hodge podge

6.03.2011

I'm not really sure what to say, words somehow aren't forming in my head the way they usually do. I'm just going to write what comes to heart...
Today around noon, an ambulance pulled up in front of my house. The driver got out and my Dad went outside. They talked for a minute or two and my Dad came back in. He told me that the driver had run over my dog who was on the road. Hodge Podge passed away instantly, he didn't suffer.
Those scary words hit me like a train, I can still feel the weight of them. Hodge is gone, something inside of me is missing. He was more than just a pet, more than just a dog. I never knew that the day we adopted that white rescue dog, would be the day I gained a precious friend.
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He shared my love for walks down the lane. Running, trodding, walking, or jogging - he was always sure to keep up with me. His carmel brown eyes looking up at my face, his tongue hanging lazily out of his mouth never ceased to bring a smile to my face.

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I could say anything to him, tell him everything. I know lots of people talk to their dogs, its just what we do. But there's something about having someone just simply listen. He didn't critic me or throw opinions to me. He would just listen.

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He never cared what mood I was in. Sometimes I felt irritated at his never-ending trying to lick my shoes habit, that didn't stop him from loving me. At other times when I felt frustrated with life, his gentle nature somehow showed me peace.

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Hodge was in a way, a guardian angel. He protected his family, barking to alert us of visitors and nearly attacking the mailman. He never was in any way aggressive to my little siblings, he was in every way a loving companion.

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I love you, sweet boy. Your loyalness to your family has blessed us each and every day you were with us. You won't be forgotten.
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  2. Oh hon, I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you. So much love.

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  3. This post made me tear up. I know there is nothing I can say that can possibly console you, but I would like to say that I am truly sorry for your loss. I have four dogs and the mere thought of losing any of them absolutely breaks my heart. I am so sad for you. He was a very beautiful dog.

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  4. I am terribly sorry for your dog. Truly. He is lovely and adorable and he has been loved for greatly. I hope you will slowly start to feel better. I hope you know that there is a whole community of bloggers and bloggerettes supporting you. Even if they don't know you personally. Like me.

    Z

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, that's awful! I hope you guys are okay.. it's hard loosing a pet..

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  6. Oh my goodness I'm so sorry!! I know what it's like to lose a best friend (she happened to be a dog, her name was Buttercream) and I hope you'll be feeling better soon. I'll be praying for you, dearie *hugs* :))
    -Jocee <3

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  7. Reading this nearly brought me to tears. But thank the Lord he didn't suffer.
    He seems like he was an amazing dog, and you were very blessed to have him :)
    Of course I can't sugarcoat everything. I'm really sorry this happened. How is the rest of your family doing? I've been reading your mom's blog, and I have been praying for all of you.

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  8. M, I know this doesn't make it better, but I want you to know that I'm so, so very sorry! I can't imagine what you're going through right now. But we know that God is in control, and he holds you in his hands!

    ~Kimberly <3

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  9. I am so sorry. It must feel terrible--I can't imagine my pets being gone--but at least you have these sweet pictures to look back on. I'll keep you & your family in my thoughts.

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  10. I am so sorry. I can't even try to imagine what that feels like. Some things God means to make happen. It can change you in a way that no one may know yet. God will make everything all better. I promise.

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  11. Oh, I'm so, so sorry to hear that! I can't even imagine the pain of loosing a dog, a friend... But the Lord is with you, dear, through all the sadness and pain. <3

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  12. This is so sad! I don't even know what to say. I can't imagine losing a pet like that. I'm so sorry.

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  13. This made me want to cry. I'm so sorry! I can't imagine losing one of our dogs like that. Praying for you! It's really special that you have so many awesome pictures of him to remember him by.

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  14. This post made me cry. I feel so bad for you and he was super cute. Just remember that he lived an awesome life living with someone like you, and he'll never forget that. I can't imagine how bad you are feeling but trust in the Lord and he will help you.

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  15. Again, I am so so sorry about Hodge, I know you'll miss him dearly, love to you all, I'll be praying for you!

    PB

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  16. Ah geez my heart breaks for you... we just lost Meeko and reading this brings fresh longings to the surface. I miss my friend too :/

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  17. Stopping over from Pastor Girl's Ponderings. I read your wonderful guess post.

    I'm your newest follower, and I'm so sorry to hear about your dog.

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  18. I don't know what to say. My beautiful dog Pepper died two and a half years ago. It hurts. I know. I'm tearing up, even now. But there is a reason for it, somehow, somewhere. God is in control. After my Peppy died, my Mom printed off the lyrics to "Trust His Heart" and she gave it to me. I still have it, it meant so much.

    Sending love, even though I don't know you personally. <3

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  19. I am really sorry for your lost. I can relate to that and know that it will be ok.

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  20. Isnt it amazing how dogs can become such an important part of your life? They really are such caring and selfless companions. May you cherish all the wonderful memories you had with this kind creature and may they linger with you forever. I'm very sorry- although I've never lost somebody, I know what it's like to love them. God bless you.

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