Sunday, December 14, 2008

This is what it sounds like when doves cry


A little over two years ago I responded to a craigstlist ad and got the best free item ever: Sabine. Her former human brought her over and she was a bit shy with me. In fact, she downright ignored me for the first few days and I wasn't sure it was going to be a good fit for her. But slowly she opened up and I fell in love with this silly little girl.

Sabine had some really funny little quirks, as all dogs do. She loved to chase squirrels, chew on rawhides and sniff everything on the planet. On Saturday mornings she would wake me up by nudging her head under my arm and rubbing her face all over my belly, which always made me laugh. She had terrible gas and could easily clear out a room. She loved to destroy stuffed animals but never once destroyed anything I didn't give to her. She was such a good dog.

Sabine passed away on Friday afternoon and my heart is very heavy. She brought so much uncomplicated joy into my life and I am so blessed to have had her by my side for two years. I just really hoped to have had a little more time. I was particularly looking forward to the snow this weekend - she loved the snow. I'm sure she is frolicking in doggy heaven, surrounded by giant, dinosaur-sized rawhides and all the squirrels you can chase, but I can't say I'm happy that she departed so soon.

Rest in peace, Baby Girl - I love you and I will miss you.


Anonymous said...

Oh Katie, we are so sorry. I remember when 'bine visited our house a couple of years ago. What a joy! She couldn't be coaxed into leaving your side and even kept her nose firmly glued to the front door, if you left and she had to stay inside. Remember? Our heart is sad for your loss. You were a good mom to her. Love, Bridgette

Veroknitka said...

v: Blake, what do you remember most about bean?

b: She likes to chase Molly (our cat) and she doesn't eat our food.

v: What do you think she's doing now?

b: She's chasing the angel squirels. We loved her a lot and she used to like us very alot. And that's all i can think of.

v: Dear miss kate. We loved to have bean visit. She was a joy to watch and to know. She is missed and remembered. Our hearts go to you. xoxo

Just Jenn said...

I'm so sorry honey - she was a real sweetie pie. ((big hugs))