Wednesday, July 27, 2011


It has been three years today, since our dear old Giant Schnauzer Heidi passed away.
I still miss her so much, the walks every day, the unconditional love and how happy the gentle giant would be when we came home, after having been out.
She really did bring so much joy to our family over the years and how much our kids and we gained by growing up/older, with our beloved Heidi.
Losing a pet is such a hard thing to deal with.

Dorota of gave me the One lovely blog Award, many thanks for this.

Now I would like to pass the Award on to the following blogs that I enjoy visiting.
I know some of you are Award free, but just to say thank you for all you share.

Hope that you are having a fabulous week


  1. I totally understand, Carolyn. I think of Hannah and Kodak everyday. They live on in our hearts and I know that one day we will be reunited as you will with your sweet Heidi.


  2. Dearest Carolyn,

    First of all a big all around hug for Heidi... Loosing a pet is really tough and one never forgets. I hope and pray that there will be some place for our beloved pets where we will meet with them again. That would mean heaven to me!
    Congratulations on winning this blog award as your blog is surely lovely. You give so much from yourself and your inner-warmth. Always great for stopping by and reading your very captivating stories. You put so much in it... such a joy for reading them.
    And thanks a lot for mentioning me in that list, I feel honored!

    Lots of love,


  3. Awww, Heidi looks like she was such a sweetie and I can just imagine how much you miss her. Sending ((hugs)) your way,

  4. Dear Carolyn
    Thank you very much for the Award. It's very nice!
    I wish you a happy day. Hugs Yvonne

  5. Dear Carolyn,

    I totaly can understand you .. Heidi was such a Beauty!

    Congratulations for this wonderful Award and .... Thank you aof thinking of me to forward it.
    I'm one of those, who are Award-free, but I made a kind comment and a link to your post in my post today :O)))
    Thank you so much for giving me this Award. But please don't mind, if I don't show it on my Blog.

    Have a lovely day,
    love and hugs

  6. Dogs and cats follow our life...
    They could be very important friends for us...
    Greetings from France Carolyn...


  7. Owwww...what a cute sad you miss love

  8. I feel the same way, our Rasmus has been gone as long. Your Heidi is a charming lovely dog, understand that you miss her.

  9. Oh dearest friend!

    Ohhhh, I cannot bear the loss of a pet. They are so innocent, so KIND, so humorous beyond they could EVER KNOW....the joy they give us is like a fairytale...they love you no matter what and they are always ready for play. WHAT A PRETTY GIRL SHE WAS! AND I love that picture of you with her!!! I have never seen a giant Schnauzer!!! Pretty, pretty....

    Sweet friend, THANK YOU for coming to wish me well! THE CHIROPRACTOR did a miracle on me! He cracked my back...WOW. Then he prescribed some exercises that I have been doing faithfully and will continue to do to reshape the distorted form of one of the encasements of my disk....he showed me how they are flexible and one of mine is bulging but not in a way that cannot be RESHAPED with exercise. I ALREADY FEEL 100% BETTER! Cold packs and two more visits with him for electric treatment and maybe another JOLT will help him see how I am doing. But NO MORE PAIN!!!

    Thank you for asking! Have a splendid you have another dog? It would be hard to REPLACE a friend....Anita

  10. Oh Carolyn,
    As I type this I am listening to the talk of my little doggie. You must miss her very much. I couldnt imagine. I'm sure you have wonderful memories and I will be sending my love to you today.

  11. I'm sorry for you, but she'll be in your heart forever with her happiness!
    I understand your feelings!

  12. I'm sorry about to hear about Heidi; my boyfriend's family also lost two of their beloved pets & they now rest in urns above their fire place.

  13. Sorry to hear your heart is sad, missing your beloved pet. I would feel the same way over my sweet dog... who is 10 now. I believe we will see our loved pets in heaven.
    Congrats on the award.
    hugs and blessings`

  14. It's just awful when we lose a pet. Heidi looks like she was really big!
    Congrats on your award and have a terrific day!

  15. oh I am so sad about your poor really doesn't matter how much time passes....we will always remember our four legged best friends.....


  16. it is always so sad to lose a pet, Heidi looks like a wonderful dog, I didn't realise Schnauzers came in giant size...

  17. Hello my dearest Carolyn,I'm sorry your dog Heidi!
    The dog is absolutely the best friend of person!!!!
    Remains forever in your heart!
    Have a nice summer
    Big hugs

  18. Oh Carolyn I totally understand. You don't ever forget your pets. They're part of your family and will continue to be forever. Heidi was so beautiful.

    On a happier note, congrats on the blog award, my friend :)


  19. Hi Carolyn,
    That is so awesome that you have your mom's typewriter!! We have looked all over for one
    and we were so happy to find it. I called up north from here in New Orleans and I'm so lucky that the fellow that had it saved it for me!!

  20. Oh I am sure you are missing your Family member so much! We have two dogs that are brothers from the same litter and they are our whole world some days. I don't what we will do when they are gone.. big hugs as you remember Heidi.


  21. Blessings Carolyn.
    I am sorry that your beautiful Heidi has gone to dog heaven. May your memories make you smile and recall fond times.

    Heidi was a beautiful pet. So pretty.

    Congrats on your Award!!! You do have a lovely Blog.

    I am thrilled you are presenting me with this Award!
    Thank you!
    God bless,

  22. I must agree with you - losing a pet is very difficult (I have two cats myself, and they're both young, but one got very very sick a few months ago). New studies show that it is as difficult as losing a human, I've heard.
    And its so wonderful that you are memorializing your Heidi by remembering the good times :)

  23. Good morning precious friend!

    THANK YOU for stopping by; yes, my back is SO MUCH better and those exercises the doctor gave me really are great. I hope he will say that I can keep them in my routine AND I see him again today. I wonder if he will see it necessary to CRACK my back again? I wasn't expecting it before but now that I know it might be coming, I think I will be a bit tense!!!!


  24. Oh you precious soul you!!! THANK YOU! Now off to bed my dearest; I am off to get ready to go see the doctor again but YES! I FEEL 100% BETTER!!!!!! MERCI MILLE FOIS for your well wishes!! I will keep you posted! Anita

  25. So sorry about Heidi. I can only imagine how much you miss her. I only had smaller pets as a child (none of them mammals) and I always feared getting a dog would mean a lot of heartbreak when I eventually ended up outliving him/her.

  26. Hi Carolyn, Heidi was beautiful! I know exactly how you feel. My first dog was Toni who we got when I was 2. We had to put her to sleep when I was 17. I have her picture framed in my bedroom and til this day, I still think about her. She was such a big part of my life. Have a fabulous Friday! Best wishes, Tammy

  27. Look at that sweet face...Losing a pet is always very difficult. They become such a big part of our lives, they're family. I know she will always be in your memories and in your heart.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  28. Dear Carolyn, I understand how much you miss your lovely Heidi as we´ve been through the same with our Dolfo some years ago; we have now other dogs but no one like Dolfo!!

    I just think you look so lovely with your Parisian hat!!!
    hugs dear and thanks for your lovely comment.

  29. Oh I sooo agree my sweet friend..our dear black lab Rosie has been gone for 2 years. xoxoxo HUGS

  30. awww how cute was your dog, Carolyn! i agree with Sassy Marsha...they do live in our hearts always!

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  31. Dear Carolyn-
    loved pets will alwayes stay close in our hearts, and your Heidi looked so wonderful-Love the photo with you and her- you looks so wonderful,too-
    Congratulations with the award- you surely deserves it dear.

  32. I don't think we ever get over the loss of a family pet, Carolyn. I remember every single one I've ever had. They hold a special place in our hearts.

  33. Dear Carolyn,
    a beloved pet is never forgotten!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend,

  34. Dear Carolyn, I can imagine very well that you still miss sweet Heidi so much. Our pets become real family members who we love and miss when they are not there anymore.
    Sending you a big hug,

  35. OOOOOOhhhhh.... Che meraviglia questo super amico a quattro zampe!!!
    Stupendo... E ha l'aria molto buona...
    Cara Carolyn, il tempo per passare dal tuo blog è sempre limitato purtroppo... Ma quando ci riesco trovo sempre delle cose bellissime da vedere!
    Un abbraccio, Elena.

  36. What a beautiful name for a dear beloved Schnauzer! I love my dog to bits and pieces, I understand how you must feel... but I'm sure Heidi is still with you, every day. : )


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