|April 13, 2012||Posted by Jenn under Uncategorized|
Happy Friday 13th!
Normally, I don’t broadcast my business because I’m a pretty private person.
I especially don’t broadcast my business if it’s something sad.
Today is different.
Today I feel compelled to share something with you guys.
Not for me but in honor of a faithful and loyal companion that was with me for some of the best and worst times of my life.
Sadie was the best dog I’ve ever had.
She was a Blue Heeler that I rescued about 5 years ago.
The moment I met her, I just KNEW she was meant to be mine.
It may sound crazy but if you’re a fellow animal lover, you understand this feeling.
Needless to say, she and I were inseparable.
If she wasn’t allowed somewhere, I wouldn’t go.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I went to work and out to eat and stuff but I’m talking out of town trips and such.
Trips to families places, hotels etc.
Sadie was like my child and I wouldn’t leave my “kid”
( side note: no I didn’t dress her but I did buy her a wicked black leather spiked collar)
She was a wicked smart dog.
Seriously, Blue Heelers are known for their intelligence.
Sadie was also very protective of me and got in between me and some not so great situations.
She was fearless.
When my son was born, she did the same for him as a baby.
I could tell you tons of great stories about her but I don’t want to bore you and honestly, I’m still a little too raw.
Yesterday, was the day I’ve dreaded for a long time.
Yesterday morning, she had to be put to sleep.
Needless to say, I was a wreck, a driveling mess.
It really killed a part of my soul.
But it had to be done for her.
I’ve tried my best to be strong and not let on or tell anyone what’s going because I HATE crying.
Maybe I should’ve been a dude because I don’t want to appear weak.
So, if Im acting a little off in my emails and texts, if I’m a little off the radar for the next couple of days, you know why.
In closing, I wanted to share a poem by an unknown author many of you may have seen before.
It might seem cheesy to someone but if you’ve ever really loved and lost a pet, you might appreciate this.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
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….
2001? – April 12, 2012