Saturday, August 01, 2009

Good-Bye Our Friend

It is always sad to lose a friend. We love them and want them to be with us forever. But it seems to be a particularly sad day today because we have lost Charlie, ChuxBux, Tormentor of Opy. Without Charlie, there would be no Dogs With Blogs, no Christmas Card Exchange, no vast network of dog loving people who share in the victories and come together with compassion in times of sadness.

Our hearts go out to Greg, Brooke and Opy. Charlie's trip to the Bridge has left a big void in our lives. We can't even imagine how this has affected them. We send our love and support to you across the miles separating us. We are confident you will receive it because of the great work you have done with Charlie at the helm.

Nothing can ease the pain of the loss, but we hope you will find comfort in knowing that Charlie had the best life ever. He had the best mom and dad ever. He even had the best sister ever (though he might have argued that point). He does not need any medications to feel his best. He is enjoying the sunshine and smelling the flowers at the Bridge until it is time for his family to be together again.

Godspeed, Charlie.


Zeus said...

So sad...

It's never easy when we lose someone from the blogosphere since we're such a tight-knit community. I hope his family pulls through this time. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Twix said...

I'm so sad to hear that Charlie has left us and went to the bridge. You did a wonderful tribute to him.
Love and hugs,

The Army of Four said...

Well said, dear friends. What a sad, sad day.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry well pawed...

We have them to thank fur the network that is getting us through their loss...fur it soooo feels like our loss too...


The Brat Pack said...

Well said...we're so, so sad. :(

Lorenza said...

We are very sad too.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute to Charlie.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

chicamom85 said...

That was a beautiful tribute.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful tribute, guys, and what a wonderful picture of Charlie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Matilda said...

Oh I am sorry to hear that you lost your friend.
Kisses and Hugs

Bob-kat said...

Having lost my dear Bob in May I know how traumatic such a loss is. Condolences to his family and to all who miss him.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

It was a very sad day. We will miss C-Bux.
We've missed y'all and all our friends, but we have got Mom blogging again. AND visiting our friends.
Sunny & Scooter
the texas sundogs
pee ess mom says "gig 'em aggies!"

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that Charlie has left us and went to the bridge. You did a wonderful tribute to him.

Mary-Margaret O'Brien said...

Dear Opy, Brooke and Greg - We just found out about Charlie. Our hearts break for you all. We just never expected that Charlie would leave us. There was something so permanent about him. Hugs and kisses especially to Opy. We miss him right along with you.

Love, Mary-Margaret