The Longest, Hardest Goodbye
At 10:10 a.m. We released our boy and running he went to Rainbow Bridge. Our vet made a house call. After having fought so long with such a quiet, resilient, unwaivering spirit, he went so peacefully. It was the right time.we each had heart to hearts with him, and we both told him that it was okay to let go. We also told him that should he decide to not go naturally, that a full on country breakfast would await him in the morning. I should have know based on his long lasting love affair with food that he would opt for option 2. So, this morning…a big country breakfast it was. Bruno downed eggs, bacon, potatoes, and a biscuit. words cannot possibly express how much I miss him already but I know he is in a better place and that we will meet again. Thank you all for your kind words and support. And thank you to Countryview Vet Clinic for allowing him to go with grace and dignity. We love you Bruno.
Maricela & Jeremy & Daphne
Bruno doing a little inspirational reading.
Thanks for the awesome book, Jerry.
Bruno catching up on the latest Tripawds news. Boy does he love this site!
I am Thankful for…
This Thanksgiving the sentiment and true significance of the word itself strongly resonated within me. I was flooded with gratitude that we are blessed to still have Bruno in our lives and for all moments, both those good and perilous, which we have together. Leading up to Thanksgiving Bruno had just had one complication after another and our last trip to OSU,in September, had brought with it disheartening news that the cancer had spread to his lymphatic system with a mass visible on his spleen. Not what I had wanted to hear. We have since restarted chemo although I am truly at odds with what to do next.
I know that my life will never be the same the day in which he physically leaves my side and I shudder at the mere thought of it. However, Thanksgiving gave me a time to reset my thinking and offered up a more positive mindset for me to go forth in.
This Thanksgiving I say, “Thank You.” Thank you to: Bruno and Daphne (my heart companions who are with me 24/7 and make my life full), for their four boys: Vinnie, Lightning, Lincoln, & Frankie, to the many vets and Drs. whom have tried their best and given us options and countless treatments, for my family who always keeps us in their thoughts and prayers, for my best girlfriend, Maria, who always lends a shoulder and ear, for the Tripawd community’s support and outreach. But… most of all ‘”Thank you”so very much to my husband, Jeremy. It is because of his love, support, and financial backing that Bruno has never been without. He knows and understands what that boy means to me, and has never waivered in his support.
Bruno & Daphne partaking in their Thanksgiving meal.
Walking it off in the backyard.