emotional day

Today was one of the hardest days of my life, and I had to do the hardest thing i have ever done – 

My beautiful baby dog, Sheba who turned 11 last week had to be put to sleep, She has been really sick for a long time and she had liver cancer, sadly it all got too much for her and after an emotional night of her being in pain we made the decision to take her to the vets and have her put to sleep because we couldn’t have her being in pain anymore, this decision was such a hard one to make but ultimatly we knew we were being selfish by letting her stay at home because she was going through so much pain and agony and sadness, we wanted her to be happy and no pain to be left.

I read this lovely poem today called the Rainbow Bridge which really made me both cry and smile at the same time, I love the thought of my dog being there to wait for me when i pass over, and ready to cross the bridge with me – 

So here it is : 

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 vigour; 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