Boomer has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

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It has been a very long time since my last post. Sad to report, this is the last post about Boomer.

February 2016 would have been the 4 year mark for Boomer. I still remember the vet letting him come back home early because I wouldn’t leave his side. I remember my husband and I setting up a mattress on the living room floor for Boomer and me to sleep on. I remember around the clock medications and long nights. I wouldn’t trade that time with him for the world. It was wonderful to have him there, alive and by my side. He was so smart, he figured out all of the tricks that were used to hide his meds. But we got through it. We set up a chest at the foot of our bed for him to use to continue to sleep with us. He did so well, he maneuvered long flights of stairs like a pro. He never missed a chance to do zoomies for a cookie. He was a picture of perfect health, bright eyes, soft shiny coat, active and never stopped mooching for anything we ate.

Thats why I knew something was wrong last week when he stopped eating, started struggling to get up the stairs. Then it happened tar like bloody runs; constant panting. I called the vet we started him on some pain meds.”Sounds like cancer in the GI area.” Either way he was suffering and in a great deal of pain.
My husband came home early, we set an appointment for 5 o’clock. We were going to have blood work done, run through the whole routine, see what it would take to “make him better”. However, Monday he was pleading with his eyes, unable to stand up to do his business, and diminishing quickly. We made the choice to forgo all the test and exploration of treatments. So the appointment changed tones. We arrived at the office and they had a blanket on the floor with no slip underneath it. Boomer was very stressed out so they gave him a sedative to relax him a bit. We sat on the floor his head in my hands, my husbands hands gently caressing his scruff. Boomers heart fought to stay with us, it took what seemed like a long time for him to let go. At 5:25 Monday December 7th, Boomer was set free back to having 4 legs to run with his sister Sunshine.


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6 thoughts on “Boomer has crossed the Rainbow Bridge”

  1. ThThis is such beautifully heartfelt tribute for your well loved Boomer.

    Tears are flowing as I know how much your heart aches right now…..devastatingly so. And the void gets worse before it gets better. As “they” say, grief is the lrice we pay for love.

    When it was time for Boomer to make his transition, he let you know. He made the decision and he knew he could count on you to release him back “home” to a pain free lofe where he could romp and play with Sunshine.

    Jerry always reminds us to focus on the thousands and thousands of wonderfully happy times we had with our pups, as the transition is just a blink of an eye compared to the splendid memories.

    As far as hi “fighting to stay with you”. From the way you describe Boomer, I think it was more like he was willingly giving you a few moments of extra time to rub the scruff of his neck! A win/win for both of you. He knew the Angels at the Bridge were watching and he wanted them to be trained in the “art of scruff rubbing Boomer-style”!

    I want to quote a couple of lines from the lovely poem you wrote for Boomer al ost four years ago.

    “Your Spirit it would not take…”
    “….and many friends to nelp me cope”
    “You taught me not to be vlue…”

    Your relationship with Boomer was so magical, so enlightened and so inspiring. Don’t make this your “last post”. Make it one of many more to come where you continue to share wonderful memories a d photos of your years together. You are family and you have a legacy of hope to share through Boomer’s spectacular journey.

    Surrounding you with Boomer’s and Sunshi e’s eternal grace…and wagging tails!

    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

  2. I am so sorry for your loss …. He beat so many odds – a true hero always. I know it hurts like he!! right now but you gave him the greatest gift – release from this tired body to the bridge where he is young and playful again. And watching over you – always.

    Much love in your time of pain….
    alison with spirit shelby in her heart (and little jasper)

  3. Tina, we can’t even begin to tell you how sad we were to hear this. But what a hero Boomer was, and always will be. To beat cancer for that long, to keep on hoppin’ and loving life, well you and he did it, and you showed us that living each day to the fullest is what it’s all about. You done right by your Boomer. And what an honor it was for us to meet him.

    All our love and condolences go out to you, we are so sorry for your loss. May Boomer’s spirit stay strong by your side and light the way for our Tripawds of today and tomorrow. xoxo

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