A DOGS love & the pain saying good bye


One thing I find interesting?  ADV riders seem to have in common is the love for their pets and life.  I have no real tangible evidence but I would say many of us who ride have dogs.  Having said that want to find my soft spot?  Loving my dogs and then having to say good bye. I work in an industry where death and dying happens everyday.  Human beings I mean.  I cope with that professionally but I feel that perhaps witnessing all that pain and suffering comes out in me when I lose a dog.

Over the last 3 years I find myself grieving the loss of a dog I cherished.  In June 2014 it was my crazy Beagle, Cruizer.  May 2015 my beautiful dog named Sierra who needed some elderly rest and head on over the rainbow bridge to hang out with Cruizer.  Today, February 24th, 2016 I had to let go of my determined to live dog Xander.  16 almost and has been living with congestive heart failure since 2008. 

Blogging and FB help me move on.  I appreciate others sharing their own stories and pictures.  I loved my dogs more than people some would say and it hurts like hell when it’s time to say good bye.

Xander from yesterday, Feb 23.

So, this simple post is just for me to share the 3 loves of my life that I will always remember and cherish.  My dog family are now all together.  I have to believe that and a virtual friend from my FB posted this…

Beautiful Image in a time of need

And of course who doesn’t love and need to watch this video…one that I watch every time one of my dogs pass away.

My collage of all three of my dogs who have rolled over the rainbow bridge.  This is for all that have lost a furry friend….my heart aches and breaks but I will remember that for 16 years my life it was full of crazy dogs antics and the love I got back is indescribable.



Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

3 thoughts on “A DOGS love & the pain saying good bye”

  1. Oh my my this feeling is indescribable. Can only be felt. …thanks for invoking the beautiful emotions. That picture with the dogs in glorious heaven needs to be printed and mounted. Wow.

  2. Yes it is very painful to get over. Part of you dies with them. Nothing in the world can love you back so unconditionally.
    You are right, many motor cycle riders all over the world are dog lovers. Cant pinpoint the connection. But it is true.

    1. What has helped with my little guy Xander is that he out lived his prognosis of 4 months back in 2008. He was my suoerdog. Thanks for you kind comment.

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