Friday, June 14, 2013

RIP MacBeth

Some sad news.  MacBeth crossed the rainbow bridge this morning.  He had liver cancer and it had spread too far.  Thanks for all the encouraging comments the past few days.








Mac has been a great dog.  He loved people and other animals (yes, even cats!)  He was my companion as I navigated my way through living with MS.  I'm sure I wouldn't have regained so much mobility if it hadn't been for him encouraging (throwing his body against the bed!) me to walk him twice day...every day...at almost the exact same time.  That is a Scottie!







 Mac the quilt inspector
 The quilt tester...
 Covered in Spring pollen...
 The "sure it will only be another minute until we walk" look....
 The arm of the sofa gave him a great view out the front window...
Mac with Dobby...the inspector in training...
Mac off for a walk in Prestbury...

He loved to travel and meet new folks.  Nothing was better in his book than a walk across the fields to the pub for a visit with everyone in the village.  He loved living in England!

55 comments:

Carolyn said...

I'm so sorry, I know how difficult it is to lose a pet. They are our family. Prayers are going out for you.

Lisa Mikel said...

I am so sorry about MacBeth. I am sure his spirit will always be with you, watching over you. Blessings to you.

regan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose our little buddies. Take comfort in knowing that you gave Mac the best life he could ever want, with lots of love and attention.

Give Dobby extra kisses.....it will help.

Elaine M said...

Sorry to hear about MacBeth.Thoughts and big comforting hugs for you.

Janet O. said...

Condolences, Sio, for the loss of such a true and faithful friend and companion!

Marei said...

I'm so sorry about MacBeth. Losing a loved pet is heartbreaking. Knowing he had a good life and brought joy to yours makes the passing a little easier.

Virginia said...

It's always so hard to lose our four legged family. Keeping you in my thoughts.

kelley said...

My heart is broken for you...I've loved reading about your dear boy...may he rest in peace after the wonderful life you gave him...

Teresa in Music City said...

I am SO sorry to hear about MacBeth! I know how you are feeling right now, and my heart breaks with you. We lost one of our sweet kitties a year and a half ago, and the other was at the vet just this morning. We are hoping to stave off the inevitable for as long as possible. MacBeth will be remembered I am sure in your heart forever!!!

Vicki said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I know you gave MacBeth tons of love and care, and the best life an adorable Scottie could have! He was a wonderful companion and member of your family, but will always have a warm spot in our memories as well. Our hearts go out to you with love!

Kathy in FL said...

I am so sorry to hear this news about MacBeth. You'll meet again, one day.

MB in MI said...

Wishing you comfort and peace and many happy memories of your sweet scottie.

Mary Ellen said...

What a wonderful companion you had in MacBeth. It's good you have many good memories and photos.

Kasey said...

So sorry for your loss.

Linda K said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I'll bet he was " the best dog in the whole, wide world" and he adored you,too!

Frog Quilter said...

My sympathys. I know how special pets are, part of the family. If there is anything I can do, just let me know.
Hugs OOOOOOOOOOOO

Kathie said...

please know I am thinking of you and will always have such fond memories of Mac, I just loved seeing his pictures on your blog and loved reading all about him
The love and life you gave him was incredible I know he knew that....
Kathie

Gypsy Quilter said...

This is such disheartening news. Words are not enough to convey the sadness one feels when losing a favorite pet. But know that our thoughts are with you.

Mary said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Mac's passing. He sounded like the best little friend in the world and sure to be missed.

mereth said...

I used to love reading about Macbeth's exploits and I'll miss him. He had a very full, well travelled life with you, and you have so many lovely memories and photos of him. This wasn't the outcome hoped for, I really wanted him to have something treatable, sigh. I'll think of you both in the days ahead...

sewkalico said...

Such lovely photos. I am so sad that you have lost such a precious companion.

Sherrill said...

Oh NO! I am so sorry to hear the sad news. I think the greatest difficulty with our four-pawed children is knowing that we will most likely outlive them.

Sue SA said...

Happy memories of a much loved pet, sorry that he is gone, but glad he enjoyed such a rich and exciting life...such a priviledge pet to inspect all those quilts!

Jan said...

Macbeth has been one of my favorite dogs in blogland. I'm so sorry that he passed away. He certainly was well-loved during his life.

Merilyn said...

Oh NO!! Your news made me cry, I'm so sorry to hear about your little mate....
I gave my girls big hugs, I appreciate their little lives so much, and when I hear news like that it's so upsetting!!!
Poor little things, they can't tell us what is going on for them, they are very stoic.....
So so sorry.... the house will be just that much quieter.....my heart goes out to.....

Sue said...

So sorry Siobhan about Macbeth. They steal our hearts but we are left with beautiful memories.
I know exactly where he was walking in Prestbury making for the pub no doubt.
Hope your consider getting another companion.

scrappy101 said...

Sorry to hear this, pets are very special friends.

McIrish Annie said...

Rest in peace Macbeth. So sorry dor your loss.

Cindy Nielsen said...

I am so sorry. Please take care.
Cindy N.

Tamara said...

big hug to you. I am so sorry, I have enjoyed Mac on your blog and will miss him.

Patty ♣ said...

I am so very sorry to hear the heartbreaking news of MacBeth's liver cancer. My first Yorkie had this happen. My eyes are in a mist. I LOVED seeing him on your blog. Enjoy all those loving memories of your dear-dear friend.

Patricia said...

I would like to add my condolences with your other blogger friends. Please take care!

The Civil War Quilter said...

My heart aches for you. Our furry family members truly bring us joy and leave a hole in our hearts when gone. MacBeth was well-loved and he knew it I'm sure. Blessings.

Tazzie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Sio, MacBeth was a gorgeous little guy. He was so lucky to have you for family and had a great life. Big hugs to you all.
*hugs*
Tazzie

dianne said...

this is NOT what i wanted to hear about Mac ... i miss the little guy already and i am so very sorry for your loss, Sio.

Vic in NH said...

So sorry for your losing such a wonderful quilt inspector. What a fabulous home he had with you when he lived.

AnnieO said...

Oh, dear, poor guy! Only because he was so well loved and appreciated and had to go too soon! But you will all remember him well with love!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Oh no! I am so sorry for your loss. That are sad news. I kept my fingers crossed for him during the last days.
Hugs, Steffi

Kimme said...

My condolences Sio. Losing a beloved member of the family is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with you.

Sandra said...

Your loss has made me teary. My beloved Bichon, Sugar, will meet Mac and be his friend over the Rainbow Bridge.

Lady of the Cloth said...

I am so sorry, I know what is like to love those fur babies. That unconditional love is like no other. Carline

Lady of the Cloth said...

I am so sorry, I know what is like to love those fur babies. That unconditional love is like no other. Carline

June said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

ytsmom said...

I am so, so sorry. I know what a great dog Mac was. It is funny how the other pets will grieve for the lost one. They are much smarter than people give them credit.

Me and My Stitches said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I am sure you miss him terribly. Hugs and prayers to you.

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Loris said...

I find it hard to find any words to write, knowing how sad you surely feel inside. I still ache for loves I have had to let go. Mac definitely gave a full personality of love to you and will hold that huge place in your heart
We can be blessed that their pain and weakness is no longer. You were the best mom and love to him. He knew just who to pester to walk with him!
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as it takes awhile to go with a change like this. Hugs to you and Dobby and Brownie.

Purple Pam said...

So sad to read about MacBeth. I am sorry for your loss. It is difficult to lose our darling pets. Hugs to you and your family, including Dobby.

She said...

I'm so sorry to hear you lost Macbeth. My heart goes out to you!

Sheila

cityquilter grace said...

oh sio, so sorry to hear of your furry companion loss...

Dee W said...

I am so sorry. It's so hard for you and the kitties, upsets everyone. Hugs to you all.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh how sad.. My thoughts are with you I know he left big paw prints across your heart. (hugs)

Andee said...

So sorry your little quilt inspector has crossed the rainbow bridge. Always so hard to lose a fur baby.

Chris said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You've written a lovely tribute for your guy. I've followed the two of you for quite some time and enjoyed Mac very much through you. Take care km grieving takes as much time add it takes.

Chris said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You've written a lovely tribute for your guy. I've followed the two of you for quite some time and enjoyed Mac very much through you. Take care km grieving takes as much time add it takes.