"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~ Unknown

RIP Topaz 9/8/14

I have put off writing this blog post because I thought it would be too difficult to write and get through.

I think I waited too long because now I don’t know what to write.

What do you say about losing your heart dog?

And he was totally my heart dog.

We did SO much for him. Medication, changes in food, cleaning supplies, air fresheners, etc.

We held him as he suffered through each grand mal seizure and helped him get through the post ictal stage afterwards.

We did everything we could until there was nothing else we could do to help him.

So we did the only thing left we could do for him and we set him free.

And now, the only thing I can do is to write him a letter…



My dearest Topaz, 

I want you to know that you are loved and that the decision to set you free was not one that came lightly. You were not the same happy, crazy, boofy dog. That is difficult to see as a pet mom and dad.

We hope you had a happy life. We hope you know that you were loved so, so much. The kitties loved you as did Onyx. Cosmo and Onyx and even Mooshy will miss you like crazy.

Setting you free has ripped a giant hole in our hearts that I don’t think will ever heal completely.

You were my baby, my puppa, my boofy boy. I will miss your pig-nosing the back storm door, your boofing when asked if you were hungry, the way you loved to be brushed, and loved your kiddie pools in the summer. I’ll miss feeling your warmth in the bed, and I’ll even miss you chasing Malcolm around the room.

I’ll miss you chasing the UPS truck along the back wall in the yard, and the way that you’d chase cars while on a car ride.

We love you forever to the moon and back and we will miss you forever. Please know this. Please take care of Zagnut and Skittles. I hope they met you at the bridge.

We will see you again…and I cannot wait.

Love always, Heidi (Mumma) & Todd 




I think this will always be the most difficult decision I have had to make. I know in my heart it was the best thing.

I love you, Puppa, forever…Run free and enjoy…until we meet again.



The Legend of Rainbow Bridge

From the book, “The Legend of Rainbow Bridge” by William N. Britton
Reprinted with Permission

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When a pet dies who has been especially close to a person here on earth,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are beautiful meadows and grassy hills there
for all our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is always plenty of their favorite food to eat,
plenty of fresh spring water for them to drink,
and every day is filled with sunshine so our little friends are warm and comfortable.
All the pets that had been ill or old are now restored to health and youth.
Those that had been hurt or maimed are now whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.
The pets we loved are happy and content except for one small thing.
Each one misses someone very special who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes
when one of them suddenly stops and looks off into the distant hills.
It is as if they heard a whistle or were given a signal of some kind.
Their eyes are bright and intent. Their body begins to quiver.
All at once they break away from the group, flying like a deer over the grass,
their little legs carrying them faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you hug and cling to them in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
Happy kisses rain upon your face.
Your hands once again caress the beloved head.
You look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet so long gone from your life,
but never gone from your heart.
Then with your beloved pet by your side, you will cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
Your Sacred Circle is now complete again.

(Reprinted with permission of the author. Published 1994. Copyright © William N. Britton. www.legendofrainbowbridge.com)

One Response to RIP Topaz 9/8/14

  • We miss you so so so much. All the little things you did to make us laugh. We loved everything about you. Miss you Puppa.

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