Wishing a Hoppy New Year To All!!

Dearest Tripawds Community,

I would be remiss if I didn’t add one final entry on Buddy’s Blog this year.  I have not posted in a long time but I still feel very connected to the Tripawd community.  I couldn’t let 2016 end without paying tribute to my boy and thanking each of you for your support during our journey.

Buddy crossed the Rainbow Bridge back in April.  I still miss him every day.  I still talk to him.  I still feel his presence in my life.

I was blessed to be ‘mom’ to his magnificent creature for 10 years and for that I am eternally grateful.   He sends me signs every now and again (who cares if I’m crazy) and that gives me great comfort……I just found one of his whiskers the other day in my bathroom in California (I moved from Virginia months ago and well after Buddy passed).  NOW THAT’S A SIGN!  I smiled, laughed and saved that beautiful whisker!!!

I’m not quite ready to give my heart to another.  When the time comes I know Buddy will guide me.

I want to wish each and every one of you in the New Year!

Julie and Spirit Buddy



Author: juliedarling

Dear sweet Buddy Darling crossed the Rainbow Bridge 6 months post diagnosis of OSA. We had an amazing 10 years together and that will have to be enough until we meet again!

7 thoughts on “Wishing a Hoppy New Year To All!!”

  1. Oh Julie!!!! I have trars for sooooo many reasons!!! As soon as I saw his blog pocture directing us here I got all misty eyed!

    Yiur words, that BEAUTIFUL first picture…yeah, a huge lump in my throat.

    And then…AND THEN…I saw thst happy boy giving you that mischievous look out the corner of hus eye whike scratching his back….And then…A D THEN… I saw that HUGE HAPPY GRIN…And then…AND THEN…thst JOYFUL LOVING picture of you and Buddy so happy, so connected…And my tears turned ro happy tears for a life so well lived and so well loved!!!! 🙂 🙂

    Julie, I know you understand rhis. You and Buddy have BOTH been soooo strongly in my thoughts these last several days. Today I promised myself I was going to email you either ronight or tomorrow!! I was!!!! And then BAM! Here you and Buddy are!!! Yep, we’re all still so very connected!!

    Leave it to Buddy to send you a WHISKER of his!!! That’s sooo Buddy!! I can only imagine his wagging tail as he watched you find it!!!

    And Julie, it’s not “giving your heart ro another”. It’s OPENING your heart up to make room FOR another! Buddy will always have his own special place in your heart.

    Resides, Buddy already has plans for you I’m pretty sure! Yeah, when Buddy joined Happy Hannah and the rest of Aprils Angels, one of the first things they do at their team meeting is decide who they will send to us and when!! I can only imagine the laugh they had when Buddy said he was sending you his WHISKER!! What a group!!

    It really, really was good ro hear from you AND Buddy!! 🙂 Seeing his pictures just lit up my world tonight!!

    We salute you Buddy! We thank you for CONTINUING to be in oir lives…And your wonderful Mom too!!

    Lots and lots of love and light to you Julie!

    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    PS. When will you be back in Virginia?

    1. Hi Sally!!
      I just re-read your note and I needed it today!! Yesterday for some reason I felt it necessary to watch saved videos of Buddy. That always makes me happy and sad. I also bought rotisserie chicken which was Buddy’s favorite and it was weird not having him clambering beneath me for his share. That’s probably where the nostalgia came in. Haven’t really bought a whole chicken since he crossed the bridge. Anyways – I thank you so much for your uplifting comments and you are right – Buddy will always be with me, my first fur baby and the best dog I could ever imagine.


  2. Hi Sally! Thank you for ALWAYS lifting my spirits!! I just thought I needed to pay tribute to my boy before this stupidly horrible year ended. I will open my heart to another – in due time – I will retire from the Navy in 2 years and I will rescue a pup or two. I want to be present with them. Buddy will guide me, I just know it!! I will be back in Virginia in June. Would love to see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Best wishes to you for a happy New Year, please stay in touch!!!!!

    Julie and Spirit Buddy

  3. Great hearing from you again! It is amazing how the whiskers, and fur, show up from time to time. I found myself contemplating a big clump of black dog fur which I found in my closet the other day. When the time is right for a new dog, that dog will present himself or herself to you. Happy 2017!

    1. Thanks so much!! The fur and whiskers always bring me comfort!!!
      Happy 2017 to you too. It’s gonna be a good year!!

  4. Julie, these photos are just so darn sweet. Happy New Year to you also. Thank you for being so good to the community and even though Buddy is now an angel, please never forget that he is forever in our hearts and you are always a part of this mighty family. xoxo

  5. Jerry,
    Thanks so much! I am happy to have found the Tripawd family. I appreciate your words!
    Happy NY!!!


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