It will be two weeks since Rio passed away. I have been overwhelmed with flowers, sympathy cards from friends and family. I received a beautiful floral arrangement with a nice size cuddly teddy bear on Monday. There was a beautiful note attached but no name. I cried when I read the note. Rio touched so many lives in his 12 years. He was very much loved. The condolences keep coming everyday. Four days after Rio passed at around 1am I heard a little bell (Rio wore a cat collar with a bell so I could here him at night if he paced) and a bark. I kept asking God to give me a sign that Rio was in good hands. Well, I truly believe Rio gave me a sign and he is now a little angel and resting peacefully in heaven. Oliver seems to be doing better. I've been taking him to work, and doggy day care in the morning. So many people have offered their help during this time.
We will visit Rio's grave over the weekend. Above him are flowers and a St Francis of Assisi figurine that I picked out for Rio. Rio was buried in a beautiful baby blue blanket with a silk ribbon. I gave my little Rio a kiss on his forehead when he passed away and wrapped him up in his blanket. I placed him in his tiny coffin. Family gathered early morning June 28th , we held hands and said a prayer and we laid Rio to rest. My friend paid a tribute to Rio on her website. You are all welcome to view it: www.flexstar.net (scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll see Rio with Oliver..... Polly, thank you for the condolences.
Thanks telling me of your Shiba screaming episodes.
Unfortunately I had to euthanize my little Shiba, Chia on Mon., June 30th. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Her health had been deterioarting day by day & on Sunday morning she was unable to walk at all. I spent all day Sunday & most of Monday with her until she was released of all her worldly pains & sent on over to the spirit world. She is now buried in our family pet cemetery.
I am having a party today in memory of her.
Losing a pet is one of the most gut-wrenching things to go through but having a pet for many years is a thing to be cherished & remembered.
Good luck with your little Shiba & enjoy all the quirky things that come with being the proud owner of such a unique dog.
I miss my girl dearly but I have my memories.
He is so darn cute... And the look in his face give me the impression that he keeps you on your toes too..... LOL.. no hurry on the request. i know how it is when things don't work correctly. I seem to run into that problem every other day at work...