In Loving Memory

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Xena has been a member of the Knit Picks family for as long as I can remember – serving as our iconic (and epically cute!) mascot, yarn ambassador and occasional actress.

Xena was also an extremely loyal companion, only straying from Kelley’s side to stroll the office and check out the day’s activities. She loved apples, being wrapped up in blankets and snuggling with Kelley as she was knitting away. And although Xena is no longer with us, we will always cherish our memories and look back fondly at her time with us.

In honor of Xena, we’ve collected a few photos from throughout the years for everyone to enjoy.

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291 comments

  1. Sandy / October 17, 2013

    What a wonderful memorial for a valued friend. Rest peacefully, Xena.

  2. Lisa / October 17, 2013

    What a beautiful little dog. She seems a bit like my cats – supervising everything! I’m sure she’ll be missed by everyone.

  3. Shana / October 17, 2013

    My thoughts go out to the KnitPicks staff for your loss. 🙁 Losing a fur baby can be so hard.

  4. Angela / October 17, 2013

    All Dogs go to Heaven and I believe Dogs are People too! Thinking of you

  5. Amber / October 17, 2013

    She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to Kelley and all the staff.

  6. Dorothy Person / October 17, 2013

    What a sweet tribute to a special pup!!!! I’m sure she is missed terribly by all the staff, but especially Kelley! Losing a pet is so hard; they are like our children. Hugs to all!

  7. Donna / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Furry kids are love, personified. Every one of them is unique, every one of them is special, everyone of them honors us with their affection. This quote seems apt–it helped me, after I lost our little 15-yr-old Corgi girl:

    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog
    They take a piece of my heart with them.
    And every new dog who comes into my life
    Gifts me with a piece of their heart.
    If I live long enough,
    All the components of my heart will be dog,
    And I will become as generous and loving as they are. ”
    ~Unknown~

    Very best wishes to you all!

  8. Caryn / October 17, 2013

    Losing a member of the family is so hard. Deepest sympathies to all who loved her.

  9. Hannah Horvath / October 17, 2013

    So sad to hear this news for anyone. Thinking of this sweet girl and her family who loved her!

  10. carolyn robbin / October 17, 2013

    Oh I feel so sad that Xena is gone. My deep condolences to Kelley. It is so difficult to lose a furry friend.

  11. Karen Johnson / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry to hear this! I have fond memories of dog sitting Xena back in the day. She will be missed!

  12. Elizabeth Phipps / October 17, 2013

    So sorry to hear this. Our furry family members are so special.

  13. Martina / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sad to hear of Xena’s passing. I loved all the photos and videos of Xena in action. What a super friend and companion for Kelley and the entire KP staff. It almost seemed like Xena was part of my own life. She will not be forgotten….

  14. Lonormi Manuel / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. This post shows that Xena was very much loved and will be greatly missed.

  15. Gerri / October 17, 2013

    I know how hard it is to lose your best friend. So
    sorry.

  16. Iris Rivera / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your lost, I have been through this a couple of times so I understand exactly how it feels. There are no words just I’m so sorry. Hang in there guys. Little by little.

  17. Carol d. / October 17, 2013

    I can totally relate as I had a cherished Pom who turned me into a loyal fan of them. I lost her on 9/11/2010 to heat stroke and of course tried to fill my empty heart so I got two Chloe & Bleu they can never replace Chanel although they are both wonderful in their own ways.

  18. Anne / October 17, 2013

    On May 24 I lost Buster, my 17 yo Pomeranian. He too was a wonderful dog. I am so sorry about your loss.

  19. Vassiliki / October 17, 2013

    I am sending a hug to all those who loved Xena and gave her a wonderful life.

    Warmly from Athens,
    Vassiliki

  20. Reb / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Haven’t heard her bark at the end of a podcast in a while. This blog post is a nice tribute.

  21. Mary / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet fur baby. She looked adorable and fun. Wrapping you in warm thoughts and cyber hugs today. <3

  22. Laura / October 17, 2013

    So very sorry to hear this, and sending warm thoughts to Kelley and the rest of the Knit Picks family.

  23. Susan / October 17, 2013

    Believe it or not, I have every Knit Picks catalog ever sent to me; I loved the adorable pictures of Xena and yarn. I was thinking of her only a few days ago; what a loss for Kelly and the entire Knit Picks staff. It’s so hard to lose a beloved four-legged friend. They never live long enough.

  24. Grace / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss!!! She was a cutie pie for sure and I know she will be missed by all. Hugs to everyone in the knit picks staff!

  25. Kelly M. / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry. 🙁 There’s a hole that never goes away when you lose a beloved furry friend. I wish there were a way to make it better, but know that my heart goes out to you guys. My own furry shadow is sleeping under my desk right now…

  26. Linda Piotrowski / October 17, 2013

    Xena is a cute and lovely little dog. She enhanced the entire Knit Picks experience!
    Thank you for sharing her with all of us. I am sorry for your loss and sadness.

  27. Jan / October 17, 2013

    What a sad, sad day. I am incredibly sorry to hear of the loss of sweet little Xena 🙁 May she rest in peace, in a pile of angora yarn. Hugs to all of you.

  28. Peggy / October 17, 2013

    I’m so very sorry for your loss of Xena. They are our babies and when we lose one, it’s as though we have a lost a child. {{{hugs to all}}}

  29. Alayne / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss, Kelley and staff! It was so nice seeing Xena in the videos and wherever she happened to pop up from time to time! I just had to let my long-time (17 years) furry friend go too so I know how you are feeling! Thank you for sharing Xena with us so we too could enjoy her.

  30. Karen / October 17, 2013

    My heart goes out to Kelly. Loosing someone so close to you makes you feel like your heart is broken into. I know Xena was love by everyone that knew her. I bet she is now somehow teaching knitting in her new adventure in life. My thoughts go out to Kelly and all of the KP staff. All 7 of my 4 legged family also send their regards for Xena

  31. Kate Martin / October 17, 2013

    I am a Christian. There are some that believe our loving companions do not have a soul and therefore cannot join us in heaven. I do not believe that. I believe that God blesses us with our furry angels to enrich our lives and serve as lessons and examples of the power and holiness of unconditional love. I am truly touched by this memorial blog dedicated to Xena and would assure her human companion that she will be waiting for her when it is her time to leave this earthly existence and begin a new adventure in God’s presence.

  32. Beverly Bortner / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.

  33. Marilyn / October 17, 2013

    Few things on Earth are more precious than the unconditional love and companionship of a dog. I am so sorry for your loss. Rest assured that her spirit is still with you and she will be waiting to excitedly greet you when your time comes (many, many, many, years from now of course).

  34. Pat / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear of Xena’s passing. I know you had many wonderful years with her.

  35. Cheryl Cosart / October 17, 2013

    Doggie Heaven has a new pet. Sorry for your loss.

  36. Thomas Clemmer / October 17, 2013

    gone … but never forgotten I am sure …t,
    How wonderful that you were able to share your lives.

  37. maureen moniz / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for little Xena’s family left behind. I did not realize that she was the :model” in the catalogs.Know that every time a skein falls to the floor mysteriously, it will probably be little Xena, having fun from beyond…

  38. Mary Kay Osborne / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry about Xena. That little face was adorable. I have 2 pomeranians and know how lovable they are. So sorry about her passing.

  39. Pat Facemire / October 17, 2013

    I always enjoyed hearing her bark at the end of Kelley’s podcasts.

    Xena, I hope you had a peaceful trip over the Rainbow Bridge.

  40. Kathy Luecking / October 17, 2013

    Sorry to hear of your loss. The pictures give us who did not know her a little insight into her love to cozy up and be a part of it all. Thanks for sharing.

  41. martha valentine / October 17, 2013

    Kelly and staff, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a very special persian about 4 years ago. Although I have had other cats, Casey made a special place in my heart. I call him my “heart Pet”. Enjoy and treasure your memories from your Heart Pet. martha

  42. Zoe / October 17, 2013

    So sad…we’ve been hearing stories of her on the podcast for years. Warm thoughts to all of you!

  43. Jackie / October 17, 2013

    My deepest sympathies to Kelly.

  44. Jan Richardson / October 17, 2013

    After having 100 lb + dogs all my life I now I have a little 10 lber. At first I wasn’t fussy on her, but now after two years I just adore her. Yes, all good dogs go to Heaven. She will be waiting there for you. I am sorry for your pain, but when you think back to all the loving years she gave you, it really is a small price to pay. There will always be a place in your heart for her, but please make room for another.

  45. Becky Paschall / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious Xena. She was adorable and I know you will greatly miss her. Find comfort in all your memories of her, and know she is at peace.

  46. Rose / October 17, 2013

    What a sweet lovable girl! I can relate; we have an 18-year old peekapoo named Muffin. My husband and I will be broken-hearted the day she leaves us.
    I pray for Kelley and the Knit Picks staff to stay brave and loving. Xena is no longer bound by earthly issues but playing in doggie heaven – with yarn of course!

  47. Emily Summer / October 17, 2013

    Our fur babies are part of us. So terribly sorry for your loss. Xena is at the rainbow bridge now waiting for you.

  48. Lorain / October 17, 2013

    My deepest sympathies to the knit picks family especially Kelly.

  49. judy reiser / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for the loss of Xena. I’m sure it leaves a large hole in your lives. It is so very difficult to lose one of our furbabies, but she will be waiting for Kelly at rainbow bridge with stories of her new life.

  50. Kathy Davis / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Just know that she has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is playing with the other fur angels.

  51. BarbaraR / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. Words fail me. But I know your pain, and my heart aches for Kelly and all the KnitPicks family.

  52. Beth / October 17, 2013

    Heartfelt condolences to Kelley and all of the Knit Picks staff. Only time will soften the pain of your loss, but may happy memories of your time with Xena bring you comfort.

  53. Helen / October 17, 2013

    Saw Xena with Kelley when Kelley came and spoke at the Seattle Knitters’ Guild…ENJOYED it so much!!!

  54. Amy Lamash / October 17, 2013

    I’m so heartbroken to hear this. Lots of love to you all as you get through this loss. Big hugs especially to you Kelli since you’ve lost your baby.

  55. Daniele Cleveland / October 17, 2013

    So sad to lose a beloved companion and friend. Our hearts go out to you. Though Xena is no longer here she will always be with you.

  56. diane / October 17, 2013

    So sorry or the loss of you precious Xena. She was such a sweet puppy. My heart goes out to all of you. May you be comforted by the joy that she brought to your lives. It is so hard to say goodbye.

  57. Jean LaCroix / October 17, 2013

    So sad and heartbroken to hear of Xena’s passing; losing a pet is so hard……..

  58. Sue Roth / October 17, 2013

    awww… I’m so sad to hear about Xena. I know you’re heartbroken but she’s waiting at the Rainbow Bridge with smiles and wagging tail.

  59. Judy Staszesky / October 17, 2013

    Enjoy looking down at all of us knitters. Fond farewell.

  60. Cheryl Dumont / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Xena

  61. Monique Vogt / October 17, 2013

    Sorry for your loss. Indeed she will be at Rainbow Bridge waiting.

  62. Amy in TX / October 17, 2013

    Oh no, I am so sorry for your loss! We lost both family dogs in 2012 so I can imagine your pain. Thank you for sharing her with us on the podcast, and I hope you are able to find comfort in all your wonderful memories of sweet Xena.

  63. Cindy / October 17, 2013

    I am sorry for the loss of your furkid Xena. I’m sure she was a warrior to the end like her namesake.

  64. Wiggles / October 17, 2013

    I Wiggles just lost my lifelong companion too, Guinness. I and my human send our deep condolences and heart felt sympathy for the loss of Xena. May your loving memories comfort you all at this time of loss.

  65. Susan Koritz / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. {{{hugs}}} to all of Xena’s family!

  66. Melanie Wolff / October 17, 2013

    My heart goes out to the entire Knit Picks staff and especially to Kelli. The loss of such a wonderful soul is sometimes more than words can express. You are all in my thoughts.
    Xena, have fun up there in puppy heaven, tell my little ones I said hello…

  67. Brandi / October 17, 2013

    Oh my, I am so sorry. I missed hearing Xena’s iconic bark in more recent podcasts, always hearing her in my head at the end of each episode anyway. I know she was a constant, loving companion to Kelley and favorite of the whole Knit Picks crew. My condolences to you all.

  68. Steph / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful baby. {{{{Hugs}}}}

  69. Tracey / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I always loved seeing Xena’s photos in the catalogs. I know she was loved by many and will be missed. RIP sweet, beautiful girl.

  70. Elizabeth / October 17, 2013

    In the book The One and Only Ivan , the gorilla makes the observation that ,” Humans,I’d noticed, seem to be irrationally fond of dogs”.
    Love is irrational.
    I’m sorry for your loss.

  71. Sarah / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss, RIP Xena

  72. Julia Dawn Mason / October 17, 2013

    So sad to hear about Xena passing. Our two little miniature long hair dachshunds send puppy hugs and kisses to Kelli to comfort her.

  73. Sheree Ervin / October 17, 2013

    I too lost my cocker spaniel of 15 years in August. I am soo sorry for your loss and so thrilled you found wonderful FUN pics to share the love everyone had. May they bring you comfort and smiles in the coming days/months/years.

  74. Deborah / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Xena! My heart goes out to all who loved her, especially Kelley; I know that loss. Her bark at the end of the podcasts always made me smile.

  75. Cathy Ledbetter / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry! Little Xena lived a very big life and I’m glad I got to know her through the blog and the podcasts.

  76. Candy de Avila / October 17, 2013

    I am very sorry for your loss. I comfort in the knowledge that she already is a beautiful angel in our Lord’s gardens.
    Hugs to the Knit Picks family.

  77. Toni Burgau / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss – it brings
    tears to my eyes. It is so tough to lose a
    constant companion and “friend forever”.
    You will have memories forever – they NEVER
    leave you.

  78. mary~ / October 17, 2013

    My very best to you ( all)
    at this time.
    Blessusall

  79. Denise Stahl / October 17, 2013

    Xena is probably playing with my beloved fur babies on Rainbow Bridge. My condolences to Kelly and the rest of the Knit Picks staff.

  80. Rose Duke / October 17, 2013

    My deepest regrets to Kelli & the Knit Picks Family:
    I know how much you all miss your beautiful Xena.
    Lost my beautiful boy, Smudge Cat, in May to sudden illness. He was 16. I still look for him.

  81. lynda / October 17, 2013

    Sorry for your loss also i know the pain iti is to lose our companion

    i have one just the same color as yours and she is 9 years old and adorable and always following me and her name is fluffy

  82. Patti Wilkes / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry about your puppy. I had a Pomeranian for 15 years and a more loyal, sweet, loving animal you couldn’t find!

  83. LesleyAnn / October 17, 2013

    This is so sad. I’m very sorry. It looks like Xena lived a joyful life. That’s wonderful.

  84. Fabiola / October 17, 2013

    Loving the Rainbow Bridge!!! Bless ya lil one

  85. Naomi / October 17, 2013

    I too am sorry for your loss, even though I didn’t know this beautiful yarn ambassador. I thought it was so great that you made room in your blog for this story. All of the things that nurture and hold us up need their commemoration, and I so I was very glad to see the story.

  86. Dawn Rosebush / October 17, 2013

    It is always so hard to see our furry family members go to Rainbow Bridge… Xena was such a cute family member and ascot… Xena well be so very, very missed.

  87. ItzMeIrene / October 17, 2013

    Deepest sympathies. I know all too well the pain of losing a cherished pet. They are family members. But Xena will remain the KnitPicks mascot forever!

  88. Carole / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss, a very sad day.

  89. Beverly Long / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry! My Saber turned 12 September 22, and is getting around slowly today. They look so much alike!

  90. Karen / October 17, 2013

    Xena was adorable. I’m sorry for your loss.

  91. Debbie Jarmusik / October 17, 2013

    So very very sorry.

  92. Andi / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss! Xena was so sweet!

  93. Margaretk / October 17, 2013

    I loved her little bark at the end of the podcasts!

  94. Cyndi Lott / October 17, 2013

    I am soooo sorry for your loss. I feel your pain and understand it so well. It takes a long time, for me at least, to get over the passing of one of my fur babies. Remember the great memories she holds in your life. She loved you with all her being. You were her hero!

  95. Kristin / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had a Pom once – they are the sweetest ever! xoxo

  96. Joanne / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss! They are such incredible good buddies, those puppy-monsters.

    But, when God closes a door, he opens a window. When you’re ready, you’ve now got room to rescue another critter needing a loving home, and embark on a whole new adventure.

  97. Mi / October 17, 2013

    It’s so sad to lose a loved one. My condolences. I always enjoyed her little bark when Xena signed off the podcast for the first couple of years.

    • Darlene Wright / October 17, 2013

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  98. Judy Hellmuth / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know it seems impossible, but time will ease the pain.

  99. Joe B / October 17, 2013

    It’s so hard to say goodbye to a friend… I’ve done it 4 times so far and it never gets easier. Relish the unconditional love you shared and know that you made the world a better place for a lucky puppy!! (Which made the world better for you!) Knit on in Xena’s honor… Peace.

  100. Marsha / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. I moved to Florida and brought my four “babies” with me in 2006 and have lost two of them. It leaves a sadness in your heart forever.

  101. Cecile / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. It’s very clear that Princess Xena was a very special friend.

  102. Sarah Hanley / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for you all. I know your precious little girl will be deeply missed.

  103. Cheryl / October 17, 2013

    I can share in your grief. Our dogs are our children. I have a 14 yr old pom, who looks a bit like yours, with a serious congestive heart problem. Meds are keeping her going, but she’s nearly blind and can no longer hear very well. We love her so much. I can relate to you loss.

  104. Judy Paulsmeyer / October 17, 2013

    This very day we are struggling with the decision about how to deal with our beloved pup who was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma. I feel your pain! Lonely days ahead, but no more pain. RIP Xena.

  105. lena / October 17, 2013

    She was beautiful. So sorry for your loss! Lost one of mine at 17 1/2 years old 4 months ago. Very fond memories, and the best to you.

  106. Stacie / October 17, 2013

    Oh Kelley! I am so sorry to hear about Xena! I have 2 Poms and they love apples, too. :). Dogs really hold pieces of our hearts. So sorry for your loss!

  107. Laura Pishnak-Sylvia / October 17, 2013

    So very sorry for your loss of a sweet baby. It’s never easy to lose one of our fur babies. They are with us for such a short period of time; which makes them even more precious. Time does heal the pain but we never forget them, ever!

  108. Leora Hartman / October 17, 2013

    Each pet we lose leaves a hole in our heart that nothing can heal. Our best hope is to fill that hole with another pet to love. By my age, my heart must look like finely knitted lace with each hole a special animal that filled my heart for the time they were part of my life. I am so sorry that this adorable little one is no longer part of your life.

  109. Karen Boehlert / October 17, 2013

    I am sad for your loss. Our fur babies give us so much love. May you all feel that love always.

  110. Laura Rachford / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved mascot. It is so difficult to lose one’s adorable buddy.

  111. Lisa / October 17, 2013

    My heart breaks for you and your family. Xena lived a wonderful. We will all miss her.

  112. pam winne / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping Kelley and the entire KnitPicks staff in my thoughts.

  113. Launie Fuller / October 17, 2013

    I remember going to a yarn show in Portland and there was Xena riding around in a little schatel you carried Kelli. How sweet she looked poking her head out at all of us. Sweet dreams Xena RIP.

  114. Kelly / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Xena. sending hugs.

  115. Jill / October 17, 2013

    I am so, so sorry to hear this. Warm thoughts and prayers to Kelley and Knit Picks during this difficult time.

  116. Gigi / October 17, 2013

    She will be waiting by the Rainbow Bridge for you.

  117. Lori / October 17, 2013

    Awwww,. so sorry to hear about your loss. What a sweet little dog.

  118. Wendy Anderson / October 17, 2013

    Please tell Kelly how sorry I am to hear of her loss. I have a schnauzer that is somewhere in the neighborhood of 13 years. Don’t know for sure, she was a rescue, but I know I’m going to have to face this loss one day as well. They leave a hole in our lives, but wouldn’t change her being in my life. They are very loving companions.

  119. mary hoyes / October 17, 2013

    so sorry for your loss,,we had to put our dog down this past Sunday, it was sudden,so feeling your sadness also..

  120. Judy Peterson / October 17, 2013

    I’m a dog trainer/Behavorist for a living and it is always hard to say good bye to the furry family menbers. My condolences for your lose of the beautiful Xena. She will always be in your thoughts and your hearts, Forever.

  121. Sheryl pelland / October 17, 2013

    So very sorry for your loss. I know she will be greatly missed.

  122. Caroline / October 17, 2013

    Sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing the beautiful memories with us.

  123. Colette Terrell / October 17, 2013

    I very sorry for you loss. I know that she will be missed greatly. I loved the videos of her, I will miss her myself. Love you Kelly and the KnitPicks family

  124. Kate Kramer / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my American Fox Hound, Dana, three days ago of a stroke (she was 12) so she’s waiting at the bridge, cuddling up with Dena.

  125. Karin Street / October 17, 2013

    I am reading this with tears in my eyes. I know what it means to loss a four legged friend. They can never be replaced. I will always say, I gave them all I had. Sad!!!

  126. Kris / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Losing any family member is so hard but furry family has such a special place in our hearts.

  127. Janis / October 17, 2013

    When you lose a beloved pet as this, it rips your heart out and only someone who has been through this truly understands how horrible it is. I am profoundly sorry for your loss.

  128. Kate Kramer / October 17, 2013

    Correction: cuddling up with Xena.

  129. DeeAnna / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Comforting thoughts are coming your way!!!

  130. Florence Lohnes / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. In our extended family, we have had three such losses in the past few weeks, so we understand.
    It helps knowing that there are very many people who can empathize with the pain of losing a four-legged family member.

  131. Kathleen / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Xena was a beautiful little Pom. I loved seeing her in your catalogues. Losing a cherished companion is so very hard.

  132. Linda Palmer / October 17, 2013

    My very heartfelt sympathy for your loss of such a sweet little thing. I still remember my losses of pets, and the companionship and love they give. Take care.

  133. Ann / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I too, lost my fur baby, Bailey last week she loved to sit with me and watch the yarn pull from the skeins. I hope Xena and Bailey meet up and make friends.

  134. cate / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry to hear this. How lucky she was to be loved and looked after by you all. And how fun for knitters to see pictures and videos of her plastered all over Knit Picks. Hugs and tea and sympathy to all of you, especially to Kelley.

  135. Linda / October 17, 2013

    Hugs to you all and especially Kelley. Such a sweet little family member! We pet lovers understand how intertwined a self-less little creature can live in our hearts, HUG, HUG, HUG

  136. Diane Schneider / October 17, 2013

    I know how painful it is to lose a beloved pet. But it looks like Xena lived a full & happy life!

  137. Linda peterson / October 17, 2013

    Sorry for the lose of xena, I know it feels like losing a family member .

  138. Julie / October 17, 2013

    My pom is 21. I can’t imagine a day without her. My condolences!

  139. Charles / October 17, 2013

    I too have a 4 legged companion that comes to work with me and she is my sunshine. My condolences go out to you guys.

  140. Sally Groff / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Xena. It is so hard, I know. I had to put my Pom of 9 years down a few weeks ago. I have wonderful memories of Jazzy that I will always have as you do with Xena. Poms are wonderful little dogs, aren’t they?

  141. Anne / October 17, 2013

    Losing a wonderful, trusting, loving pet brings sadness that takes time to heal but also touching, happy and treasured memories. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and photos. What a darling girl Xena is! You are sent my sympathy and empathy. And I hope when you are ready, you will bring another you bring another wonderful companion into your life.

  142. Sue Medeiros / October 17, 2013

    These precious little four legged loves grab onto our hearts and stay there forever. Xena has now passed over the rainbow bridge and one day you will be united again. So very sorry for your loss.

  143. Dealonnia / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Xena was a beautiful adorable animal and I am sure you are missing her like you would miss a child. So so sorry!

  144. Dani / October 17, 2013

    Please accept my family’s deepest sympathy & warmest wishes. Cherish your memories and smile when you can, even through all the tears.

  145. Sandra / October 17, 2013

    Such lovely photos! It is obvious that she was loved very much by Kelley and her Knit Picks family.

  146. Linda / October 17, 2013

    I’m sorry. Xena looks like a sweetie, and I know what it is to lose a beloved dog. Blessings to you.

  147. Debra Dyjak / October 17, 2013

    When animals come into our lives they bless us with love and compassion so it makes it hard to let them go over the rainbow bridge,

  148. Jean / October 17, 2013

    It’s alwaysa big loss to lose a beloved pet, but you had the joy of knowing her for a long time.

  149. Rebecca Luttrell / October 17, 2013

    I am sorry for you loss.
    I know what it like to lose a beloved pet.

  150. Gini / October 17, 2013

    I lost my little dachshund, Sparky, this year and I can so identify with the pain you must feel, they give true, unconditional love. We think we give them so much but in reality they give us so much, it is a huge loss but you had huge love from the adorable Xena.

  151. Karen / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Kelley. You’re in my thoughts. I feel like I knew Xena, reading and hearing about her on your blog and podcast.

  152. Pat / October 17, 2013

    So very sorry for your loss.

  153. Bridget / October 17, 2013

    I had to force myself to read this, as we are on the cusp of making a decision for my 15 yr., 8 month cat.
    My thoughts go out to all of you who are left behind. The little ones are the ‘makers’ of the routine which is, now, to be broken. And, we all know how humans hate to be taken out of our routine! I sympathize with your heartbreak.

  154. Patty T / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. It is with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart that I write these words of condolence.

  155. Bernadine Richey / October 17, 2013

    So sorry to hear about Xena’s passing…I loved seeing her in some of the older issues of the magazine. She will certainly be missed!

  156. Terrie Halberstadt / October 17, 2013

    Sorry for your irreplaceable loss.

  157. Linda Shultz Bowton / October 17, 2013

    i’m so sorry for your loss. she was a real cutie!!

  158. Kathleen / October 17, 2013

    Xena will live on in each of you because the love and affection you gave her has made you better human beings.

  159. Cheri / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Losing a loving companion like Xena is like losing a family member. XOXO

  160. Marianna / October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry, she was a beautiful and well- loved dog. Give yourself a great big hug.

  161. Lyn / October 17, 2013

    So vey saddened to hear of Your loss ~

  162. Renee / October 17, 2013

    Xena was fortunate to have been so well loved-not all pets are as lucky! My thoughts and sympathies are with you, her family and friends at this sad time.

  163. Becky (aka Knittergirl39) / October 17, 2013

    Oh no… I didn’t know… I’m so sorry, she will be sooo missed. (((hugs)))

  164. Caity / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss, but glad you had the delight of working along a furry friend for so long. We have an office dog at my work too, and I can’t imagine how we would get on without her!

  165. Sharyn Cardinali / October 17, 2013

    I know how you feel. I just lost my beautiful white Persian after 14 years. It really hurts, but you know he is in a better place and not hurting anymore. I am so sorry for you loss.

  166. Jean / October 17, 2013

    My heart is pained for you. I lost my little Timy. a 9 year-old cream Pom on Labor Day so I feel your loss.

  167. Ingrid N / October 17, 2013

    Very sorry to hear about Xena, it is so incredibly difficult to lose a cherished family member!

  168. kim dawson / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss and can say I know what you are going through. I lost my Olie (9year old cat) suddenly… within a month we also a lab due to old age and dachshund due to being bitten by a rattle snake.. it was awful and tragic. my heart goes out to you all,

  169. Gale / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss ~ we Love our four
    Legged kids SO much, their loyalty, companionship, and never ending friendship
    is truly a gift from God ~ Sending Hugs
    from Southern Oregon!

  170. Cindy Bowen / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Some of the greatest pleasures in my life are my sweet babies. It is heartbreaking to lose such a loyal and faithful companion.

  171. Vickie / October 17, 2013

    You have all my sympathies. I know too well the hole that is left in one’s soul when such a sweet, loving creature is taken from us. Like snowflakes, each one of them is absolutely unique and special. Little Xena is not lost, she will run and play and be happy again.

  172. Joan M, Smith / October 17, 2013

    What a beautiful,happy looking dog. Zena was so cute. I wish I had known her.

  173. June Schwierjohn / October 17, 2013

    So sorry to hear you’ve lost your little companion She’ll be waiting for all of you on the other side of the rainbow.

  174. Paula / October 17, 2013

    sorry for your loss, hope you will have her memories for a long time.

  175. Christina Heederik / October 17, 2013

    Hugs to you. Rest well beautiful Xena.

  176. Shelley Nunemaker / October 17, 2013

    So sorry. I know the pain of losing a beloved pet. She is in Heaven now, and her new life is filled with fields of yarn. I won’t tell you the whole story, but in 1994 I had an Near Death Experience. There were animals there. But, most importantly, my cat Obie was there waiting for me. You will see Xena again!

  177. Jill Erin / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss of Xena. She is a beautiful little dog and I know she will be missed greatly. My love and many hugs to you.

  178. Marlene / October 17, 2013

    So sorry to hear of the lose of a real beautiful friend. I know how it hurts. I lost one who was 13 and then one who was 17. Of course I said, “no more” ! And here I am with my loveable/ornery black toy poodle, who is only 2!!! May your Xena never leave your memory . Mar18

  179. A. Cinnamon / October 17, 2013

    Awwww, so sorry to hear such sad news. Xena was adorable. I am sure she has a lot of good yarn stories to tell in heaven.

  180. Linda / October 17, 2013

    I am sorry to hear of your lost. Our pets are an important part of our lives and the time together is never long enough.

  181. Annette Anderson / October 17, 2013

    sorry to here we well miss her too
    a fan

  182. Susan / October 17, 2013

    Pomeranians are the best. Sounds like she had a perfect life. I know she’ll be missed by all, because she was a great dog!!

  183. Sara Sue / October 17, 2013

    It is so hard to lose a family member, even the four footed ones. Hugs to all.

  184. Merry / October 17, 2013

    Oh no! I loved hearing about little Xena! I’m so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. She was a sweet little doggie.

  185. Susanne Huentemann / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss! She had the best life a doggie could have AND she was surrounded by wonderful yarn…

  186. Julie H / October 17, 2013

    I am so very sorry to hear of Xena’s passing. It is so hard losing a loving, loyal friend like Xena.

  187. Tracey Graham / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved family member. Such a sweetheart, and such a great life, and how she enriched yours… truly you and she were so lucky…

  188. Marie Grant / October 17, 2013

    I know how you feel. I love my cats and when they pass away or I have to put them down it is like losing a person. You grieve in the same way.

    Like the other lady said, give yourself a great big hug.

  189. Juliana-Yoon / October 17, 2013

    Good bye, Xena!
    Thank you for delighting me with your sweet barks every time I put on the podcast. You will be missed.

  190. Carolyn Ethridge / October 17, 2013

    What a beautiful little furball. I know she will be missed something awful as they always are. They are family members after all. My daughter has a honey colored pom, and he is just precious. His name is Chester, but I call him Fuzzbutt!

  191. Linda / October 17, 2013

    I am the owner of a now 11 year old male (cream colored) pomeranian. Loved seeing Xena as she reminded me of my little one. So sorry to hear of her passing. She will be greatly missed!

  192. Karen / October 17, 2013

    So very sorry for your loss. Xena was a little dog, but will leave a big empty spot in the lives of those who loved her.

  193. Deanna / October 17, 2013

    Big hugs to all <3 So hard to lose our furry family members.

  194. Robin Corddry / October 17, 2013

    I always enjoyed Kelley’s descriptions of Xena and her exploits.
    My heart goes out to you in your sad time

  195. Kathryn Alexander / October 17, 2013

    So sorry to hear of this loss. I enjoyed hearing Xena’s comments on the podcast – always made me smile!

  196. Katrina / October 17, 2013

    A Darling little Female version of our Darling Mini. Mini lost his best friend, Jack, (larger version of Mini also white Pom) earlier this year and your Xena departed this world on the anniversary of our Darling Jack’s 14th birthday, 17th October. I’m sure they have already by now met in their doggy afterlife shady spot under a tree or in a yarn basket and are busy swapping ‘Pomeranian only’ stories! You heart must be breaking as ours still is! But she will always be in your heart!

  197. Lois K / October 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss! I know you’ll miss her,we get SO attached to these little furry people. : /

  198. sheryl small / October 17, 2013

    I am so sorry. I love Kelly’s comments about Zena on her podcast. I just lost my cat. She was my knitting buddy. I know what a large hole such a small creature can leave.

  199. Deborah Kendall / October 17, 2013

    Oh no…..I lost my beloved Yorkie just a few weeks ago after 18 beautiful years together. I feel your pain and offer my sincerest condolences to Kelly.

  200. JEAN BLEWETT / October 17, 2013

    My dear part Pom from a shelter is almost as beautiful as your Zena and we both send our condolences to you. What would we do without our dear little friends? Jean

  201. Marcella Everett / October 17, 2013

    She looks like a sweet dog. Treasure your meories of her.

  202. Pam Schley / October 17, 2013

    Our Pom/Sheltie is also Xena and I know how deeply missed a beloved companion can be. She was a beautiful little girl and is spreading sunshine at the Rainbow Bridge. Woof!

  203. Jo W.O. / October 17, 2013

    My dearest sympathy for Kelly and everyone. Xena was a precious lil’ pup. It always made me smile to hear her on the podcast. I’ll forever imagine her up in puppy heaven, running through a field of daisies.

  204. PamiE from Gorst / October 17, 2013

    So very sorry for your loss.

    For Kelley’s Xena:

    So go and run free with the angels
    Dance around the golden clouds
    For the lord has chosen you to be with him
    And we should feel nothing but proud
    Although he has taken you from us
    And our pain a lifetime will last
    Your memory will never escape us
    But make us glad for the time we did have
    Your face will always be hidden
    Deep inside our hearts
    Each precious moment you gave us
    Shall never, ever depart
    So go and run free with the angels
    As they sing so tenderly
    And please be sure to tell them
    To take good care of you for me

    Author unknown.

  205. Irene Poston / October 18, 2013

    I’m saddened by Xena’s departure, but I’m sure she’s amongst many apples and warm blankets now. Goodbye Xena! Be brave and have fun!

  206. Lorna Young / October 18, 2013

    Xena is now over the Rainbow Bridge. Hopefully she has found my fur babies and they are all rolling in balls of yarn.

  207. Rose Boone / October 18, 2013

    I know how hard it is to lose a Beloved Companion, I feel for you, cherish those memories. Best Wishes to all.

  208. Marieke van Huet / October 18, 2013

    Big hug to all of you! Pets are amazing friends and do so much for us. This one is a very special one!

  209. Deanna Concidine / October 18, 2013

    My condolences on the loss of your friend and companion. I too loved hearing her bark at the end of the podcast.

  210. Ruthi K / October 18, 2013

    My heart goes out to all, especially Kelly, my Abby was the same but Ebony version and not a day goes by without some memory of her

  211. Tracy Shook / October 18, 2013

    So very sorry to learn of Xena’s passing. It is always hard to lose our beloved furry, four-pawed, friends. Having owned and lost many animals in my lifetime, it is always a tearful time when they go, and it never gets easier. Still, I can’t imagine life without them, and they add SO much love and happiness to my life, so animals will always be a part of my life. Is there another mascot waiting in the wings presently, or possibly in the future? They are all individuals and can never really be replaced, but the love of another can be brought in. 🙂

  212. Lora / October 18, 2013

    It is amazing how animals catch our love and become part if the family. I always loved hearing about Xena and knit picks. My thoughts go out to you, and I am so glad I was able to share in a small part of this fluffy mascots life!

  213. Marion / October 18, 2013

    My deepest condolences to Kelly. I have listened to your podcast for years and always loved hearing about xena. She was a beautiful soul both inside and out. It’s wonderful to love pets but very hard to lose them.

  214. Teri Chesser / October 18, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Xena was a beautiful treasure!

  215. Carol Hatch / October 18, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our pets become our constant companions and I am sure she will be missed for a long time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  216. Emma Emmons / October 18, 2013

    So sorry…..having recently lost a pekingnese, understand the loss, She was a beautiful dog

  217. Hope Krenick / October 18, 2013

    I am sorry to hear about Xena’s passing. I too lost my beloved pomeranian last December. She looked just like yours! They are loving dogs and I know they will always have a special place in our hearts.

  218. tamara hecko / October 18, 2013

    My heart goes out to all of you. She was a little beauty.

  219. Ann Pyzik / October 18, 2013

    So sorry for your loss.

  220. Sarah / October 18, 2013

    It’s always heart-wrenching to lose a faithful, furry, 4-legged companion. Farewell, Xena.

  221. Nickie Carre / October 18, 2013

    I’m so sorry to hear about Xena. We have a tiny toy chocalate poodle who doesn’t know she’s a dog, because we never told her. She’s the heart of our house. We found out about a year ago that she is diabetic and needs two insulin shots daily. Cocoa is a loved member of our family and I’d be lost if she wasn’t here.

  222. Meg Duarte / October 18, 2013

    I have a rescued rat terrier who helps me knit and who snuggles in all sorts of what ever I am knitting, so I can fully understand your loss. You’ll miss Xena every day, however, her spirit will be with you forever.

  223. Tanya / October 18, 2013

    So very sorry for your loss…she was so cute!

  224. Rita Bartholio / October 18, 2013

    May you always keep those sweet memories in your heart. Our pets are our babies and I know how hard it is to lose them. God Bless

  225. Nichole / October 18, 2013

    Rest in Peace little one… may you be happily romping over the Rainbow Bridge with lots of friends and endless treats.

  226. Patti / October 18, 2013

    Sorry for the loss of your dear little friend.

  227. Hotaru / October 18, 2013

    Losing a pet is like losing a child. 🙁 best wishes during this time of sadness and hurt.

  228. Toni anf Roxi / October 18, 2013

    Our hugs snd sympathy for your loss of Zena. She linked my emotions to all of you… My shitpoo Roxi, also white … is at my feet or, by my side while I stitch or sleep. Zena would bark and Roxi would come to the computer.. such a cute way to shsre her with all of us… share our hugs….among all….

  229. Patty / October 18, 2013

    My heart-felt condolences go out to Kelley & the Knit Picks family. May you have many happy memories of Miss Xena to sustain you in the sad times. She was a wonderful mascot & I know she will be greatly missed. Sending virtual hugs from me & my little papillon dog Merlin

  230. Carol Long / October 18, 2013

    So sorry. It is so hard to lose a dog. My heart and prayers are with you all.

  231. Linda / October 18, 2013

    So hard to have to say so long to a beloved friend. Just know that she will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

  232. Lynne S. / October 18, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you all had a happy time together.

  233. Sue / October 18, 2013

    What a loss! My papillon is always glued to me. It leaves a big hole in your heart.

  234. Agnes Lemley / October 18, 2013

    Such a beautiful, devoted pet! You will remember her with love always.

  235. Jo P. / October 18, 2013

    I don’t understand, even at my ancient age, why our fur-babies have to leave us. We should all get to go at the same time. Sigh. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was lovely.

  236. Marja Coons-Torn / October 18, 2013

    I I know how much she meant to you. You gave her a good life, Kelly.

  237. janice k / October 18, 2013

    may she rest in peace and be at the gates at rainbow bridge awaiting her owner/owners

  238. Susan Murkland / October 18, 2013

    We’ll see Xena when we cross the Rainbow Bridge. Run happy, little dog!

  239. Patricia Gomez / October 18, 2013

    I am so sorry to here about your little love. She was loved by many people. Your pod cast followers never saw Xena , but loved her.As long as there are people around to remember her she is not gone.

  240. Debbie / October 18, 2013

    I am so very sorry for your loss…I know how you feel about your beautiful furbaby…May you always smile when you see the face, may your heart know, Xena will always be there, never leaving for a moment! Hugs

  241. lynda Joy Brennum / October 18, 2013

    So sorry, I recently lost a 4 legged, I can’t say I feel all your cumulative pain, I can say I have been there and send warm furry hugs and puppy kisses to you all… It comforts me to think mine has crossed the rainbow bridge and can see again and be happy.

  242. Christine Essler / October 18, 2013

    She lives always in the hearts who loved her; I have four little ones, a very elderly shihzu and a puppy shihzu, a schnauzer and a cairn. It is so hard to lose your companions, and I hope that another little pomeranian will perhaps find a home with Kelly… there’s always another out there hoping for a loving pet person.

  243. Wendy Williams / October 18, 2013

    I too heard her sweet barks on the podcasts. I’m so sorry Kelly and staff.

  244. Erin / October 18, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Animals become one of the family and losing them is twice as hard. Please know she loves you and that she’s having the best time ever on the Rainbow Bridge.

  245. Becki / October 18, 2013

    Oh my goodness! Soooo sad not to have your faithful Super Pup along for the adventure. May you always enjoy the memories, as you’ve shared the adorable pictures with us.
    Truly,
    B.

  246. julie walsh / October 18, 2013

    Knit Picks Family

    So sorry Xena is not there with you to brighten your day. We enjoy our dear furry pets so much! Surely, you’ll soon find another with many many different ways that will bring your fine knitting family great joy.

  247. Deborah Masterson / October 18, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I’ve been there and know how difficult it is. There really are no words… They never really leave us, and will be waiting for us across the bridge with a wagging tail and their favorite toy!
    Enjoy the good memories…..they don’t want us to be sad.
    Blessings to you
    Deb

  248. Ann McKane / October 18, 2013

    What a sweetheart! So sorry for your loss of this beautiful friend.

  249. rebecca / October 18, 2013

    Poms are such wonderful loyal companions. So sorry for your loss.

  250. andi / October 18, 2013

    Losing our furpals is so painful….I hate it. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Xena….she sure was a cutie. Hugs to all. xox

  251. elena thomas / October 18, 2013

    so sorry for the loss of your constant companion. she was a cutie.

  252. Shelia Lewis / October 18, 2013

    So sorry to hear about your lose. I know she was well loved and will be very much missed.

  253. Alison Bailey / October 18, 2013

    Rest in peace sweet girl. I am sure you touched many a hearts and those that knew you, were better people for it.♥

  254. Catherine Trouth / October 18, 2013

    I always enjoyed her bark when it was part of the podcast. She picked the right people to own!

  255. Sonya Sawatsky / October 18, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss of such a sweet and cuddly companion. Thank you for sharing the pictures:)

  256. Carol wilson / October 18, 2013

    A finer friend won’t be had.

  257. Annette / October 18, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how a beloved pet becomes a deeply loved member of the family & the loss of one can be exceptionally painful. The unconditional love of an animal friend is so rewarding and enriching. I hope you can find comfort in your happy memories.

  258. rebeccawip / October 19, 2013

    oh kelly, i’m so sorry for your loss. i dont usually comment on here but had to jsut let you know you”re in my thoughts. big hugs to you and your husband and the whole kntipicks staff who i know must be feeling the void as well.

  259. Sharon / October 19, 2013

    So, so sorry about you beautiful dog. I just lost my Yorkie of 15 1/2 years. They are so loving and do anything to please you. Sure can make you laugh. Take comfort in the happy days, and know their sole is in heaven.
    Many happy memories.
    Sharon

  260. Susan Golden / October 19, 2013

    so, so sorry,so hard to loose our beloved pets! she is at rainbow bridge and running free,rest in peace baby girl…

  261. Gil Taylor / October 19, 2013

    She had a great life, I’m sure. And she will be watching over you.

  262. Carole Larrett / October 19, 2013

    My heart goes out to you. A dog is always a part of your family and its spirit will stay forever.

  263. Jan / October 19, 2013

    No greater sorrow then the loss of a special member of the family. Lost my precious Duke one year ago. ‘Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation’. quote

  264. Kimberly Galea / October 19, 2013

    Oh My heart breaks for You…My little dog McLovin is only 6yrs old and he just had kidney surgery and isn’t healing as fast as I would like. He keeps on having UTI’s and Im so worried about him. I am a true animal lover, they have been my dearest friends and I know the loss and pain you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are going out to you!

  265. Janette Rooney / October 19, 2013

    What an adorable little friend and family member. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve had to put down several cats recently due to illness, and it has been very painful.

    Janette Rooney

  266. Mary Ellen / October 19, 2013

    So sorry for the loss of your sweet pup. A note to remember: dogs leave a forever paw print on our hearts.

    • Deniece / October 19, 2013

      I do not have appropriate words to express my loss. She was a CUTIE ! You will see her all the time, find yourself calling her name !
      We had an orange sable Pom, Sam, which we had to put to sleep 2 1/2 yrs ago . I would see other dogs that looked like Sam.
      Their unconditional love is “just that ” Unconditional, loving you no matter what ! I call our Blue Merle Pom, “Spirit ” , “Sam “, a lot. Spirit just comes running !!! Their Kisses and Barks are very special ways of talking to us, and definitely miss them.

  267. AriesKnitWit / October 19, 2013

    To Kelley and all the Knit Picks staff. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I really missed hearing her sweet little barks at the end of the Podcast. I know you will miss her so much. I’m sending virtual hugs to you all.

  268. Killie / October 19, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss, it is hard to loose a pet whom you were so close to. I quite enjoyed Xena’s video’s especially the one of her bouncing around and biting the falling snow!

  269. Christine / October 20, 2013

    So sorry Xena had to leave you. She certainly had a presence. May you find comfort in the memories.

  270. Valerie / October 20, 2013

    I was so surprised and saddened for you as I read the news about Xena. She was a cutie and it was so sweet how she was always around. I’m so sorry for your physical loss, however, I imagine she will live in each of your cherished memories.

  271. Patti Conner / October 20, 2013

    Sorry for your loss. She was very cute and I can tell very loving.

  272. Zoe OB / October 20, 2013

    I share in the loss of your beloved Xena. Our own little Tara, also a Pom, left us much too soon. It was always a delight to see Xena’s picture alongside the latest products and see that little face peeking out.

  273. Alice / October 20, 2013

    Kelley and Staff, I am so sorry to hear about Zena she will always be remembered with love.
    She was your loyal little companion who you loved so very much. As the poem Rainbow Bridge says she will wait for you on the other side.

  274. Annette Derksen / October 20, 2013

    Sorry for your loss. She looks like she was one very adorable dog.

  275. Jane Kerner / October 21, 2013

    “The soul of every living thing is in the hand of God…”
    Job 12:10

    Be comforted that all the years of her life Zena was loved, cared for and cherished. She returned that love with devotion, loyalty, joy and love in full measure.

    How blessed she was to have you to love her.

  276. Andrea W. / October 21, 2013

    It is so terribly hard to lose a close friend and member of your family! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers…

  277. Jean Vollman / October 21, 2013

    I’m so sorry about Xena I loved seeing her sweet face, she will be missed by all.

  278. Katherine / October 21, 2013

    Dear Kelly,
    I am so sad to hear of Xena. She was loved by everyone and it was always a joy to see you two interact. She was always a part of the team. I remember helping you unroll a tube of paper onto the ground, and Xena was right there to help; she used her little puffy paws to hold down part of the paper on the edge. She was so bright, so adorable, she brought so much joy to everyone. My girls especially loved Xena and will always remember your kindness. A few days ago, I had just found a photo of Rachel and Xena and it made us smile. Thinking of you and staff. Warm Regards.

  279. Martha / October 22, 2013

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

  280. Julie Flynn / October 22, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear about Xena and your loss.

  281. rosy / October 22, 2013

    I am so sorry about the little darling, It’s so hard to loose such a faithful companion. You go and get you another right now.

    Rosy

  282. Kerri / October 22, 2013

    I’m so sorry to hear this. We lost our dog last week as well, so I know where you are coming from.

  283. Karen / October 23, 2013

    So sorry about Xena. If she gave even half as much love as my gang of three, that was a lot of love. When you lose that unconditional love, it leaves a hole that is hard to fill. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!

  284. Linda / October 23, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Pets no matter what they are are part of the family. We have all been there.
    Hugs go out to you.
    What breed was this adorable pet?

  285. Michelle / October 23, 2013

    Dear Kelley and staff, So sorry to hear Xena has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I don’t know how old she was, but I can’t remember Knit Picks without her and that’s a long time. She will be missed.

  286. Beverly Roberts / October 24, 2013

    Dear Kelley,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I recently lost a beloved kitty and know how very hard it can be to accept it. (((hugs)))

    Bev,
    a long-time KP knitter and spinner

  287. Jennifer / October 26, 2013

    I am sending up a prayer that Xena will have a special place on the Great Couch near my Pom, Wag, my own “sweetest of all possible sweet dogs.” It sounds like she had the same place in your heart!

  288. Hannet / October 27, 2013

    So sad to hear about your loss. She is waiting beyond the Rainbow Bridge.
    Another KP knitter
    Hannet from nearly Down-Under

  289. Moxie / October 27, 2013

    We will miss you Xena!