Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rest in Peace Chocolate

Last Saturday night I had to choose to euthanize my cat Chocolate.  He wet his bed and then laid in it.  I realized it was time.  

That day he didn't eat or drink, only a can of tuna.  He laid in his bed and never did his business until that night.  

I had cried, worried, and been in pain so long myself, that I was wore out.  Emotionally, physically, and mentally.  

It was the hardest decision I ever had to make.  I didn't feel like I had the right to make that choice.  

But after he peed in his bed, I realized that God gave me the answer.  It was time. 

I was so sore in my head and shoulders the last few weeks, I despaired of suffering from a sore shoulder for the rest of my life.

But after I made that choice and said good-bye, the pain was gone.

It was as if I was experiencing his pain.  

Chocolate felt what I felt.  And I felt what he felt.  

And it was time.  Time to say good-bye.  

The Rainbows Bridge Poem

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.... 

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