Friday, February 24, 2012

Saying Good-by Is Always Hard

Today we said a tearful, final, Good-by to
King Arthur Fonzarelli.
But we called him Arthur or Artie.
His kidneys failed him.

Arthur was Tom's buddy.
Arthur would greet Tom when ever he came home.
We called it a "touch and go".
 Arthur would run down the walkway to Tom,
 touch him with his nose and run back inside.
They took naps together.

For years they went on daily walks, rain or shine.
Always dressed appropriately.
 Then came the day when Arthur couldn't
make the trip anymore.

Lately, Tom would give him daily injections.
 Always followed by ice cream.
Tom made Arthur's end days so comfortable.
And let me say, at times it wasn't an easy task.

They were Best Buds!

Eleven years wasn't long enough.

But we did have eleven great years.

Arthur will be missed because
You were Loved!

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  1. Dear Christine, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved furbaby! There is never an easy time to say goodbye but once the pain eases, hopefully you will have wonderful memories to carry with you. Sounds like your man loved your pup so much. Sending prayers up for peace and grace for you during this time.
    Hugs, Noreen

  2. Ahhhh Christine,
    My heart and my eyes hurt from reading this. So sad. I want to get a little terrier for Savannah when the money is there as she wants her own little pet.
    This just hurts to read this.
    God bless you guys as you hold on to the beautiful sweet memories of your little family member.


  3. Oh, I'm so sorry. It's been a few years since we lost a pet. I don't take it well at all. :( Big hugs to you. What a cutie he was. Eleven years of wonderful! :)

  4. Christine, my heart goes out to ya! It's so hard to lose a beloved pet. We've been there too. What a wonderful home and life he had. So many don't. It is amazing how much personality they have and how much they entertain and add to our lives. Dangit it's hard! Time heals, but it goes awfully slow when there's such a gap left in our heart. He certainly was a sweet looking little fella and I know your hubby is missing him too. I've been thinking about Beau lately and knowing he will not be around too many more years. I've found the best way to fill the gap is to simply wrap my broken heart around another one. Hope you guys will too! With summer coming up you'll have time to housebreak him! Or her! Hugs friend, Deb

  5. My heart is breaking for you and Tom. Artie had a wonderful life with you. But I know from experience how hard it is to lose a loved furry one. I'll be praying for you. Lots of love coming your way.

  6. Christiine-

    I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your dog, Arthur.
    Dogs really are family members and are very much missed when they are gone.

    I will be praying for you and Tom on the loss of your very close friend.


  7. So sorry for your loss. Dogs certainly become an important part of the family and I know you will miss him.

  8. In tears.... Oh Christine and Tom... I'm so sorry. Sending out big hugs and prayers for you both.
    dee dee

  9. Dear Christine and Tom,

    I am trying to type this through tears. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our furry friends are part of our family and saying goodbye is so very hard. Arthur was such a cutie and I know you will miss him like crazy. Please know you're in my prayers.

    Kind regards,

  10. So sorry...they just become part of the family, but so glad we get to enjoy them, they make our life richer

  11. Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss and I know just how you feel. Our pets become such a part of our family, showing us their unconditional love. Please take my hug across the miles.

  12. I am so sorry, Christine, I have been where you all are at, and I know the loss. Sending much prayers!

    Thank you for praying for me during my illness, I am feeling much better.

  13. Oh Christine {and Tom} I am so sorry to hear about Arthur's passing. I am thinking about you and sending comforting thoughts your way. I bet it has been hard on the kids as well.

  14. Christine
    I will pray for you and Tom, dear lady. Losing Arthur will hurt for
    a while yet, then will come the shared laughter of great memories with him.
    You were blessed to have the sweet fellow as a part of your family.

  15. Its so sad when we lose our pets.I have 2 dogs my oldest is 14 a Border collie.Just think of how he blessed you with years of happiness.This I will try to keep close to my heart when he leaves.


  16. Christine, I am so sorry for your and Tom's loss of Arthur. I know just how hard that can be. Sometimes I catch myself still hoping Tess will be pressing her wet little nose on my leg... it's been 2 years. {{hugs}} t.

  17. I"m so sorry for the loss of Arthur.. It's so hard to lose our furry children. I have 7 and we lost one of ours in Dec of '10. His liver failed. He had just turned 10 yrs old a week before.. We were devastated and still heart broken.. Arthur knew and knows how much you love him and one day you will see him again..
    Much Love

  18. Oh Christine.... we are so sorry to hear your news. We know the heavy of hearts during times when we say goodbye to our furry loved ones.

    I wish you comfort in ways that only He can bring to you........... and I know He will!


  19. Christine and Tom, I am so sorry to read about your beloved Arthur. They truly do become a family member. My heart goes out to you during this time and you are in my prayers. Judy

  20. So sorry!!!! They become like a member of the family don't they? He is such a little cutie!!!

  21. Oh I'm so sorry!! He was just adorable and I can easily see how you all fell in love with him. I love his little name too. I'm sorry, Christine.


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