Crazy as a Loom

Friday, December 15, 2017

For Roy

















No words.   Just this knife in my chest.   My sweet, lovable boy.  He was part of our family.   He got me through some of the toughest days of my life.  I will never forget him.   Heaven would be him running towards me, with that grin on his face.


47 comments:

Deb said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Hilary. There really are few words that can comfort at this time, Just know I am thinking of you and send you a big hug. Rest in Peace, little one.xo

DJan said...

My heart breaks for you. So very sad. :-(

Cindie said...

Big hugs sent your way - what a big hole left in your heart. You gave Roy the best home he could have ever found - he had a wonderful life with you.

Karen Ann said...

oooh nooooooo..... :-( So sad for you, Hilary. Well, the old boy had a fantastic home, the best a dog can possibly have, especially because he had that label, you know the one. The worse part of loving a dog is the losing in the end. Take comfort in knowing he was so very loved and lived the life of a king.

kelley said...

my heart is breaking for you...I know he took a big piece of your heart along with him...I have had this quote on my blog since losing my beloved Chester in 2010 and repeat it often...
Grieve not
nor speak of me with tears
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you
I loved you so . . .
'twas heaven here with you.


~ Isla Paschal Richardson

rosek1870 said...

You are in y thoughts and prayers. I have No words to fill that hole in your heart. He will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge.
Hugs
Rose

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I am so so sorry he had to go. He is the third one. A friend's dog left yesterday, our grand dog left yesterday, and Roy. You just know they are all playing at the Bridge, but it doesn't ease the pain of saying goodbye and missing them. You gave him a wonderful home and he gave you his love and loyalty in return.

Sweetpea said...

Awww, I am so saddened by this news, Hilary, and I am so, so sorry you've had to say goodbye to your dear, sweet friend. Such a darling pal he was. You were much blessed to have had each other thru thick and thin. He will be sorely missed.

Marianna said...

Hugs from a long time reader.

sue said...

Very sad news. I'm weeping with you.

I stumbled on this quote earlier in the month and thought it was beautifully said:

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog; they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and maybe I will become as generous and loving as they are."
~Unknown

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

I can't see to type, I am very sorry to learn that Roy has gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. No worries Hillary, you will see him running to your with a huge grin on his sweet face. I am sending you many warm hugs and a few tears of my own.

claudia said...

Hilary! I am so sorry!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Elle Clancy said...

More hugs from a long-time reader.

LA said...

So sorry....sending huge hugs.

Caroline M said...

Oh no, I am so,so sorry.

Twylla Alexander said...

Thinking of you!

messymimi said...

My heart aches for you, i am so sorry.

Connie in Hartwood said...

What a sweet boy! I remember when you got him, and how perfect he fit into your life. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Godspeed, Roy. People all over the world loved you. I am one of them.

Theresa said...

Oh Hilary, I'm so, so sorry. I know how you feel and even all the way from Oregon I knew Roy was special. How lucky you all got to bask in his love and kindness and shower him with yours. We'll light a candle tonight for Roy, he'll have some amazing company. This will make you cry, but some day it will also bring a bit of comfort.
https://iheartdogs.com/this-is-why-dogs-never-die/
Peace

Barbara said...

Terrible loss. Sorry for your pain.

Sojourner Design said...

I remember when you adopted Roy. So sorry for your loss Hillary... this is the hard part about our four legged babies.

Wanda said...

I am so sorry. My heart hurts for you.

Betsy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We have lost a few dogs, I know a little how you must feel. He was a beautiful boy, obviously loving and loved.

Shammickite said...

I am happy that you have such lovely photos to remind you of how handsome he is. He's never be really gone as long as you have those memories.

jeannemarie said...

So sorry...

keryn said...

He was a dog in a million, such a sweet wonderful boy. I've been dreading this post, ever since you mentioned his health problems. I can't imaging how your heart is breaking. But what a joy to have known him, and to have made his days so happy. You were a blessing to each other

Liz aka Fibergeek said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Roy is gone. I know you have a large hole in your heart.

Hugs to you.

thotlady said...

I am so, so sorry. I've lost three, it is the worst thing that can happen.

Carol said...

Oh Hilary, I am so sorry. Your post brought tears to these eyes, so understanding your pain, having lost my dear beagle girl in July. I remember when he came into your life and how important he was to you, as only our beloved dogs can be with their unconditional love and the comfort only they can provide. Take comfort in that he lived love with you and your family. May you be peaceful and find comfort in this next few days and weeks. Again, words just can not express my sadness for you.

Daryl said...

its hard to type when your eyes keeps filling .. as soon as i saw the title of this post ... there's nothing to say after i say i am so sorry for your loss, he had the best home, the best person, the most love ...

sending you tight fierce hugs

Mary Ann said...

David and I cried this morning for the wonderful life and home you gave him, and how much you're going to miss him. Thinking of you.

DonnaC said...

Sending hugs -so sorry! Roy is running happily through fields right now.

KAM said...

Hilary, my hearts breaks for your loss of your dear and well loved companion, Roy. He is surely running happily among the flowers in the fields after crossing the rainbow bridge.
Kristin

Joy said...

Really, really sorry for your loss.

weaverpat said...

What heartbreaking news. I'm so sorry!
Your post is a beautiful tribute to your dearly loved friend and companion, Roy.
You have my deepest sympathy.

Karen Driscoll said...

The news took my breath away. Such a wonderful dog.
I feel your pain. I loved the adventures of Roy.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Hilary said...

That beautiful boy - his spirit - his face - his heart. I am so sorry he is no longer in your life. He was exactly who you needed when he came along.. as you were for him. You each had the very best in one another. Big hugs to you, my friend. Goodbye, Sweet Roy. <3

Peg Cherre said...

So sad. So sorry!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Oh Hilary, I am so very sorry... So sad...
My heart breaks for your loss of your so lovely and dear companion, Roy.
Sending you hugs of comfort.

Ellie said...

Lovely tribute to Roy, who brought joy and laughter. Saying good bye to an old friend is painful. He lives in your heart and sweet memories. So sorry he is no longer by your side.

Janice L. Zindel said...

Hilary, I was so sad to learn of your loss of Roy. I remember when I first really found your blog, I went back to the beginning of it and read right up to what then was current. My family thought I was nuts. I remember the pain you were in, and what a comfort Roy and your pets were, and I recall reading about the walks you took together. It is so hard when we lose them because they are such an important part of our families. He was loved, truly loved, by you. You were a blessing to each other.

ladyoftheloom said...

I am so sorry for your loss Hilary. Roy was such a peaceful and constant companion. I will miss his presence on your blog. I hope he rests on couches in sunshine!
Alice

WPgirl said...

So sorry Hilary. Reading this with tears in my eyes.
Lynda in Michigan.

SpinMeAYarn said...

oh Hilary, i am so sorry, so very sorry to read this.
crying here for you and your lovely boy....

Mary Ann said...

Just catching up on blogs--I rarely comment, but yours is a favorite. I'm so sorry for your loss. Be gentle with yourself and hold the memories dear to heart.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Oh, I am so sorry Hilary, he was such a beautiful soul.
May his sweet memories fill the void in your heart.
Hugs,
~Jo

Angela Tucker said...

I am so sorry Hilary. There are no words for the pain when we lose a loved one. I lost my George in June. I still cry a little...

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