Archie @ Rainbow Bridge

“On Wednesday July 26th, my husband & I took Archie to the beach for the first time, and then took him to the forest preserve to walk around off leash. Then we came home to give him his last meal; a Porterhouse steak so he can go out like a king. It’s true when they say “you’ll know when it’s time.” They couldn’t be more right. He could no longer poop due to completely obstructed colon, and he became so preoccupied with trying to go, it was painful to watch. We had to relieve him of his cancer pain, and as much as we miss him, we know we made the right decision. He was ready to go, as evidenced in the very last picture here in the car on the way to the vet. My husband, son & I were all there with him at the vet until his last breath was taken. I am so grateful to have been present to see my parent’s dog Milly give birth to him, and then also be there on his last day on earth. My heart is absolutely broken; I miss terribly. The house just isn’t the same without him. I miss my little momma’s boy, being my shadow following me from room to room, with his worry wrinkles on his forehead. When we’re outside with Eddie, and people walk by, it’s so quiet, no Archie barking. It’s funny all the little things you miss, that you don’t realize until it’s too late. Eddie knows and misses him too. When I ask him where Archie is, his little tail stops wagging and he sighs. For me, it’s very bittersweet; I miss him terribly and am overwhelmed with grief, but I am also grateful to have been his momma on earth for 11 years. Now he gets to see his momma Milly on the Rainbow Bridge. I love you, Archie boy. Momma loves her baby. You’re a good boy. RIP Archie 7/7/2006 – 7/26/2017 🐶🌈🐾💔😢 #eddieandarchie #archie #restinpeace #mommasboy #cancersucks #rainbowbridge #RIP #archieboy #brokenheart #goodboy#followmydog ” @jackrusselleddie

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"On Wednesday July 26th, my husband & I took Archie to the beach for the first time, and then took him to the forest preserve to walk around off leash. Then we came home to give him his last meal; a Porterhouse steak so he can go out like a king. It's true when they say "you'll know when it's time." They couldn't be more right. He could no longer poop due to completely obstructed colon, and he became so preoccupied with trying to go, it was painful to watch. We had to relieve him of his cancer pain, and as much as we miss him, we know we made the right decision. He was ready to go, as evidenced in the very last picture here in the car on the way to the vet. My husband, son & I were all there with him at the vet until his last breath was taken. I am so grateful to have been present to see my parent's dog Milly give birth to him, and then also be there on his last day on earth. My heart is absolutely broken; I miss terribly. The house just isn't the same without him. I miss my little momma's boy, being my shadow following me from room to room, with his worry wrinkles on his forehead. When we're outside with Eddie, and people walk by, it's so quiet, no Archie barking. It's funny all the little things you miss, that you don't realize until it's too late. Eddie knows and misses him too. When I ask him where Archie is, his little tail stops wagging and he sighs. For me, it's very bittersweet; I miss him terribly and am overwhelmed with grief, but I am also grateful to have been his momma on earth for 11 years. Now he gets to see his momma Milly on the Rainbow Bridge. I love you, Archie boy. Momma loves her baby. You're a good boy. RIP Archie 7/7/2006 – 7/26/2017 🐶🌈🐾💔😢 #eddieandarchie #archie #restinpeace #mommasboy #cancersucks #rainbowbridge #RIP #archieboy #brokenheart #goodboy#followmydog " @jackrusselleddie

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I am a father, a husband and a dog owner. Like many of you, I love my pets and they are treated as family members. On saying that, if you ask my wife, the order is dogs, daughter and then me but hey, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I write about pet ownership with a slant towards pet loss. Whilst that may sound incredibly depressing to some, I want to focus more on why our pets are so important, the effect they have on our lives and the wonderful memories they create for us. I have been a qualified hypnotherapist since 1999 hence the many references to self-hypnosis as a method of dealing with the pain of pet loss. I know this works so I hope you will give it a try. Please contribute to the success of this website by commenting, liking and sharing. I know this is a community which will spread far and wide, bringing comfort and relief to the many thousands of readers who experience the heartache of pet loss.

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