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Monday, January 7, 2019

Rainbow Bridge Alert- Anna Rose the Second (24 May 2005 - 6 January 2019)

Yesterday morning, our beloved Anna Rose the Second left for the Rainbow Bridge while she was having her nightly power beauty nap.  She had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure last year and was on medication, which had apparently handled it.  Late last Thursday she hacked up phlegm, and again Friday night.  Saturday she  continued to expectorate, and we attempted to get her to the vet to soothe her Dad's fears.  The office closed early but since she had an appointment for today and was not in any pain or distress, we thought she would be ok until her appointment.  I had to syringe water for her as she was not interested in either her food or her water dish- wanting only to sleep.  (Her usual behavior when she has been on crate rest in the past)  When we went to bed at midnight, she fell asleep near my head and later buried herself underneath all of the covers, which she has never done in the six years that she has lived with us.  Around 4:40 in the morning her Dad woke up and checked on her- discovering that his angel had earned her wings.  He woke me and we wrapped her up and placed her in a box and called the vet's office.

Sunday was a long day and Geoff was and continues to be grief stricken- no owner to tell him that he could share her recliner, no owner to be carried in and out for her tours of the backyard, no owner demanding her meals, no owner needing to be taken to her big bed for the night.  

This morning, I put her in the car for one last trip, but Geoff could not bring himself to look.  I arrived shortly after 8 to find that the office had only just heard our messages from the day before.  My grief was manifested with the weight on my chest which threatened to break out when I had to pick out her urn.  I was finally able to cry once I left the office.

Geoff will be bringing Anna home next week- one final ride in his work truck.  Appropriate as she is the only one to have ever ridden in it and she loved going car with her Daddy.

Please keep Geoff, Snoopy, Sweetie and I in your prayers- two food bowls are simply not enough.



9 comments:

Mark Muller said...

we send hugs and prayers and lots of POTP to you... and we wish so much to be closer to you and to all who have to go through such sad times...

Millie and Walter said...

We're so sorry to hear about Anna Rose II. She sure lived a charmed life with you and will be waiting for her family at the Rainbow Bridge. We are sending lots of POTP and hugs to all of those she left behind.

Amber DaWeenie said...

No words can express my sorrow for yet another loss in your home. Take comfort in knowing that Anna Rose spent her last years very happy and content. Rest now, sweet Angel. {{{HUGS}}}

Little Binky and Granny said...

So sorry of the loss of your beloved Anna Rose. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all💗Fly free beautiful Soul💗💗💗

Jans Funny Farm said...

So very sorry for the loss of your Anna Rose. It is so hard to adjust to their absence, but she will always live in your heart. Hugs for her humans!

Mary McNeil said...

We send purrayers and POTP to all of you on the loss of Sweet Anna Rose ! She will continue to watch over you - maybe even riding along side her Daddy !

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. XO

Nanük said...

Gentle wooooos mates, may we all meet again,

NukNuk

Idaho PugRanch said...

so very sorry to hear of your loss of Anna Rose. Sending you some pug hugs and prayers for comfort
hugs
Hazel & Mabel