My beautiful Missy has gone to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for me, and I am so brokenhearted. She went so suddenly, it was very unexpected. She wasn't even sick that we knew of, and now I can't help but wonder if we missed something and I feel guilty because we didn't know she was even sick or anything. I have had many pets throughout my life, but my Missy was always the most special to me...I think because we went through obedience training together. She was always so happy when it was time to work together. She gave me unconditional love for the 11 years that I had her, and I hope she knows how much I love her. Everyone keeps saying she was just old and acting like I shouldn't be so sad because I lost her but she was my baby. I can't stop crying about it and I seem to have a very short temper right now with other, unrelated things. I know this will eventually pass, and I know that Missy is in a better place, but I miss her so much and it's only been 3 days. She always wanted to be near her Mommy, would always sleep near me where ever I was in the house. If I was in the kitchen she'd sleep in the doorway. If I was in the bedroom she'd sleep at the foot of the bed or on my side. If I was in the living room she'd sleep at my feet. It made her happy to be near me. She was just fine on Saturday night, we'd gone out to a party at work and came home and she was at the door to greet us as usual - wagging her tail and even prancing a little (which was funny to watch because she was a 165 lb lab bloodhound mix - very big dog). I didn't pet her very much on Saturday because I was exhausted from a long day...work for 10 hours then work party for another 4...we left the house at 6:30 am and returned at around midnite. I didn't know it was the last time I would see her alive, or I would have held her and petted her and hugged her more before I went to sleep. No, I would have stayed by her side and held her and loved her while she was passing. But I didn't know. She apparently came over to my side of the bed while we were sleeping, laid down and went to sleep beside me on the floor. She appears to have died in her sleep. I found her there when I woke on Sunday and I woke my husband with my cries. All I could say was "No, Missy, No...please God, not my Missy" Rest in peace, my Missy Girl...Mommy loves you and I will come for you one day at the Rainbow Bridge and we will be together again forever. Surely there is such a place...how could it be Heaven if our loyal and beloved four footed companions weren't there?
My beautiful Missy lived from April 15, 2000 until January 16, 2011 She brought me so much joy and love, I thank God that I was lucky enough to have chosen her of all the puppies.