Sunday, February 24, 2008

The rainbow bridge....

Well folks, for those of you following the story of Andy the rescue dog I am sad to tell you that tomorrow I must lead him to the rainbow bridge.
The latest on Andy is that his hind end has really deteriorated and is getting worse by the day. I am going through the normal range of emotions, I am angry , sad and finally if I take a deep breath I have acceptance. I am angry because someone loved this dog once upon a time for eight years and then discarded him like trash. I am sad because I wish I could have done more for him. I am accepting the fact that it is the right thing to do so he won't suffer anymore. I at least have the peace of mind that for three weeks here he had a warm soft bed, good food and love. Today I kept busy by baking desserts for CARE. Tomorrow evening we are hosting a Spay-getti dinner, it is to raise funds for our spay/neuter program. Andy got to lick the bowls from the cake batter and join me in the kitchen. Tonight he had himself a rib eye steak dinner, I felt it was the best I could do for his last supper. I want to share another quote with you that I feel is appropriate today, it is from Gandhi

"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated"

Hug your furry babies for me and help me have the strength to do this for Andy.

Happy trails....

5 comments:

Lisa J said...

You are braver than I could ever be. Such a hard decision and I admire your heart. My thoughts are with you and may you have peace and strength to accomplish what must be done.

Farm Girl said...

We had to help a much loved Chow over the Rainbow Bridge and it is never easy. A big Hug to you!

Victoria Cummings said...

I'm so sorry -In the photo, you can see in his eyes how grateful Andy is and how much he loves you. I'm coming up to the same moment with my dear dog and I admire you for being so compassionate and brave.

Mrs Mom said...

So Sorry to hear that TRC, but you have to know that Andy will be with you always, in your heart. You didnt have much time wiht the old boy, but you sure did right by him, and he will always be with ALL of us in the blogosphere too. Thank you for sharing him with us, and thank you for taking such great care of him.

Lynda said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but happy also that you were able to care for one of God's creatures who need you. Happy trails, yes.