- Pets and Animals
Have You Lost Your Pet? Your Furry Friend?
A Tribute To Rainbow Bridge Furkids!
Have you lost your furry friend? There is almost no pain that is worse. Sometimes it feels unbearable! Here is a place where you can read about coping with pet loss, and even post a memorial to your furry friend.
Here I have posted memorials to all the rescue schnauzers I have loved who are now at Rainbow Bridge, along with tributes to lost doggie friends. I've been rescuing Miniature Schnauzers since 2000 through our Miniature Schnauzer rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies. Sadly, when you have been doing something that long, it is inevitable that the dogs do get older and cross over to Rainbow Bridge. That doesn't make it any easier!
Saving Miniature Schnauzers is very rewarding, seeing them evolve from whatever condition they come in to their happiness when they are lucky enough to find a forever home.
We love our furkids! Losing one can be heartbreaking. These brave dogs deserve a fitting tribute to the lives they lived.
I'm encouraging those who have lost pets to leave their memorial in the space provided below. You are most welcome to do so. May God heal your broken heart and give you the courage to love again.
Losing A Beloved Furfriend...
Can be the hardest type of loss, because we spent every waking moment with our furry companions. It's ok to grieve!
My Beloved Scrappy Jack, Lost In February 2014
Scrappy Lost His Brave Battle With MRSA
Scrappy Jack had been my best buddy since he came into our lives in 2000 as a tiny puppy. He is a purebred white Miniature Schnauzer. The day before Thanksgiving 2013, we took Scrappy in for a routine dental cleaning – no big deal supposedly. On Thanksgiving Day Scrappy became very sick with a respiratory infection and developed a huge abscess on the side of his face. He went through weeks of different antibiotics, and I finally demanded a culture be done. It turned out that Scrappy had MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus). Despite being put on the correct antibiotics to deal with it, Scrappy fought this awful battle from November through February of 2014. He had to deal with having the abscess lanced frequently and went through untold suffering. Why did I let this happen? Because MRSA can be defeated, and Scrappy hopefully had several good years left. I was wrong. One night, Scrappy went to stand up and could not walk – he had suffered a stroke. That was that. The next day I carried him into our vet and held him while he left for Rainbow Bridge. This is the first time I have written about this since we lost him – the grief is still too new. Scrappy should still be with me right now and it's just so unfair. I miss my baby boy.
If you have lost a beloved furkid, please post any info about them you wish here. This is just for you, my animal friends.
Here is Dave's Coty Boy. - What a sweetheart...
We gratefully acknowledge Dave's memorial contribution to Sheila's Schnauzies in memory of Coty Boy. Thank you so very much, it is greatly appreciated.
What Do You Think?
If a pet is critically ill, in pain, not eating, not going outside or enjoying life, I would...
Nice Pet Memorial Gifts - If Someone You Know Has Lost A Furkid
My Feisty Little "Monty Rat" Lost In September 2012
"I'll Never Get Another Dog."
I hurts to lose a dog, but it's better to have loved and lost ... I really believe we are meant to spend our lives with furry companions. And just think... if you close your heart to furry love, you are depriving a dog who needs love of a life with you. Would your departed pet want that?
"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."