Scarlett @ Rainbow Bridge

Scarlett was….different.

My mother and I visited the animal shelter probably about 7-8 times looking for a dog to adopt. We took my sister once. We went into the small dog/puppy room and in the corner was a pile of black puppies….except for the one at the very top who was very red. She was right on top of the pile as if she owned it (and she did rest assured). My sister picked her. We were on our way home trying to figure out what to name her and after looking at her reddish fur, Scarlett was what we came up with. My mother said, “your dog, your responsibility.”: I was about 14 years of age.

As Scarlett grew her personality became that of a dog that, unlike all of the other dogs I knew, was not a people pleaser. She didn’t do anything that didn’t have anything in it for her. I did everything I could for her, including taking on her training. The obedience trainer could not believe that I had decided to do it either. I was the youngest one in the obedience class (amongst the humans at least). As Scarlett grew she grew to also be a dog that did not like strangers, as much as we tried to socialize her. I used to joke, “if my dog don’t like you, I don’t like you. And she don’t like anybody!” She was my best friend.

On January 3, 2015 she left for Rainbow Bridge and I fulfilled a promise. For when I brought her home I made a promise that I would be there, and I was. And she was there for me as well, in the way that all of our animal friends are. When she passed I didn’t know what to do. All of a sudden, there was an empty space…a Scarlett sized space where she normally would have been. I had no outlet for my grief really, although I do admit that I had as a great of a support system as anyone could ask for.

All of my friends were animal lovers and of course my family was right there too.

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Welcome Scarlett to Rainbow Bridge Online. Scarlett was….different. My mother and I visited the animal shelter probably about 7-8 times looking for a dog to adopt. We took my sister once. We went into the small dog/puppy room and in the corner was a pile of black puppies….except for the one at the very top who was very red. She was right on top of the pile as if she owned it (and she did rest assured). My sister picked her. We were on our way home trying to figure out what to name her and after looking at her reddish fur, Scarlett was what we came up with. My mother said, "your dog, your responsibility.": I was about 14 years of age. As Scarlett grew her personality became that of a dog that, unlike all of the other dogs I knew, was not a people pleaser. She didn't do anything that didn't have anything in it for her. I did everything I could for her, including taking on her training. The obedience trainer could not believe that I had decided to do it either. I was the youngest one in the obedience class (amongst the humans at least). As Scarlett grew she grew to also be a dog that did not like strangers, as much as we tried to socialize her. I used to joke, "if my dog don't like you, I don't like you. And she don't like anybody!" She was my best friend. On January 3, 2015 she left for Rainbow Bridge and I fulfilled a promise. For when I brought her home I made a promise that I would be there, and I was. And she was there for me as well, in the way that all of our animal friends are. When she passed I didn't know what to do. All of a sudden, there was an empty space…a Scarlett sized space where she normally would have been. I had no outlet for my grief really, although I do admit that I had as a great of a support system as anyone could ask for. All of my friends were animal lovers and of course my family was right there too. @pilottheflyingace http://www.rainbowbridgeonline.com/home/welcome-scarlett-to-rainbow-bridge-online #rainbowbridgeonline #rainbowbridge #rip #seeyouontheotherside #dog #cute #love #pet #dogsofinstagram #instadog #dogstagram #doglover #ilovemydog #instapet #dogoftheday #petstagram #doglovers

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Author: Tony

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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