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Need some good thoughts please, regarding my beagle mix Lizzie :(

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by BarbaraK, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. BarbaraK

    BarbaraK Well-Known Member

    Just to let everyone know that we are taking Lizzie into the vets on Saturday morning at 9am ............
  2. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    {{{HUGS}}} and more

    Am on the way out the door for my Thursday errands.
  3. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    Ditto what Mary Ann said.....

    {{{HUGS}}} and more {{{HUGS}}}.
  4. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    I know how difficult this is; you're brain is saying it is the right thing to do while your heart is saying something different. What I do know for certain is you do not want to do what I did & wait too long for that is a terrible burden that I live with that I let my pet suffer. Wish I could reach out & ease your pain but only time will do that. My thoughts are with you.
  5. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    I wish I could help in some way but please know that those of us who have been in your shoes will be thinking of you and Lizzie.

  6. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    It is so very difficult sometimes to love so deeply. I will be with you in spirit on Saturday.
  7. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    I, too, shall be with you in spirit on Saturday, Barbara. God bless.
  8. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    I'll be there, too, Barbara.

    {{{{HUGS}}}} to both you and Phillip at this time. :(
  9. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Still thinking about you and Lizzie. It's one of the longest drives you'll ever make. HUGS!
  10. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    Prayers and hugs are on the way to you. My heart is breaking, as I have been in your shoes.
  11. BarbaraK

    BarbaraK Well-Known Member

    Many Thanks to everyone, Lizzie went to Rainbow Bridge this morning.
    She had had a restless night and her tummy was swollen, I was actually worried about her.
    She did wake up with her usual tail wagging and she had fresh chicken for breakfast. :)
    The vet came to the car to sedate her and I sat next to her and loved her until she fell asleep. The only bad thing was the sedative I gave her before we set off didn't touch her, she was up and watching her 'dad' go into the vets, she wanted to make sure she wasn't missing anything. The vet came out and gave her a sedative, she still didn't go to sleep so she had to give her a 2nd injection. That's just Lizzie she was a little fighter and very obstinate when she wanted to be which is apparently a beagle trait, so she was my little miss up until the end!
    We just took Guinness out for a run in the car and now we are all home with heavy hearts BUT I know we did the best we could for her and she knew we loved her very much. I now have to make sure Guinness doesn't grieve too much.
    Again , many thanks to everyone.
  12. reggae

    reggae Well-Known Member

    Dear Barbara...my heart just breaks for you....I feel your sadness. We have to know that dear little Lizzie is in a better place with no more pain...

    Many hugs and prayers for you and your family...
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  13. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Barbara - I'm so sorry. I'm sure Lizzie was met by many family members and friends at Rainbow bridge, and is now romping around pain-free.

    We all know what a horrid decision this is to make, but you did it for love of Lizzie. We, who are left behind, are the ones with aching hearts.

    You did the most unselfish and most loving act possible for your beloved Lizzie.


    Mary Ann
  14. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    Barbara, I feel so bad for you but I believe that restlessness during the night & swollen tummy was just a little sign from someone above to reassure you that you were in fact doing the right thing. If she could, I'm sure Lizzie would say "thank you mom" for taking such good care of me & getting me beyond this bad feeling that has been happening inside me. Your heart is heavy but Lizzie is now free from all that was hurting her.
  15. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    With tears in my eyes and pain in my heart I send you many hugs!
  16. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    Oh, Babs, I know how hard this was for you to do, but I have to agree with KathyC. Someone was letting you know that you had made the right choice.

    She's in a far far better place.

    from Michael and me
  17. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Here are photos taken of Lizzie this morning before she crossed over Rainbow Bridge - God bless her.



    My heart breaks for you and Phil, Barbara, but little Lizzie has been reunited with Morris and is frolicking with the Cruise @ddicts family of furbabies who crossed Rainbow Bridge previously.


    Mary Ann & Pucci
  18. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Our fur babies have such a short life compared to ours, and it's so heart breaking to say good bye to them, but the joy they give us through the years is measured in tears when the end comes. It's a blessing that we can help our pets over the end so they can avoid pain, and knowing that we gave them love and a warm home for their lifetime makes it much easier. Hugs.
  19. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered


    As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
    I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.

    I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
    Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

    I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
    Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide
    And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
    Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be.
    My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
    And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.
    I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
    That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night.
    "Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold
    And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
    For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
    We are still connected by a cord no one can see
    So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
    If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.
    Author Unknown
  20. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Even though we all know when we make the right decision for our furkids, it still hurts like the dickens. They give us unconditional love and unfortunately our final decision is showing them our unconditional love for them by sending them to the Rainbow Bridge. Still thinking of you and your DH.

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