Hi Janice From the other side of the world, my thoughts are with you. I too needed to help my beloved girl (also 12) to rainbow bridge last month. I was - still am devastated. Know that you are not alone in your grief and loss. Your girl was georgeous and I guess although its never long enough, we were both lucky to have our girls in our lives for the duration. 12 years is amazing. p.s you did the right and kind thing by your girl. I know this doesn't ease the pain or take away the deafening silence and emptiness the loss of a basset hound somehow seems to bring about.
I'm so very sorry for your loss of sweet Ruby. I'm sure that you couldn't have loved her more, and it showed in your posts. She had the best life possible with you. May you find comfort in that thought.
I too am so sorry to hear about Ruby. I am new to this board and didn't know Ruby as well as many of the people here, but I know the pain of losing a dog. They are in fact not dogs, but members of our families and just like children. The pain is the same as losing a person and only other pet owners truly understand that. Take comfort in your friends here and know that we all are mourning Ruby's passing, yet celebrating her life. Much love to you and everyone who knew her. When the pain eases, all that will remain are the wonderful memories you have of her.
Awww I am so very sorry to hear about your lovely Ruby. I didn't know her but it is always so very sad to lose a member of the family, which our beloved Basset Hounds are! You will have lots of happy memories of fun times with Ruby. Much love and (((hugs))) xxx
So sorry to hear about your loss. Ruby is a fixture here at Cyberhound, and I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her in life and in cyberland. Think of all the great memories you had over those 12 years. RIP "Little" Ruby.
It is always so hard to lose something you love so dearly...when we lost our beloved Stimpy last year, it was especially difficult for me, for it was the first dog I had ever owned. But I always find comfort in all of the memories I have.. (starting to smile, laugh, and cry all at the same time) and those will never die.
Just know she will always be smiling down from above,
(and drooling too I'm sure!)
Thank you for taking such good care of your girl, for loving her as if she were your own child and for lovingly help her cross the bridge where she is now met by a host of basset angels.
May God ease your pain in the coming months and keep Ruby's memory always alive in your heart and mind.
I lost my girl almost a year ago and I miss her so much. Circumstances at home have prevented me from bringing another basset home. The stress at home has magnified how much our precious basset added to our lives. She was always here to comfort us. Still praying for it to work out for us to get another basset and that would be my wish for you, to honor Ruby by loving another bassest as much as her!
Oh, I am so sorry for your loss! I know she was the light of your life. Ruby was one of the long-timers on this forum; I'm so sad she's not with us anymore. Please visit with us if it's not too hard, and, again, I'm so sorry about Ruby. She was a beautiful, sweet lady and will be missed.