A Broken Heart

We got a call today. It’s the sort of call you never really want to get. It was the owner of our little deer tracking puppy, Anja. He called to tell us that yesterday morning Anja had been hit by a car and killed.

I remember the first time I held her in my hands.

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And what a fine puppy she grew into before our eyes.
Jan 7 Anya

I will remember her long floppy ears, and her beautiful reddish colored coat. I’ll remember the way she snuggled in my arms and the sadness I felt the day she left me for her new home. I’ll also remember how proud I was of her and of her new owner when their tracking wounded game began to help our community.

Oh the best of days is when these precious animals come into our lives, and the saddest is when we have to say good-bye.

Good-bye dear Anja. Grand-mummy loved you very much and I will never forget you!

Feb. 4 Anja 2

17 thoughts on “A Broken Heart”

  1. Oh, my God, I am SO, SO sorry! :::( Words can’t express how devastated I am to hear this terrible news! Heaven has one more angel tonight…R.I.P. sweet little Anya!

  2. What a precious little girl she was and she did her job so well! I feel so sad for you and her owners too. Will say a lttle prayer for her tonight.

  3. Oh, no! Terrible news…. *deep sigh*

    She’s so cute in those pictures. Hard to understand when they’re gone. She was way too young to go. Life is so unfair sometimes. *sniffle*

    ((hugz #2))

  4. Poor Anja, and poor new owners and to you as well…

    Such a sad thing to happen. She was such a good looking pup, and no doubt, brought great memories for you and her owners…

    So sad…

  5. 🙁 I can’t even imagine. I am so sorry to hear that. 🙁 They find their way into our hearts so quickly and never leave.

  6. oh my…I am so sad to hear this, nice that the new owners found it in their hearts to call and tell you the news though. I am sooo sorry to hear this news…she sure was a sweetie 🙁

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