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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

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Location: California, United States

Friday, May 05, 2006

She Waits For Me At The Rainbow Bridge


(((((((Hugs to all))))))) who replied to my earlier post. As well as to those who have traveled this long road with Maggie and me.

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, whispers, and prayers for my wee dog. It means more to me than you may know.

Sweet Maggie did not make it. She went to the Rainbow Bridge at about 7:45 this morning, assisted by 3 special emergency hospital staff members and myself. My grief is great but not as great as was her heart.

I was able to tell Maggie, one last time, how very loved she was, to thank her for the richness she brought into my life, and to whisper in her ear that Joan and Honey were waiting to take her home.

Maggie was a special spirit who brought joy to all who met her. She had a joie de vivre that was unmatchable, a will to live that was awe inspiring, and a face that melted the coldest of hearts. She was the living reflection of all the love I could ever hope to show the world.

I will miss her in so many ways during the coming weeks and months. But there is no more pain, no more suffering, and no more fear. She rests now with the loving souls of the Universe and her light will always be a bright, bright star in my sky.

She brought amazing people into my world. There were the wonderful women of the iVillage Pets Community now over at iVillage Homes and Food.

The veterinary surgeon who repaired her liver shunt 7 years ago, saving a tiny, precious life.

Dr. Sara Ford; there isn't enough room on this blog to say everything I have to say about this incredibly gifted, energetic, compassionate woman.

And the entire staff of the Mission Valley VCA Pet Emergency & Referral Center who loved and cared for Maggie even when I was a total bitch.

Dr. Ford and her staff gave Maggie 16 months of quality life and brought 16 more months of sweetness into mine. It is to their tireless work for the love of animals that I dedicate this entry.

The Rainbow Bridge

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....

Author unknown...

Rest now. Rest my sweet, sweet girl.


Kinja, the weblog guide




22 Comments:

Blogger Sandra said...

Oh Pam I am so so sorry. What happened to her? Was it her liver or something else?

You have my deepest sympathy, I know this must be just heart-wrenching.

I am so sad for you - huge hugs...

9:59 PM PDT  
Anonymous loubie said...

Oh my God, Pammie! I'm so sorry , my friend! I know she meant the world to you.

I'll be asking my lovely mum to give her special strokes and to look after her for ya...of course, I'll be sure to let mum know that she has to give Maggie back when you get up there ;)

Wish I was there to give you the hug I have stored here for you, Pam.

I loves ya, my friend.

2:46 AM PDT  
Blogger Vanda said...

Oh Pam, I'm so sorry about Maggie. I know how much you will miss her. She will always have a special place in your heart.

There's not much that brings to to the brink of tears but the Rainbow Bridge did.

Hugs and more hugs to you sweetie.

4:20 AM PDT  
Blogger Ting's Tang said...

That was the most heartwarming thing I have ever read. To be able to share that with all of us was so special Pam. My heart goes out to you and I know Maggie could never have been loved more or had a better life with anyone else.

I am soo sorry my friend. (((((Pam))))))

4:27 AM PDT  
Blogger Syd said...

Oh, my dear girl. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've looked to the Rainbow Bridge for comfort more times than I care to remember. Oddly, it does seem to help. I hope it gives you comfort as well.

((((hugs)))), darlin.

4:58 AM PDT  
Blogger Kim said...

I can't tell you how sorry I feel right now, Pam. Can't believe she's gone, actually. I wish we could take away the pain, but are reassured you'll be keeping the happy, loving memories till you're both reunited. This all sounds so corny.. but it's just hard to express my feelings.

We love you
~ Kim

6:04 AM PDT  
Blogger Sangroncito said...

I'm so sorry about Maggie. We lost a dog a few months ago (while I was in Brazil) and he is still very much missed. My thoughts are with you. Hugs, Sangroncito

12:47 PM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Pam, my heart goes out to you. Your words are beautiful, simply beautiful, and yes... you will be reunited.

Many, many, many *hugs*

Please excuse me, I've great need to wipe these tears away.

2:31 PM PDT  
Blogger Lee said...

I'm so sorry Pam, we lost a dog that was very special earlier this year and it hurts so much...

2:44 PM PDT  
Blogger Ginny said...

I am so sorry for your loss. {{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}

I bet your Maggie is now happily running around and playing with my Maggy.

{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}

3:01 PM PDT  
Blogger gandhi rules said...

I'm happy your dog has parted from her damaged body. I'm so very sorry for you. I have been through this and will go through it many times more. It's rotten time now but your love for her is so grand. I wish you an easing of your saddness.

7:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(((((Pam))))) I'm so sorry for your loss. As I read your email, I was in tears. Maggie could not have had a better life with anyone else. You two were meant to be together. Your love for her helped to make her life better. She will be missed. Hugs to you Pam. I'll be thinking of you.
Love,
Judy and Sophie

8:19 AM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Thank you to all for your beautiful comments. Each one of you is special to me and to know that you take the time to give me comfort warms my heart. Love to all.

10:13 AM PDT  
Blogger Francesca said...

Pam, I'm so sorry about you losing Maggie. It's good the way you are keeping in mind the wonderful things she brought to your life, though. I think this helps tremendously.

Chin up, sweetie! I'm sending you a major hug across the way.

2:52 PM PDT  
Blogger Cheryl said...

{{{Pam}}} Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dog. Time passes and the wounds heal but that loss will always remain. I still miss my Patches, gone over two years.

I hope your grief and transition will be peaceful and meaningful.

11:44 PM PDT  
Blogger kitty litter said...

Pammy I am so sorry.....DoG speed Maggie

http://www.fototime.com/2BDEEAFFA930BF2/standard.jpg

5:32 AM PDT  
Blogger G. L. Gross said...

I thought I put my comment up there Pammie. I'm still tearing up. I hope your Maggy will play with my Harley cat. They will be waiting for us when we get to the other side.

Hugs!

Sebastian

7:45 AM PDT  
Blogger Trop said...

I'm so sorry Pam. Hugs.

7:45 AM PDT  
Blogger greymatters said...

I am sorry to read/hear about your puppy.

8:29 AM PDT  
Blogger just me said...

I am so sorry Pam. My heart goes out to you. (((((hugs))))

9:55 AM PDT  
Blogger carolyn said...

pam -- i am so sorry. my deepest sympathies.

carolyn (monkey girl)

1:20 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

You all are so wonderful that I'm getting a little weepy again. It's knowing that there are such good people in the world that make us wish to continue on working, living, loving, and laughing together. Hugs to all of you beautiful souls and special hugs to those special animal babies who enriched our lives before they departed.

6:57 PM PDT  

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