My Best Grand-dog Riley
by Sandi Hoker
(Dover, FL USA)
My daughters dog was my best grand-boy. She rescued him from
our local animal shelter. He had an ID chip and his owners
were not interested in claiming him. I don't know why because
he was the so loving, happy, and was well behaved. He loved
camping and going on road trips with Grandma and Grandpa. He enjoyed our dog Buttons' company. His favorite toy was his Kong; it was a little big for him. A Jack Russell Terrier he was so loving, so smart. He got out of the fence on April 23 and was hit by a car. I feel like we let him down. But some say it was "his time". I don't understand the loss and my heart is broken.
I have owned dogs all my life and many pieces of my heart are missing. The Rainbow Bridge is a very special place that they all deserve. I love you Gran-boy.
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Wow Sandi, what a shock! This is not how I expected your story to end at all and it definitely brought tears to my eyes.
All I can think of is what a friend of mine says who lost three of her dogs in one year... it's not how long we live, it's how well we live.
I'm so glad your daughter got Riley from the shelter and that you all loved him, spent time with him and gave him the life he deserved while he was here.
We'll never know why a life is cut short but I do believe in Rainbow Bridge and that you will all see each other again.