In memory of the most loved Sassy...

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge - Dog Memorials' started by Mach1girl, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Mach1girl

    Mach1girl New Member

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    I just got home from the vets office. I had to put Sassy down. After 14 1/2 years of faithful love from her, she is now gone forever.

    I have never had to do this before, but it makes me think. With all the dogs that I have, there too will come a day for each of them like today for Sassy. And this makes me regret ever owning a dog.Any dog.

    Anyway, a long time ago when I was contemplating putting Daizy down due to her disability, someone here posted a poem, something about a dog waiting for me, and playing with a bone...I cant remember it for the life of me, but would really apreciate it if someone knows it to please post it, as I would like to put it on her grave.

    Thank you. And please pray that this gets easier..
     
  2. Charliesmommy

    Charliesmommy I run with scissors

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    I'm so, so sorry. I too think a lot about the fact that our pets just aren't going to live forever and it makes me sad. But you have to remember all the joy and love that Sassy brought you and remember that her time here was good. I'll be thinking about you. (((hugs)))
     
  3. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    My thoughts are with you. Losing one is always so hard...

    Run free Sassy!
     
  4. Duke's Mom

    Duke's Mom Duke's Mom

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    With deepest sympathy

    So sorry for your loss. Our dogs are our babies and we can only hang onto the great memories and appreciate how meaningful they are to us.
    Veronica
     
  5. Charliesmommy

    Charliesmommy I run with scissors

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    I don't think this is the poem you were referring to, but I think it's neat:

    My little bully passed away, no more to breathe a sound.
    I held him for the last time, then entombed him in the ground.
    Day and night I wept so much, in tears I thought I'd drown.
    I searched my soul for comfort, but no peace therein was found.

    In great despair, I hit my knees and then began to pray.
    "Father will I ever see, my dog again someday?"
    I raised my eyes and saw an angel standing near a gate.
    I sensed an inner peace I'd never felt before that day.

    The angel smiled and said to me, "Oh man of little faith!
    God sees every bird that falls; He knows your bully's fate.
    I have met your little dog, I saw him pass my way.
    Your precious dog is still alive; he just walked through this gate.

    Paradise is lovelier than you can comprehend.
    No pain or grief, no tears or fears, and life will have no end.
    God gave to man His only Son, to cover all his sins.
    So why would God withhold from you, your pure and loving friend?”

    The angel took me by the hand and said, "Now come with me.
    A glimpse of paradise I'll give, to you so you can see."
    Through the gate and o'er the Rainbow Bridge we did proceed.
    Through green valleys filled with flowers, rolling hills and trees.

    “Wow, so this is paradise!” The place was filled with joy.
    I saw my bully playing there, with dogs and cats and toys.
    He also had some doggie treats, and food that he enjoyed.
    He'd made a lot of new friends there, including girls and boys.

    Then I saw a child come near, and hug my little mate.
    She said to him, "I love you so," and kissed him on the face.
    The angel said, "The child just crossed the Rainbow Bridge today.
    Now she needs a little friend, to love and help her play.

    God’s love for her would be enough, in that make no mistake.
    But in His love, He knew full well, the child would want a mate.
    This is why God called your dog unto this splendid place.
    God’s entrusted her with him, ‘til you pass through the gate."

    I pleaded, “May I hug them both?!” The angel answered, “No!
    You’d violate a sacred site, and now it’s time to go.”
    He led me back across the Bridge and through the gate to home.
    He left me there with new-found hope and peace within my soul.

    If someone ever asks what happens to a dog that dies,
    Just give a gentle smile of joy and look them in the eye.
    Take their hand and comfort them and tell them not to cry.
    For dogs don’t die, they simply cross a bridge to paradise.

    -Dan Atcheson
     
  6. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Rest In Peace, Sassy.
     
  7. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    I'm very sorry for your loss. RIP Sassy.
     
  8. bubbatd

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    Unfortunately when we give our hearts to our dogs , we will at some time have to say goodbye . It's never easy , but we have to remember them in our hearts and have happy memories . You can imagine how many painful goodbyes I've had to say at 74 .! Which is more painful ?? Putting them to rest or never have known the love they gave us !!! R.I.P. dear Sassy , and Mach1, hug those who are still with you ((( Hugs )))
     
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    "Help Me Make the Decision"
    From: Newspaper-Dear Abby
    Unknown Author

    If it should be that I grow weak
    And pain should keep me from my sleep,
    Then you must do what must be done,
    For this last battle cannot be won.

    You will be sad, I understand.
    Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
    For this day, more than all the rest,
    Your love for me must stand the test.

    We've had so many happy years.
    What is to come can hold no fears.
    You'd not want me to suffer so;
    The time has come -- please let me go.

    Take me where my needs they'll tend,
    And please stay with me till the end.
    Hold me firm and speak to me,
    Until my eyes no longer see.

    I know in time that you will see
    The kindness that you did for me.
    Although my tail its last has waved,
    From pain and suffering I've been saved.

    Please do not grieve -- it must be you
    Who had this painful thing to do.
    We've been so close, we two, these years;
    Don't let your heart hold back its tears.​


    I know that is not the one. But it gives me comfort.
    MBG
     
  10. Charliesmommy

    Charliesmommy I run with scissors

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    Is this the one?

    To My Master
    I explained to St. Peter,
    I'd rather stay here,
    Outside the Pearly Gate.
    I won't be a nuisance,
    I won't even bark,
    I'll be very patient and wait.
    I'll be here chewing on a celestial bone,
    No matter how long you may be.
    I'd miss you so much, if I went in alone,
    It wouldn't be Heaven for me...

    Author Unknown
     
  11. bubbatd

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    Sob !!!! Sweet messages ..........
     
  12. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Sassy is definitely in doggie heaven with all our loved ones. She will be in your heart and memories forever. It's so hard when our loved one leaves us, but I couldn't image life without them. We give them love and they give it back to us with so much more. The love you and Sassy shared is a special one that will never be forgotten.
     
  13. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    I just saw this in poems I've saved:

    Beyond the Rainbow

    As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played
    I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
    I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble free.
    Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
    I saw the most beautiful rainbow and on the other side,
    Were meadows rich and beautiful, lush and green and wide.
    And running through the meadows, as far as the eye could see.
    Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be.
    My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
    And I wanted to to and run with them but had something left to do.
    I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright,
    That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night.
    'Twas the glow of many candles shining bright and strong and bold
    And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
    For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
    We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
    So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart.
    If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.
     
  14. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Here's a proverb that says it all:

    There's an old american eskimo proverb that says

    "Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."
     
  15. squirtsmom

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    RIP Sassy, and hugs to you. I had to put down my great pyraneese one and a half years ago, and it still bothers me, but it had to be done. Stay strong, and know we are with you.
     
  16. Mach1girl

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    You guys keep making me cry!

    Thanks for all the sweet sentiments and poems and such. I have copied them all.

    Everyday I visit her, I brought her flowers yesterday and a toy today.

    I placed her on the fur rug that she used to sleep on, so I know when it gets cold she'll be warm.

    I will never get another animal as long as I live. Not if I have to say good bye to them at some point. I guess you simply do not realize that that day has to come.

    It is truely heartbreaking and I must really be a wuss, because I am having the hardest time.

    I want to believe that she is in heaven. I want to think God has called her as a playmate for some lonely child, or she is running with other animals as happy as can be. I prayed and asked God to take care of her last night.

    But what if-just WHAT IF dogs dont go to heaven? WHO is taking care of her? Is she worrying about us? Is she scared wherever she is? Can she be with my grandpa by any chance?These are all questions that make it so hard.

    I guess thats where your faith comes in. What you believe in. My faith is tried these days, maybe that's why I am having such a hard time.

    But, got to believe....hope is all I have.

    And a bunch more puppies that I love and worship, and if I ever lose them, I dont know what Id do.

    Told you I was alittle weird like that....Im not your typical dog lover, its more then that. I raise them as my children, wipe noses, give bathes, wash bedding, feed water,cuddle, talk to, they are my kids, wipe eyes, massage sore legs.....etc.

    anyway, thansk again guys. I love you guys!
     
  17. J's crew

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    Ohhhh Mach, I am soooo sorry for your loss. :( I will be keeping you in my thoughts. I know what you mean about your dogs too. I love mine the same way. But even as much as it hurts I can't imagine life without them.

    RIP Sassy.
     
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    Sorry to hear about this . I hope you are ok. Know that we are all here for you.
     
  19. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I am so sorry for your loss :(
     
  20. dr2little

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    I'm so sorry Mach1, I've been there too as most of here have. There are no words to ease your pain, except to say that we understand and that feel for you. (((((((hugs))))))):(
    RIP dear Sassy.
     

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