New Year’s Eve and Day

I’m wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year! May the new year ring in good will and karma leaving behind all the strife and regret. May all your loved ones stay with you through thick and thin and you return that times three =o)

I still miss my puppy and through the curve-balls life has thrown these last 3 weeks, I wish I were as strong as everyone perceives me. I can’t stop tears from clouding my eyes everytime I look at that empty crate and bowl, the collar with no baby boy… it’s been suggested that I get another puppy to relieve the grief but it’s too soon and Hercules just can’t be replaced. I can’t have another Maltese, maybe a different breed but I don’t know many that are hypo allergenic.

Oh, for everyone who asked about Rainbow Bridge:

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

Never forgotten, always loved and immortalized with writing: for the grieving, grief stricken and healed, those who know that pet loss is a feeling so deep, it makes and keeps you human.