Tuesday, June 16, 2009

On the Rainbow Bridge

My little Maddie-dog got out of the house, got hit by a car, and died today. I just got back from the vet a little while ago. Andy's home, and we talked to the boys.

In true fashion, HRH drew a picture of Maddie going up to join Grampa up in heaven. Gremlin is angry and wants to fly to heaven and get her back. Andy is being supportive of me. And I'm blaming myself for letting her run off.

My poor little girl. She was dead before I picked her up off the street and before I drove like a maniac to the vet's. The vet could not have been nicer, getting me water and allowing me to stand there and pet her, crying for as long as I wanted. I've got her collar in my bag now.

It wasn't my children, it wasn't my husband, or any person. But I feel her loss and our house is emptier without her.

Maddie in her Yoda Costume
Halloween 2008

22 comments:

Babe in Babeland said...

Oh my goodness! I am SO SORRY to hear. How sad...what a beautiful little dog she was. That photo is adorable!! At least you have a lot of good memories with her.

Life As I Know It said...

Oh, I am SO SORRY for you and your family.

Miz Q said...

You know about the Rainbow Bridge (http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/rainbowb.htm) It is a small comfort.

I am so sorry for your family's loss. They ARE our OTHER babies.

Dorene said...

Oh no! I am so, SO SORRY for your loss.

Funnyrunner said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. How sad. I would be devastated. I'm so, so sorry. hugs and kisses...

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Pets are family and I'm so sorry for your loss.

marathon mom said...

So sorry....my thoughts are with you

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am so sorry and sad for you.

We have been lucky--our little beagle bolts like nobody's business. I try to be vigilant, we all do, but every once in a while . . . Please don't beat yourself up.

Anonymous said...

I stalk your blog frequently and have never posted before, but I was moved to tears when I read your post. I'm am SO very sorry. Your loss is not diminished simply because this was a canine vs. human loss, they are our family and we grieve their loss as we would any loved one.

Rachel said...

Of course it is! I'm so sorry. That must have been such a horrible horrible experience for you. And what an adorable funny picture of Maddie!

Otter Thomas said...

As a dog lover and owner I certainly feel your pain. I am sorry for your loss.

Maggie May said...

As a life long owner of furry family I"m so so sorry.

anymommy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Of course you miss her, what an ordeal. Thinking of you.

anya said...

May the force be with you Maddie.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

So sorry hon.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh how terrible! I'm so sorry!

Stimey said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I can't imagine how traumatic that must have been for you. And how sad you must feel now. I'm so, so sorry you lost your little friend. (And know that it's not your fault.)

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

I am so sorry. :-(

Fragrant Liar said...

That's horrible. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. She sure looks like a sweet thing in her costume. I hope her death was instant.

natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

I cannot believe that I missed this when it happened.

Christine, I am so sorry.

There are no words for the loss of a dear friend.

I wish that I had commented sooner, but I'm just getting caught up from vacation.

Again, I am so, so sorry.

Sheryl said...

I am so sorry to hear about Maddie. Our pets are our babies and losing one is really hard. My thoughts are with you and your family. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Just came over to you from Bossy's blog and read about your dog. I am a dog lover and reading that post made my stomach turn over. The suddenness of it all. I'm so sorry.

 

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