Good-Bye Dear Friend



Message From Valhalla

You were with me to the very end and even after I had “gone” you held me, and as my soul left my body and I looked down and saw you crying, I wanted  so much to tell you that I understood.  You did this for me.

I tried to tell you in my own way that it was time for me to leave, and I thank you for understanding.  No other will take my place, but those I left behind will need your love and affection as I have had.

You still think of me, and there are times you try to hide your tear-filled eyes…but please…be happy and think not of sadness, but of how I made you happy and made you laugh at the funny and smart things I did.

There are no fences in Valhalla, for no one has the desire to “dig out”.

There are no thunderstorms in Valhalla, therefore fear is never present.

There are no fights in Valhalla.  Everyone is congenial.

There is no hunger.  There is no thirst.  There is much to explore.  Many of us who are older take care of the little ones and guide them.  It’s fun watching them run with their ears flopping and their curly tails wagging.

We have four seasons in Valhalla, and most of us agree, winter is our favorite.

So you see, my loved one, I am very happy…

When it comes time for my friends to leave, I will meet them at the gates of Valhalla, and I will acquaint them with this beautiful and serene place, and I will take care of them for you.

Thank You for loving me, caring for me, and having the courage to let me go with dignity.

~ Jane S. Morris


Beloved Duke, my constant companion for so many years, left us today.  His spot beneath my desk is empty as is the corner of the kitchen where he kept me company while I cooked.  Shortly after he passed, the grey skies that have been present for the last few days cleared and we are enjoying sunshine now.  A sign I believe that Duke made it to Valhalla…


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9 thoughts on “Good-Bye Dear Friend

  1. I am really going to miss that guy. You know he was my favorite of the hounds… was the best moocher for attention ever!!

      • i always felt that I saw him as a much bigger part of the family. Duke was the one who didn’t take no for an answer. Not to mention that when my dog Amber smelled his presence on my clothing, it was hell to pay…. both dogs represented such a time in your lives… just here to remark on that time.

    • Mary, so sorry to hear of your loss. Both he and Duchess were such a big part of our family…hard to believe they are both gone. Hope all is well with you!

  2. So sorry Kris. The house must be very empty. Thanks for the intro. Neighbors just had to put down their pet this week. I will share that with them. I’m sure it will be very comforting.

    I will never forget walking both Duke & Duches when they were puppies. Or was it them walking me???

    Love to all. Mom

    • It is such a huge loss…we all loved him so much. I still see him in every corner of the house, especially the kitchen…he loved to be in there with me while I cooked, sleeping in front of the warm oven…I think the heat made his old bones feel a bit better. And yes, he was a big boy, even as a puppy! He certainly did drag us around in his younger years…that is how I like to remember him. Love, K.

  3. Best of luck in Montana. Stay safe. Can’t wait to see the pics!!!! I hope Madison has a lot to celebrate on her Birthday :-) I will keep everyone in my prayers. Love to all, Mom

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