Re: Good Dog........................
My heart goes out to you and your family. I know what you're going thru. I had to put down one of my Springers 4 years ago due to a nasal tumor. Purdue small animal hospital gave her 6 months and she kept going for a year. The vet was very accomidating - she was a bird hunting fool, so I was able to take a clip wing hen pheasant to the vet. I planted the bird in the grass behind his office, led her downwind and sent her. As soon as she smelled the bird it was as tho nothing was wrong, but as soon as she made the flush/grab, she was wobbling the whole way back, tail wagging in a blur. He put her down with the pheasant in her mouth, and I had them both cremated. (stop to wipe eyes.....) There's no way I could have buried her, putting her down was bad enough.
You have probably read the following, but if you haven't, read on:
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....