On Monday November 10,2003, I let my beloved poodle Joe go peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge. He was a wonderful, loving companion who loved me best. He had big brown eyes that always searched for me when he entered a room.

He was almost 17 years old and I was lucky enough to be in his life for 10 of them.

The last couple years have slowed him down. He hasn't been seeing well, hearing well, or walking well. Everyone has told me that I would know when it was time&&a couple days before Joe died, he was the one who told me. He was ready his joy in living was overtaken by the pain in his body and it was time to let him go.

Though my grief is unbearable, I know that he is now running pain free in the pastures above and I will see him again at the Rainbow Bridge someday.

I miss you and love you, Joe.

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