Friday, 3 February 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten

Although I always try to be a happy boy, this has been a tough week for me to keep up my spirits. It seems like the days have been filled with bad news. 

First, I got word about the passing of dear 'The Bleu'. Following a brave battle against cancer, he finally decided to go and join his beloved brother 'The Luke'. 

The Bleu 

11 November 2002 to 26 January 2012 

I hope you have fun with your bro forever.


No sooner had that news sunk in than I learnt that my dear friend Maggie had left us.


10 July 1998 to 28 January 2012 

Over the years, I've come to know Maggie (and Mitch) so well through following their wonderful blog. In turn, they have always been supportive of my blog - leaving the kindest of comments every time I have posted.


Finally, I received the saddening news that my namesake, Homer, had also crossed over the rainbow bridge. 


November 2007 to 31 January 2012 

Homer, and the rest of his pack from the Bumpass Hounds, have also become firm favourites of mine in the blogosphere. I can still remember the day when he first commented on one of my blogs and introduced himself. I couldn't believe that there was another 'Homer the Golden Retriever' out there! Ever since then, I have followed Homer and his family's adventures with relish. 

So sad, and yet so many happy memories to hang on to. I will miss you The Bleu, Maggie and Homer with all of my heart. 

Run wild and run free dear friends. 

Love, Homer


Finn said...

Such sad sad news. Thinking of all of our friends and their loved ones today fur sure.

Courtney said...

It has definitely been a rough few months in the dog-blog-o-sphere! Hug your Homer close.

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Homer,
We all wanted to thank you for the kind words about our Homer as well as Maggie and The Bleu. CANCER SUXS, especially in Goldens. We've been going over some of your past blog posts that we've missed while our dad has been preoccuppied. We love your new house; dad's been to Singapore a couple of times on his aircraft carriers. He says it's a very clean city, even immaculate compared to most east coast U.S. cities. We'll try to be more involved soon.

The Life of Riley said...

A sad week indeed - we will miss them too.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hello Homer, it certainly has been a very sad time for you. We knew sweet Maggie, but not your other friends but we send their families our sincere sympathy. Take care friend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Mitch and angel Maggie said...

You're absolutely right, Homer. It has been a VERY sad week with so many of our beloved friends going to The Bridge. I really miss My Maggie. I hope that she and Homer and The Blue have all met up and are romping together and having the best time.
What a beautiful tribute. Thank you so much!

Love ya lots,

brooke said...

It's always so heartbreaking to read of loses in the blogging community. Our thoughts are with you as you mourn your friends.

Lincoln said...

So sad ... :-( Hope they're having a great time where they are now, all together !
I'll be thinking about them today.


Scout and Freyja said...

So very sorry that such a sweet boy is now at the Bridge. Wrapping your wounded heart with comfort...

The Mom to the Bleu said...

Oh Sweet Homer...

Thank you so much for this thoughtful post. There is never enough time to spend in the company of those you love so much. We weren't ready to let go of our Sweet Bleu, but the time had come...

Our only consolation is that he has rest from his battle, and he's with the Luke again.

Life's not the same around here, but Reufus is doing what he can to fill the air with energy. For sure, he fills my heart with love.

You've been such a wonderful friend. I'll never forget the ways you supported the Luke and now, sweet Bleu. We hope to engage in the blog world again soon.

We love you so very much!

The Mom to The Bleu, The Luke... and now, Little Reufus

Sam said...

I didn't know of Homer's passing - it has been a sad week.


Jake of Florida said...

We share yout sadness!!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Lucille, the Great Dane from Italy said...

Terribly sorry to hear about your friends...