Wednesday, September 22, 2010

{deep breath} {gulp} {knot in throat} {heavy sigh}

Our sweet Dakota went to doggy heaven. 11 days ago. And it still doesn't seem real.

One day at a time.

We feel the love & support. Thank you so much.

5 comments:

lifeonprairiecreek said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. This poem was comforting to me last year when we lost our beloved cat Riley. I hope it can bring you some comfort.

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....

Author unknown...

Danielle and Clint said...

I am so sorry to hear this. :*-( Our furry babies are just that...our babies. I couldn't imagine my life without mine. You gave Dakota a wonderful home and she gave you nothing but love. You were both so lucky to have each other.

C.E.R. said...

I don't comment often but I always enjoy checking in. Just want to say how sorry I am to hear this news. My thoughts are with you as your hearts begin to heal.

Kathleen said...

i have been peeking in on the blog ever since your amazing kitchen redo and i too must comment now and say how my heart absolutely sank when i read this. i am so very sorry. no one can ever be prepared for something like this, and my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Erika said...

oh my gosh, Bridgette, I am so sorry to hear about your dog! Was she old, or did she have health problems? I know how hard it is to lose a pet, and I am so sorry to hear about this! Hope you guys are doing okay. hugs!-Erika