Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saying Goodbye to a Dear Friend

Yesterday, we received some very sad news from one of Mommy's bestest friends in the whole world, about her precious Lab Maddie. Maddie crossed Rainbow Bridge yesterday. It was very unexpected and very sudden. Poor Maddie had cancer growing in her chest, and she didn't show any signs of not feeling good up until the last couple of days. Maddie's Mommy Caitlyn had to make the toughest decision of her life.......but did what was best for Maddie.
Please say a prayer for Maddie as she crosses the rainbow bridge, and send pawsitive vibes to her doggy brother Brady, her Mommy Caitlyn and her Daddy Jeremy.
We love you all and will miss you terribly Maddie!

Here is a poem we found online we'd like to share and dedicate to Maddie titled "The New Rainbow Bridge" :

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.


Puggle Preston said...

it is always make us sad to hear about another dog's passing. We hope Maddie continues her happy life on the other side of the bridge. we will be sending good vibes to her family.

kisses and hugs,

Remington said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. It is sad to see our friends go but they are happy and waiting at the bridge....

Anonymous said...

so sorry about your friend Bruschi:(

Granite State Pet Sitting said...

We are so sorry to hear about your friend Bruschi. Her Family will be in are thoughts and prayers.

Bijou said...

We are furry sorry to hear of the passing of your furiend.

RIP Maddie

Bijou, Banjo and Mom

Bella and Ollie said...

My family and I are sorry to hear about your friend.
We are praying that your friend's mummy will feel better soon and smile.
Best wishes.

Love, Bella.

Ariel said...

So sorry to hear Bruschi. But human Granny assured me that, that pup will be waiting at Rainbow Bridge for your Mommy's friend. But we still miss them so. Much love sent to you and your friends.
Licks and Wags, Ariel <3

Caitlyn said...

Thank you everyone for the thoughts & pawsitive prayers. We miss Maddie so much it hurts. Brady is having a tough time adjusting to being an only child again but we have faith he will come around soon. Maddie was a beautiful soul wagging her labbie tail right to the end. Thank you again- Caitlyn

Mr. Puggle® said...

oh tears. the poor family. i am glad they got to prepare (as best as one could) and was able to say good bye. i am sure they will carry the joy maggie brought them in their hearts. will be prayin' for them. it is nice they have you as a friend and can understand the great love for a dog.