Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sad.

Normally I keep my blog light and fun but today I'm just sad.
Yesterday Ellie disappeared.
Gone.
No sign of her anywhere.

She's been so good about staying right in our yard that we didn't think she'd run off.
But she's gone. We checked with all the neighbors, rode around in the woods on the 4-wheeler and can't find her anywhere. Gone.

And my heart hurts. I can't stop crying.
I know she's just a dog, but I love her.
I'm a blubbering sobbing mess.
When The Baby woke up this morning he asked, "Where's Ehhwie?" And I had to tell him she's gone.

I'm just so sad today.

62 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh honey, my heart hurts for you. We are just going to pray that she turns up.

And what do you mean *she's just a dog*? Love is love. And we totally understand your being sad.

We are all going to call her in our heads and tell her to go home NOW!

(((hugs)))

Bethe77 said...

Lord bring Ellie home to this family please. Thank you Lord that you would keeep her safe. My heart aches for you. Will be praying for her safe return to you all.
Blessings HUGS

Molly said...

Oh no Beki! I will pray that Ellie comes back home! I wish we lived closer, I would give you guys a big hug and try to help you find Ellie. My heart aches, my dog Lottie got loose once and ran up the path to her mama and I freaked out because I didn't know where she was until I heard her bark. I will pray for you guys :)
~Molly P

kendal said...

oh. so sorry. i hope we get to see a happy post about her return soon....

Courtney B said...

Oh my.. SO heartbraking! I am so so sorry! I hope she makes it back home asap!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

God knows where she is..I'm going to pray she finds her way home soon! I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a beloved pet....I totally understand your tears. {hugs}

~Tanya~ said...

Hoping someone picked her up & is looking for you to bring her to. Hope she comes home soon. (((HUGS)))

Sarah said...

Oh I feel so sorry for you. Praying that Ellie returns soon.

Beth said...

I'm so so sorry! I want to cry for you. We have three puppies, and they're a much a part of the family as my husband or I. :: hugs ::

Lisa said...

I am so sorry! My first dog ran off as a puppy and showed up 8 hours later. I told her she had a 10 pm curfew and we did very well from then on. I really feel someone took her in for the night and you will find her today. I also know how helpless you feel. Please know I am praying for you and your family.
Hugs, Lisa

Toni :O) said...

I'm sooo sorry to read this, you poor, sweet family! I'm hoping and praying darling Ellie finds her way home to your loving arms. My doggie ran out of my yard once on New Year's Day at another dog in the street (with an owner) and wouldn't listen and I screamed like bloody murder for her. Fortunately she let me finally catch her but that was a hard and scary lesson, I scolded her so badly and then she was placed in her cage for three hours. She KNEW she was a bad doggie...from then on, we close our gate all the time she's in our yard since I can't trust her. Hang in there and I really hope and pray she's returned to you, my heart just breaks for you. Love and virtual hugs (( )) (( )) (( )) being sent your way for support.

Sarah-Anne said...

aw, i'm so sorry! i know it might not mean every much for me to say that, but i hope she turns up soon, safe and sound!
Sarah-Anne

Jen R. said...

Oh no!! :( That makes me sad!! I hope maybe someone took her in while they are trying to find her home!!!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I soooo want that sweet little dog to find her way back to you.

Sure wish I could give you a big giant hug.

XOXO
Ruth

Casey said...

:( Bless your heart. Hopefully she will find her way home soon.

Alexis said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. And she's not just a dog. She's a member of your family and a piece of your heart. Hoping she'll be safely home soon!!

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

I am so sorry Beki!
Praying that finds her way back home to you and your family.

Dawn said...

I'm sorry-I know how you feel-my cat got out years ago and we're still sad when we think about her. I hope you find her!

Just B @ Love Where You Live said...

For anyone with pets, your post today will surely pull at the heartstrings. I do so hope you find Ellie. It doesn't take long for pets to become beloved members of our families. In fact, there are pets we've had over the years that I like better than a lot of people I've met. Crossing my fingers for you.

kraftykash said...

And here I am complaining about our dog every day. Puts things in perspective. Hang in there Mama. :)

Jessica said...

I am very sorry, we are praying for your family today. Loosing pets is so hard.

Susan S. said...

My heart is hurting for you.....they are never Just Dogs...they are special members of the family. I'm praying that she will turn up soon.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry. :( My dog is my baby, so I can understand how you feel. I hope Ellie comes home!

Christi said...

I am so very sorry. Hopefully, your neighbors will keep there eyes peeled and she will turn up soon. Will keep your family in my prayers. :(

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

I'm so sorry. Just keep thinking about those dogs who find their families even after they move. She's looking for you, too.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

I'm so sorry. So sad.

LuLu said...

oh i'm so terribly sorry, i have no words to express.
LuLu

Erica said...

awwwwww ellie! come home :(

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh Beki, Beki, Beki,

My heart is absolutely broken for you. I hoped and prayed last night that she would be found!
I am so truly sorry! :o(

♥Lori

Polka Dot Moon said...

Praying Ellie finds her way back home.

merlin said...

Our youngest asked if our dog loved us, I said I didn't know if an animal was capable of deciding that, but I do know that our dog IS LOVE, pure love as defined in the holy book. I am sorry that your love is missing.

Suzanne said...

Oh I am so sorry for you guys! I am saying prayers that she will show up soon. I would be a crying mess. I get so attached to my dogs it is ridiculous. Stay positive and hopefully she will find her way home!!

Chad and Jody said...

Oh Beki,
Losing a pet is so stressful! Thinking of you today.
love, me

Peggy said...

I'm so sorry, I have a dog and they are truly members of the family. I hope and pray she comes back.

Tina aka forrestina vintage said...

We will pray, too, Beki. If our cats got outside and were lost I know I'd be a wreck. :(

Julie said...

Praying for Ellie's safe return! Our dog ran off one day and we found her the next morning at a bus stop about a half a mile away. Going to bed that night was so hard to do! Maybe you could make some posters???

Kelli said...

Praying for you Beki! I completely understand. We live out in the woods and my cat got out once. He was gone for like 2 weeks and I cried feeling like I'd let him down somehow. Magically one day he just showed back up at the back door wanting to come in. Maybe Ellie will do the same (but a lot sooner!!!)

amy d said...

i prayed all night for God to bring ellie home...and i will continue until she comes home. hang in there!

Leslii@Studio 23 said...

My heart hurts for you. As I wipe the tears away from eyes yet they just keep flowing as I try and type this to you. Losing a pet and I mean losing one where it has just disappears is just about the most painful feeling anyone could go though. The wondering is just about so heart breaking it can feel like it's really breaking into a million little pieces. I hope and pray that you will be rejoined with your beloved dog.

I rescue and foster hundreds of dogs that come from high kill shelters down south. My love for dogs is so very deep. I believe I love them more then I do humans. They really are the kindest, gentlest and can become a best friend. Their love for you is so much deeper then one could ever believe. A dog is a great loyal friend to have in life.

I am so very sorry that you and your family are going though this pain right now. I have been right where you are right now and it really does sucks the life out of you.

Truly so sad for you :(
Leslii
http://studio23hudson.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I'm so sorry Beki. Years ago one of our cats disappeared for 14 days. Then one day she just showed up again. To this day we have no idea where she was all that time. Praying you will have a happy ending with Ellie. Hugs to you, sweet friend!

KayzKreationz said...

I'm so sorry for you. They become part of the family so I know how much you'll miss her. We'll hope she'll find her way back home or show up again soon. Thinkin of you, your family and Ellie.

Meg B. said...

Hang in there, make sure you tell your mail carrier and call the rural utility companies that may be out and about in the area. A dog was located in town not long ago by a mail carrier that "heard about her through the grapevine." Will pray she returns home safe and sound.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh no... you're on my prayer list! May she come home soon. :(

Donna

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I am so sorry to hear this. She's not just a dog. I will say many prayers that she will come home.
Shannon

Katarina Esperante said...

i hope that you find ellie soon <3
(the photo is adorable)

Amy said...

I am so so sorry, I hope you find Ellie.

Courtney @ Scraps and Scribbles said...

So sorry to hear that she's gone! I hope and pray that she is found safe soon and that your family is whole again!

Country Dreaming said...

So sorry to hear of this-I hope she makes her way back soon!!!!

Melinda

rentz said...

I'm sad for you. :(

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry guys! :0(

Love you all,
Holli

BARBIE said...

Oh I am so sad to hear about this. Praying Ellie will find our way home soon.

Zazu Ta said...

Oh Beki!
That is heart wrenching. I have 3 fur babies and don't know what I would do if something like that happened. All my prayers that she turns up.
God bless.Some dogs have amazing 'homing pigeon' radars. Maybe she will turn up.

HeatherScent said...

I'm so sorry! I pray that she's safe & sound.

Sunny Sue said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ellie. We just lost (had to put down) our almost 10 yr. old schnauzer, Abby.
She was definitely a part of the family and although it gets a tiny bit easier each day, we are still not over losing her on Valentine's Day. As pityful as it seems, we still keep the blanket at the foot of our bed that we carried her around on for the last few days. Somehow it gives us comfort.
I know how you must be hurting and I hope that she finds her way back to you soon!

Kathleen said...

So sorry she is missing! Praying she will come back home! (((hugs)))

Enjoying this beautiful life we've created said...

Aww my heart is aching for you. My hopes are that your sweet doggy shows back up and SOON! Dogs are way more than dogs..they're family. My sweet doggy of 9 years just passed away exactly two weeks ago. I've been so depressed and sad without him. I've cried everyday since the day he passed. My 2 1/2 year old son keeps asking for him too =( Saying a prayer that you are reunited with him soon.

Kara said...

So so sorry Beki. Hoping and praying that your cute little Ellie will come home, and that you and your family will have peace.

Paula said...

I'm just reading this: I'm so sorry! Praying Ellie will come home.

Marlene said...

I just came over here this morning and saw this. Don't be sorry to be so sad, I would feel the exact same way. :( Feeling sad right along with you.

Diana said...

I empathize with you, hon. And I have never believed for one moment that they are "just dogs"... they climb into your heart and squeeze the livin' love outta you and never let go. It's been over a year since we had to put our second doggie down due to old age and I continue blubber and grieve... they were a part of our family and we still miss them terribly. Hugs and prayers to you for comfort, Beki. ♥

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its so scary when a pup is lost, they are so helpless and I always feel guilty about turning my back or not watching them and then they are gone in the blink of an eye. I've been very lucky that my dog returns or has been found when this happens. I'm wishing you the best of luck that your dog will come back too.

Love the Decor! said...

So so sorry
I know how it feels to loose a pet (i think only pet lovers get this)
Not to make light of human loss but it does feel like the death of a person and I believe the grief is much the same. Praying for you