- Miss Apricot
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2009
So, there have been a lot of “share your pet photo” threads, and every time I go through my pictures to find one to add, I see the pictures of the pets I have who have passed. I thought there might be others like me who want to share their pets who have crossed the rainbow bridge.
I’ve had a LOT of pets pass over the years, (we’ve always had pets in my family growing up), so I won’t share ALL of their pictures. But the two most recent losses were of our cat, Squeaky in ’06, (the day after Christmas, actually), and our dog, Duchess in ’07.
Squeaky was my husband’s cat, brought home from Grandma’s farm as a kitten, (when my husband was about thirteen years old). She was small and beautiful and sweet and snuggly. She was our little girl, and I still miss her a lot because the loss was so unexpected. Her kidneys failed and she went from a healthy cat to hanging on to life by a thread in only a couple days. This is my favorite picture of her. She is on the edge of the loft, looking down at me in the foyer.
The second was my dog, Duchess. She was ALWAYS happy. She was our family’s first inside dog. My parents were always adamant about having outdoor only dogs, (which I don’t believe in anymore myself, with the exception of working dogs, but that’s another thread!). The winter after her “brother” died, it was so cold she could no longer keep warm, even in the garage with several heaters on her. My mom and I decided to bring her inside for her remaining years, (dad didn’t get a vote!). Her loss was a little more planned, so although it hurt, we knew we were doing the right thing by her. She was almost 15 when she passed, had the beginnings of cataracts, HD, and was diagnosed with bone cancer. She was beginning to show signs of being in pain, and we didn’t want to put her through chemo at her ago when it would likely only buy us a few more months. The picture was taken the day before we put her to sleep.
Anyone else have pictures and memories they would like to share?