It's been six days since I woke up and found you had left us for a better place. The pain and hurt and tears have not gone away, though I now know I should have let go of you weeks ago and I am so sorry that I let you suffer so, because I could not bring myself to be aware of your pain. If you can ever forgive me remember I (and mommy) loved you so much!
You have entered a new residency, pain free and joyous! You can see again and walk like a pup, and I do hope they have your Snausages! Others have expressed to your mommy and me their heartfelt sympathy over our loss, and this helps us to know you will be well taken care of in our hearts.
We had you for 16 years and 1 month but it seems like the blinking of an eye. You were with us longer than we deserved, but not long enough as it turns out. We miss you so much.
November 16 2005: Hi, Baby! It's snowing today, first time for the season. You never cared for snow very much, your paws always froze and we had to carry you around, so even if you were here with us, and you could see, you would ignore it. But it just reminds me that the first holiday after you left us is about to arrive and it will be difficult knowing you will not be sitting by the table waiting for your share of the turkey. I remember the time you tried to pull a frozen turkey out of the refrigerator and almost knocked yourself out! Don't know what it was with you and turkeys but you could smell one a mile away.
November 21, 2005: I miss your physical being, but I also miss hearing you, from your low whining cry, to the impatient low growl to the "I want it now! bark! I miss the sound of your slurpping at the water bowl in the middle of the night which told me all was right with the world, the sound of you crunching your "Kibbles& Bits" or chewing on your peanut butter flavored "stick." I miss hearing you "shake yourself off" when you got up in the morning. I'm really going to miss it on Thanksgiving, but I will put some turkey aside for you! Dad.
December 23, 2005: The 25th is Christmas and mommas birthday. She got your Christmas Card you sent from Rainbow's Bridge, and she really lost it for the first time. Momma holds everything inside. Last night, there were strange bumps in the night and when I got up in the morning, there were books on the floor and playing cards scattered all over the rug, with no explanation as to how that happened as I was the only one home.Was that you, Baby? Looking for your Christmas presents? It won't be the same this year, without you sleeping under the tree. We couldn't put one up this year knowing you wouldn't be there. It is still too painfull. Merry Christmas, Baby, to you and all your new friends!
December 30, 2005. Happy New (and pain free) Year, my friend!
January 27, 2006: Three months ago today. Not possible! You are always in our hearts, but talking about you in the past tense is the most difficult of tasks. I had a peanut butter sandwich in your honor last night! Take care and Gold Bless, little guy.
March 26, 2006. Looks like spring will be here soon, little guy.
April 23, 2006. Will be 6 months in a few days since you left for a better world. We think of you and miss you every day, Love, Mom and Dad.
June 8, 2006. On Saturday the 10th you will have celebrated your 17th Birthday. You have new friends now, so while we grieve for you still, at least we know you are no longer in pain. Happy Birthday, our sweet Baby.
September 15, 2006: How are you little guy? Almost 11 months have passed and not a day goes by we don't think of you. We adopted a rescue dog on July 27th, a long haired minature doxie named Diana. We tell her all about her "great grandpa" and she is so happy to be with a family. She is almost 4 years old.I really believe you led us to her.
October 17, 2006: It will be 1 year this week. Dad will be having surgery again, but you won't be here to comfort him. Miss you still and love you always. Mom & Dad
February 8, 2007: Happy Valentines, Baby! It sure is cold! Dad had heart sugery again in November. He misses you. Little Diana is doing her best to make us smile again. We think of you every day! Love, Mom & Dad.
May 10, 2007: Daddy and mommy say hello. Dad was in the hospital again. Little Diana has begun to imitate you. We tell her you're her grandpa. We love you, Baby.
Oct 28, 2007: Two years gone, forever loved. Mommy and Daddy
June 8, 2008: The 10th is your 19th Birthday. We miss you. Love, mommy and daddy.
October 27, 2010. Our thought and prayers are with you always. It seems like yesterday.
Wow, October 27, 2015! I can't believe I missed the passed several years. But today is 10 years since you went to the Bridge. We will always love you, Baby. We will never forget you!
October 27, 2016. I love you Baby. Diana is now 14. Where is the time going? I still think of you every day. WE all miss you.
October 27, 2017: A friend of mine has two dogs at the Bridge, one a puppy mill pup that died undergoing surgery, not even 6 months old. Her name was Bella Mae. Please give her a paw hug. Love from Mom, Dad and Diana. We miss you still.