Monday, September 22, 2014

Gallagher, The Feisty One, at the Rainbow Bridge

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

This morning our dear little Mr. G, aka Gallagher passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

He was 15.5 years old, had pre-heart and pre-renal conditions, diagnosed almost 5 years ago.  They gave him 12 to 18 months.  He surprised everyone, even the vets.

Gallagher was a spirited yorkie soul.  He fought and had a zest for life.  We had "spells" for the last 5 years, when we thought his time had come.  But, we were able to nurse him back to health and he kept on tickin, just like that Everready bunny.

Mr. G never met a human he did not like.  He would greet them at the door and greet them again and again.  Even when the humans thought the greeting time was over, he did not think so.  He would greet, wagging his tail at warp speeds, for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, longer.  He gave visitors no peace.

The last 2 years have been difficult as he went blind and suffered from curvature of the spine (due, I believe to his old age).  Yet, he could find the water bowl, and his bed with little trouble.  His love of food never waned until the last few days.  As long as he attacked the food bowl with vigor all was well.

He joins his half-sister Tilly (Chantilly) at the bridge.  Benjamin, Sebastian and Abby (Abigail), the yorkies, will be there to play with.  So will Thor, the collie, Toto, the yorkie-poo, and a number of fur kitties, Bimbo, Cali, Mrs. T, to name just three.

Mom and Dad will miss your waggin tail Mr. G.  Now, go romp with the fur friends.



Fran Ellsworth said...

I said it all on FB post. ((hugs)) to you. He will be romping for sure, the Lord may have to calm his feelings of loss of mom and dad.

Jo Henn said...

That's a lovely tribute. I'm sorry for your loss. Both of my fur babies (14 yrs old) had to be released last year because their illnesses had gotten to that point. I understand your pain. I knew it was the right decision but the loss was still huge. So I do know. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

Yvonne Stevens said...

We will be thinking of you, Carol.
We will tell the girls tonight - it will be a hard pill to swallow. But I am glad we can be there to dry the tears.


Carol said...

Thank you Fran, Jo and Yvonne. We miss the spark he brought to our home.

Greta Koehl said...

What a wonderful little soul he was! I regret that I never got to meet him. Our BooBoo is 17 and Pipsqueak (who has lymphoma but is doing well) is 15. BooBoo's brother R.B. (the one seen in my FB profile picture) passed to the Rainbow Bridge last Feb 28. They bring such joy to us. Sending hugs your way.

Alex Daw said...

Ah Carol - what a tough time for you. Our pets are so precious to us and Mr G sounds a darling from your description. Our Jessie went a few years ago now and she left a deep imprint on this cat loving soul.

Karen Krugman said...

Al & Carol,
Sorry to hear of your loss. I know he'rompin' with the rest of the gang enjoying being "young again".

Carol said...

Thank you Greta, I am sorry about your BooBoo.

Thank you Alex and Karen. Your kind words are comforting.