Having a toast to my late wife, Terri! We lost her to a car crash on December 9, 2003. We take time to honor her memory and legacy every year. She always inspires our lives!
Cheers to you Terri Tinsley! We love you and miss you very much!
Some of you may remember Kevin, the young pup who swallowed a tea towel and sadly crossed the rainbow bridge. I had the pleasure of getting to know Kevin and his Mum and was honoured when she asked me to paint his Memory Box, which another friend had made.
I can honestly say I have never felt so much pressure, nor felt as invested in any other piece that I've ever undertaken and I'm so pleased (and relieved) that my work exceeded Kevin's Mum's expectations.
If you haven't already done so, please do have a look at the Kevincares2018 Facebook page, and find out about the amazing work being done in Kevin's name.
Mixed media on handmade wooden box.
Poem written by Colin Robinson.
I know it’s hard to let your pet go but prolonging their pain through surgery after surgery is so unfair to them. Having worked at a vet made me see that euthanasia is a mercy. A blessing. Let them go instead of putting them through more misery. Rant over #hardchoice#rainbowbridge
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A companion may be gone, but they’ll stay in our hearts forever. ❤️
Yesterday sweet Lana crossed the rainbow bridge. She went peacefully, knowing what it was like being unconditionally loved. Today marks exactly 1 year since she went to live with her forever home. The last 364 days of her life were no doubt the absolute best days of her life. She made a huge transformation in such a short time. Even through the hard times, like getting hit by a car and having a leg amputated, she did it all with the biggest smile on her face. She was so loved and will be dearly missed by her family and especially by her beautiful berner sister Chelsea. I have no doubt that Lana is looking down right now with her adorable bushy eyebrows and a smile brighter than ever.
Thank you so much @chelseaandlana_the_berners@erin2452 for loving this sweet girl so much and giving her the life she so deserved. I will forever be thankful for everything you did for her. Your time with Lana may have been short but you made such a difference in her life in the year you had her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. We are sending nothing but love, thoughts and prayers your way. My heart is breaking for you all. Just know that you were the best thing that ever happened to Lana. .
Heartbreaking reality! 💔. Important post by @jess__babie 💔💔💔
“Dear Mom and Dad,
I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the #shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other #puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the #RainbowBridge.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't chewed your shoe? I didn't know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys.
Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't barked? I was only saying, "I'm scared, I'm lonely, I'm here, I'm here! I want to be your #bestfriend." Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn't make me learn how.
Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me?
You didn't pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to #love me.
I died today.
Love, Your Puppy” 💔
Animals are not #toys. They are sentient beings who, like us, require #love and proper care to flourish.
A live animal is not a #ChristmasGift .....it is a 10-20 year Commitment!
Adding a companion animal to the family is an important decision. Adding a pet into your family means making a permanent #commitment to care for and spend time with the animal and to provide for them for the entire life of that animal.
Wow, stockings are a mixed blessing. Here are stockings for the little animals we have lost in the last couple of years. But, also, we get to make new ones this year for those who have joined the family. Run free guys, we will see you at the Rainbow Bridge. #rainbowbridge#christmasstockings#rememberinglovedones
Dearest #Sasha. Rest peacefully across the #RainbowBridge. Greet Tai, Panda, the kittens, Candy, Lucky, Nanook, & Keen with joy. I know you will be waiting for Pip when she joins you. And Mom & I will find all of you when we get there. In the meantime, listen to Grandma & find a great couch to watch sports on. We love you, special girl. Almost 19 years old. All but 1 of those were spent with my most loving Momma. 💜 Sasha 2000-2018
"We’re the people who adopted Darla from your page a few months ago (via @underdogsrescueco). We just wanted to let you know she passed away last Tuesday. The vet thinks her cancer may have returned with a vengeance. She got very sick, very fast.
Darla was our first senior adoption, but we have a senior in the house already. Our other dog’s name is Pearl, she’s 10. Pearl tolerated Darla, which was honestly more than we expected. She doesn’t have a good history with dogs that are bigger than her. Darla did well in our home. She didn’t seem to be fond of males, especially big scary ones. We’re a house of all women and one school-aged boy, so she was super comfortable here. After a few weeks, she even started following us upstairs which was something we didn’t think she could do!
Darla was always excited for walks, and loved being outside. Even though her hips clearly bothered her, she would try to run when she could. There were days that I just had to give up on trying to get her to come back inside and accept that I was going to be late to class. She taught me it’s ok to sit on the porch and enjoy the sun sometimes.
Everyone that met Darla instantly loved her. She had such a great energy, and was a loving, gentle soul. We didn’t have her for nearly as long as we had hoped, but she will definitely always be remembered as part of our family. The few months we had with her were amazing. She was the sweetest, gentlest dog we have ever met. -The Boynton Family" ❤️ #seniordog#rainbowbridge#foreverloved#adoption#adoptdontshop
The Art Basel is here! ⚡️
Este #RainbowBridge te da la bienvenida en #Wynwood al #artbaselweek y créanme que es una locura lumínica e impactante, miles de obras de arte, expositores y buena música hay por todo Miami por esta semana y obvio yo no me lo iba a perder 😄
Definitivamente esta ciudad es simplemente "Cool"
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🌈12 year old Fawn was surrendered to an open-intake shelter in Texas. The former owners stated she was "too much trouble" to care for. Her physical appearance proved she hadn't received much comfort or care in long time. Fawn was also completely blind. At the shelter, volunteers noted that Fawn was sad & lost.
Fawn's story was shared on SSD. It collided with her new mom, Eileen, who lived in Wisconsin. Eileen did everything she could to get Fawn home as quickly as possible. Eileen was Fawn's angel! We're heartbroken to share that Fawn was only allotted two short months with her amazing mom before her time on this earth came to end. But, we are also incredibly grateful to Eileen; because of her, Fawn was able to know the absolute best life possible, for her days that mattered most.
Eileen wrote, "I was ecstatic when Fawn made it home. I gave her all the love, compassion, and comfort she had missed out on in her 12 years of life.
I had set up my house for a blind dog, covering all corners of furniture and putting pillows all over so she wouldn't bang her head anymore. She had a scab on her head from doing that for a long time and that, too, got healed up.
Fawn was fine for quite some time with walking, and even her head tilt started straightening out, but Fawn eventually lost the use of her legs to stand and walk.
Last Tuesday, Fawn was laying there and all of a sudden she had a bad seizure, then three more at midnight. I ran her to the emergency vet and she had four more seizures there. It was looking grim so the vet brought her out on the table and asked what I wanted to do & that I should consider her being humanely euthanized.
The next few days she stopped eating and drinking and I knew then it was time. I guess she just wanted a few more days to be at home, safe and loved. I made the appointment with my vet for her to cross over the #RainbowBridge for Saturday morning. I laid with her on her orthopedic bed on the floor holding her through Friday night, & at 4:50am my baby girl crossed over. 😭 She wanted to leave in her Mom's arms on her own terms. I may have only had her for a little over 2 months but it was the best 2 months of her life & mine." ❤
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