Saying good bye is the hardest part

It has been about a month sense we had to help Sheba over the rainbow bridge, and coping with the loss of our beloved red girl was hard on us and on our two boys, that’s why it had taken me so long to finally post about our loss.

It happened suddenly and her health declined quickly, with the refusal to eat, her weakened state, and sneaking of and hiding in strange places she was trying to tell us it was time. Sheba passed peacefully and pain free.

I still remember the day we saved her from the Arizona Human Society, she had been returned twice and had been waiting for two weeks in her kennel. Some one was supposed to come get her that day, and never came. But we were there and we fell in love with her right away. She was the baby of the family she witnessed so many mile stones, our first house, Jerad and I getting married, the birth of our daughter, and three puppies that joined our family over a 9 year time. She filled our home with joy a comic relief, sense she has been gone its been quiet and different, with only having my two boys.

I understand each person’s response to loss is unique. I myself was having trouble sleeping and concentrating, and I felt physically sick. I know some people may feel depressed, guilty, angry, numb, or a combination of emotions. But the way some individuals cope with the death of a pet can be diverse, varying to meet each person’s unique needs. But to see my other two dogs so greatly effected by the loss of her hurt my heart even more. I knew they were grieving, Dante more so then Goose. Which was understandable cause Dante was very close to Sheba and Goose is a pretty independent dog. But still they were both sad. It took time about two weeks for the boys to start feeling better but they found comfort in each other. Everyday we remember her and miss her, but we remember the happy times and all the love she hared with us. We love you Sheba and you will forever be in our hearts.

“God saw she was getting tired,

and a cure was not to be,

so he put his arms around her and whispered, come with me.

With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and slowly fade away.

Although we loved her dearly,

We could not make her stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

Playful paws were put to rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.”


We love you and miss you Sheba.

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