On 19 FEB 2013, FRECKELS((the light colored dog in picture)) and mother of PUDGY. She was a 14-16 year-old Dingo-Shephard mix who decided to lay down and give up on life. The night before she wasn't feeling well and threw up several times in addition to have grave difficulty with constipation((even AFTER administering mineral oil)). So on TUESDAY morning she decided to lay down and not get up. She refused food, water, and wouldn't respond when we talked to her((i.e. raise her head, etc.)). The painful decision was made to put her to sleep. I remember the first time I met FRECKLES...she bit me! Not out of anger, or fear, but out of protecting her owner Dave, who raised her from a puppy. Immediately after she hurt me and I didn't get upset with her, she realized what she had done and spent the rest of the day/night trying to make amends. Her and I became very close after that! FRECKLES also though all dogs, no matter what their size was, who came through the house, were her "puppies" and she was protective and caring towards every one of them.
Although I am deeply hurt, upset, and miss both PUDGY and FRECKLES badly, I do believe it was PUDGY's destiny to cross the Rainbow Bridge first in order to help his mother FRECKLES to "let go" and cross over also. I also believe that PUDGY and FRECKLES are on another plane of exisitance that is free from pain, sorrow, old age, and any negative energies associated with this world. Their ashes will be placed in URNS and brought home to be among the other pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge prior to them. I pray GOD will grant me the grace to see my pets again when I am no longer part of this phyical world either. They are gone physically, but remain in my heart forever. ~~~RIP~~~