PIFF PAFF ECHO
13.9.1996 / 26.5.2005
One afternoon, after many days of begin my parents to get me a dog, my dad finally took me and my brother to a local pet-shop and said: "Pick one! Your choise" There were quite a few dogs, each one in it's own small cage.They all started jumping around, wagging their tails, trying to scream something like: "Pick me, love me,get me out of here!". And there was Oscar...a 2 month old, Cocker Spaniel, quite tall and thin but he had these long ears, that look on his face...the typical melting expression that made my decision clear. We are taking Oscar home !
Everything was perfect the first couple of days at home.When suddenly, one day, he couldn't stand up and refused to eat.We immediately took him to the vet, who after a quick look, told us to put him down as there was no way he was going to make it through. There was no way we could ever do that to such a young puppy.Our hearts simply couldn't take it.We left, with Oscar in my dads arms and seeked for a second opinion.The second vet made all the nessecary check-ups and he found Oscar's blood level too low. After 3 days of taking medicine he could finally stand up again and started to eat from our hands.
Oscar lived 9 years full of happiness. Despite the fact that he lived on cortizone his whole life, he had so much energy and strength, it was unbelievable ! His weakest points ? Water and food ! Simply the greatest cocker-swimmer I've ever seen ! You just couldn't take him out of the water. He also enjoyed long walks & stealing food from our table ! Oscar also became a father twice and a grandfather.
I don't want to get into details of how Oscar died, just the fact that someone poisened him.
We hope that he is in peace now, watching us and knowing that no dog will ever take his place in our hearts.
You are deeply missed...
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge...
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There aremeadows andhills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....