Gone From My Sight
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says, “There, she is gone!”
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There, she is gone!” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout,
“Here she comes!”
And that is dying.
Author ~ Henry van Dyke
"Ella" Lived 11 years.
She was the first dog I imported from Anton & Elke and started a whole new chapter for me. My first brown, my sweet girl.
In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you - will have stars that can laugh!" Antoine de Saint Exupery
Elma of the Thatch Roof
"Embra" touched my heart so deeply. Thank you Anton & Elke.
CH Pt'd Nordic Mist's Gone Fishin',CGC
"Fisher" left me at 9 1/2, far too soon, cancer. He was my big sweet boy.
Vercordia De Heicopper
"Cordia" left me at 12 years old. She was my special girl... always sweet and full of grace. Thank you Anton & Elke.
CH Pt'd Kloofbear Nrdc MstWatermark,CGC
“Vergel” lived for 14 1/2 years! He was all boy and a joy right up until the end. Thank you Evelyn.
Nordic Mist's Evening Shade,CGC
"Ponder" left me at 12 years old. I can still hear him woofing for me to get off the computer and come to bed.
Nordic Mist’s L’Isle,CGC
“Lyle” lived for 12 years. He had a heart of pure gold.
Nordic Mist’s Constant Craving,CGC
“Stella”, Fisher’s Mom, was my girl from the day she was born. When her grandma Rosey died she took up residence on the bed beside me & every night thereafter until the day she died.
Brunhaus C’Est La Rose NM
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CH Flying Cloud’s Nordic Mist “Kraken” was my foundation male. He lived for 14 years. He was everything a foundation male should be, including a wonderful companion.