Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Thursday Art Date: Fine Arts - Sculpture... ♥ Goodnight Sweet Marlene ♥


Hello Friends,

Another rough week for us here. We had to say farewell to our sweet Marlene. I took our last selfie together and I will cherish her in my heart forever. I'm an emotional gal, and this is so overwhelming. Please leave me a comment!  And to those participating in the art date, please don't forget to add your link this week, it will really cheer me up to see what you've created. 

Thanks Friends! ♥ 

Love, 
Rain ♥ 

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41 comments:

Sandi said...

Oh, Rain. My deepest condolences. Marlene was greatly loved. Who could ask for a better life?

DVArtist said...

My dear friend I know words cannot diminish the pain of heart you are feeling right now. So I send my love, my hugs, and my healing energy to you. Marlene is romping in the fields over the rainbow bridge with my Mya girl.

CynthiaInOlympia said...

My Dear, it is so soul scraping to loose one of the beloved pack. Marlene is loved where ever she is by you! BEAUTIFUL GIRL!
I have been enjoying your art journey thru the years and you have given me hope I can get better in my art before I get too old to do it!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So sorry to read that Marlene has crossed the Rainbow Bridge -- very sad news indeed. What a special dog she was. My condolences to you both -- wishing you heart's ease in time.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I am sorry that your sweet Marlene has passed away. She had such a loving expression on her face in the pictures you have shown of her. She was a very good dog.

Take care.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I am so sorry Rain. She was a beautiful puppy. My condolences.

Christine said...

So very sorry Rain.

Elephant's Child said...

Oh Rain. I am so very, very sorry. My heart goes out to everyone who is missing her.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am saddened by the news of Marlene's passing. I can understand how much pain you must be in right now. I have no words of real comfort, but I know the loss of a family member is devastating. Please take care of yourself and know how much Marlene loved you and all you were able to give her in her final years with you. Bless you, dear.

Becki said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to read that you've had to say goodbye to Marlene, Rain. You've loved her well. What a sweet picture of the two of you. I know the loss of your sweet dog has left a hole in your hearts. {{Hugs}}

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry to hear that you have lost your Marlene, I know how much you loved her. Take care of yourself, hugs, Valerie

Betty said...

I know how sad you are feeling and feel for you; Marlene would have known without doubt how much she was loved and cherished and you did everything possible to keep her well and give her more time; I don't think the sadness ever goes away, so we have to focus on gratitude for the time we had with our precious pets and try to move away from the negative thoughts of loss. I expect your other pets are missing her too and will need your comfort. Thinking of you. I was for many years a member of an evangelical church who didnt have funerals as such, but celebrations of life when someone passed over, it is very healing to say goodbye in this way as it enables us to let go and to send out positive energy.

Gillena Cox said...

Condolences Dear Rain.
Thanks for today's prompt

much❤love

Leigh said...

Rain! This is heartbreaking news, I am so, so sorry. She was such a wonderful part of your blog, we'll all miss her. :(

NatureFootstep said...

Don´t be so sad, Marlene is now at peace. And..............if I am not totally wrong about things.....you can feel her presence around you. I am aware animals are mourning to so you might have to take care of the others too.


Big hug to all of you!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

My condolences, Rain.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Oh Rain, my heart breaks for you! I'm sooooo sorry for your loss, dear friend. I know how attached you are to each of your beloved furbabies but sometimes the most loving, selfless act is to know when it's time to say goodbye. I'm glad you thought to get one last selfie of you two. That will definitely help. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big ole hugs your way!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rain,
I am so sorry, I know from experience how hard it is to let go of our furbabies. They are part of the family. I hope your memories of Marlene bring you peace and comfort.

wyomingheart said...

Oh dear Rain! I am sending much love energy from the ridge. We are facing some heartache ahead as well. Our sweet little Milo is failing, and I anguish over the impending loss. They come into our lives and give us such joy, then depart leaving us a cherished warm spot in our hearts! Love, Light, and blessing for healing, dear friend.

Belinda said...

(((Rain))) I am so sorry about Marlene. They are just like family and take a piece of our heart with them when they go.

Jeanie said...

Oh Rain, that's such a hard loss. You did so much to make her last days good days and I know she knew how deeply you loved her. I send you all wishes for peace and healing as you and your family adjust to this loss.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Let yourself cry, it is a healing relief and it says I love you in more ways than anyone can know. Those of us who are fellow pet owners and lovers know what you are feeling and feel it along with you as your loss is our loss as well. Marlene was blessed to be your loving pet and to know your kindness and care ... she will take those good feelings with her to her place of rest and your hearts are forever bonded. The pain and memories will never leave you, but they will lesson over time ... So Sorry, Rain.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Jenn Jilks said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Rain. It is tough when we lose our buddies.
They live on.
JB still mourns his cat we had to rehome. I had to rehome one, as well. It is heartbreaking to lose them either way. Big hugs.

sandy said...

so so sorry about this ...what a beautiful photo you have for remembering.

Lowcarb team member said...

So sorry to read this, my sincere condolences.
That is a beautiful photograph.

All the best Jan

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Dear Rain i'm so sorry to read the news about Marlene, she'll always be within your heart, you will carry her everywhere you go. Take care of each other.
Thinking of you all xx

Unknown said...

Oh Rain, I am so sorry for your loss of Marlene. She had a wonderful life with you, and was a wonderful dog. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. You are in my thoughts, Celie

Cloudia said...

This is the toughest thing in life! Our 💜 is with you

baili said...

precious friend Rain how can i imagine the depth of your pain , i saw the selfie and my throat got burdened with tears !

this was longtime relationship and bearing such pain is hard , but death is something we can't escape ,once the time is here all is needed an excuse to leave world !

i know how strong you are and i am sure you will get out of it my dear friend!
sending lots and lots of healing energy and hugs to you!
please saty positive and strong as you are since always!

Tom said...

...I'm sorry to hear of your lost.

gigi-hawaii said...

Oh, my condolences, Rain. What a sweet picture of the two of you.

Rosalea said...

Rain. My heart is hurting for you. I've been there to. It takes time, a long time..but it does get better.

Angie said...

Oh no! I am so so sorry---it is just so hard saying goodbye to our little heartbeats at our feet. Sending quilted hugs to wrap you in.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Dear Rain, I am late in reading this post but saddened to learn of Marlene’s passing. You posted such a sweet photo tribute of the two of you together. She will live on in our heart and memories.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Oh I am so sorry for the loss! Companion animals really are like our family and so devoted. I still have wonderful memories I've all my companion animals over my lifetime. I'm sure she was adored and so loved

Tewshooz said...

I see the pain in your eyes, Rain, and cry with you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

I'm so sorry for Marlene, I wish her a wonderful life in dog heaven. A few comforting hugs for you, your heart mourns for such a lovely dog as she was, hugs Elke

Susan said...

I can finally access your blog! But, such a sad occasion. I am so sorry, Rain, for your loss. She was such a sweet, lovely girl. Sending you hugs and love.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Aww, Rain, I'm so sad to hear this as I know your love for your animals is as important to you as the breath you take. The cycle of Life, girlfriend. And dogs got the short straw for sure, which is why they re always so unforgettable in our memories. I know our two doxies are still thought of daily. Saying a prayer for Marlene and for you. XOXO

EricaSta said...

Oh, dear Rain ... I'm so sorry to read about your lost of this sweet dog. I know well this sad feeling, never forget the time we had together with our friends. Our animals are always part of the Family.

Hugs, Heidrun

Rostrose said...

Big hugs from here, I know how hard it is...
<3
Traude