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Sorry that I won't be posting a recipe this week, but I've lost a sweet, old friend.  See you next week.


1994 - 2010

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Reader Comments (44)

I am so sorry for your loss. To loose a beloved pet is hard.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Oh this made me cry. My Eyore is 13 and while he's still doing great, I will one day really really miss him.
So sorry for your loss. When I lost my chihuahua (who was my baby) I went out same day and picked out our now four year old. That new life that a puppy brings brought joy to both us and to Eyore (our lab) who was missing her.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela@Spinachtiger

I am SO sorry. We recently lost our own little Gucci. Thoughts and prayers with your family

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPattie

I am so sorry for your loss. We just lost our beloved 13 year old Lhasa Apso Nov 9, and it still seems so fresh. Pets complete our family so much and I am sure everyone's thoughts are with you.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoreen

Elaine, Just wanted to let you know that I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Sadie. As a lifelong doggie lover myself I know they are Family. May God grant you and your Family solace. xox

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

I'm so sorry for your loss of Sadie. Please know there are many of us who understand your broken heart.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I'm so sorry - I know how hard it is to lose a dog and my heart goes out to you. My two current dogs are getting up there in years and I dread this day.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCooking with Michele

So sad for you. Our dog is 14 and we know the day will come sooner than we'd like. God Bless you for loving Sadie for such a long time. I know she appreciated it.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I am so sorry for you loss. I have cats and have lost one. They never leave your heart. It helps to so something in their memory. Plant something in the yard in memory of your Sadie. Or make a donation in their name.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucia

So sorry to hear about Sadie, we are thinking about you and your family.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTonya

My heart goes out to you. I'm familiar with your sadnes. Thinking of you.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarika

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's terrible when one of these little member of the family goes away.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAna

ohhhhhhhh is all i could say....i don't know you but you have no idea how my heart goes out to you...i am so very sorry for your great loss. what a sweet sweet looking dog, i am sure she had a fantastic life.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdawn

I am sorry for you..This is a sweet face~

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonique

Oh my heart breaks...we lost our beloved Tabasco just a few days short of his 14th birthday...I held him when he was 1 day old!!! He was my baby..all of his life he gave me everything he had. Then he saw me through a divorce I did not want...he loved with all his heart. I am sooooooo sorry and am mourning youir Sadie as my own. Cry, mourn, it would be sadder if you did not! I pray for you to feel peace.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersue

It's so sad to hear the news of Sadie...
All my love to you and the family.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjenn

We understand your grief. You have lost a very importamt member of your family. Condolences to you, Brian and the kids. We lost our "joey" just shy of 15 years.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTed ans Ina Samra

Elaine, I am so sad and sorry for you. Sadie was a wonderful dog and I know you will miss her horribly. She was such a close and loyal companion for you . Your post brings tears to my eyes.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie M

I had a Sadie too. It's been 10 yrs now that she's been gone. I'm so sorry for you loss.

We lost our baby boy, Bandit, last year. Understand your sadness, and am sorry for your loss. Blessings to you and yours.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterredkathy

I don't know you but know your loss. so sorry for you and yours. sadie is now in heaven watching you.

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternicole

I'm very sorry. It really hurts.

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

So hard, Claire. So many of us have been through this, and I add my condolences to this long list of caring readers. Take good care of yourself.

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrice

ahhh.... I am sorry for your loss, I know you have a big hole in your heart.

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKJ

wow, looking at that face, with those eyes and that smile, I can only imagine how huge the hole is that she has left. peace be with you, and thanks for sharing your beautiful Sadie with us

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Sorry to hear about Sadie. I remember her What a neat pooch. Our Penny turns 15 on Valentines Day and some days are better than others for her. Dogs are the BEST! Hang in there Elaine.

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Gremel

So sorry for your loss. Savor the memories....

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudy F.

Our hearts are holding you close. We have tears down our cheeks and huge lumps in our throats. God Bless dear Sadie and the McCardel family. What great enjoyment dear Sadie brought to your family and what a wonderful life Sadie enjoyed. Our prayers, hugs and kisses to you all.

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeb and Marc

oh, poor sweet girl :( so glad she had a mama that loved her so. believe me, she will be with you always.

be kind to yourself, jill

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjill

Oh so sorry for your loss of Sadie Elaine, I'm quite sure her life with you was a very very happy one. Rememember all the good times you shared.

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermarie

What a beautiful girl! I'm so sorry you have a Sadie-shaped hole in your life. Please take care of yourself and give yourself time to heal.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I am so sorry for your loss. My dog is elderly and seeing this post just broke my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

That is sad. I don't know what it is like to lose a pet; I can only imagine. I do have a dog but she is my first pet, and I know I will miss her when her time comes.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

From The Italian Dish:

Thank you ALL so, so much for the comments about our dear Sadie. The house has not been the same without her. I love that you all got to see her picture and all your comments mean a lot to me. Thank you!

January 18, 2010 | Registered Commenter[Elaine]

My sympathies to you. It looks like Sadie was a lovely girl. Losing a beloved pet is so hard. They just don't live long enough. I've lost many to old age - a 15 year old labrador (my first child); childhood dogs, and my 3 old cats. The one thing I know is that animals give more than they receive. It hurts when they die.

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWaverly

The beautiful eyes and smiling face. I can see the love for you in her darling face. I am sorry for your loss.

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Such a sweet girl, your Sadie. We will miss her too. Hugs and kisses to you all.

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeta

My heart goes out to you. I know how you feel. We just lost our dear little shi-tzu. You were lucky to have each other - I hope you can find some comfort x

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

sorry for you. What can I say: we've lost our dog Terra two years ago, but it still hurts a lot...
Be strong.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelli

oh Elaine! I am so sorry for your loss! That just breaks my heart... and what a sweet face.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGaby

Dear Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how you feel having lost my beloved Sandy 2 years ago. My heart is still heavy. My husband said "No more dogs, I don't ever want to see you go through this again", but after 8 months he finally agreed that we needed to get another dog. We now have Murph, 18 months old a joy to have and love. Though a new dog will not replace Sadie, it may help to fill the void in your llife.

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

I am so sorry for your loss of Sadie.

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

devastating. i've been there, so terribly sorry to hear. she was beautiful.

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclaudia @ ceF

It's tough loosing a dog, they spend their whole life loving you.

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAZRP

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