Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Grand-Paw Crossed The Bridge

Around 1130 AM Grand-Paw crossed the rainbow bridge. We are both happy and sad. Happy he is no longer in pain and because he has been bed ridden for about a year-and-a half. Sad because we enjoyed being around him, visiting the nursing home and seeing his eyes twinkle.

We were there right by Dog Dad's side when Grand-Paw crossed. We felt Dog Dad's hand stroke our fur and gather strength from us. We were all ready for this, so we are okay. We will know more what is going on with all the different hooman rituals late tomorrow.

When Grand-Paw crossed the bridge, we can imagine Pudgy came over to lick his face. Grand-Maw was probably the first to greet him.

We are okay cyber-paw pals. We are only a little bit tired from everything.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

9 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So glad you were able to be there with him when he crossed. Being okay doesn't mean you aren't grieving, so we are leaving lots of purrs, tail wags and a hug for all of you.

Lacy said...

sad woofs, soo sorry to hear about grandpaw...but he's running around like a new person now...glad u got a "last" visit..

a sad,
rocky,
bear
angel lacylulu
jodee and]
mama...

Dawn said...

Feeling so sad for you. I'm glad you were there for Dog-Dad and even though you're OK, you're still going to have some (or a lot!) of sad days. We'll send you some cyber hugs. It's so hard to lose a grand-paw...but I'm glad he got to see you before he began his journey. Hugs to you all.

Mack said...

Guys, we are so very sorry for the loss of your grandpa. But we are glad you were there with him.

Sugars,
Mack

Jake of Florida said...

Yes, Essex and Deacon, a bittersweet moment -- your grandpaw is no longer in pain but he's no longer with you, except in memory. We're glad you were there to help your dad and know that he took stength from your presence and the feel of your furs!!

Joe, our condolences at this sad time. Your dad seems to have been a valiant fighter and we know he'll be missed.

xxx Joan and the Boyz

Josh and Jessie said...

We're glad you got to see your Grand-paw one last time before he crossed the bridge and we're sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers,

love Josh and Jessie

Asta said...

Essex and Deacon and CollieDad

We awe so sowwy that youw Gwammpa had to cwoss the bwidge. I'm happy that he isn't huwting anymowe and that you wewe able to be thewe to say fawewell and kiss him on his way.

I know you will see him again and do a dance of happiness
smoochie kisses
ASTA and mommi

Anonymous said...

Dogmom seems really sad after she read the news about Grand-Paw. I'm trying to be brave for her, as I'm sure you both are for DogDad. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope your trip back to Florida is safe.
Chase Ya Later - Opie at DogsAyeView

Dawn said...

Was just thinking about you guys all this weekend. Hope you're doing as well as a dog can under the circumstances. Give Dog-Dad an extra smooch from Katie, OK?