We kissed our 12 year old dog goodbye today. A key part of the family he has been a pleasure to know and love. He's melted hearts along the way and even been a foster carer when we were and he was assessed as suitable for foster children. Our children can't remember life without him and there have been many tears shed (including those by my husband and I).
We travelled to the vets and saw a rainbow as we went, I'm sure he saw it too. And after school and breaking the news to the girls we went to see the horses (for equine cuddles and space to cry), and yet another rainbow appeared (without rain) just after I'd explained the rainbow bridge concept to the girls.
Here is our boy - forever in our hearts and now sleeping with our strawberry patch which he loved to raid.
and his rainbow which the girls shouted up to that they love him
and yes. my 5 year old is pulling a funny face lol kids eh!