Monday, March 7, 2011

Rest in Peace Dear Rena

Dash "I love her. She is the reason I wake up, and the reason I come home from school"

We just now returned from the vet. We put her to sleep to ease her suffering.
We all three held her hand. 
No more pain.
She went peacefully. 
Say a prayer for my children please.

 Rena our dear Golden Retriever
died today



Char said...

Oh my dear friend, I know that is just the worst feeling one can have. You lost a friend today. Even though it may have been for the best, it still hurts the heart and soul. I am sorry for you and your family, Char

Susie said...

I am so sorry! What a difficult loss!!

Corey~living and loving said...

HUGS! I am so sorry for your loss, Donetta. I know it is so difficult. oh how I know. Our sweet black lab, Daisy died last night. She got ill...and just died. :( we are hurting as you are. my heart is with you. ♥

greeneyes616 said...

Donetta, I am so sorry for you all, they really are our family and I will say a prayer that you all in time wil recall all the joy he brought you all...When my cat past after 17 years I took a photo and printed off computer and decoupaged it onto a stone so Tori could sit in whatever room I was in...might be a project the family can do together. Look fr a flat surface stone you guys can get a big one and collage a timeline rock or get smaller sttones and thet can each have their own in their rooms...God bless Patricia

greeneyes616 said...

Donetta I was just at cyndi's site where I found your blog sorry about typing her name in my comment God bless Patricia

Michelle Gregory said...

just read this. so sorry. i know how hard that was for all of you. i'm sure it's hard on Willy as well.

Debra said...

Oh, I am so very sorry you lost your special family friend. I am still reeling from the loss of Lennon last month so I know how sad you must feel. It hurts so much to lose a friend and so I'm praying God will comfort you all at this very difficult time. Hugs, Debra

Cyndi Lacefield said...

Oh sweet Donetta, How I understand your pain.This post has brought tears and memories for me. March 25th of 09 I had to make that same choice with my beloved Blue. He had heart disease which is common in Great Danes. Even though I knew it was coming for months and tried to prepare, that day was just sooo hard, but I promised Momma would make it all better.It was one of the hardest moments in my life. As he drifted away I sang 'You are my sunshine' to him like I had done for years. Coming up on two years and I still have times of crying and missing him. I will MOST CERTAINLY be praying for you and the kids, Oh, how they must grieve, poor things. Be blessed, sweetie. I know it will be hard and you share any time you want.Here is a poem that I hope will give you some comfort. You did the right thing out of LOVE , you may question it in your pain, but you did, just know that. All my love and hugs...


Time to let me go my friend,
Because my life no-one can mend,
Its better to let me go this way,
Than watch me suffer night and day.

I'm happy to go, my time has come,
My quality of life is no longer fun,
Ive been so ill, so its not a bad thing,
To let me go forever resting.

Stay with me till I drift away,
Fast asleep forever I pray,
To relieve me from suffering and pain,
What more can I ask from my best friend.

Don't be sad, I'll be free from pain,
Never to be ill ever again,
I know you'll miss me being there,
But all the memories you have to share.

Thankyou for being my best friend,
And all my needs that you did tend,
Try not to be sad, try not to cry,
Now's the time to say goodbye.

JUST A MOM said...

I am so sorry she was a very sweet loving friend. (((HUGS)))

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