There aren’t words

Seriously. There aren’t words. But I’ll try.

We lost Mountain Barbie this week to kidney failure. It came on fast and sudden, and in the blink of an eye, she was gone.

There aren’t words.

178 Comments on “There aren’t words

  1. Oh, Jill I am so sorry. Thank you for sharing Mountain Barbie with us. Now we share your grief.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear that, Jill! She was a beautiful creature and I so enjoyed reading of her antics. As Kathleen said, we share some of your grief. She’s now in a better place, undoubtedly leaping off Heaven’s dock, happily swimming until you can all be together again. My heart goes out to you and the family.

  3. Oh gosh Jill that is so sad. I am newish to your blog and really enjoyed all the Mountain Barbie stories. I will be thinking of you and the family.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Mountain Barbie. Thank you for sharing her with us and my thoughts are with you, Alpha and the girls.

  5. Oh Jill I am so so sorry. Sending to you and your family lots of love and prayers. I too have enjoyed each and every one of your Mountain Barbie stories. Remember all the smiles she brought to you.


  6. Oh Jill, I don’t comment often but I’ve visited so many times and Mountain Barbie has been so much part of the attraction – one of them. I’ve loved reading about her and seeing her photos. I’m so sorry that you lost her so suddenly. I feel for you and the Barbie shaped hole in your life. As an animal lover I know so much how that feels

    Sending hugs and thoughts


  7. No! ๐Ÿ™ Oh Jill, I am so, so sorry. Mountain Barbie was such a beautiful creature and a wonderful part of your family – I loved that you shared her with us. I’m going to miss her, and definitely shed more than a few tears for your family’s loss. Our loss too. I know that crazy girl made your life brighter, and I’ll remember her with a smile.

  8. So very sorry, Jill, for your family’s loss. We all share your sorrow. Mountain Barbie brought many smiles and much joy to all of us as you shared with us her many adventures. Hugs to you all.

  9. I’m not even a dog person and I’m feeling a bit of your family’s pain. I’m so sorry. And like others said, thanks for sharing Mountain Barbie with us.

  10. What? OMG, no, no, no! I’m so very sorry. I know there aren’t words, I’ve lost beloved animal companions and your heart never heals, just scars over.

    Please know I’m sending you all much Light. There is a wonderful site,, at which people can light cyber candles — will do that right away.


  11. Oh, no! My deepest sympathies for you and your family. While I don’t comment often, I love checking in here every day and feel like I’ve lost a part of my own family. ๐Ÿ™ I’m so sorry.

  12. I am so sorry, Jill (and family). I don’t comment often but visit your blog every day.

    The sudden loss of such a young and beloved pet must be so terribly hard to bear.

    Much love.

  13. I am so sorry to hear this, I loved your stories and pic of Mountain Barbie. I lost my own pet due to a sudden illness a few years ago, and it truly was like a death in the family, not just the passing of a pet ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    I send my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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