This is a personal post for me. One that I need to do to honor my dog Hunter who has passed away. Hunter was my best friend, by son and my K9 work partner. I've had him since he was 8 weeks old. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When I was injured while on duty, he was the one that pulled me up the stairs when I couldn't even walk. He was the one who stood by me, always protecting me. Now I wonder was it him co dependent on me or me co dependent on him.
Hunters health began to rapidly decline recently. Sunday at 1 am we rushed Hunter to an emergency animal clinic. They found a large mass in his intestines. Cancer was the cause. I looked at Hunter and he looked at me and I knew what he was telling me. He wanted to come home with us. I sat with him in the back seat as my wife drove us home. We where home at 3 am. I laid with him on the floor in our bedroom to comfort him. Hunter got up and went to the bathroom and laid down. I followed him and laid down with him. I placed my hand on him so he knew I was with him. I never fell asleep. At 6:28 am I felt his back foot relax. I thought" oh good he is resting now". That was when I realized my hand wasn't going up and down with his breathing. Hunter has passed away that morning on September 6. My best friend had crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. My life will never be the same without you buddy. Without you I am lost. Daddy loves you Hunter. You wait for Daddy and I'll be home soon..
March 3, 2003 - September 6, 2015
"All you do in Life, deserves a cookie"
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....