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Another Bruno update

Monday, October 05, 2015

Well, my sweet boy is still with me, but can no longer get up on his own or stand to eat & drink. I bring him his food & water to where he lays. I carry him out and hold him up for him to wee and poo and believe it or not, he still takes care of that business, but it does wear us both out! He is getting weaker and weaker. It will not be long till I let him go to Rainbow Bridge. How I pray there is a heaven and a Rainbow Bridge. What a disappointment this life would be without that. My friends, I cry every day. I can't even imagine my life without this dear one. I reckon I shall become completely blind from tears. He's 16 ( I think) but before him my pups only lived to 11 years. He is soooo much more than a pet. I don't know that I can even try to explain that. Suffice it to know that when I was in a very emotionally weak state, he came into my life and I really feel like he saved me. I was wallowing in vats and vats of self pity. I don't want to go back to that dark place, but I know he nor any of us can keep going indefinitely. It will be bitter sweet when he leaves me. At least he won't be trapped in his little body any more. For now, he still really loves to eat! Bless his heart! Taking it one day at a time!! It'll be soon, though. He's so weak, but still has a little of enjoyment of life left! He will tell me beyond a shadow of a doubt. I feel it will be very soon.
I am supposed to be doing the C to 5K but I'm just going to withdraw from the team. I'm also involved with the 5% challenge that I've not had a heck of a lot of fitness minutes to add to that pot either! (Sorry RWJ&G's.....I'll be back on track tomorrow if not sooner). Some of these challenges are no fun when they are not current and no one is actually "driving" as it were. I've been slack on the walking b/c the weather was so wet and awful! I went to the gym once then had one drizzly day I walked & then I just quit! My wt. is showing that I quit! So now..... I really didn't expect today to be so nice! I may get out and get a walk in before dark, but missed my morning window. DS says he has to cook and so won't walk with me ( right now, at least) I'll go a little later and hopefully he will feel somewhat 0bligated to accompany me! hehe I fear I be on me own!
Anyway, just wanted to bring y'all ( who may be interested) on Bruno, my sweet Beagle mix boy! I have no doubt that if it weren't for the degenerative nature of whatever is wrong with him, he'd live a good long time yet. He still has those perky little puppy ears! Ate his supper tonight with gusto!!
Thanks for checking in! Nice to know I have such a great and supportive group of friends here! ((HUGS)) to you all!! Bruno sends a 'woof'. (He'd do it out loud, but that's one of the things he doesn't do any more.)
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  • GABIBEAR
    Hi sweetheart,

    I'm sorry that it has taken me so very long to write you and so so sorry that you are in such pain. I started reading your post a couple of times but started welling up with tears both for you and thinking of our beloved Sweetie who went through the exactly same thing as your loving Bruno. emoticon emoticon

    It broke our hearts to let Sweetie go over the Rainbow Bridge. We had the vet come to our house and Sweetie Pie passes right on our couch in the living room. We got our AllyBear about 4 days later and when she came into the living room I swear Sweetie's little spirit went into her. AllyBear has her own personality, but in some ways her mannerisms are so much like Sweetie.

    There definitely IS a Rainbow Bridge, I am sure. I am sure about a heaven and that God has a special place there for all of our beloved "family members" who predecease us. They are too precious for Him not to allow them to be reunited with the family that they loved & who loved them!

    My prayers & thoughts are with you my wonderful friend. I TOTALLY understand!!!
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    1633 days ago
  • ACIMPEGGY
    Honey,there is a rainbow bridge! I have had prts come back to assure me! Honest!


    1637 days ago
  • DDOORN
    So sorry to hear about Bruno, understandable that this may present as an undertow to work against.

    Take care, keep an eye out for weather upticks and make the most of them!

    Don
    1640 days ago
  • GOOZLEBEAR
    I just feel for you with all you are going through with Bruno. You will know when it is time to let him go. I fully believe we will see our pets in heaven and no one can convince me differently. I do believe there is a Rainbow Bridge. He has lead a nice long life and he knows you love him. Enjoy loving on him every minute you can.

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    1641 days ago
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    My heart goes out to you. I knew I had to let Dora go when instead of that light I so often saw in her eyes, I was seeing pain. After spending a few days crying about it, I was talking with a neighbor about it and they knew a vet that would come to the house and give her the shot. I was sitting in the yard with her laying her head on my lap when she died. Though it was so hard, it was the kindest thing I could do for her!
    1641 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    My heart goes out to you. My fur baby is 14 and he is still enjoying life, too, as far as eating and sometimes playing and just wanting cuddles. But we do have to help them when that time comes to cross the bridge. **SIGH** Agree with you, it would be totally disappointing if there is no heaven or Rainbow Bridge.
    1641 days ago
  • JANET552
    I am so sorry!!! My heart goes out to you. Take care and give yourself space to grieve. Our pets wrap themselves so tightly around our hearts. They give us a peak of heaven on earth.
    1642 days ago
  • HELEN_BRU
    It's been years since my Penny died, and I still miss her!
    1642 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    16 yrs. is a nice long life. Poor Sarge was only 12. I miss him too, a lot, but if I don't keep moving, and doing, then I would sleep my life away. That isn't good, and I know Sarge wouldn't want me to be that miserable. We will see our fur babies in Heaven when it is our time to go. emoticon
    1642 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    My babies were both 15 when they passed last year, and I thought my heart would break. But I didn't want either of them to suffer so you'll know when it's time!! Hugs and prayers to you & Bruno!!
    1642 days ago
  • KATELJM
    Maringal said it best, but I agree it is hard to tell exactly "when" is the right time. When our dog faced her final days, we could look at her and see she was doing her best and showing her love and she could see we were doing our best to care for her and showing our love. Those memories will stay with you forever.
    1642 days ago
  • MCJULIEO
    Sending love and hugs to you and Bruno.....
    1642 days ago
  • LAYLAYLONG
    I hope that you find comfort and stay strong no matter what comes, I hear your pain and I hope things get better and that your keep your head up and keep doing what you can to help while he is still hear
    1642 days ago
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  • MARINGAL
    This is a truly sad heartbreaking situation. I have a 12 year old Golden, I celebrate every day that I have him with me. Please, don't allow your dog to suffer long. If his ability to move is nil and he is in pain, I think the time is so close for the rainbow bridge. Let him die with dignity. I know it is so hard, but do him a favor and consider the end is near by. Best wishes for this difficult journey us doggie lovers have to do…he will live in your heart always.
    1642 days ago
  • CAT-IN-CJ
    Oh, my heart is with you girl. I'm already all choked up.

    My little Yorkie Bad Leroy Brown turns 10 years old this month. I am frequently moved to tears just thinking about 'that day'.....

    We just have to be thankful for every day we have had with our fur kids. And yes, I can't imagine heaven without them.

    Big hugs to you.
    1642 days ago
  • SEWINGMAMACDS
    My dear friend, Hugs are sent to you. Thank you for the update. I am keeping you in my prayers.

    1642 days ago
  • RHIO3TRE
    Much love and hugs to you and Bruno! I know it will be hard to say goodbye but I believe we will see our furred family again!
    1642 days ago
  • CHRISGETTINGFIT
    It's so hard when your pup gets old - my big guy is almost 14, still demands his short walks but goes real s-l-o-w. The important thing is keeping him happy, comfortable, feeling loved. I'm sure your pup has led a lucky life and feels your love.
    1642 days ago
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