On June 15th, I lost the most wonderful dog in the whole world... Her name was Angel, and to me and the rest of our family, she was an angel. I had 13 years with my baby and they were the best. My girl was in pretty good health for a senior pug except for a heart murmur that we discovered a few years ago. However, somewhere around June of 2011, we also discovered she had cancer. I was hoping and praying we would have a few more years with her, since she wasn't really sickly, had a good apetite and still liked to play. But I guess that was just not in god's plan for us. She started to get sick somewhere around March 2012 and started having seizures or feinting episodes. Her doctor wanted to put her through a bunch of tests but I didn't want to put her through something where she had to have anesthesia because I was afraid she wouldn't wake up. Then on June 7th, she feinted again and it took me longer to wake her up, which scared me big time. She was also just picking at her food. So the next day, off to the vet we went. Dr. said if she didn't start eating there was nothing they could do. We got some pills to increase her appetite, and she started eating the baby food, boiled chicken and rice.. then on June 13th she started slowing up again. And she was struggling hard to breathe... by Friday, June 15th, we knew the time had come to give our baby eternal rest. Oh did that break my heart. Her doctor said she was just trying to hold on for us. I miss my baby every single day. How do you get over one of the best things in your life? How does such a small dog have such a big presence in a household? How do you survive her birthday and Christmas? Its been almost 3 months, but I'm still sad. If a song comes on the radio that reminds me of her, I tear up.
However, I think my precious Angel has been trying to reassure me that she's ok. A couple weeks ago, on a rainy afternoon, hubby and I were on the way to visit my mother. Some song came on the radio that reminded me of her and I choked up. Then the sun came out and there was a rainbow. Right then I thought to myself, she's ok, she's at the Rainbow Bridge.