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With much love tonight, Ginger and Hobo left for the Bridge...

diandpat
February 14th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Today we made the heartbreaking decision that it was indeed time to give Ginger and Hobo their wings :angel:

Ginger's rear legs were just not working well at all and poor Hobo was just getting older by the day...he was deaf/blind, his rear legs were giving out, he was becoming incontinent.

This weekend they both went off their food and both slept about 20hrs a day...no type of life for man or beast. It was as if they tag teamed to go together. They both showed me they were ready so we granted them this final wish.

I can't imagine what life will be like in the next little while but I do know we did do right by them.

A few last pics of my sweeties...

Frenchy
February 14th, 2011, 08:57 PM
I do know we did do right by them.



Yes you did and it was extremely unselfish of you :grouphug: Hobo and Ginger couldn't have had a better family !

I am so sorry for your loss :grouphug:

Loki Love
February 14th, 2011, 09:00 PM
I'm so sorry to read this. The most precious gifts we can give are often the hardest ones as well.

Run free Ginger and Hobo :angel2:


Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you.....
I loved you so --
'twas Heaven here with you.

--by Ilsa Paschal Richardson

14+kitties
February 14th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Oh Di, I am so very sorry for your loss. Ginger and Hobo will forever be playing at the bridge waiting for you and Pat to join them. They both knew how loved they were. :grouphug: My heart is breaking along with yours.
:candle::rip: Ginger :candle:
:candle::rip: Hobo :candle:
:cry:

luckypenny
February 14th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Today we made the heartbreaking decision that it was indeed time to give Ginger and Hobo their wings :angel:

Oh Diane, if ever there were two dogs that already had there wings and halos before today, it would be Hobo and Ginger. I am so very sorry for the loss you must be feeling but I take such comfort that they were the best loved and cared for. Thank you for allowing them to accompany each other to the bridge :grouphug:.

All my love to you and Pat.

:candle: Ginger and Hobo :candle:

Dee-O-Gee
February 14th, 2011, 09:09 PM
I'm deeply sadden to hear this Diandpat but you did do the right thing.

May Ginger and Hobo run free, everlasting.

:candle: Hobo and Ginger :candle:

:grouphug:

Shaykeija
February 15th, 2011, 12:40 AM
:sorry: it was so hard for you today. With the loss of your beautiful dogs, I am sure you heart feels heavy tonight. When I looked at the two of them walking, I think that is where they are now.At the bridge, walking along the many trails that are there.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c16/maddog-jb89/dog.jpg

My deepest condolences.....

Melinda
February 15th, 2011, 04:20 AM
I am so so sorry for your loss *hugs*

BMDLuver
February 15th, 2011, 07:01 AM
May Ginger and Hobo run free again across the bridge! You made an extremely hard and unselfish decision, I am sure that your loss is great. :grouphug:

Love4himies
February 15th, 2011, 07:05 AM
Oh Diane, I just can't imagine the pain you must be going through :cry: :grouphug: I am so sorry. :grouphug:

:rip: Hobo :candle:
:rip: Ginger :candle:

Sylvie
February 15th, 2011, 08:42 AM
My heart goes out to you and Pat.:grouphug:

:rip: Hobo:candle:

:rip: Ginger:candle:

Dog Dancer
February 15th, 2011, 12:29 PM
My heart breaks for you. Yes of course you know you did right by them. Ginger and Hobo were well loved and went to the bridge together knowing one day you would all be together again. RIP sweet pups, together forever.

aslan
February 15th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Diane i'm so sorry to hear of your loss, i can't even imagine the pain you're in losing both your babies. You gave them the best gift you ever could mf.
:rip:Hobo
:rip:Ginger

Magicwildwolf69
February 15th, 2011, 12:52 PM
so sorry for your loss :cry: its always hard to let go of one let alone two. you did the right thing if they were suffering! many :grouphug: for you

hedgiemama
February 15th, 2011, 01:09 PM
Di, im so sorry to hear about the loss of both of your beautiful babies.
:grouphug:

it must be difficult losing them both.

they couldnt have asked for a better home, you did the most unselfish thing you could for them.

:candle::rip: Hobo & Ginger

Winston
February 15th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Diandpat I am so very sorry for this loss. Take solace in knowing they went to the bridge together.....waiting to be reunited...

Run free too the bridge!

:rip:Ginger :angel2:
:rip:Hobo :angel2:

loopoo
February 15th, 2011, 01:37 PM
I am so very very sorry for your loss...
:rip: Ginger, Hobo,

you are both angels together walking the bridge now

Rgeurts
February 15th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Today we made the heartbreaking decision that it was indeed time to give Ginger and Hobo their wings :angel:

Ginger's rear legs were just not working well at all and poor Hobo was just getting older by the day...he was deaf/blind, his rear legs were giving out, he was becoming incontinent.

This weekend they both went off their food and both slept about 20hrs a day...no type of life for man or beast. It was as if they tag teamed to go together. They both showed me they were ready so we granted them this final wish.

I can't imagine what life will be like in the next little while but I do know we did do right by them.

A few last pics of my sweeties...

I'm so sorry to hear about Ginger and Hobo :cry: :(
I think it's beautiful that they went together
:rip: Ginger and Hobo :candle: :angel2: :dog:

ancientgirl
February 15th, 2011, 02:20 PM
OH NO! I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am that you had to let them both go.

It sounds like they both really wanted to be together to the end. I think maybe it was their way of telling you they didn't want to be without each other.

You are a brave and wonderful mommy. :grouphug:

:rip:Hobo
:rip:Ginger

doggy lover
February 15th, 2011, 02:22 PM
My thoughts are with you Diane so sorry for the loss of both you babies...:rip::angel2::angel2:

BenMax
February 15th, 2011, 02:23 PM
My deepest sympathies.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Run care free and together. Bless your hearts.:candle:

dmc123
February 15th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Oh how sad and how hard that must have been - even knowing you did right by them. I am so sorry you had to say goodbye them both at the same time.

Diane

t.pettet
February 15th, 2011, 04:36 PM
My condolences on your loss of Ginger and Hobo.

Tundra_Queen
February 15th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Di, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your babies. :grouphug:

the gang
February 15th, 2011, 10:50 PM
im so sorry to hear your news, i know only to well, it will be 3 weeks tom we lost dakota , our house is not the same, rest in peace little ones run and have fun, brenda and the pins -1:candle:

Luvmypitgirls
February 16th, 2011, 12:56 AM
diandpat, my condolences for your loss. While I'm sure your heart is broken, take comfort in the fact that you certainly did do right by them, and that they got to leave for the Bridge together.
Dog bless you diandpat, :grouphug:
RIP Ginger :angel2: RIP Hobo :candle::cry:
:grouphug:

TeriM
February 16th, 2011, 01:21 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss :cry:. How very sad for you that you lost both dogs at the same time but how wonderful that they start their next journey together :grouphug:.

:grouphug: :angel: :angel: :grouphug:

diandpat
February 16th, 2011, 04:37 AM
Thank you all so very very much for your kind words of support.

I have been swinging from numbness to waves of sobbing with not much in between since they passed :(

In a moment of numbness today I called Pet Friends to find out what happens next and started sobbing because I didn't know where they were...I have never not known where they were :cry::cry::cry: I am pretty sure the lady thinks I am crazy. We are going today to pick out the urn (they are being cremated together) and hopefully they should be home by the weekend :angel:

We are thankful for our many thoughtful friends that are supporting us and thankful too for Ziggy and Zuzu who are offering their own little distractions along the way :laughing:

The weather is going to be nice here again today so I will go for another long walk in the woods...I feel they are close to me there and the fresh air does a world of good too.

Once again, thank you all

growler~GateKeeper
February 17th, 2011, 12:52 AM
:( I'm so sorry you've lost both together but I suppose they wouldn't have had it any other way :grouphug:

:rip: sweet :angel2: Ginger & :angel2: Hobo :candle: They are playing at the Rainbow Bridge (http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html) with those who've gone before :candle: :grouphug:

chico2
February 17th, 2011, 08:25 AM
Di,my heart breaks for you:cry:
I know they have left a huge void in your heart,it is so very painful.

They are together,the way they would have wanted,you will feel a bit better,once they are back home where they belong.
It's been 5 months since my boy passed and it gives me comfort having him here with me.
So very sorry :candle:Ginger
:candle:Hobo

14+kitties
February 17th, 2011, 08:41 AM
Oh Di, the tears are flowing again. I feel your pain and share it. I am so sorry. :grouphug:

mastifflover
February 17th, 2011, 05:04 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. But you helped them cross over to the bridge because you loved them so much. That was selfless and I am so glad they can watch over you together.
RIP sweet Hobo and Ginger

rainbow
February 17th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Diane, I am so very sorry :cry: :grouphug: but as others have said you definitely did the right thing. Even though you lost them both at the same time it is nice that they were able to cross the Bridge together. :grouphug:


:rip: Ginger & Hobo :candle:

diandpat
February 18th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Ginger and Hobo are home :cloud9: We picked up their ashes tonight and we will all sleep together again tonight. I feel much more at peace having them here with me now. I also have a paw locket with some ashes in it so they will always be close to me :lovestruck:

When we went to pick up the ashes the ladies at Pet Friends had printed their picture and displayed it in their shop...they said they couldn't believe how adorable they both were. Of course, we already knew that but it was a very kind gesture :o

It has been a long and emotional week...I still can't believe it has happened but they are together at peace and are no longer in any pain. I have to hang on to that.

Thank you all again for the your kind words and thoughts...really means a lot to us.

hazelrunpack
February 20th, 2011, 08:36 PM
I'm so so sorry for your loss, diandpat :grouphug: I hope you're both beginning to heal and the happier memories are making you smile again!

:candle: Hobo and Ginger, waiting together at the bridge

JennieV
February 21st, 2011, 05:39 PM
Just reading this now... My deepest condolences on the loss of both your very dear pups. :(

You did the right thing, albeit the hardest thing to do.
:candle: Ginger
:candle: Hobo

You will never be forgotten!

friendlygal
February 21st, 2011, 10:39 PM
My heart is heavy for u....just know that hobo and ginger's spirits will always be near u. u gave them a very selfless gift by letting them go, and i am proud of u. i too gave my dog, king, a 14 yr old german shepherd, the gift of letting go in december, so i know how devastating it is, and heartbreaking also. it takes a very long time for the pain in your heart to lessen...in fact, i am still in tears when i think of him or talk about him. you must have loved your dear pets very much in order to be able to say goodbye to them. just know that we are all out here thinking about u, and holding u up during this difficult time...(((hugs)))):candle:

mikischo
March 4th, 2011, 10:06 AM
I have been away for a while so just saw this thread. i am so sorry for the loss of Hobo and Ginger. :grouphug: You gave them a wonderful life and they left this world knowing they were very much loved.

Run free sweet :angel2: Hobo :dog: :candle:
Run free sweet :angel2: Ginger :dog: :candle: