I had a dream about Rudy last night. It is the first real dream I've had. It was wonderful to see him running and swimming in my dream. I miss him so much. What I wouldn't give for one more hug. ❤️🐾 🌈💔
P.S. This photo was taken one year ago today.
It's been 5 months without our Rudy. I'm honestly not sure how I've survived that long without the piece of my heart he took with him. Beautiful pictures and wonderful memories sustain me and at the same time bring me to tears - and sometimes uncontrollable whole body sobbing. It hasn't gotten any easier, but life goes on. It always does. Time stands still for no one... We miss you so much Brown Dog. ❤️🐾🌈💔
Not a single day goes by that I don't think of my sweet Rudy. I always think of him as "my Rudy", but I forget that so many other people loved him too. My 4 year old daughter came home from school and gave me this project she worked on in Pre-K for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I hate to admit it, but I cried so hard. I couldn't hide it. My daughter cried too. My sweet girl. She said they asked her what her biggest dream was for life, and she said "I want Rudy to be alive again." She said the picture is of me petting Rudy and us being with him. 😥
He has been gone almost 5 months now. So hard to believe. We all miss you Rudy Brown. Your love & legacy lives on in all of us that love you. ❤️🐾🌈💔
On our last road trip home I snapped this picture. He was glistening in the sun. Rudy is my co-pilot and guardian angel, always. Thanks to our friend Sandy who gave me this etched keychain after Rudy went to the Bridge.
Happy New Year at The Bridge to all of our special angels.
Happy 2018 to all of you who are on this journey with me. Thank you for following Rudy's adventures and for all of your love, kindness and support the last 4 months. Wishing all of our furriends a happy, healthy and peaceful 2018. 🙏🏼🐾💔🌈❤️
We are taking down the Christmas tree today and I found Rudy's first Christmas ornament and his last. 😥 We had 13 wonderful Christmases together. I am so thankful that I am his Momma & he is my ❤️ dog. He is gone from this Earth, but is always in our hearts. Our love lives on. #angelrudy #browndog #loveliveson
Christmas Day marked the 4 month anniversary of Rudy's passing. I tried not to focus on it - but it has been so hard. The holiday was hard without him. I miss him everyday. Every night. I am now able to walk past his spot on the couch without hesitating and looking at it and crying every time. I am no longer surprised to not see him there when I walk by. I don't expect him to be at the door waiting when I get home. I guess I'm "getting used to" him being gone. The pain is still the same though. The pain is still overwhelming and at times unbearable. I know that time will form the scars that I need to cover these emotional wounds and it will get easier to go on without him, but my heart will forever have a missing piece. He took it with him when he left. I will never be the same. I love you Rudy Brown. (This photo was Christmas Day 2005)
This time last year during the cold front here in Tampa and we made you a cozy bed on the floor by the fireplace. Missing you so much little Brown Dog. I'll meet you at the Rainbow Bridge one day. Wait for me. 🐾💔🌈
I was looking for an ornament for our Christmas tree 🎄 to honor Rudy. I found this one on Etsy and it looks a lot like Rudy. I love it, but I have to admit that I ugly cried when it came in the mail. 😥🌈🐾💔
Yesterday we received the beautiful memorial statue that we ordered from Etsy right after Rudy went to the Rainbow Bridge. It is gorgeous, sweet, delicate and wonderful - just like he was. It gives me a sense of comfort to look over and see it there resting so comfortably, having earned his beautiful wings. Missing him so much as we approach yet another sad "first". Our first Thanksgiving without him. I know there will be a feast for all the doggies at the Bridge - and this year he won't have any food restrictions due to his IBD. Eat all the food Rudy! We miss you so much Rudy Brown. Every single day. 🐾🌈💔❤️🦃
Oh Rudy. I think of you everyday. Multiple times a day. I hear a noise and think it's you coming around the corner. I'm always taken off guard when I remember it can't be you because you are gone. This week your Daddy gave me this beautiful necklace that I can wear and have you with me always. You are already always with me though - in my heart. I miss you so. 💔🐾🌈❤️ #heartdog #runfreerudy #mommalovesyou