Friendship and grief

The world of blogging adds an entire other layer to connections.

There are bloggers I have followed since I began blogging six years ago. These bloggers have pets. Sometimes it’s actually their pets who blog! These people and their pets share their lives on a daily, weekly, monthly or whenever-the-mood-strikes basis.

The one thing I feel about all of them {3 of the first 4 blogs I ever subscribed to in 2011 are dogs and dog-related!} is that they are friends. We are connected. I feel their happiness. I giggle at their fun. I share their joy. I feel their pain. I mourn their losses.

Just like in person friends, if they are going through tough times, you wait holding your breath for news. You don’t want to bombard them with messages asking how they are because you know they’ll let you know as soon as they can. Whether that is as soon as they know, or as soon as they have processed their news is up to them. Either way, once that news arrives you feel yourself physically breathe out. Unaware you had been holding your breath.

Sometimes, though, when that news arrives {even if you may have been anticipating} it knocks the breath right out of you and tears flood your eyes.

Please keep our friends Jen and Rumpy in your thoughts and hearts as they face the last chapter of this life together. However long that will be for them, I wanted to let them know how much love and happiness they have brought to us over the past years.

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So many gorgeous Rumpster photos – this one’s from his Facebook

Being connected via blogs, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, there is little that goes on in the other’s lives that we don’t know about.

We have laughed, oohed and aahed at cute photos, giggled at mischief, mourned with them when their DeDe passed over the Rainbow Bridge and generally just ridden the waves of life with them for the past 6 years or so.

Rumpy, for a dog I’ve never had the joy of cuddling, you have got a chunk of my heart buddy. Your goofy smile, your love of cookies and your general happy-go-lucky nature continue to bring much joy to Love Bug and I.

I know you’re not a super snuggly pup, but I’m going to ask Jen to give you the biggest squeeze from us and wish you no pain, much peace, endless love and an unlimited supply of cookies for however long you have left with her. Oh, and if you could give her {and the feline loves} and a cuddle from us too that would be pawsome.

We love you Rumpy.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Becky says:

    I am also feeling this way. Rumpy will be missed by us all and Jen has all of our support. 😢

  2. rumpydog says:

    Thank you. I was just sitting in the floor sharing French fries with Rumpy and he was so happy. Now he’s tired and having a rest.

  3. Rumpy is a true original. His love of cookies always makes us smile. And then it makes us a little hungry and snackish… Just saying. We love you, buddy.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake and Mom

  4. dogdaz says:

    How sweet. This year saw the passing of many of our blog friends and the meeting of many new puppies. I am watching Rumpy’s journey too. It is amazing how the internet makes a different kind of family. Lovely post.

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