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Reno - 1 Week at Rainbow Bridge

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy, cyber hugs and heartwarming comments received following the passing of our beautiful boy Reno. I have read them and re-read them and have cried each and every time. It is comforting to know that Reno left such an impression on some people.

It’s hard to believe that a week has already passed. Life without Reno is so different. I miss his thumping tail welcoming me when I come home from being out. I still find myself stepping over him when I get up in the morning only to find he’s not there. I miss his bright eyes and perkiness when I open the cookie closet. I miss his head on my lap when I’m on the computer. I miss him being with me while he’s enjoying his bedtime snack. I just plain miss him!!!

One of the hardest things for me to was to figure out how to carry only 3 bowls as I had gotten used to carrying 4. I would strategically place them in my hands/arms to feed the dogs. That evening after preparing supper for Austin, Lincoln and Lexx, I just stared at the bowls trying to figure out how to carry them…it took me 2 days to finally figure it out. I still want to prepare 4 meals and 4 bedtime snacks. Reno’s bowl and bone still sit on my counter.

Austin and Lincoln notice his absence. Austin is wondering where his buddy is. Reno used to groom him every day up until a couple of weeks before he passed. They were very close. Lincoln has walked back and forth into each room looking for him. They quite often slept side by side at night. Lexx doesn’t seem to know the difference. Thankfully Austin and Lincoln have each other.

Reno was a very special boy. He didn’t come from a long line of champions. He was our first Golden and came from a BYB. He wasn’t structurally perfect but he was perfect in every other way. His personality, his disposition, his loving nature. Every one that met Reno loved him. Our neighbours are missing him …he would love to greet every one of them and then snuggle up for a few pats on the head. His little boy Maddox (my friend’s grandson) is broken hearted. He took pictures of Reno to school, the day after, to share with his teacher and classmates. He is going to make a book of Reno pictures to remember him by.

On Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:20 a.m., Reno began his journey to Rainbow Bridge. The sun was shining; it was a beautiful winter day. The vet came to our house. Reno was lying on his favorite pillow with a blanket covering him. His brothers were present. He was at peace; I think he knew. I was holding his head in my hands; his dad was caressing his feet. He looked up at me with his loving eyes, put his head down on his pillow and drifted off to sleep. It was so peaceful. We cried and cried. Reno was once again with his beloved brother and best friend Phoenix. This gave me some comfort in the days to follow.

Thank you again for the support, prayers and candles over the past 17 months. It was so much appreciated. Reno will always hold a special place in our hearts!!!!!

WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH RENO.

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A beautiful tribute to special special Reno. Thank you for sharing. Many of us will remember him always. Hugs.



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My heart is heavy for you and what beautiful memories you have of your sweet boy. It's never easy adjusting ourselves let alone his brothers too.

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I missed this sad news while I was on vacation. I am so, so sorry to hear of Reno's passing. Big hugs to you.

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Reno

You will always be missed!!

I am so glad that you are with Phoenix.

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When I saw this I didn't want to read it because I didn't want to cry. Reno deserves the tears I shed today. He sounds like he was the sweetest dog and you were so blessed to have him. It is true that the reason we endure the inevitable pain is because our pets give us so much joy and comfort while they are here. You have my sympathy.
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sweet reno. i couldnt help but cry as I read. hugs to you and Austin
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I am so sorry, Laurie. What a special boy. I'll miss hearing stories about him, though I hope you will continue to share memories as your heart heals. Sending much love to you and Austin and Lincoln and Lexx!
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I am so sorry Laurie. I sounds like Reno was a very special boy and he had a lot of love. You must miss him very much. Hugs to you, Austin, Lincoln and Lexxington!

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Beautiful tribute to your beautiful boy.
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