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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Ohio, USA

    Saying goodbye to Bon...

    Such a sad morning. No big smushy face in mine and that big tail hitting the wall to wake me up. For the first time in a long while I actually stayed in bed until I woke up. Thought I'd be happy when I could do that, but I'd do anything to have him wake me up again.

    He left this world around 6pm last night. Our vet came out and gave him a sedative, then when he was sleeping she gave him the shot and I heard his last breath and knew he was in a better place and out of pain.
    I asked her before if she felt we were doing the right thing. She said if he was in that much pain when he fell, we most definitely were. It helped to hear that. It was amazing how calm Bon was when everyone came. He actually laid at the feet of the guy from the mortuary when we were doing the paperwork. I guess he felt better when he said he was going to take good care of him

    When the guy from the mortuary came back, it was all handled very professionally. He was put on the stretcher and into a body bag, then another cloth like bag. I was glad to be able to be able to be part of it. He deserved only the best.

    Roxey didn't want to go outside, she stayed in the kitchen and we put Simba in his kennel...neither of them made a peep. I feel Roxey knew what was happening. She even walked past him after his was gone, but didn't offer to stop. Earlier in the day one of my friends came by and Roxey looked at Bon lovingly, sniffed him and gave him a kiss. It was so sweet. I think she said goodbye then.

    I'm going to miss that big pain in the ass so much! He had so much unconditional love to give and never let a day go by that he didn't tell you...many times

    Thank you all so much for the out pouring of love, prayers and thoughts. It means more to us than you all know. We're lucky to have such great friends.

    Sweet boy I hope your happy and making new friends. Your best friend Tory will be there and you two can play like you did when you were pups. Only this time I don't think you'll let her boss you around
    We were so lucky to have you in our lives. Run free

    Even on his last day he looked so regal.


    Huney, Bon & Simba-missed so very much
    Remembering all the Rainbow Bridge Pets

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Central NY
    Oh no, Anna. I am so sorry. I know you loved Bon so much, such a shame he seemed so young to. Rest in peace, Bon, handsome boy you will always be loved.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Middle of Germany
    Oh Anna, reading this brings tears to my eyes... I just wish you'd had more time with him!

    And I think it is so touching what Roxey did... yes, they do say good bye, I'm sure. And seeing him will help her understand what happened, and where her friend has gone... But I'm so sad for you that you have lost your beloved boy!

    R.I.P. Bon, you were so very much loved!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Illinois, USA

    That's all I can think to say right now. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers .
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!

    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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  5. #5
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    Apr 2001
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    I am so sorry to hear about Bon's passing. I had hoped you would have more time with him. It sounded like he was in
    a lot of pain & you guys were right to spare him the agony. Animals can bear up under a lot of pain, so we can only guess
    the amount it takes before they show it outwardly.

    Bon was a very handsome boy & will be missed by all who knew him.That last picture of him outside was a good one &
    that's how I will remember him. Rest easy big fella. (((Hugs))) Anna & Mark.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted

    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Aww, what a great final picture of him, he was such a handsome lug, and had the best life ever - with you! I am glad I got to meet him that time in Findlay, even though he hadn't finished growing yet!
    I've Been Frosted

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