Gone But Never Forgotten

Meddlin’ Kate

January 1, 2011

January 25, 2020

The picture at the top was taken Friday morning on our way into town. I had no idea it would be our last ride together. Somehow I think she knew it was.

Poor Kate was a victim of bad breeding. She had hip dysplasia and when she reached a year old surgery was performed. She recovered well. As a pup she suffered from crystals in her urine. They were quite painful.

This picture was after we brought her home from surgery. She slept on the couch after surgery and I slept on the floor beside her.

There are so many memories. I have never felt alone in my life but today I for the first time feel alone. RIP my precious girl.

27 thoughts on “Gone But Never Forgotten

  1. What beautiful photos! My heart goes out to you and I feel your pain with your loss of sweet Katie! AWE, it’s just soooo hard. Thankful time does heal wounds, maybe not completely….. ❤️❤️❤️ Diana 😥

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    • Thank you for your comment. I don’t know you personally but I would be willing to bet my life savings that you are one special lady. It has been 40 years since I have not had a dog in the house.


      • You are very welcome! I’ve been told that before, special, kind, my goodness… (I’m humbled!) My reputation at my work is that I’m too nice!! It’s actually a detriment because if I’m not careful, people will take advantage of my kindness. So I’m well aware that my niceness can be taken advantage of, but that being said, I’m very passionate, love the written word and feel I can express myself almost better by writing!! Not that I’m not nice in person, just grew up shy, hate confrontation, that type of thing! (Want to be appropriate with my kindness!)

        I’ve learned over the years how to protect myself, as my heart breaks when I think a person likes me or I have trouble with friendships, my feelings get hurt (I’m much tougher as I’ve aged!) I can’t and won’t tolerate toxic friends. So only a small handful of people can be my true friends, who I know won’t hurt me and I in kind will give them the shirt off my back or make sure I’m there for them, a true friend. My hubby tells me I’m a special lady, I always think he’s supposed to say that! Haha! But I’ve had people at work, like acquaintances, message me with a happy mother’s day, or other random acts of kindness and I think WOW, why me? So thank you for your kindness and your kind words! They mean a lot to me as it amazes me with just a few sentences you have conveyed what I’ve heard all my life! I sir, think you are very much a gentleman! 😊🥰

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      • Thank you very much young lady. You have a very smart husband. He must be one hell of a guy. I hate drama and negativity so that’s why I like to stay in “Wayne’s World”. Somedays it can be pretty cluttered but for the most part a simple safe place for me to dwell.

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      • Awe, he’s a special guy! I think I need to remind myself of that sometimes as being married for 35 years one can get complacent! I am glad you have the river and a place to heal when life gets the best of us sometimes!! 👍😉

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  2. Wayne, oh sweetie, I am so very sorry. I know where your soul is, and my heart just aches for you. If you need a friend to talk with, who will just listen (but crying for you on my end), and share your loss and pain….you know how to get me. Sending hugs, peace, light, and of course doggie hugs and kisses…close your eyes, you’ll feel them better. 💔🐾💔

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  3. That must have been such a hard post to put together Wayne. Never had a dog but I know your feelings when we had to have our rescued cat put down due to the big c. Had her 12 years and never replaced her. Keep strong you might just get a new pup and start again.

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  4. Kate’s face and eyes in the truck …. She is an amazing soul. After I read what you typed, I scrolled up to view her again. I think she did know, and what she must have felt is breaking me. Sounds nuts, but don’t care, Copper & our sweet fish Jeremiah knew their last day, as did I. So far, as an adult, I have known when Death is in the room to steal from me.

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    • Yes you are spot on. Kate knew. There was no way I was leaving that morning without her. She died in my arms gasping for air. It was horrible what she went through. It still tears me under when I think about it.


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