I was in your position in November..............broke my heart. I understand.
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.
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....
Kitt, thanks so much for your kindness and support. Your poem was beautiful and I will read and read it. I know my sweet Rusty is joining the other dogs in my family and he will be happy in his dogy heaven and out of pain. I so appreciate your wonderful words.
Thank you all for your kind replies. There has been a strange turn of events. When I got up this morning my dog was all perky and walking well, went outside, wagged his tail and had his breakfast. He is seeming like his old self. I realize this is not going to last but I talked it over with my son who also observed the dog and we have decided for now not to do anything. I think the next time we see something bad happening we will have to put him down. For now though I think we have to give him a fair chance and let him enjoy the last few weeks or months. He is acting happy and wanting to be petted and be with us. I am still waiting for the vet to call and I will see what he says but I know he will say it is up to me and at the moment it doesn't feel right to do anything. Thank you all again for being so helpful and sympathetic.