It’s Been A Year

I still can’t believe she’s gone and still get weepy when I think of her. Our Cocker Spaniel, Sassy, died a year ago today and we’re so sad.  Eddie bought her for me as a puppy in 2004 and she has been our baby ever since.

 

 

 

 

 

Rest in peace my beautiful girl!!

 

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

14 thoughts on “It’s Been A Year”

  1. Ohhh It’s never quite the same after we lose them, is it. Maggie passed eight years ago and I still use her name when I’m calling one of our girls now. You have wonderful photos and memories, and I’m thankful that you shared them with us.

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    1. We had another Cocker before Sassy by the name of Precious and she was the same color as Sassy but with a little more white on chest and forehead. We grieved for her for about five or six years before Sassy came into our lives. Both were our babies and both broke our hearts when they were gone. It’s just so hard going through that and almost like losing my parents. They are and always will be our babies!! I’m sure Maggie was loved just as ours were!

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  2. These are great pictures of Sassy. I am so happy that she got to live her life with you, and you with her. I miss my little pug, Ginger, also. Our fur babies always find ways into our hearts, where they will stay forever. God bless and Hugs.

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  3. Oh Rita – I remember Sassy so well! I just love all your pictures even the ones with the dead squirrels 🙂 but my favorite one is Sassy with the fawn – love that one!

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