Happy Memorial Day

I know many of you have plans for this weekend, this kickoff to summer.  I don’t mean to ignore you but I just don’t feel very entertaining and I am still just sick over Faye.  I appreciate all your condolences but I think I’ll just spend the weekend reading and maybe some quilting so that I might have something finished to show you next week.

35 thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day

  1. Jackie B.

    So sorry about Faye. It is so hard to care for a dog that doesn’t have much time. I know has been very tough for you but remember you gave her a wonderful life. My prayers are with you and Faye. Grieve but not for long.

  2. Lorraine

    I am so sorry hear this news. Faye will always be with you in spirit. I lost a Siamese cat last year to kidney disease and just 2 months ago our beloved black lab, Morgan, was put to sleep because of kidney disease. My heart goes out to you, Our other dog, Luna, is still very much grieving along with my husband and me.

  3. Cathy

    Sometimes solitude is the best medicine. Your grief will take as long as it takes. There is no time limit. God Bless.

  4. Jeanie

    Grieving, whether for human or fur family, takes time, and each of us grieves differently. Pamper yourself and take care.

  5. Sharon Ernst

    Mary – I am so sorry luttle Faye has left you! Such a sweet and beautiful little dog. My heart goes out to you. Soothe your soul this Memorial Day week-end.

  6. Martha Engstler

    Anyone who has ever had a furry member of the family understands all to well what it feels like to loose one of them. I know all your blog friends understand. Take your time to regroup. We’ll miss you but understand.

  7. Marian

    So sorry for your loss of a favorite doggie. She was special and we all knew you gave her such good care. Peace be to you as you mourn the loss of Faye.

  8. Holly

    Mary, do what you need to do. Take care of yourself. We’ll be thinking of you.

  9. Karen

    It is perfectly ok to just do nothing for awhile — our spirits need some empty time to re-balance. It will.

  10. Vickie Stipe

    I always read your posts and love seeing your “farm”. Regret that I never made it to visit the shop, but I did visit your booth when you came to Houston Quilt Festival. I think this post stated the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is a day of remembrance, whether it be people or our furry people that are gone from our lives. Some of them take a piece of our heart with them and it is very hard to get over that. I bottle fed two kittens and they died within 4 months of one another about 2 years ago. They were only 6 years old, but one was diabetic and the other died of congestive heart failure. I think he died because his sister was gone and he was lonely. I have resisted getting another kitten/cat, but feel like one will come my way at some point and adopt me. Yes, some furry members of the family are very hard to get over or maybe I should say get past them being gone. Enjoy your memories and know that Faye lived a good life because of you.

  11. Diane

    Ah yes, quilting is a healer of all things. Blessings to you, Rick, and all your menagerie.

  12. Carol

    Everyone needs time to themselves. You’ve been faithful in sharing your farm and quilting news, we will all wait for you faithfully as well.

  13. Becky from IA

    We all understand….most of us have been there! Sending hugs to you and Rick. Take care of yourself you need time to heal.

  14. Connie Olson

    SO sorry about Fay. I remember when we lost our dog, Ziggy, years ago and it took me a long time to get over it. It’s like losing a member of your family. Take care.

  15. Lois Palmisano

    Let us make a FAYE sized quilt, her favorite colors and toys, and friends! We will FMQ her lovely name all over it. It will be bound In love, because she was Mary’s most precious friend .

    Lois in Omaha

  16. Jeri

    Mary –
    What a lucky dog Faye was to have spent the days God gave her on earth as a member of your family. She knew every day how very much she was loved…that’s about as good as anyone can ask for. I am so sorry for your loss.
    -The Friend You Never Met in Minnesota-

  17. Linda B

    They take a piece of us with them. I first heard of the Rainbow Bridge in the Goat Gazette, I find comfort there, knowing all my sweeties are waiting and playing there together. XO

  18. Dee

    Mary, we lost our 8 year old husky to cancer on Sunday. I feel your sorrow! They are the loyalist of friends. Does anyone love us as much as our four legged friends?

  19. Loris Mills

    Cyber hugs coming your way. I’ve been there too often. It certainly takes awhile and generally it takes a lot of furry friends around me to even begin coping.

  20. Marie

    It was so sad to here about Faye, and from experience know that this is one of the hardest of times to go through in life. Just know that when Faye crossed the Rainbow Bridge that she was no longer in pain and suffering. I know my three Labrador girls were there to greet her and they are having a fun time.

  21. Carol Garverick

    Take whatever time you need to grieve for Faye. We will ne here whenever you return.

  22. Ginny Jackson

    Mary, Over the years I have been where you are now. It has helped me to cry, keep busy, rest, eat and keep in mind that I did all I could do for my dog/cat. Where I/you I helped them get to; there is no pain or sadness.
    My Sheltie, Liza was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor in her bladder last month. We are taking it one day at a time and when the time comes I will give her one final gift and cry a river. Some days we get through one minute at time.

  23. Diane Hansen

    I am so sorry. I must have missed a blog about Faye. Loosing a dog is just plain terrible. I feel for you so much! She was such a special dog and a big part of your heart. She was lucky to live in your home all her days. Especially during her hospice days. Getting the best of care ever. So sorry, Mary. Diane

  24. Cindie

    Mary, take all the time you need. When we had our last day with our golden, the vet said now he is a free spirit. Run free Buster, run free, she said. I have come to love those words and also find comfort in my heart. I pray that for you Mary. Comfort in your heart.

  25. Paula Buzzell

    So sorry for your loss of Faye. Losing our fur family is always devastating and hard to get over. Thoughts and prayers.


  26. Diana W

    Words are not enough. I have been giving my sick little Siamese lots of loving since your news. She, too, is in kidney failure and we are taking it one day at a time. Keeping you and Rick in my prayers.

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