In Memory of Ripley
Ripley must have ingested some sort of toxins, as he was fine around Christmas time. The photo of him in the snow was days after Christmas.
Then about 2 wks after Christmas, he wouldn’t eat his dog food & we fed him rice & chicken or boiled eggs. Eventually didn’t even like that.
After xrays, barium liquid, blood work, more xrays & then surgery (thinking he had an obstruction), found out he had end stage liver disease (severe hepatic cirrhosis)…with no favorable outcome according to the surgeons.
His brother, Rusty misses him dearly & is suffering from separation anxiety, so we have him on calming herbs that are helping. (as well as lots of extra TLC & walks!)
I found this online, and it is nice:
I just wanted to let you know that I made it home. The journey wasn’t an easy one, but it didn’t take too long.
Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh and new I wish that you could close your eyes and that you could see it too.
Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand God is taking care of me…I’m in the shelter of His hands.
Here there is no sadness, no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying and I’ll never hurt again.
Here it is so peaceful when all the angels sing. I really have to go for now… I’ve just got to try my wings.