Monday, July 6, 2015

MY SWEET SOUL SISTA, JESSIE!!!!


Today was one of those days
one of those unexpected days 
of mixed emotions
and
of a long awaited decision making
(12 years to be exact).
~
So we headed down to the river
at our very, favourite spot 
which uncannily was
JESSIE'S 
favourite spot to swim.


Jessie was my 
SWEET SOUL SISTER
who
 LOVED 
my guys like I do
and
LOVED 
to swim in this spot along the river.


 Stories have been bandied about
that she was so well-trained
so obedient
so lovable
so short-haired
so on the ball
lived to be 14
that it took quite a few years 
to get to this point
of closure.


The handmade
hand painted container
was pried open.
The bag inside was untied
and
the tipping began ~~


Jessie's ashes were being spread 
at the exact spot where she would enter the water and swim.
Sometimes she would stay in the river
and 
float down stream
arriving safely along the banks 
not far from this spot.


Jim and Jessie 
were an item
just like 
Jim and myself.


 Jessie will forever be a part of her river and rocks
as the tide flows out to sea ~


So to keep the tradition moving along
I swam out into the river
to save 
Mr. Orangie
and
feel Jessie's presence ~~


We finally did it Jessie!
You would be so proud of us!

11 comments:

  1. Awww - tears are flowing here. It took me years to put sweet Breezy's ashes in my garden. So glad that Sophie was on hand to bring smiles. Good memories!

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  2. What a lovely tribute to a great dog.

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  3. You have shared the most personal , and loving part of all your lives, and this makes words today so special. Jessie, you live on in hearts all round the world, and though we did not meet in person, I feel today there is a part of you in my heart now. Hugs, Ron and Sophie and Jim.

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  4. So beautifully written,, and so loving,,,
    We will remember this story forever
    love
    tweedles

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  5. I was a bit emotional just reading this so I can't imagine what you guys were like. But what a lovely way to remember Jessie and at her favourite place. Beautiful

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  6. Aww bless you, such a lovely tribute to Jessie.
    Thanks for sharing such a poignant event.
    She'll live on in your hearts forever.

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  7. What a lovely idea, now Jessie will always be in a place she loves and you can visit and remember the wonderful happy times, just pawfect.
    Hugs and luffs
    Princess Leah xxx

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  8. As Ron said, it was and is the right time. We have been waiting for this moment for a while. It felt good to do this and I know Jessie was behind us a 100%.
    Now she is free and we are happy she is.

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  9. Oh so sad but happy too that Jessie will be right there with you
    Lily & Edward

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  10. What a beautiful place for Jessie to be always. I love this tribute to a special dog, a special friend.

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  11. Such a beautiful girl your sweet Jessie was. That was a very touching tribute. (A few tissues were needed to dry my drippy eyes!) Big hugs to you, Ron and Jim!

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