Thursday, September 15, 2011

My sweet Miss Darcy...

It has been a very sad day for me and for others in our family.
Miss Darcy died this morning and my heart is broken. I've cried all day and just when I think all my tears have been shed, more come.
Mike was away and I called our son who was at work. He came immediately! Bless his boss! His wife's sister who is a Vet assistant also came.
I was a mess and Billy sent me inside.
When it came time to prepare her, I brought out my favorite red, fuzzy blanket to wrap her in and left them to attend her.
I chose a spot in the garden area and Billy dug for hours. Billy's wife, Brittany, got off work early. She works for a Veterinary and they insisted she leave early to come to be with us. What a blessing!
We buried her with her bones that she would carry around and around the yard whenever she wanted extra attention. We prayed and I thanked God for her, that she had been in our lives and was such a wonderful pet.
Billy had given her to me over 8 years ago. She would have been 9 this January, having lived almost two years longer than a Great Dane's lifespan. She was never sick; never in pain and lived a full life knowing that she was greatly loved, by me, Mike, the kids and all the grands as well as some of my friends who knew her as a Gentle Giant.
I will miss her terribly and have felt so lost and empty today but God heals all my hurts.
Here are some pictures that I have of her. I called her "mama's big girl", "my prancing pony" and sometimes "Darcy Mae". She was the best!

Here's Brittany with Darcy and Kellan.

"Mama's big girl" sleeping on our bed. She could easily fill our king bed with her big size!


Rsymphony said...

Sweet Darcy Dog…Dan and I can never listen to the Star Wars theme without hearing…Da-dadadadadadada…Darcy Dog! The munchkins have been saying, “Poor Darcy” and “I’m so sad for Granggie” all day today…we love you :)

Auntie_Jen said...

Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss of Darcy. I know how you loved her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Auntie_Jen said...

Debbie I am so sorry for your loss of Darcy. I know she was a special part of your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

bonniebelle said...

Oh Granggie! I'm so sorry! My heart goes out to you!

Angela said...

Debbie~ I have thought about you and prayed for you all week. Reading this heartfelt post about your dear "little person with fur" made me think of the times I visited with you and Darcy and her total contentment, peaceful demeanor and knowing she was loved. That last pic says it all...I am safe, warm, loved and think I'll snooze about 15 more minutes!" Love YOU!!