Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Sweet Gus- Coping with the Loss of a Pet - Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

There are really no words to comfort someone when they have lost a pet. Everyone needs their own time to process and grieve their loss. Click here to read an article on about coping with the death of your pet. For animal lovers, it is not "just losing a pet", it is losing a furry child and companion who loved unconditionally and whose life always seems cut far too short. "Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really," - Carlotta Monterey O'Neill

Gus the Pomeranian was rescued from an abusive home by his Mommy Sarah.  She spoiled him and showed him what true love should feel like. He was aging and had some medical issues and crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully in his sleep yesterday. I still remember falling in love with his sweet little face from the moment I met him.  Sometimes during a photo shoot, I can feel a pet's soul radiate very strongly and with Gus, I could especially sense this with intensity.  He was literally smiling almost every second during his photo shoot. Just like this.

Rainbow Bridge
Author Unknown

When an 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 comfortable.

All the 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 behind.

They all 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.


Karen Harrison said...

What a precious boy! I am sure his mom will miss his sweet, sweet face

Cyndi Rollins said...

Adorable boy. How fortunate he was to die knowing what REAL love was, than at the hands of his abusers. I know his mommy and daddy & brother miss him - but what angels they were in his life to love on him so much and give him a good home and life!

Anonymous said...

It amazes that dogs can love humans when some are so cruel to them. They are such forgiving creatures. I'm so glad that Gus was able to find out what love really is all about. God bless Sarah for finding him.

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