[UPDATE (8:45PM): The vet called; Red will be cremated and we'll pick up his ashes on Thursday. He'll be buried with Jade (our cat, who passed away last June) in our backyard. Bailey the Lab has already picked up on our grief and has been moping about. Chloe, the Bichon, seemd like she hasn't quite figured it out yet. We've received lots of emails and comments. Thank you all for the kind words and understanding. Virtual hugs are meaningful.]
Red died today; I just got off the phone with the vet (2PM). It was a simple dental cleaning that he was there for, but his heart stopped while under anesthesia. My sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback was just over 10 years old. I'm still in shock. Here is his web page, and our pet page. Our other two dogs, Bailey and Chloe are not going to know what to do.
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 runand 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....
My deepest condolences, Pam.By Elayne, at 4:26 PM
We are very sorry for you. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our animal children are beloved members of our families.By , at 1:22 AM
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