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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Heartbreak and NTT

Today, we had to say goodbye to our beloved family Boxer, Beau, and my heart is so sad (thank goodness for the ability to schedule posts).  We rescued him when my son was in Kindergarten, and Beau has been his playmate for the bulk of his childhood.  He is handling it as well as I can possibly expect (with a teenager, feelings are sometimes hard to decipher), but it breaks my heart that I can't make it okay.  Beau turned ten on Sunday, and we had a little party with cheeseburgers, a cake, and plenty of squishy kisses, grateful that even with lung cancer, he could enjoy his final birthday.

We were determined to not waste our last few days with him, and as such, I haven't felt like sewing too much.  I did make a set of burp cloths (find my tutorial HERE), and it was nice to finish something fast and easy.  I love making these sets for a new baby.  They are soft and cuddly, and so easy to personalize with specific colors matching any decor imaginable.


Before we party, check out some of the highlights from last week.  This sweet set of mini quilts, by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts gets me in the mood for spring!


Look at this fun mini by Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.  Such a cool interpretation of flying geese.


and this scrappy quilt by Susan at Quilt Fabrication is awesome.  It is called Raspberry Cheesecake, and I think that's a perfect name!


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36 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray the sweet memories will sustain your family at this time.

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  2. So sorry to hear about your precious pup. They are members of the family. I believe he is in heaven and you all will see him again someday.

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  3. Awe, so very sorry about Beau. It is heartbreaking and I still miss my first "baby" (lab). Remembering the good times we shared helped me, now I smile when I think of him. I hope in time you will smile with good memories of your pup as well.

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  4. Deepest sympathies for your loss. Those furkids sure do make their ways into our hearts, don't they.

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  5. So sorry other about Beau, it must be hard for all of you. x

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  6. Very sorry to hear about Beau. We have an old dog ourselves and I'm very aware that he won't be with us for many more years. It's so hard to say goodbye. Much love x

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  7. So sad to hear about Beau; but very glad you and your family were able to celebrate one last birthday with him!

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  8. So sorry to hear about Beau, I hope you and your son can remember the many good times you had together.

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    RIP Beau.

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  10. Thank you for the feature this morning! Sorry about your loss.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about Beau. Those furry family members weave their way into our hearts and are so missed when they are gone. Hugs to your son, too.

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  12. Hi Kelly, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. All the best.

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  13. I'm very sorry for your loss of Beau. I'm sure many hearts have been broken.

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  14. Oh Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and best wishes.

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  15. so sorry for your loss. sending hugs

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  16. I'm sorry you lost Beau. They can leave such a hole in your heart.

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  17. I am so sorry! I know what you are going through as we went through the same thing not long ago. It feels like yesterday in so many ways! The love of and for our pets is unexplainable.

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  18. I'm sorry to hear about Beau. I know how very hard it is to loose a pet. Glad you were able to have quality time with him at the end.

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  19. Hugs to you and your family on the loss of your beloved family member, Beau. May your wonderful memories help heal your hearts.

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  20. So sorry for the loss of your furbaby.

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  21. I am so very sorry for the loss of Beau. Hugs to you and your family.

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  22. That is heart breaking, Kelly. I'm sorry, but I'm glad you were able to enjoy his last few days.

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss of Beau. Sounds like he had a wonderful party to celebrate his wonderful life. Wishing you peace and comfort.

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  24. I am so very sorry for your loss of Beau. Our fur babies inhabit our hearts forever.

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  25. Kelly, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Beau. Just remember the good times, and how you each enriched the other's life. Take time for yourself and family - sewing can wait.

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  26. Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your boxer. There's been a boxer or 3 in my house since 1984, I know it can hurt deeply when they leave this world. Hugs.
    I'll leave you with this: It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

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  27. I'm so sorry to read about the loss of Beau and I know there's a hole in your heart as well as your family right now. I hope your happy memories will ease your sadness.

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  28. Deepest sympathies for your loss of Beau. Wishing your family all comfort in this painful time.

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog Kelly! My cat died of lung cancer and it is a terrible way to go, especially since picking her up to cuddle her would wind her and leave her gasping. Weirdly, a song that seemed to be on high rotation on the radio at the time was Year of the Cat - that year was!

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  30. Oh, how sad to lose a precious companion. He was a lucky dog to be so loved. xoxo

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  31. Sorry about your Beau. As Carole says, you were both lucky to have found each other. Coincidentally, I mentioned our rescued guy in my post who has become quite beloved to us.

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  32. So sorry to hear about Beau... sending you ((((hugs)))) xx

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  33. So sorry to hear about Beau. It sounds like you had a great birthday celebration with him. Your memories will keep him in your hearts.

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  34. So sad to hear about Beau. Pets do become members of the family, don't they? beautiful highlights from last weeks link party.

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  35. I am so sorry to hear about Beau, I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet.

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  36. Kelly, there are brighter days ahead. Sorry to hear about your lovely Beau.

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