Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Zoe and Scout

Yesterday, our sweet dogs of 15 years, Zoe and Scout went out of this world the same way they came into it--- together.  I use to wonder about which one of them we would lose first.  I worried about it, because they had been together their entire lives and I just didn't know how one could handle losing the company of the other.  As it turns out, it was a worry I need not have wasted my time on.

The hardest part of all of this is now behind us.  But still, my heart aches in missing them.
 
I obviously don't know what happens after a dog dies.  But I know if there is a heaven, they're in it.  And if there's any chance of reincarnation, I hope they'll make their way back into our lives as soon as possible. 

But until we meet again, we've got loads of great memories that I'll replay in my mind for the rest of my life.

Thank you, to our beloved sweet companions of the last 15 years, Zoe and Scout.  We miss you.

i knew that winter was coming and you couldn't take the cold
someday got here too quickly, i wish i'd bought it before it sold

   (chorus)  i wish you didn't have to go
i wish the hands of time would slow
i wish that we could do it all again
and we would never, not ever
get to the end

i know the way this will go
i have played it out in my mind
and i've worked thru all of the endings
and my heart it breaks everytime

-chorus-

oh where did the time go?
and where will all this love go?
cuz every minute of every day love was in it in every way...

-chorus-

30 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh Kerri... My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry.
I do believe there is a heaven and that your sweet babies are waiting there for you - but in the meanwhile I bet your mom takes great care of them until you all meet again.
Hugs...
Lisa

Marie a la Mode said...

I cried as I watched this video from beginning to end. I'm still crying as I type this. My heart hurts for you. What a beautiful video, such beautiful memories to keep close to your heart. I'm so sorry Kerri. I know they're together up in doggy heaven and at peace now. Big hugs to you!

giftsofthejourney said...

I'm so sad reading your post that I can't watch the video right now, but I will later. I am very sorry for your loss.

Francisco said...

OH Guys I'm so sorry.......
I Know how you all feel (being there), but you know they never leave they always will be with you as part of your heart no matter how many puppies you get every and each one of them becomes part of your heart.
So So sorry......

Suzi said...

Kerri, it is a beautiful song & video, I cried the whole time. I am so sorry for your loss and yes, all dogs do go to heaven.

Melissa Sarno said...

:-( That is such a beautiful song and tribute. I'm sooo sorry to hear this sad news.

Rob said...

Oh Kerri... I am so, so sorry.

I've had dogs almost my entire life. In that time I've had two that were extremely special companions and so I know how much it hurts when their time comes.

I lean towards the idea of reincarnation and heaven and both concepts give me solace.

Please know my thoughts are with you both.
mucho big hugs from down south.

Rob

David said...

Kerri, my heart is heavy with sorrow for you and Fermin as I type this. 7 years ago, I lost my beloved Bonnie unexpectedly, and I wasn't sure moment to moment how I was going to endure the pain. Out of nowhere, a friend sent me this poem, and it was the genesis of my healing. I don't expect it to take away the pain and loss you're feeling, but I do hope you'll eventually take some comfort from it. It's wholly inadequate, but the best I can do is express my absolute sympathy for your loss. And realize this: your precious girls are gone from the physical earth, but their spirits will live forever in your heart.

http://www.petloss.com/rainbowbridge.htm

Julie said...

Hi Kerri,
I'm without a phone, and even my computer a little on the blink!!
I'm going to call you later today, and hope I can finally reach you by phone. If not, I'll try emailing later today.
Love J

Jadyn said...

Kerri,

I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of beloved animals hits hard, your song expresses it so well. Thinking of you at this time and and sending you love.

Michael B said...

So sorry to see this. I know it was/is a difficult time. You are in the thoughts of many who love you.

Robin Norgren said...

so so sorry sweet one. I have no other words...just sending a good hug your way...

Kat Sloma said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear about Zoe and Scout. Life will seem empty for a while, but I think that's part of the process. Wherever they are, they are with my sweet golden Tasha who left this world earlier this year. The love they give us is the payment in advance for the hole in our hearts and lives when they have to go. Shedding a tear with you today.

Creatissimo said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news. My heart is with all of you. Hugs and Love, Jozica

Laurie said...

Typing through tears...so sorry, but must say I'm glad they went together. Grief is harder on animals than we think. My minister thinks that because animals are so close to Spirit they reincarnate quickly. You'll know when Scout and Zoe have found their way back to you.

soraya nulliah said...

Oh dear sweet Kerrie-my heart goes out to you both ...how sad (but also a blessing for them) that they both went together. My heart aches for you...I always think that our pets are angels in disguise..I think they are always with us...wherever they go after. THey live in our hearts and minds...their energy is with us always...like everone we love. My prayers are with you. xxx

Marina said...

My heart is broken for you. Keep a look out always for your baby girls. They will be back. I really am at a loss for words.
I Love you both. Be strong.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet sweet kerri, i am soooo sorry about your loss. :( The vedio made me teary. Sending you big hugs and love your way! Love to you and yours!

bobbi said...

I'm sorry Kerry. Be strong. When My cat of 16 years died I started a fund raising for a charity project for the local shelter in his honor. All the love that I shared with my cat had to end in a different way than just death. It helped me a lot. Maybe you could do something like this too.
And I do believe in reincarnation...so they will come back. Hugs.

jasperandblue said...

I'm so sorry... so sorry. They sound like they had a very happy and loved life. I believe in dogs going to heaven. loved the video and heartfelt song

Kelly Warren said...

Kerri, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I sit here with tears in my eyes, after listening to your song and watching your video. So beautiful. Our four-legged loved ones are truly part of our families, and we ache to tenderly at their loss. Scout and Zoe are waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. Have you ever read that story? I included in my tribute to my sweet Kitty here: http://happyshackdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/thank-you-sweet-kitty.html

I have it framed in my kitchen and it always brings me comfort. God bless, sweet Kerri.

And how fun it would have been to meet up at DFW!

Lis said...

I am just now reading this post and I hope you will know that I am holding you and your beloved friends in my heart during this period of transition. How amazing they went together ... what a comfort!

I lost my cat of 18 years and then 2 months later, my dog of 14 1/5 years. I was better prepared for the passing of my dog boy; before taking him in, I snipped a little fur from each of his feet and wrapped my prayer mala around his neck and had him cremated with it on. The following weekend, I was at a yogic fire ceremony and I offered his fur to the fire so that he might run into his next life (he had had bad arthritis in the final years). Two nights later, I had a dream where he was running towards me, tongue lolling, legs flying and I knew he was okay. I image all our friends are running free, chasing rabbits, rolling in who knows what and having a magical time!

big hugs to you
xo Lis

Shanie said...

Girlfriend...what a beautiful song for such a sad, sad thing. Nothing I can say will make it better, so I just wish you peace. We have 4 dogs...agess 12, 12, 10, and 4 and one cat...20. I have been preparing for the same thing this last year or so. It is such a sad thing. Animals are so cool...why can't they live longer?! xo

danielle said...

Sending you hugs sweet girl and LOVE to surround your broken heart. I believe they are always with us and that we will see them again. Take care of yourself. xo

Karen Tessandore said...

Kerri, I'm so sorry for your loss! How heartbreaking to lose both at the same time. But almost like an old married couple...maybe it was easier for them that way so they didn't have to miss each-other. Our dogs give us so much. Maybe you can take comfort in knowing what lucky puppies they were to have your love and care for all these years.

xo ~ k

Elaine Copeland said...

I am still so sad about the whole thing. These are the sweetest pups ever...and you and F are so brave...I am sending you both lots of hugs and lots of love, always. Elaine

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh I am so so sorry for your loss. I've held 4 of our fury babies in my arms as they left this world & it's one of the hardest things, my heart is going out to your. Part of my heart dreads everyday when the rest of our precious hearts will leave us....sending your a giant hug right now.

Jo Wholohan said...

im so sorry to hear this, they are like children so i can understand your pain... as the owner of a aging 14yr old doggy girl i think about this often xx

elizabeth said...

Oh, Kerri. My heart is hurting for you. They look so sweet and beautiful and clearly were well loved.

{hugs}

ger chouinard said...

Kerri, I just heard ... so, so, very sorry for the loss of your pups. Zoe and Scout will live in your hearts forever ... hugs and prayers