Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Iron Oak Farm Suffers a Great Loss





 I've been trying to find a way to share this, and many times I've simply deleted the post and thought I would just write it another day, but sadly, we lost our Ceddie to cancer last week. His body was tired and he could no longer walk or carry out natural functions the way a dog should. The cancer was colon cancer, but had moved to his spine and was slowly "shorting out" his back end. Truth be told, I have never loved an animal as much as I loved this dog, and the past week has been really tough. Looking back, I guess I didn't really blog a whole lot about Ceddie, and I think the main reason behind this is that I never really considered him an animal. He was simply a friend who was always there. With me, by my side, while I took care of chores, or walks in the woods, or drives in the car. We miss him something awful, and only hope that time and prayers will heal our broken hearts.

“Ask the animals, and they will teach you...In God’s hand is the life of every creature, and the breath of all mankind.” (Job 12:7 and10)

7 comments:

Zach said...

Ceddie was the most loving dog. We will miss you boy.

Dicky Bird said...

I'm sorry. I never read that scripture before I like it. We had "Champ" - not a day goes by without thinking of my old friend...Blessings from Wisconsin.

Shannon C said...

That first picture, Ceddie with his leash in his mouth taking himself for a walk, is how I will always remember him. Such a beautiful boy, in looks and soul.

Denise said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend. It's hard to find someone that stands by you as much as a furry friend will.

Mary from Oregon said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, but I thank you for sharing Ceddie with us.

Camille said...

Thinking of you. May your heart be eased by the great memories and the love shared.

Gardener Sandie said...

My family suffered a similar loss on Saturday, March 10th of this year. Not only was Tiger ( a bit bull-boxer mix of 12years of age) my best friend, my favirite listener, and my constant compannion - she had also belonged to my son for several years prior to his untimely death at the age of 29. She was one of the few strong connections that I still had with him. But I am at peace with her death because I know for sure that she is now in heaven with both of my sons as well as the other members of my family who have gone on before me and that she is playful, graceful, and free of pain. I also know for sure that when I leave this world, I will join all of them in that heavenly kingdom. May God's love and grace give you peace in your heart and life for the loss of Ceddie, your special companion.

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