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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Our Connie Was Never One To Make A Fuss. . .

Sweet dreams, sweet Connie. . . .

In September 2007, we adopted an older Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Connie through Cavalier Rescue. She moved right into our home and our hearts, and became best buddies with our other Cavalier, Dion.

Wednesday night she did her usual "Princess and the Pea" routine on our study sofa -- her habit of tipping over sofa pillows and climbing up to lie on top of them. I took pictures.

I don't know why I took pictures then, maybe it's the habit I've gotten from blogging, but I'm glad I have them.

Less than 12 hours later, Connie left us. Unexpectedly and quickly. In the same simple, no-fuss way in which she lived, our Connie died.

I'm glad we had this sweet lady for a year and a half; it was not long enough, but then it never is long enough, is it?

-- Cass
Allow a wonderful companion to find you, through breed rescue programs or local shelters.
Click here to visit Cavalier Rescue, our special interest, and the reason we had Connie in our lives.


  1. Hi Cass,
    So sorry, she was a beautiful little dog. Losing a pet, can be so hard. I'm thinking of ya, and a Happy Mother's Day! Cindy

  2. Oh Cass, I am so sorry, sweetie. I know this just makes your heart heavy.

    I am glad that she found such a good home to live out the rest of her days in, but I,too, am sad that they were so limited.

    I will pray for your and your family,
    Blessings to you this Mother's Day,

  3. She was a princess - - - the pillow thing proves it.

    Sorry she is gone, but so glad you enjoyed her while you could.

  4. Sorry about your loss -- she was a bright spot in your life even for such a short time.

  5. Wow, I wasn't expecting that!

    I am so sorry!
    She was simply precious.

    Becky K.

  6. I'm so sorry Cass. I love my dogs like children, so I know how hard it is. I'm glad that you were able to give Connie two wonderful years with a loving family.


  7. Cass - I'm so very sorry.

    Hugs to both you and Howard.


  8. Cass I am so sorry to hear this sad news. She was a beautiful lil' girl.

    I'll be thinking of you and praying.

  9. She was a sweetie, indeed, from the look on her face. I'm so sorry you've lost her.
    Both our Cairns were rescues - although they have given more back in 'cuddle therapy' than we could ever have imagined.

  10. I am so sorry! :( Look at those precious faces.

  11. Sweet Dreams sweet Connie.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our pets have a way of making their way into our hearts. I know your heart must ache this day but what a true gift she had in you and your family as she lived out the remainder of her days knowing happiness, love, and security. I know she is now romping freely and happily at Rainbow Bridge (perhaps with my sweet Bailey) waiting for the day you'll meet again.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  12. Cass, I now have the biggest lump in my throad reading this post. While my sweet cat is sleeping just inches away from me, you are mourning the loss of your beloved Connie.

    Pets are such a deep, wonderful blessing, aren't they? Take time to mourn and enjoy your memories of her as well.

    I'm so sorry.

  13. Cass, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom, sweetie. My Mom's journey was way shorter than your Mom's is, and I'm sure that made it a bit easier for me and my family.
    You can email me anytime if you want to talk. Those of us who have dealt with this have an unspoken bond, and it would be my privilege to help in some small way if I can.

    My email is

    Blessings to you, friend,

    p.s. That's great that you still call your brothers "the boys" too!!
    Really made me smile!!

  14. Oh, Cass! I'm so sorry about your precious dog! She was so beautiful! I saw that photo you had posted of her on the pillows and then thought what a beautiful little dog! My heart goes out to you! I'm so sorry!
    Shelia ;)

  15. Hi Cass, feeling very sad for you about Connie.

    I'm also sending you a great big wow - you gave her such a loved and happy time with you, a place to feel safe as well as loved and cared for. A doggy friend and much comfort.

    If I've not commented before ( or have forgotten that I did), I have been following your blog for a several weeks. That you gave Connie such a caring, loving home is no suprise after reading your posts.

    Sending sincere care and huggles to you, from Michelle in Wellington, NZ ...and my rescue cat Zebby (sound asleep, nose down in a fluffy scarf)

  16. Cass, I am so very sorry. What a darling she was, I know you will all miss her so much.

    She had such a sweet life with you, a little princess. It's hard to loose one of our little darlings. Thinking of you.
    xo Lidy
    {and Beau, who at almost 15 is an old, old Lab}

  17. Oh, Cass...I'm still on bloggy-break, but I'm so glad I dropped in to visit your blog...when I saw little Connie's sweet photo, I just wanted to grab her up & give her a hug! And then, when I read she left this world, I wanted to grab you & give you a hug!!! My fur babies are so loved, so I know how much your darlings mean to you.
    My heart aches for your loss, Bo

  18. I'm so sorry Cass, losing a pet is hard.
    She was a beautiful little dog.

  19. Oh cass I am so sorry my friend...May you have a wonderful Mother's day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  20. Oh, Cass...I've squalled all day long...all the Mother's Day things..and I am missing mine...then this is about the 3rd little pet that died...Oh, my...
    I'll be glad to get with all my kids and grandkids tomorrow...maybe that is just what I need.
    xo bj

  21. Hi so sorry to hear about losing Connie...there is nothing worse the the sudden death of a pet...atleast you stepped in and saved her and I'm sure the last year and a half of her life was the best.....


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