The Rainbow Bridge

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I called the vet this morning a few minutes before I knew they'd be open for office hours and arranged to bring her in. She couldn't go under her own power. Travis had to carry her. The vet was kind enough to get her in before his other appointments started. Soon as he saw her he knew there was nothing else that could be done. She was in congestive heart failure, her time had come and she was just suffering at that point.

    Because being there was stressing her, he gave her a strong sedative that they give the dogs before surgery and dosed it for a 150 lb dog hoping it would work more quickly for her. It didn't. She was struggling so to breathe that it took longer than normal for the shot to work, but finally she rested her head in my arns, relaxed.

    She crossed over the bridge with my arms around her and went peacefully to the other side. I am so glad I was able to be there for her up to the very end. The vet had to leave the room because he was starting to cry. The vet tech was crying. I was crying. We hugged Molly and each other.

    Her suffering is over and she is with Fred and mother in law and a long line of other well loved furbabies.

    My eyes are leaky, but I'm not falling apart. I knew in both my heart and my head it was the right choice, it was time for her to go. I already miss her terribly though. :sad::crying:

    Molly, my baby who never realized she was a dog and not human blessed endless lives.
  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    sharing your tears.....and offering many hugs.
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Molly with Aubrey

    Molly at a year or two old

    Molly with Nichole (age 14)

    Molly wearing the infamous xmas bells.......was never xmas time until Molly put on her bells

    I could probably do a million more.........but these show the "person" she was.
  4. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    My eyes are leaky too, Lisa. Hugs for and Molly.
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So sorry for your loss, HD. She was a beautiful girl! HUGS!
  6. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry Lisa, your post brought tears to my eyes..............the pics are great, thanks for sharing them.............many gentle hugs for you........
  7. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry, Lisa. I know how difficult this is.

    I hope that Molly and Bubba will romp and play together today.
  8. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Tears and hugs from me too. Another angel in the sky.
  9. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    Many hugs! I'm so sorry you have to go through this. But I'm sure the pleasure she gave you all these years is worth the pain of missing her now.
  10. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    I am so sorry. She was just precious. What kind gentle eyes. Definately a little lover. I am glad that you were with her, and I am glad that she isn't suffering anymore. SHe's having fun with Fred and you mother in law. I am sorry for your loss, it's hard and it can creep up on you when you least expect it. Many hugs.
  11. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    What a face on her! It looks like she could just open up her mouth and start talking right to you - what eyes! Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss, and I truly know how it feels. Thank God you were with her all the way - she's a lucky girl and she's with a lot of friends and relatives now, and you'll see her again someday. What a sweetheart. Big cyber hugs of understanding coming your way.
  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I don't doubt for a minute that she is with loving family. Hugs DDD
  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh Lisa Im so sorry. She looks exactly like I pictured her in my mind. I have absolutely no doubt she is with Fred and your mother in law right now. I have a feeling my Lady and Heidi met her too with wagging tails and kisses. Because of your posts I have been thinking of them so they probably came to meet her. Come to think of it, they probably brought my Dad with them because he is sucker for dogs so now my Dad is meeting your folks! How cool is that?
  14. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    I read this and started crying - I looked at the precious pictures and started crying harder. I'm so sorry for your loss ((hugs))
  15. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  16. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I'm in tears here too Lisa. I am so very sorry and I know how much your whole family will miss her. But I am a very firm believer in the rainbow bridge too and I know that their spirits go on after they pass, just like ours do. She is now pain free and romping like a puppy, happy to see Fred and others that she loved in this life. If it had to happen, I'm so glad that she got to pass peacefully, snuggled in your arms. Hugs, my friend.
  17. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Molly was an absolute doll and even though I only met her a couple of times... Well, I don't normally like dogs so you know what that means!

    Like Fred she will always be with you. :hugs: and I am in tears, too... It is SO hard but it was the right thing. As you know.
  18. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    I'm so sorry for you loss. :( She is at peace now and for that I'm thankful.
  19. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    God bless you travels to Miss Molly. {{{hugs}}}
  20. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry, Lisa. Many understanding hugs.