I am so sorry for the pain all of you are experiencing due to the loss of a beloved furbaby. The grieving process is such a difficult thing to go through, and I sympathize with each and every one of you. Right now, it's so hard to think that the pain will ever go away - rest assured, though, that one day there will be more smiles than tears when you think of your precious pet.http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html
My very special boy, Windsor, around 15, passed away during the night last night. He was a Chow/Pit mix and an independent rescue (With the help of friends, we rescued him from the woods and a collar through his neck muscle in 1996). He started vomiting on Sunday afternoon. The only thing he wanted then was water, that came up too. I tried to get him up earlier in the evening to go outside to see if he might eliminate - nothing. Little by little he was slipping away. We had a vet appt. today and I knew it was going to be euthanization. Thankfully that decision was taken from me and he died at home in familiar surroundings. I took him to his vet, Dr. Gradous, to be buried on his farm. I will tell you more about Windsor in the days to come, and also post a picture of him when I feel up to it.
I had to make the difficult decision to have my Min Pin, Chatter, euthanized on the last day of 2003 and it nearly put me under, so I do know the guilt and incredible sadness that come with having to make "the decision."
Here is a link to an interactive Rainbow Bridge Poem - I hope it brings comfort:
Hugs to each of you -