Monday, March 11, 2013

I Have No Words

This will be my last post for a while as I need some time away. Last Monday we took our sweet Harry to the Veterinarian for a check-up because he had not been quite himself lately. He checked out well in the office but the Vet took blood to do some tests. On Wednesday we got "THE" phone call. Harry has Lymphoma. We do not know how long we have left with him, but we know it won't be very long or long enough. As most of you know, Harry is a big part of the process of taking my blog photos. It is just too hard right now to take photos. It is really hard just dealing with the knowledge that he will be gone too soon. We have never lost this many dogs in such a short time. Each one is like a child to us and ever so special in our hearts. Harry is such a clown and has brought so much happiness to us.

These outfit photos were taken before we knew the results of the test. As usual he was excited and racing about while we were taking pictures. It was hard to believe he is so ill. I am going to include more pictures today than I normally do. We did a couple of variations on the outfit. I actually wore it with the jacket, but wanted to show the blouse more so I put on the vest. The blouse is sheer with a print of tiny metallic gold squares.

Vest: HandMade by Carla's Creations
Blouse: JCPenney
Jeans: NYDJ




Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelet on Left: Leighelena
Bracelet on Right: Noosa Amsterdam with
Chunks made by me from vintage buttons
Harry had thrown his toy down by the tripod,
hoping that DH would throw it for him to fetch.
I hope you will continue to follow me even though I may not post for a while. I will be back and now that my DH has retired, hopefully we will have time for more and better pictures.  I will be watching your blogs even if I may not comment often. I feel that I am part of a wonderful community with so many friends even if we have never met in person. Please visit Visible Monday this Monday and the ones that follow.

53 comments:

  1. Oh Debbi, Wrapping you in a warm cyber hug. I am so saddened to hear that Harry will be leaving us. I know you will cherish what time you have remaining.

    Love and light, Sue xo

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  2. Debbi, I am so sorry to hear about Harry! I'm having a lot of trouble dealing with coming up on a year since we lost Inigo - he left such a void in our lives.

    Give your lovely furry boy as much love and time as you can, we'll still be here. *hugs*

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  3. Deb, so sorry to hear you are loosing a part of the family. Take your time, enjoy every day with him. We'll be here when you get back.

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  4. I am SO sad for you, my dear Debi. Know you've been going through it, and I'll just weep along with you. Worst news, and will be thinking of you. Please, please try to keep in touch with just a word or two or we will all be pestering you. Check your email from time to time, please.

    But you should know these are two of the most amazing outfits I've seen on you... you look beautiful.
    Love, love, love to you all.
    J

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  5. Oh Debi, I know this must be a very hard time for you. Harry is such a sweet looking guy.
    Of course I will continue to follow and when you are ready to return I will be happy to see your posts again.
    Sending you prayers for peace and understanding in this difficult time.

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  6. Oh Deb, my heart is so heavy. Harry is the *best* and such a blessing to even us who've never met him. I hope you have time for lots of love and joy with him. I will be thinking of you all and sending you thoughts of peace.

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  7. Oh Debbi, I'm so sorry. I hope he has a good quality of life for whatever time he has left. My heart goes out to you.

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  8. Oh I am sorry to hear about Harry.
    Do take care Debbie and I will be here when you return.

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  9. My thoughts are with you, and poor Harry. I know what you mean about your dogs being like children, mine are too. Sending hugs. Xx

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  10. I am so so sorry to hear of Harry's illness. Take care of him and yourself. Hugs coming your way.

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  11. This news is too sad. My heart goes out to you.
    Harry is such a delightful lovable character and I wish your family the most sweet time with him while you are together.
    Definitely lurk. You will be welcomed back joyfully when you post again.
    You look fabulous here, before the news. I'm glad you got these photos.

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  12. How sad. Sorry to hear. Cherish the time you have left with him.

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  13. I am so sorry, Debbie, to hear that you will loose your so best friend. Harry will stay in your heart and in ours too whenever we will see a picture of you again. Thank you for showing us the pictures. You look great and Harry looks so happy. So he will stay in my mind.

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  14. Debbie I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be missing Harry in your photos! It's so clear he is a big part of your life from your blog. Dogs often never let on how much they are suffering, they just seem to soldier on. Take care of Harry and yourself. Big hug from across the pond x

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  15. Sorry to hear about Harry, such a poser.
    Take your time and come back to us when you are well and ready.
    Sending a big hug.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  16. awww, I'm so sorry to hear about Harry's ill health, Debbi. Such sad news. He looks like such a happy guy. I'm glad you had taken the photos and shared them with us. We'll all be here whenever you want to be in touch. Take care of each other and enjoy the time you have together.

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  17. Awwww Debbi, lots and lots and lots of hugs. I'm so sorry. It has been a great time of loss for you, but I know how happy all of your dogs were with you. They are loved. That is the greatest thing we can give to our animals. A safe, happy, loving home. Harry will be greatly missed, his doggie smile always makes me smile back.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures, your style, your dogs, your joy and your sorrow. Of course we will be here when you are ready to comment or make new posts. And of course, my email box is always open, you know.

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  18. Un collar precioso!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  19. Dear Debbi, I am so sorry to hear of your Harry's illness. Thank you for including more pictures - you are looking lovely with your joyful fellow, and I will miss this particular brand of silliness which lights your blog up. Wishing you as much love and kindness as can possibly be packed into this remaining time, and I will be thinking of you and DH, looking forward to seeing you back. Big hugs.

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  20. I am so sorry Debbi...I know how much you love him!! I hope your time with him will be sweet...of course, I will be here when you are ready to return...until then, you will be on my prayer list.

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  21. I haven't any good words to say....I'm just so sorry.
    Will be thinking of you.

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  22. So sorry to hear about your sweet dog. It's bittersweet that pets are so much a part of life, but can't live as long as we do. Hopefully he'll still be happy through to the end.

    Your blouse is so pretty, and the necklace is a perfect complement for it!

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  23. Debbi, my heart is breaking for you and your husband right now. No words can ease the pain that you must be feeling. My prayer is that your remaining time with Harry will be filled with love and joy, for that is what he will carry home with him. I don't know what you believe, but I truly believe that our fur babies will be with us again one day.

    Your friends here will wait patiently for your return. Know that you will be in the hearts and prayers of many!

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  24. So so sorry to hear about your lovely doggie mate Harry. Cherish the time you have with him and of course I will be here reading your blog when you return. The blouse and vest are very attractive, and you look lovely wearing them. Good old Harry is quite a character, and you have lovely photos to remember him in the future.

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  25. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    Oh Debbi--I am so so sorry about Harry. Enjoy the time you have with sweet Harry. I pray when the time comes he passes to the Rainbow Bridge without suffering.

    I'll be thinking about you while you're gone!

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  26. I am so sorry to hear about Harry's illness. At least your husband is retired now and you both can give Harry the best time.
    I will miss how you find the wonderfult items to wear in the most diverse places, from Wal-Mart to Chicos, to JC Penney's. That blouse is great.

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  27. I'm sorry to hear about Harry. He looks perky in his photos, I hope he can spend his days without suffering.

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  28. So sorry to hear, Debbi! Take the time off, and enjoy your dog. Pets are a big part of our life too--I understand! hugs~

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  29. Oh, Debbi...I am so sorry to hear this news about sweet Harry. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers in your absence and we'll look forward to your posts again once you're feeling up to it.
    I am cutting back a little on blogging too as I minimize my wardrobe somewhat, but it does feel like a nice little community with familiar faces I enjoy seeing....and yours is definitely one of them.

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  30. Debbi, I am so sorry to hear about Harry. He is a part of the blogging community too. Take care of yourself and Harry, and I will b waiting for your return.

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  31. Oh, Debbi, you made me cry. I've never figured out why our best four-legged friends have such short life spans compared to ours. They make everything so much better. Harry and all of his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love, peace & grace,
    Lynne

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  32. Aww, Debbi, I'm so, so sorry for you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  33. Oh Debbi! I'm so sorry! I know this is a difficult time for you.....much love and good thoughts headed your way from me to you. Serene

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  34. Are you okay today?? Just worried about you. It's so hard to lose a dear and beloved pet and my heart hurts for you.

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  35. I am so sorry to hear about your dog! It do hurt a lot to lose an animal too!

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  36. Hey Debbi ... just thinking about you, and tried to drop a note via email to you. I've got your old one still, so of course it came back. So if you feel like it, drop me a line at kelts@centurytel.net . Would love to see how you're doing!
    Hugs to you,
    Jan

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  37. Missed you on visible monday so I decided to come and see what is going on. Well my heart goes out to you and your family. So sad to hear about Harry....

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  38. Sure do miss you. Hope you're feeling better.

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  39. Most of us out here who are dog owners..feel exactly like you do. I know I do. I dread what I know is eventually ahead of me with Mele. You said it all when you said they are like a child to us. They are a huge part of our lives. I have soaked Mele's beautiful fur in tears more times than I like to think of. I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Harry. I recently went through a frightening time and spoke of it on my blog. So many bloggers out there understood! Mele is alright but I hover over her, I know that! She is getting older now..like me. I know this is just the way life is..but it's hard.
    With love,
    Mona

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  40. I'm crying. Miss you! Praying for your strength and joy in spite of this tough time.

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  41. How heartbreaking. I am praying for you. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  42. Debbi,
    Sorry, I hadn't stopped by your blog soon. I had no idea. Please know I'm thinking of you and hope that everything will turn out for the best. Take care.

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  43. Debbi, I haven't been here in a while but you were on my mind earlier today so I decided to visit. I am so sorry about Harry. xo

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  44. Oh I almost cried reading this post. I have two wonderful babies that are like children to me. I would have a very difficult time dealing with this news. Just give Harry kisses, hugs, and love until he leaves this planet and goes to Rainbow Bridge.

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  45. I'm sorry I missed this at the time. I hope Harry is in remission. Even then, it's a day by day process. I found the ongoing tension difficult to bear but now I'll do something like pick strawberries and think, "Must get extras for Alanis." While Miro will eat strawberries if I offer them, Alanis really liked them.

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  46. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Harry. All of our pets are a huge part of our lives. They are truly part of the family.
    Laurie

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  47. I'm so terribly sorry to hear about Harry! My heart goes out to you. I lost my 14 year old Finn, the week before Christmas. It is devastating. Having more than one dog does not dilute your love for each of them. Hugs to you!! xoxo

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  48. I loved a dog named Harry. He was a grey poodle mix, such a sweet boy. I loved him so. He lived with our family for many years and died one night after I had gone to bed. Our family has lots of memories of our Harry O'Harrison as I called him. Tears now running down my face.

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  49. I hope you are all doing well, and to see you back on here. I'm just coming back, albeit sporadically, myself.

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