I lost my precious little Jack Russell Terrier this past year and I was heartbroken. I had her for 13 years and she was my "baby".
If you know anything about Jack Russell Terriers, you know they have tons of energy! She was such a clown and she made me laugh. I loved that little girl so much and it was extremely difficult to let her go.
When she was about 11 years old she developed diabetes. My husband is a diabetic and one of the symptoms which helped the doctor diagnose him was his insatiable thirst. I noticed that my little girl was drinking lots and lots of water and took her to the vet and he did diagnose her with diabetes.
So, she was put on insulin shots twice a day. She knew what time she was supposed to have her shots and if I was running late, she would sit in front of the refrigerator.
The tough day came when the vet recommended that I have her put to sleep. I cried and cried for days. The first night I sat down and wrote a blog here in the rain about my loss. The outpouring of sympathy and kindness from this great community was such a huge blessing to me.
That is the night I was given the gift of a beautiful poem called "The Rainbow Bridge". I still have that poem and it was exactly the medicine I needed for my broken heart.
From deals falling apart to the loss of a loved one - person or pet- the compassionate folks her in the rain will circle the wagons and share their strength and understanding.