Monday, 14 September 2009

RIP Leroy

OMG Today has been one of the saddest days! My parents dog "Leroy" had to be put down today. He has been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer for the past 2 months, he was given a week to live and has lasted this long. He was the most gentlest, softest, biggest heartbreaker in the world. So well mannered, so loyal, the best dog to clone. If only we could have...

He woke Sunday morning a little off colour, mum and dad went out for their Sunday drive in the Vette, and had lunch at Hinton Pub, when they got home Leroy hadn't even gotten out of bed. Sunday afternoon we went around to give him cuddles and pay him attention, and he didn't even move. Just layed there and blinked his eyes at us. Ohhh so sad!

Monday morning mum rang the vets to come and put him down at home. Mum and I both had a paw each, and showering him with kisses, cuddles and tears, while they put him to sleep. So going to miss you big fella!!! The angels can take care of you now...

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Love you "Leroy"

1 comment:

Hilary said...

What a beautiful poem, Lis xoxox