“..You were only waiting for this moment to arise..”…

Serious Gerry scouting for birds.

Goof ball Gerry running to me once I convinced him there were no more birds.

These are priceless..just as he was.

..because the sound of his moaning and cough was more than I could bear on Sunday, I called the doctor and she was able to come at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday.  She, thankfully recommended I get him some pain medicine and I was able to stay home on Monday to get him a strong anti-inflammatory, and some pain killers from his vet..  I gave him the second 1/2 of the anti-inflammatory before we went to bed so he could hopefully sleep better.  Good choice.  It’s the first morning he hasn’t moaned himself awake.  He and I were able to talk and snuggle like usual, and I said my third version of ‘good bye”.  We were all blessed that he not only had a good morning, but that he he had a GREAT morning with an egg and bacon and lots of company, JUST like last night, from our neighbors.

Gerry Boy: Loved from 2011-2017

“…You were only waiting for this moment to arise.  Blackbird fly, blackbird fly, into the light of the dark black night…”




About danielle

I am a rescue mom and school teacher. Gerry came to me from Texas, after he "failed" as a hunting dog. He had NOT had an easy life. I was three years divorced, and we saved each other. Last week I learned he has osteosarcoma. Our world feels upside down...while everyone else is right side up.
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7 Responses to “..You were only waiting for this moment to arise..”…

  1. dobemom says:

    I’m so very sorry the world has lost the beautiful, earthly body of Gerry…..but he lives on, his spirit lives on, and we will never forget him. Bless you for putting him first, like always, and releasing him earlier than you had planned. I know that wasn’t easy, but you did it for him. I picture Nitro welcoming him at The Bridge; in life, Nitro didn’t like other dogs (besides his brother Kodi), but I imagine a softer, gentler side of Nitro at The Bridge. Our boys are together, happy, healthy and whole. I wish you peace in the coming days…it won’t be easy, I won’t lie. I still cry for Nitro almost every day….he is my heart dog. I’m here for you, when you need it.

    Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

    • danielle says:

      Gerry and Nitro will be two peas in a pod. Gerry would cry and whine on our rail trail walks whenever he saw another dog coming. I would holler out that he was friendly, but just thought he might know EVERY other dog around. THEN, when he could get close to the dogs, he’d freeze up and seem stiff. I think he was never allowed to be social as a pup in TX and it was “all business”. I, too am hoping he will be more at ease and PLAY! I appreciate all of the love you have sent us both this year. It mattered…..truly mattered.

  2. benny55 says:

    Breaks my heart. So very, very sorry Danielle.
    I wrote on here last night, vut I’m having computer issues and having trouble getting my post to be saved.
    I’m going to come back later and try again. Just because this ine might go through, doesn’t mean the next one I write will. And I really, really, really want to offer my love and support, all the while knowing there is nothing we can do to make things easier right now. We all loved Gerry so much, sweet, sweet Gerry

    • danielle says:

      Thank you for each and every encouraging, thought-filled comment you’ve made on Gerry’s page. This site, and all of the Tripawd pack are a blessing to me. Know, that I could feel your love, and Gerry also benefited from it too. He’s running with the pack, and hopefully having a helluva time! I feel him looking down at me today. This being said, I keep expecting him to walk into the room……

  3. megstamum says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet Gerry. Your love for him and your devotion to his wellbeing shine from every post. He looks so gentle and secure in your love. What a priceless gift after his difficult start. And I LOVE the pic of him running too. It makes me smile even as my heart aches for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts.
    Sending love,
    Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

  4. benny55 says:

    Knowing this was coming and now hearing it has happened, doesn’t lessen the tears one bit… ..not one bit. There is comfort in knowing Jerry headed to the bridge at exactly the right time though.

    I’m so glad you and Jerry were still making good memories yesterday and that he was happy! Such a gift! A gift he gave to you to say “Thank you, thank you for everything Mom! I had the best time with you!”

    That picture of Jerry running to you, I absolutely love that! Hold on to that visual because that is how good and happy and free he felt as he headed to the bridge! He gave you a preview of the joy he would feel running vree!

    I, like everyone here, fell in love with Jerry from day one. It’s as though I’ve known him all my life. He’s my friend. He’s comfortable and comforting to be with. He’s an old soul, A very wise old soul. He’s gentle. He’s everybody’s pal, everybody’s buddy. and he likes bird-watching and so do I!

    Without question, you two are one heart, Kindred Spirits. You really are!

    How I wish you were not having to deal with the devastating 3 of not having his physical presence with you. This is a rough, rough time and will continue for while. The mornings, tonight, the in between, all her. The void, the silence, to break in the routine, the gutwrenching sorrow, it all sucks. We understand it and I know that we can do nothing to make it better for you.

    At some point, you will find comfort in knowing you gave Jerry the gift of release that he embraced and welcomed. He had you by his side, he had bacon and eggs, he was home, and he was surrounded by your love. Yeah, Gerry was proud of how he orchestrated his transition in his terms.

    We love Jerry too. His life matters and will continue to inspire others facing this journey. He handled everything with such a Grace and serenity. He just enjoyed being Gerry and being with you.

    Smiles will eventually break through the heavy veil of sadness. We appreciate you sharing these wonderful pictures viewing jerry all these months. They made a smile then and I will make a smile again. I think I’ve mentioned before 1 of my favorite 1 is the way he was listening so intense and you ready him. That was so cute! And I really think he enjoyed posing with you for the selfies with you two sharing a lovely moment together. Gerry looks very proud as you two had a one heart moment in that special great picture.

    Yes, we will all smile as we reflect on how very, very loved Gerry felt because you were his Mom and he was your boy 🙂 And, if it’s okay with you and Gerry, I would be so honored to be his Auntie

    Surrounding you with Gerry’s grace and eternal bright light of love that can never be dimmed…..

    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

  5. jerry says:

    Danielle I am so sorry I just caught up on things with you and sweet Gerry. My heart broke as soon as I saw your blog headline.

    As difficult as the decision was, you absolutely did right by him. You honored his need for dignity. He did not suffer or feel more pain, he knew he was loved every second of his existence with you. There is no greater gift than allowing him to transition on to his next role in the universe, than surrounding him with such great care and pure, unending love.

    Our condolences are being sent to you across the miles, we are so truly sorry. If there is anything at all that we can to do help your heart heal from such a great loss, please don’t hesitate to ask OK? You have our number and we are never more than a phone call or email away. Know that we are keeping you in our hearts.

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