Post Edited (Desertdreaming) : 10/16/2004 6:46:39 PM (GMT-6)
So sorry to hear about Nikkidog. I am a dog person just like you. I lost my dog Mickey seven years ago, but it is just like it was yesterday. She the best dog ever. We had some before and after and they are all special, but I cannot get over the feeling of loss with her. I know I will see her again. You and your family are in my prayers. Just close your eyes and pet her anyway. She is still beside you.
Love and hugs,
Thank you Candy
One thing that she used to do was lie at the top of the stairs and look down. We always called her a Cherokee dog called she had the biggest brown eyes. Anyways... I could have sworn I saw her at the top of the stair the other night. And Jordan was calling for her. She told me.. " I see Nikkidog all over the place.". My heart just breaks..........
I am so sorry about Nikkidog. I am a dog and cat person. And losing them is never easy. I think that it was wonderful though that she could be at home and have you all with her and her last moments weren't in a vet's office. I know my vet once said that is rare- and it is such a blessing for the pet and the owner. I lost my two cats within 11 months of eachother. One who I had for almost 18 years I held in my arms at the vets for her final moments.
After she died her "sister" (my other cat) would jump off the couch and stand there as if she was nose to nose with her. She did this many times. Sometimes she would follow something with her eyes and I knew exactly what she was looking at. They never leave you. They really don't.
I am sure you have heard of the Rainbow Bridge. That always gives me comfort. There is also another poem that is so beautiful and so true.
I will put them here for you incase you don't know them, maybe Jordan would like them.
The Rainbow Bridge
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...