"You know...I have forgotten the names and faces of so many people who have come into my life, but I remember every detail of every dog I have ever had....maybe it is because they touched my soul."
Oh Boomer, I don't know where to begin. My heart is broke since I laid you to rest on February 19, 2007. You were my Boomer Boy to the end, and I would give anything to have you back...but not with any suffering that I am sure you were going through. I knew that someday you would look at me and tell me to let you go. I just never knew how hard that would be.
You were like my shadow. I couldn't walk anywhere in the house without you following me. I know you were always hoping to catch a car ride which we did every morning to run our errands. You would sit proudly in the passenger seat next to me and check everything out. You let all the cats and squirrels know that they were lucky you were in the car as you growled at them. You were my protector and no one could walk up the car as you kept me safe. On our occasional trips to Decorah, you knew that you would be stopping at McDonalds for your sausage and egg biscuit. As soon as you saw the arches, you would start to cry. I will miss our trips. The day after you left us, I had to make the daily trip without you. I still talked to you as if you were in the car and placed my hand on the seat and saw all your dog hair which you always left for us.
Jasmine and Maddy miss you also. I could tell they are wondering where you are. Remember how they both kissed you goodbye right before we took you to the vet for the last time. At the vet, they asked if you should be muzzled since you really hated that place and the healthy Boomer would have taken a chomp at them. I said no as I held you in my lap and you let them put you at rest. It hurt to see your Daddy cry since that rarely happens. You were our little boy and have been our only boy. Daddy kept saying he was sorry, but I hope you know we tried everything to make you better, but your body just said enough. I think you knew how much I ached each day wondering if you were feeling better and in your ever loyal love, you knew that it could not go on.
Princess and Minnie I am sure were waiting for you. I remember how you laid by Princess in her final hours. They will take care of you. When my time comes, it will be easier knowing that you all will be waiting for me and run up to me and give me kisses. I will cuddle once again with you and we will all be together again.
I want to remember every detail about you....
-The way you said "Mama" and "luv you", how beautiful you are, how you made me feel special, your kisses, how you greeted me each day I came home. Holly and Kayla will miss how excited you got when they came home. You know how much you are loved and we all know how much you love us.
Dogs are not our whole life...but they make our lives whole!
I know that dogs are special gifts from God that are only on loan to us for a short time. You lived a life that many people would have been happy with. Not to say we spoiled you, but we just couldn't love you enough. My head tells me it was time to let you go, but my heart has not accepted that. I found myself smelling the harnass you wore each day just to try to feel you closer.
My precious little boy, you will no longer have sore ears that need daily cleanings, you will no longer have to take kidney medicine and have fluids injected into you, you will be able to eat and not throw it up, and you will no longer have to run and hide when you hear the toenail clipper drawer open. You are free to run and play and be loved by many who have gone before you.
Our chubby little boy...we just said you were "Big Boned". But you could run fast and up till a few weeks till the end, you loved to go on walks and look for bunnies and run. Now you can run all you want.
Boomer, give me the strength to accept that you are in a better place. You will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget you. I love you!
I love this picture of when Holly brought you home just to "stay" for a few days. We knew you would never leave. There's my chubby little belly.
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. -Author unknown
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