Hi all, I need some prayers...at 5:20 today my 16 year old shih tzu-Penelope went to The Rainbow Bridge. I made the decision to put her to sleep; there were many reasons and I know I did the right thing but this HURTS so, SO much... She is my best friend, my daughter, my fur angel... I know I will get through this but right now the pain is beyond words
Oh honey, I'm so sorry for you. Had to do the same almost 2 weeks ago with Sophie. I'll bet they're bouncing around playing and sniffing everything at The Rainbow Bridge, feeling like the babies that they will always be!!! XOXO Lindalu
IÂ´m sorry for you lost. My heart is with you and IÂ´m sure your precious baby is now an lovely Ã¡ngel and she take care of you forever. Sorry for my english is not so good.
Olimpia from MÃ©xico.
Linda and Carmen-thank you very much for your kind and sweet words...I appreciate it very much!
Oh Laura, I am so so so sorry for your loss. I know the pain can be overwhelming. Your little darling is playing across the angel bridge, young and healthy!!
This may not be allowed but an open group on fb called Angel Bridge has helped me a lot with my recent loss of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
We never forget, we just learn to live with the loss. Time will help, I promise.
Thank you Judy; I'm not on fb but your heart felt reply means a lot to me!
I am very sorry for your loss...
I am so very sorry Laura for the heartbreaking pain and loss that you are now feeling and finding it so hard to cope with No words can ever describe the sadness and tears of going through such a loss! You know that you have done the right thing for your beloved Penelope and she will 100% understand that! Penelope will be Always and Forever your Baby...the loving bond you shared here on earth will never break....you are just temporarily parted and you will, I have no doubt in that, see your Sweet Baby again when the time is right!!! There is no such thing as 'Time' on the other side so Penelope will not feel like she's been without you at all when she runs to meet you on that 'Rainbow Bridge!' We grieve for the loss of not seeing our animals anymore and that is the hardest thing of all for us to bear! Penelope does not suffer in this way for she has NOT lost you....she can pop in, see and visit you whenever she wants...you were a loving Mom and nothing, simply nothing will ever change that!! Your mutual Love will keep you bound together Forever!!! Penelope is happy now, so free, enjoying the fun of running in the lush, green fields abundant with flowers and playing with all her new animal companions! She lives in a Beautiful New World now filled with Beauty and Happiness! Peace and unconditional Love surrounds her but I'm sure you know this already Laura, it's so often hard to get this into perspective when you are missing them so very much!! My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you Dear Laura and to Sweet Penelope, never feel that you are alone in your pain.....we, at Care2, are here for you and don't hesitate to message me if you feel that you need to! I know that time, to a certain extent is a healer, but the next few days/weeks are, I know, the hardest!! I truly do not mind you contacting me so please Laura don't forget that I'm here for you and that you are never ever alone!! All My Love and Biggest Hugs I send your way, Marina %#&!*%
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Believe me Laura, I can feel your pain and heartache - believe me I have gone through this myself many times, if not with dogs, then with my pet ratties. It is never easy to get through this, but time will be your biggest healer and afterwards there will be many precious memories to help you through it. Like me, animals are not just my animals, they are my children, and are treated as such, and when they depart from this earth, part of my heart and soul goes with them and I pray for them each and every day. I have faith enough to know that they are waiting on the other side for me. I know that they have no pain, no suffering, no fear and they are treated with abundant love, kindness and compassion. And I will be with them again when I leave this earth. Stay strong - you will get through this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss of your sweet angel, Penelope, Laura. We have all been through this and for many of us, many times. We never really lose our precious pets, they are there waiting for us in Heaven and when I think of the angels I've lost, it makes me feel like they are right here with me. Just try to dwell on all the good you did for her and the memories. It doesn't hurt to cry when we have these memories. It helps us heal. God knows also how much we hurt when we lose our precious pets and he is there to comfort us. Allow God to comfort you and remember, we will see our pets once again in Heaven. They are there waiting for us. You are in my prayers, Laura.
Marina, Leslene, and Jerilyn; thank you so SO much for your kind words and prayers; they are helping me get through this.
I've lost hundreds of animals through the years and it never get any easier (my 'norm' is to have around 20 at the same time). Just since last November I lost 2 rabbits (one from old age; the other got sick, had a procedure, and never woke up-total shock),2 guinea pigs (both from old age complications), 2 ratties (both needed to be put to sleep-old age complications), 3 parakeets (all unexpected; middle aged and seemed healthy), 2 gerbils (again unexpected-they were middle aged and healthy), and 4 hermit crabs (which shouldn't be pets but I rescue as many as I can).
I love all of my babies equally but there is something very special about dogs; especially Penelope. I was her mummy and she loved me more than anyone or anything. We had a very deep, special, and spiritual bond. I feel we have been through many life times together and we will continue.
But right now I am looking all over the house for her; I want to take her out for our little walks, I feel the need to give her meds, I want to cover her with one of her little blankets when she falls asleep...
I'm lost without my best friend...
RIP sweet Penelope, what a great life you had at the age of 16. Take good care of our pets until we all get to critter heaven. Behave and have fun. Our hearts are hurting for you Laura and I am sorry you have to go through this.
So sorry for your loss Laura, you are so right no matter how many fur friends we lose it never gets easier. As everyone has said we have all been through the loss and so feel your pain
You are in my prayers take care we are all here for you ♥
When you lose your best friend, the one you could always count on to be there when you were down, the one who warmed you, played with you and made you laugh no matter how bad you felt, of course you can cry.
Any one who has lost a pet knows that none of us is ready yet. No matter how young or old. Now it's only the memories we hold.
Ellen, June, and Marilyn; thank you SO much for your words of encouragement and prayers; they mean the world to me.
I know I will get through this; right now it is one moment at a time.
Many blessings to ALL who have posted here...many hugs!
Laura there is truly nothing more heart breaking then making that decision. My heart breaks for yours. My dog and my cats are really my babies (with my human son!). We know it is the right decision for them,but it still hurts more then you can stand. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I really believe we will see them again some day.
Thank you Helen; I miss her SO much...