All Dogs Go to Heaven- again

The neighborhood dogs are barking this morning, but the choir has changed, a missing voice, silence comes from my house.  My house is no longer the world of Abby, she took the Rainbow Bridge this week, reuniting with her beloved Ruby, happily romping in the world of eternal bliss as I imagine. She never got over the loss of her beloved Ruby, every Golden she saw she would run up to whimpering in hopes…Now she would see her again. 

I knew she was failing, I watched the signs, but her puppy spirit was ever present and her determination to make it up the stairs each day never failed, even if she had to rest a while on the landing.  But then she stopped eating, and more unpleasantness followed, the details I will spare you.  By Wednesday afternoon my head was telling me it was time, but my heart wanted to linger.

The boys and I placed her in the back of my CRV, I sat with her, she was as anxious as I was. But I knew she was suffering, and I did not want that, she had been a faithful and goofy companion for over 13 years, her time here was done, my head knew, my heart ached.

I cradled her head in my arms and told her all the things she already knew, I thanked her for loving me when I could not love myself.  I thought in that moment perhaps God was a Dog, and He sent her to care for me and my family knowing how hard it is to be human, how tender, and fragile our hearts are.  How much we need to remember to bark without biting, to romp and play and enjoy every nibble of our food and when things get rough a nap is the best medicine.

Some people do not understand crying and grieving over a pet, but I can say this- the heart knows no difference when it loves, Love is Love is Love, and the loss is just as great.  I am broken open, my heart is raw, it is the price we pay for loving so deeply.  Thank you, Abby for choosing us, for being ever present and always loving.  Until we meet again.

About Angelnurse0513

I am a hospice nurse who has been writing spiritually inspired books for the past seven years. I have written a children's book called "Little Star" which is available in ebook format http://www.amazon.com/Little-Star-Phyllis-Higgins-ebook/dp/B00BOEHUS6. I am currently writing a novel on spiritual love and the afterlife and looking for a publisher. It is my deepest wish to help with the transition from this world to the next whether it be through my work in hospice or through my written words. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have.
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4 Responses to All Dogs Go to Heaven- again

  1. maria demecilia matias ferreira says:

    Yes de do grieve anoyt the loss of our pets for the vive us só much love, care, faithfulness and are always grateful for ouro love. I love to read your posts they always come in tes when my heart is broken. At the moment my first born is fifhting câncer, no chemo or radio can be dons for it is advanced. God bless.

    Enviado do meu NOS NOVU III

  2. MaryJo says:

    The most beautiful expressions of the heart 💜 love is love, the loss is real

  3. Colleen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful journey’s. Love is love. I love that! Pets are angels on earth for what always feels like much too short of a time.

  4. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Love is love is love. And the unconditional love of a pet is so special.

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