Chronic Grace

Finding the Grace in a Life With Chronic Illness

We had to put our beloved 15 year-old cocker spaniel Fiona down last Wednesday, and our hearts are broken. She was my darling baby girl and the light of my days. The house is so empty now.

We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. (Irving Townsend)

14 thoughts on “Lay Me Down to Sleep

  1. Relax... says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙁❤️

    Thanks so much 💕💕💕

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  2. Aww…it’s difficult, we had a cocker for 17 years, they are loving family

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    1. Aren’t cockers the sweetest? Thanks for your support and understanding 😘💕

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  3. Barbara, I’m so very sorry! She was so precious. Sending you hugs and praying for comfort.

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    1. Thanks Courtney dear. You are so sweet and I need both the hugs and the prayers! ❤️

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  4. NF Ostrowski says:

    Hardest thing in the world to lose a fur child. She will always be with you on your heart.💕

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    1. She will indeed! Thank you my friend 💕.


  5. I still miss my Melody even though we now have Tess. When you live such a long time with a wonderful dog , the absence is heart breaking, but it does get less painful with time. Bon courage bises xxx

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    1. Merci, Henrie. They do have a way of wriggling themselves into our hearts, don’t they? I’m taking it day by day right now.


  6. Barbara, I am so very sorry for your loss. We lost our Westie in January and I completely understand how you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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    1. Thanks hon! And I’m sorry you lost your darling Westie so recently. It’s so hard, isn’t it? 😘💕

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      1. It’s very difficult. I swore no more dogs but after we lost McKenzie the house felt so empty. We got a rescue in March. She is the sweetest little girl. We named her Lily.
        Again, so sorry for your loss. They become part of our family and it’s hard when we lose them.

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      2. I know what you mean! We have already decided we will get another dog—just not yet. But we are such dog people the idea of not having a pupster seems unbearable.

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