Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sad Day on the Ranch

First of all, I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter. I hope you all had a blessed day. We have spent most of our day sittin' in the house. We had a tragic evening last night and just needed some quiet time. I really hate to be a debbie downer on the holiday but this is what is going on here. I just need to put it out there. So here it goes.......

Lil Man passed away yesterday. It was a freak deal and we are stunned. The husband is devastated and guilt ridden since he was involved in the incident. He states he "killed my dog." But I know it was an accident and find no fault in the events that happened. He said I could hate him if I wanted but I don't. Things happen for unknown reasons and the only thing I can guess is that the Lord needed a good dog this Easter weekend.



Y'all have watched him grow these past four months and I thought I owed it to you to let you know. This was the very last picture I took of him. How ironic, huh?




50 comments:

threecollie said...

Kit, I felt so bad for you last night when I came in and saw that you had lost Little Man. Your love for him was clear in every post. I am just so sorry that you lost him.

Alex said...

no words seem right... im so sorry to hear of your loss. i've enjoyed watching him grow and play and ache for you now. what a terrible thing- im sure your husband is in quite a state...

Tatersmama said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry to hear this... and I'm so sorry for your loss. If I'm aching like this, I can only imagine what you and your husband are going through...

I just don't know what to say, other than you're both in my thoughts and prayers...
I guess the Lord knew a good dog when he saw him!

{{{{Big hugs}}}}

Sydney said...

Oh my gosh, I am soo, soooo sorry! Poor little man. He was so young. I loved watching him grow. He sure will be missed.


Wow, that is such an ironic picture. Who is buried there?

CTG Ponies said...

Oh no, I am so sorry! I lost 4 animals in 10 months, 3 of them in 3 months (2 dogs and 2 horses). My heart goes out to you and your husband.

Jocelyn said...

oh no ! i am so sorry from the bottom of my heart!

Poor hubby! What he must be going through as well!

HUGs and Love to you from me...

Mary Olson said...

So sorry for you loss. And that your husband feels he's to blame. My thoughts are with you.

missy said...

oh no!!!! i am so sorry for all of you!!!!!
hope you are feeling better soon!!!!
i will be thinking of you!!!!
hang in there!!!!

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

What a terrible thing to have happened. No words seem right, I've suffered loss too with my beloved pet-family members...hugs!

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness! I am so sorry and shocked. I don't really know what to say, but I am so sorry. I know how much you loved your Little Man. Sending you some big ((((HUGS))))).

CindyDianne said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Hug that husband. He's gotta feel terrible. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. So sorry.

Dusty Devoe said...

I am so sad and shocked to read the news about Lil' Man. You and Hubby will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hubby needs not to be hard on himself. As hard as is, things happen for a reason. You had a few wonderful months with him, and he knew he was truly loved.Hugs to you both.

Pony Girl said...

What sad news. That's the reality of ranch life. With so many different kinds of animals and humans all co-existing, sometimes, accidents happen. I liked how you said it, the Lord needed a good dog on Easter weekend. His romps in heaven will be as joyful as his romps on the ranch.
Hang in there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your hubby!!

prairierunner said...

Oh Kit, I so sorry for your loss. We'll be thinking of you.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am also so very sorry. What a sad thing to happen to both of you. Sending out big hugs and sympathy.

Jen

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Hugs to you and yours. It's hard, no matter how you lose one of your family.

Love and lickies from Zack and Zanna!

Emma Rose said...

There are no words that can express how shocked and saddened we are by the news. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Emma Rose and The Duchess

Foxterriermom said...

Kit & George - I am so sorry to hear about this - you have lost two very precious dogs in a short time and that is extremely difficult. I am saddened for you and thinking about you both.

bekah said...

oh dear lil man. How absolutely tragic. I feel so bad for both of you, losing both your dogs that I know you love so much, and for your husband to have the guilt that he must be feeling as well. Im so sorry.

Mikey said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that. What a tough time for you and I know you loved him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Gecko said...

Oh no, that's terrible news. But I agree that the Lord saw what a wonderful dog he is and decided he would love his company up above. My thoughts are with you and your hubby today!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I am so very very sorry.

Country Whispers said...

My mouth & heart just dropped when I read your post. Lil Man has made his way into all of our homes by way of your pics & posts the past few months and he will be missed. My heart goes out to both of you.

J and J Acres said...

I am so sorry about Lil Man. I know how hard it hits me when I lose a pet. Poor hubby- I know he feels bad for being involved.

Shirley said...

Oh, how sad, he was a very precious dog, and I know how sad it is to lose a dog you love. Hugs to you both.

Lacey Jo said...

Awwwwww :( xoxoxoxo sorry for your loss

Homestay Mama said...

Kit and George,
Words fail me, but my heart goes out to you right now. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. It seems to me that your last picture of Lil Man might be a sign that Lil Man is up in Heaven right now, waiting for you.

Paige said...

I am so sorry---I know how awful it feels, it has happened here as well.

Hang in there

And the final picture is perfect

fernvalley01 said...

So sorry ,my goodness ! hugs to you and your hubby. Sometimes the most precios things in our lives are there only a short time ,but forever touch our hearts. Agian so sorry.The last picture is lovely.May you and you hubby have peace and beautiful memories of the "little Man"

K. T. Sparks said...

I am so sorry for your loss and I am crying tears for you. I know your husband feels terrible and he is going to have a hard time over it I am sure. I again am so sorry and I know you loved your "Little Man" and he loved you. God bless his soul. Peace to you and your husband.
((hugs))

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh, I am so sad for you both..he was so damn cute..and growing so big....that last photo you will cherish for a long, long time. Losing a member of your family is not an easy thing..ever..under any circumstances. :(

Linda said...

My heart breaks for you all ... so sorry to hear this.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh my gosh, Kit. I just can't believe it.........

Poor Lil Man, and poor you guys. We have all fallen in love with him and it doesn't seem possible. I'm SO very sorry. What a hard, hard day for you. I'll be praying for your comfort through this and yes, your last photo of him was enough to take your breath away, in light of the circumstances.

Love and comfort to you both. (((big, big hugs)))

LadyFi said...

Oh, I'm stunned and so very very sad for you guys.

All my hugs and prayers coming your way!

Paula and Skip said...

Hi, just found your blog and didnt want to leave without a word for your loss. it simply hurts and takes time when a member of family isnt there aynmore. Big hug, paula xx

JamieH said...

I am sooo sorry....Big bear hugs, Jamie

gtyyup said...

You're right, the Lord must have needed a good dog...you are in my thoughts and prayers~~

Emily Jean said...

Heaven is loving your Lil Man! My prayers are for your comfort in this loss!

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

I did not expect to read this today! This makes me so sad for you guys. I have loved watching him grow up and your wonderful pictures of him, especially those from last week. Your last picture of him with the wooden cross, makes my heart ache for you. It does show so much irony. Sending hugs,prayers your way. Hope you are doing okay through this sad time.

carrielt said...

My sister and I had a friend who was our softball teammate pass away on Saturday also. I know your heart is breaking just like ours is. I will be thinking of you!

Broken Y said...

We've experienced this kind of loss. Rips your heart in two when you love your animals like children. I'm holding you close to my hear today.

Deborah said...

I am heartbroken for you both. I saw on my reader you had two posts and my first thought was that you might have pictures of Lil Man. My thoughts are with you.

Reddirt Woman said...

Oh Kit...I am so sorry for you and your hubs... When the pups get old and leave us it's bad enough, but when they are youngsters, healthy and all, and an accident happens it is just devastating. And from the looks of that gorgeous photo of him sniffing at the cross, he found his way home.

You might find some solace in this site:

http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm

But you may need to take some Kleenex with you if you go read the poem.

(((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))

Helen

Ed said...

Dang it, so,so Sorry! He was a fave of mine..

dibear said...

You are in my prayers. I know the pain of a lost pet, and my heart goes out to you both.

Jennifer said...

My heart goes out to you both. I'm so sorry. Little Man will be missed by us all.

Andrea said...

So sorry for your loss...my heart goes out to both of you.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I are just back from a week in Arkansas: our grandson was born 4/13 at 7:52am...
8lbs 13.7oz !

I can't believe all that happened in one week!!!

Prayers for you, your husband, the four-leggeds and winged ones at your place and including the fire swept places all over Texas.

The family farm and ranch in Jack county did not sustain any damage although 25,000+ acres burned all around us. Many losses to friends ranches...

Our Nikki (beagle/dachshund) died in my arms from congestive heart failure last Sept... I think she and Lil Man will be good friends.

Respectfully,
Garlic Man
Circle P Farm and Ranch
Jacksboro, TX

The W.O.W. factor! said...

Oh My Gosh Kit! I am sooooo very sorry! My tears are running down my cheeks...danged!
I'm going to miss him! And yes, the Good Lord must have needed LilMan as His companion, so he is in good hands.
{{{{HUGE HUGS KIT}}}}
Barb

Spruce Hill said...

Aww I am so sorry! It is always hard to lose a beloved pet. The picture brought a little tear to my eye.

I missed this post then went back to reread after your last post. Sorry this is a late comment.