Saturday, December 17, 2011

horror story come true

here at my mother in laws numb with pain....reading all your beautiful posts are helping me stay together psychologically , but the pain is breathtaking and unreal...i know god is not soppose to give you more than you can handle but wow!! i just dont know WHY??? my heart is not longer with me as my angels took it with them to the rainbow bridge....why me?? i try and try and try to help in any way i can as many as i can and then this happens .....why? they say it was electrical and that it spread so quickly because of how dry the roof was due to the hot summer here....please know that your prayers are keeping me together in this my darkest hours.....i have not slept or ate since 2am when my nightmare began....thank you all for your outpouring of kindness you have NO IDEA how thankful my family is ....will keep you guys posted,,,,,


Dachshund Nola said...

Oh you poor poor sweetheart. I know sympathy won't help, but I can't help it. Please, keep yourself healthy, eat and sleep, for your family and remaining pack. They need you and love you, and we love you so much as well. Whenever and whatever you need, Blogville will be here for you. Stay strong and we love you.
Dachshund Nola and her family

Jack & Moo said...

Sending (((cyber-hugs))), can not imagine the pain of such a loss. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

Pat, Jack & moo's Mom

Pippa said...

Sending you our very best thoughts, and hope you feel up to resting and eating soon. Please take care of yourselves, Brinks and Bella.


ForPetsSake said...

We are sending you hugs and positive thoughts. Like Nola said, please take care of yourself - and we love you.


Such a loss is incomprehensible. I can NOT imagine your pain. Just know that you are NOT alone. You are in my prayers, my thoughts. You will find a way to muddle through somehow. But it's going to take time. Give yourself what you need to cope. Take care.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your blogville friends love you so much, and we all just wish we could help with your broken heart. We cannot stop crying too. We do not stop thinking of you.
We also cannot imagine or understand how this terrible sadness could happen to you.
We love you so much

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Sending Purrs and purrayers from the Cat Blogosphere, dear!

Laura and Taffy

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

We are deeply saddened to hear of your tragic loss. We will keep you and your remaining pack on our prayers.

Pugs & Kisses,

Cindy, Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Charlie said...

Sending best thoughts and virtual hugs. Hang in there!
- Anne & Charlie

Kristina Zambrano said...

Please accept my condolences for your loss i have no comforting words to help you through this darkest moment but i have this beautiful poem i found in other group about goldens retrievers and i hope it helps you and give you the strength you need to cope this tragic situation ..

I will lend to you for awhile,
a pup, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and mourn for him when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe two or three
But will you, 'till I call him back,
take care of him for me.

He'll bring his charms to gladden you
and (should his stay be brief)
you'll always have his memories
as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
since all from earth return
But there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.

I've looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd's life's land
I have chosen you.

Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my Pup back again.

I fancied that I heard them say
"Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"
For all the joys this Pup will bring,
the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness
we'll love him while we may
And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay!
But should you call him back
much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
and try to understand.

If, by our love, we've managed,
your wishes to achieve!
In memory of him we loved,
to help us while we grieve,
When our faithful bundle departs this world of strife,
We'll have yet another Pup and love him all his life.

Unknown said...

Gypsy sends you lots of virtual hugs. Use your blog to collect memories and post using beautiful words for beautiful memories of all the good times. pour your heart to grieve when you need to also, and know there are many people who have listening ears wanting to support you through a really tough time.

Gypsy may only have one eye- but she has two ears whenever you need them.


Gypsy ;-) xx

Chesney Cats said...

We just came from Jan & the Funny Farmers, we are so very sorry for your loss. Just know you are in our thoughts & our prayers.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

PLEASE know how heartbroken we are to hear that this happened to you and your beloved furries...our prayers are with you for strength and understanding that is yet to come...
Soft hugs, Hunny Bunny

Talking-Dogs said...

My heart goes out to you. Your situation takes my breathe away. You are all in our prayers.

3 doxies said...

Sandra, we are all here for you...we are praying for you to have strength so you can some how get through this.
We send our love and support.

Puddles and family

Duke said...

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers constantly!

Love ya lots,
Sue, Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

I just heard.
I am so very sorry for your horrific loss.
You are in my and my family's thoughts and prayers.

The Roo Family

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Wrapping prayers and healing around you. I am so sorry for such a devastaing loss of lives. losing one furbaby is bad enough ... stay strong for your survivors. xxxxx

Sketching with Dogs said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.
I can't even imagine what you must be going through.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and hugs, Lynne x

Sweepy said...

We are so saddened by this news! One of our furry friends died in a house fire just this summer and it was such a very sad time!

Stay strong and remember we are always here for you!

D.K. Wall said...

As a family of rescues ourselves, your news in DWB yesterday was devastating. We can not even begin to imagine the pain you are going through, but we are thinking of you and praying for you. All of us in the dog blogging world, all of us who take in rescues, and all of us who love dogs want to help however we can.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We are still numb and stunned -

And we know the pain we are all feeling is but a fragment of yours -

We are grieving with you -

And we are looking forward to rebuilding with you -

This one is just hard to wrap myself around - just wrong on so many levels -

BUT down the road, we know more tails in need will find you -

And bring the healing neeeded -

I know my Sunday transport will be safely monitored from The Rainbow Bridge -

We are so thankful the six of you did survive -

After all, hard as it might be to picture, it could have ended with all of our worst nightmares -

Khyra and Phyll
P.S. Please remember all of us are here for you - AND for Sarah as well - PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK!

Just Jess for now said...

I have never actually visited your blog before today, but read of your sad, tragedy through other blogs. Please know that even though we are complete strangers, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I can't even imagine the pain you feel. Wishing some relief for you and your family.
Warmest hugs

Finn said...

Just wanted to stop by again and let you know that we are all thinking about you and praying for you!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Sending you guys Lots of Golden Hugs and LOVE. Golden Thoughts n Prayers. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cuby said...

This is a terrible thing to happen and the pain you feel right now must be so hard to cope with but do try to rest and eat to keep your strength for your family and the dogs which survived. Thinking of you across the miles. Sending my love from England. X

Anonymous said...

we are so sorry for you and wish,that we can do anything to help you.
but all to say is that now,they are all save and happy in heaven.they will wait there for you,till you all will be together again.
we all love you so much,for what you have done to help doggies.please dont let this tragedy bring you off this way!
hoping,that our good thoughts can give you a bit strengh!
when there is a thing,that we can do,also we are so far away,please tell us!
we are praying for you
the foxbrothers

The Daily Pip said...

We love you and are sending you all our love, strength, peace, prayers, etc. When I heard the news yesterday, I literally felt a knife in my heart, but I can't imagine the pain you must be in ...

Your five angels are with you, surrounding you, loving you and they want you to take care of yourself so please try to eat and rest.

Last night Pip slept with the blue stuffie bone that Shelby sent him. I looked over and saw him with it and it just broke my heart.

Much love, Kristin & Pip

Dawn said...

Saw on facebook. Can't imagine your pain. Hugs hugs hugs to you! Keeping you in our hearts today and forever. -Dawn and Katie.

Unknown said...

We can't stop thinking of you & wish that we could take it all away for you. We will be praying for you & your family.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I did not follow your blog, but had read Shelby's story awhile back and never forgot it. I know that any words I say won't take away the amount of pain you are feeling, but I hope a small amount of comfort is found in knowing that there are so many like me who are keeping you in our prayers that you find comfort in your sadness and that the peace in your heart will come. Our candle was lit last evening for your precious pups ...

HoundDogMom said...

We are sending our hugs, prayers for you and your family. Please remember to try to take care of yourself as you are needed know more than ever. I can't even imagine the pain that your family has endured the last few days, but know we are here for you and will do whatever we can to help you. HUGS. Sniffs, The HoundDogs and Sherri

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry. Sending huge hugs and many prayers.

Scout and Freyja said...

Sandra, asking 'why' over and over is going to give you no comfort because there is NO answer. God didn't cause the fire - a set of circumstances set in motion earlier in the year by your dry weather accelerated your tragedy. Not many people know this, but my first son died at the age of 2 months. I could have asked 'why me' over and over but something my priest said to me rang true: Why not me? He said that there are times when it is our turn to be the 'other guy' - the guy on the news or on the front page of the newspaper. None of us is immune. That doesn't mean that we should be happy about our pain but it helps us to realize that we were not singled out for sadness - not by God or by Nature or by the Universe. All of us are equal when it comes to horrible events taking place during our lifetimes.

When we watch the evening news we see so much heartache and sadness. We look around at our healthy families feeling very blessed. But, there are other times when it is our turn to 'be the other guy'. Yes, your sorrow is immense - you lost your home and your sweet dogs and your feeling of 'being safe'. But, look into the eyes of your child and realize that - even with all the horror - your most precious Gift from God was saved for you.

All of us will be here with you for as long as it takes (and then some). Hold tight to your sweet child and your husband and to your immediate friends. They will be your foundation as you rebuild your home and create your future. God bless you, your family and your dogs.

Chris said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Tucker and Lola said...

I can't even imagine the heartbreak your going through right now. Sending prayers for your family and your angels at the Rainbow Bridge.
Shea-Lola and Tucker's Mom

Terri said...

Fire is one of the concerns I have for my indoor cats. I know you are just sick over your loss. Take it one day at a time. Hugs and prayers to you.

The White Pear Tree said...

Hi, I came over from Barbara's blog "If I didn't have a sense of humor". I don't know you, but I feel for you and your family. So hard to understand why these things happen.

I volunteer at an animal shelter and one of our adoption councillors does pit bull rescue. She has been educating me on how wonderful they are.

You have to be strong by telling yourself that you gave these wonderful babies a loving, happy home. It's hard right now, but you will eventually remember the good times.

I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

Puppy Dog Tales said...

We're praying for you. We've been silent followers of the Pittie Pack, and our hearts broke when we heard the news of your loss. We are sending you all the doggie love and support we can from our little corner.

the Lamb Tails Pack.

Maggie Mae and Max said...


We are holding you and your family close to our hearts and will continue to do what we can to help you get through this difficult time. Please take care of yourself, if ever there was a time for you to remain healthy and strong, it is now. xxoo

Blessings and Love,
Maggie Mae and Max

How Sam Sees It said...

Please let us know what we can do. We are here for you...

Christine, Aaron, Sam and Monty

Yas said...

We dont have the words..
We offer you our deepest condolences and our prayers.

Maxx and family

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are breaking for you. There simply aren't enough words. We will keep you ALL in our thoughts. :(

Ruth said...

I'm sorry to hear about what happened to you. I haven't been to your blog before, but I was just so shocked to hear about it that I came over to share my sympathies. I couldn't imagine this happening to anyone.

Jenny said...

I cannot tell you how very sorry I am for the loss of your precious friends. You and your lovely family are in our prayers and we send you thoughts of love and healing. You are such an inspiration to me, in having given so many wonderful animals such a beautiful home.

We are thinking of you all the time.

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

My puggies and I are here for you. We send love and hugs...and cinnamon bun licks.
Your friends,
The Slimmer Puggums and Mama Mindy

Brenda said...

I do not know you, but I have heard of your story, and want you to know that I will be praying for you, every day. I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear this terrible news. We will say our prayers for you.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dearest Sweet Friend,
The How has been answered, the WHY will always remain a Mystery. The Result is PAINFULLY obvious.
The Strength to Cope will come from Within YOU and from the Love and Support that you will receive from US.
We will gather around you in the days and weeks and months to come.
Lean on US. Rant and Rave to US. Scream and Cry to US. We will understand and OUR furs will soak it all up and EASE your Path. Lean on US. We will get through this ... TOGETHER.
THAT is the Blogville way!

Maxmom said...

I can't tell you how sad I am about what has happened to you and your family and furbabies. Sandra, please know that you are loved beyond measure, that your pain is shared by many. We are lifting you up with our prayers. Hang in there, sweet, sweet friend.
With love,
Caryl, Toby, Tammy and Toffee in South Africa

Maxmom said...

I can't tell you how sad I am about what has happened to you and your family and furbabies. Sandra, please know that you are loved beyond measure, that your pain is shared by many. We are lifting you up with our prayers. Hang in there, sweet, sweet friend.
With love,
Caryl, Toby, Tammy and Toffee in South Africa

Carol said...

We keep thinking of you and what you must be going through, we are so sorry, we are praying for you.

The silvers and more

The Boston Lady said...

So sorry to hear about this terrible thing. I will be thinking of all of you in the days to come. Ann TBL

The Army of Four said...

We are so deeply sorry to hear about what happened! Our hearts and prayers go out to you!
KZK and the boys

Ina in Alaska said...

Sandra and family and Brinks and Bella please know we are all here for you as long as it takes. I have been in tears reading the comments. Please be strong and hang on. The pain is immense but know you must push on. It will not be easy and it will take a long time. We will still be here with love and support.

One other positive thing from this is your devotion to pit bulls and although you may not realize it, you have educated many many people about this truly misunderstood breed of dog. How many pit bulls can live together in peace with love and care. One thing is for sure Sandra, I will ALWAYS support a cause for pit bulls because of your never ending care for them and any rejected and unloved creature. They were very fortunate to have had you, especially Shelby. You saved her life Sandra. We are here to help you. Do not hesitate to post or email whatever you need. Please. We love you and hope you get some relief soon.

Halle sends snowy sugars to Heaven every day for her Guero. Much love to you all.

Cody from Tucson said...

Mum and I have been following your blog for some time now and although we have never posted on your blog before now, we want to say how much we feel your sorrow. Mum has had cats die before now and knows how devastating it can be to lose a pet (even when they have been sick for a while).

Please know that we are thinking of you and want you to know that we wish there was something we could do for you.

Thank G-d you and your baby are all safe.

Lots of luv
Cody from Tucson

Wyatt said...

We send our love and all the prayers and good vibes we have.

Wyatt, Stanzie, Paul and Sue

Katnip Lounge said...

We read about your tragedy on the Funny Farmer's blog; we are sending our love and purrs to you.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We can not imagine the pain you are going through, but we know your heart is broken. You have so many friends holding your family up in prayer and fundraising because they want to do something to help. These things don't erase the pain but hopefully they will help you find comfort and peace to deal with the loss.

Jan & the Funny Farmers

Scooter said...

Why is always the hardest question to ask and never have answered. I don't know why this horrible thing had to happen. I feel better thinking of the postitive...why any of us are lucky enough to have a special animal touch our lives. Why did I get so blessed as to join this Blogville Community? There is really no answer to this either. But it is a positive one to ponder. We are continuing to send love and support to you and we are hoping you can feel our healing thoughts and find some peace in that.
Grr and a Loving Woof,
Sarge and his Peeps
Stan & Lori

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

We are so, so sorry that this happened. We can't even begin to fathom your heartbreak, but you are very much in our thoughts.

The Poupounette Gang

Whisppy said...

We read about your terrible loss from Pip and also Jan's. I can't begin to imagine what you must be going through. Please know we will keep all of you in our prayers. Please, please take care.

Becky Andrews said...

Wow. So very sorry for what you and your family are experiencing. So very sorry for the loss of your dear ones. Thinking of you with much love and prayers.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So many others here have said what we feel in words we cannot find for you. We hope that you can find some comfort and peace in knowing how loved you and all the dogs are by all your blogging friends. We are all here for you in some way. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Kathie

pam said...

We are SO very sorry and heartbroken for your loss. I don't even know what to say. Please take care of yourself. I'm crying just thinking about you and the babies. I am so sorry!

Marg said...

WE are so saddened by this horrible thing that has happened to you. We sure are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and try to take care of yourself. Please take care.

detroit dog said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss! (A loss to us all, really.) Your pups have known a good and loving life with you, so do remember that!

You have my prayers for you and **all** of your loved ones.

bichonpawz said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are very sad to hear about this. Know that all of your friends out here are praying for you. Sending love and strength,
Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Road Dog Tales said...

There are just no words to describe what you must be feeling and going through. Just know you have the thoughts of so many with you at this painful time.

The Road Dogs

Piappies World said...

We cannot find the best things to say at this time of grief, Sandra. We are truly sorry for what happened and we send you our prayers and hugs.

Do stay strong and take care of yourself. We are here for you as you re-build.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Me and mom haven´t been visiting you before.
We read about you over at Keisha the Spaniel.
We just wanna tell you we are sooo sorry for your loss :(
Sending purrs and hugs

Anonymous said...

Sweet Sandra,

Sometimes I don't understand how the world works or why bad things happen to good people. What keeps me going, what keeps me from losing faith is all the people in my world who are so willing to lift me up when I'm at my lowest. Please remember you don't have to do this alone, Sandra. Never forget that we are all here to help lift you up and ease your burdens a little. We can't change what happened and we can't bring back your lovely babies but we are here to help in ANY way you need us. You are a precious, precious person to all of us and what you are reading here on your blog is our collective promise to do whatever it takes to help you make it through to the other side of this tragedy.

You are loved.

Amber (and Mayzie)

Rachel said...

we will keep all of you in our prayers. our hearts are breaking with you. i can't understand why, and i'm not sure a "why" would even be good enough right now.

but, you will get through this, and i know your angels were blessed to have known love and family before it was time for them to go. you gave that to them, and no one can ever take it away.

Stewey said...

My mom and I don't know you, but please know we still keep you very close in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Our hope is that you will feel all of blogville's prayers as one huge security blanket for you.
Stewey and his mom

Beth said...

Sandra, You are such a good person. I admire you for what you do to help the animals; the rescue of Lucky, then little Tiger, then Shelby. You have helped ALOT! I'm proud of you, inspired by you and now very, very saddened by this horrible tragedy. I am so, so sorry for the loss of your beloved dogs. I am so glad your human family is ok. My deepest sympathy in your loss. I cannot even imagine. My prayers are with you and your family.
Hugs, Beth

Marjie said...

I learned of your terrible loss through Mango. I am so sorry. I know words are inadequate at a time like this. Please know my prayers are with you all.

Anonymous said...

We're so, so sorry. We're praying for all your sweet hearts to be healed.

Love and smoochy-faces,

Noelle (Jackie's mom), Jackie, Dillon, and family

Bailey Be Good! said...

Saw the news on another site and wanted to stop by and offer some hugs!! Keeping you in our thoughts!! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey & Nala (Yep, we're both girls!)

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh my God, I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. We will keep you in our prayers. Just so sad.
Cassie & Patrick
& the 2 pooches

booahboo said...

We are so very very sorry for your tragic loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. So so very sorry. We shall miss them all especially dear sweet Shelby.

Anny + Dommy

Leslie said...

My heart just aches for your loss. I can't begin to find words of comfort to offer except to say I'm so very sorry.

Asta said...

Deawest Auntie Sandwa
Mommi and I awe beyond heawtbwoken fow youw most twagic loss. We have leawned so much fwom you and youw genewous heawt and the wondews of all my Kissy-bull fwiends..I know i will see them all one day again and they'll tell me how you changed theiw lives fow the bettew and made them see that some hoomans awe good and kind and loving. theiw time wif you was much too showt, but you gave them youw whole heawt and that they took with them to heaven. I know that someday you will be whole again and thewe will be mowe fuwwkids that awe going to be helped by you. I thank god that you and youw little hooman pup and Bwinksie and Bella awe safe with you and will be able to help you heal along wif all the love and pwayews of this community. all of us awe holding you and hugging you and will always be thewe fow you
wif all my love and healing smoochie kisses
ASTA and mommi

LP said...

We came across your blog a year ago through Dog Foster Mom and have alwasy been so impressed by what a good, kind, hard working human being you are.You renewed our faith in humankind on days when people seemed less humane and more deranged.We followed Shelby's story with baited breath.Hoping against all hope that she would thrive. Would know happiness.And love.And she did.Thrive.Know happiness and love.You gave her that.You gave all of them that.And that is worth something.We can not choose when life is taken away but we can choose to live.You must continue to live,and eat and love.Because life is for the living. And you are here.And your family is here.And your two dogs are here.All is not lost.We love you and your spirit.You are valuable.You made a difference.You make a difference.Go forth knowing that.In the meantime, we wish we could carry some of your pain and we will try to in a small way by sending you love every day, and by thinking of you and how much your very special, loving essence means in this world.
the critters in The Cottage and their Mama , LP aka Sophie XOXOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Can't imagine how you must be feeling. My prayers go out to you and your family. And thank you for what you do. You showed your sweet babies love while they lived.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

So so very sorry to hear of this tragedy! Prayers and hugs are not enough...

Punchbugpug said...

So very sorry to hear about your huge loss. There are no words to ease your pain. We will be praying for your heart to heal.

Pugpossessed Gang

The Lee County Clowder said...

We can't imagine what you are feeling right now. We never met you, but we are sending comforting purrrrayers to you and all your woofers.


Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Mom helped us light 5 candles..
Your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Anonymous said...

Sandra, we are so happy you and your human pack got out ok!! PLEASE PLEASE don't feel that all you did to help rescue your pups was for nothing! You brought love into their lives for the first time, and they in turn brought love to our lives. Everyone here in blogland is hurting for and with you.

Prudence said...

We wish we could say something to make this all better, we're so sad for you and your family. Please know that you're loved. Take good care.
Prudence and Theresa

House of Carnivores said...

You don't know me, but I wanted to send you my sympathies, for whatever they are worth. I'm so sorry that this happened to you and your loved ones, so sorry. There are simply no words.

Laura and Hans said...

My heart is just breaking for you and your family and I can't for one second imagine what you're going through.

Cinnamon said...

Sandra I can't begin to tell you how sorry I was to read about this.
I will always remember your kindness to me when you asked to introduce Cinnamon on your bog, we found so many new friends all because of you.
Thank you for your friendship and your love of animals.
Please take care of yourself we love you.
Linda and Cinnamon

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Sandra, we are so, so sorry this has happened. I am sending you hugs and prayers and we will be here for you whenever you need us.

Amber DaWeenie
DaWeenies of Florida
and Family

dw said...

I cannot stop thinking about all that has happened to your family. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!


Koobuss said...

Oh, my God!

I can't even imagine the pain and horror that you must still be experiencing. It is so awful. What a terrible loss.

Sending you love, hugs, and prayers.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses.
Koobie's Family

Koobuss said...

Oh, my God!

I can't even imagine the pain and horror that you must still be experiencing. It is so awful. What a terrible loss.

Sending you love, hugs, and prayers.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses.
Koobie's Family

H Ski said...

We will continue sending you happy thoughts and prayers. Please let blogville know if you need anything.

Thanking of you.

Lola and Hilary (Lola's mom)

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

We are keeping you in our hearts and sending lots of good thoughts and hugs. This is such a devistating loss it is almost unbelievable. Please know that everyone on the blogosphere is here for you, even though some of us are not regular readers of your blog. We have four footed loves of our own, and understand how heavy your heart is.
Have courage.... Carol and brandi from Catitude


We came over from Jan's Funny Farm. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our pack was reduced by one Memorial Day Weekend and that pain was tough. We can only imagine the pain of loosing five at once.

Take care of yourself and those in you pack that have survived. May God help you through these trying times.

Dog Speed

Essex & Sherman

A MilShelb Mom said...

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers multiple times a day. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I just do not have the words...
~Maggie (MilShelb's Mom)

Brenda said...

Sunday morning now, and I am sending prayers that somehow the love of those who care will help sustain you in this day. If I could, I would send a hug.

Anonymous said...

I am very sad for you and am keeping your family in my prayers.

Juno said...

We read this very very sad news on Jan's blog... We're so sorry for what has happened. We can't imagine your pain... You're in our thoughts.. Please take care.

Momo & Pinot

Deborah said...

I just saw your horrible news at the Chronicle of Woo's blog. I am so very sorry. No words can help. Just know that I am praying for you and that your blogging community is a strong community and you have the power of the paw being sent to you from all around the world.

Blessings at your time of sorrow.


The Oceanside Animals said...

hello kissabulls its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am so sorry abowt yore fire and yore loss i am sending yoo all the tail wags i hav!!! ok bye

MadSnapper said...

this is my first visit to you, but that does not alter the pain in my heart for you and your family. My prayers are with you and I pray God will give you strength to get through this. I can not even begin to imagine the hurt you feel at this time. Woofs and hugs for you from me and my pets Jake and Baby.

Tucker said...

Oh my dear friends, I am just hearing the horrific news and I just don't know what to say. Words escape us. We have been struggling with our own loss of our Ellie, but to lose what you did - it's just too much. Life can be so cruel to those that don't deserve it at all. I know that all your pups knew love and shared that love with you all daily. Our heart aches for you all. Dane kisses coming your way.

woof - Tucker

Two French Bulldogs said...

we feel so horrible and empty for you. The babies are together playing over the rainbow bridge. We are filled with tears for you...we are so so sorry....Our paws are crossed for your day at a time
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

Sending you big hugs - my eyes are brimming with tears as I think of your heartache. I hope you know that you provided each and every one of those dogs with so much love...they were lucky to have experienced your love! I can't imagine how you must be feeling, but know that all of us out here in the blogosphere are thinking of you, praying for you (and your dogs), and ready to help in any way we can!

PoochesForPeace said...

ohhhhh. there are no words. i hope you know our hearts and prayers are going out to you, and please know that you can lean on your readers for support. you can make it through this.

Furry Bottoms said...

God knows that you care, Sweetie. If you did not care, you wouldn't be hurting so badly. You gave those dogs something they didn't have before... you gave them the time and opportunity to feel genuine love and to know life can be good. I know it won't help very much right now, but here is a giant band-aid for your heart.

HH and The Boys said...

Sending you all our purrrrs....

pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

Finn said...

We just heard about your story. We will keep you in our thoughts.

Margareth and Ugo said...

We are very sad for you and your family so far from us. We are thinking of you...

Hesta Nesta said...

We are so very sorry, we cannot imagine the pain you are all going through. You are in our thoughts.
Much Love
Jo & The Pugs in the UK xxxxx

The Heartbeats said...

Just learned of your tragedy. I don't know what to say. Blogville is here. I cannot imagine what you are going through. Whatever you need, please ask. Who cares if your neighbor thinks you're crazy. We don't. We understand.


The Heartbeats

Pat Wahler said...

My heart goes out to you. I hope it helps to know that you are in many thoughts and prayers.

Critter Alley

K9 Katastrophie said...

We love you Sandra. Yes, God must see you as very, very strong. He never allows something so awful to happen without a reason.

You are incredible. Please know that, though I hardly imagine the pain you feel, I am crying too. Godspeed.


MLaFayette said...

I empathize with you - I had several of my animals perish in a horrific barn fire (the barn was 30-ft high x 60 ft deep x 40 foot wide). And I caused it - I was trying to keep some young goats warm (they were my babies) during a very cold winter. They were my first of many and I loved them as one would a dog. They followed me everywhere - I birthed them, fed them, and doctored them. I was ignorant of heat lamps and the ability of baby goats to jump up and knock them over...they did...and we all paid for my ignorance. I cried for the longest time and had horrible dreams. I was unable to save them because by the time we woke up it was already totally engulfed. I will never forget it - we had several other animals in the barn that perished as well....the moms of the babies and 2 piglets. It will live with me forever.
My heart circles you with love and hope that some day you will forgive yourself. You are also involved with other animals that totally depend on you as well and you are a great person that has done much for rescue and healing....bless you for that....and yes, why you? Don't know....we'll never know. But what we DO know is that you are loved, that you are thought of by hundreds of people as a loving human being. Go give the surviving babies a love and lay with them if you can - cry and feel their warmth, their kisses, and their gratefulness for getting them out of danger. Take care and be well...

Alittlesprite said...

So very sorry for your loss. (hugs)

Scooter said...

None of us can imagine your pain, but our hearts ache for you too and we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. I wish there was more that we could all do for you. Hang in there, keep the faith and stay strong and know that we are all with you.

Love and prayers
Diana, Jazzi and Addy

The Thuglets said...

We have only just heard your tragic story. We can not imagine your pain. Please know we are thinking of you and sending lots of positive thoughts.

Karen Alan
The Thuglets

Lynn said...

Sending love your way.

labradorknitter said...


I didn't follow your blog before, but I heard what happened to your and your family from other bloggers, and I though to stop and say that I am so sorry for the loss of your so much beloved dogs.
Sending you a big hug!