Saturday, July 30, 2011

Who knows how long I've loved you ~ Farewell Sweet Topaz

Beautiful Goodbye

Her Devotion wasn’t something I earned.
 It's not because I'm good...It's because she was good.
I would always say that,
Topaz will never break my heart, unless she leaves me. 
Yesterday she had to leave me and so my heart is broken. 

Her love and devotion was ever present. 
She filled me with endless Love and Joy. 

Why even her eyes smiled whenever I returned home. 
Dogs are a treasured gift to us.

They offer us so much without asking for anything in return. 

I am so very grateful for Topaz coming into my life...

My Little Fur Child...xo


Lady Topaz

July 31, 1997 – July 29, 2011


The house lies silent

I grieve your sweet, gentle nature

Shed pure soft-hearted tears

Your loving temperate soul

resides amid the heavens

For you were a life giving Angel

Who nurtured and loved

Those hearts that loved and knew you best

This tender tribute stands

The seeds of Love you shared while here

 Will harvest new in Heaven


She would always sing with me, but not this day :)

"Live each moment to the Fullest,
for every moment becomes a Memory too soon" ~ ♥ ஆ

♥♥♥♥ ིྀ ♥♥♥♥ Lღ√Ƹ ♥♥♥♥ ིྀ♥♥
Just this side of Heaven is a place called
 Rainbow bridge

“Farewell Little One”


  1. I am sorry for your loss. It's devastating and my prayers go out to you.

  2. Mary Porch DuncanJuly 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    {{{{Helena}}}} Big Hugs...I'm so sorry for your loss of are right, dogs are such angels..more than friends and more than kids. Just take comfort in the fact that you will see her again one day...the rainbow bridge is real and the separation is only temporary.

  3. Deeply loved and forever missed, Topaz will always remain in our hearts.

  4. Ah
    I am really sorry for this loss, Helena. This is a beautiful dog indeed and from heaven Lady Topaz is looking at you while she rests.

  5. ((helena)) i am so sorry...pups are family members and so loving...know this is hard...sorry

  6. Awww, I'm so sorry for your loss Helena. I'm sure she's in a better place and looking down at you. I pray your aching heart heals..Susie

  7. Dear Helena and Bob, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes, I know you are both devastated at the passing of Topaz.. But what beautiful memories and love she has left behind..There comes along some very special animals in our lives, that are almost human and she was one of them... R.I.P.TOPAZ.. Hugs and Love for you and Bob.xxxxxxx

  8. i heard about topaz :'( i miss her so much and
    i know you do to.... im sorry to hear about her
    i know im gonna miss her but thats what happy memories are for:'(
    Iknow that you are in a better place and hope that you are no longer suffering

    LOTS OF LOVE EMILIE<3 xoooxoooxooo

  9. Helena, I'm so very sorry!
    I know how you are missing Topaz.
    It's so hard to say good-bye to our sweet furry loved ones!
    Cherish the beautiful memories!


  10. My heart is breaking for you as I read this post, Helena! *Hugs* I'm so very sorry for your loss of Topaz ~ what a beautiful dog she is! You have given her such a lovely tribute here & I really enjoyed the video of you singing! Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers as you heal from the absence of her presence ~ you'll always hold her in your cherished memories :)

  11. I just want to thank everyone who took the time to write words of comfort...It means a lot to me...This is a tough weekend for me. How can such a sweet little Sheltie steal such a big piece of my my heart?...because she gave unconditional love I think, something we should all learn to do...She would of turned fourteen today...
    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  12. Such a sweet tribute to Topaz...
    always in your heart and soul...
    may memories of her comfort you,
    her spirit never leave you...
    I send my deepest sympathies ...
    will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
    as the days go on..
    the video was a tender and bittersweet moment...
    thank you for sharing,
    and remembering in words and song,

    ☮ ♥. Siggi in Downeast Maine

  13. OOO no Helena !!
    I am in tears right now... I LOVE hearing you sing, even if Topaz didnt sing with you, just beautiful!
    This tribute to Topaz is so filled with love its bursting ! I'm so so sorry Helena, know your heart is broken !
    Prayer and love to you !

  14. Tears are falling down my cheek, although I remember when myGermanSheppard Benny died,it took a few years before he came to me in a dream, it was in the apt building where my dad had died and as i saw the no 6 light up...and suddenly rememberer that i lost my dog and why Hadn't i been looking forhim and the door opened and Benny came out tail wagging like crazy and licking me and I felt how happy he was, he was as young as a puppy in love with everything and I understand and I gave him a last hug and he went back in those elevators and door closed and he was gone...the dream only came to me 2 years later as I could not think of the loss..Topaz is as happy as a puppy and he will tell you...when he can, hugs kisses and prayers that he come soon

  15. This is so moving and I am sorry for your loss.

    It is a very beautiful tribute to your dog; sadly they die too early and too soon.

    Hugs and kisses ~

  16. Oh Helena I am so so very sorry your dear little pal ~ she looks beautiful ~ I want to wrap my arms around you ~ I had a lump in my throat reading this ~ I have three dogs (Yorkies) (and have always been a dog owner) so I know what a terrible wrench this is ~ so painful ~ *tears* watching the vid clip ~ an absolute treasure ~ Hgs you and more Lib xx

  17. Helena, such a lovely farewell to your friend, Topaz. She had a very lovely and expressive face. She was so attentively watching and listening as you sang--so, so sweet. I'm very sorry for the loss of your close companion.

    My two daughters grew up with a feisty Sheltie as their younger "brother" for 13 years. He was the perfect family dog.

  18. I've been thinking about you alot lately. Hope you are feeling better. You're in my heart, I'm sending prayers..Susie

  19. I am seriously crying and as I read this, before I got to the end, I thought about the Rainbow Bridge and was going to find it and send it to you, but i see you already have it. Now, I feel like I have nothing to offer but my condolences and prayers. It is so very sad, I am sorry for your loss.

  20. I came over from Noelle's blog. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lift you up in prayer. Your beautiful Topaz will live on in your heart forever.

    I'm still grieving the loss of our Dobbie, Carmen. She went to heaven in Jan. of this year.
    I hope your sweet memories will in time make you smile and sustain you.

    Nothing better than doggie love.

  21. Beatiful ode to Topaz, dogs are a gift to us and are such a great example of selfless love. we can learn much from our four legged friends.

  22. oh so sorry for your loss helena..i used to have a dog and cried badly when he died...lotsaluv your way...

  23. I am so utterly sorry for your loss I have a Sheltie at home as well and she is my very best friend I would be lost without her. I hope a new friend comes your way with the spirit of Topaz within her!

  24. I just lost my Aussie in May, yesterday I cried like he'd died the day before. Now I am weeping again. I'm truly sorry for your loss.

  25. Such a beautiful, heartfelt tribute.There has to be a place beside us in eternity for all the animals and pets we've loved. How can an animal give us so much, and not have a soul? So sorry for your loss.

  26. This brought tears to my eyes, Helena. I've dealt with death and dying my whole life but when I lose my dogs (3 so far) I feel it like the accumulation of all the losses I've been a part of. I wish I could say something that would comfort you but nothing really fills in that hole in your heart. This is a touching tribute to dear Topaz. Hugs, my friend.

  27. Lovely tribute, a very touching write ~ Rose

  28. What a beautiful tribute to a dear and greatly family member,both hers and your lifes were enriched because of the love that was shown by both of you. She will always remain alive in your memories.

  29. Good luck :( and I am very sorry :(

  30. Hi Helena,
    I thought I would pay a visit to your blog since you were so kind as to follow mine. I wanted to tell you this tribute is truly beautiful and I know your doggy would love this remembrance. Animals are so special and I know that terrible pain of losing a fur baby all too well. My kitty means the world to me and I am so scared of the day I have to say goodbye but I find peace in knowing that it isn't truly goodbye. Our little fur babies just wait for us in heaven. Topaz was lucky to have a mommy that loved her so much in this world. As a fellow animal lover, thank you for your care and compassion towards your animals. Bless you and bless sweet Topaz.

  31. I am sorry for your loss. Touching poem.

  32. I had to come back to see Topaz again and listen to your beautiful song. I miss your little fur child, too, and am only comforted by the thought of her playing with Lacy in the heavens. You have two loving, joyful spiritual guardians that will forever live through your melodic voice and eloquent prose. Much love...Allenda


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