Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rest in peace Sadie bum

On Monday July 9, 2012 one of the gentlest souls to ever walk this planet made her last trip to the vet. Sadie wasn't my dog, but I loved her as if she was. I am spared the pain of coming home and expecting to hear the thump of her tail and the sudden shock of disappointment of realizing I will never hear it again. I feel the loss of her nonetheless. My good friends H and B were fortunate to have Sadie come into their lives. I don't know what they ever did to deserve her, but it must have been something great because she was a wonderful dog. Truly one of those special dogs you find once or twice in your life if you are very lucky.

I hope you are having fun with Puss and Zoe at the Rainbow Bridge Sadie. We will all see you again one day.

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....


  1. Aw, I'm so sorry, for you and your friends.

  2. I'm sorry, Elle. The story of the Rainbow Bridge is wonderful. Except you know when you say "pet" you know you mean "dog." No self-respecting cat, live or dead, would gratify its keeper with such sloppy emotion. He would just sit, position himself where you would be sure to see him and take a little bath, paying no attention to you until you pass by, then amble nonchalantly after you.

  3. tears :-('''


  4. Aww, that's sweet...pets are such an important part of life and sadly missed when they pass over.  

    I gotta say, though, Crystal will greet everybody on the other side with a hiss.  That's just how she rolls.  

  5. LC, that piece is a lovely tribute to Sadie. I know H & B will be pleased that you posted this. 

  6. What a lovely thought.  Pets worm their way into our lives and hearts if we want them to or not.  Hugs.

  7. Oh I'm so sad for you and your frIends. Such a sweet face! Over the years we've had three of our beloved dogs go to The Rainbow Bridge. I know how hard it is to let them go...

  8. Thank you everyone for your kindness. They are much appreciated.