Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gone, so soon


 We've had a sad few days around here.  Sweet Phoebe died suddenly,  early this week.  I've been conflicted about whether to share that news here,  especially in this season of celebration.  I finally decided that silence was,  in some way,  being dishonest.   She was such a joy and I'm finding it difficult to believe that she is already gone.  Every time I have gone to feed,  her empty cage has been a shock.  This morning,  I disassembled it and put away all of her food and toys.  Life and death are so much a part of living on a farm with animals,  but sometimes it just feels worse than others.

Meanwhile,  I have no time to sit around and dwell on it,  which may be just as well.  I'm so far behind in my baking,  cookie and candy making and present wrapping that I cannot stop long enough to wallow in bad feelings.  So,  I'm making a strong effort to remember how much fun she was and I how much I enjoyed her while she was in my life.  


17 comments:

  1. Oh no, I'm so sorry. :( You are probably right though. Better to stay busy. (hug)

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  2. I'm so sorry. It was clear that you both enjoyed each other's company very much.

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  3. Oh Dianne, that sucks! Glad you're staying busy. Hugs....

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  4. OH! I'm so very sorry. Do you have any idea what caused it? When some time has passed, I hope you won't abandon the idea of bunnies, and will try again. I'm sure you will miss her very much.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I've really enjoyed reading about your animals.

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  6. A sweet life too short. I'm terribly sorry.

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  7. Oh so sorry for your loss. Just makes these gloomy, rainy days that much harder to deal with. We also just lost one of out dogs at 4 1/2 years of age. She was a precious being. Too soon gone. We all love our animals and it doesn't matter how long or short their lives are, it is always the same sadness. Life and death are a part of living whether it be an animal of human being.

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  8. we get so attached to our animal friends and it is hard when they are gone. very good to stay busy.

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  9. I really hate to hear this Dianne, She sure was a beautiful little rabbit. I'm so sorry.

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  10. Awe, how sad. Wonder what happened? I am so sorry. She was sweet and I loved hearing about her.

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  11. So very sorry, Dianne. Our animals are so precious to us, but I believe those who have a special place in our hearts, we will see again.

    I hope your Christmas is especially blessed this year!

    Mary
    marymarriner.com

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  12. so sorry to hear about your loss. we do rabbit rescue and it never gets any easier when one goes. she was a beautiful rabbit and she got the best care.

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  13. I'm soooo sorry to hear it. They may be farm animals, but they can be our pets too. On another note, I have two woolys(sp) you can have if you want them. lol. I don't know anything about them. I just know they are VERY fuzzy.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear about Phoebe. Not only did I love her antics, but I had always hoped to come out and squish my face into her lovely fur. What a sad loss;(

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  15. I'm so sorry for your loss Dianne.

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