Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Goodbye, sweet Heidi

"As the sun hides his head
For another night's rest
And the wind sings
His same old song

And you on the edge
Never close, never far
Always there when I needed a friend

Yet it's hard living life
On this memory-go-round
Always up, always down
Spinning 'round and 'round and 'round

And all this could be
Just a dream so it seems
I was never much good at goodbye

There once was a time
Never far from my mind
On the beach, on the 4th of July

I remember the sand
How you held out your hand
And we touched for what seemed a lifetime

Now it's hard
Leaving all this behind me now
Like a schoolboy so lost
Never found until now

And all this could be
Just a dream so it seems
I was never much good at goodbye

Yet it's hard
Living life on this memory-go-round
Always up, always down
Turning 'round and 'round and 'round

And all this could be
Just a dream so it seems
I was never much good at goodbye

And all this could be
Just a dream so it seems

I was never much good at goodbye


-"Goodbye," Night Ranger



Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

I'm so saddened by this, Karen, and sorry you and Peter are going through this difficult time. Wish there was something I could do or say to lessen this pain. That photo of Heidi (and all the others you've shared) show the happiest dog -- and lucky to have been rescued by you two. Running the Balboa Park trails and hanging out with you guys must have been a slice of heaven on earth for her. Lots of love and positive energy coming your way - hang in there. **HUGS**

scott keeps running said...

Goodbye, Heidi.

Hope you're well, Kleo.

Celine said...

oh no, Karen! let me know if there's anything I can do for you. RIP, beautiful Heidi...

Drasch23 said...

Oh Karen, I am so sorry. Know you have thoughts and boxer kisses coming your way from Green Bay WI. <3

Anonymous said...

im very sorry .

bazu said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. You, Peter, and Mattie have all lost a really good friend and member of the family. I send hugs and condolences. xo

Peter Matthes said...

Heidi looks like she was a wonderful Yellow Lab.

She and I seem to have had very similar Doggie Dynamics. Very friendly and playful, but with low energy levels

I like this under Best Tricks:
"Gives paws ad nauseum".

Can there ever be enough paws given?

I am so sorry to hear that she has passed away, but I AM 100% SURE she had a better life with both you and Peter in it.

Always remember her with a smile.

pavotrouge said...

I'm really sorry to hear Heidi has passed away. I wish you all the strength you need for the next time.

LisaJean119 said...

:(..I'm sorry..

VeggieGirl said...

Karen, I am so incredibly saddened by, and sorry for, your loss of Heidi. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

RIP, Heidi. May the fond memories you have of her, stay with you forever.

jenny said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Karen. My thoughts are with you.

G said...

I am so sorry to hear of Heidi's passing Karen. She will be with you always. And she was loved and cared for as a member of the family should be. You can be happy and proud of that always. So many times that isnt the case.

A big hugggg, G

textual bulldog said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. It's such a hard thing to lose someone, and she looks like a beautiful, happy girl...

vko said...

Oh, I so sorry for your loss. You, Peter & Mattie are in my thoughts & prayers. Heidi looked like the happiest pup & you guys were so blessed to have her in your lives.
Big giant hugs from me & Booboo.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.
I know how you feel. I still miss my Luscious.
Honey & I send you lots hugs...
Take care

madeinalaska said...

ohh Ms. Kleo..
hugs and kisses to you Mattie and Peter. It's always tough.

Jody from VegChic said...

You're email about it surprised me. Hopefully you and Mattie are providing a distraction for Peter.

Heidi had a great life with you guys and I'm glad you'll be doing a little celebration for her.

The Night Ranger song was a good posting choice.

Cherie said...

Goodbye, Heidi. You were (and are still) very loved. :(

aTxVegn said...

Oh,K, I'm so so sorry. I know how sad you are and how much you miss your beautiful Heidi.


Vincent Guihan said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, Kleo.

Monika K said...

Hugs and warm wishes coming your way!

Melody Polakow said...

Oh no...

I am so sorry for your and Peter's loss.. omg.. shit.. this just totally sucks...


Okra Mary said...

Kleo, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time and I'm wishing strength your way. Heidi was lucky to have had such a wonderful and dedicated human companion as yourself.

dreamy said...

Goodbye for now Heidi, may you live an even better life after.

With birth, passing will always follow, when we let go, we free ourselves. Lots of strength for you!

Anonymous Boxer said...

Oh, oh, oh. They leave us too soon. I'm so very, very sorry.

What a beautiful tribute to clearly, a beautiful friend.

urban vegan said...

Karen, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Heidi was so well loved and had a wonderful life, thanks to you & Peter, that is for sure.

Love transcends death....she still has your love, as you still have hers--and always will.

Please take care of yourself, and remember, the sun is always there, even if right now, it's hiding behind the clouds.


Anonymous said...

Oh Karen, I don't even know what to say. I am so saddened by her death and can imagine how difficult this must be for you and Peter and Mattie. Give them both big big hugs. She lived a wonderful life because of you all. If only everyone could be so lucky.

Veg-a-Nut said...

*tears*, for you, Peter, and Mattie. I believe we will see our fur children again. Hugs coming your way up MG.

Vegan_Noodle said...

So very sorry to hear about Heidi. Your poem is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful companion. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye, sweet and beautiful Heidi.

Karen and Peter, I hold you in my heart. We have recently lost our beloved rabbit friend, Weenie. She was 9 years old. Some day are hard and others, I can think of her and not get too sad, just remembering how she changed my life, how she changed my heart and feel so lucky she was in our life.

I hope that you have more and more days like that. We will always miss them and love them and as time passes, we can hold them in our hearts with more joy and gratefulness than sorrow. It takes time.

Love for all of you.

Brigit xoxoxo

kaivegan said...

Thinking about you and Peter...

speedvegan said...

no !! i wish you strength to get through this rough time. big e-hugs,

- liz

Isil Simsek said...

I am so sorry.I am sure Heidi had a happy life with both of you.
I am sending you hugs!

pinknest said...

oh kleo! what a lovely tribute to sweet heidi.

Sonya said...

Karen - I'm so, so, sorry about your darling Heidi. I'm sending you lots of strength during this sad time.

She's in a good place now, just remember that. Remember her fondly - that's what she would have wanted.

Veg*Triathlete said...

Love and hugs to you, K. I know that because of you and Peter, Heidi had a wonderful life, and vice versa. I've felt honored to share glimpses of that when you post about your adventures. Take good care of yourself, okay?

vko said...

Just wanted to check in and see how you were doing...hope you & Mattie are doing okay.

Hugs and more hugs.

Shananigans said...

I'm so sorry :( big *hugs* to you and Peter and Mattie.

rest in peace Heidi

meesh said...

I'm so very sorry to hear that Heidi has passed over the rainbow bridge. She had a great life with you and Peter and she will be missed.

All my good thoughts are going out to the two of you today. Please remember to be kind to yourselves.

Thinking of you...

Valentina said...

soo sad.. goodbye heidi.. :(

laura jesser said...

I'm sorry...

At least we know her life was happy alongside her great and loving family, and I know she'll continue to bring you joy as you remember her in the years to come.

That doesn't make it easier now, though... Even if this message comes a little late, still know that I'm thinking about you. And I'm here if you need someone. ::hugs::

Aarwenn said...

Hi Kleo,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your gorgeous Heidi. My thoughts are very much with you.


Veg*Triathlete said...

K-I'm watching the news about the fires, and I just wanted to drop a note to say I hope you are okay. I'm thinking of you.

Jackie said...

Glad to see you back. So sorry to hear about Heidi you must all be missing her.

Mark Xander said...

Karen, I am so sorry to hear about this. My dog Pongping also passed away three days ago. He was with us for a little over ten years, I think.

Pet loss is difficult.

I am also very sorry about the fires in California. It's all over the news. I have no words at how shocked I was when I saw it on CNN.

My prayers are with you.

lestat said...

heidi is in heaven now, where she could also find the happiness and love that you have given her

Dori said...

I am so sad to hear this news and all that you are going through and have been through this past couple of months. I am saying a prayer for you. My sister is also working in your area in California amidst the fire problems.

Hugs to you, tears with you.