Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rest In Peace, Beloved Georgia

Thanks to all who sent well wishes and prayers for Georgia. She was able to spend one last day at home with family after she got out of the vet. Georgia is the dog on the left.

Near this Spot
are deposited the Remains of one
who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.
This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
if inscribed over human Ashes,
is but a just tribute to the Memory of
BOATSWAIN, a DOG,
who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
and died at Newstead Nov. 18, 1808.
But the poor Dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his Master’s own,
Who labors, fights, lives, breathes for him alone
-Lord Byron

25 comments:

roz said...

Oh paige, I'm so very sorry to read this. I know how much you loved her. xo

Alicia Padrón said...

So sorry Paige... I know how incredibly hard it is to loose a pet. They give us so much, don't they? My heart goes out to you.

Laura Zarrin said...

I'm so sad to hear this, but what a beautiful tribute to her (both visually and verbally). She'll be with you always. How lucky you were to have her. Take care.

Becky said...

I'm so sorry to read about your loss, I'm giving my two doggies hugs right now. This is a very sweet picture. ~Luv~

Stephanie Roth Sisson said...

I'm sorry Paige. When my kitty died, I wrote a lot about him and I drew lots of pitures. It helped a lot.

carra said...

Oh no, that's so sad! I'm so sorry, Paige. It's so hard to lose a pet, they take a piece of your heart with them.
Love,
Carra

paula said...

I'm so sorry, Paige. I lost both my precious pets this summer so I feel your pain. Your sweet piece here in honor of Georgia is lovely. She was fortunate and blessed to have you as her human. Hugs.

Glaucia said...

I´m really sorry, Paige. I lost two dogs this year, and I know pretty well the feeling. It´s very hard.Living with them is always a wonderful opportunity, to feel all that happiness ( they are incredibly good on that :), improve our patience, to learn a lot about love.
It´s a very beautiful tribute you made for her.
All my best wishes for you.

Phyllis Harris said...

I am so sorry, Paige. Georgia was very blessed to be in your family and to be loved so well.

Your painting is so sweet and what a wonderful poem.

Mônica said...

Oh, Paige, I'm so very sorry to hear about Georgia. I know how you feel, and I know it's not easy saying goodbye to such a good, loving friend.

Your tribute to her, this wonderfully sweet watercolor and the poem by Lord Byron is very moving.

I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Paula Pertile said...

Oh Paige, I'm so sorry.

June said...

Such sad news, I am so sorry Paige.

Eric Orchard said...

I'm very sorry to hear this Paige. It's very heartbreaking. As Monica said, Wonderful tribute.

Jess said...

Hi Paige,
I've been away from blogging for a while and I'm sorry to read your sad news. I'm glad to see your wonderful pictures again though.I sent my best wishes to you.x

Ginger*:)* said...

Oh Paige, I am so so sorry to hear about your loss. It is a sadness I have known and I can understand. But how wonderful that Georgia had YOU to care for her so lovingly for all the years that she was your devoted friend.

donna said...

Paige, So very sorry to hear about your loss. :(

Tom Barrett said...

So sorry for your loss. And such a wonderful tribute for one of life's unconditionally true friends. Take heart in the memories she left behind!

Love the verse from Byron.

Lisa M Griffin said...

I am so sorry to hear about your pet. I know that there are really no words that can help at this time, but know that my thoughts are with you.

Debbie Meyer said...

Paige, I'm so sorry to hear the news of Georgia's passing. My 15 year old collie passed in 2006, but there will always be a special spot in my heart for her. Dogs are one of God's greatest gifts. I hope George will lead you to a new furry friend to love. She would want you to feel that joy again. Take care.

Isabel said...

I´m so sorry, I´m sure that she is in dog´s heaven and she would care for you from there.

Jose Luis said...

I was looking for an image and I casually get to your blog.... your drawings are really wonderful... I spent almot an hour looking throw a lot of old post, and every page I virtually turn, I was marveled again...

Got it directly to my daily rss feeds :D


PD: I usually read and speak technical english everyday, but to express what I feel with you're drawings I got short of words.... :(

Liza Woodruff said...

I just stopped by for a look at what you are working on. I am so sorry to hear about Georgia. Best wishes to you.

Kate said...

I am so sad for you and your loss of your dog and friend, Georgia.

Michelle Henninger said...

Oh Paige, I'm so sorry to hear about Georgia. Your in my thoughts!!

Paige Keiser said...

Thank you so much for all of your kind words.