Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Saying Goodbye...

Our sweet lil Mocha has completed her journey here with us. I held her in my arms, as we all gently kissed her and whispered our goodbye's... She passed away Sunday afternoon, October 26th. Our hearts are broken and we're filled with a tremendous sadness as we work through our grief, trying to adjust to her not being here anymore.

Loss of a Ferret

If you've ever known the welcome
Of a funny, fuzzy friend,
That brings a ray of shinshine
When the day draws to an end-

If you've ever hugged a Ferret close
To share a tear or two,
Or maybe just a whiskered kiss
To lift you when you're blue-

If you've ever felt the wrenching pain
That only death can send-
Then losing a sweet Ferret
Is like losing a dear friend.

But God is good and teasures love
And there at Heaven's gate,
That funny face and joyful dance-
Your precious Ferret waits.

~ Author Unknown ~

Just this side of Heaven is a place called
Rainbow Bridge

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent. Her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

~ Author Unknown ~

We're so thankful to God, for allowing us the joy and pleasure of being Mocha's family. She left us alot of love and wonderful memories. I love you, Mocha... meet me at the Bridge...
God bless...

Until another time... Pearl


Marie Antionette said...

I am so sorry for your loss.Its never easy to loose a beloved pet.My daughter has ferrets also and one of hers is on her last journey also.She is very sad,knowing Buttercup has only a little time left.My heart goes out to you and my daughter.Ferets are wonderful creatures.They are so intertaining and fun to watch.Hugs Marie antionette

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Losing a pet is one of the saddest pain we go through in life. So sorry to hear of your loss. Twyla

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Pearl ~ I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things to do. You never really get over it...and think of them all the time.



Hi Paula,
I am so sorry for the loss of Mocha. Please know that I am lifting you up in prayer and have shared a tear with you.
Big Hug,

Anonymous said...

Oh Pearl, I am so sorry.....was it sudden? I know the grief of losing a pet. It is so painful.


Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Oh, Pearl, that is so terribly sad. Letting go of our funny, cuddly, loving pets is never easy. I am so sad for your loss.

luvmy4sons said...

Aawh! I am so very sorry. Beloved pets are never easy to lose. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Miss seeing your around my place.

Michelle said...

Oh Pearl, I am so, so, sorry. :( I just lost my cat about 2 months ago so I know how tough it can be losing a pet. Just know you gave her a wonderful home...that she was quite lucky to have you and your family in her life.

Lots of hugs!



Hi Pearl,
When you feel up to visiting I have something for you my friend.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Dear Pearl, I am so sorry for your loss! Losing a beloved pet, can be so hard. They bring us such joy back and love us unconditionally! Sending prayers your way, for you, your boys, and Allen! ~big hugs, Rhonda :)

Picket said...

OH Pearl...I am so sorry about your sweet furbaby...It is so painful losing a pet...they become so much of our everyday life..I remember when I lost my first childhood pet Susie....we had her for over 16 yrs...I had already married and moved out and she was the family pet..Daddy broke dowm crying as he picked her up to go bury her...I can remember long after she was dead I was visiting and we had just finished supper...I was cleaning the kitchen and there was a plate of meat left over so I carried it outside and called for Susie...at that very moment her death truly hit me and I stood on that back porch and cried like a baby...I am so sorry friend.

Tiffany said...

I am so so sorry, Ms. Pearl. Oh, my heart breaks for you right now and I wish I could just give you a great big hug. I'll say a little prayer, though to hopfully lift your spirits. ~Blessings!

Melinda Cornish said...

Its so hard to lose a pet, darn it! My heart is with you as you go thru the grieving process.....Melinda

Kathi said...

Pearl, I'm so very sorry for the loss of Mocha. That must be so hard. I really do believe you'll see Mocha in Heaven again. People sometimes poo poo the idea, but I never do. The Bible mentions horses, sheep, doves and lions all the time in heaven. I think if it matters to us; it matters to our Lord.

I'm just so sad that Mocha is gone and you don't have that sweet fur ball to hold and snuggle.

Thank you for you sweet comments. You always brighten my day and cheer me up. You are such a dear person, Pearl. Hugs, Kathi

My Petite Maison said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Mocha had a very loving home and was blessed to live with a family that truly showed her love. My thoughts/prayers are with you at this time.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh sweet Pearl, I am so very sorry. Pets truly our part of our family and losing them is so hard. I am sending lots of love and hugs to you and your dear family.


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I am so very sorry to hear that your little Mocha passed away. My heart goes out to you for your lose. They become a part of us and our family! Thinking of you & yours and saying a prayer.


Rue said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry Pearl... May she rest in peace.


Claudie said...

We just lost our little "birdie" on Thursday night so I know how your feeling.
I have posted him on my blog. So sad and we miss his beautiful song. It's not complete without him.
Love your blog. Very pretty
Claudie from Canada

Heather said...

Oh precious Pearl! I am so far behind in my comments I was unaware of Mocha's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss honey. My heart aches for you.
Hugs and love