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God's Speed Jack
by: Anonymous

A Parting Prayer

Dear Lord, please open your gates
and call St. Francis to come escort this
beloved companion across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign him to a place of honor,
for he has been a faithful servant
and has always done his best to please me.

Bless the hands that send him to you Father,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing him from pain and suffering.

Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of his life
with the love he has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor him
by sharing those memories with others.

Let Jack remember me as well and let him know that I will always love him.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise, please allow Jack to accompany those
who will bring me home.

Thank you, Lord,for the gift of his companionship
and for the time we've had together.

And thank you, Lord,for granting me the strength
to give him to you now.


by: Lisa

Dear Connie,

I am so so sorry for the loss of your baby Jack. I do know the pain you are feeling. I lost my sweet Rufus 4/15/2012 and the pain is still as raw as it was that faithful day I had to put him to sleep. I wish there was words I could say to ease your pain but there isn't all I can say is, the heart ache and loneliness will always be there, you will just learn how to live without them. It has been 9 months that my Rufus left for the bridge and not a day goes by I dont think of him. I still to this day cry when I think of him. It helps to talk about it and to cry so if you need a shoulder or just to talk please email me anytime ok? God Bless you, Lisa

I understand how you feel
by: Rose

Hi, I know at the moment your heart is aching and the tears keep coming, this is quite normal.
I too have lost my Boxer bay boy Tigger, it's been 8 months and still I cry, but we have great memories and you have too, just keep thinking he gave you unconditional love the same as you gave him.

He is out of pain playing with his other doggy friends over the Rainbow Bridge looking down on you watching you daily, he will always be with you.

I had Tiggers ashes back and the vet cut a small piece of hair from Tigger and I have had a necklace made with the hair inside and a blue forget me not flower inside, with engraving on the back of the necklace, I wear it next to my heart, remember the good times, you will meet again some day. xx

by: Vicky

Dear Connie,

I am so sorry to read your story and I know exactly what you are going through. My furbaby/fur soul mate had a stroke in October. He was perfectly well, went out into the garden, had a stroke and was paralysed from the waist down. Although we took him into the next county to a state of the art hospital, it was to no avail and I had to do that most terrible thing on the 13th October. To say that this has devastated me is nowhere near the grief I feel. I know the feelings that you are having right now. I have had that physical terrible pain which is like someone punching you very hard right in your chest. I also know what it feels like to not really see what the point is. I am blessed with a beautiful family, but Scooby was my son in dog form. This may sound cliched to some, but other dog lovers will know exactly what I mean.

So just over three months on how does it feel? Well I wont lie, it's still very raw. There are certain situations which are hitting me like a brick because he's not there. For instance we've just had a bad bout of snow. Scooby loved snow. But this time he's not here. However, and you will get to this point as well, it does feel slightly easier. I can speak about him now without crying. I can look at his picture without crying too. I had him for seven years. We never left him. If we went on holiday so did he. If we went out so did he. He was never more than three feet away from me when I was at home. He loved me and I loved him. Yet each day that passes the guilty has become more balanced with knowing that actually I did do the right thing letting him go. Even though I could barely stand after I had done it.

Connie I hope this helps you. I know you won't believe me but I promise you that you will feel better - not yet but you will. If you need any further support leave another comment here on your page. Stay strong and smile when you remember your beautiful baby.

For you and your losses
by: jean

My name is Jean, I lost my Great Dane Bruce a while ago, he came back from a walk and died within half an hour. I also lost my precious little pet rat that I bought after Bruce passed as I could not bear to have another dog. He had a lot of Bruce's mannerisims and then he had a stroke and died in my arms. These and my many other sweet furbabies have took a huge piece of my heart and soul with them, I still cry now after the years have gone since they left for the rainbow bridge. I have many more fur babies and so will always have the great pain as they leave. I have a little rescue dog and no doubt about it, when he leaves me I will once again be devastated, but soon you will remember them and all the good they left you, the laughter the good times. So please know that this great saddness is normal and will become bearable, but most of all know that we will see and be with them all again one day. Keep using this wonderful pet loss site and do start a diary as I have done, talk to them and tell them you will always love them and they will hear you I'm sure, all my love and respects to your sweet sweet babies, they are running free now. xxxx

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