Saturday, October 3, 2009

Farewell to a Friend

RIP Ogie
Ogie was a huge part of a family friend's life for 16 years! That's right, Ogie lived to see his
Sweet 16th Birthday!

Unfortunately with age, comes illness. Ogie fought to live as long as he could until he knew it was time for him to go. He managed to see his Mommy turn 40 this year, just last month! Him and his mommy Ciara, were best friends! They did everything together and went everywhere together. Sadly, on Wednesday night, Ogie took a turn for the worst. Ciara knew it was time. Ogie had lived a long and happy life. Ciara did what was best for Ogie on October 1st, and let Ogie go to sleep. RIP Ogie. You will be missed by many. You will remain forever in our hearts.

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.


Mr. Puggle® said...

oh my. no matter how old or what a good life they had they will be missed.

Bijou said...

We are sorry your furiend Ogie has passed away. He lived a good long life though.
RIP Ogie

Wags & wiggles,

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Bruschi.

Lancaster Puppy said...

Your poem for Ogie is so touching. I can't imagine having to put a dog to sleep, but that's pet-compassionate for that situation I guess. Farewell, Ogie.

Unknown said...

Thank you Kristen, Mike and Bruschi for your tribute to Ogie.
Your wonderful friends and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Love Ciara and all the O'Briens xo

Bruschi said...

Bruschi's Mom Christen here:
I just wanted to say that that poem I found on I found it to be quite appropriate for the current situation. There are so many encouraging words of wupport out there for those who lose pets. Wishing Ciara and the whole family well during this difficult time. xo

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and fitting tribute to Ogie. He had a wonderful life and coulnd't have asked for a better mom who loved him more. Ciara and Ogie are in everyone's prayers right now.
He will be missed forever by all the O'Briens...
xoxo shona

Ariel said...

Awe! RIP Ogie and have a great time at he Rainbow Bridge waiting. So sorry for you loss Bruschi....
Licks and Wags, Ariel <3