It is with deep sadness in my heart that I write this post. Two of our dear, sweet “Biscuit Fans” Tugger and Haley have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge within one month’s time.
Tugger’s (at the right in the picture) mom called the animal hospital where I work in absolute tears. She said I think it’s time. Tugger was having difficulty. I made the appointment for Tugger and his mom to come in that morning.
When they arrived at the animal hospital, you could see that indeed it was time. Tugger was very weak.
We put a blanket on the floor of the exam room and I stroked his fur while rubbing his mom’s back. I explained to her what we would be doing. Tugger was a handsome boy; a big boy who’s body could no longer carry the beautiful spirit inside him. His body was tired.
Doc came in and gave Tugger the sedation injection to relax him. His mom and I continued to talk to him and stroke him. I gave him a kiss and whispered to him what a sweet angel he was and left the room to give he and his mom some time alone.
Re-entering the room, Pearl decided it was time for the final injection, the one that would release his beautiful soul from his weary body. Doc and Mary (our very compassionate vet tech) came into the room and we all sat on the floor with Tugger and his mom. As the final injection was being administered a loud barking followed by howling came from outside. Doc, Mary and I looked at each other; a moment that gave us all goose bumps.
Tugger passed peacefully with the one he truly loved by his side, his devoted mom.
Leaving the room, I turned and looked out our front window to the hospital. What I saw truly flooded my body with emotion. Tugger’s best bud Tracker (left in the picture) un-be-known to me was in the car parked out front. It was Tracker whom we all heard while we were in the room together. The exact moment Tugger was crossing over the Rainbow Bridge.
May you rest in peace sweet boy.
Tugger: 10/20/01 – 7/21/17
Haley (to the right in the picture) was truly and amazing fur kid. No matter what life threw her way, she took it and moved on. A lesson in life is what she gave to me and confirmed something I have always known, dogs & cats as well as all animals are teachers as well as healers.
Haley, even though your eyes had to be removed for medical reasons, you still continued on pretty much like the happy go lucky girl you always were.
I only knew you for a few short years but I will have such happy (laugh alot) memories of you.
Your sweet mom has had many losses this year. Her lovable, comical human mom Marge and you Haley; we love and miss you both.
The pond you loved so took you from your mom and dad before they had a chance to say one last time how much you meant to them and how much joy brought into their lives. My wish for them is somehow you let them know you are okay and how much you loved them as well. Your mom truly needs to know this. Her heart aches for you and Spooner everyday.
Duke (left in the picture) and Lavina Von Vienerschnitzel (in the middle of the picture) know that you are okay and that you and Spooner have reunited are are watching over all of us as you play with Doc and all of our beloved fur angels that have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and will one day be reunited with us.
My love to you sweet angel.
Your Auntie Jen
Haley: 2/01/01 – 8/16/17