Sunday, 24 November 2013

Tribute To Charlie

For many of you who have followed my blog, your will remember Charlie, my daughter's family, wonderful pet dog. Last Sunday, Charlie died very suddenly, not having been ill and we will all miss him terribly.
 
These are a few photos that I am sharing with you as a tribute to him.
 
 
 
 
 A walk in the wood with Charlie.
 
 
My family with their beloved Charlie.
 
 
Such a good natured dog and so well behaved.
 
 
Charlie loved the beach and running into the water after his ball.
 

 Charlie was much loved, not only by immediate family
 but everyone who came across him.
 
Thank you for visiting today and also to those who left comments.

42 comments:

  1. I am so sorry. They wind their paws deep into our heart strings and take a piece of us with them when they leave.

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  2. It's a pity they can't live longer. I always get far too attached to my dogs. It is good he went quickly though sad he had to die at all.

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  3. Très joli post! j'adore les photos de famille!
    Merci de ta visite et de tes gentils commentaires sur mes pages, Merci, bonne journée!
    Bon dimanche, Cath.

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  4. oui moi aussi j'ai perdu mon chien cela fait 1 an il est mort en octobre, et j'y pense toujours !

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  5. Such sad news Margaret, It's always a difficult time when a much loved family pet has to leave us.

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    1. HI Trevor Thanks for caring to comment. I will be there from Wednesday and will miss my walks with Charlie.

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  6. I am so sorry for you and your family. Charlie looks like a wonderful dog. It is a sad time to loose a family pet.

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    1. HI Eileen Many thanks for your kindness and comment.

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  7. They make up such a great part of your life, you spend countless hours with them and spend countless more missing them when they are no longer here . A sad time


    peter

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    1. Hi Peter Many thanks for youor kindness towards my fmaily and myself at this sad time.

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  8. Very sad. I feel for you and your family. If you care for your pet as you and your family cared for Charlie they become family themselves. It can be hard to get over. I usually find it`s best not to wait too long after a pet dies to start looking around and planning what your next dog will be. A home that has had a dog for a long time seems to be lacking life until you get the next one. However it`s important to realise that dogs die and even though they are a loss they are just animals. Doing my job as a rural postman I have come accross people who gave their dogs almost human qualities and status. I have seen these people go into a deep depression when a dog dies. Look forward to your next one. What breed was Charlie? I always keep a spaniel and I think there was spaniel in Charlie. Would I be right?

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  9. Oh margaret I am so sorry to hear about Charlie! I am a dog lover, and have had dogs that I have loved and lost and it is so hard. Leaves such a big hole in your family. He looks like he was a beautiful and loving friend!
    Would also love to hear more about your nursing career... what sort of nursing you did etc. Hugs from Texas

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    1. Hi Jeanne MAny thanks for your knidness a this sad time. I am just about to go to Belfast to see Andrew Rieu and take 14 people to that but I will email you sometime when I have more time about my nursing career.

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  10. HI Tony I appreciate your very kind wishes at this sad time. Charlie was part Spaniel and I think labrador. My family aquired him overnight becasue another family who were moving to USA, had been going to take him with them, however at the last minute decided not too. My family did know Charlie and loved him and Charlie arrived and it was as if he had always been there. He did not need anytime to adjust but just fitted in. He had such a wonderful soft personality and was very obedient. He wil be missed. When I am over there, I will miss walking with him.

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  11. Hi Margaret, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Pets easily become members of the family and are such pure-hearted things that we can't help but connect to their goodness on a deep level. The grief when they die is real and upsetting! I hope you and your family (especially the kids) will feel ok soon.

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  12. Margaret - so sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful pet.

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  13. I am so sorry to hear your sad news Margaret... he looks so lovely.

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  14. So sorry to read this. It's always horrible when we lose our friends. x

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  15. how very sad. he was absolutely beautiful.

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  16. Always so sad when we lose one of our pets; more so I think when it is sudden like this.
    A beautiful looking dog.

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  17. Sorry to hear that Margaret, how awful of everyone.
    We lost our Cocker Spaniel many years a go now through a heart problem and we still miss him.

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  18. What a lovely tribute to a beloved family friend, all my thoughts are with you and your family.

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  19. I've not been reading long enough to know Charlie but what a beautiful dog - I'm so sorry.

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  20. I am SO sorry! It is true there is not much suffering to go all of a sudden, but it is such a shock for everyone!!! Your tribute is beautiful! I love the very beautiful last picture of charlie on the beach and his reflection. Your post really shows how much he was a part of the family and you can feel the love. How old was he, and do they have any idea what happened?

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  21. Oh I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Charlie, They become such a part of the family and of your heart that losing a beloved pet is so very sad. What a beautiful animal Charlie was, and I am sure the family is so grateful that you captured such beautiful photographs of their faithful friend.

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  22. TO MARCIA, DEANNA, CHRISTIAN, KEITH, ROY,TEX, ANDREW, DAVID,EM, GINNY, AND CT
    MANY THANKS FOR FEELING MY SADNESS WITH MY FAMILY AND MYSELF. I KNOW YOU ALL UNDERSTAND.
    Charlie was about 8 years old and the vet did know what had happened to him.

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  23. I am so sorry Margaret for your family, I have 3 dogs (babies) that my wife and I love dearly so I do understand the loss. So sad.....

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  24. Heartbreaking . . . gorgeous, handsome Charlie . . . I am caring about you and your family in this very sad loss for each of you . . .

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  25. So sorry to hear about Charlie. I know how much a dog is missed.

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  26. I'm sorry to hear about Charlie's death. It's always difficult to lose a family pet like him. This is a very nice tribute to him.

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  27. I'm so sorry! Our pets are just like family and it is very hard when they leave us. Charlie was beautiful and your photos of him and your family are just wonderful!

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  28. I'm so sorry. I know the pain of losing a beloved pet. Sadly, they rarely outlive us.

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  29. I hate it dying, my old dog, used to run by my scooter and was happy when I went out in sunny and wet days. She was superb dog. So anyway, your family must be heartbroken, sad sad.

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  30. Very sad loss for your whole family. I love the way he smiled at the camera. Blessings, Jo (Tanzania)

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  31. Very sorry to hear about Charlie!

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  32. I'm so sorry for your loss! They become such an important part of your family.

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  33. Oh Margaret, I'm so sorry.
    I understand and know what it means to lose your beloved dog.
    The dog is a true member of the family.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  34. Sorry for all of your loss. They are such an important part of the family as they are family.......it's hard saying good-bye.

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  35. So sorry to hear about Charlie - such sad news. They become such a part of the family and are so sorely missed. You have posted a lovely tribute to him - such a beautiful dog.

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  36. So sorry for you and your family! Such sad news! I know how much a pet is missed...

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