Saturday, July 27, 2013

“Limitless”


They had grown up together, sharing life’s adventures, experiences and a deep friendship. Time passed, age eventually taking its toll and separating them forever.

A final promise was made to honour the special friend and their bond. As she laid to rest her longtime friend beneath a tree on the hill, the promise was kept.

On the old dog’s gravestone is stated, “Love Surpasses Death”, because it does.


Story by: McGuffy Ann Morris
Picture: Photobucket

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Word Prompt: Limitless

44 comments:

  1. i hate the pain of losing a beloved pet.

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    1. I never get over it. This is based on a true story.

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  2. This was very touching and I could relate. It's hard to part with our furry loved ones.

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    1. Their love is limitless, as is the void they leave.

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  3. Yes it does, I believe that! Beautifully written story, Annie. Saying goodbye to our beloved furry friends is the hardest thing ever. Not a day goes by that we don't miss them!

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  4. I am with you...it s the worst kind of sadness!

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    1. And one of the best kinds of love: unconditional.

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  5. Made me tear up. I feel that way and I feel that way about my little girl pet, Admiral who passed away.

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    1. I truly understand. You never get over them, and some leave deeper "footprints". Hugs.

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  6. Matter of fact, that was superb. You are so very talented.

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  7. Beautiful and sad. I teared up too. The love of and for a pet is a powerful thing. Thank you.

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  8. I just love this. Having an animal is knowing you are going to outlive him very soon. And that very soon comes much too fast. Hank is 5 years old this summer and I can tear up thinking about life without him in another five or 10 years.

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    1. Hank is blessed to have you, Roe. He will always be a part of you.

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  9. I was so distraught when my big Leo was laid to rest that I couldn't bring myself to go with my husband to burry him. I was sobbing so hard that my husband thought that I should not go to the grave site. Leo was lovingly wrapped in a clean baby blanket and buried in the pet grave in one of our field.
    You write so beautifully Ann.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story. And thank you for your kind comment. Hugs.

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  10. I can relate to this beautiful elegy!

    I had not small pets, but if there is a Paradise for a good horse, on celestial meadows, there will be my sorrel horse, galloping, like a fire ribbon!

    Thank you, for this emotive memory!

    Od Liam

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    1. Yes, Od Liam. I am sure there is. Thank you for your comments. I appreciate you & them.

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  11. Very well done. The emotions were conveyed clearly.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts here.

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  12. Touched my heart.
    Have a nice Sunday:)

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  13. No matter how long we have them, it's never long enough.

    Well put.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. I agree wholeheartedly.

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  14. Awwwww, it's sad but cute at the same time.

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    1. Thanks, Meghan. That's an interesting perspective.

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  15. We have an senior dog and we've had her since she was recused at 4 months. She's been such a joy to the both of us. We take better care of her than we do ourselves. I'm not looking forward to losing her.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. Sandee, I wish her a long healthy life. Hugs.

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  16. Just beautiful. Truly lovely. I wish dogs lived longer.

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    1. Dogs and cats leave us far too soon, in fact all beloved pets do. Thanks, Talon.

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  17. I thought at first you were talking about a family member, Ann, but of course, you were. :)

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  18. I have learned to detach as I have had to deal with many difficult deaths in my field, but somehow it never works with our own, our pets included. I cry when I think of the difficult dealths of the wild little critters who come around my feeder. Perhaps the death of our little loved ones prepares us for the greater losses we will face in our lifetime ... but if that is the plan, I don't like it ... the pain never goes away. Another McGuffy masterpiece ... waiting for that book :)

    Andrea

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    1. I don't think one can detach from a loved one's death. I think each loss is a pain unto itself, because that is the nature of love. To lose love is painful, especially when the bond is mutual.

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  19. aww. I suddenly really miss my childhood dog. :(
    but this was beautiful testimony to the ones who have passed.

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    1. Thank you...they all deserve it, for all they did out of love.

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  20. It truly is hard to lose a pet. When my old catkids died, a year apart, I was heartbroken. Now there is Teddy. I worry that I might die before he does. Who will care for him?

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    1. I know how you feel. Make sure you have arrangements is writing. It is a valid, real concern. I understand. But, you have each other right now...and that is a blessing.

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