So unfortunately I’m reviewing The Rainbow Bridge again! I reviewed it last year for my Two Heads are Better than One square when I lost my Ernie. Now I’m doing a repeat for my Two Heads are Better than One square this year because I lost my Oscar.
It’s never easy to lose a dog (unless you’re a MONSTER). I feel like it’s even harder when you have to share your loss with two little girls who don’t know life without him. Oscar was my first dog, and he was literally the best dog in the world. I loved him so much and in return, he loved everyone.
He was around before my nieces were even born, and actually before my brother in law was even in the picture. He was basically our longest standing family member added into the family. He was the happiest little dog, and I know I gave him an amazing life. In return he gave me ten awesome years of love and fluff.
So the other day I sat down with the girls and we read The Rainbow Bridge. Last year when we read it after I lost Ernie, we added in a picture of him to help the book feel more special:
I had just finished actively crying for like twenty minutes in that picture, so please don’t judge 🙂 Last year Olivia (the one on the right with the pink sleeves) helped me read a little bit, and Nora (the one on the left with the starred jeans) just sat with us and listened.
This year was a little bit different. Of course it was absolutely awful to lose Osc, but he was fifteen, and I know that he had the best life a little dog could’ve wanted. He went for all the walks he could, he ate the best food and treats, and the belly rubs were neverending. So the girls and I (and the rest of my family) were a little more prepared when Oscar left us back in April. Anyway, when we sat down over the weekend to read the book again, the three of us took turns reading, which I really loved. We also added in a fun picture of Oscar:
I really hope that I can put this book on the shelf and not have to read it for another decade or so for all of our mental health!
It’s going to take me some more time to recover from my two losses this past year and a half (Ernie in April 2018, and Oscar in April 2019), and my heart needs some more time to heal before I can open it up to another furry little butt. I am currently renting out space in my life for part time pups by dog sitting though. It’s giving me just enough fluff to get by without the heartache.
So this is my cbr11bingo Two Heads Are Better Than One square. I’d recommend this book btw to anyone who has lost a pet. It’s obviously a kid’s book, but there’s a lot of hope in it, and it helps me every time I read it. Here are a few more pictures of my happy and furry little guy to close out my review…