July 25th 2013 7:40 am
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The tears are endless and the pain hurts my heart so much. I can not begin to thank each of you for the love and support you have given to Rio and me through out all the years on this wonderful site. Rio was a miracle dog. He fought till the end until his body said no more. I truly believe it was our love that kept him going for so many years. It was not enough time. I needed so many more seconds and minutes and hours with him. He went very peacefully in my arms. I laid by his side and held him and told him how brave he was and how much mama loved him. Then in a minute he was gone and now I am here without him. I knew this time would come but in my heart I was not ready. I do not think you can ever make your heart ready for such a loss. I miss his eyes the most. He would look at me with such love and devotion it would just melt my heart. This loss is more painful than I can explain. I truly believe when you devote yourself to caring for one for so many years that the bond becomes stronger. He depended on me and me him. I loved him more than any words can explain. Some may not understand the depth of that kind of love..but many do. Rio I believe knew he was dying. Yet until the end he wagged his tail and looked at me with those loving eyes full of life. He would have died in pain if I had not ended his suffering. I did not want him to start having seizures. Not eating was hard enough. He struggled to eat but his body would not let him.
I love you Rio. I thank you for sharing your life with me and going on an incredible journey with me for eleven years. I was so very blessed to have you in my heart and home. The house is empty now. No wiggle butt dancing together, no walks, or rides or belly rubbs..just endless pain for me. You were the best, my heart, my soul and I will miss you forever. Romp with your brother in heart Willie..but wait for me. Meet me when I cross the bridge...because without you there would be no heaven. You remain with me forever. No one can take the wonderful memories of our life shared together away from me. I love you forever and ever...You were and will always be my baby boy and I will miss you forever. Thank you Rio for all the love you gave to me. My heart will be with you always. I miss you so much and I will forever miss you my baby boy. You were such a good boy....
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Sweet Rio, we are crying for your family and know how the time feels, it is never ever the right time. But we know that with Rocky, he was in pain and he had fought hard, and it was ok to let him have his rest and we would take the pain from him. Rio has been such a part of our Dogster lives, since we started in 2006, the Toys Group was one of our first groups. We always will cherish those first friends as the special ones in our hearts. You have so many loving memories and the hurt is there, but knowing that your precious Rio is now watching over you is a comfort. Our angels never leave us. Remember to light a candle on this Saturday, July 27th, at 7:30 EST for our angels - there is a diary entry in Flicka's Diary - it is every year and is a beautiful night of light. Always in our hearts, dear Rio, you are very special to us and to so many you have touched.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Nothing can make it less painful for us when we have to say goodbye to our furry babies. My heart goes out to you. Rio was so blessed to have somebody so devoted to him. I am sure Lexey, Willie, Stormy B. Naughty & Sadie Boo were all at the RB to met Rio with their tails wagging out of control. Love to you!