Saturday, April 25, 2009


Honey left us today, she couldn't fight. Her eyes, her breath, her heart....we have been trying to imagine her somewhere beautiful, with lots of sticks, lakes, other furries...waiting for us at some of our favorite places... leaving her spirit here and there with us....
This has been a heart-breaking day. We cannot stop our tears. Dave and I have been celebrating her, crying for her, trying to come to peace with her struggle....and her little body that couldn't fight anymore.
Always a big love for this special golden that followed us on many adventures, comforted us when we were sad, made us laugh at silly things....and waited for us, until her last day.
Honey love.


  1. Oh, I am so sorry. I've been there twice...once with a 16 year old Springer and then with a 15 year old Springer. Nothing can ease the pain of losing such a wonderful friend. I wish you well in the coming days.

  2. We are so sorry to hear this news. But in our hearts we all know that Honey is in a better place now and that you did the very thing you could for her. God bless.

    Hugs, the OP Pack

  3. I had THAT feeling since I read your post this morning...

    I khan't find the words right now - please know we are proud of you for the unselfish gift you gave Honey...

    It is the greatest demonstration of love...because it causes both of 'us' the most pain...we leave you and you lose our PHYSICAL presence...WE will always be there!

    Khyra and Phyll
    PeeEssWoo: Now to amend my post for tomorrow...Honey will be there along with Charlie! Perhaps they've already found each other!

  4. we are so furry sorry, tonight we will toast honey too and we are sure she has found a beautiful place full of love just like the one she has left behind!

  5. We are so very, very sorry for your loss ... it must feel overwhelming and unbearable. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Run with the wind, beautiful Honey girl!

    Hugs and love to you,
    Lucia and her girl

  6. Ohhhh Kristin and Dave - sooo, so sorry... Honey was one of a kind and a friend to everyone. I told Cam (our grandpeep) about Honey this afternoon and she broke up, then made you a card. Heartbreaking, but she was so sick my dear friends. Getting all leakied up, but will see you furry soon. Honey is running as an angel with old pals.
    Hugsz and xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    Sammie, Bill and Miche

  7. Oh, we are so sorry. Words are never enough, but know that we are thinking of you, and of Honey.

    Tucker, Daisy and Mom Heidi

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Here's a poem mom put at Keats' grave

    Your favorite chair is vacant now...
    No eager barks to greet me.
    No softly padded paws to run
    Ecstatically to meet me.
    No coaxing rubs, no plaintive cry
    Will say it's time for feeding.
    I've put away your bowl, and all
    The things you won't be needing;
    But I will miss you little friend,
    For I could never measure
    The happiness you brought me,
    The comfort and the pleasure.
    And since God put you here to share
    In earthly joy and sorrow;
    I'm sure there'll be a place for you
    In Heaven's bright tomorrow...

    by Alice E. Chase

  9. We are so sorry to hear the news. It was the final act of love to help Honey cross the bridge. Let the tears flow and continue to talk with her. Honey's spirit is still with you and she'll hear you.

    We'll light a candle for Honey tonight and ask our beloved Tasha to invite Honey to run and play in the moonlit fields tonight.

    Eva, Brice and their humans

  10. Ms. Kristin and Mr. Dave,
    Honey is still within you, she'll always be there. Our mom and dad really do know how you feel. They have gone through this more times than they care to remember and will be enduring it yet many more times to come. The first few days are very difficult, the emptiness of Honey's favorite places, the sight of her toys and bedding, her collar and leash will all trigger deep emotions. You will cry as you should, you have after all, lost a friend and confidant; a child. In a short while the realization of her loss will settle on you and the fond memories of her tugging or barking or cuddling with you will be with you always. Honey lived a full life, but more importanly she lived a happy life because she was loved and cared for by the two human beings that she trusted and loved more than anything. You forged fond memories together and they will always be with you. She will never leave you; we know that to be a truism many times over. You'll need time to reflect on your loss and your memories, but eventually you'll feel the void in your hearts. You will never be able to replace Honey and it unfair of you to even think to try. But you may find the day will come when you can fill the void in your hearts with a different companion, one who will love you every bit as much as Honey did, one who needs someone to love and someone to love them. We are weeping with you at the time of your great loss. We will howl for Honey but know she has met some new friends at The Rainbow Bridge: Old Bear Dog, Rusty, Penny, Chance, Gordon and Kodi, our brothers and sister are waiting there for mom and dad. They are all as young as we can imagine them. They are all whole in body and in spirit. They are as we most fondly remember them to be. They are drawing eternal life from our own being and souls. We wish Honey her rest in peace and comfort. We can only give you our deepest sympathy and a thank you for taking good care of our sister Honey while she was entrusted to you.
    - Homer J., Jubal, J.E.B., Sophie, Shelby Belle, Jack, Abby, Max, Shiloh, Alex, Boru and Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds and Mom Annmarie and Dad Bill

  11. Sorry you have to go through this, but you were lucky to have had such a great dog in your life. Bummer. Tank

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  13. I am so sorry.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  14. We are crying right along with you, because we have had the same experience and know just how much it hurts. Time will be your healer, but you know you will always want to keep your Honey memories fresh and new. She will be with you forever!

    Stella and Mom

  15. Sad woof's, sooo sorry that Honey lost her battle...she's a pup again, chewing and running and playing fetch, and bitey dont help now, but sometime u will b able to remember all the good times..with ur bute ti ful dog...ur in my thoughts and prayers...RIP Honey, run with the wind..

    a sad,
    ~the hudsons furkids and mama~

  16. Sweet honey
    Wun fwee wif the wind..I hope my fuwwsiblings wewe thewe to welcome you when you cwosssed the bwidge. i know we will see each othew again..till then take my love wif you.
    I send my sympafies to youw sweet pawents who miss you so much and awe going to be huwting ..I know they loved youwif all theiw heawts and you will wait fow them ovew the bwidge. It's hawd fow hoomans when you go fiwst, but
    i hope they know what a bootiful life they gave you and how much you love them. I hope theiw heawts heal
    smoochie kisses

  17. So sorry about your loss.
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.


  18. Run free sweet Honey - you have earned your angel wings sweetheart.

    Our hearts are breaking for you all - we send you lots of love and hugs.

    A very good friend of mine said something recently which has stuck in my mind -

    Grief is the price we pay for love.

    Ain't that the truth :(


    Greg, Brooke, Charlie & Opy

  19. It is a very sad day. We are so sorry for your sweet Honey. Que son repos soit aussi doux que la joie qu'elle vous a apportée.
    Kisses, Faya & Dyos & Véronique

  20. We are so sorry for you. We were blessed to get to know Honey - and we know how much she loved you and how much you loved her - you are in our thoughts and hearts - we send all our love,
    Diana, Sally and Paddy

  21. Our hearts are crying with you as we know this path of tears so well. You gave the kindest goft in helping and allowing her to go. She will always be thankful for that. You will be together again some day, but right now it is so hard, so very hard,
    There are no words to say to help you, many eyes are crying tonight with you, all we can do is send love
    tweedles and moms

  22. Hello, I am sorry we have not been introduced or visited before, just read the very sad news on Khyra's blog and wanted to say we are thinking of you all at this very sad time.

    Honey was a darling. So sorry.

    You are in our thoughts.

    Marvin and Jeannie from Scotland xx

  23. Our hearts are crying with you tonight as know this path of tears so well.
    There are no words that we can say to help you. You did the kindest thing for Honey in helping her go, she is thankful for that.
    Our hearts are sending love to you
    tweedles and moms

  24. We are so very sorry & wish we could ease your pain. Candles lit for you & to light the way for Honey here at our house.

    Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

  25. This is just so heartbreaking. We knew it was almost time but we thought she could hold it a little longer. Honey, you are young & whole again, you are now free from any discomfort, we hope you have a great & better life up at Rainbow Bridge. We'll miss you eventhough we've known each other just for a short period of time. Goodbye dear.

  26. Our hearts are crying with yours tonight.
    You gave the greatest gift of letting her go.
    We send love

    tweedles and moms

  27. I am so very sorry for this unimaginable loss. You both are in our prayers.

    Painter Pack

  28. I'm so sorry. too sad. we'll miss her. we'll never forget her.

    Lou & Pebbles

  29. We found out about Honey from Rocky and the rest of the Hudsons. We send you all our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Love -

    Hershey, Kaci and Mama (Two New England Schnauzers)

  30. I am so sorry - I woke up this morning thinking about Honey and came to check on her. I knew when I read the last post that you were now being faced with the final, unbearable decision.
    You have been so brave on carrying through this last act.
    You caring and loving Honey in life and in death was felt by her.
    My advice is go right ahead and cry - what else would you do when you have lost a dearly loved companion.
    If you dont mind I would like to remember Honey on our blog today - we only came to know you recently but she has touched our hearts.
    God bless xxx

  31. We are so very sad to read this post. Run free at the Rainbow Bridge dear Honey.

    Molly and Taffy

  32. We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Our tears just won't stop either.
    We love you guys!

    Maggie, Mitch and Sue

  33. :(
    we´re so sorry that honey left us...
    she was a lucky girl to have you as her humans :) and she lived her life fully! had lot´s of journeys and love!
    she´s in a better place now... where her hips don´t hurt, and she´s young again! and playing and swimming lot´s!
    we will remember her
    lot´s of licks

  34. So sorry to hear that Honey has gone. It's never easy losing a friend, especially one that you've had for so many years. You can take comfort from knowing that she had an absolutely wonderful life with you, not all dogs are so lucky.

  35. We are so sorry for your Loss...

    You are in our thoughts & prayers...

    Run Free, Beautiful Honey...

    Much Love,
    Abby & Her Mom xxxxxooooo

  36. We are so sorry for you Loss...

    You are in our thoughts & prayers...

    Run Free, Beautiful Honey...

    Abby & her Mom xxxxxooooo

  37. We are so sorry.
    Honey was one of ours first friends and for that we are very thankfull.
    Lots of love to you!

  38. Dear dear Dave and Kristine....
    we're sooo sorry for your loss!!!
    we're crying a lot with you...
    but we think you're wonderful humans...It was the final act of love to help Honey cross the bridge.......
    Let the tears flow and continue to talk with her because we're sure that Honey's spirit is still with you and she'll hear you....she'll never leave you alone.....and now she is running a lot.....forever young in a beautiful place with all our furry friends....
    she'll protect you and waiting you to run free with you again!!!!
    you're in our prayers....
    if we could do something for you...please....don't exsitate to ask us!!!
    Sweet free in the wind!!!
    You will be forever in our hearts!!!!!!!!
    We love you!!!!!!!!

  39. I am soo sorry, I know what it is like to lose a friend,

  40. We are so, so sorry for your loss. Honey is now running and playing free of pain. She will be watching over you. Godspeed Honey.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  41. I am very sorry for your loss. Please take comfort that Honey is now young and healthy again and the wonderful memories you shared together will live on forever in your hearts. Big furry hugs! Love, Dino

  42. To Honey's family: We know how much you'll miss her. We know how much you loved her. More than anything. We're so sorry for your loss. We'll miss her, too.

    Your friends,
    Joey and family

  43. We are so sorry to hear about Honey. We didn't know you all, but just looking through your last few days of posts, we know that Honey was a very special girl. She had a wonderful life, and she can now cross the rainbow bridge as a whole dog again, romping and playing with the other goldens that have gone before her. We'll pray that over time the hurt will lessen, but the memories never will.

    Gus, Waldo, and Dog Mom

  44. Our hearts go out to you - this is a heartbreaking time - Honey will never be forgotten in your life. You keep her spirit alive in you by remembering her favorite things and someday another puppy will look into your eyes and you'll be in love all over again.

    We'll all meet again one day at the Rainbow Bridge.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Java and their huMOm, Lynn

  45. I am so sorry to hear the news of Honey. I haven't known Honey for all that long but she was very special to me. I know of a few very special dogs that she is probably with right now. I'm very sad about your dear Honey. Rest in peace, Honey. We all love you.


  46. We're so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, sweet Honey.

    Ane, Bajas & Virus

  47. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Honey was a beautiful dog who lived a beautiful life. She could not have asked for a better adventure than what you had given her. Thank you for sharing her stories with us and being apart of our lives. I will mourn with you today for a loss of your puppy is in deed a loss to us all.

  48. We are so sorry for your loss. We know she will be missed but she will remain with you in your heart. She is now in a happy place with no pain..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  49. Honey- you were as sweet as your name. We were fortunate to know you. Very sorry to hear bout your loss.

    Norwood and Debi

  50. So sorry to read your news. It is so heart-breaking to lose such a close family member. Even if you cannot see or touch her any more, she is still there in your hearts and minds.

  51. Sorry, I'm so sorry to be so late! I didn't came to the Internet yesterday and I am so sorry for that! Honey, we will miss your smile so much! We are sure that you are happy and looking out for your hoomans, whenever you are! You lived your life to the fullest and you had such big adventures! You were happy, loved adored!

    You will always be here!

    Our prayers and thougths are with you and your family!

  52. We are so sorry but know that Honey will always be in your hearts. We hope that have bright days ahead and remember all the good times with sweet Honey.

    Amber & Nala

  53. Please accept our sympathy and prayers for your wonderful Honey.
    We have been down this trail so many time before having loved and been owned by Goldens for 35 years.
    God's speed Honey, our Dusty , Taffy, Brandy & Cody will be greeting you at the Bridge.

  54. Dear friends,
    We are sorry to read about Honey. The sudden loss is heartbreaking and our heart and thoughts are with you. Honey was a great companion who's life is worth celebrating.

  55. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Gid bless...Mona

  56. So very sorry for your loss..

    We hold you guys tight in our prayers.


  57. I am so sorry for your loss...I can only imagine the pain you are feeling. It's too sad that our canine companions are with us for such a short time. Honey is at peace now and is no longer in pain. Please remember that she will always be with you.


  58. I am so, so sorry...
    I hope your happy memories of Honey can give you comfort during this difficult time.

    We Have A Secret

    We have a secret, you and I
    that no one else shall know,
    for who but I
    can see you lie
    each night by fire glow?
    And who but I
    can reach my hand
    before we go to bed
    and feel the living warmth of you
    and touch your silken head?
    And only I walk woodland paths
    and see ahead of me
    your small form racing with the wind
    so young again, and free.
    And only I can see you swim
    in every brook I pass
    and when I call, no one but I
    can see the bending grass.

  59. So sorry to hear about Honey. My Mom is saying a prayer for you and Dave. We'll miss Honey lots!

    Diego Dog

  60. We are deeply sorry for your loss. It's never easy to go through losing someone you loved so much, I hope knowing that it was the right time will give some small consolation. I am sure she is happy, and knows how loved she was now, she will always be with you.
    ~Dee and Ludo

  61. We were so sorry to hear about Honey. What a very difficult time you have had but at least you know she is without pain now and running around with lots of other dogs including Charlie.

    Take care
    Clive and family

  62. We are so sorry to hear that Honey is gone. We are thinking of you and sending as much love and hugs as we can.

    love & wags,
    River & family

  63. We are so sorry to read this. Even knowing it is coming doesn't make it any easier to bear. We send purrs, hugs and woofs, although they won't help with your sorrow.

  64. We heard about Honey from a couple of our blog friends. Sorry to hear about your loss.

  65. We are very sorry that you must endure this. Truely we are.
    Tessa and Family

  66. I don't even know you, but I have tears in my eyes over your loss. Words just can't express the heartbreak of losing a family member, and our dogs are truly a member of our family! You have heard all the words of comfort, so I won't repeat them....but I know Honey was a very lucky dog and you were very lucky folks to have shared your lives together!

  67. So sorry it was time for Honey to leave this world. She was very loved-your adventures with her speak loudly of that. Although we try to prepare for this, it never dulls the pain of loss. Remember the good times and know that her pain is gone. She lived a great life that any dog would love to have had. Time heals and the great memories of your adventures with Honey will be with you forever.

  68. You are in the thoughts of so many. I'm sure Honey feels your love very strongly and her spirit continues to hang out with you. Maybe she'll be visiting in your dreams too. My Nelson, now gone 15 years, still comes occasionally - and through Ruby more times than I can count.

  69. Khyra sent me over to visit you and momma's eyes are all leaking from reading your bloggy. Honey seems like a beautiful girl and a great friend. My big Mango heart is breaking.


  70. We will never forget you Honey !!!!

    Your friends,
    Cláudia and Byte

  71. I am sorry for your loss. I know all too well how you feel. We've lost 5 wonderful, faithful friends over the last 20 or so years. Your posts made me cry. What a wonderful tribute to your beloved Honey.

  72. The first thing when we got online this afternoon, we came by and read this --- and left a note, but it isn't here, so we'll leave another. Perhaps through our tears, we hit the wrong button.

    We are sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loving friend/companion. And no words can make the pain easier to bear. But words do help let you know others care.

  73. OMG, I just found your blog and now I see that you are in mourning. There is never, ever a good time for someone you love so much to leave you. I've held many a paw as it left this earth and know how deeply the cold wind blows through your heart when a kind soul leaves. Please know that although this is the first time at your blog, I, too am crying. I have a golden, Scout. I rescued him nearly 6 years ago at the age of three and I can't bear to think of life without him.

    Sorry is inadequate. Heartbroken isn't good enough. I mourn with you...

  74. We are broken hearted for you :( God Bless your sweet Honey.

  75. We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Honey. Mom has been through it "too many times", so we share your heartache. Please know that her sweet spirit will always be with for the signs and she will let you know that she is there. You gave her the ultimate gift of unselfish love by loving her enough to let her go. She knew she was loved and will be waiting for you at the Bridge. In time, hopefully you will want to share your love again--and know that Honey will smile and be happy when you do.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and a howl will be raised in Honey's honor.
    With our sincere sympathy,
    Skye,Dave,Jasmine,Angel,Velvet,Blaze,Lakota,Diana,Misty,Starr and mom Joan

  76. we are so sorry to hear about Honey. we hope that you can find some comfort in all of your wonderful memories.

    sad woofs.

  77. We're really sad to hear this. Hope you'll take comfort in knowing that Honey is no longer suffering and in a better place. Keeping you in our thoughts.

  78. if you would like to visit our blog we have placed a tribute on our sidewall for honey you would be most welcome to use it too ofcourse

  79. im happy to send you the original if you let me know your email
    mine is bella[atsymbol]

  80. We are so sad to hear that Honey has passed away. We know she brought so much love and happiness to you. We have enjoyed her adventures & will see her someday at the Rainbow Bridge.
    BabyRocketDog & Hootie

  81. Our hearts are breaking for you this morning....we just saw DWB news. Honey was such a lucky dog to have a family who loved her so much, you did everything you could for your dear friend and she will take that to the bridge with her....along with the outpouring of love from all who visited here.
    Take comfort in your many wonderful and happy memories.
    God bless xx

  82. We are so sorry for your loss of Honey. We know how painful and heartbreaking it is but we hope you find comfort in knowing that Honey is in a better place now. You have provided her with lots of love and let her live her life to the fullest.
    We mourn with you and our thoughts are with you.
    Dear Honey, may you rest in peace. Chew lots of sticks and swim in all the lakes at Rainbow Bridge.

    YD, Samantha & June

  83. i am so heartbroken for you. i left her a little tribute over on my blog, i hope it gives you a little happiness. please know that the grief you feel is not felt by Honey, she is at peace, and that must surely be comforting.

  84. OMG, we have just arrived back from the beach and we saw sad news. Dear Honey, I hope over the bridge is no pain...I hope you are felling great and run and run on beautiful rug of flowers and grass...if you will see my beloved step mommy Bella I'm sure you will be great friends.
    Love you forever,

  85. We heard the sad news from Khyra. We are sorry for your loss.
    Rest in peace Honey
    Rambo & Midget Molly

  86. We heard the sad news from Khyra. We are sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Honey.
    Rambo & Midget Molly

  87. We're so sorry for your loss. Honey was blessed to have so much love and comfort. It's amazing the connection we have with our beloved pets. You all are in our prayers.

  88. how lucky she was to have such love. I hope you find peace soon.

  89. I am so sorry. What a blessing her life, here, you and to each life she touched. My heart is heavy for you.

  90. ... many tears here... no words can ease the pain that you are feeling. Honey had the best home and family possible. We are all happier to have known Honey. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    Our hearts are breaking for you.

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  91. I am so deeply saddened for your loss. You were blessed to have such a beautiful and loyal dog in your life. I am sure her Heart was comforted to know you were with her during her passage to the Rainbow Bridge. She will always be with you in your Heart and Memories.

    In Deepest Sympathy,

    Suka et al.

  92. Oh my mom and I are so sorry. We just met Honey and loved her immediately. We will think of you often, knowing this time is so difficult. Run free, pain free, Honey.


  93. So sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what you are going through right now. You are all in our thoughts xxxxx

  94. We are so sorry to hear about Honey's passing. No words will be able to make the pain go away, but know that Honey is always there with you, and she is waiting for you across Rainbow Bridge....just like the poem says. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

  95. I'm so sorry for your loss. My golden Phoenix is there to keep her company.

  96. It just breaks my heart to hear about Honey. I have several pets at the rainbow bridge who will love to be friends with her. Candle lit and prayers on the way!


  98. Sooo, so sorry to hear of your loss. HuMom has been leaking from her eyes a lot cuz she just lost someone to cancer too. And then she read how Honey went on before you on the same day she lost her friend. Maybe they are playing together!

    Woeful wooos,
    the Girlz

  99. So sorry! We miss you - my Mom even cried for you!

  100. We want you to know we will miss you Honey. The joy of owning a golden is the best in the world. I know you gave your humans so much love and we wish you safe passage over the bridge and we will look for your spirit in beautiful places. Good Bye Hugs to you forever, Joey and Kealani

  101. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathies. It's only when you own a golden that you discover the amazing enrichment which that special dog brings to your life. My thoughts are with you. May the memories of Honey be etched into the tapestry of your own life. God bless you all. With love, Caryl the dogs at