08 January 2015

My Superdog is Gone!

yes, this young-looking 12-year-old dog,
the superdog, 
the only one remaining of my original hounds,
and my bestfriend is gone.

Sweepy died before noon today in our house Heaven
after a long bout with kennel cough.
I was with him all night
holding his soft purring body,
praying for pain-free goodbye
and telling each other
it is never goodbye
and that we will meet each other again
in a place that is never locked in pain
and old age or cancer
but in our euphoric spirit form.

How does one move on?
How do we grieve and let go?

When Sweepy died this morning
I personally wrapped his still form,
closed those gorgeous eyes
that looked at me all night
and watched his keeper cry.

We buried him underneath the trees Yvon and Chicky
where his family Sumo and Bogart were buried.
We lighted candles and prayed.
Then I have to do the painful task 
of informing his friends on FB
thanking each and every kind soul
reaching out with kind words
and loving condolences . . .

People think I was home moping in grief
but there is no time for moping.
I have to clean and wash Heaven
removing traces of the superdog
on the walls, the floors, the chairs,
washed his pillows and blankets
and putting order back to my Heaven
so the others can move on
with clean energies and spaces.

Our adopted dogs Kizu and Hughes
and cats Petrocelli, Petra and Petrine
and I were in a daze 
like we stopped from a whirling dance
and the music goes on and on.

We will dance again.
We will mope and grieve
but we will hear the music again
and we will learn to dance again.

My superdog is not really gone
he just went ahead
to where we shall meet again
in another heaven . . .

For my Sweepy
March 18, 2002 - January 8, 2015


Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

I have been reading Sweepy's blog going back over the years and even found Bogart's. So many wonderful memories you have of Sweepy and of all your hounds. They wait for you in Heaven now at the rainbow Bridge. I am so glad that I got to know Sweepy and wish I had known his family. Thinking of you and sending lots of love and heart healing light. I am so sorry for your loss.

Cheri and Cats of Wildcat Woods

Cathy Keisha said...

Coming to pay my respects to Sweepy. *bows head* Sending comforting purrz to those he left behind.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Lui, Cheri Wildcats told us of your loss and we have all come to pay our respects to your beloved Sweepy. A warm hug, purrs and tail wags of comfort.

Marg said...

We are so sorry about Sweepy having to leave you. Sounds like Sweepy had so much love while living with you so he was such a lucky dog. Big hugs to you. It is so hard to lose our fur friends.

Random Felines said...

It is never easy and there is never enough time....no matter how long we have. Sending purrs

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are so very sorry for your loss.

CatInTheFridge said...

We heard about the loss of your friend and can understand your experience. we are so sorry and offer you our deepest sympathies. - Alana and Crepes.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We are so sorry to read about the loss of your beautiful furbaby. Sending thoughts of comfort to you from us at Angel Prancer Pie.

Maggie May said...

I am so very sorry about your precious boy. You are in my thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.
Maggie May

Simba said...

Mom and I want to let you know how sorry we were to learn of your loss of Sweepy. May he live on in your heart forever.

Mariodacat said...

I did not have the pleasure of knonwing Sweepy, but such a beautiful doggie who was dearly loved by his humans. We feel your pain and wanted to tell you how very sorry we are for your loss. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet. M sends big HUGS to Sweepy's human.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

We heard from our friends at Wildcats Woods about Sweepy and wanted to offer our sincerest sympathies. God's speed to you Sweepy; HIS strength to your mom and family during this very difficult time. ♥♥♥

Lui said...

You are a blessing and balm to my broken heart, Cheri. Thank you so much for your love!

Lui said...

And thank you all for your love. It is always comforting to share our tears and fears and feel love. My best wishes for all furries and keepers!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We dropped by to say we are so sorry Sweepy had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge. Comforting purrs and tail wags of sympathy.

The Island Cats said...

We didn't know Sweepy but we heard he has gone to the Bridge. We're so sorry. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts.

Nanük said...

We stopped to paw our respects, and leave soft husky wooooooos,

Nuk & Isis

Victoria Henderson said...

I have no words. I am so sorry.

Shawn said...

I heard of the loss of Sweepy and wanted to give you my condolences. You will be in my prayers during this difficult time.
Shawn, Winston, Chloe and Cecil

Lisa Gordon said...

Dearest Lui,
I cannot tell you how my heart is breaking. He was my handsome boy. He will always be my handsome boy.

I am so very, very sorry. xoxoxoxo

P.S. Fly high, sweet boy. I love you.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Coming to pay my respects to Sweepy. *bows head* Sending comforting purrz to those he left behind.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very sorry for the loss of your beautiful dog.

K9s OverCoffee said...

Our pack is very sorry for the loss of your super dog Sweepy. Your positive attitude is amazing and so very inspiring ~ God bless you & your pack!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh Luis, when I heard about Sweepy I came right on over. So very sad for you today. Sweepy will be remembered with so much love.

LP said...

Cheri told us about you losing Sweepy , Lui. We wanted to leave a few kind words for you.

Sweepy was a dog who had a home, food a family and best of all , love. We know your heart is sore Lui and your days will feel different now without him in them but all the love you gave him and that he in turn returned, lives in your heart. That is what you should hold on to on your saddest days; you are his keeper forever. He lives in your heart.
All our love and hugs to you,

the critters in the cottage xo

Enzie Shahmiri said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my little Yorkie after 15 years and it was one of the hardest thing I had ever experienced. Our pets are like family members and their loss is always very hard. Cheri told us about your loss and I just wanted to show my support.

Enzie via www. portraits-by-nc.com

Cleopawtra said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending purrs and prayers to you. Remember the good times you had and continue your cause in his name.

Viola said...

Dear Lui, my eyes are now filled with tears, I cry, this is so sad, so sad.
I feel like I really know Sweepy, and in a way I do. It feels I have known him for a long time..
I'm glad you stayed close to him, held his paw, until he passed away. I now it's your Superdog.. he was so brave, so kind.
Sending you comfort warm thoughts.
Sweepy, RIP.
Peace, love and light.
Viola and Pusa.

january said...

Lui, i will surely miss the superdog :(

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry that Sweepy had to go to the Bridge. We send purrs and prayers of comfort to you as you mourn the loss of your beloved boy.

Kat V said...

I am so deeply sorry Sweepy has depaeted for now. They fill our hearts so fully, then break them

Connie Smiley said...

So sorry, Lui. I just read the sad news. Sending hugs and lots of sympathy.

Connie Smiley said...

Happy Birthday, Lui! I know we all, and all your creatures, want you to be happy today.