Saturday, November 29, 2014

Good Bye, Sweet Greyla

2014 Nov 29

It came to my attention yesterday that not every one of my friends is as frequent a visitor to Facebook as I am. That also led me to the realization that some of my friends may not be aware of the the life change that took place when we were visiting Pittsburgh from Nov 16 to 22. A transformation that will also lead to alterations in my blog.

We no longer are Me and Ray and a Dog named Grey. On November 17, in the late afternoon, our sweet Greyla Girl crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We pray she is pain free and playing peacefully with the many who went before her. She was/is loved. It was a decision that was a few months coming, but was inevitable. She had severe arthritic changes in her major weight bearing joints. In addition, she had lost nearly twenty pounds over the past six months, and had lost significant muscle mass in both her hips and shoulders. At the very end, she lost interest in food and even water. 

Because we are no longer the three of us, I will no longer be blogging under the title "Me and Ray and a Dog Named Grey". This blog will stand as a memorial to the three years we spent together as a threesome, on the road.

This has been a year of adaptations and changes. Perhaps that will be the name of the new blog, who knows? Right now, I can only say that I miss our psycho dog, as Toni called her. I find myself preparing to step over her as I move around in our RV, which suddenly seems more spacious. We made the hard decision, as Martha said, and know it was the right one, yet we still cry. 


Run free, Greyla. Know you were loved.





























































14 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss. I am one of those that doesn't do face book.

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    1. TY, Judith. I will post on here when we begin another blog about our life in an RV.

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  2. so many beautiful photos depicting a lifetime of love... sad to see the end of this blog, but the love continues on. i hope you find comfort in the stars when you look up in the sky at night. she's there, watching over you. XXXX anick, paul & maika xxxx

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    1. <3 TY, Anick, Paul & Maika. I will blog more, either in a new incarnation, or in Mind Flotsam. I miss my girl :'( but I am glad she is no longer dealing with the pains of this life.

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  3. What a beautiful tribute. . .thank you for sharing!

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  4. :'( I'm so sorry, JM. So many of these happy Greyla pictures I hadn't seen before. She really was a lucky doggy to have had you worrying about her all along. *hugs*

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  5. (((Prin))) TY for saying that. I took a long time to warm up to her, but she really was equally mine and R's dog. She always seemed most happy & relaxed when the 3 of us were together.

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  6. Bob and Melissa11/30/2014 09:40:00 PM

    Dogs give so much and ask for so little. May the tears for your loss be overshadowed by the happiness of having had Greyla in your lives. As dog lovers, we share your feelings.

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    1. Bobby&Melissa, TY for your kind words and empathy. It is never easy, but they are sooo worth it.

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  7. So sorry!!!! Why do the people and pets we love the most hurt so bad?? Praying for peace and comfort, Friend!!! Greyla thanks you for putting her needs above yours!!! Big hugs with love, Sue Johnson

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    1. Sue, thank you for your prayers. It is just so strange to be in a place where we have no dog. This is a situation we haven't dealt with since 1982.

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  8. I love all the pictures! Thank you for sharing so much of Greyla's life with us - she is certainly a well-traveled, well-loved dog! I know you miss her so much - you'll see her again!

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    1. Dear Martha, I pray you are correct and we will see her (and all the animals we have loved) again. She indeed was well traveled, but was at first, a reluctant traveler. Eventually, she was content as long as the three of us were together.

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