Sunday, 27 July 2014 19:00
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BUSTER - 50 Kilos Of Fun.

Buster came to the rescue in early 2012. He was in quite a bad way due to having Spondylitis, previously untreated Cruciate Ligament damage, and severe arthritis in one knee.

The poor guy weighed in at 50Kg, and walking was a big effort at first for him. He would drag his rear paws, and had to have boots made up in leather to protect his claws and pads which started bleeding.

However as time passed and with the vital veterinary care from Equipet Kirkcaldy, fully funded by the rescue the big guy came around. He slowly but surely started to walk without dragging his feet and became quite an active chap although distance was limited.

For his first 6 weeks in foster care, Buster had a pal, Rio, to follow around, but that was not to last as Rio died very unexpectedly, and Buster helped fill a big hole in our lives.

Due to his health issues, it was decided that Buster would not be re-homed, but would stay within the Rescue as a permanent foster dog.

The rescue continued to pay for his vet bills, and I won't tell you how many thousands that came to over the time he was with us. We continued to foster doggies and The Big Guy had several girl friends. Buster welcomed each one to his home and I am certain that having girly dogs around helped keep him active and alert.

He became reasonably active, walking short distances , he played ball, he loved going out in the car, and seemed to enjoy caravanning, each new place a wealth of smells and strangers to meet. He was a joy to be around. A new sister for him arrived in 2013, who also came as a foster doggy, but she stayed as well.

He followed her everywhere outside and even played with her on occasion.

We all know our doggies are special, but I feel especially blessed to have met and lived with Buster.
Time and age march on and Buster was not getting any better. He never would. The pain and discomfort were kept at bay with medication for a long time and he had a good enjoyable stay with us. But.........

The dreaded day came. He was over 10 now, and in great pain,so the Big Fella went to Rainbow Bridge and the pain is gone for him. Thank you Buster for all the fun. It was lovely to know you.

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Rainbow Bridge

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....


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