Had to say goodbye......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bodia, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    21,096
    Likes Received:
    31,585
    To my best buddy, Ginger, a couple of hours ago. He was 16, and lived a long, full and happy life. All our pups have musician names. Thanks to his partially red coat, he got the moniker Ginger (Baker).

    I know "they" say you'll know when it's time to say goodbye, but that is complete bullsh!t. Actually, maybe it's not. Maybe I knew a few months ago, but was too selfish to do anything about it. He wasn't in pain, and he certainly wasn't a burden. Still, he was getting progressively less mobile, and it took more and more to get him up. Ah....sorry, I'll stop. I'm pretty sure if I would have said to the Mrs a couple of months ago she would have said, "yes, it is." I love her for being patient and letting me get to the point where I couldn't stand to see him the way he was, and could let him go.

    One of his favorite things was snow. Rolling in it, laying in it, walking in it. It was appropriate that there were flurries in the air as we pulled into the vet's parking lot. Snow. One. Last. Time.

    I love ya buddy, and I'm really gonna miss you...........

    [​IMG]


    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....
     
    John F, kes7u, Antmax and 21 others like this.
  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules On Double Secret Probation

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    6,702
    Likes Received:
    10,788
    :(:(:( Sorry man. I know how hard this is.
     
    bodia likes this.
  3. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    1,048
    I'm sorry for your loss buddy.:(
     
    bodia likes this.
  4. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    10,259
    Likes Received:
    15,684
    Sorry to hear that, Jim. When it was time for our dog, we knew - like you, we probably knew a week or two before, but it took a bit for it to fully sink in. The funny part was, when we took her to the vets that day, we checked in and they put us in a different waiting area. We sat down, and the dog sat down, but sitting tall - which she hadn't done for weeks. It was almost like, "No, look - I'm good. See?"
     
    Alnus Rubra and bodia like this.
  5. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    1,377
    My condolences.
    It is the hardest things to do as a dog lover.:(
     
    bodia likes this.
  6. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open-Ears / Zippered Lips

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2019
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    2,383
    My heart goes out to you during this time. Pets are such a big part of our lives, that when they leave us, we often don't know what will fill the void. May you find peace in knowing that as early as it may be, I sense a time when you'll feel that happiness again soon...
     
    bodia likes this.
  7. iLookLikeElvis

    iLookLikeElvis New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2019
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    385
    That is terribly sad. But I must say, the tribute brought a tear to my eye.
     
    bodia likes this.
  8. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2019
    Messages:
    1,717
    Likes Received:
    3,594
    Tearing up here. Sorry for your loss. Am right there with you.
     
    bodia likes this.
  9. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2018
    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    3,052
    i hate it! cone on jb don’t you know everyone is already an emotional wreck?
     
    bodia likes this.
  10. Birdsofprey

    Birdsofprey Fly birdies fly!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    241
    I think at this moment it may be fitting to call you By Tor and The Snow Dog! What a sweetie.
     
    bodia and jxe like this.
  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    4,344
    Likes Received:
    4,561
    Dammit. Listening to John Prine and Roger Waters play "Hello In There" at Newport Folk Fest, and I open up this thread. Why can't I see clearly any more?

    Sorry for your loss, @bodia . We have three dogs, all no longer pups even though we call them that, and we'll face those days eventually.

    Sigh. I'm gonna go give my pups all a big hug right now.
     
    dogrocketp and bodia like this.
  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    21,629
    Likes Received:
    35,363
    Aww... I’m so sorry, buddy.
     
    Alnus Rubra and bodia like this.
  13. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Likes Received:
    1,217
    Sorry man ................. It sucks. Lost our last (and best) dog about 12 years ago. We were pretty torn up ........... Never replaced him :(
     
    bodia likes this.
  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    7,043
    Likes Received:
    12,471
    Ow damn... my eyes are moistened from reading what you wrote... ugh. So sorry... what an awesome lookin' pup.
    Savor the memories my friend.
     
    Alnus Rubra and bodia like this.
  15. Mirroredas

    Mirroredas New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2020
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    94
    I can't imagine losing my best buddy Tomé. Hang in there.
     
    bodia likes this.
  16. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2,260
    Likes Received:
    3,947
    Aww, man... So sorry, bro! :(
     
    bodia likes this.
  17. Huggy B

    Huggy B Whiizzz

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Messages:
    2,348
    Likes Received:
    3,163
    Sorry to hear this Jim, take solace in the fact that your pooch lived a good life and was loved by his humans.
     
    bodia likes this.
  18. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 1985
    Messages:
    6,516
    Likes Received:
    5,204
    Ahhh hell, Jim. I’m sorry to read this.
     
    bodia likes this.
  19. Griz

    Griz New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2018
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    320
    Never an easy decision to make. Hang in there...love the Rainbow Bridge and hope to be there one day with my best friends from the past.
     
    bodia likes this.
  20. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2017
    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    3,067
    Sorry for your loss.

    But you know what? My buddy Kaspur is up there now and Ginger looks like just the type of companion he needs. I’m certain that they are gonna be best buds and get in all kinds of trouble together.

    Ginger will know Kaspur by his ‘reindeer prance’...
     
    Glide-bpm, Alnus Rubra and bodia like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice