Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Very Sad Thing Happened

Warning:  This post will probably make you cry.



Our mom's heart is broken.  You may or may not remember our furend Casey R. Doodle.  We wrote a post about him here.  We just love him and his mom (who is called goddess but her real name is Mary).  They go on adventures and are soulmates.  Casey goes to work with goddess every day at the foodbank in the Seattle area. His mom, goddess, is what mom calls a sweet spirited hooman full of love and compassion. Through their Facebook posts many people have been touched by Casey and goddess's humor, compassion, love and light.  We can't count the times Casey has said "I lub you all" before going to bed.  Here is Casey and goddess:


Last night as mom was getting ready to go to bed, she thought she'd check Facebook.  She read a post from goddess/Mary:


This is the hardest post I’ve written, and one I’m not sure should be written at all. What is the protocol for telling friends- old and new—goodbye…that you’re dying…that you only have days or weeks left? Or maybe it’s not something we should speak about in polite company at all.
A persistent ache in my abdomen, dark urine…”quick” trip to neighborhood clinic. Rushed to ER, then 7 days in ICU, 2 more on another floor. Biopsies, surgeries, scans, and tests. Finally made it home to wrap up loose ends. Very weak, not online much.

The words hit me like a shotgun blast, just out the blue: advanced liver cancer…treatment, chemo, surgery not possible. You have a matter of days or weeks left.
Very weak, not online much, but just want to say that each and every one of you here has enchanted and enlightened me at one time or another. You are the constellations in my sky. I love you and thank you for your light.
Mary

So many people say that the friends we make online aren't real and that the relationships aren't real, just virtual. Mom's tears on her pillow last night were not virtual. We don't think Mary has any family. Casey has already gone to live with his litter-mate brother Milo so goddess is truly alone. Please pray for Mary and Casey.



Brokenhearted Murphy & Stanley & Mom

34 comments:

MilitaryPugWife said...

Oh man, this is so sad. I am praying for them. And sending out lots of love and pug hugs.
XXOO

Cara n Crew said...

yow. this is just so heartbreaking. we send our love and prayers. purrs,

pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is so heartbreaking. I'm so sorry. My prayers and warm thoughts to Mary and to Casey too.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that is such sad news - why is it that such good people leave us to soon?

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh mates. This is so sad. We will keep them both in our hearts.
No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh Doodz, and peeps.... I may not have known Goddess and Casey, but I know you - and you feel like real furiends to me; your sorrow is thus shared. POTP at work this side. Blessings hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Tears here, too. We didn't know her.......

Milton and Mr. Stubbs said...

Crying here. So sorry to hear about your friend. Will remember her in my prayers. Hugs...

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

How very sad, but what a strong woman. We send hugs to you for your sadness and prayers to her for peaceful days.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning and Mom

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We are sorry to read this. Over the years Mommy has shed tears when Blogville friends cross the bridge. Real tears..just like you said.

LBJ said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. Mary - I hope you have the strength to stop and read these words, of thanks and joy for all the light you'e brought to so many people.

Lin

LBJ said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. Mary - I hope you have the strength to stop and read these words, of thanks and joy for all the light you'e brought to so many people.

Lin

Ruby said...

Oh noes. I am so very sorry to hear abouts this most amazin' woman. The world needs more kind and loving peeps in it, not less. I will keep my paws crossed for her, and send lots of {{{hugs}}}}.
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
pees: Murphy, I gots your most thoughtful card today..I will thank you properly later..not the time now...♥

Whitley Westie said...

How very sad - I are sendin Mary and Casey prayers, luv, and POTP.

Millie and Walter said...

Such a sad story. This is similar to what happened to our Grandpa Chuck this past January.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh my, so sad. We are sorry we did not know Mary and now she is preparing to leave this world
Our prayers go out for her and hugs to you and your mom
love
Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is so very sad. Why do these bad things happen to such good people,!!
We will remember to say special prayers too for Mary and Casey..

Yes, its all real,, and those tears are real.
love
tweedles

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Carol we are so very sorry to read about Mary.
She is an angel on earth and will be missed by all who knew her.
Sending hugs madi and cecilia

sprinkles said...

Oh my gosh! I don't know Godess or Casey, but my heart is broken all the same. The saddest part is that she and Casey can't comfort one another during the last few days she has left. I'm so sorry and will keep her in my prayers.

I don't care what anyone says. I've made some wonderful friends online! And I know every single one of those tears last night was real.

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so very sorry to hear this Carol. We didn't know Mary, but do know that know matter where you meet them, friends are precious.
Lots of hugs,
Beth, Dory and the Boyz

M. K. Clinton said...

That is truly heartbreaking. Until I made friends online, I never understood how real our friendships are even though we've never met face to face. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary. ♥

Bouncing Bertie said...

Yes, the heartache is real enough. So very sorry to hear about your friend.
Hugs, Gail.

Monkeywrangler said...

I am so sorry to read of your friend Goddess' diagnosis. I hope and pray she will be at peace in her final days, and that she will still get to spend some time with Casey, who likely will not understand why she sent him to live with his littermate.

Mark Muller said...

the tears of my mom are real too... I feel how they run over my fur... I hope for a miracle and I will cross my paws for Mary and Casey... and if miracles can happen please send one to this two...
easy rider

Cinnamon said...

I will pray for a miracle.
Please tell Mary to get a second opinion.
May all our prayers be answered.
xo Cinnamon and Linda

Tails Around the Ranch said...

I'm so very sorry about this horrible news. Some people come into our lives to bring us joy and comfort, your friend Mary sounds like one of them. Thoughts and prayers coming your way and hers.

corkscot said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Mary. It is sad that Casey is not there to ease her pain, but it is important that he has a safe place.

stellaroselong said...

We are so sorry to read about your friend. We are sending our prayers her way.We sent you an email.
stella rose

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Hugs. Any connection with others is precious.

A Nelson said...

I'm so sorry. :-( Hugs

Sweet William The Scot said...

It is strange how people we have never met influence our lives. I am glad Mary felt freer speaking to people one knows on Facebook and being able to send it out to the universe to read. I pray people don't step away from her because her death is so near and continue to leave her notes on her facebook page. Having to say goodbye is hard.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

We are purraying for this dear lady. I hope someone goes to visit her! No one needs to be alone, especially when their best friend has already been rehomed. How sad. We hope someone visits her! Can her soul mate come for a visit or two? I think that would help her!

Oreo said...

Oh carol....im so sorry about your friend.
That's so sad and heartbreaking. Yes....online
friendships are real and mean so much to us all

Diana

Poodle At Play said...

I've never known of this woman until now, but tears are falling and my heart breaks for her...and for you. My deepest thoughts and prayers of comfort go out to her, and I am sending lots of those same things to you as well. I am so sorry.