March 3, 2014

A Very Good Dog

It all happened so fast. I can't believe he's gone. Our beloved Nacho has been the apple of our family's eye for 11 years, and in a sudden half-hour, he's gone. What a wonderful dog he was, what an incredible character. What will life be like without him? Our loss is staggering.

I keep seeing him dead on that table, but in time I trust that image will recede, and I will remember all the wonderful moments with him, and all the laughter and joy and pride he brought us.

At least he didn't suffer for long. At least we could be with him in his last moments. Goodbye, my sweet baby. We loved you so much.



Sue 'Sooz' Simmons said...

I am so sorry, I feel your pain, it has only been two weeks since our beloved Dotty Dog went to sleep. It is raw, and painful, and not everyone understands - after all, it's only a dog! What they don't get is that that fluffy friend was part of your everyday life and the hole they leave is massive!
Big hugs coming your way, try and remember the good times.

Unknown said...

For Nacho - until you meet at 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 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....