Violet on March
29, 2005, not knowing that her "visit" on this
earth would be a short one. Her early months
were not good ones, as she was either hit by a
car or severely kicked, then was found stray by
Animal Control. When we saw her, she was already
slated for euthanasia. There was something so
wistful and sweet about her that we knew she
would be ours. We were warned that she had
"something" wrong with her rear leg. Indeed
there was: a nonunion fracture that would
require extensive surgery and pins to realign
After a few weeks of enjoying the
early spring weather, Violet's surgery
day arrived. Who would have thought it was her
last. Violet's leg surgery was successful, but
her heart stopped while she was still on the
operating table. The surgeon tried everything to
revive her. We later learned that she had
"thrown a clot" because of how quickly she died.
Sadly, her adopter had just been approved and
now had to be told their new puppy was in
heaven. Violet died on April 25, 2005.
Violet was so popular at
adoption shows that people would ask to hold
her. She would drape herself over you in
bliss. Yet she was a normal, lively pup who
did goofy things and would smile with glee.
We wanted to say good-bye to
little Violet by memorializing her on our
website, which she graced so recently as an
adoptable dog. It's a difficult thing to accept
that a lovely and loving creature, who had been
through so much, is not going to live the life
we were preparing for her.
Violet was a special girl whom
we miss very much. We have sent her to her final
home with our love, and we hope that she'll be
waiting for us on Rainbow Bridge.
Until then, sweet Violet.
this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow
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
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
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....