Apr 14, 2015

Goodbye sweet girl

Our sweet little Budette has passed.  We found her this morning in the sheltered box that she would nap in after her late night visits. 
 
Visiting while I stitched outside
 
Coming out to grab some food from the boys
 
 Bringing the kids for snacks and a visit
 
 Her last litter
She was small, docile, gentle, not at all like any raccoon we've encountered.  She was here for a number of years, we can remember back to 2009, a very long life for a wild coon.  We will miss her every evening.
 
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47 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry, Marly. Hopefully she died without pain or stress. I love that pic of her last litter.

Penny said...

Love the pics of Budette and her family.... I'm sure you will miss her greatly....

Carol said...

Such nice memories you have, Marly! That last photo is so precious...

jan said...

People who show compassion and care for animals are good people. You are definitely in that caliber. ...jan

Rugs and Pugs said...

So sorry.
That last picture is just too precious.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Lizzy said...

Sorry, you are a very caring person. I know you enjoyed her presence and will miss her.

Veronica Longobardi said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You gave her a good life and cared for her. That's what life is about. Showing careing and compassion for others. I believe we are rewarded for what we give.

Anonymous said...

Marly, I am so sorry to hear such sad news. The photos depict such sweet, precious memories. Bless you for providing for her. SAH

Anonymous said...

Marly, how sweet and comforting that she came back to pass in a place she felt safe and knew kindness. Thank you for taking care of another of God's creatures. I know she will be missed around your homestead. Jen

karen said...

I am so sorry. I know how much you will miss her. Loved the picture of her family.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss, know that the comfort and care you gave her was great fully appreciated. You were blessed by her presence. God bless.
Peace to you, Lori

Diane P. said...

Bless you for showing such compassion to this wild creature.

Barb said...

Very sad. She sounds like she was a sweet little creature.

P.J. said...

She lived a sweet, long and charmed life. How special to have seen her family over the years. She came "home" for her final resting place...she felt your love.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry - I know she gave you many moments of pleasure watching her. blessings, marlene

CathieJ said...

So sorry. She gave you and all of your followers much enjoyment. She knew where she was safe and loved.

Krissy B. said...

Marly, how blessed she was to have you in her life and you to have her. I will miss your writings about her and I cried reading this. You, like me are such an animal lover and it hurts deep to say good by. If I were there I'd give you a big hug & some chocolate!!! God bless you woman! Krissy B.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
So happy she found a home with you and that you have so many lovely photos and memories of her!! I just LOVE that last photo! Thank you for sharing her with us!! So very precious!!
Sending Big Hugs~
Julie

Annie said...

So sorry for your loss. I'm sure the love and care you showed her helped her live a longer and happier life:) She clearly felt safe under your guard until the very end...

blue star stitcher said...

Your photos of her and her family are just beautiful.

C. M. Designs said...

I know that Budette was like a pet to you and Mark. I know how heart breaking it is to lose a pet, Marly. She was such a blessed little girl raccoon to have had a home and good food at your home. The picture of her babies is adorable. It is good that she passed in a place where you could find her..
Bless your heart and Mark's too, for being such caring folks to God's creatures AND your fellow "folks".
Warm hugs, Charlotte in Va.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Marly, such a sweet little gal Raccoon, so sorry to hear about her passing.Hugs Francine.

Vickie said...

Oh goodness, I am so soft. I am crying just thinking of her taking refuge in the sheltered box you provided. I am glad she was in your lives.

Mary said...

Sad, but what memories. She must have gone to her safe place to die, a comfort for her. A small comfort for you to have found her and not have to agonize as to what had happened. Great photos.

Angie said...

Oh Marly, what a life she had! The last picture is so cute and reminds me of the PBS nature documentary 'racoon nation'. It was one of my all time favorites (on YouTube if anyone hasn't seen it).

Terri said...

So sorry for your loss! But you have some great pictures and memories!!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I'm so sorry. I'm glad she had you to take care of her.

Frances N said...

Poor, sweet raccoon! She was very lucky to have you watching out for her.
The last photo is so precious!

Barbi said...

Oh Marly! This is such sad news! But you can see how much Budette trusted you as she brought her babies to visit...and came "home" to spend her final day. Such beautiful pictures to always remember her by. The last one in the tree of her babies are her legacy to you :)

Vera said...

What a lucky racoon to have found you! I'm sorry for your loss. I know you will miss seeing her, but how wonderful that she stayed around for years and felt so safe on your property. That last picture of her and her litter is darling.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly, I'm sorry Budette passed away, but so happy that she had a home and a box and food. You were so kind to her. The picture of her babies is priceless.

Pam in IL said...

Sorry to hear about your raccoon. My SIL rescued 3 babies a couple summers ago after their mother was hit on the highway. Two of the babies still come to her back door in the evening.

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear that. It's amazing when we make a friend with wildlife. I love that last photo - precious!

Annie said...

So sad. I hope her kids come back to visit you. Annie

Diane Barr said...

People are so mean to raccoons and possums. It is so nice to see someone actually care for them. most don;t even care when they hit them with a car. Is it any wonder they are wary of us. We share this earth, we don't own it.

Kristen said...

Condolences Marly. Raccoons are so adorable. Thank you for being so kind to Budette.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry about your sweet Budette. I'm glad she had a safe place to go at the end.

nitebyrd said...

My condolences. She looks like a real sweetie.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Her litter is adorable. Now you will have sweet memories with their help. You enjoyed her for quit a while...Life goes on in a bitter / sweet sort of way.

Thanks so much for sharing these sweet pictures. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Barb

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I'm so sorry Marly, she had a good life with your providence for her...

Karen Martinsen said...

Oh this is just so sad - my heart hurts for wild animals especially because they have no way of getting help when they are hurt or sick...but I guess God has made them the way He wants them and they take care of themselves but YOU took as good a care as you were able...feeding her, talking to her and letting her know there was a safe haven until her end.
Bless you for doing this
Hugs
Karen

Karen said...

You did a wonderful job with what God gave you. Thank you for sharing this precious family with us.

Krista said...

Awww, so sorry. Your pics are so very sweet.

Three Sheep Studio said...

This is so sad ! The pics are heart warming.
Rose

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

thank you for your postings about tiny Buddette ~ so sorry she is gone, but her life was fuller with you in it :)
L

Leanne said...

So sad. What a sweet little girl. Glad she came home to her little bed. She probably just laid down, went to sleep, and went to Heaven, instead of waking up on Earth again. You took care of her well. She was a lucky , loved little raccoon. Thank you for your care of God's little animals.

Jeannine520 said...

I know I'm late to this blog post but wanted to tell you I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. Ours are like pets to us so I know how you feel. Those babies are darling.

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