Friday, April 16, 2010

"My Smile Is Broken"

I don't want you to see my face.
Please don't look at my tears.
Sometimes little hearts
like mine get very sad.
Sometimes our smiles get broken.
My smile is broken.

I cannot smile because my friend Penny died.
Now there is a storm in my heart,
that is raging out of control.
I do not understand why my friends die.
Why? Why? Why?
Why do bad things happen?
I know that sometimes, you wonder why too.
I don't have the answers. I think that no one knows.

Penny had a mama- just like you and me.
Pennys mama loved her so much.
She gave Penny her favoritist wish,,,,
in the whole world- whipped cream, and love.
Now Penny has gone to the Rainbow Bridge,
and her mama has a broken heart.

I am reflecting on what Penny ment to me.
I remember how she made me giggle.
I remember how brave and corageous she was.
Penny never complained.
She had a brave heart.
I miss her . And I know her mama misses her more.
Penny and her mama made friends,
with you and me.

And so, as I sit and reflect, I am thinking.
My heart is speaking, and I am listening.
This is what my heart tells me.

Lets all join paws, and circle around Pennys mom.
We can send our love to her.
I know the stars in the sky will shine brighter tonight
as Penny crosses the Bridge.

Maybe tomorrow we will smile a little.

Love, tweedles


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

We are furry sorry fur your loss -

We'll look fur Penny's star in the sky -

I'm heading to her blog now -


Those Elgin Pugs said...

We are so grateful and thankful to have such a wonderful and beautiful friend like you. You truly have a kind heart. Together we will get through this. Your story is uplifting and mindful. It helps my Mommy heal and I'm sure Penny is looking down smiling upon all of us thankful such caring words are being sent forth towards her Mommy.
We love you too little Tweedles and we are glad to call you our friend~
big hugs,
Josie, Izzy, and Anakin

Salinger The Pug said...

Oh Tweedles! That was a beautiful post.

My smile is broken too...but we're putting together a bloggie for tomorrow in Penny's honor that we hope might help fix everyone's smile.

Nighty night sweet girl!


Arlo The Pug said...

Hi Tweedles. My mom and I agree. Today is a sad sad day. We miss our friend. Love, Arlo.

Unknown said...


I am so sorry for your loss and for your special friend's loss. I've been over there to offer my condolences. She was a beautiful doggie and so is her mom!

"Without the bad things in life we'd be unable to appreciate the good!"

Our hearts are with you so that your smile will become unbroken again!


agent99 said...

We are so sad for Penny's momma, but your sweetmessage helped us feel better. I am sure Penny's momma is feeling all the love you are sending too,

Gen & the Foo

Ying and Yang said...

We too, are very sad for Penny's Mom and you have, as always, expressed it perfectly. You are a special friend to all who know you, Tweedles, we are glad you are here. We are sending love to Penny and her Mom, too.

Just Kisses tonite,
Ying and Yang

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! You can let the world see your tears because it's okay to cry. We need to cry to let ourselves heal, to become whole again. Soon our smiles will be fixed and we will remember sweet Penny with laughs and whipped cream.

My paw is stretched out to yours and all our friends as we make a big circle around Penny's mom. Our circle cannot be broken because our love is stronger than ever before.

Stubby xoxo

Molly the Airedale said...

We were so sorry to hear about your friend, Penny, Tweedles. It's so hard to lose a friend. We are so sad for her mom.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Tweedles, I know you were a good friend to Penny, and I know how very sad you are feeling, because I have felt this same sadness too. I don't know why some of our friends leave us too soon, and I wish I did. But I do know that there are angels that will be watching over Penny until she and her Mom are together again--Until that time, just know that Penny is not that far from us and as you know, she lives on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her.

Pugs and Kneedles said...


Our smiles are broken too! Thank you for putting into words what our hearts were feeling. We join your circles of pug love for Penny's mom.


Ho-Tei, Myoki & Bodhi

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Tweedles, Such a beautiful post - we will miss Penny too! She always put a smile on our faces!

Pugs & Kisses

Yoda & Brutus

Scout and Freyja said...

Tweedles, dear, we have gone to Penny's bloggy and offered our condolences. Honey, it is furry sads that Penny went to heaven but she completed her Circle of Life just as all of us will someday.

We imagine that Miss Penny, right now, is sitting atop a whipped cream cloud looking down on her momma and all of her friends and cuddling everyone with her tremendous ♥ of love.

Tweedles, we cuddle you, right now, and send you our love and our wish for a wonderful weekend with your moms.

Diane said...

hi Tweedles, I was so saddened to read about Penny & Elvis on Melissa's blog. I can tell Penny was very special to you & I am so sorry you are hurting. I am sending love & positive thoughts your way, sweet girl. I am most sorry for Penny's mom. My heart goes out to her.
I love you angel!
Aunt Diane

Becky said...

This is such a sweet and loving post about Penny, another funny girl kinda like you. Dana and Penny will always be a pair of fun loving girls. Another little pug named Elvis also crossed the bridge yesterday. I cried for a long time yesterday and went to bed with a heavy heart. We love our furbabies so much! Hoping for a better day today. Love you, little girl!

Chatty Crone said...

I am so very, very sorry about the loss of your friend. Love, sandie

Smushie Ranch said...

Tweedles, our hearts are breaking too. Hopefully we can all find our smiles again together...

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Oh Tweedles :( You are such a brave little Pug, taking on the sorrows and joys of the world and sharing them with us.
Penny is ok, she's with God and you can be sure He will take good care of her. Meantime, help Penny's mama move on. I know it's too soon, but eventually she will need another furry little fatty. Penny will send one from Heaven and it will be named Pennie's from Heaven. I know that this is true.
Big Puggie hugs to you, you dear little hunka hunka burnin' love *****

dw said...

Hi Tweedles, it just doesn't seem right to lose a friend like Penny in the springtime, does it? I was very sad when I read all the blog titles, and I knew what had happened without even clicking, and I was sad. But I know that every time I see whipped cream, especially Starbuck's whipped cream, I'll think of Penny. And perhaps that will make all our smiles whole again, because we'll be thinking happy thoughts of Penny.

kissa-bull said...

tweedles love of the pibble pack

we are furry much full of sorrow for you loss. we will light a candle for penny today along wiff max's to the saint farincis of assisi to care for penny at the bridge.we just know that wiff your kind words penny is smiling from above.
we send you sweet slobbery sugary kisses in hopes that your broken smile will heal wiff the sugars.

the pittie pack

Harry Pugalicious said...

Tweedles, you uses your words really well. That was such a beautiful tribute to Penny.

Manon said...

Oh, Tweedles. I am crying along with you. Those were beautiful words for Penny! I'm sending u big *boston* kisses and hugs!!

Love, Otis

Anonymous said...

Tweedles, we are so sad for your loss. We didn't know Penny but read about her on Winston's blog. She was a very lucky puggie to have such good friends and such a wonderful Mom. We're sending you purrs and a big HUG.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are so sorry you are so sad, and we are sad that Penny had to leave at such a young age. We didn't know her, but we read about her at Emmitt's and then pawed her family a message. It is always hard to lose furiends.

Woos and hugs - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! I am so sorry to hear about Penny. You are such a good friend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Gwen Bell said...

Sweet little Tweedles, my heart hurts for you and for Penny's mama.
It is raining tonight and I know that is because the sky is crying for Penny. Your puppy words are so healing and you have said it better than many of the humans ever could.

Smoki, Maggie & Mario


Hi Tweedles,

Your poem was so beautiful that it made our faces break! Thanks for letting us know about Penny.

Riley and Star.

Al said...

Tweedles sorry I didn't finish reading your blog because my tears fell while reading the first paragraph, and it makes me sad when I learned that somebody died. Like you, I don't want people see me cry and sometimes I control it until it chokes me. I know it hurts my friend but we have strong.


Freya's Human said...

Tweedles, I am so sorry for your loss. Your words were very moving. I am also sorry for Penny's mom. *HUGS*

Hank said...

Oh, Tweedles. You are so sweet.

It's okay to cry, little girl. Just remember that anything remembered is never truly gone.

We love you.

Sarah, Hank and Molly

Wilma said...

Tweedles,you have such a sweet and tender heart. Penny will live forever there and in all of our hearts. I know that your special view of the world will offer Pennys Mom comfort in this most saddest of times.

bbes tribe said...

Tweedles that was a very beautiful poem about your friend Penny. You have a special & kind heart. When our smiles are broken because something not so good happens, we just need to remember the good times and then it will come back. There will always be a special place four our friends who have left us for the Rainbow Bridge.
Wags & kisses
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

PeeEss we like your new header

Archie and Melissa said...

dearest tweedles
thank you so much for putting into words exactly how we are feeling.

penny is a special puggy who has touched us all deeply.

she will always be around us. we just need to smile to hear what she is saying. :)

love u!
m & e

GAIL said...

Tweedles, so sorry to hear about your friends passing. Just rmrmber that she will never leave you as long as you have memories.

Sharon Wagner said...

Take care Penny.

Kelly said...

Oh Tweedles, you are so sweet. I know just how you feel. Losing one of our own is just enough to break my heart.

I am so glad I have friends like you to share these times with. It makes the grief feel a little easier when we can all carry it together.


Soggibottom said...

hummmmm..... we heard of a doggie that went over the rainbow bridge yesterday. My paw is always in yours x x x x Amie Soto Blossom

sandy said...

Been a long day, will come back and read your post; but wanted to make sure you saw The Traveling Pug...thought of you when I took the photo,(must get to bed, body need's it big time)


sandy said...

Back with a little more time to read, am so sorry to hear about the reason for your broken smile. We humans get broken hearts too, but they do heal; as will yours. Just remember the good times.

Hope seeing my special traveling Pug brought a smile to your face. It truly made me think of you. Did you hop over from there to the post about Jan and I having lunch? If you get a chance do.


Jan Mader said...

Your words speak your heart Tweeds...beautiful words from a beautiful heart. Even in your time of grief, you sang out to others. I'm sorry I'm a week late seeing this...I can't believe it!

Miss Patty the Pug said...

We all miss Penny very dearly. I am sure that she would want you to be happy and that she appreciates how much you care about her.
Pug hugs and kisses, Patty