Saturday, June 26, 2010

So Much to Say!

I have been traveling and teaching a great deal over the past month or so!  I have so much to say and haven't had much time to do it.
However, this blog post is dedicated to my gentle girl, Nokie, who passed away peacefully (and unexpectedly) in her sleep on the morning of Sunday June 20th.  She was 12 years old and lived way beyond her life expectancy for a Great Pyrenees. I know we gave her the best life possible and she was happy here doing her "guardian" chores.  Her best friends were the goats, sheep and the rug hookers who visited or took classes.  We all miss you Big Doggie.

16 comments:

Bobbie said...

OH Kris...I am so sorry to hear of Nokie's passing! She was one of the fluffiest doggies I had ever seen, but so beautiful! I remember when I first went to your home for class and she met me at the door with her furocious bark...scared me to death (I'm afraid of dogs..I hate to admit that), but she was so sweet..just a big fluffy teddy bear! Beautiful pictures of her..I'm sure those will help comfort you through your sadness....

Miccosukee said...

Kris,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the lost of one incredible dog. The years you had together will be treasured for always. I know she is having a great time on the other side of the rainbow bridge with my little terriers!!

Trisha

Orange Sink said...

Kris,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Nokie! What an incredible journey you had with her for 12 years! A blessing that she went peacefully in her sleep. Will be thinking of you and sending healing thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Cathy G

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Oh, Kris ~ I'm sorry about your doggie ~ so hard to lose our 4 legged pals. I bet your other animals will miss her, too ~

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What a magnificent dog! I know how devastating it is to lose a beloved pet! So sorry for your loss.

Robin said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. She will always be with you and she knows what a wonderful life she had. Blessings (millstonemercantile)

Suzanne said...

Kris -- so sorry to hear about Nokie's passing. I know how much you and the boys loved her. She was a fixture at your house and will surely be missed.

passot0 said...

Sorry to hear about your beautiful companion. We animal lovers know how hard it is to lose our faithful friends. Our awesome golden will be there to greet her as she crosses that rainbow bridge. Donna

Julia said...

I'm a new follower of your blog and I want to express comforting thoughts on the lost of your beautiful dog . It's strange how we feel their presence long after they pass on. As an animal lover, it pleases me to know that Nokie had a beautiful long life with people who loved her. JB

Deb said...

Oh Kris, I'm so sorry. She was one of the sweetest dogs I've seen. I like the way she would be at the door to great you when you came to class! My thought are with you - I know how hard it is to lose a much loved pet.

Lori Ann C. said...

Kris,

I'm so sorry you lost one of your sweet four footed friends. They do hold our hearts forever. SHe knows what a great life she had with you!

All my best,
Lori Ann

debra said...

I will miss having Nokie bark her hello from the porch whenever I stop by to pick out wool. She was a lovely, gentle lady and I know you will miss her terribly. I hope you find comfort in the fact that you gave her a wonderful life filled with companionship and love.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
Heartfelt condolences.
Run fast and free, dear Nokie. There are many pugs to greet you at the Rainbow Bridge.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Michelle said...

Kris - I am so sorry for your loss. We are blessed to have those special furry children in our lives. It always seems like it isn't long enough but we love them and give them the best home we can in return for their unconditional love and companionship.

Myglorystars said...

So sorry Kris, I know after meeting you in person and you talking about your animals that you do give them the ever.

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Your Nokie was a beautiful girl, and I know you must miss her terribly, but what a wonderful life she had thanks to you.

patty