Jeannie...my heart goes out to our and yes, there is a place in heaven for our pets. They are an extension of us. I also have a Dalmation and a Lab. The dalmation is 17 and is very perky and alert except she developed this horrible cough. Took her to the vet yesterday and she is in congestive heart failure. Because she is can still outwalk me, the vet put her on Lasix and something else I can't pronounce and we'll see. Just remember...
"Just inside the gates of heaven, sits a dog...waiting for his master to come home."
So sorry to hear that...Sounds like you have several issues going on at once AND the holidays are coming. As they say "when it rains..." Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers(for comfort, peace, & strength). I also believe that there is a place in heaven for our pets. They give us a piece of heaven while they are here with us. Please remember to take care of yourself during this time of transition...
I'm so sorry for the loss of your "dear dogs."
This saying was in a card I received when I lost a pet and it is one of my favorite.
They are gone from out sight...but never our memory. Gone from our hearing....but never our hearts. Gone from our touch....but their presence is felt. And the love that they gave us never departs.
Be gentle on yourself and know we're here for you.
I'm so sorry that you had to put your dogs down. I do believe there is a heaven for our precious pets. God is great, why would he not include our most loved friends and family. You are going through a rough time but everything will be ok. Sometimes we just don't see the bigger picture, the plan God has for us because it is clouded by stress and pain. Everything will be ok and you will have precious time with your daughter, SIL, and granddaughter, they need you and you will be rewarded for it .
My prayers are with you and your family!
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.Try and get some rest.
I am so sorry you are going through this. It is never easy to say good-bye to our friends when the time comes. They are part of the family and not a day goes by that they aren't missed. I read this poem a few years ago when I had to put our 14 yr. old poodle to sleep. I thought it was nice.
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....
Never regret something that made you smile!
Jeannie, I am so sorry about you having to put your beloved 'puppies' down, it is never an easy decision. I have had to do it several times, it never gets any easier. I personally believe that our loving pets go to Heaven, I hope to be a good enough person here on earth that I may see all my babies someday.
A very dear friend told me something yrs ago that I've held on to till I get my bearings. Just put one foot in front of the other, till you find your balance. Trust in God that He will walk w/ you to keep you steady. I know this is a rough time all around for your family, but right now try to focus on the positives, your DD is making tremendous progress, you will have your darling GD close by to enjoy and cuddle. Make yourself a cup of tea and try to calm yourself down. You are a strong woman w/ a loving family, you will get thru this - and you always have us for venting. Give yourself time to grieve and heal from your losses. Nobody gets over that in a day. Try to get some rest. You are in my prayers.
God bless. Alice.