Thursday, November 1, 2012

Blogville Lost Another Friend


One of the most beautiful things about being a part of an online community which revolves around animals, is also the most heartbreaking. Death. If you're anything like me, and most pet-lovers are, we become attached to these beautiful creatures on a deeply sentimental level. Deeply sentimental. We love these animals as though they belong to us. Every canine "met" instantaneously becomes like ours. So when one passes on, we, too, have just lost a Friend. We, too, are heartbroken.

This is a bit late, but I learned just this morning that my dear, sweet Blogging Friend, Suka, from  http://sukajustsayin.blogspot.com/  died. On October 29th, 2012. He slipped quietly away--as naturally as possible--in the privacy of his own home, following a battle with heart disease.

I have not "known" Suka for very long. However. Within such a brief period, he and his owner, K, have written such sweet and encouraging comments on Beautifully Unique. Sweet and encouraging. Among their last was after I revealed my birth defect, craniosynostosis, plus an ongoing struggle with learning disabilities. They wrote: "I am sorry that you sometimes suffer emotionally due to your condition. I think we all have our cross to bear and you seem to be doing your best to live a happy, healthy life. You have a lot of love to share and Rose is very fortunate that you share it with her. :-> And we in Blogville are very fortunate that you share your wisdom and struggles and knowledge with us.".

Suka will be dearly missed.   
 

20 comments:

finnhoward said...

We are going to miss sweet Suka. His momma is a special lady.

scotsmad said...

It's so sad when one of our pets goes over the bridge. We didn't know Suka...but it still makes us sad.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

Raelyn said...

Finn....
Thanks for the comment!!
You know, I am not sure whether or not I knew if Suka's owner was a lady!! "K" can be for either sex!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Daisy, Bella & Roxy....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"It's so sad when one of our pets goes over the Bridge.". Agreed. :-(

Molly The Wally said...

We were very sad to read the news too. Kind words from you and lovely sentiment.
Best wishes Molly

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Yes, we were just reading about Suka on Chico's blog.
So sad, our thoughts are with his family.
Lynne x

3 doxies said...

Beautifully said, what I has always tried to say but always seems to be at a loss fur words. It be amazin' how we get so attatched to furiends dat we has nevers met. Our eyes flow with tears when one goes to da bridge.
I not knows Suka but my heart goes out to his family.

Puddles

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment!!
People say that I have a way with words.... But this was hard. :-(

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Our thoughts are with his family, indeed. ;op

Raelyn said...

Puddles....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Beautifully said, what I has always tried to say but always seems to be at a loss fur words. It be amazin' how we get so attatched to furiends dat we has nevers met. Our eyes flow with tears when one goes to da Bridge.".
Yeah. People say that I have a way with words.... But this was hard. :-(

Suka said...

Dear Raelyn and Rose,

Thank you so much for this beautiful tribute to my Suka. I am deeply touched by your lovely words and your gesture to honor my boy. I miss him terribly, but reading your words is a gift, as it reminds me of how Suka touched so many lives and made such a positive impact on others. This is a keepsake I will always treasure and will re-read every time I miss Suka. So thank you for this wonderful gift. Suka, I know, would be humbled - and pleased - by your tribute to him.

Both you and Rose were such dear friends to Suka and we also felt a close bond to you both. Suka especially loved how Rose had such a unique personality full of life and adventure. She is such a sweetie, so please give her an extra hug for me, and in memory of Suka.

Thank you again. I truly appreciate this.

Peace,

KrisAnne (Suka's human)

P.S. I will update Suka's blog later to mention your blog and this post and include a link. Thanks. <3

Raelyn said...

KrisAnne....
What a lovely name!! I never knew it before!! ;)
Thank-you for the comment!! I truly appreciated it!!
Your welcome for the tribute to Suka. I am glad that you liked it!! ;op
Take care, my Friend.

margeaux said...

my heart to your friend, remind me oneday to tell you about a recent dream i had. thank you , another beautiful post from. you say you are disabled- not! raelyn, you write wondefully, wish i could be so adapt in my prose.

Raelyn said...

Margeaux....
Thank-you for the comment!!
You're so sweet, Friend!! I am learning disabled. Writing happens to be my only--if not my best--talent. It is a gift!! ;op
PS. About that dream. I would love to "hear" it!! ;-D

Stacey said...

This is such a sweet tribute. I'm so shocked and saddened about Suka, I'm just catching up on blog posts and can't believe it!

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah. One of the scariest parts about falling behind with people's Websites in Blogville, I have observed, is that, chances are, there will have been a death!! :-(
Welcome back, Friend!! ;op

Remington said...

I really miss Suka....so sad....

Raelyn said...

Remington....
Thank-you for the comment!!
So sad, indeed. :-(

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I felt Suka was my soul mate... and my heart is sad. But I know Suka is free now--- and can feel the love swirl...... from all of us,.
love
tweedles

Raelyn said...

Tweedles....
Thanks for the comment!!
How are you, my Friend? I have missed your beautiful Blog posts. I hope everything is well over at your place!! ;)
I believe that, although one can fall in love again, you only get one soul mate. So, that being said, he will always be your True Love....
--Hugs!!--