Oona is 11 1/2 years old. She German Shepherd. My husband surprised me with Oona when she was only 8 weeks old. She used to love for my husband to sing to her and to keep us company sitting on the couch (naughty I know!)
Oona has a brain tumor and unfortunately is going to have to be euthanised this week. The photo is of her before she became ill. We are absolutely heartbroken to be losing her. She has been our best friend for more than 11 years and we will miss her desperately. We have made arrangements for her ashes to be returned to us so that we can bury her in our back garden, underneath the dog roses (appropriate, we thought).
By EVickers from England
I'm very sorry for what you're going through with Oona. I've been there (dog with terminal cancer). It's hard. I hope that this last week with her is a good one (as good as it can be).
I hope that time and special memories will help heal. A couple times I've had half-dreams where my old dog visited me, and it seemed too real to just be a dream. It makes me sad and miss him more, but I'm glad to have had a visit from my old friend. (hugs) Lisa
I am sorry to hear about Oona. She was lucky to be cared and loved by your and your husband. You gave her love and a happy home. I hope you are ok during this difficult time. May God Bless you and yours and keep Oona your hearts forever.
I am so sorry to hear of Oona's problem. I hope you are able to get through this hard week. All the best.
Oh how my heart aches for you! I pray you will have peace this week with Oona and you will feel the presence of God in fresh and personal way. I am so sorry for what you are facing. God bless you and your family.
What a beautiful girl she is. I'm so very sorry you have to go through this. I know all too well the pain in your hearts. May God grant you and your husband comfort and peace during this very difficult time. Kathy
My prayers and thoughts will be with you this week as you have to do what is best for Oona. I pray for courage, strength, peace and comfort as it will be a very trying time. May God be with you.
What a loving face she had. I think that all of us, in one way or another, have been through this whether it be by choice or by chance that we love and lose our four legged best friends.
She will always be with you. I got a lock of my Cujo's hair before she crossed the bridge. Perhaps this will help? My thoughts are with you. Sandi/PBP
We are so sorry about your beautiful fur baby. We know she has been a wonderful family member for many many years. I have been where you are right now and it is very heartbreaking. I know she will be at peace knowing that she will be home with you.
Take Care....Sherri, Tucker Teddy & Punnie
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved dog. Dogs touch our souls in a way that nothing else does. They love unconditionally and want nothing more than to be by your side. This poem brought me great comfort when I lost my 15-year-old lab last fall. I hope it comforts you as well.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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.
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Oona. I was going to post a copy of the Rainbow Bridge, but I see that Rchinaberr has already done that.
I went though something similar two months ago so I can relate to the hurt. Just remember that Oona will always be around because she will be in your hearts forever. She was loved so much. Bright Blessings and positive energy for your and your family.
Put Me to Rest
Time to let me go my friend,
Because my life no one can mend,
Its better to let me go this way,
Than watch me suffer night and day.
I'm happy to go, my time has come,
My quality of life is no longer fun,
I've been so ill, so it's not a bad thing,
To let me go forever resting.
Stay with me till I drift away,
Fast asleep forever I pray,
To relieve me from suffering and pain,
What more can I ask from my best friend.
Don't be sad, I'll be free from pain,
Never to be ill ever again,
I know you'll miss me being there,
But all the memories you have to share.
Thank you for being my best friend,
And all my needs that you did tend,
Try not to be sad, try not to cry,
Now is the time to say goodbye.
See you at the 'Rainbow Bridge'!
It was quite a shock for us to learn that our 7 yr old German Shepherd had liver cancer. The symptoms came out of nowhere & made him ill very quickly. We also had to euthanize our "Tank" this past week. My thoughts are with you I do know your pain.
My dear friends, I am terribly sorry to here about the loss of Oona. What wonderful memories you will have. Dogs have a way that they know they are loved and cared. What better than to spend her life with loving parents. God Bless, our German Sheppard Misty looks so much like Oona. Take good care.
Janet from Toronto
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