Pet Love in the Rain

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I lost my precious little Jack Russell Terrier this past year and I was heartbroken.  I had her for 13 years and she was my "baby". 

If you know anything about Jack Russell Terriers, you know they have tons of energy!  She was such a clown and she made me laugh.  I loved that little girl so much and it was extremely difficult to let her go. 

When she was about 11 years old she developed diabetes.  My husband is a diabetic and one of the symptoms which helped the doctor diagnose him was his insatiable thirst.  I noticed that my little girl was drinking lots and lots of water and took her to the vet and he did diagnose her with diabetes. 

So, she was put on insulin shots twice a day.  She knew what time she was supposed to have her shots and if I was running late, she would sit in front of the refrigerator. 

The tough day came when the vet recommended that I have her put to sleep.  I cried and cried for days.  The first night I sat down and wrote a blog here in the rain about my loss.  The outpouring of sympathy and kindness from this great community was such a huge blessing to me. 

That is the night I was given the gift of a beautiful poem called "The Rainbow Bridge".  I still have that poem and it was exactly the medicine I needed for my broken heart.

From deals falling apart to the loss of a loved one - person or pet- the compassionate folks her in the rain will circle the wagons and share their strength and understanding.

I Am So Happy To Be An Member of This Fantastic Group!

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Pam Miller
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Debbie - It is so hard to make that final decision.  I still miss my little girl.

April 23, 2012 06:50 PM
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
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Pam~my dear friend, Sharon Lee (here in ActiveRain)has a plaque with her cat Lindsey's beautiful face on it and The Rainbow Bridge as a memorial to her sweet kitty. I don't know where she got it, but it's one of those incredibly touching poems that can make one fall to pieces while reading it.

I have found such support here with our Pet Friendly Folks in the Rain!

April 27, 2012 02:05 PM
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Pam Miller
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Gayle - I was so touched by the outpouring of love from pet lovers here in the rain.  I just needed to share my pain and friends here helped me so much.   Isn't "The Rainbow Bridge"  a wonderful poem!

April 27, 2012 07:45 PM
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Mona Gersky
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Pam, this is a wonderful community to reach out to in our times of pain...and joy.  I'm so happy that even though it didn't seem long enough, the time you did have with your little Jack Russell was filled with shared love.

April 27, 2012 08:56 PM
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Pam Miller
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Mona - It hurts so much to lose our pets - they are part of our families. 

April 28, 2012 11:43 AM
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