Rusty

by E Samson
(England)

Rusty was my old faithful friend. We had to have him 'put to sleep' on 4 May 2013 as he suffered a cancerous tumour up his nostril and it was travelling to his brain. The vet could not operate to remove the tumour. Rusty was also losing control of his back legs.

It was the kindest thing for my precious Rusty, but it broke my heart. I felt like someone had taken my heart out, broken it and put it back weeping.

We adopted Rusty when he was 7 months old from a rescue centre. He was approximately 16 years old when the dreadful day came.

I still grieve for him every day. You may not believe this, but he has returned on two occasions to see us, once to me and once to my husband, to let us know he is alright. I also take great faith knowing that we will meet again at Rainbow Bridge.

Be well, be happy at Rainbow Bridge, Rusty. We will always love and miss you, light of my life.

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Angels Amongst Us
by: Ed

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Rusty.

I know the pain you're feeling all too well as I had to make the same painful choice for my girl Co Co 2 years ago this month.

Like you, I adopted Co Co from a local shelter, and though she was taken from me far too soon, I am comforted knowing that I gave her a much longer life than she would have had if I'd not been there for her.

You did the same for Rusty, and gave him 15+ years more than he would have had he been left at the shelter.

I believe what you're saying about Rusty coming back to visit / comfort you. It sounds "crazy," but I know Co Co has returned more than once also. I've felt and "smelled" her in the house more than once. Each time, I've thanked her for coming home again. I tell her how special she is, I love her and how special life was with her in it.

It was no accident that you were there for Rusty that day 16 years ago. God knows who his angels are and puts them where he needs them. Neither God nor Rusty will ever forget that, and neither should you. :)

God bless.

Ed in Denver

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