Wednesday, April 10, 2013

slowly moving forward...

The loss of Hobo this last weekend has left a big hole in our hearts and in our home.  Monkey found him abandoned in the Havasu desert when she was 10, ten years ago. He was her first dog and her best friend.

He was on deaths door and used as target practice for some locals before wondering into our lives. Because we took him in, got him healthy and loved him so deeply he had a wonderful long life.  Jack and Hobo Gee Joe, super love and best buddies.

We are all devastated and stunned at how fast things happened, we just found out he was sick and then 3 1/2 days later at midnight he let us know it was time and we put him down. By far the hardest thing I've had to do and it's incredibly difficult to see monkey so sad.

Time is a good thing and we simply just need some...

Slowly we are beginning to move forward. I wanted to thank you all so much for your love and prayers we feel and appreciate them so very much.

The music man built a shadow box for monkey to store some of her special Hobo treasures in.

 I've been spending time in the garden harvesting spinach, kale and chard.

The brooder is ready and waiting for the right time to ad a few chicks, perhaps this coming weekend?

I've sold a few prints and have another shoot coming up.

Yes, slowly we are moving forward....

18 comments:

  1. What a blessing that little Hobo found his way into your lives and had a wonderful life from that moment till the end. Hugs to you Jen. :)

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  2. they always take a piece of our heart with them. they are family.

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    1. Yes they sure do but such a blessing while they are with us aren't they.

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  3. Sigh. My heart is heavy with grief for you and your family.

    Sending love and hope from Hope Farms,
    farmhousewife.

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  4. I read recently (I happen to believe the person who said this) that when we move on from this place "there are lots of animals"....

    I believe that the gifts and things we've loved here will be available to us when we pass on....so "lots of animals" could be pets....loved and missed and waiting to greet us again..

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  5. It can be hard to make the adjustment. It does take some time.

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    1. It is but we'll get there, thank you friend :)

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  6. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet and it does take time to feel normal again. It's especially hard when it's an animal you've had for such a long time. I'm so glad that you found Hobo and were able to rescue him and give him such a happy life. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, friend.

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    1. Hi Tammy
      Thank you buddy, I appreciate your kinds words and do believe we will see him again one day :)

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  7. I've been thinking a lot about you this week. After we lost our beloved 16 year-old mutt Thibodeaux, I could feel him sitting next to me on the couch. Out of the corner of my eye I would catch a glimpse of his spirit walking the perimeter of our property and I would just lose it. I was stunned at the depth of my sorrow.

    We are so lucky to be able to share our lives with animals. They give us so much and want only to be loved in return. My heart is with you guys.

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    1. Thank you buddy,
      I agree with you completely, the depth of sorrow and loss is so incredibly deep. The change in our daily routine is sad and feels empty at times but we do feel so blessed to have had him for so long. Our brown dog Jack will be 12 this summer and I am cringing with worry. I wish for selfish reasons these big guys could live forever...
      The circle of life... never easy but i still think it's worth the ride. Animals do make life better :)

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  8. I have been thinking of you and Shelby a lot this week. My heart hurts for the loss of your beloved Hobo. I know how hard it is to put down your pet. John and I had to put down our Golden Retriever, Rocky when he was age 12. So very hard to do, even though you know they are in pain. I dread when we lose our cat Sugar. I can't believe she is 16 this month. Time goes by so quickly. Even though our animal babies don't live long lives, their time with us is filled with giving us love, happiness and much peace when needed. They give us so many wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Sending love and hugs to you, Shelby and the rest of your family. <3

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  9. Jen, sending big hugs to you and your family. We put down our beloved lab Sally in december and I didn't even post about it I was so sad - I just started posting more photos of our dog Remmy and the cat. So wonderful that you were able to save him and give him a wonderful life full of family and love.

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    1. Thanks Larissa,
      I'm sorry to hear about Sally ((hugs)) back to you friend. It is SO hard when animals leave us but i still think life is much better with them than without :)

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  10. It is so hard to say goodbye... ((hugs))

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