Farewell my Little Bit

Tears fill my eyes; tears dominate my day.  It is with intense sadness that I bid my friend and companion, Bastian, a last farewell.  Basty passed away this morning.  I feel empty.

I am reminded of an old song by Terry Jacks, Seasons in the Sun, from which I edit the last verse:

Goodbye Basty my little one
You gave me love and helped me find the sun
And every time that I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground
Goodbye Bastian it’s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time

I know the emptiness I feel right now will, with time, fade to cherished thoughts of a companion who was with me 24/7 for the past 15 years.  We were truly ‘attached at the hip’.

I miss you my friend.

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An early walk (carry) at Cr Beach on the morning of his passing.  A very tired ‘old man’.
2010-07-25 Bastian
Better days; a proud Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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3 thoughts on “Farewell my Little Bit”

  1. Good bye sweet little bit, you had such a place in our hearts. The whole family will miss you terribly. You stayed as long as you could and shared a great love with Keith. Thank you for that and playing with Gracie when she was here. Now you both run around over the rainbow bridge. We shall remember every moment you blessed us with your presence, loyalty and love

    With All our love goodbye gentle soul
    Kevin and Amanda Winters 💕💕💕

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  2. Oh Keith I am so sorry to learn that Basty has left us. He was such a character abundantly little man, and such a wonderful companion for you. Yes time will smooth this raw grief you are feeling now to a place of manageable and warm memories but the hurt is too fresh. My thoughts and my sorrow is with you now. Take care my friend.

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