Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Last Friday we lost our little Betsy.  She lived with us for sixteen years and the vet
said she was about a year old when we rescued her.  So she had a long and 
happy life but it doesn't make it any easier.  Her passing has left a great big
hole in our lives and in our hearts.  We miss you and love you our sweet
little Betsy.


Sandy said...

What a sweet little doggie! She was very blessed to have such a wonderful home and a long life with "her family"!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Ahh. It is hard to loose a beloved pet. They truly become part of our family and lives. They are good friends to have around.
Our old dogs are still hanging on, one is 18 the other one is 17. Our neighbor keeps telling the mr. That he'll come over and put her ( Suzie) out of her misery, and we have talked to the vet about putting her down. She's old, but she's not crippled up. The mr. Isn't ready to part with her like that. Not yet. Not with either old dog unless they get much worse.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH, I am so sorry to hear this...what a sweet little dog. A big hole in your lives is the best way to describe it- I know she will be VERY missed. Sending loving thoughts your way and a BIG XO...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I am so sorry to hear about Betsy..I know you will find comfort in the memories you have of her.

Pollyanna said...

Oh Dear, what a hard time, but a good time too, to think of the wonderful dog she was and how much she added to your life ... Isn't it amazing how much a devoted pet enrichs our lives, glad you had such a nice long time with her.

wendy said...

I know it doesn't make it any easier. They just become such a huge part of the family.....and to think you had her for 16 years.
Blessed years with Betsy for sure.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a sweetheart!

I'm so sorry of your loss of your sweet girl.

We lost our Maxie last summer and although it's gotten a little easier with time - it's still hard and we still miss him. So I know what you're going through.



M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh dear Mimi-Sue. I always knew how much you loved your little Betsy from the times you put her in your Posts. It's so hard to loose a cherished pet.
Sending love your way.
Mary Lou

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh I am so sorry, it is so difficult to loose a beloved pet and she looks like such a cutie.

Lallee said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of dear little Betsy. What a beautiful life she had with you. She must have thought she had already arrived at heaven when you adopted her. {{{{HUGS}}}

Lisa said...

I didn't realize you lost your dear pet. I'm so sorry! My father wrote a wonderful letter about losing a pet, to my sister when her Cheeser died. (Great name!) I'll send it to you.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

She was blessed to have been raised by you and your family. Our pets are "family"! She was a cutie! xox

janis said...

love & prayers! I do know this pain. I do believe that Betsy was as blessed as you! She looks so precious! I bet you have some wonderful stories about her. Keep her closeto your heart always.

Paula said...

I am so behind in my reading...so sorry it was Betsy's time to go. You love that little dog so.
My friend Liz has this saying on her wall, "Heaven is a place where all the dogs you love come to great you".