My friends dog is not doing very well. He is not sure what is going to happen. He had mentioned that if they need to put him to sleep, that he doesn't think he could be there when it happens. I told him about this story i had read about when the time comes please don't leave me alone. Its not the Rainbow Bridge poem, but a short story. Does anyone recall see it and can they tell me where to find it, so i can give it to him. Its a story about the dog having to go, and that i (the dog) was always by your side, sad times and good, so please don't leave me and be by my side when the times comes. It goes something like that. If you can help me find it, please.
awe, that is so sweet. i'm sorry for your passing of your sweet Taffy. It is very hard, but its our last act of kindness we can give them. I couldn't imagine leaving my loved one by themselves to go thru this alone. Yes, she will always be with you. I also have my gracie with me. She sits on my buffet in her pretty little flower container with a nice picture of her.
The Rainbow Bridge
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 that 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 the Rainbow Bridge together....
I have this hanging up in my office with a picture of Noodles right next to it.
Hi Rebecca, I just recently lost my border collie mix and reading your post made me cry. I was not able to be in there with him, and if someone gave me a story that said something like that would make me lose my mind. I did go in and say goodbye to him, but I couldn't stay, so please don't make your friend feel any worse than they already do.
Hi Sandy, i am so sorry to hear about your border collie mix. It is very hard, and its up to the person in any which way they want to handle it. I would never say or want to make anyone feel worse in that situation. Its heartbreaking no matter which way you look at it. We all know how much we love our fur kids.
Hi everyone. In 1996, I lost my best 4-legged friend ever. She was a Corgi-mix with a long tail and wolf-like markings. She had lived 13+ wonderful years. We fought through the occasional seizures that began when she was about 8 years old and she travelled the world with me. We lived together in Japan for 5 years, Georgia for 3.5 years and Korea for 2 years. Through all her seizures, I was there to hold and comfort her and wait for her to come back to me. But, during the final seizure, I was not there for her - I was between assigments in the US Air Force while a friend watched over her for me. During her final seizure, my friend took her to a veterinarian that had little choice but to put her down. I received a call from 10,000 miles away and agreed to the procedure even though it was the hardest decision of my life for my beloved dog. My long-suffering regret for the past 16 years is that I was not there for her in her final moments. May our little friends and four-legged children always be blessed!
I'm sorry for your pain. Don't be so hard on yourself, as you were there every time you could be and she knew that. She wouldn't want you to suffer for your regret as you didn't want her to suffer anymore. I miss my Ginny everday to, as her life was taken from her at a young 3 yr old, from a heart attack. We were devastated. I hope you have found peace with yourself, i know its such a loss and they leave such a void in our hearts. Cherish your memories that you shared. Blessings to all.