Friday, February 17, 2017

Getting By With a Little Help From My Friends | Losing the Dog Daddy

Thank you.

Thank you for the cards, calls, and messages.

Thank you for your prayers, positive energy and good thoughts.

Thank you for the memorial contributions to Stray Rescue of St Louis, Dogwood Animal Shelter, Wayside Waifs, and Richmond (VA) SPCA in memory of Gary. 

Thank you for the gifts for Rudy, Rosie, Skeeter and me.

Thank you for your loving, thoughtful, fun and funny posts to my Facebook timeline.

Just some of the beautiful cards, letters and donation notifications.
Special thanks:
To my friend who, when I told her Gary died, her first response was "How are you doing?" After a pause while I tried to think what to say, she said "no, no. I mean are you okay financially? Be honest. I'll write you a check."

To my friend who, as soon as she found out that Gary died and I was alone, dropped everything and drove 6 hours to be with me.

To my friends who made the amazing commitment to take my dogs and cat if anything should happen to me now that Gary is not here.

To Gary's son who took care of some chores for me before returning to Colorado and has stayed in touch to offer support.

To my friend who has insisted on a daily check in from me - just to make sure I'm okay.

To my friends who invited me for Thanksgiving and Christmas so I would not be alone.

To my friends who continue to check in with me via Facebook, email and phone.

To my friends who generously and repeatedly ask me: what can I do? 

I'm very sorry it has taken me so long to express my gratitude.  Please don't take it as a sign that I don't appreciate you.   

Thank you. I am truly blessed to call you my friends.


  1. I wish there was even mover we could all do. Parts of this you just have to get through on your own - but we're there for you on the other parts!!! We love you!!!

  2. Friends are a wonderful thing! We are so happy you have good friends to check on you, be with you, and help you out. It has to be so very difficult. You have the furry ones to cuddle with, but they are not the same as humans. Wish there was something we could do to help you, but we know time is the only thing that will truly help ease the pain.

  3. I feel like a shitty friend......I think of you so often, I haven't checked in nearly as much as I should have. I know we both don't love the phone but I need to call you anyway and too bad!!!!! Love you always and you ALWAYS know that I am here, I am just shitty! xoxoxo

  4. I am so glad you have had such a wonderful support system, both near and far. It's times like these I wish we were closer so we could physically be there for you! They say "you reap what you sow", Sue, and you have been such a wonderful friend and support for me and so many others, that it is no wonder so many want to be there for you as well. I only wish we could make the pain go away.

  5. Your friendship means so much to me. I never thought "cyber" friends could be more important than local friends but they certainly are to me. ♥

  6. I'm so very sorry for your loss. 😔

  7. What a nice thank you, you have a whole bunch of love in your life. Many hugs to you and the gang.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. I even apologize more for my absence and only just learning about this. But, I'm so thankful that you've had great support and help from caring friends. Sandra and Dolly

  9. While nothing can erase the pain of such a loss, having friends and family support you can mean the world.


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