Sadie crossed that rainbow bridge today and was greeted on the other side by her cousins, Chloe and Buster who preceded her earlier this year and all those good dogs who went before them. Life was not good anymore, she had more problems than an enlarged heart and she is finally at peace after a tough week.
We once had a guest minister who, during the children's sermon, told them that their pets don't go to heaven because they have no soul. I told him on the way out that he may believe that but he had no business telling others, especially children, that they won't see their pets in heaven. If that is true, I don't want to go either. All you have to do is look into your dog's eyes and you will see deep into their soul.
Mollie and Bruiser were hovering around Sadie as she went gently into the night and I buried her in the McGregor garden. In the spring I will plant a rose bush, that was the only thing I could plant and not have my big dogs destroy it. Kind of retaliation.
I love this quote from Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul, it is so true....
"The final cause of dogs having such short lives...is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?" Sir Walter Scott
Thanks everyone for their kind words and well wishes.
Mollie is sleeping well tonight on Sadie's heated bed pad.