Celebrating Reid

Our dear, sweet Reid made her journey to the Rainbow Bridge today.  It was a decision that Steve and I had a very difficult time making.  Reid’s mobility had deteriorated to the point where she was having a hard time getting up and moving around, despite her daily dose of Rimadyl.  What made this decision even harder was that she still had her good days, where she wanted to play and appeared to be moving around without too much pain.  But, those good days were few and far between the not so good days.  We wanted her to go in peace and with happiness in her heart, not in pain and suffering because we waited too long.  Knowing that doesn’t make it any easier though.

She has been my companion for 13 1/2 years and Steve’s for 11 1/2.  I remember the day I picked her up from the breeder out in Wasilla.  She was a tiny little thing, who had no idea that we were getting on a plane that night to go spend Christmas with my family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reid loved Christmas and opening presents.  She thought every present was for her.

She loved the great outdoors…

And was the perfect hiking companion as she would always stick close by.

It was impossible to keep her out of the water though!

Then came along that pesky brother, she decided she would have to tolerate.

She loved to play frisbee, ball, whatever she could find that she could retrieve.  Just throw it NOW!

But what we loved most about Reid was her gentle and loving soul.

Her buddy, Buster the bunny.

Rest In Peace, Sweet Reid.  

We love you very much!  

November 6, 1998 – May 19, 2012

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6 thoughts on “Celebrating Reid

  1. What a full and beautiful life you gave Reid, she was a very lucky girl to have both of you. {{{hugs}}} for you during this difficult time.
    Beth & Darcy

    • Thank you, Beth. She was a very special girl who gave us a lot of years and joy. We were very lucky to have her as a part of our lives.

    • She was a great dog and you were able to see her blossom from puppyhood, into the trying adolescent years, into a wonderful adult, and then into a wise old woman. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Beautiful post, though I’m probably a little biased because I’m in the same boat. I’m not much of a “dog person”, but one link led to another and here I am. On May 11, 2012 I had to say goodbye to my cat Belle, my best friend of 16+ years. I can tell you felt the same about sweet Reid.

    • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. It is so hard when we have to say goodbye to our best friends as they are a huge part of our lives.

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