05 March 2007

Sad weekend




It was an emotionally sad weekend for us, our dog Sam passed away Friday. She lived an active and comfortable 13 ½ years. Sam was the best ever, we love her and miss her terribly.



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 Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry to hear about your best friend! I'm sitting her crying with our little guy, Winston on my lap. He is my best friend and I can't imagine the heart break you all must feel. You are in my prayers! Hugs! Ash~

    www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

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  3. Oh Jovi - HUGE HUE {{{{{HUGS}}}}}}!!!!!

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  4. Oh Jovi i am so sorry.
    Many many hugs to you and your family!
    ~Britta

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  5. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog, Jovi. You are in my thoughts.

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  6. Sending you hugs. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your fur baby, Jovi. She was such a beautiful girl! Hugs to you and your family.

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  8. Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy)March 5, 2007 at 7:58 PM

    OMG, I am so very sorry for your loss!! Pets are a part of us, & it's so hard to say goodbye. You & your family are in my thoughts!!!

    {{{{hugs}}}}

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  9. Awww...I'm so sorry to hear about your sad news. Nothing touches our hearts and lives like a loving pet. Big hugs to you!

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  10. Pets are very much a part of the family. So sorry to hear about your loss.
    Eleanor

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  11. (((*hugs*))) to you and your family, Jovi. Sorry to hear about your loss.

    Cris

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss, I know that if something happened to Duke it would devestate all of us.

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  13. I am so sorry. Tears are streaming down my face for your loss and beautiful poem. We have a black lab 8 yrs old, my first dog. I love her to pieces, must admit though I take her for granted. My memories, family and God comfort you! Michelle Mallett

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  14. So sorry for your loss Jovi :(
    That poem made me bawl like a baby when my mom put my beagle to sleep many years ago. It still pulls on the heart strings.
    Hugs!

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  15. So sorry for your loss Jovi. Prayers for your family!

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  16. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.

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  17. Oh, Jovi, I'm so sorry :( HUGS :(

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  18. Just wanted to send a hug and sympathy for your loss. Losing a pet is harder than most people without any can imagine......they are the true meaning of friend. I do hope that Rainbow Bridge helps you as much as it helped my family.

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  19. I am soo soo sorry for you. My heart breaks for people that lose thier fuzzy children. I know it happens, but I live every day not thinking about losing mine.
    HUGS

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  20. hi--just happened across your blog today and read about your lab. i just want you to know i know your pain firsthand. my last lab was l2 yrs. old (i have had 5 of them)and suddenly developed a tumor that wasn't allowing her to breathe well. we had her put to sleep in my arms and i still cry when i think about it--it has been 4 yrs. now. i am so very very sorry for your loss. know that i keep you in my thoughts an prayers. jo anne

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  21. *****hugs***** A loved animal is so precious. I hope you are comforted in this time.

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