Monday, April 20, 2009

Very Sad Weekend....

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It was pretty enough. We had a bad, bad weekend. Saturday morning I took Tanner to the vet because he didn't eat his breakfast that morning as well as the morning before, which is NOT like him. I noticed his stomach had become very distended & the points of his hips & spine started to show within days. I thought maybe he had a stomach bug & hoped the vet could prescribe meds for him. At worst I expected him to tell me his heart murmur had gotten worse & it was time for heart meds. The vet did Xrays on Tanner because he said he felt a mass in his abdomen. The mass turned out to be a tumor, malignant we assume because of how quickly Tanner went down hill. The tumor was on his liver & what appear from the Xrays also his spleen. There was nothing the vet could do at this point. The tumor had grown to the size of a grapefruit & Tanner was in a great deal of pain. At 12 noon he passed away in my arms. I am very sad he is gone but glad he's no longer in pain. We'll miss all his silly & quirky ways. He definitely wasn't a looker but he had the biggest heart & will be greatly missed.
Tanner with his brothers Chase & BoomerTanner sleeping his most favorite way Yep... he was quite the computer whiz.
I'm told it's a face only a mother could love.....
Tanner - 2005 with his brother Ty, Diesel & Ruger
We'll miss you "Wenis"


mrsbentley519 said...

I'm so sorry Ashleigh :o(

mrsbentley519 said...

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....