Friday, May 02, 2014

Rainbow Bridge...

Our Sweet Little Love
2004-2014

We had to let our little sweetie go to the Rainbow Bridge today. She has been struggling with congestive heart failure and lung and kidney issues.  We've tried all sorts of medicines...knowing that when it was her time to go, she'd let us know.  Sadly, late yesterday, she did indeed show us that she needed to be able to breathe easy and spin and play and eat and enjoy life.  She was no longer able to do those things on this side of the bridge...so today, she went on ahead of us.
We are so fortunate that our county's humane society has a "Rainbow Bridge Chapel" where you can bring your fur baby's for their last few minutes on earth.  It was so beautiful...stained glass windows and soft furniture to sit on to hold your sweet ones when they pass.  We had all the time we needed with her and were treated with overwhelming kindness.  Previous to this, we had taken our pets to our vet when their time came.  I always hated those metal tables.  This was so different and I am so grateful to all the donors who created such a special, special place for those of us who love our animals, oh so much.

We made the decision to have her cremated and Ian picked a lovely box for her remains.  Our hearts are broken...and the tears flow freely.  I wouldn't trade the pain though...pain comes from wonderful memories and lots of unconditional love and trust.  Our little love was a rescue and when we first got her, she would sit in her crate and shiver with fear.  After a few days, she'd venture out a bit at a time...and then she made the leap of faith to trust us...and she learned how to rule our roost!  :)

I miss you so much, my little stitching buddy.  I purposely stitched a few of your hairs into Ian's wolf project... You'll be in our hearts and have our love...forever.

Hugs and Grace,
Sharon

13 comments:

Unknown said...

I am so sorry for your loss. (((((((((HUGS)))))))))

Erica said...

I am so sorry Sharon!
Hugs.

Pamela said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you.
We just had to send our beloved 12 year old lab to the Rainbow Bridge 3 weeks ago. And to make matters worse, we had to take our 11 year old golden retriever back in January. It has been a tough couple of months.

Hugs to you for your loss and I hope you find peace. They say time heals all wounds.
What a wonderful way to say good bye in such a beautiful place.
Pam

Claudette497 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Terri said...

So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

Meari said...

Oh, I am so sorry! :(

Barb said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Pets are so important in our lives.

Frances N said...

How sad--it's so obvious how much you loved her, and I'm sure she knew that!!! What a sweet-looking baby!

Annie said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved furbaby. She looks like a sweetie.

cucki said...

I am so sorry for your loss..
Hugs my dear x

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry you lost your little friend. I know that pain and it's awful. My 2 doggies are getting older now and I hug them as much as I can and appreciate all my moments with them. That little chapel was a fantastic idea to help people let go of their pets at the Rainbow Bridge.

Natasha said...

My heart aches at the loss of your sweet pup. But it sounds like she had a very full and wonderful life. How nice to have a chaple for you to go with your pets. Many HUGS to you!!

Margaret S Vietti said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Japanese Chin. If and when the time comes that you'd like to consider another, I work with a wonderful Japanese Chin rescue group that fosters and helps adopt out these darling furbabies - Japanese Chin Care Rescue (jccare, if you want to look us up on the internet). One you've loved a Chin, you're touched by angels!