Thursday, April 09, 2015

Saying Goodbye is Hard

Today we said goodbye to our sweet girl, Angle.
She was 16 years old
Several years ago, my niece called and asked if I would keep her four-legged children. She was in the middle of a divorce and having to relocate.  The only other option would be an animal shelter in a large city -where they would end up a statistic. So, of course, these two sweet faces came to live with us. They were 10 years old.  
Oreo and Angle
Oreo and Angel - they waltz into our crazy life.  We already had 10 rescue dogs of our own, but these two were bonded and needed to be together.  Oreo is bossy, he doesn't like other dogs - but he loved his Angel. 
Angel was happy to sit in the swing and watch me read. She never barked - not even when Oreo was pushing her around.  She never worried about getting dirty she would roll and roll in the grass (I always wondered what she was rolling in).  She loved a home-cooked meal or fast food - she simply loved food. If I was eating it, it had to be good and she would gladly share.
She developed renal failure a few months ago - I knew we were starting the walk towards the Rainbow bridge, but she pulled out of the renal failure and continued to be her happy self.
Till Monday - on Monday she was back in renal failure - Dr. Cato, my friend and four-legged babies doctor tired to make her better, but her worn out kidneys just could not be restarted.
This morning she was trying so hard to hang on - for me.  she kept looking at me, like I am trying Mom, but she was struggling for each breath.
So with me,  The Big Man, Dr. Cato and his awesome staff we said good bye.
I know my sweet Angle is running in heaven, rolling on each patch of grass she can find. 
Oreo and I will miss her greatly - my hope is that when I get to heaven I will see her again.
Life is short - It is hard to let go of someone you love...
Hug the ones you love
~ Connie ~


Georgeanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your pup. :( Goodbyes are never easy, especially when you feel like you just haven't gotten enough time.

Wishing you peace and comfort.

Connie Ash said...

Thank you Georgeanne - We are missing her every day, but I know she is running and rolling without pain.