good-bye, dear prudence

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 7.46.07 PM Prudence 013BeFunky_12.jpg OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADSCN1523_2 copy2012-12-17_17.17.042013-07-01_13.00.15 IMG_3312 copyIMG_3627Today’s post is for Dear Prudence, who was put to sleep yesterday.

Most of you don’t know this but Hello, Scarlett is actually named after my former dog, Scarlett O’Hara. Like Prudence, she also died from cancer at a young age. Scarlett was also Prudence’s half-sister. My entire blog is a reminder that we should love often, without regret, and with our whole heart. Never shall we forget those furry friends who give us a reason to get up every morning.

Although Prudence was bratty for the first 4 years of her life, and although she never came across a cat that she didn’t want to chase, she was the kindest, funniest, and most gentlest giant that ever lived. My parents were the ones who looked after Prudence, and I am eternally grateful for the life that they gave to her. She loved every person that she ever met, all of her brothers and sisters, every meal that was dished out for her,  every grooming (even though she was ticklish), every new day, afternoon, and night, every snowfall, every pond and puddle, and every animal that she played with, hunted, got kicked by, or ate. I am also thankful that I was able to spend the last minutes of her life with her. I know that she is thankful for all of these things as well.

I’ll miss you Pruby Tuesday. You’re gone with the wind, and you took a big part of me with you.

Dear Prudence
August 2008 – May 2014
Rest in peace my big, beautiful Saint.

Train roll on, on down the line,
Won’t you please take me far away.
Now I feel the wind blow, outside my door,
I’m leavin’ my woman at home, oh yeah.

Tuesday’s gone with the wind,
My baby’s gone, gone with the wind.
And I don’t know, oh, where I’m goin’.
I just want to be left alone.
Well when this train ends, I’ll try again.
I’m leavin’ my woman at home.

Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
My baby’s gone, with the wind.
Train roll on.
Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
My baby’s gone, with the wind.

Train roll on many miles from my home, see I’m,
I’m ridin’ my blues away, yeah.
But Tuesday you see, she had to be free.
Somehow I got to carry on.

Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
My baby’s gone, with the wind.

Train roll on, oh on,
‘Cos my baby’s gone.
I’m riding my blues babe,
Trying to ride my blues.
Ride on train, ride on train.
Riding my blues babe,
Good-bye Tuesday.
Bye Tuesday.



  1. I am so sorry! I pray for peace for you and your family.

  2. maomau

     /  05/30/2014

    Sooooo sorry to hear about your loss! **hugs**

  3. Poignant and thoughtful blog post . Thank you for sharing. Bing.

  4. Sorry to hear about your loss, but also glad to hear that Prudence had such a happy life and was loved so much.

  5. Aww I’m so sorry to hear this. I have a dog too and this day is coming soon, he’s 11 years old. It’s heart breaking to have to see a love one go.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Nothing can ever replace a doggie friend, but the best part about having a dog is that your heart seems to expand the longer they are in your lives. The dogs that are a part of your future will have dear Prudence to thank for that. <3

  7. So very sad to hear of your loss: we have been through it too often but it is always dreadful. Bless the dear girl. Love from us all, Pip x

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful life Prudence had!

  9. Joanne S

     /  05/11/2014

    Our Boston terrier pups are naughty, hilarious, inquisitive, naughty, playful, naughty, brilliant. If you ever have the honor and privilege to be owned by a pup you find that these sweet beings just wriggle and tiggle themselves right under our hearts, don’t they? I am so sorry about your Prudence.

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss. There is nothing like the love and devotion of a dog. :(

  11. Krista

     /  05/10/2014

    This made my heart ache, I know how much you love your saint girls. Thinking of you, Em. <3

  12. So sorry for your loss Emory, it’s never easy saying farewell to one of our furry friends. Pru was gorgeous. You have lots of memories to fall back on which will bring some comfort, eventually. Mum’s touching and heartfelt comment brought tears to my eyes.

  13. Sorry for your loss. Pets are life savers sometimes and companions always. Such a cute “little” fluffy puppy. She was lucky to have you I’m sure.

  14. Mum

     /  05/10/2014

    Sweet Jesus this is a tough one. I am so frightened of grief I am scared of the waves of it washing over me. But this is for Prudence: “well darlin it’s over for now. It was hard to say goodbye but it was harder to watch you decline. Brave old girl. The pack misses you. We keep waiting for you to come crashing out of the trees with something disgusting hanging from your mouth. Yes our adventures are going to be a little sadder for a while. You were a big girl with a big heart. See if you can help my poor Emma she is broken. I miss saying your name. Pru. So I will keep using it when I call in the others. Guin Gabi Georgia.Storm. Bran. Ben. Pru! Lets go home. They say there is a rainbow bridge. I don’t know. But if there is look for Big Ben. He’s waiting for you and will stay with you. Watch over us Pru. You are in my heart forever.

  15. I know how you feel….. words can’t describe what you are experiencing… ya never know what is going to happen so love with all your heart and make the most of every moment….a beautiful post and I am sorry for your loss….
    the collies and chuck

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