Oh Me. What Would the Peeps Do?

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I’ll still so sad about Jazzi going over to run the taco stand at the rainbow bridge. I can’t thank y’all enough for all the supportive comments for her and her peeps yesterday. And for me, too.

See, I’m confused about this going over the bridge thing. Yesterday, I learned that another pal of mine went over the bridge. And then there’s Sadie, the 2010 Westminster winning Scottie who, again, was very young and left this worldly world not too long ago.

If I ever go over the bridge, what on earth will become of my peeps? They can barely put one paw in front of the other now, I can’t imagine what they’ll do if I ever leave them. Alone. To Their own devices. (They don’t have any devices, only me.)

But I won’t really be gone, will I? I’ll be hanging around snoopervising. Just like I do now, only I won’t be on this physical world. Right?

This concerns me. It really does.

Maybe I can just walk up to the bridge and check it out. Make sure it’s OK. Then come right back and let the peeps know everything’s fine on the other side and folks are having a BIG time. Running, playing, eating whatever they want without getting big, playing bitey face without causing any trouble, no pain, no need for collars and leashes (everybody’s naked!!), no fence aggression which leads one to lose a tooth (I wouldn’t know about that) and, most of all, no sadness. Nope. No sadness. Just happy time.

Lots of happy time! And nobody’s sad because they know their friends and loved ones will join them at some point. But I don’t get why that’s not sad? I’d miss my peeps terribly. Maybe there’s something in the water over the bridge that keeps sadness away. Yeah. That’s it. And those on the other side just sit on the shoulders of those still on earth. To help them. Like guardian angels. Something like that. NO sadness.

I’ve had enough sadness for one pooch.

But wait, it makes me happy to think about my pals. And the good times. And the love. Would that make my peeps feel better after I’m gone?

Oh me. I’m gonna take a nap. This is just too much.

I miss you Jazzi. And Shady. And Duffy. And Daisy. And Brandy. And Lucy. And my wonderful BoBo. Too many to name…

About The Scottie Chronicles

The Scottie Chronicles began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. He passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty canine cancer that took him far too early. He would have been 10 years old in March 2016. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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30 Responses to Oh Me. What Would the Peeps Do?

  1. PigLove says:

    aaww Stu. These are all great points to ponder. My mom said that when you cross over the rainbow bridge, you can still see your humans and possibly guide them. They will be sad because we are not there with them physically anymore but hopefully they can still ‘feel’ us around and remember many happy times together. One day, we will all be together again. Don’t be sad. Consider this the next step in life. I told mommy if she goes before me, she has to help guide me too just like I would do for her. Does that kind of make you feel better? It’s not a goodbye but until we meet again our friends. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Lee says:

    Yep sad.
    Sweet William The Scot

  3. When it’s my time to go to the Bridge, I’m going to make sure to send a dog in need my momma’s way. That way a good doggie will get out of the shelter, and I can make sure my momma is taken care of. It won’t be quite the same as if it was me doing it, of course, because Momma and I have a very special bond. But I told her that she’d BETTER open her heart to another dog after I’m gone.

    • OH! You’ve reminded me of something very important! Without BoBo, who left before I was born, I wouldn’t be here. YOU’RE SO RIGHT! He led me to the peeps.
      Whew. Thanks, Casey.

      You’re one smart Boxer.

      ArOOO! Stuart

  4. Edgar says:

    we understand where you are coming from, Stu. Mum’s eyes are leaking again this morning thinking about Jazzi and about how she will lose her s*@+ when it’s time for me to go to the Bridge. Sigh…best not to dwell on it. We knew from the beginning that our time here as dogs with our peeps is far too short. oh, dear…now i’m sad again too. i’m gonna go lie down.

    Edgar and his mum

    • I’m so sorry to get you down, my pal Edgar. I didn’t mean to do that. The peeps are going to lose Their innards, too, if I go before Them.
      No. No dwelling on sadness.
      I’m glad you’re my friend. Sigh.

  5. Misaki says:

    Oh Stuart, sending lots of love and hugs your way xxxx

  6. Kyla says:

    I double checked and my name isn’t on that list. That’s good news.

    • Don’t get me started. No. Your name isn’t going to BE on the list. But I’m sad, too, because I didn’t put my pal, Kenzie’s name on the list. Oh. He made me laugh. Happy memories. Him on that pool float makes me smile.

      Oh me. Hang tough my Kyla girlfriend. ArOO. Roo. Your Stu.

  7. I hope this day will be far far away Stuart. I’m always sad too, specially when I see that the tears of my mom are running when she has to say bye to a blogger-buddy. I wish we all could live forever…

  8. It is hard to think about isn’t it – the peeps just don’t cope well without us – who would alert them to the mail lady or the UPS guy, what reason would they have to vacuum if there was no dog hair fluff bunnies.

  9. Lucy & Mac says:

    Sweet thoughts to you ~~ we suppose that no matter what, the love goes on for eternity….

  10. nordhuesn says:

    Oh man, what a week this has been :(. Our home computer is in the shop, so we had to catch up on the posts. We are sad to hear all this news and wish we could mend the broken hearts that are out there. The peeps we all have would be crushed to know of any of our passing, but feel good that they gave wonderful homes and care. God bless all the peeps who do so. RIP to all those who have gone before us. – Duffy, Andy and Elsa

  11. theguster says:

    You poor dear, you’re such a deep thinker! All your questions and concerns right now are normal, it’s because this sad news was so unexpected. But life is like that, Stuart. Don’t worry and try to find all the answers you want, sometimes there are no answers. What we do know is there are more memories to be made, love to give and get and a good happy life to live. We never forget those who went before us, but we make the most of each and every day, and they will get better and better. You wait and see. We’re saying prayers for you and the Peeps.

    McDuff & Mom

  12. Hey Stuart, just want you to know those tacos in honor of Jazzi were good last night even though Mom cried on them a little. Mom said to let you know that yeah it does hurt to be the one left behind, but life with us is so very very worth it. Sending ya Lots of Luv Stu.
    Marty

  13. All of dis are so sad.

  14. Oh Stu, we have the exact same questions and worries. We’ve asked mom and she says the main things to remember are:
    – one day we (hoomans and furkids) will all be together again
    – those who have already crossed the bridge are always with us…in spirit and in our hearts
    – it’s ok to be sad butt that we must balance the sadness with happy memories
    Sending you licks,
    Wally & Sammy

    • I’m so glad I’m not alone in this quandary. Too many questions and I thank dawgness that you guys have figured it out. Your mom is right. Happy memories cure just about everything.

      Oh me. Thanks for your thoughts, Stu

  15. Hugs and kisses to you! 😦

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