Thursday, April 17, 2008

In Memoriam

“You've given your heart for a dog to tear.”
–Rudyard Kipling, The Power of The Dog


“Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.”
–Martin Luther

Cub Poppy Forbus
2000-2008

96 comments:

Matt said...

Sorry to hear this news. God's grace & peace to you.

Russell Martin said...

I am so sorry.

cheesehead said...

Run free Cub...

Tearfully,

Tanner's thumb-haver

aunt linda said...

Sweet Poppy girl, you will be dearly missed. Thank you, Typist, for sharing her life with us. Our lives are much richer thanks to your wonderful generosity.

zorra said...

What a wonderful life you gave her, and what a blessing you have been to one another. Love to you all.

Matt said...

I am sorry for the loss. You are in our prayers.

SpookyRach said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry.

Prayers for you all.

Elizabeth said...

So sorry! Thinking of you :(

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh oh oh...

I am so sorry sweetie. Wish I could hug all of you.

RevAnne said...

((((((Typist, Alpha, and Angus))))))
Theologian Nick Lash once told me that he believed there must be pets in heaven. Anything that's such a great source and occasion of love must have its place in the eternal kingdom.
With tears and prayers,
RevAnne and Cletus the WonderMutt

Questing Parson said...

How I know what you are feeling. I am so sorry for this empty place in your heart. Prayers are lifted.

net said...

Oh Typist!

I am so very, very sorry! Praying for you and your family!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh you guys.... mochajava & the hotcup house send their condolences. prayers for you as you grieve.

Songbird said...

Crying with you here, and wishing Cub Godspeed on the journey.
With love,
Songbird, Molly and all the rest

Kathryn said...

Such a beautiful girl and such lovely people...God bless all of you

Chorus said...

Oh no... I'm so, so sorry. She will be so dearly missed.

Crimson Rambler said...

I am so sorry. And the neighbour's black Lab would like me to send kisses on his behalf too.

Vicki said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for the sad news. Just know that you are in our prayers. May you feel God's comfort. Hugs from us all.

Mary Beth said...

Weeping for you folks. Josie and Boudreaux don't understand but they know I am sad and are licking my face.

Face licks to you from them.

loves,

mary beth

David said...

Thanks for making my own dogs more human, and letting this thumb-haver participate in your lives.
Grace and Peace be with you all

Junior said...

Cub looks like she was a great woofie. We are sorry for your loss.

TN Rambler said...

So sorry to hear this news. May God's peace be with you.

God_Guurrlll said...

My heart goes out to you. I have tears in my eyes as I pray for you.

I've always said that God is dog spelt backwards for a reason.

gavin richardson said...

oh God amy! my heart just dropped. seeing this in the reader my jaw dropped..

so sad. i feel like i've lost my own four legged family member.

much love, me erin coe & crimson

mid-life rookie said...

I had little to say on the phone because it's hard for me to hear and see you hurting so. Cub is no longer hurting, but you and The Alpha are. manBoy and G&T send their love and prayers too. manBoy's comment was "That's really sad. Cub was cool. I liked her."

will smama said...

Hugged Wrigley like you instructed. Prayers for comfort and some sleep tonight.

Deb said...

I wish I had something wonderful to say... I'm just so sorry...

Love to you all...
Deb

and Tiria (though she'll never admit it)

Ruby said...

Such love is a blessing to everyone who participates in it -- and to all of us who witness it.
Blessings on you and your family.
XOXOXO

Angela said...

*hug*

Tiria the Shadow Princess said...

Cub was really nice to me even though I'm a cat. So I wanted to send his thumb-havers some purrrs and a little tail twitch...

Tiria
The Shadow Princess

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

thinking of you

Zen Otter said...

*still teary with droopy whiskers*

Sending lots of love and hugs to all y'all.

zorra said...

I hope thishelps a little.

Teri said...

ooh...so sorry. many hugs...for you and for my kitties.

Karen Jo said...

I saw this on Spooky's blog and came over to say how sorry I am that you lost your beloved Cub.

RevDrKate said...

Thinking and praying for you tonight.

concretegodmother said...

oh, typist. i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. i'm glad the pain is over, but the loss for us who are still here is so difficult! my oldmandog (aka senior citizen gr) send you our comforting wishes. as a fourteen-year-old, oldmandog will probably be checking in on cub before too long. cry all weekend long if you need to.

p.s. thanks for the martin luther quote. it is beautiful and most comforting.

Diane said...

oh, I am so sorry! Keeping all of you in prayer.

(((((you)))))

Lindy said...

We are so sorry for your loss... and ours. Crying with you.

Lindy and Rowan

FranIAm said...

I am so sorry to hear of this. God rest Cub's sweet soul - may Cub be running freely in the Kingdom.

My prayers of consolation for you all.

goldenshade said...

Sorry to hear about your loss.
Purrs to the whole family.

~Shade and Goldie

peripateticpolarbear said...

I am so sorry.

Littlemankitty said...

You were a very good dog. I'm sorry, typist. Here's a long-distance snuggle and purr, even though I know it won't help a lot.

Sue said...

I'm so very sorry. Praying for all of you.

Mark Smith said...

My wife, my two cats, and I send our prayers.

Rev Dave said...

Newman, Kim and Dave offer condolences.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry. Sending you purrs, hugs, and soft woofs.

Riley, Tiki, & Kesey

Presbyterian Gal said...

Godspeed to Cub till you meet again on the Rainbow Bridge.

Prayers and condolences.

chartreuseova said...

I am so sorry. Cub was such a beautiful dog, a beautiful life. Thank you for sharing pieces of it with us.

Auntie Knickers said...

A beautiful dog - no more pain and someday you will meet again, after all if Martin Luther said it....
I had a book of Kipling dog and cat stories as a child and have always remembered his quote about "giving your heart to a dog to tear" and now finally having a dog I know what he meant. (Though cats can do a good job too.) Take care of yourselves.

Mrs. M said...

*hugs*

I'm so sorry.

Daisy said...

My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your sweet girl.

Checkers said...

I am sorry. Cub looks so great in that picture.

Singing Owl said...

I looked at the lovely picture, and then I read the quotes. And now I'm crying hard. Strange. But there is nothing like a good dog.
I'm so sorry.

GreenishLady said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, and that I didn't get to know Poppy sooner. I had a blogging dog, Trixie, who died aged over 15 last year. What beautifully comforting quotes you have chosen as a memorial.

GreenishLady said...

I got the name wrong. That's terrible. Now I see your lovely girl was Cub, not "Poppy". So sorry.

DogBlogger said...

Actually, GreenishLady, she went by either name, or both. So you didn't get it wrong, dear.

Thank you, and all the rest, for your condolences. Our family is taking comfort in all these caring messages.

--The Typist

Susan Cox-Johnson said...

So so sorry Amy. I know you loved Cub so. Prayers from Susan, Cana, Caleb, Maggie/Sam, Mel and Danger. And I think Prince had a special meow welcome for Cub and a milkbone too when he reached the pearly pet gate. And Saint Francis welcomed her at his feet. And other things too wonderful for a mortal human to imagine.

Kievas said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know you and your family have been blessed by sharing your life with her.

Paul said...

May waves of love wash over and surround you at this sad time. I am very fond of Rowan and Scout and Grendel and learned through them of Cub's promotion to Heaven, where I truly believe she now runs free.

Tearfully (and waiting to rejoin my beloved Kazan, Saint Laika, and Jesus),

St. Casserole said...

Good dog, rest now.

Melissa said...

:-( Such a loss is so hard.... :-(

Ben and I are thinking of you all and are in our prayers.

RevHRod said...

Hugs and kisses. Thoughts and prayers.

Patrick Moore said...

Hang in there.

Aghaveagh said...

I am crying as I write this, knowing the sadness you must feel. The dog-shaped hole in our hearts hurts so bad when they leave us, but the joy that comes from remembering their unconditional love will help to fill it.

Grendel can see that I am crying, and he looks up quizzically. I will tell him that his good friend has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, but soon we will all be together again.

I am sorry that I haven't let Grendel come around much because of too much work on my part--but you can bet that he will touch base with all his friends again.

Grendel said...

Mom told me.

Cub, I Love you. I am Very Sad. But I am glad that you are Not Sick anymore. I will write you a Poem.

Marji said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Molly said...

Dear family of Cub,
I wish this didn't have to be true.
I wrote about Cub at my blog.
Love,
Your friend,
Molly

LawAndGospel said...

((o)) Buddy and I pray for you at this time.

KATZRULE said...

From Amazing Grace, preformed by Chris Tomlin:
My chains are gone,
I've been set free,
My God my Savior has rescued me...

Run to see the heavenly dogs, Cub.

Marsha said...

I am so sorry. You're in my prayers!

Scotte Hodel said...

When I was in the hospital last month, I told the nurse "I miss my dog." I am sorry for your loss. Cub was a beautiful dog.

Stephen Taylor said...

Amy,
Sorry for your loss.
Stephen, with Pumpkin and Cooper.

Andrew C. Thompson said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Cub. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a terrible pain to endure. God's peace be with you.

Chairman Mao said...

My family and I are so sorry to hear about Cub. Our hearts and purrs and condolences go out to you.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao and the Ballicai.

Robin Russell said...

We will love you always, Cub-ster.

Wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge -- we'll likely meet you there before all our thumb-havers catch up with us.

Bob & Bunny

P.S. Robin says: Wow, Amy -- 75 comments already! You and John are well-loved and prayed over! God be with you and give you peace.

the reverend mommy said...

Hugs and prayers to the Typist.
{{Amy}}

Rev Honey said...

Sending our hugs and prayers to the typist and Jon.

I'm glad that I could see this picture of Cub...

What a beautiful dog!

((((you))))

Janie said...

Awwww. God bless y'all mightily in your time of loss.

Another Wonder Dog gone to Wonder Dog Heaven...

love and lickies from Zack and Zoie
hugs and kisses from their thumbhavers...

ElastiGirl said...

(((typist, alpha and angus)))

I hope you were able to feel the love of God as you made it through the first weekend remembering Cub...

Anonymous said...

I only found your blog yesterday through another link (don't remember how) and was reading an older post and loved it!

I moved home to read more about Cub, the Typist, et al and found your sad, sad post that you had lost her.

I am so sorry, but sounds like Cub had a beautiful life and touched many hearts.

Shelley & Nelson's Mom

Alcibiades said...

Prayers and Love from all the Duck Noodle Gang. God be near you and bring you strength until we are all once more together beyond these Shadowlands.

& Thank You Cub, for a life which brought love and light.

Mark Winter said...

Sadie, Paco and Sampson send their condolences from the Winter household. The humans do, too.

Jiff said...

So sorry.
Prayers for you as you mourn, Typist.

Sally said...

(((typist))))

RevDrKate said...

Still thinking about you both and holding you close in prayer.

Lily said...

Continued thoughts & prayers as you undergo the transition. All my love.

Rowan said...

Me and my guardian are still praying for God to be real sweet to you thumb havers because we know that you are feeling sad on account of Cub going to be with Jesus and everybody. I wish I could give you a big lick to help you feel better.

I woof you,

Rowan

Diane said...

Scout sends her love as well... and licks.

still thinking and praying for you all.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

We just found your blog, so we never knew Cub. But he looks like a good woofer, and it is clear he loved his beans, and they loved him.

Sending mournful purrrss.

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html

Mary Beth said...

Holy Moly! 90 Comments!

Still sending you love. Know you are SOBUSY right now.

babydogbandy said...

Just a note to let you know Cub and all your family are still in my mom's thoughts. Hugs and doggy kisses.

1-4 Grace said...

kaplrebedutWe are sad with you and are keeping you in our hearts and prayers.
Run free, Cub and be happy.
Love,
1-4 G, Melech, and Mugsy

Rev. Dulce said...

Sorry for your loss. Dogs are God's gift to us here and in heaven.

revabi said...

So sorry Good bye dear one. Typist must be really sad.

Grendel said...

I came by to see How You are Doing.

Love and Gravy,

Grendel