Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ren crossed Rainbow Bridge at 8:15pm



On this day, July 7, 2010 at 8: 15pm, Ren passed this life over to Rainbow Bridge.
Sad, oh so sad, we are what happened in 3 hours flat.
I've had many email inquires on Ren and I was about to post that he was doing ok when he had an aweful stroke and pulled to the left paralyzed and we all went into panic mode.
We had to call emergency vet and went to them and Ren passed at 8: 15pm tonight.
I'm sorry to post this but I should have known this was coming.
He was my heart for almost 17 years.
When we arrived at the vet, unfortunately they had to give him a shot that helped him cross over to the bridge.
He was tired. He was loved. He was like a person in the family and I loved him very much.
I had just laid down to rest and he had a full blown stroke and couldn't get out of torsion to the left. I threw on clothes and forgot I had shingles. BG and I were all upset.
He was almost gone by the time we reached the emergency vet. His heart was slow, but I cried all the way to the vet office holding his little cold hand. When he died I bawled at the desk as BG was paying the bill.
I held him and he went to sleep, painlessly.
We went by and asked our neighbors to please help us find a spot in these rock mountains to bury his limp body. They had lost several pets and know how hard it is.
BG and friend buried him and at 10pm, Ren was laid to rest in a special spot, in a special box in a special blanket, with his favorite tshirt on and his name on his box.
I can't tell you how much I miss him.
He went though so much with me. Even at the end he snuggled in my arms and slept.
Vet said he had a massive stroke. It was his time but I wasn't really prepared for the shot they put in his heart. He was close to death he didn't even move when they put the shot in his heart.
There were no veins left in his legs. I had just bathed him and put a fresh t-shirt on. He was resting quietly until he had the stroke.
We ran around madly trying to find the vet's cell phone number but finally we found one who we drove to help us through what was going on.
I will never forget him. My only wish was that Brandon and Meghan could have seen him one more time but they don't even care one bit.
He was buried in a special spot in our yard and a butterfly plaque placed over his spot in the dark by BG and our neighbors who love animals and know what this means.

this day in 2010, I lost a true friend.
God Bless Ren.
He knew his time and only God knew his destiny.
He's waiting now for me at Rainbow Bridge.
On the way home, holding his lifeless body in a blanket, the most beautiful sunset was in the front of us all the way home.
Our trip is canceled. Between Shingles and this I give up, just to rest for the following days.
I think I've cried enough I have no fluid left in my body. Oh, how pets can hold our hearts.
Tomorrow I'm planting something near his grave. I miss him so.

45 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss, Jennifer. I feel your pain and this post has brought tears to my eyes. Have comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain.

    (((HUGS)))

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  2. Our pets are our children. I'm sorry Ren had to pass on to the Rainbow Bridge, I know it is hard. I pray for you comfort and peace.

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  3. So sorry - you are having a horrible week. You had Ren for a very long time and you were lucky to have had such a wonderful friend. Unfortunately, the stress will not help your shingles any. A terrible thing to have to go through. Try to rest and take time for youself. I'll be thinking of you. Beth

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  4. My heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry that you lost little Ren. We have a dog, and I know how much they become our friends. I pray that God will give you comfort.

    Julie

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  5. Oh Jennifer...
    I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm crying and I'm feeling your pain, I don't have the exact words to say to you right now, but I trully sorry..., they're part of our lives and family, they're angels God put to us in this life..., don't be sorry to post about it, he's a sweet part of your life, he was a champ, he lived for 17 years!!!, he reached that thanks to your love. I remember one of your friends once told you were heaven for him, and now he's going to show you heaven when you cross the brigde. I love Ren, and now he's resting in God's arm...
    <3 God bless Ren <3

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  6. Forgot to say, my prayers are going to be with you, to find peace and comfort, but keep in mind you made an awesome job with him, and you have to be proud of it
    Big hugs to you and your husband
    <3 he will be missed <3

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  7. I am so sorry to hear about Ren's passing. ((( HUGS ))) You are in my prayers.

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  8. My heart hurts for you. I am so sorry to hear about Ren. Just remember that he is no longer in pain and there are happy memories to sustain you. Take care of yourself over your days off. *hugs*

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  9. Sending you lots of love and prayers of comfort and peace.

    I definitely understand your pain and my tears flow for you and Ren.

    He was a sweet baby that will dearly be missed.

    Please try and rest. You, BG and Abby will be there to comfort each other.

    My mom's dog that I told you about is trying to hang on... poor thing has lung cancer but acts like the happy go lucky dog he has always been.

    (((HUGS)))

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  10. My heart goes out to you Jennifer and BG, for Ren's crossing the Rainbow Bridge. I'm sure he'll be waiting for you someday, wagging his tail. Take care of yourself & hugs coming your way, Dianne

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  11. I am so sorry that you have lost Ren! He was a loving and faithful companion for many years. You were both lucky to have found each other! I will keep you in my prayers.

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  12. Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss.

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  13. So sorry for your loss...my heart goes out to you and your husband.
    Sending love and prayers.

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with you.

    Hugs
    Billie

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  15. there is nothing i have been through where i have cried as i did when my sheltie received her shot. she was so ill and i dare say begging to be free of the misery. but it was over so quick i just screamed and screamed. i am so so sorry. i truly believe they are God's angels for us to share for a little while. way too short. Rest In Peace dear Ren.

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  16. Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. As I said before my Samson will find him and they will hang out together until the day comes when we get to see them again.


    (((Hugs)))
    Joanne

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  17. ((( HUGS )))I am so sorry to hear about Ren's passing. You are in my prayers.

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  18. I am very sorry for your loss. What an incredible bond you had. He was a very lucky dog. My prayers go out to you and your family. Beth Normandin

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  19. I am very sorry for your loss. You had such an incredible bond. He was a very lucky dog. My prayers go out to you and your family. Beth Normandin

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  20. You have touched me to the point of tears. I am sorry for your loss. I lost my precious Kitty a couple of years ago to a stroke as well. It was very tough. God Bless You.

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  21. I am so sorry to hear of this Jen. Even though you think you are prepared, it is still a shock and so sad. I will keep you and BG in my prayers, to find peace and solace in the fact that you were very excellent 'Mommy' and 'Daddy' to Ren! BIG Hugs.

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  22. I feel like crying. I am so sorry. Ren just seemed like such a sweetheart and he was part of your life for so long. God bless him. I know he is in loving care right now. Our pets are truly one of life's greatest blessings. Wishing you peace and comfort.

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  23. I'm so so sorry. I only know you and Ren (and the rest of your family) thru your blog, but it is so evident that he was loved very, very much. My heart breaks for your loss. Please know I'd give you a hug if I could.
    I'm praying for your comfort. God bless.

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  24. Jemmifer, Cherish all the memories you have with Ren....I am crying for you. Faye;

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  25. Hugs. Peaches, there are no words when we lose a furry family member....just remember that he is waiting for you on the bridge, and it matters little who isn't mourning only who is.

    Sending hugs and lots of prayers from the Teakettle clan.

    Ma

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  26. RIP little Ren. You will be missed.

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  27. Sending hugs. Ren was a very lucky little pup to have you in his life. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    ~Kat

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  28. I am so sorry for your loss! I've lost 2 pets in the last year and a half and I know what you're going through! I'm sure Ren knows he was loved! Take care!

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  29. I´m so sorry, Jennifer.
    A big hug from Barcelona

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  30. I'm crying with you. :-((((( So sorry for your loss.

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  31. My heart goes out to you and BG. Many hugs, thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  32. I'm crying for you and Ren. Just reading your Blog brought tears to my eyes. But know that he is in a happy place now, with no pain. He is running and playing with all the other loved 4 legged fur babies that have gone before him. I hope soon you will find comfort. I'm praying for you.

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  33. All my love. I know how hard it can be.

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  34. So sorry to read of this loss. I know there is a big hole left in your heart but he's in a better place where he can run freely and see and be a happy pup again.

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  35. Jennifer,
    I'm sorry that Ren lost his battle but he's in a much better place now. I know right now, it's hard to remember the good times but know that the laughter at his antics will return soon. My heart goes out to you, BG and Abby. I lost my Maggie cat last fall and this spring, I planted a glorious wildflower garden for her. It's a real beauty just bursting with blooms and butterflies so I have a joyful site every time I look at her little grave.May you find some peace in knowing that he was loved and knew it up to the end of his long happy life.
    Donna
    Atlanta

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  36. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a pet they are such an important part of our lives. We have had to say goodbye to three Irish Setters and it has been a terrbible time in our lives. We now have an 8 year old Irih named Tucker, we love every minute that we have with him. God bless!

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  37. Jennifer, my condolences on Ren's passing. I know the pain of having to help a beloved little companion pass over. No matter how long we have with our dogs, it's never enough time. Take comfort in the knowledge that Ren is now healthy once more and running and playing with all the other little doggies. He's safe and well and waiting patiently for you.

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  38. Oh Jennifer, this is a very hard time for you and I am so sorry. I have cried as I've read your post. You have given Ren a life of love and care and that should make you feel good. They are so precious, our pets. I have a 13 year old Golden and I know it is a matter of time before I have to go through what you are going through. Hang in there...

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  39. I am so sorry for your loss.. I know exactly how you feel as we put our Wolf down last year. It's so hard. (((((HUGS)))) to you and your family.

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  40. I am so sorry for your loss of Ren, My heart breaks for you.He is at peace now.

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  41. Jennifer, I just read your post and my heart goes out to you. I think I've left comments in the past about how much Ren reminded me of my cat, Rambo, who lived to be 21 1/2 and was so frail. You said how Ren was your heart. That is exactly what I said when my Rambo passed away. I relate to you and your love and devotion to Ren so much. I'm sitting here crying like a baby. I still miss Rambo and your story brings it all back. Take care and take comfort in the joy that Ren brought to your life.

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  42. I'm so sorry about your loss of little Ren... my heart goes out to you and BG.

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  43. Jennifer:
    So sorry to hear about losing your little Ren. Seventeen years is still too short. Trust that you'll hold him again when your time comes. He'll be waiting for you, whole and perfect.
    God Bless
    Donna

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  44. I am so sorry for you loss. Pets has a special place at our hearts and we miss them like a good friend when they are passed away. I hope to all of you time to moarn and be together!

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  45. Oh Jennifer, I'm so sorry. I'm crying here as I read about Ren. How they capture our hearts and become our lives. Please rest & heal... it will take a long, long time. Think of all the happy days you had together & how you cared for each other. Find comfort in your memories.

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