Cherie S just wrote to tell us that her beloved Reba crossed Rainbow Bridge.
I just wanted to reach out to this Foundation to let you know I had the best 19 years of my life because of you. I adopted a Blue heeler/Catahoula mix puppy from a foster in your organization years ago. I had convinced the foster that even though I lived in an apartment at the time, my son and I could give that pup a better life than the older couple with the huge house and big back yard she was slated to go to because I also owned a horse, worked at the boarding stable and cattle farm on weekends, and rode daily – that the pup would live a life that her breeding was meant to do… and she did! I was lucky that AFH understood the difference in the life styles and I was the lucky one that took her home.
We gave her the name Reba, and she was the most loyal, loving, brave dog I would ever know. My son, husband and I were honored to have been her family for almost 20 years. The last 8 of those years she lived with us on our own little farm where she was the reigning Queen over all our animals. She gave me so many wonderful memories and so many glorious stories to tell. They would amaze you!
A few years ago, I started the process of finding a great mobile vet to come to our farm as Reba had white coat phobia. I knew I didnt have many more years with her and wanted a vet and my girl to have a comfortable report before the end was near. I knew that when the day came when she would look at me and let me know she was ready and that she would be okay on the rainbow bridge, I did not want her to have a moment of fear.
Last Friday, Dr. Redmond came to the house. He arrived at our home at 10:15a.m. and stayed with us til 1:45 or so. He has the kindest manner about him, a true heart and compassion for animal and owner. He let us move in our own time… saying our final goodbyes.
Thank you for the best dog ever, we had a great run me and Reba. Now my heart must mend. I know she is running free on that bridge. I know she will wait for me when my time comes and that is greatest comfort to know she will come running back to me.