  23. Pamela, there are no words except to say that I am so very sorry for your loss. Edward was a magical dog and it was apparent from reading your blog that he was very special and very loved.

    I lost my sweet Munchen 2 years ago this week and I still think of her almost daily. There ae those that touch our lives in such a profound way.

    I hope that you find some comfort in Apple and I am certain that the strong arms of the songwriter are there for you as well.

    Take care of yourself.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Terrible news. I realy do feel for you. We all know we cannot keep our treasured creatures forever, but that is no protection against the pain felt. Sending you my heartfelt best wishes.

    Jean

    ReplyDelete
  25. You are all in my prayers. I walked with you and Edward in all your adventures, heat, rain, snow. You took me everywhere as I read your tales. My day was a little fuller with Edward and when my beloved Tundra passed Edward was there. Thank you for sharing that love with all of us.
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  26. Clearly Edward was unconditional love wrapped up in a big white fur coat: a treasure beyond price. Prayers going your way for such a deep and sorrowful loss.

    ReplyDelete
  27. You are in my prayers. In all your adventures with Edward in heat, rain, snow, I walked with you from your tales. Thank you for all you and
    Edward gave not only to me, but to so so many. He will be missed.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Much love to you Pamela - losing a pet is just as upsetting as losing anyone because they have become a part of you.
    Try not to grieve for him. As you rightly say, he was getting to be an old chap, he had a nasty illness and he didn't suffer for long. All things to be thankful for. Rest in peace Edward and be proud of the love you gave to those around you.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Dear Pamela, Years ago I was invited to visit your blog through a blog list at Letters from a Hill Farm. I was new to computers and found families and a host of people and pets across the world.There was sweet Edward, Wilf and Digby, Teddy, Bailey, Maggie the cat, Daniel the Greyhound and Blue and Max. Oh and so many more beautiful family members. All the stories touched my heart. I worried and prayed and gave thanks for each and every one. I am sorry for your loss. He seemed as if he was mine when I read his adventures. That I could feel the silkyness of his coat, the weight of him at my feet. Thank you for sharing him with us, with me. You and yours and Apple are in my thoughts and prayers. Denise

    ReplyDelete
  30. No,no! A thousand times NO! Dearest Pamela, thank you for your generosity. I can't count the times that you & Edward & your words & pictures have comforted me. Every time I saw his face I had to smile, no matter my troubles. And I too, know this un-console-able pain. The unguarded moment - & I'm in tears all over again for my Peg & she's been gone for 13 years. My prayers will include you now & may I share these words which have somehow helped me. It's called "Ascension", written by Colleen Corah Hitchcock :
    "And if I go, while you're still here ..
    Know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure..
    behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
    You will not see me, so you must have faith.
    I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
    both aware of each other.
    Until then, live your life to its fullest.
    And when you need me,
    Just whisper my name in your heart,
    ..I will be there."
    I know that you & Edward will meet again. We have been promised. With best love & thanks, DJD

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a lovely poem to share. We who love our dogs in this way will all find comfort. Thank you.

      Delete
  31. This is tragic news. I'm thankful that Edward's life was long and his illness was brief, but oh how quickly the years of their lives fly. You and your grand Edward have given so much goodness to us. My heart aches for you and yes, there are prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Edward touched so many hearts - how wonderful that you found each other, and that we "met" him too. I hope the pain eases soon.

    Christine in Scotland

    ReplyDelete
  33. So sorry for your loss. He was a true "man's best friend"

    ReplyDelete
  34. So very very sorry to hear this news. My heart breaks for you and I am praying for peace and comfort for you all.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Feeling such sadness since I read this on Instagram this morning. I have no words but feel good that you two soulmates found and loved each other. Wishing you endless happy memories of your Edward. xx Deb

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh no! Tears are rolling down my face... I know the heartbreak all too well. He was so beautiful! I loved him from afar...I have no words that will comfort you. Weren't you lucky to have his loyalty & his love? And I know he was so lucky to have you as his mom...We just don't have them long enough...100 years wouldn't be enough..I will miss him. I'm so sorry. Sending love to you..XXX

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a life your boy had lived . . .my heartfelt sympathies . .

    "What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose. In love, goodbyes are never final, and doors that are shut never remain forever close"

    ReplyDelete
  38. I will watch the skies for a new star, and know it is sweet Edward, gone back to the essence we all came from. Shine brightly Edward, that we know you once again.
    Sending Love and Light your way.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I feel as if the breath has been knocked out of me.
    I want to scream. and cry. I had no idea he was almost 14. I just never thought. he was just EDWARD. and he would always be there. BE THERE.
    how can one be so in love with a big white dog they've never even met?
    but I DID meet him! I knew him as sure as I'm sitting here.
    little Apple has lost her brother. she will need extra love because she won't understand. even knowing your loss we don't understand.
    bless you dear one. bless you and the song writer and Apple. XO♥

    ReplyDelete
  40. Oh Pamela, my heart goes out to you. When I read your post, I wept as though Edward had been my own. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  41. Some soul mates come into our lives on four legs, not two. I loved your journey together. I loved that you shared it. I always opened every email with excitement. And I tell you this so you understand that your lovely Edward - Made A Difference - in my life. And your writing brought me great joy. My Finnegan and I send corgi kisses and human hugs to all of you. I hope that you and the Songwriter, and most especially, darling Apple, come through this - and that Edward's spirit lives on forever within you - and that you find a way to keep sharing it, and him, with the rest of us. The world needs a light like yours and Edward's. Now more than ever. Thank you for all the stories. Meagan.

    ReplyDelete
  42. So sorry to hear of the loss of your darling companion. You are not alone in that so many of us understand the depth of love that our animal friends bring to our lives. Peace to you.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Dear Pamela,
    I know this sounds so naive, but somehow I thought Edward would never leave us... how could a spirit so pure be no more? But, of course, he isn't really gone. He lives in all of the stories you've shared with us here. He lives in the lessons of love and devotion that he has taught us through your writing. Thank you for sharing your very special relationship with Edward with all of us.
    I am sending my love to you during this unimaginably difficult time.

    Brooke

    ReplyDelete
  44. Dear Pamela,

    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Edward. I lost my very special kitty, Bob, over a year and a half ago, shortly after my father passed. It's crushing. Pets just have a special place in our hearts. Know that you gave Edward a very special love, and a wonderful life. Please consider finding another little animal who would be so grateful for your love and companionship. They will never replace Edward, but would be the next best thing - for you and for the animal.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thank you for sharing Edward with all of us. As Angus once said, I hope Edward leads the way for us just as Wilf, Digby and all of our beloved pets have done. He'll surely be waiting for you on the other side. Sweet thoughts to you.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Bless you Pamela and your heaven bound Edward...

    ReplyDelete
  47. My heart is breaking for you, the Songwriter, and Apple. I know the sorrow well with the loss of a beloved pet. Sending my deepest condolences and prayers!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Oh , Pamela. We are so heartbroken. It is such a loss. Hole in your heart says it. You have shared so much of the wonder of that divine dog with all of us. And we are all grateful. My heart aches. Sending so much love and comfort to you.
    I hope another dog will have the benefits that Edward was so grateful for. Not to replace, but to occupy your heart. Everyone is different, but it has helped us when we lost a "heart" dog.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh Pamela I simple can't wrap my mind around this. My heart breaks for you...the tears won't stop flowing for that precious boy...I am just sick. Thru your pages we have all come know and love Edward. Prayers for you and the Songwriter and sweet Apple. What in the world are we all going to do without him.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I read your sad news with a tear, Pamela, and feel your loss with great sorrow.

    ReplyDelete
  51. I hope you can take comfort, Pamela, in he image of Edward cavorting now with Wilf and Digby over the Rainbow Bridge. My sincere sympathy on the loss of a beautiful dog who, through your writing, meant so much to so many of us. He was really someone special. You and Edward, the Songwriter, and Apple are in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  52. My heart is breaking at your sad, sad news. I'm so sorry to hear about Edward. I've enjoyed your blog for quite a while and he was such a big part of it. I'm so very sorry.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Dear Pamela, how very saddened I am at reading this and yes, indeed yes, prayers for you and the Songwriter, Apple, and all that Edward has touched. My condolences.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Oh Pamela! Yes, grief is the price we pay for loving... Sending strength and solace. And just old fashioned hugs. In a way, nothing's harder.

    ReplyDelete
  55. We all grieve with you. Edward touched so many lives through your eloquent words. How blessed you were to have him. I shed a tear with you tonight. Sending prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  56. There is nothing like the love of a dog. Such joy they give and such wonderful friends they are - incomparable.

    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  57. so very sorry on the loss of your wonderful puppers. A Good journey Edward!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I am so saddened by your news. Edward was exceptional and will be missed by his fans.
    My heart goes out to you and the songwriter.
    xo,
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  59. I am so sorry. Edward was a soul you communed with and not a pet. Prayers lifted up for you and yours.

    ReplyDelete
  60. I just came over from Angus's blog to say how sorry I am that you have lost your beautiful PON, Edward.
    Sending consoling hugs,
    Gail and Bertie.
    PS I feel that we fans of Bob and Sophie are all part of a special community.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Yes, I think one thing would be harder. To stop loving a dog the way you have loved Edward. That would indeed be tragic.
    Sending so much love and comfort. The grief is staggering. Your memories will help you. When my adored mother died after being really sick for a long time; I studied pictures of her when she was well. I am so happy you have only memories of Edward when he was well; pretty much.
    Study lots of pictures.......it will help...I hope!...he will be with you all of your days!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Such sad news. They never really leave us you know. Their spirit is always with you so long as you remember them. ( I have bred many dogs over the years & I will love them until the day I die)

    ReplyDelete
  63. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your fluffy angel Pamela. My heart is in a knot for you all.
    x

    ReplyDelete
  64. Sad news indeed. I follow Bob'n Sophie's French Adventure and have learnt through them what wonderful characters PONs are. May memories bring you comfort in the times ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Sending prayers and thoughts of comfort. I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss.

    ReplyDelete
  66. My thoughts are with you, Pamela. I know that you will always carry Edward with you.

    ReplyDelete
  67. These gorgeous dogs who love us for who we are and hold no grudges, they steal our hearts. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Oh, this is the very saddest of news. I am so close - so close! - to this with my two elderly dogs that it is especially poignant. Edward will be greatly missed; he was much loved and loved much. Wishing you, the songwriter and Apple the peace and solace found in wonderful memories. Godspeed, Edward!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Oh dear Pamela, such huge hugs sent your way.......

    ReplyDelete
  70. Ohh noo... Ach! Fist to heart... I am so sorry to know this, so sorry for your loss, Pamela. Of course you shall have a prayer from me, maybe even two or three prayers. I have as many unsaid as I have that are spoken. Sweet Edward... How you will miss him.. I am so very sorry.
    Retha x

    ReplyDelete
  71. So very sad to hear of your loss. There is comfort in remembrance of a life well lived and loved.
    Pam, keeper of Bonnie n. Kenzie, the wee Scottie girls

    ReplyDelete
  72. Just imagine all the wonderful things you wouldn't have had if you hadn't had Edward in your life - non-animal people doesn't know what a magical gift a relationship with an animal is.

    ReplyDelete
  73. I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. Your beautiful Edward had a blessed life that most dogs could only dream of having.

    ReplyDelete
  74. When I read your blog, my heart broke and I cried for the Terry Family's loss, as well as for all of Edward's followers. I too live in the Atlanta area, so for me Edward is a hometown fellow. I have his books in my bedroom on a console table, and see his handsome face every day. Thank you for sharing Edward with us through your stories and glorious pictures of him. His joyous spirit will be everlasting.

    ReplyDelete
  75. I am so truly sorry for your handsome Edward crossing over to 🌈 bridge. I have enjoyed everything you ever wrote about him, enjoyed seeing his pictures. I was in love with him. The lost of a dear family pet is so πŸ’” and hurts so deeply.
    I am praying for all of you.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Pamela~ I have already posted earlier, but I just wanted you to know how I am dealing with Edward's passing. I have started re-reading this beautiful blog...I began this morning with 2008 and will savor every single word and picture. He gave us such joy and such hope that as long as there are creatures in the world like Edward all is not lost. Prayers for your comfort and peace sweet Pamela. Please pray for me as well, only last week my sweet boy Maxey was diagnosed with Lymphoma. These are dark days indeed.
    Sheryl

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I started doing the very same thing, Sheryl. Cherish the days remaining with your Maxey... They are fleeting--just like the years we spent with Edward: gone all too soon.

      Delete
    2. Thank you for your kind words White Rabbit. I think those of us that follow and love Pamela and Edward are a special community. Much love to you.
      Sheryl

      Delete
  77. Our dear sweet Edward. Somehow I thought you would always be here and never go.

    ReplyDelete
  78. So very sad that dearest Edward is gone. Deepest sympathy.

    ReplyDelete
  79. So sorry for your loss. No doubt he felt all the love you bestowed on him every day, take comfort in knowing you gave him a wonderful life. Thank you for sharing him with us all these years.

    ReplyDelete
  80. I am keeping you and your songwriter close in my thoughts and prayers. My heart sank when I opened your post. Rest in peace dear Edward, you will be missed.

    ReplyDelete
  81. Pamela, I don't even know you but I cried many tears when I read this because I, like so many others here, know the loss you feel. Our pets bring us joy beyond measure. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. He was and is a big part of your life and all of ours as well. He will be missed by all of us who love your words, your blog, your heart, and your beloved Edward. My sincerest condolences. Bev

    ReplyDelete
  82. I am so very sad for you. He was, indeed, a special dog and I hope that his story books will continue. I know that he will be a part of your heart forever~

    ReplyDelete
  83. Angus at Bob and Sophie alerted me to Edward's loss. I am so sorry that you have lost such a dear companion and friend. It is the hardest time for a dog lover...be kind to yourself.

    ReplyDelete
  84. So sorry for your loss, Pamela. I feel so sad and I never even had pets.
    I always felt so good whenever I read about Edward's adventures in your blog. Your family will be in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Pamela, I cried when I read this: Edward was a wonderful dog and I looked forward to reading all your posts about him. I really have no more words but my condolences to you, the Songwriter, and Apple.

    ReplyDelete
  86. Pamela,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I too cried as I read all the comments from others. But...Edward touched so many lives in such a positive way, which is what most of us want to do in this life. So, I'd say he met--and exceeded--that goal.
    Jo Ann

    ReplyDelete
  87. I'm so sad I never knew about your Blog ... but when I heard about it from Angus this morning my heart broke.
    Please know that we all feel your pain and are crying with you. To lose a dog is extra hard no matter what anyone says. A dog Loves you unconditionally and is always by your side night and day. I have found your blog now and will be with you every day. Promise. Love to You and All of Yours.

    ReplyDelete
  88. When I lost my dog, Shadow in May, we received a keychain with the following printed on it: "No longer by my side, Forever in my heart, We will meet at Rainbow Bridge, and we will never be apart." A local girl scout troop puts them together for families going through the loss of a pet. I cherish it and thought you might like to hear this.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Pamela,

    I haven't been keeping up with blog reading over the summer and just read this very sad post. Losing a beloved pet is so very hard, I know from my own experience. Everyone who reads your blog now feels like we have lost a friend too. He was a beautiful spirit and you were both very lucky to have found each other and given each other so much joy.

    Peace and love.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I find tears springing to my eyes as I read about the loss of your beautiful furry companion.

    ReplyDelete
  91. I am so sorry to hear this very sad news.He really was special and your grief must be overwhelming.He inspired a blog which has given pleasure to many and he will be remembered.My sincere condolences.

    ReplyDelete
  92. I am so sorry to hear this very sad news.He really was special and your grief must be overwhelming.He inspired a blog which has given pleasure to many and he will be remembered.My sincere condolences.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I am so very sorry, you will be together again.

    ReplyDelete
  94. OMG!!! Just now seeing this....living in Dallas and powerlessly watching the horror of Hurricane Harvey unfold for my fellow Texans in the Houston/Galveston area I haven't had much time for my favorite blogs. I can't bear this today....I just cannot. Pamela, I am just so terribly, terribly sorry! Can't wrap my mind around this....RIP, blessed Edward....you will never know the immeasurable joy you brought to so many complete strangers! You will never be forgotten!

    ReplyDelete
  95. We have never met but I can honestly say I cried when I read about your loss. Losing a dog is like no other grief, I am sending my prayers and love to you all. You gave him such a great life, he was such a lucky dog to have you care for him, keep that thought and be proud. X

    ReplyDelete
  96. I carry the grief over the loss of my dog in 2010 until today. I'll probably carry it the rest of my life. It is a tragedy that we must bury our friends. Now, I see him in my dreams and through those brief illuminations, I know he is still with me, as I am sure Edward is with you. Much love and prayers to you in your loss.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I had just recently begun reading your blog over the last few months and am profoundly saddened to hear about your loss. Your stories and pictures of Edward melt the heart and reminds us of how lucky we are to have the unconditional love and companionship of of our dear animal friends. Rest in peace, sweet Edward.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Dear Pamela, I am so very sorry for your loss. From reading your blog over the years I know how much you loved Edward and what a wonderful life he had with you, the Song Writer and Apple. Thank you for sharing your wonderful boy with us all through your blog.

    Although it may not seem like it for ages, the hole you feel in your heart now is there for a reason – it is the place Edward will fill bit by bit in a new form, as you revisit wonderful memories of your time together. True love & energy never end, and once you have shed exactly the number of tears you need to (not one more or one less!) you will smile again whenever his name comes to mind and you will truly know that he is still with you, not in the way you first knew him but now as loving energy within your heart to guide you towards good things in the future. Edward is and will always be part of who you are.

    ReplyDelete
  99. many years ago, I lost the beloved companion that saw me through marriage and divorce and marriage again..for many years it was only she and me - (with apologies to W.H.Auden) my Jessie was "my morning light and my evenings rest" and still miss her and love her these many years later...thank you for sharing Edward with us and know that we grieve for you and your loss so fresh. xo

    ReplyDelete
  100. Sending a bounty of prayers. In time, may your memories of Edward's joy surpass the grief that you are feeling

    ReplyDelete
  101. My heart breaks for you. This is a special kind of anguish that no words can ease. Thank you for sharing Edward with us, and try to comfort yourself with his wonderful memories.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Sweet, gentle soul. Edward will always be by your side, even though it feels like a piece of your heart is missing. Somewhere, Edward is frolicking with all of our departed canine companions. Oh how we miss them, but the beauty, joy, and love they brought to our lives is irreplaceable. I send you my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  103. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Edward with your blogging world.. He was a joy to know... sending healing thoughts your way

    ReplyDelete
  104. Our fur babies enhance our lives beyond telling. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Edward.

    ReplyDelete
  105. Pamela......not only do I thank you for Edward.....your gift to all of us. But I have to thank you for your readers. They have written such beautiful posts about losing a beloved and treasured dog. I have printed these comments out. Another gift from Edward. And you. You typed. He spoke. And you , of course, spoke also. I love you all. Songwriter and Apple must be bereft as well. I am bereft. What a wonderful dog. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

    ReplyDelete
  106. I am so sorry for your loss, I wish you strenght Pamela

    ReplyDelete
  107. I am heartsick for you and the songwriter. What a major loss to all of us that got to know him through your writings.
    I hope Apple is adjusting. Thoughts and prayers are winging your way.

    ReplyDelete
  108. So very sorry for your loss. I'm paying the bill now, myself and feel your misery.

    ReplyDelete
  109. My very deepest sympathies.
    I lost my boy Blue in June and I understand.
    I read your words and the instense grief returns
    But I have to remember to be thankful for the time.
    Yes.
    We must grateful for what we had.
    How lucky we were.
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  110. So sad and sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful boy, Edward. What a wonderful life he had and left you, your family and your readers with such warm memories. Edward was a natural charmer and a gift. You will meet again.

    ReplyDelete
  111. Dear Pamela, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Edward. He was a special lad. Indeed Magical! I truly believe he spoke at midnight. Thank you for sharing him with your readers. He cheered me up on many a day. Sending hugs and prayers to you, the Songwriter, and Apple.

    ReplyDelete
  112. So sorry for your loss of such a faithful companion.

    ReplyDelete
  113. Much love to you and Pat and Apple, Pamela. Good, good doggie, your Edward. Thank you so much for sharing his stories, it's especially lovely to have them now.

    ReplyDelete
  114. This is very sad news to hear of Edward's death. I feel like I've known him somehow from the funny and heartwarming tidbits you shared about him and Apple. Their antics in the house and yard or his being there for you as a constant companion. My heartfelt sympathies to you, the Songwriter and Apple, for your loss. I've always imagined Edward as a big gentle handsome giant.

    Amelia XO

    ReplyDelete
  115. What a lovely tribute! I have never visited you before. Came over from another blog. I have two 11 year old Yorkies that are always at my side as well. I'm so sorry for your immense loss.
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  116. Pamela, I am just so very sorry for Edward's passing. I understand completely how much we love our dogs. I loved Edward too. After I learned how to came to have him, he seemed to have been destined to be with you, to love you as you've never been loved before. I've come to realize that is a dog's purpose. I love every single dog, all of them, but because of your beautiful writing and the books I came to know & loved big, beautiful Edward. Please know I will remember both of you in my prayers from now on. He will be waiting for you at The Rainbow Bridge, where all my beloved pets who are gone from this Earthly place are waiting for me. Sending love, Pamela, as I always will.

    ReplyDelete
  117. I am so, so sorry to read this. You've paid him a lovely and loving tribute, and I thank you for sharing him with us over the years.

    ReplyDelete
  118. I am so sorry to hear about your lost! Edward was one of a kind and you were the lucky one to receive his love! Sending you ((((((((hugs))))) to you, the songwriter and Apple. I know Apple will be lost too!

    ReplyDelete
  119. I'm so sorry to hear about Edward's passing. He was a special being but he was well loved by you and the Songwriter and had a great companionship with Apple.

    A star is shining brighter.

    Hugs and prayers to all of you.

    ReplyDelete
  120. Prayers for your loss
    Tears and sympathy

    ReplyDelete

I love to read your comments! Each and every one! Though I'm always reading your comments, I may not respond in the comment section. If you want to write me directly, you may do so at pamela@pamelaterry.net. Thank you for reading!