Monday, June 13, 2011

My Heart is Broken

Today I had to do one of the hardest things I've ever done.
I had to let my sweet boy Louie go.
He's been suffering heart failure for the past three months
and this weekend he took a turn for the worse.
We've been together for over 12 years and my heart is broken.
I'm not sure when I'll be back to won't be long,
but for now I need to take some "Me" time
and give extra love and attention to Millie.
King Louie Zeus
March 30, 1999 - June 13, 2011
"Waiting for me with Mack at the Bridge"

The Rainbow Bridge Poem
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...


thekolbes said...

Ohh my heart is breaking with you. I know how hard it is. I have been through it. Our babies just shouldn't have to go. Lots and love and prayers to you.

shersl84bed said...

I'm so sorry Cindy.


patchworkhen said...

I am so sorry for you. I have done that deed many times and it never get easier. My DH is the dog lover in the family and just devastates him when we have to make that decision.

You are in my prayers.

blessings, patchworkhen

Danka Doo said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. I will be lifting you up in prayer. When we have "pets" (I put pets in quotes because they really become our family members too) the loss is tremendous. I pray in the days and weeks ahead the special memories of Louie bring you smiles to help lessen your pain.

Lorie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Cindy! HUGS!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

So sorry Cindy. I've had to the do that myself and I know it's really rough. Prayers and hugs for you and Millie.

Fot said...

awe im so sorry sweetie, I know how hard it is to let your friend/child/pup go!

MaryNell said...

you are correct. It hurts so bad and takes some time to let up. I still hear my Gretal's collar with her tags on it, so I know she is still checking on me.
My heart goes out to you

n1sunrider said...

Think about all the wonderful times you shared with your best friend. Nobody can take those wonderful memories away. They will always be in your heart. I've recently lost a best friend, she was my girl Sydney (golden ret.)
Time is all it takes...
Take YOUR time, you're entitled to it. Hang tough.

Jeanette said...

I am so, so sorry. I'm glad you have the rainbow bridge story is just the sweetest thought at a time like this. We all sure hope we get to see our fur-friends again. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Lynn Stevens said...

My heart goes out to you. Its never easy losing our fur babies. Louie was such a handsome fella.
Bless you