My life changed dramatically and forever when I lost TJ.

I welcome you to follow along as I adjust to my "new normal".

It is not all puppies and ice cream but it is my life....real and honest.

Monday, May 21, 2012

RIP Okie

There comes a day when you wake up and realize that it just isn't humane any longer. You realize through the tears that it is time. It is time to let go of your very, very dear friend. I can no longer watch him in pain and misery. I had to let him go.

Okie was born on April 15, 2000 in our home. Mickey gave us 8 beautiful puppies and she was a wonderful Mom. The minute Okie was born I knew he was the one I would be keeping.

Mickey with her litter. Okie is the one with the spot for a tail.

How could I not fall in love with that face!

 As he grew he became even more precious.

 He often hung out on the couch like this to watch the happenings around the house.

TJ didn't want me to keep him, but fell in love with him also and they became very good buddies.

RIP Okie, you were one of kind and the joy you brought me will never be forgotten. Nor will the comfort you have brought to me over the past 3 years. There were countless times you curled up on the bed with me and let me sob into your soft white fur. I hope you see Shiner and TJ and tell them I am doing OK and that you helped me through the loss of both of them.

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans." ~ James Herriott


  1. Oh Sandy, my heart goes out to you! So sorry about your Okie. Thank goodness you had a lot of years with him, though. Bless his heart, and yours! HUGS

  2. I'm so sorry Sandy. Okie was such a sweet looking dog. Thinking of you!!

  3. oh, sandy, i am so sorry. an inevitable part of pet parenthood, but terribly painful no matter how long you get to keep them in your life.

  4. Sandy, it is really hard to release our pets from misery. I am so sorry you had to make that decision. I am sure Okie is with TJ and Shiner having a grand reunion.

    Okie sure was a cute puppy. I would have fallen in love too.

    Not to make light of your loss, I just want to say that you have the best pet names. I will never forget that you had the mule named Patsy Cline.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry too that I can't seem to find the words right now, but you found them yourself and all you said is so true. This will take time for you, as will Angel's passing for me. I want to thank you so much for your kind words about Angel. Many hugs.-Inger

  6. Oh Sandy, I am so sorry. I know how much it hurts to lose a beloved dog. I hope it's not too long till you smile every time you remember him.

  7. i am so very sorry for your loss. i love the photo of Okie with TJ - the paw over the arm. buddies.

  8. That is so sad!! I'm sorry!

  9. Okie and TJ are snuggling this very moment, Sandy. I so believe that.... Xxxx Many Kisses.

  10. I'm deeply saddened to hear this Sandy. Okie must have been an important part of your life, especially after you lost your husband. Big hugs.

  11. Oh man, Sandy. I am so sorry you lost Okie. I am glad you have Tater Tot to hold, but my heart hurts for you.

  12. Gorgeous quote there at the end, and SO true. So sorry for your loss.

  13. awwww...Okie! Sorry so long, let my thoughts be heard all the way to Rainbow Bridge. Give my love to Shiner, Elke, Myrtle & all that come to play with you. You were a beautiful soul.


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