Post your pets thread

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, 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…

Author unknown…


Thanks for reminding me of that poem. I’m going to read it to the kids. This has been devastating for them.

Here’s Milo soon after we brought him home with our other dog, a 10 year-old german shepherd named Murphy. Milo was 1/2 german shepherd and 1/4 aussie and 1/4 poodle, so they looked like they could be related. I hope the old boy has a couple more years in him. I don’t want to go through that again anytime soon.


We just went through this in April with a 13-year-old. Now we have a five-month-old puppy, just like your family, and we already love her. I really feel for you, execUTEioner. It’s so hard to lose these dogs.

My favorite Will Rogers quote:

“If dogs don’t go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.“

Every dog lover gets that one.


One of our fur babies has been puking and loosing weight. We brought her in and she has a massive hietal hernia where you can see 80%of her liver and gall bladder are in her pericardium! We have two surgeon consults planned, including Colorado State Veterinary TeachingHospital and Advanced Veterinary Care in Salt Lake.
Anyone ever worked with either CVTH or AVC? Apparently, its rare but reasonable to repair.
Might just do the drive to Fort Collins… The cat is stable (remarkably) and only 7, but obviously needs a cat cardiothoracic eval.

Not a pet but Wolf is a pup we are raising and training for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Wolf is our second as we had a yellow lab/golden cross previously. If you have any interest in this sort of thing, watch “Pick of the Litter”. I think it’s on Disney+ and it’s about 6 or 7 episodes of 1/2 hour. It explains the whole breeding/training process. Pretty interesting actually and lots of cute pups. Betty White was a big supporter and spokesperson for GDB.