Saying goodbye is never easy.

Today we had to say goodbye to Rudee.

Dad picked Grandma (his Mom) up first thing this morning and at 8:45, Dad, Mom, Grandma, Macy, and Rudee left for the vet. Macy didn’t go in until after everything was done.

Mom said she’s not sure if Macy knows/understands. When Jamison passed away, it was obvious she knew. She cried, laid down next to him, and protected his body, growling at me when I came over to sniff. Mom thinks Macy may have been too distracted with everything else because she loves being at the vet so much.

Mom had a much harder time saying goodbye than she expected she would. When Rudee was originally scheduled to go to the Bridge on 12/23, Mom wasn’t even going to go into the room with Dad and Grandma because she said she couldn’t go through that again. After taking care of him and getting close to him for the last few weeks, she couldn’t let him go without her there.

Mom told me that Dad and Grandma sat in the chairs and she laid on the floor with Rudee. She held his head and whispered lots of loving things in his ear. She told me the medicine worked really fast.

I’m sad my cousin is gone but I’m happy he’s not in pain anymore. Last night was really bad for him. I know he’s with Khia and my Grandpa (Dad’s Dad). I bet they’re eating LOTS of treats and getting really dirty.

I’ll do my best to take care of Macy, Rudee! Please give my Khia ear licks for me.

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About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. 15andmeowing says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. XO

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  2. What a bummer of a day. I think your parents and grandma did really well. You have all been so brave through all of this and so loving to Rudee. I’m glad you shared the update. We all need to see courage up close.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  3. So sorry for your loss. Puppy hugs and kisses of sympathy to you.

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  4. KDKH says:

    You all seem so supportive of each other in the process and in your grief. What a great gift to Rudee and to each other. I’m sorry it was time, but glad no one had to go alone.

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  5. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Reading this through tears and seeing all the love and caring you all give to each other and to those around you no matter how difficult the situation. It’s an honor to know you. Cuddles and hugs, Margret

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  6. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song says:

    From Angel Foley Monster: I am the Judge at the Fourth District of Rainbow Bridge. I met Rudee at the top of the stairs at the Bridge and swore him in as an angel. All his pain ended and all his injuries and illnesses were cured. He was young and happy again. He got his wings and now he is running and flying through the fields with his friends and family who have preceded him here. He wants you to know he loves you all very much and will come visit you in your dreams, and when the weather gets warmer as a beautiful flying creature like a bird or butterfly and ghost you. When you hear an unexplained noise or see something unidentified out of the corner of your eye know that is is Rudee coming to say hello.

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  7. We are so sorry for the loss…he is at peace now.

    Hugs,

    Shoko and Kali….mom Jean too

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  8. NylabluesMum says:

    Noodle mee Moodle an aunty Samantha wee are so heartbroked here fur all of you. Butt Aunty you did thee RITE fing helpin Rudee to Pure Land. Hee will bee safe there an his spirit free of pain an discomfort.
    May thee Eye of Buudha Kat look down upon efurryone ther etonite an bring you Peece.
    **ear licks** an **paw patsss** Siddhartha Henry Penry an ((hugs)) LadyMum

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    • Thank you for your reassurance and love. It means so much. ❤

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      • NylabluesMum says:

        Aunty Samantha an Unccle Greg you both have beeuteefull hearts an KNOW what iss rite…you did thee rite fing. Mee knowss yur both sad an Macy all so….inn time thee hert will heal an thee memoreess of good fingss will ease thee loss….have Faith deer Aunty an Unccle.
        ~~~head rubsss~~~ neffkitty Siddhartha Henry~~~
        Pee S: Mee sendss ***paw kissesss*** to Macy gurl ❤

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  9. So sorry for your loss xx

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  10. Give Macy (and your humans) some extra luvins – dey is gonna need it.

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  11. Princess Leah says:

    So very sorry to hear your sad news, sending you all lots of luffs and big hugs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  12. We are so sad and sorry for your loss of Rudee…….knowing he had pure love through his life and especially at the end eases the heart a bit…….we send you hugs.

    Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

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  13. So very sorry to hear this, warm hugs to you my friends.

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  14. We are so very sorry. Godspeed, Rudee♥

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  15. Amy says:

    You have all had more than your share of heartache these past 2 or 3 years. It is time for a good year. I know I speak for all your friends here when I say I hope to see lots more posts, as that will mean there are happier things to tell us about. ❤

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  16. Piglove says:

    I am so sorry my sweet friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to ya’ll during this time. Love you! XOXO – Bacon

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  17. We’re thinking of you guys.

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  18. Mrs P says:

    I am so so sorry for your loss xx

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  19. Lavinia Ross says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your friend Rudee. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  20. I’m so sorry to hear about Rudee. Please extend our deepest sympathy to his family and of course, your family.

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  21. I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss. It’s never easy saying goodbye. I hope the tender memories of Rudee provide everyone with some measure of comfort. In the meantime, I’m sending oodles of poodles thoughts and prayers your way. Ear scratches to you and Miss Macy, Noodle.

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  22. so sorry. good-byes are always so hard! sending a warm hug.

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  23. chesterspaniel says:

    We are so sad to hear about Rudee. But he’s in a better place now where he is running and jumping like a pup again. We know how hard it is to choose to help a cherished pet across the Rainbow Bridge. Looking at your pictures, it seems Macy tried to be the momma doggie to everyone. What a sweetie! She will still look for Rudee and wait for him to come home. We were blessed that our Joey dog died at home and Chester got to deal with it up close and personal, rather than wondering where Joey dog was and when he was coming home. He still sometimes peeks in the bathroom to see if maybe Joey is sleeping on his favorite rug in there.

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  24. cafall says:

    I am so sorry. Hugs to your family.

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

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  25. hello noodle its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am verry sorry that rudee had to go away run free rudee and be shoor to stop at my brother tuckers everlasting rainbo bridj buffay for an ekstra speshul treet!!! i am sending lots of vizsla tail wags to all of yoo and the hipster kitties send purrs!!! ok bye

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