September 17th 2007 5:06 pm
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We lost our sweet boy on July 25th. He crossed over to Rainbow Bridge far too soon. My Mom (his Mom) had fallen down some steps and Riley was trapped in the upstairs bedroom for 4 days without food or water. It was a miracle that my Mom survived. Riley was alive when I got there and I let him outside right away and gave him food and water. An ambulance came in minutes and we rushed to the hospital. I came back 2 hours later to help Riley but it was too late for him. He was dead in the backyard. My heart still aches for him and the fact that I couldn't save him will haunt me for the rest of my life. Mom is doing better but still in rehab. She doesn't know he's gone yet and I'm putting off telling her until I have to. This news will devastate her and I will not tell her that he died that day. I don't want her ot blame herself. I blame myself for not getting there sooner. Mom has had a really bad habit of not answering her phone for years.....hence the days she laid there suffering. My worst fears came to life that day. Poor Riley was so scared and shaking. He was such a sweet boy and loved my Mom so much. I know the trauma of not being able to help her was too much for him.
I have some peace knowing that Riley is with so many big, lovable dogs and is now able to run and play and rough house like he was always meant to. I love you Riley. Please forgive me for not being there for you.
I would have given anything if I could have saved you too.
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