Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"The Day Is Done"

" The Day Is Done" I have a CD tucked away, with this very special song on it. I can't even remember who sings it, but I have always loved it. Today, I dedicate it to my Billy. He was not eating well for the past few months and he took a turn for the worse this week. His Daddy and I decided this morning, that it was time for him to cross over the Rainbow Bridge. Just before 11 AM, he did just that. He is now running and jumping like the youngster he once was! He was my little buddy, and my sweet baby for 13 1/2 years. What wonderful memories I have! Thank You Lord for giving me the most wonderful caregiving job, of such a precious darling! And I thank my husband Ralph also, who grew to love this little guy as much as I did, for the past eight years. What a tight pair they had become! And also, to my friends and family that have visited this blog, I thank you too, for being here for us these past few years on here. This is not the end of my blog, but it may be a very long time before I have anything of interest to put on it. I sure will continue reading all of yours, but if I don't comment for awhile, please understand.

Shufelt's Sweet William, AKA Billy
Born: 11-23-97
Gotcha day: 1-31-98
Died: 6-8-11

And always remember, Dog is spelled God backwards! Our dogs certainly give us a reminder of God's true Love!

35 comments:

Ms. ~K said...

Gloria and Ralph,
My heart aches for you during this difficult time...thank you for sharing Billy with us!
He will be missed by many!
RIP Sweet Billy

Sharon said...

So sorry for your loss, but I see that you were somewhat prepared, that helps, a little. What a darling your little Sweet William was! I saw his picture for the first time today and my heart melted. Bless you for taking such good care of him.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Gloria and Ralph...I'm just about as heartbroken as you two must be. I actually let out a gasp as I read the first few sentences. I have come to love Billy's precious little face and expression. The ultimate gift we can give our pet is to love it to pieces each and every day and to know when to let he/she go. Rest in peace and run free Sweet William you knew love and gave love...and that is indeed a blessing. God Bless you all,
Madi and Mom

Biene und Mexi said...

Good bye Billy!! And sorrowful Greetings from Germany!!

Madi and Mom said...

Gloria,
Madi and I are dedicating tomorrow's Thursday Theme song to Billy. I preapred it yesterday..it is a Beach song and I think quite appropriate for a puppy as special as Billy.
I'm so sorry as I type I have tears in my eyes.
Love C

mayziegal said...

We heard about Billy's passing from Dog Daze and just wanted to let you know how sorry we are that your hearts are hurting. It's obvious that you all were very lucky to have each other. I hope that someday soon, your tears will turn to smiles whenever you think of him.

Mayzie and MayzieMom

JackDaddy said...

We will keep Billy in our hearts!

3 doxies said...

Oh Gloria and Ralph, I am absolutely heartbroken, I am in tears reading about Billy. I can not even begin to imagine how much you hurt because this hurts me. I loved Billy and he made me so happy coming here. But, I know you have such wonderful memories of him to get you through the days ahead. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us be his friends.
We send you our thoughts and prayers during this time.
We will never forget you Billy.

Allison...and Puddles
PS: I still remember the very first time we met you and Billy. I will treasure these memories as well.

Remington said...

Beth here....Tears are falling as I write this....I loved seeing Billy every morning....he had the most loving little face and you could tell he was loved VERY much. I am so sorry for your loss. I know he will be greatly missed by so many and your heart will ache for a long, long time....but you will always have the sweet memories....again I am so sorry to hear this....you are in our thoughts and prayers....take care, my friends.

ra husky said...

We came by to paw our respects~Soft husky woooos mates,

RA & Isis

Bobbi said...

I guess I shouldn't have read this while I am at work, because I'm having a hard time with the tears... I've grown to love Billy so! I didn't know that he wasn't doing well. I am so very sorry Gloria... so very, very sorry. He was a sweet boy and so blessed to have you as his mama. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and we will look forward to meeting Billy one day in a much better and more beautiful place. ((((HUGS))))))

Maggie Mae said...

Gloria and Ralph,

I am so sorry to hear this news and my heart is breaking. Billy was loved by so many of us in Blogville. We will miss him terribly.

Blessings and Love,
Janelle and Maggie Mae

Ninny said...

Gloria and Ralph,
Amazing that we have never met face-to-face, but friendships have been made through our respective blogs and FB. Billy was a special part of my day and I grew to love the little fella. He will be missed so much by your readers. My heart just breaks for you, but I am glad you got to say your goodbyes. He needed that comfort and love as his little body finally let go. You gave him a good life full of love and he gave it back. Please continue to share pictures of him from time to time...if it's not too painful.
Okie hugs from Liz and Tootie...

Mango said...

Sassy, Buddy, and Zack sent us over your way. It is always so sad to say goodbye to one of our furry friends. Billy looks like a great little guy and I bet he was lots of fun. I know that he is happy and running free now and likely eating pizza and going through the endless MacDonald's drive-thru. But it is a sad day for those he left behind.

Mango Momma

Jim said...

Hi Gloria, you don't know me but Liz (Ninny) told us of your loss. Sorry to hear this but am sure he had a great life with you.
Jim

Hoke said...

What a sweet dog!! Thinking of you! Keep him in your heart and his memory with you always!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are sorry we didn't meet Sweet William earlier, but we are so very sorry for your loss. Soft woos to you from all of us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Christine said...

We will all miss Billy. What a sad day.

Miz Liz said...

We will miss Billy. I'm so sad and it breaks my heart that Billy is gone.
We love you Gloria and you too Ralph ;)

Lorenza said...

Our thoughts are with you.
Lorenza and mom

Sam said...

We didn't know Billy, but we know the sadness that comes with losing our special friends.

We are sending you hugs.

Sam

Sush said...

Love and prayers for you all. Lia,Ninny sent me your way...what a love story you have. Our bebe, Holden is 15 years and showing the wear. I cherish each and every day. Billy will have your heart forever...
Loves~

Oklahoma Granny said...

I just read about your sweet Billy crossing over the Rainbow Bridge on Bobbi's and Ninny's blogs. It's so very hard to lose a beloved pet. Sending prayers and hugs of comfort to you.

Peggy Frezon said...

Sending you prayers as you go through today and the days ahead. You know Billy is healthy and happy now but I know you will still miss him. I will miss visiting him here too. Know that you loved him well.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi,
Ms. Kit did a post for my sweet Bambi last Friday b/c she died last Friday. She was a little older then your sweet Billy. I am so sorry for your lose and I am so sorry for mine!! Why can't our dogs live as long as we do!!! I am so lost without her around as I know you are without Billy.
I am so sorry!!
Fern

Deborah said...

Dear Gloria, I am so sorry to read this about Billy. You know how I thought he was soooo cute. I loved his little face. You will have so many happy memories of him. I know he is happy now and feels better now. I will keep you in my prayers.
xxoo
Deborah

Suka said...

Dog Daze sent us. We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful little Billy. I am sorry I did not know him, but he sounds like a sweetheart who was loved, and will be missed, by many. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know you are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. Billy will always live on in your Hearts and memories, and you will all meet again. Rest in Peace, Billy!

Suka and K

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss, he is happy playing now.

Susan said...

I heard about Billy on DogDaze. He knows he was truly loved! Bless you during your grief. May wonderful memories fill your soul.

Dawn said...

I've followed your blog from Ninny's and looked forward each day to seeing what Billy was up to. I am so sorry for your loss and what a lucky little guy he was to have called you and Ralph mom and dad! Thank you for sharing your special little guy with us! Take care -

Krista said...

My deepest condolences! I heard about Billy on Madi's blog and had to come share some warm wishes for you. There is nothing quite like the love between an animal and his or her 'staff', and we are all blessed to experience it. *hugs*

Ina in Alaska said...

Visiting from Ninny's blog, I have never visited your blog before but I know how heartbreaking it is when "the day" that you always know is coming arrives. So very very sorry, our dogs are so precious. I know Billy will wait for you at the Bridge. ((((Hugs)))and sending peace your way on the wings of one of our majestic eagles...

road-dog-tales said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Billy is a precious pup and it looks like he left you with lots of happy memories to carry you through. Lots of hearts broken this week. Take care.

The Road Dogs

Mr. Pip said...

I am so sorry to hear about Billy. He sounds like a very special boy. Run free sweet Billy.

Your pal, Pip

Anakin Man said...

We tried leaving a comment last week butt couldn't-

we thought of you and remembered to stop back-
We didn't have the change to know Billy-

We found out from Mrs ~k's bloggy butt we wanted to say how sorry we are and that you are in our thoughts~

we send our love,
IzZY, TriXie and Anakin Man