Saturday, January 26, 2008

In Memory of my Clive 5/4/98 - 1/26/08


Clive is his young days at the lake. One of his favorite places to be.

Clive went peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge this morning at his home. Everyone's kind words have been read and appreciated. I have no more words to express the loss I feel from my little baby. He was the best little furbaby ever. He always wanted to please me -- and he did. Clive is now playing with his brother, Buster, in heaven. I can only imagine what a wonderful reunion that was.




We will miss all our new friends. I'll start another blog and keep visiting you all often.

A quick glimpse of our life:

Love, Kathy


Jan said...

We are so sorry about Clive. We know this is hard for you and we wish for you peace of mind and happy memories of Clive.

Our purrs and whines are with you, as well as Jan's prayers.

jans funny farm

Lacy said...

Hi Kathy, i am sooo sorry...he knew he was loved and u were with him to confort him in his last days...and yes he is with his brother and all of our friends that have already went to the bridge...hes prolly playing fetch and chasin balls now, and NOT hurting..u will b in my thots and prayers, now u have to begin the healing process...

A sad Claudette and Lacylulu ;(

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Dear Kathy our hearts are breaking and tears are falling. We will have you and your family in our prayers for comfort. Clive and Buster will enjoy God's Garden till they reunite with you. May his beautiful memories help in the healing path.

Love licks & healing hugs to you and your family during this difficlut journey.

Asta said...

I just heard..this is Asta'sMommi..Please take our love and condolences..we are so vry sorry for your loss..I hope Sweet Clive is running painfree with his brothers and friends over the rainbow bridge..I hope my Nora and Nikki were there to welcome him too..please try to take comfort in the love you shared which will never leave
smoochie kisses fomAsta
hugs and love from me

Lorenza said...

Please accept our deepest condolences. We understand how hard is this for you. We all loved him.
We will miss him a lot but sure he is now over the rainbow bridge free of pain playing and running around with his brother.
Thanks for sharing his life and the good memories with us.
We are praying for him and for you too. Anything you need, we will be here for you.
Lorenza and mom

the Corgi Girls said...

Our thoughts are with you, you are both still part of our family, and always will be!

Lots of love,
Moxie, Izzie and Mum

powder-puff said...


Oh no i am so very and deeply sorry. I know you have heard this before but clive is finally at rest. He is now running free over the rainbow bridge.

Please know that clive loved you as much as you loved him. And he will always be with you.

Sending all the love in the world your way.

Powder-puff and puff's mom

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

I also want to let you know how sorry I am to hear this news. Clive was one of the lucky ones to have had so much love for all of his life. I am glad he is free of pain and running with Buster at the Bridge. I know you need to grieve but I also know that someday you will be able to look back at your time with Clive and remember it with same love and laughter you had as you experienced it. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary, the Dachsies' mom

Randi said...

Oh Kathy - We are so saddened to hear about Clive...There are never any "right words" at a time such as this...You are in our hearts & minds & prayers...We know Clive is with all the other buddies at Rainbow Bridge...playing & painfree..I know my brother Dublin is playing with him now...he went to the bridge in March of 07....everyday still hurts...but we still laugh & smile & cry at his funny memories & quirks he left us....May your ache ease with time, but we know his memory & love will be with your forever.

Love & Licks,
Randi & her mom

Girasol said...

My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Clive is running looking for Buster and when they meet each other again they will be playing for ever.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

So sorry to hear this terrible news - we were all hoping for a miracle :(

Run free sweet Clive - you will always be loved and remembered.

To Clive's mummy - we are thinking of you and if there is anything any of us can do, please let us know.

Sad hugs.

Opy, Charlie, Greg and Brooke

Amber-Mae said...

I'm so shocked & devastated to hear about Clive...I was thinking about Clive the whole day & was hoping that he would show some improvements. Hugs to you Kathy. He will be remembered by all his new friends. My thoughts & prayers are with you...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Snowball said...


I am sorry to hear about Clive. May he be free and happy over at the Rainbow Bridge.

I need to go hug my little girl. She is only 1mth 5days younger than Clive.

Anne. Snowball's nasty jie jie

Blue said...

Oh, my I am so sorry to read your sad post.
I came via Casper, to give supportive wishes as he told me Clive was ill.
I feel for you loss.
Take care

Faya said...

We are so sorry for poor little Clive. Que son repos soit aussi doux que la joie qu'il apportait....
Kisses, Faya & VĂ©ronique

Hammer said...

Dear Kathy
We are truly sorry that you have lost your beloved Clive. The tears are streaming down my mum's face. She does not know your grief, but she has some idea.
Love from Hammer and his mum

Katherine and Pippa, said...


We are so sorry to hear this. It just seems to sudden. At least you know that you gave Clive a loving home and that he died peacefully in a safe place. Our thoughts are with you.

Pippa, Kate and Adrian

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh poor Kathy, I have only just read the sad news and although of course I did not know Clive, we felt like we did know him through his Blog and the beautiful photos.

I am so sorry. Please accept my condolences. Words are just not enough. My tears are falling as I write this.

Take care of yourself sweet girl, and know that you and sweet Clive are in our thoughts.

Much love, Jeannie xxxxx

Sad licks from Marvin xxxx

Run free Sweet Clive, Run Free......

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Ooops - sorry I didn't mean to put the word verification before your name! I thnk the tears got in the way.


Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Dear Kathy

Iforgot to say........

When you feel more up to it, perhaps you would like dear Clive to be remembered on The Rainbow Bridge Blog, link on Marvin's Hollow Hound.

Take your time to grieve,

love from Jeannie xxxxxx

BrandytheGreat said...

Hi Kathy, we've heard about Clive, and although we do not know him, its really sad to lose a loved one..Remember, Clive is up there now, feeling happy and joyful. Do not worry too much!
We're really sorry about Clive.
BrandytheGreat and Gang.

Noah the Airedale said...

We are so sorry to hear of Clive's passing. You have our deepest condolences.

Take care
Denise & the Leuradales

happy said...

Sorry to hear that. Hope you'll take comfort in knowing Clive's no longer in pain and always have the wonderful memories of him.

Maggie & Mitch said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Kathy! Clive was a beautiful boy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie, Mitch and Sue

Mack said...

Hi Kathy-
I am so sorry to hear of your beautiful Clive's passing. I know how hard this must be for you. Please accept our condolences. Clive is running and playing and jumping with his brother now!

All my love,
Mack & Mom

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Clive. We will continue to send tons of prayers and good thoughts your way.
Sitka, Tia, and our mom, Shelli

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

We are sorry for your loss.

xxx Asta down under

Weeny&Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, We are so so sorry to hear about Clive, we hope he is happy and peaceful, now that he has crossed the rainbow bridge.. Our thoughts, prayers and love go to you

Love livvy (mummy), Weeny and Daisy xx xx

Waylon and Willie said...

We are so sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Many Sniffs,

Waylon, Willie, and Jennifer (mom)

Dakota said...

Soft Husky woos as Clive crosses the Bridge.
May his memory make you smile. Bless you both.


Penny & Poppy said...

We are so very sorry about Clive. There are no words than can make you feel better, but just know there are a lot of us out here in blogland that share your pain. Clive will be waiting for you at the bridge while he runs free and without pain.

Poppy & Penny

The Airechicks said...


Saddened to hear the news -

Though nothing we can say can ease the pain.

We know that Clive is happy and with you always.

Our prayers and thougths are with you.

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh we are all so sad and sorry. Please know that we are thinking about you and will never forget him.

He'll get to meet our big brother
Cubby, and they can play and run, but he's still gonna be missed.

We love you and care.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie, Missy,
Bella, and Gerri

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Dear Kathy, I still cannot believe sweet Clive has gone to the Bridge.

I have put a small tribute to him today on Marvin's Blog, I hope you don't mind.

Hang in there Kathy, thinking of you so much.

love and sad light, Jeannie and Marvinxxxx

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

My heart is broken too Kathy, Clive was just the best chap ever. Even though I did not know him, I could see by your blog and the photos, how much he was loved. Tears are streaming down my face, cos he should have lived a lot longer.

My Marvin is only a year younger and yet I would break my darn whole heart is this happened to him.

The music on the video was played at my beloved Pa's funeral, and still makes me cry.

I tried to find a video which was Clive like, ok Pandas not Clive like, but he was so white and so darn beautiful.

Please look after yourself and take time to grieve, love and light Jeannie xxxxx and Marvin xxxxxx

Sunday, 27 January, 2008

Tasha & Eva said...

Kathy, all of us in our pack are so sorry to hear of Clive's passing. We know how hard a time this can be, but be comforted to know that he is at peace and out of pain. He and Buster are reunited and runnig free on the other side of the Bridge. Our prayers and best wishes are with you. Tasha, Eva, Vicky, and Doug.

Maya and Kena said...

We are so sorry to hear this...but you're right, he's resting peacefully in doggy heaven and playing with his brother Buster. We barely knew him...but we can tell that there he was a very special doggy.. Our prayers are with you!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Frasier said...

Hi Kathy
We are so sorry.Words just cant express our grief and we know you are going through so much more.We just want to let you know that we are with you and are praying for you.
Frasier and mommy

Izzie said...

Mama and I are so sorry. It is obvious from these pictures that Clive led a happy life with you.

Shmoo said...

My deepest condolences on Clive's passing. He lives forever in your heart and in the hearts of everyone he touched through his blog.


Peanut said...

I am so sorry about clive

4xBs said...

oh, we are so sad to hear the news about Clive. we were hoping that he would pull through... the rainbow bridge is a happy place though... no more pain and he is running happy and free. we are sooooo sorry for your loss. please cherish your memories.

sad mournful woofers from the 4Bs and their mom

Hana said...

Oh Kathy, I'm just devastated. I'm so sorry to hear about Clive. I loved all the photos you posted of Clive and stories about his dogventures. Our sympathies to you. We are very sorry for your loss.
~Hana and her Mom

Gus and Louie said...

We are so sorry to hear the news of Clive. We are sure that this is a very difficult time but all our prayers are with you.. Clive is happy now being with her brother.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Isis said...

I just read about clive... i'm so very sorry about all of this... i didn't expect this to happen so fast. I'm sure he is having fun with his brother over the rainbow bridge... I'm crying for the loss of such a wonderful pup.

I'll be sending hopes and prayers your way. Clive will never be forgotten.

isis and family

wally said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I am glad that Clive went quietly and it is wonderful to see from your blog how loved he was and what a great life that he lived. You were very lucky have fond each other.

wally & his family

Putter said...

Kathy --

We are truly sorry for your loss ... We are thinking of you ... Please take good care ...


Kate and Putter ...:)

Tachi's momma said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your fluffy furbaby Clive. He was such a good boy, even when he growled at me and wagged his tail! I know he had to protect his momma until he was sure that I was OK. I will miss petting him and seeing you two on your walks. Maybe Clive and Tachi will be friends at the Rainbow Bridge! Hang in there and know that I am close by if you need a hug or someone to talk to.

Jake of Florida said...

We're sad too to hear that Clive has left you. No matter whether we knew him or not, it's always tearful to lose one of our furry pals. We know how sweet he was, and how much you loved him. But now he's with his other pals and no longer suffering so our thoughts are with you and we hope his memories will fill that ache in your heart.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry (and Mom, Joan)

PKPWV said...

I am so very sorry for your loss! There is nothing I can say that will make you feel better! Clive knew how much his mommy loved him! You were a great mom to him! Grieve and Cry-we are all here for you!

Much love,
Penny, Velcro, and the 3 boy kitties:Kodak, Perf and WInton

Beanz said...

Thinking of you...

Comet and BLU said...

We are so sorry to learn that Clive crossed the bridge. We will miss reading about his adventures. We are sure he is playing happily and pain free on the other side of the bridge and knows how very much he was loved.
Sending pawsitive thoughts your way...
Comet and BLU

Twister & Furby said...

Hi Kathy
Came to know about your dog thru C,S & G's blog. I m sorry that you had lost your precious Clive , take care and be strong .
Twister & Furby

Gus said...

Thank you for sharing your memories and adventures with us. We hope that Clive and Buster are having a great reunion, and hope that you stay active with us until you are feeling a bit better.'

gussie and muzzer

The Brat Pack said...

We are so, so sorry to hear this news. Clive was so loved...and he loved you just as much. It's hard to find anything better than that.

Our DWB friends shared this with us after our Dakota passed and I wanted to pass it on to you.

Hugs to you and please don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do.

Maryann, Tucker-Doodle, Samantha, Bear and Dot-Spot

When dogs go to Heaven,
They don’t need wings
Because God knows that
Dogs love running best.

When a dog first arrives in Heaven,
He just runs.
Dog Heaven has clear, wide lakes
filled with geese who honk and flap
and tease. The dogs love this.

They run beside the water and bark
And bark and God watches them
From behind a tree and smiles.

There are children,
Of course.
Angel children.

God knows that dogs love children more than
Anything else in the world, so He fills Dog
Heaven with plenty of them. There are children
On bikes and children on sleds. There are
Children throwing red rubber balls and children
Pulling kites through the clouds. The dogs
Are there, and the children love them dearly.

And, oh,
the dog biscuits
As far as the eye can see.

God has a sense of humour, so He makes His
Biscuits in funny shapes for His dogs. There
Are kitty-cat biscuits and squirrel biscuits.
Ice-cream biscuits and ham-sandwich biscuits.

Every angel who passes by
Has a biscuit for a dog.
And, of course, all God’s dogs
Sit when the angels say “sit.”

Every dog becomes a good
Dog in Dog Heaven.

God turns
Clouds inside out to make fluffy beds for the dogs
In Dog Heaven, and when they
Are tired from running and
Barking and eating ham-sandwich biscuits,
The dogs each find a cloud bed for sleeping.
They turn around and around in the cloud…
…until it feels just right, and then they curl up
and they sleep.

God watches over each one of them
And there are no bad dreams.

Dogs in Dog Heaven
Have almost always belonged to somebody
on Earth and, of course,
the dogs remember this.
Heaven is full of memories.

So sometimes an angel will walk a dog
Back to Earth for a little visit and quietly,
Invisibly, the dog will sniff about his old
backyard, will investigate the cat next
door, will follow the child to school, will
sit on the front porch and wait for the mail.

When he is satisfied
That all is well, the dog
Will return to Heaven with the angel.
It is where dogs belong,
Near God who made them.

The dogs in dog Heaven who
Had no real homes on Earth
Are given one in Heaven.

The homes have yards and porches and there are
Couches to lie on and tables to sit under
While angels eat their dinners.
There are special bowls
With the dogs’ names on them.
And each dog is petted and reminded
How good he is, all day long.

Dogs in dog Heaven may stay as long as
They like and this can mean forever.
They will be there when old friends show up.
They will be there at the door.
Angel dogs.

Author: Cynthia Rylant

Ben_Benjamin said...

all my condolences to you and your family...but Im sure Clive is running freely with Buster now at the rainbow bridge, they will have a wonderful life there.

Stanley said...

Oh, Kathy.

I am so sorry to hear Clive is gone. I'm glad he had Buster at the bridge to meet him.

My hooman girl lost her heart-dog Rosie just about 1 year ago. She can only imagine how much you are hurting.

Clive obviously knew he was a loved boy! You did right by him.

Run like the wind, Clive!!

Goober love,

michico*Adan said...

I am so so sorry for Clive!!
So sorry, deeply.

We are sending our sincere prayer and purrs here.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry about Clive. You were very brave to choose 'quality of life' for him - it must have been so comforting for him to be at home and to have you with him at the end. Like you said, he's free now and with his brother...

Our purrayers are with you,

Gypsy & Tasha & Mum

Katie said...

Having just lost my cousin Sweetie last month, we know how you feel. There's just no words.


We are sending your warm thoughts!

Casper said...

Hi Kathy,
Just wanted to say how sorry we are to hear about Clive. It is with tears that I read your blog entry today. Please know that you are in our hearts and thoughts.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Clive. I've heard about Clive from many of our doggie friends. Please take care.

~ Girl girl

Holly said...

I am so sorry about Clive! I certainly understand how difficult it is, going through it myself before.

You will have precious memories and love to fill your heart where his loss has left it empty. And you will have the prayers and well wishes of all of us on DWB!

Hugs to you!

Holly and her mom Jan

Mickey said...

I am so sorry to hear about Clive:(
It is never easy to say goodbye to one we love so much.
You can take comfort in knowing that because of you,Clive had a very happy life full of love.
Purrs Mickey

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Kathy,
I am so sorry for the loss of your furbaby Clive.
I hope you find peace in the wonderful memories you had. Our thoughts are with you.

Taipei Wife said...

Dear Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss, please take comfort that Clive was very lucky to be part of your loving home and he is now healthy again with his friends at the Bridge. Furry hugs for you! Love, Dino

Super Dale and The Bear said...

We are sending you our heartfelt sympathy. Clive is now safe over the Rainbow Bridge with our girl Harley.
Another new star in the sky.

Run free Clive.

Miss Ellie the Superdale and her pinkies.

Parker said...

We are so sorry. Please accept our purrs and prayers.

Dory the Lab said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Your family and Clive are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dory the Lab

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

we feel sad to Clive.. We know this is hard but only will remember the good time..
we send you our love.. and a big hug..

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry about Clive. Purrs and soft woofs to you and your family.

Riley, Tiki, & Kesey

Daisy said...

My sincerest condolences on the loss of Clive.

Molly and Gertrude said...

We have only just heard about Clive and are so sorry for your loss. We can just imagine how strong the bond was between you and know that you will feel numb for a long time.

We are thinking of Clive tonight and hoping that he met up with Buster.

Take care,

Kate, Molly and Gertrude

Mojo said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Clive's blog was a favorite for us.. so many pictures and stories. He will be missed.
My condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We'll miss you Clive.

Mojo and Jill

PB & J said...

We were so sorry to hear about Clive (on Tesla's blog). There's nothing we can say to make you feel better now, but know that he is in a better place, whole, healthy and happy to see his brother again.

Our mommy knows how hard this is for you now, how lost you must be feeling. She's crying for you and your loss.

Pearl, Bert and Jake

Luckie Girl said...

I just got the news about Clive and I am deeply saddened. :( Life just isn't fair at times. Please take care of yourself Kathy. I know it's not easy, but time will heal your pain.

Maximillian the Valliant said...

I'm sorry I didn't get to know Clive. I met an Eskie once and I really liked her.

Warm fuzzies to Clive's family, I know he is too busy playing at the rainbow bridge to do it himself.


The Uprights of Sally and Rufus said...

Sorry for your loss, as puppy parents we went through it twice in one year. Each little critter holds a special place in our hearts.
Come visit the new pups in the house:

ChaChi Lu said...

No words are going to make you feel better... but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I believe there is a heaven with dogs that run free to do what they enjoy. He is having so much fun now.

Peace to your family,
Chachi and JET and family

duo_disaster said...

Kathy & Clive.

We're Sorry. We can't seemed to find the right words... Clive would be happy on the other side, where he would be renewed altogether.

This is shocking as we just visited your site last week...

Nonetheless Clive, you would still continue to be in our thoughts and prayers...

Rudolf & Goofy

P/S: We have a tribute to click at our dlog.. I hope you do not mind.

Patience-please said...

I hope that the huge hole in your heart, created by losing Clive will soon be filled to overflowing with happy smiling memories.

sending you thoughts of sunshine and comfort-
Patience, servant to the whippet waggle

Jasmine, BamBam & Eski said...

Hi Kathy, we're so so sorry to hear about this. and i apologize for dropping by late.

even though we've 'known' you for a short while, please know that our hearts are with you. Clive is running painfree now, with Buster and all our other friends who're up at the Bridge.

we're sure Clive will always looking after you from above.

...lots of hugs & kisses

Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

Hello Kathy,

Oh my!!! I was gone for some time and returned to this sad news :( We are very sorry to hear about Clive. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Jada & Missy

JB's Big World said...

We are so sorry to hear about Clive. We know how sad you must be, and our thoughts are with you. Keep Clive's memory alive.
--JB and JB's mom

Anonymous said...

i've been a silent reader of the blog and i can only imagine that clive is in a better place now, happy, well-rested and playing with his doggie pals over the rainbow bridge. i've lost my own girl on Christmas 07 too so I can understand how it feels. my sincerest condolences

Amber-Mae said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've changed my blog URL becoz some crackpot has been visiting my blog & leaving mean comments & we know who it is. Just click on my name & it will direct you there.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Marvin said...

Kathy, I am so so so so sorry I never managed the post about Clive on the Rainbow Bridge, I have had such a lot going on here at home.

Just popped by to say Goodbye, I am leaving the blogs, but hugs to you, it will take time, but remember "love is all around".

Clive was such a beautiful boy. We miss his photos very much.

love and sad light, Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxx

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

we had you Kathy on our mind and we were missing Clive so we stopped by jus to say we hope you had a blessed Easter.

Love Licks

Simba said...

So sorry to hear about Clive. We can't begin to imagine how you must be feeling. Sending you best wishes at this difficult time.

Simba and family xx

bindhiya said...

am so sorry about Clive..