My Tequila has her angel wings . . . . 

Sweet Tequila!
 Rainbow Bridge 
June 24, 2005
14 years ago when I was 16 years old I decided that our family needed a puppy. So a friend of mine who's dog had puppies brought the whitest, smallest puppy with a big pink bow on her collar over to my house as a "surprise" for my birthday. It wasn't a surprise, it was completely planned. After many hours of trying to talk my parents into keeping her, they gave in to her gorgeous brown puppy eyes. 

And so the journey began. I of course slept with her every night, we camped with her every weekend during the summer months and played with her "bunny" toy constantly everyday. 

As time went on and she got older she developed many health issues, such as an enlarged heart, pancreatitis, a bad hip and of course the Diabetes. The day my brother who is a Vet diagnosed her with Diabetes was a really difficult day. We all had to discuss how we were going to take care of Tequila, making sure she got her needles on time everyday and all her other medications as well. We also had to decide what was going to happen with her when we went on holidays. And of course just even the thought of giving needles seemed absurd, now I could say that myself and especially my dad was quite good at it.

As time passed again, it seemed like within a couple of days she went completely blind. As we gathered again to discuss what we should do, the topic of euthanasia came up. We all thought how could this dog have a quality of life if she can't see at home and of course what about camping?

But again we all adjusted. My dad, an amazing man built a little fence that they took camping so she could still have freedom and enjoy the great outdoors without getting lost or scared.

Unfortunately the day came when we all realized that her condition had worsened, her eyes began to shrink inside, she was vomiting, constant diarrhoea, and other things. 

For the last time we gathered to make a final decision. Our sweet little Tequila needed to be put to rest, and sent over the Rainbow Bridge.

There was myself, my dad, my mom in the room where we layed her to rest. My brother was the one that euthanasied her. It was a very loving environment for Tequila's last moments. We were all there at the beginning of her life, we were all there for the middle and we were all there for the end. 

We will all miss you so much Tequila. One day we will play "bunny" again together.

Love from your family.
Shelley Ottoson


Oh those wonderful memories of our precious Tequila


IN OUR HEARTS

We thought of you with love today.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.

We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Author: Unknown


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