Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Memorial For Maddie: A Beloved Angel Dog
My heart goes out to Joanne, who's wonderful canine companion, Maddie, crossed to the Rainbow Bridge this past Saturday. Joanne described him as a "wonderful Golden retriever with such an outgoing personality. The house seems empty without her." Grief is the price we pay for love, but not ever having that love to share is far more painful.
Only seven years old, which of course makes her loss so much harder for the family, but her sudden rapidly failing health was overwhelming and they were faced with that difficult decision, to give Maddie the final gift of love . . . to end her suffering. Maddie passed to the bridge peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.
Their other Golden misses Maddie terribly, but Joanne truly believes that Maddie said her final "goodbye" to her canine pal, Mikey on Friday when she kissed his face. Their cats also acknowleded her illness and passing. Joanne ended by saying, "What a hole in our household this loss has made. I know time heals but we miss her terribly.
Please send healing prayers to Joanne and the entire family by leaving a comment of prayerful well wishes.