Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Laura has gone to join Hana

~From Rosie to Laura~

I'm sorry I never got to say bye to you
And feel your fur in my face.
But the heavens open up to you
Where you'll find your happy place.

Thank you for being so gentle and patient with little Eva no matter how much she annoyed you.
Eva loved you the most - you were really a grandma to her. No matter how grumpy, she always wanted you.
You showed everybody what a rottie could be. You proved those pessimistic ones wrong.
I will remember our love for food and those times when you swallowed but didn't chew, we were so worried you'd get indigestion.
I will remember your terrible sense of smell but you could always tell when it was chicken feet for tea.
Would we have another dog that would respond to "Do you want to go out?"
When you pricked up your ears and tilted your head, you were the most beautiful.
I'm going to miss your fierce bark and that non stop noise you made until the people went out of your sight.
I don't care if they say you are not a show dog. A show dog may be pretty on the outside but on the inside, do they have beautiful heart? But you do and that's what made you so special.
Thank you for making my doggy dream come true. I think you were the best first dog anyone could ever have.

Run free and wild in the rainbow bridge, my darling.
We miss you so much.

RIP Laura

(10 March 2000 - 1 July 2010)

She left us peacefully in her sleep without suffering. That's the most we could ask for.


Caren Gittleman said...

Oh dear God I am so sorry. I just read this and I am crying. I am so deeply, deeply sorry. How I enjoyed the photos with Eva and Laura. What a wonderful "Grandma" she was. I didn't realize she was your first dog.....I am just in shock and I am so very, very sorry. I am glad I got to meet Laura through her photos, what a special, special girl. She is watching over you now and protecting you. ((((((Hugs)))))) to you.

Remington said...

Oh no! I am sorry for your loss....It is so hard to say goodbye. But you can take comfort in knowing that Laura will be happy and playing like a puppy at the bridge....Take care, my friend.

Mini Aussie Ace! said...

O my goodness! I am so sorry to hear about Laura! She will be missed! I am glad she was able to go peacefully though.
Our condolences to you and your family.
Your post made me tear up.

MadameMoiselle said...

We are so sorry to hear the passing of Laura..


I'm sure Laura will be running freely in heaven with Hana and BabyRaisy..

Moiselle and Family

Sara said...

Oh Rosie & family,
I'm devastated to hear this news. Too much loss in so short a time.

Sleep well, sweet, gentle Laura. We will miss you.


Sallie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

(((((Big Hug))))))))))

houndstooth said...

I'm so very sorry! Having them go peacefully in their sleep is what I always hope for, but they still leave an ache in your heart when they're gone!

hero said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, this is so unexpected... our thoughts are with you. Laura will be missed... but she's smiling down upon us and want you to know she's happy. Run free, Laura... and send our love to Hana.

Licks, hero

katie said...

There just are no words. You just have to take some comfort in the extra snuggles and licks Eva and Mika will have for you. They too will need some extra hugs as all of you feel the loss of your grandma pup.

I am so sorry, and am reminded to love my big girl even more in the time we have left.

Vonnie said...

My eyes filled up reading your post! You just know through the words how much Laura meant to you! so true people misunderstand certain dog breeds and yes being beautiful in the inside it so special - she was also beautiful in the outside! Laura went peaceful to join Hannah at Rainbow Bridge, they'll be running around pain free watching over those they love HUGS x Hope wee Eva is okay too x

katie said...

sorry me again-

but I went back and read rosie's piece on laura and and how she loves rotties. My heart is hurting for rosie so much. Please know that once you get Rotties in your blood it never goes away. They are wonderful pups!

Also know that though you never forget your first Rottie, mine was a HUGE boy named Sampson who loved to watch T.V.:), in time she will think back to the best laura stories with more laughter than tears.

Again, so so sorry for your loss.

kathi said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Laura. Ten years of a wonderful life still just isn't nearly long enough. Going peacefully over to the other side is all that any of us can ask for. Know that you now have a special guardian angel watching over you because the love of a good Rottweiler transcends time and space and never, ever dies.

DSS said...

:( Laura was such a loving presence. I, truthfully, have always had a rottie issue...until I "met" her. Thank you for sharing Laura with us. And for letting us see what a loving member of your family she was! Such a beautiful creature...but most importantly...a kind one :) My heart goes out to you. Even though we know she and Hana are playing together now, I know you miss her terribly.

AC said...

Oh no!! Rosie, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Laura. I'm in tears reading your letter to her. It sounds like not only was she the perfect dog for you, but you were the perfect human for her. You saw qualities in her that others may not have been willing to take the time to see. What a beautiful partnership.

I wish you and your family comfort and healing. Hugs sent to you from us in California.

Sharper said...

Aw no...so so so sorry to read this! My thoughts are with you! *hugs*

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Oh no - we just now saw this post! We are shocked and so sorry to hear about Laura! What a very sweet dog she was and so good with little Eva. She will be missed by us all. Our hearts go out to you and our thoughts are with you.

Emma Rose said...

Oh no! I'm so so sorry! Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Emma Rose and the Duchess

RYKER said...

Our hearts go out to you at this sad time. We are thankful she slipped away peacefully. Hugs to you all.
~Ryker and Family

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear about your Laura. I haven't followed your blog for very long, but I always loved reading about her. She seemed so sweet and so patient, like a perfect Grandmom to Eva. Thank you for writing that beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry that she's gone, but I'm glad that she left peacefully. I'm so sorry.

Sagira said...

I am SO very sorry to hear about your loss. But you are right to lose her peacefully in her sleep with no suffering, that is the way to have it happen. RIP baby!

Helen said...

Very sorry to read your blog post. It's hard to lose them no matter how old they are. I hope Eva helps you through the grief. I know having my little Beckett has helped me with the loss of my Ceilidh.

Diana said...

Oh my goodness, Im so sorry. Wow you all have had a rough year. My heart goes out to your family. Diana

the booker man said...

i am so very sorry to hear about sweet laura. while it's a blessing that she passed in her sleep without any pain, it is never easy to lose a dear friend. rest in peace, laura. you will be missed.

Lian said...

We are so sorry to hear yet another sad news in such a short time. Run free Laura, go and keep Hana company, she needed you most!

Reena said...

I am so sorry to hear of Laura's passing...know that she is GOD'S hands and is running free at the Rainbow Bridge with Hana. RIP Laura
Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Shelley said...

So sorry to hear about your special girl! She was a beauty!!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry! Thinking of you and sending lots of love and hugs. Run free, beautiful Laura...

Cloud and his mom

The Thundering Herd said...

We are so incredibly sorry about your loss. Laura sounds absolutely wonderful.

Bandit's Pack said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, particularly right on the heels of losing your Hana. Laura was a gentle soul, and I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs your way. ♥♥♥

PaigeandSimba said...

I am so sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you now. We are sending lots of licks, woofs, hugs and kisses your way. ~Paige and Simba

Sierra Rose said...

So sorry not to have sent a note. Laura, we know your spirit is still with those you love! What a beautiful, kind rottie you were, special sweet face!
Rest in Peace my friend.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I am so very sorry about your loss. I don't care how long we've had someone we love in our lives, there just isn't a good time for them to leave - we always want and need just one more day.

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