Friday, May 27, 2011

Deacon Crosses the Bridge

Deacon crossed the rainbow bridge today at around 6:20 PM.


Dad was on the phone with Uncle Steve. Deacon had his front paws on his dog crate and was looking out the window barking at a dog outside. Dad is guessing about all this but Deacon did that a lot. Next thing we hears a crash and a yelp. He rushes around the corner and sees Deacon laying on the ground, a pool of urine and hears a several low whimpers. He tells Uncle Steve, Deacon is hurt and hangs up the phone. He caresses his head tells him to stay strong. He calls the vet and they give him the number for the 24 hour vet up the Key.




Deacon has already crossed

By the time Dad and Frank get Deacon in the car, Dad thinks he has already crossed the bridge. Frank does too, but doesn't want to bring it up. Dad is hoping Deacon is in shock and the vet can help him. I ride up with a worried Dog Dad and try to console him. When we get to the 24 hour vet, she confirms mine and Dog Dad's fears.

Heaven has gained one heck of a dog. We can imagine Deacon up there licking Grand Paw and Grand Maw in the face.


Dog Speed Nephew,


Essex

55 comments:

Dianne SS said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now. I am so very sorry that your sweet Deacon is gone. I cried as I read what happened to him. I hope with all my heart that he didn't really suffer. He is with all your loved ones who have crossed over and he is healthy and young again. But I know the pain in your heart will be there forever and you will miss him always. Hugs and prayers from Duffy and I in Canada.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a horrible thing to happen to your handsome Deacon. We can only imagine the pain you are going through after such a horrible shock. Sending a hug and a prayer.

Angel Sweet Praline said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure Sweet Praline is greeting him at the bridge and showing him around her palace. She just went to the bridge a short 4 weeks ago.

I grew up with a collie and loved him dearly. My thoughts are with you.

Mom Paula

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Run free beautiful boy - you have earned your angel wings.

Essex - look after your dad, he will need you

Ping & Benson
xo

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Deacon went to the Bridge so suddenly. That must be quite a shock. Herman and Emma are sending their best comforting purrs.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are sorry to hear your news. It must have been such a terrible shock to lose Deacon so unexpectedly and quickly. RIP Deacon. Purrs.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

So very sorry to learn of Deacon's passing. Our sympathy to you.
XX-
BabyRocketDog & Hootie
And Cassie & Patrick P.

Noodles About said...

So sorry to hear about your sad loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

J1, J2 & Noodles

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our hearts are breaking for you! We have you in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss.
((((hugs))))

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Fuzzy Tales said...

Jan of Jan's Funny Farm noted this on the Cat Blogosphere and we came to offer our condolences. We can't express how sorry we are...Our human mom lost her first adoptee suddenly one night from a blood clot and there aren't words to describe the shock.

Please, please know we're sending you all soft purrs and universal healing Light, wishing you Peace and Blessings.

Annie said...

Dear Essex and your humans,

I am new to DWB, and I heard about your sad sad news. It is a very horrible shock when our loved furry family members make their Journey to Rainbow Bridge, but especially so when it is so unexpected. Our beloved Neve made her Journey at the end of April after a short battle with cancer, and I am sure she is now there healthy & free as is your Decon.

Annie (& Ruger the ACD)

Mango said...

We're sending all our love to you to help you through this difficult time. Poor Deacon must have been surprised when he got the call to the Rainbow Bridge so suddenly, but he is running free now. Most likely they needed a good herding dog urgently to manage all the silly little pups up there. He is watching over you now.

Mango, Dexter, and Momma

Huskee and Hershey said...

So very sorry to hear about your very sad and sudden loss.. Deacon was a very handsome boy and now the Rainbow Bridge gained a handsome angel. (((hugs)))

Reilly / Bree said...

Oh no - this is so sad, I can not believe it. Our thought and prayers are with you Dad Dog and Essex. Deacon will be so missed - big hugs.

Run free Deacon over the rainbow bridge and eat as many cheddar collie cookies as you want.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Oh no, this is such sad news. My heart is heavy that you had to go to the bridge and know how your folks must be so sad. I will send purrs to your family, friends, and folks as they are going through this hard time. Know that you will be missed by many.

Everycat said...

This is such an awful thing to happen, you poor dears must be in shock and so upset. We sing handsome Deacon to The Bridge with rumbly purrs and send you much love

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Bogart said...

Sending you all lots and lots of love...

Bogart

Hannah and Lucy said...

We just read this sad news on the CB - what a dreadful shock for you and no warning signs. We didn't know your beloved Deacon but we do know there will be an enormous hole left in your heart.
Hugs and purrs from Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Islay said...

We will miss Deacon very much - he was one great dog and we all loved him, even if we only knew him on the aether. Greet my Charlie and Higgins when you get there old buddy and tell them to wait for me cause I'll be there.

-Islay & human

dogsmom said...

Sending hugs and prayers for Deacon. We pray for the whole family and are sad here as well.
It sounds as if it was sudden and hopefully without suffering. Perhaps the whimpers were that he knew he did not have time to say goodbye.

Deacon will be watching over you and you will be together again.

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie came over from the CB. We are so so sorry about beautiful Deacon. How awful! Such a handsome boy. We are truly sorry.

Take care
x

wally said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs to your whole family.

Oscar, Ethel, Otis & Edgrr.

Chloe and Cecil said...

We just read the news on DWB and wanted to stop by and tell you how sorry we are about your precious Deacon.

I saw the comment from Paula (Sweet Praline) and I can just imagine Deacon, Sweet Praline and Butchy, who crossed this week, romping in the golden sunshine and chasing beautiful butterflies.

We are sending purrs, purrayers and healing paw power.

Chloe, Cecil and Winston

Bailey said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to let them go. Peace to your family.

Lacy said...

sad woofs, soo sorry to hear this...we will miss him in chat..your in our thoughts and prayers..RIP Deacon, run with the wind..

a sad,
rocky and jodee
bear and mama..

Snowball said...

I am so sorry to hear this.

Run free, Deacon. You will always be remembered.

Anne

Mack said...

We are so so sorry to hear of Deacon's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. See you later Deacon, my friend.

All our love,
Mack & mom

"The Boys" and Karen said...

"The Boys" and I are sorry to learn about Deacon. It's so sad when we lose our fur friends, and more so when it happens so unexpectedly. He was beautiful.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

We were so sorry to hear about Deacon's passing. Such a sudden shock. We are thinking about you Dog Dad and Essex and know that Deacon is happy at the bridge and no longer in pain. Hugs to you.

Priscilla said...

We read about Deacon from Cowspotdog and we are sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a family member and there is always a hole left in the heart, however, those fond memories with Deacon will fill up the hole in the heart.
YOur family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

MurphyDog said...

RIP Deacon...

big hugs to your humans as they struggle through this difficult time.

wags, wiggles & sorrowful slobbers
Murphydog

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are very sorry that Deacon had to go to the Rainbow Bridge so suddenly. We knows it must be a horrible shock for you. Comforting purrs & woos

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Reilly told us about your very tragic loss. We are so sorry - we know you must be hurting. Soft woos from all of us - treasure the memories - they really do help to heal the heart.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Berts Blog said...

I was just getting to know Him.

I am so so sorry.

Bert

Jake of Florida said...

Geez, Joe -- I've been away and was just scrolling through to see what I missed -- but never would I have expected this. How devastating! Words can't express how awful I feel for you. Deacon was such a beautiful collie and loyal fun-loving companion. Essex must be so confused as well. Have you figured out what happened?

Please accept our deepest condolences!

Joan and the Barkalots

Suzanne said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Jacqueline said...

We saw Deacon's beautiful photo on the CB and although we have never visited before, we wanted to extend our heartfelt condolances on his sudden passing...Wishing you all peace and comfort at this sad time...LOVE never dies=your gorgeous sweetheart Deacon is always loved, never forgotten, forever cherished...hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Painter Pack said...

I am so sorry for this loss. I know the pain of losing a pet suddenly, due to an accident. Regardless, it is never heartbreaking. We will keep your family in our prayers and thoughts.

FiveSibesMom said...

We came by from Cowspotdog blog to offer our sincerest sympathies on the passing of your handsome Deacon. May he always be watching you and loving you from beyond the Rainbow Bridge. You are in our thoughts.

meowmeowmans said...

What a horrible shock this must have been. We are so very sorry for your loss, and are sending purrs and prayers of comfort to you and your family.

Furkidsmom said...

We read about Deacon on the CB and wanted to come by and say how sorry we are that he has crossed over the Bridge.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Freya's Staff said...

We don't normally visit doggie blogs, but this story is so heartbreaking that we needed to comment.

We purray that you life can return to some normality as soon as possible, and that you learn to smile again one day.

Diane said...

Essex - we are so sad to hear about our friend Deacon. Lady II and I would like to send a lick and a ruff to you and your dad. we Love you guys and will be praying for the two of you in your time of sorrow.
Love Always Lady I and Lady II

Kari said...

We've come over from Cat Blogosphere to offer our heart felt condolences on the untimely passing of dear Deacon.
We know that nothing we can say will ease the loss. We have faith that The Lord will take very good care of Deacon for you until you are together again. Our love to you.

Dawn said...

Hugs hugs hugs to you!!!!! I am so sorry. Deacon was a wonderful dog. I'm soo sorry!!

Peggy's Place said...

We came over from the CB to tell you how very sorry we are to hear of the sudden loss of your sweet Deacon. You are in our thoughts and hearts.

Asta said...

I am weading this wif sad teawy eyes and Mommi is so upset I can't say.

What a howwible shock it must have been to you. so unexpected and twagic.
Deacon was a most handsom and wondewful doggie and I can't believe he left us so suddenly. I cwoss my paws in hope that it was as unexpected and quick fow him as fow us. Going fwom happpy womping to wunning fwee ovew the bwidge wif no illness and pain..I send smoochie kisses fow all of you to help heal youw heawts. I will see Deacon ovew the bwidge
sad smoochie kisses
ASTa and Mommi

momsbusy said...

we came over from the cat blogosphere. our deepest condolences on deacon crossing the bridge. we are sending comforting purrs to your family.

kazoku neko (yuki, kintaro & tt)

Tyler said...

I just read of Deacon's passing on the Cat Blogosphere's sight. I stopped blogging after I lost my cat Tyler. I'm in tears now reliving the grief of losing a pet. I'm so sorry that you lost your boy. It must be terrible because of how suddenly he crossed over. I hope sweet memories bring you happiness.

myparentime said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news! I am sending all my puppy thoughts and prayers your way.

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

Lorenza said...

Our thoughts are with you.
Take care
Lorenza

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my goodness, this is tragic. I am SO sorry for your loss. Poor Deacon. My sincerest condolences to you & your family.

Elf said...

I heard about Deacon on Dawn King's blog and had to come here to offer my sympathy. I can only imagine your shock and pain. One never wants their dog to be in the list of unusual ways in which our canine partners leave us, but no matter what it was, it's always, always too soon--and it could've been something inside, too, not visible, that just happened to happen, aneurysm or rupture or who knows what, and it was just his time. He was obviously lucky to have found a new home with people who appreciated him even if he did want to jump up to show his enthusiasm.

Anonymous said...

I'm late in writing, but know that you and dogdad know how dogmom and I feel. We are grieving for you, too. Stay strong, delight in the memories of goofyness and we hope Deacon and Gomer are chasing critters and having a ball over the bridge... and that they don't miss us as much as we miss them.
Wuf Ya & Chase Ya Later - Opie

Cynthia said...

I am so sorry that Deacon had to leave so young. I am crying for him too.