Goodbye Sweet Friend

My little dog, Bria was coughing and I took her in the Vet on Monday. He diagnosed her with Congential Heart Failure. He put her on a medicine that would help pull the fluid that was building up in her lungs. The next day she got progressively worse. Then suddenly she got better.

But in the late afternoon she started having seizures and she was having them every 10 minutes. I knew it was time to do the only humane thing even though it absolutely broke my heart.

She was euthanized this evening at 6:00 pm.

My sweet friend is at peace now. I know she went over the Rainbow Bridge to meet her friends that are already there and they are running and playing in healthy bodies. This gives me peace and hope that maybe one day I will see her again.

Thank you for listening.



107 thoughts on “Goodbye Sweet Friend

  1. Oh PJ my heart aches for you! So hard to lose a beloved pet. Love ya lady and will be thinking of you!! My precious Maggie had congestive heart failure as well and died from it. Yes Rainbow Bridge is a wonderful place! Think of that and give yourself a big ((((Hug)))) from me!

    • Thank you so much JR for your kind and loving words. I agree. She joyously went over the rainbow bridge and is in a new little body that she is running and playing with my other beloved pets that have passed away. That gives me peace. It is so sad to lose a pet, no matter what the circumstances and I’m sorry to hear about your beloved Maggie.

  2. My heart breaks for you, PJ. Not only is Bria at the Rainbow Bridge, happy and healthy, but I know that God takes care of all of His creatures and has a place for them in eternity. I recommend a wonderful book called “cold Noses at the Pearly Gates” by Gary Kurz. Regardless of your faith, I believe it will give you peace. Maybe Bria is chasing toys with my Oreo 🙂 ❤

  3. I’m so sorry PJ for your loss. Bria looks like such a sweet little thing. I’m happy for you it was fast and not a drawn out thing where she suffered. I’m sure she loved/loves you very much wherever she is now. Prayers and hugs my friend. It will be okay. 🙏🏻💕😭🤗

  4. I’m so sorry that you’ve lost a friend – but maybe lost isn’t quite right because maybe you will see her again one day. Our furry companions leave such big paw prints on our hearts. I wish you all the best.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I agree with you. We will see them again one day. Meanwhile, they are at peace and are in healthy new bodies where they can run and play like puppies again.

  5. I’m sorry to hear that. Sending hugs to you. Pets are like our family. We’ll still miss them regardless of the number of years that had passed. And we’ll see them when we join them later. *hugs hugs*

    • Thank you so much Funsie! I really appreciate your kind words. Yes, our pets become members of our family and it is hard to let them go. But it comes a time we have to make a hard decision as to what is best for them. I too believe that I will see her again. That brings me comfort. Thank you!

  6. Oh PJ I am so sorry for your loss and that you had to make the difficult decision of putting him to sleep, even though it probably was the right choice for him. I totally understand how heart broken you must be over this.
    When I left Sri Lanka this time, leaving the dog was the hardest part.

  7. My heart so aches for you sweet pj! I know Bria was your best little buddy. Sending tight bear hugs and sharing in your sorrow. I wish there was more I could do to make you feel better but allow yourself to mourn her loss. You loved her so and she loved you. It hurts to lose those we love. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace and in your loving memories of her. Xo❤

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. But I’m glad you made the choice that was right for Bria. It takes love to recognize when it’s time to let them go. (((((HUGS)))))

  9. she’s a sweetie and in a better place now, my Dusty he’s running and playing with her too, she will be ok, he’s a good watchdog and friend. Sorry for your loss, I feel your pain and just want to say be strong ok!

  10. I’m sorry for your loss. A week ago or so, my niece’s family lost their beloved pit bull “Sparta” to something very similar. She was a very sweet dog.

  11. Dear Dear PJ,
    I hesitated to click the ‘Like’ button. I clicked it because you expressed your feelings so well.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our fur-children are our whole lives. When they are ill we feel everything
    they do. Sadly, I agree, Bria, may have been in more pain and discomfort then we can feel. I pray you heal from this. She is playing with her other friends who’ve crossed the rainbow bridge as she has. She will be waiting for you to arrive to enjoy your hugs once again.
    Blessings to you … 🙏
    Isadora 😎

    • Thank you Isadora for your kind and loving words. Yes, she had to be in a lot of pain with those horrible seizures. She left this world very peacefully. I certainly will miss her but I will see her again one day.

  12. I feel so much with you! I used to be on the other side, the side that had to decide to do it. It was always heart-breaking. You can’t get used to it. My wishes are with you!

  13. HI Joy. I haven’t been around for a long time, but I remember how special Bria was. It’s one of the hardest things we ever have to do, but it can also be the kindest. When I lost my beloved cats (and you may remember that) I always took solace in knowing they were both at peace. Thinking of you

    • Thank you so much Cat! It’s so good to hear from you again! Yes, I do remember how hard it was for you to lose your beloved cats. It was so hard to let her go Cat. I feel so very sad. I know it will take time to get over it. She was my sweet loyal companion.

      • It takes a lot of time, Joy, its been three years since my two passed and I’m still a little wobbly whenever I think of them. The important thing is to allow yourself time to be sad. Bria had a wonderful life with you, Joy, and she will leave an empty space forever… it does get easier in time.

  14. I’m so sorry to hear this. Hugs. What a beautiful picture of her. And it’s obvious from your words that she was loved.

  15. So sorry to hear this news, Joy. Not really anything I can say. Hard to loose a 4-legged member of the family.

  16. You will definitely see her again!! What a cutie pie, she looks like such a sweet pea. Bye Bria for now.,.we will see you again one day…til then have fun playing with my Barney and all your new friends!! xo

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