THE CHANGING SEASONS – JUNE 2020 – Marilyn Armstrong


What a strange and haunted year we have had. We are living in a world we never imagined except perhaps as a science fiction novel of the dystopian future. We don’t go anywhere, although today we went to the vet to say goodbye to Bonnie … and the grocery to say hello to food.

It’s almost a weird kind of relief that we finally let her go. This has been looming for close to a year. I remember last summer refusing to take even a short vacation because I felt she needed care and no one else had the time to give it to her. I haven’t absorbed it yet, but the Duke is grieving. Lots of sighing and moaning. When they walked her away up the ramp he started to cry and we cried with him.

Good bye Bonnie. Your were the best little girl ever and we will always miss you.

From Su Leslie:

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them.

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

If you do a ping-back to this post, I can update it with links to all of yours.

Categories: birds, Blackstone River, Changing Seasons, Flowers, Gallery, Gardens, Pets, Photography

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29 replies

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Bonnie. Such sad times. Your images are beautiful. Lovely examples of finding the beauty that surrounds.


    • it is probably why we live here. It IS beautiful pretty much all year round. I don’t have to go far to get pretty pictures. We are all sad about Bonnie. But she was not living much of a life anymore. Mostly, she ate, slept, found getting up and down the stairs difficult which, unfortunately is unavoidable in this house and I’m not strong enough to carry her. It was time, but we miss her terribly.


  2. I’m so sorry the dreadful day has come for you. I feel teary just reading about it. Hugs to both of you and I wish you all peace. ❤


    • We knew it was coming and we had been dragging our feet for months. Like everyone else, we thought we’d “know” the right time, but unless they actually get desperately ill or actually die, there IS no right time. Now I guess we are all in recovery. Ironically, Duke is taking it the hardest. He and Bonnie were close and he obviously misses her.

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      • Oh poor Duke. It’s hard for all of you, and you’re so right, there never is a right time to let go. I know that feeling well. My thoughts are with you. ❤


  3. Oh such sad times… RIP Bonnie, and for you another diminuation of your pets’ family. Plus Pat’s Tabby….. the cycle isn’t ending.


  4. Losing a much loved dog is a very hard thing. Heartfelt commiserations.


  5. I’m sorry about Bonnie. It is a loss for sure. I couldn’t agree more about all that’s happened and the other changes we face. Hugs, Marilyn and Garry. It’s no small thing. Really and only another pet owner would understand.


  6. I’m so sorry about Bonnie; it will be hard on all of you.


  7. Sorry to hear about your dear Bonnie! The photos show how much she was loved! Beautiful variety in your gallery!


  8. So sorry for the loss of Bonnie.


  9. So sorry to hear about Bonnie.– you’ll miss her, but remember her with love! Take good care of Duke as you do with each other.


    • This has been a long time coming. We knew last summer that she didn’t have long. Finding the hemp dog treats helped a lot and I think gave us at least an extra couple of months. We decided not to wait until she was helpless. While she didn’t really recognize us anymore, she still had an appetite and could see in bright light, though she was completely deaf. She also had some kind of growths. We didn’t bother to find out what because we knew we weren’t sending into surgery. She was an old dog and we loved her from the beginning to the end of her life. It’s hard to imagine life without her.

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  10. Always tough 😦 Goodbye, Bonnie.


  11. Awww, so sorry to hear about Bonnie, Marilyn. How sad to lose both of them so close together.


    • I’ve had a lot of “paired” (same breed) dogs and they always seem to go very close together. I thought Gibbs would live longer — he always looked younger, but he was gone at the beginning of February. And now he and Bonnie can play together.

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  12. I am so sorry Marilyn. Rainbow Bridge has a new playmate. My thoughts are with you. Losing a pet is hard, but memories linger. ❤


  13. I read your comment last week that this week would be Bonnie’s farewell. I’m so very sorry. Very sorry indeed. Seeing the two Scotties was such a pleasure, and now there are none. I envision a very happy reunion between Gibbs and Bonnie though. Take care of yourselves and give the Duke extra attention as he mourns the loss of his friends. I hope you got something special for your dinner today, a little celebration of the life of a really beautiful girl. My thoughts are with you.


  14. Certainly a lot of things have happened in this season change.



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