Sweet friends, I usually try to be up beat to make everyone smile, however, my heart is broken. My 2 sons and I held our Sweet Dolly the insomniac dog as she peacefully passed away last night. Fot the past 16 yeard, Dolly was our constant companion and the only family member that was always happy. I knew it would be hard to loose her, but I still was not prepared for how heart breaking it would be. We were in our yard and she did not suffer. Just minutes before she died, a beautiful humming bird fluttered for several minutes drinking from a flowering plant near where we were sitting on the grass. I made this altered book last week for the F4A challenge not knowing that we would loose Dolly. I had planned to make an elegant CAS card and was trying to channel my inner Anne Ryan and Karen Dunbrook. When my mind ran in the other direction, I was a little mad. I also did not know what I was going to do with it. Now it will remind me of my best friend and the hummingbird that led her to heaven. I hope she is in a beautiful place like this. TFL, Francie
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 GMT Views: 1758
Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11275
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:19 PM
Oh, Francie, my heart breaks for you! Losing a beloved family member is so very hard. How special that her last moments were in a wonderful setting with her family close. And what a beautiful reminder of the life y'all shared. Love and hugs, sweet friend!
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Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:19 PM
Francie, you stole our hearts with your description, and SO sorry about Dolly. The card- phenomenal as are all your cards combined with your use of bright, happy colors even in sad times. But losing the dog that helped you create at odd hours, think we all feel the loss of Dolly. Your card depicts the paradise that I hope she is in. So terribly sorry, Francie.
Registered: December 14, 2007 Location: Vancouver canada Posts: 8914
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:45 PM
Dogs are family members but their lives way too short. My eyes welled up as I thought of my old dog who passed away a year and a half ago. What a wonderful card to remember your best friend with. It so bright and beautiful with the humming bird in the middle.
My heart goes out to you and your family, but remember all dogs go to heaven we just have to make sure we can meet them there.
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61358
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:51 PM
Oh Francie, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. You and your boys must be suffering from this tragic loss. I think the card you've crafted in her precious honor is so wonderful: It's how I envision the rainbow bridge. You and I, girl, will make our stop there immediately to rescue our beloved pets. You've done your sweet little Dolly justice in making a card in her honor and in your traditional grand style. My heart hurts because I know the pain of loosing our best friends and companions. Hugs and love, my friend.
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Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:01 PM
What a beautiful creation...Your card is stunning and so is your story..Its always so hard to lose a pet after so many years...they are just like family...Beautiful card in remembrance of her!!
Hugs from a dog lover
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Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:14 PM
This is absolutely fantastic and phenomenal!! I love your framing first off, WOW!! I sort of forgot about my own extra points on my card!! Maybe I'll add something tomorrow and retake my pic!
Your fairies with the bird is precious and those flowers are WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I LOVE this card!!
Shoot Francie, I'm so sorry for your loss!! I do know how you feel, I was holding and petting my Cody when he slipped away...still makes me cry and it's been about 3 years. We love our precious dogs don't we! They are always so happy to be with us!
Hugs sweet friend!
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Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:03 PM
Sending hugs and love Francie. I'm so sorry you've lost your sweet Dolly. Our wonderful pets hold such a special place in our hearts. Their loyalty and unconditional love is evident in every wag of the tail. Your art is beautiful as always and a lovely way to hold those lovely memories.