The hardest part of loving these dogs is that they do not live long
enough. My heart breaks a little bit more with the loss of each
My own life has been made richer by each of the following IGs,
and I hope to meet them again someday.
Ch Diavolino's Christmas
Miracle (Dec 28,
1988 - Feb 28, 2001)
Ch Diavolino's Demon Child (Mar 6, 1995 - Jan 3, 2012)
Ch Diavolino's Hurry
Up (Nov 20, 1992 - Sept 15,
Ch Diavolino's Lasting Impression
(Jul 5, 1990 - Sep 10, 2004)
Ch Diavolino's Starlight Rumor
1989 - Sep 27, 1999)
Ch Diavolino's Twilight Secret
(Jul 5, 1990 - Jan 4, 2006)
Am Ch Luisa's Cosimo's Last Word
( Oct 3, 1989 - Aug 11, 2000)
Mira Bayou (Jan 15, 1998 - Aug 22, 2005)
Ch Pikop's Cerulean Mystique
(Oct 30, 1985 - Apr 22,
Ch Pikop's Scandalous Affair
( Jun 4, 1986 - Feb 22, 2003)
Am/Can Ch Sunjata's
Sunnyside Up (April 23, 1988 - 1995)
Spiderman (Jun 12,
2008 - Aug 24, 2008)
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 are meadows and hills 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....
If you have suffered the loss of your treasured companion, it
hurts... I know it does. God knows... I know.
completely normal to grieve the loss, much as you would grieve the loss of a human companion. Some people
will tell you "It's only a dog" and belittle your loss. Do not be angry with them, feel sorry for them, for
they have never known a love so unconditional as that which you have
found that it helps to share my loss with others who can empathize with my feelings. It is very important to
the grieving process to acknowledge the loss, to acknowledge the love you shared, and to honour your companion with
some form of ceremony. For some, that might be a funeral, for others, it might be a Memorial ad in a dog
magazine, for others it might be posting your companion's life story on the
Personally, I post my dog's life story on an Italian Greyhound Forum where I know everyone else feels my
pain. Although my eyes fill with painful tears when I write the story, as time passes, I can go back
and re-read it with a smile slowly growing. I can remember the joy I felt when I had them in my arms, and
relive it just a little bit.
feel ashamed if your grief feels insurmountable. Do not be ashamed to seek counselling. These lives
were real... they meant something. To pretend that they weren't important enough to feel real pain is to
dishonour their memory.
These are some links that you may
Association For Pet Loss &
Coping With Pet Loss
Pet Loss Grief
Click here to see memorials for much loved IGs owned by other
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