My heart's been aching with sadness, I've just lost my first and oh so beloved Chuckie. This is hands down one of the toughest losses I've gone through.
To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman. Hermione Gingold
Hermoine had it right, Chuckie was no dog, he was as human as they come (in fact, way better than most humans...) he was my son. I've copied the letter I wrote and read to Chuckie before he passed, I hope some of you take the time to read it and learn how truly amazing Chuckalicious was.
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When we got home it was the beginning of the end. It was devastating. I had much false hope - praying that as happy as he was in Islamorada would continue when he was home. G-d had other plans. Chuckie was the bravest little man, he fought the hardest fight, but, it was time. One of the best decisions I made was to have my baby euthanized at home with Sloane Robbins from Goodbye At Home - the most humane and kind woman I've ever met. Sloane came to my home, let me lay with Chuckie until the bitter end. I was able to lay with him during his last moments, not in the vets office (which he frequented weekly for the last 3 months of his life) - he was in his bed. with his blanky and his mommy hugging him. It's by far one of the most depressing days of my life - but, I'm grateful that we were able to say goodbye in the most dignified way possible.
A friend emailed me the "Rainbow Bridge" poem copied below, it brought solace to my heart, and for those of you who have lost a cherised pet - I hope it does the same for you.
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....