Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eighteen Years Ago Today...

...my first Brittany came into my life! My much loved and much missed Scarlett is seen here with her big sister, Scupper the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Here is one of my last pictures of Scarlett, (a.k.a. Starlett, Star Baby, Star Belly). Left to right is Mellie, (who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2007), Scarlett, and Emma.
See how white her whole head is in that picture? Compare it to the next photo, which is one of my favorite pictures of Scarlett.

Sweet Scarlett
May 13, 1991 - April 4, 2003

I suppose someday it will stop hurting so much when I look at that photo, but it still brings me to tears every time.

12 comments:

Tobi said...

What a nice post - the last picture is so beautiful!

Beth said...

What a beautiful picture.....sweet Scarlett.

Jen's Journal said...

I don't think it ever gets better ... but it's only because we loved them so much and I think that makes it all worth it.

Sonya said...

What a beautiful girl!

I still have tears when I think about my collie Woodstock. He died when I was 13.

Stephanie said...

Looks like she was a happy dog!

Jennifer said...

Oh, so sweet - she is smiling in that last picture.

I agree, I don't think we ever really get over them. They might be gone from this world, but they certainly do stay in our hearts forever.

Anonymous said...

No, it never gets better.
As Mark Twain said,"If dogs don't go to Heaven, I want to go where they do."

Channon said...

It choked me up too... I've never really wanted a tattoo, but after Mugsy died, I decided that if I ever get one, it will be of pawprints, very near my heart...

Their markings do change, throughout their lives. Fred didn't live long enough to do more than start going grey.

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

Aww, what a dear. I had a Chessie growing up, Cherokee. So gorgeous.

You are such a wonderful doggy mom, and your dogs are lucky!

Donna Lee said...

Someone said that having children is like having a piece of yourh heart walking around outside your body. I think that goes for fur children, too. The pain doesn't go away, it just softens. I have a favorite photo of my favorite cat that makes me smile/cry every time.

Nichole said...

Beautiful pics!

Criquette said...

What sweet pictures of your precious girls. Mr. Criquette and I were reminiscing about our first dog, the beloved KC, who crossed the bridge 11 years ago. We both teared up remembering our precious boy. We count on being able to be with him again (and our other darling babies).