Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1 Stone

It's not likely Murphy will survive the week

'His candle hath burned at both ends.
It may not last night.
But oh our foes and ah our friends.
It hath cast a lovely light.'

variation of one of my favorite poems by edna st vincent millay

31 comments:

deb said...

I am so sorry :{ Kiss, hug, love him as much as you can, til his journey here is over. This is the same talk I am giving myself having just found out my beloved best friend is on borrowed time.

We 're with you in spirit.

knatvig2 said...

Sending prays to you and Murph! It is never easy to let a piece of your heart go...Murph has known much love and strength with you by his side. My heart aches for you!

Christy said...

There are no words to ease that pain. Love knows no boundaries; heavenly nor earthly.

Michelle said...

So Sorry Luke, We met you in Rhode Island, I brought Angel with me and not more than 3 months after we met she went to the Rainbow Bridge, she will be there to welcome Murphy.......

Kolchak Puggle said...

The tears are falling as I read this post. Oh Murph, we have come to love you so very much. Our hearts are with you and Papi and Huds. ♥Jodi, Kolchak & Felix

MICHELLE said...

<3 lots and lots of love to you and the pups <3

Nancy said...

I am so sorry to read this. You will not regret all the things you did with your beloved Murphy.. His spirit will enable you to carry on with your mission.

scullykath said...

Love you Murphy, Luke and Hudson,
May your light always burn bright in our hearts and memories Murph.
May your story never get old and may your life continue to give hope to those going through what you have. May your Papi find peace in knowing you both fought the good fight far beyond what was expected.
May your brother love you and remember you with happiness and wiggles. Most of all may we all learn from you and Malcolms fight and that we never throw in the towel and may someday we end canine cancer. Peace to you and your family my dear friends. Love from TX Kathy Wales

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Oh dear ones, I pray your prediction is premature, but be conforted knowing that when it IS time that Murphy will be surrounded by love and dignity. Feel the Circle of Paws from around the world surrounding you all and sending strength and peace.

Anonymous said...

Prayers going up for all of you. May the Lord comfort you & give you peace. He will be there to receive Murphy when it is time whether that is tonight or whenever.
HUGS to all of you.
Georgia

Jim, Rene, Wyatt and Spirit Jerry said...

Our thoughts are with you and the boys, Big Dog. Please give Murph a good belly rub for us.

Pam & the Woff Gang said...

Murphy your time here on earth may be short but you have left a legacy that the best of us aspire to....thank you my friend

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to read this news. Good bless Murphy. He is blessed with a wonderful family.

Anonymous said...

Godspeed to Murphy.
To me, life would not be worth living without dogs.
I've lost 2 Saymoyeds to Cancer as well as both of my parents.Both times my doggies got me through it.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear that. I hope that things change for the better and that you will have more time to spend with your loving boy. You and your boys are in our prayers.

Hugs,

Kim & HarleyBoo

Christine H said...

I'll have my 3 canine angels watch for Murphy. Daisy was blind on earth and we had to let her go from a hellishly fast spreading cancer 5 years ago. Of course now she's whole and happy and helping run The Bridge so she'll spread the word so Murphy has a fitting welcome.
Thoughts of you, Luke as you face this painful reality of loving the short-lived.
Christine H

Roz said...

My heart is heavy but full of love. You continue to be his hero..

Marcia Siemsen said...

I am very sorry to ready this. Murphy has had a very full and meaningful life. Murphy's legacy, like Malcolm's, will live on.

Rosie Willett said...

Dear Luke, my heart aches for you as the time we had hoped would not arrive is approaching. You have given so much to Murphy with all the love you have in your heart. He is so fortunate to have you as his Papi. He is never going to be forgotten by all of us who have been on this journey with you. Cancer is a mean, horrible thing, but I hope you will take comfort in knowing that your mission and the legacy that Murphy will leave have made so many aware of this disease. I know that you and Hudson will carry on the fight in Murphy and Malcom's name. When Murphy does cross Rainbow Bridge, just think of the crowd that is going to be there to welcome him with Malcom and Pete in the lead. Prayers for all of you who have surrounded Murphy with love and spent wonderful times with him and created good memories. May the Lord bless you and keep you, May He make His light shine upon ypu and give you peace.

Peggy said...

A very wise Pyrenees friend told me long ago that they never stay away, they come back one day, in another being. I have seen this and believe this. You will see a glimmer one day and know..
My heart goes out to you Luke, Murphy and Hudson.

Lauren said...

Tears falling for the heart-breaking experience of having to say goodbye...for now. Prayers and hugs to you all. Murhpy knows - without a doubt - that he is loved. And you know -without a doubt - how much you are loved by him. That's the best you can ask for...

Conservative Pup said...

Typing through tears. I followed you guys on your walk through the tweets and posts of your Papi. I've never met any of the three of you and likely never will, but I love you Murphy, and Hudson, and Luke, and I cannot tell you how sorry I am to read this.

Good dog, Murph, what a good dog you are. And Hudson, comfort your Papi and let him comfort you. God bless all of you.

Solitude.Peace said...

Murphy struck a cord with me a long time ago. I have found myself looking at your journey through some of your pictures. I found that in Murphy, he has these eyes, these hypnotic eyes that keep me in awe over him. Now I know that many people say wonderful things about a dog and their eyes, but to me, his are different. I have seen pictures of of him with his white coat on a lush green earth under a blooming tree and see beauty. The stories of your son have made me cry and laugh. I love the look he has when he is looking away from H2O!

You have shown him so much of the beauty of the countryside that many of us only wish we could experience. You showed him to experience the world in it's raw form. What a blessing! You have sought out the absolute best care and you love him unconditionally like no other.

Not to sound strange but I do see Murphy as a child of mine too. I have never had the opprutunity to rub his belly or feel the licks of his kisses but I am sure I would never forget the feel of him. He is a Mighty Giant...He is The Smart One!

Luke, I am so grateful for you. You have taught me so much and don't even know it. You have shown me that perspective is important. I look beyond myself and see so much because of you. A man, a true inspiration to pack up and set out on a journey for knowledge of Comparative Oncology. There is so much to learn and I have learned much through you. I always thought it wasn't good to feed our furrbabies "human" food, but you show that it can be done and be done in the right way. You have fought a fight and you still fight. You stand tall.

Now I know that you will cry, become angry possibly even curse God however you will not waiver in your beliefs. I admire this passion of such a man.

I guess to sum this up...I am proud to be a part of this journey, it may be small, but I am proud for the part I have. I am thankful for being allowed in to express my beliefs and love for your son. I am proud to stand beside you in this journey. I am proud to be your friend and proud to be a part of Murphy's life.

Thank you,
Tish

Kyle said...

He saw you through your journey. He made a difference. Now he's being called home. His job is done.

Anonymous said...

My heart hurts for all of you. I can't say anymore than that.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry. I know how you feel. My Snoopy and Sidney will be waiting at Rainbow Bridge to greet him when the time comes. God Bless you all.

EMac said...

A light that will see you, and all of us, through the hard journies in front of us. Blessings on you, Luke, and the Fuzzybutts, and an angel kiss for Murphy.

J J said...

God sends angels to bless our lives....they are our beloved dogs. In His infinite wisdom, He gave us hearts to love and care for them as best we can and should. God bless you, Murphy, for being an Angel to Luke and to us all who love you. JJ

Anonymous said...

Just learned of you today on Dogs 101 - Featuring Wonder Dog - Murphy...I will never believe such a compassionate God could give us such love and friendship and not reward us with the ultimate reunion - so I too look forward to the day when we are made whole and healthy with our best friends

Anonymous said...

Let him go.

Solitude.Peace said...

for above
"let him go"
pathetic comment