Friday, November 23, 2012

Lost my reading buddy today...

Hello Everyone,
My heart is so sad. We lost our big ol' yellow Labrador retriever, Beemer today.  I went outside to feed him this morning and he was "asleep" under the magnolia tree in the backyard.  I'm not sure why I felt like I had to share this with all of you, (I don't normally share personal things here) other than the feeling I have in my heart is one that I will use in relating to my students when sad things happen to them.  Pets are a huge part of our lives and we do actually love them so much.  I have shared these pictures with my kids and they know how much my family and I loved Beemer. I write about him all the time during draft book time. Kids need to know that teachers are humans with families, homes, pets, and feelings. We really don't sleep at school.



 I will miss my buddy!
N

36 comments:

  1. I am truly sorry for your loss. I've no doubt Beemer was an important part of your life. My heart breaks for you. Please know that I'm thinking of you and sending my best. What a little cutie pie. Your pictures really capture his essence. I'm so sorry...
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  2. I am crying while reading this Nancy. My heart goes out to you and your family. Losing Beemer is heart breaking. I know you will forever cherish the memories you have with him. Sending you hugs and prayers.

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a handsome charmer he was. :-(

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  4. I'm sorry for your loss. I've been there, and I know how difficult it is. Sending good thoughts your way.

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  5. Oh I'm so so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a member of your family. Much love coming your way.
    Tammy
    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  6. Oh Nancy~ My heart is breaking for you..I lost my little buddy last February, and not a day goes by that I do not think of him. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.....I received a great book from a friend called, Dog Heaven...it helps my little girls and myself with the hurt that we feel each day.

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  7. Nancy, I am so sorry for the loss of Beemer. Pets are such an important part of our families. Many blessings to you at this difficult time.
    Tammy
    Primary Paradise

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  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you! What a beautiful furbaby. I can only imagine how much joy he brought you. God Bless you and your family.

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  9. I am truly so sorry for your loss. Dogs are truly a man's best friend. I have been where you are so I know the heartbreak you must be experiencing. My prayers are with you & your family.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  10. I am truly sorry for you loss. I know personally how hard it is to lose our buddies. My prayers are with you!

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  11. WOW I've been there to many times!
    I am so sorry I know first hand what a big hole is left in your heart at a time like this.
    We always said that you have to transfer all that love you have for the pet to a new pet.
    Do you think you will get a new puppy?
    Again, thanks for sharing...it is fun to "know" someone through their wonderful willing to share nature that you have. You really work tirelessly to help other teachers..so thanks for that too.
    B.

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  12. So sorry to hear about Beemer. I too have a yellow Lab. She has really slowed down this year, so I'm bracing myself for my last day with her.

    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  13. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Loosing a pet is like loosing a family member. We lost our dear sweet golden retriever a year ago. Time does heal the pain, cherish the memories of your sweet Beemer. Thinking of you!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  14. I'm so sorry. Our fur babies are such important members of our family. Your pictures speak volumes of the love you had for Beemer.

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  15. Dear Nancy- my heart goes out to you. Thank you for sharing your pictures and thoughts with us. Beemer looked like a sweet, beautiful dog. He was lucky to have you as a family. I hope the love from your family and classroom help to comfort you.
    Julie

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  16. I am so sorry to hear about Beemer. I have been there and it is so gut wrenching. Our animals are our family members and we're never prepared for their leaving us. I love your pictures of Beemer reading, what a wonderful memory of him! Warm hugs and thoughts your way!! Betwixt Home and School

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  17. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Beemer. Those who have never owned or loved a pet have missed out on a very wonderful part of life. You know the old saying, "Diamonds are a girls best friend, has never owned a pet" is so true. Hang in there Nancy.

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  18. I am so sorryto hear that. Normally I don't respond to blogs but I felt I needed to let you know that my prayers are with you. You must be an amazing teacher because I am constantly wowed by the things you share. Take care,

    K

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  19. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope all your beautiful memories of your time together will help the healing process for you. Hugs!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  20. So sorry for your loss. Pets are family members that love unconditionally. God Bless you & your family.

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. Love my doggies! When my samoyed was put to sleep, I was sad for the longest time. I waited two years to get new doggies, don't wait that long. I have two cavaliers and they are the light of our lives.
    Tonia
    Mrsvento.blogspot

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  22. Dogs do leave paw prints on our hearts. So sad for you. Your kids will grieve with you... Keep his memory alive in your sharing with your kids. I still talk about Spot and Jeremiah all the time.

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  23. Dear Nancy~
    The loss of your reading buddy is so sad. When I lost my buddy after 15 years, the poem that helped me so much was The Rainbow Bridge.
    http://www.rainbowbridge.com/Poem.htm
    LOVE
    Debbie

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  24. I lost my teeny tiny dog girl Lily on October 30th. I miss her compansionship so much. She didn't care what I looked like and was always there to brighten my day...and step on all my work for school. What a beautiful thing it is to have had shared the love of a dog, they are so special!

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  25. I'm so sorry that you lost your precious Beemer. We lost our cat, Simba, almost two years ago. I am crying for you right now knowing the deep sadness you are feeling. He was a beautiful dog :)

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  26. I am so sorry. My heart is with you.

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  27. I am so sorry! Pets are a part of the family.
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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  28. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Dogs are the best! You have a generous and loving spirit(I can see that through your blog) I'm sure he had a great life with you and your family. You can tell by the pics that you both loved and cared for each other deeply. I will pray for you and your family as you grieve the loss of your beloved pet.

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  29. It is so hard to lose our "four-legged children"! Ever since growing up, our dogs have always been parts of our family!

    Have you read Dog Heaven? It is a wonderfully reassuring book for those of us who are left after our dog's passing.
    Take care, Susan Wade

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss. I am new to your blog, and I can not believe that you share everything for free! Just wanted to tell you how thankful I am for your generosity!

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  31. My heart aches for you. Losing a dog is so difficult. Dog Heaven is a wonderful book to help ease your pain.

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  32. Beautiful dog- so sorry for your loss!

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  33. I have just found your blog and wanted to say that I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. They truly are members of our families...

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