So today is the day that I go and pick JoeJo up. I had a private cremation for him, and ordered a pretty little wooden tower urn with a picture in the front of him. I am dreading to go get him, he has been ready to be picked up since Tuesday, but I can’t bear to go by myself, I know I will be a wreck. The tears are still flowing, and now I have reached the stage of guilt. Should have I tried to help him out more? My husband tells me that I should not do that to myself, that I did what was right, and that it was his time.
I still cry almost every night when i go to sleep. Up until the last night he was with me, he slept in my arms with his little head on my shoulder, and we would fall asleep. I miss that terribly. I know he loved me and felt comfort in my arms.
This past week I recieved a card from my vet. You know, one of the cards they send out when you lose a pet. It was made a bit special by what my vet wrote:
I’m sorry for your loss of JoeJo. I know how much you loved him. I hope you’ll find some comfort in knowing that without your great love and care he wouldn’t have had that long happy bouncy walk I saw in his last senior years. ~Sincerly, Dr. H, DVM
By the edge of a wood, 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 the side-by-side, they cross over…together.
Inspired by a Norse legend