He is gone.

He is gone.

My furever best friend Sherman left for the Rainbow Bridge tonight. I got to sit in the room while he was leaving. I sat very very quietly and watched. When our hu-mom & dad finished crying & hugging him and stood up to go, I paid my own small gesture of respect. It must have thrown the humans off, they thought I was heading straight for the door. But I stood in a moment of silence looking down on Sherman's face, (he looked like he was peacefully sleeping) then slowly walked a full circle around him one last time, tracing out kind of a "sacred circle". Then I headed for the door. They were impressed. Sometimes they forget how sensitive and intuitive huskies are.

Yes, I know, it's very sad, but Sherman is really happy he can breathe again. He feels good.

Then they took me out for ice cream on the way home. I think Sherman would have liked that. He liked to celebrate everything with food.

Hu-mom & dad put a post on this thread, maybe you humans would like to read it:

(You may need to copy & paste it, cause I havent figured out how to put in a link here yet,
or go to www.petoftheday.com It's under Dog Memorial.)

Wistfully Wooing,


Holly said...

Star, and her humans,

Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Be there for your humans and let them hug you and kiss on you as they miss your sweet Sherman. Remember happily the times you had, and know that you will all be together again.

Sherman, Godspeed, and wear your silver harness with great pride.


Peanut said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

We did not have the chance to meet Sherman but The Brat Pack told us of your loss. We are so sorry that you are having to go through this. Sherman was lucky to have had you in his life and blessed that you considered his needs when you made the hard decision so he would not suffer anymore. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

The Brat Pack said...

Dear Star,

I know how hard this is for you and I'm sorry. I lost my best friend ever (Dakota) in March and I didn't want to do anything anymore. Hang in there, it gets better.

I'm sorry for Sherman, but I'm glad he's out of pain and maybe with Dakota for company.


Freda said...

Star and your humans,

Holly told us abouts your loss. We are soo sorry. Our nephew lost his dog, Jackie, several days ago. Maybe Sherman and Jackie are playin' togethers on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Remember the good times and know that Sherman is breathin' crisp, fresh with no pain.


Freda Ƨ

Tasha & Eva said...

Our hearts are with you at this time.

One of the greatest acts of love is to find the strength to ease the journey - to allow him to go with dignity, free of the pain, knowing he is loved and will always be in your hearts.

May there be fresh snowfall at the bridge for Sherman tonight and a star in the north shining brightly for all to see.

Tasha and Eva and their mom and dad

Hana said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear this. I saw Opy's post about Sherman and came to send positive vibes to you all, but I am too late. We are very sorry for your loss. Sherman is free of pain now and is frolicking happily at the rainbow bridge. May you always remember the good times you all had together.
~Hana the Dog

Luckie Girl said...

Dear Star + Family,
I just wanted to say I'm so sorry t hear about Sherman. :( Time will heal all pain but memories will never been forgotten.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

So sad for your loss - please take care of each other. Run free Sherman - we will all miss you.

Sad hugs,


Oscar Airedale said...

I never got to know Sherman, but he loks like he was a fab ulous boy. Run free at the bridge Sherman and be free from illness.

Oscar x

Lee :) said...

Dear Star and parents,
We are very saddened to hear that Sherman went over the bridge. We hope you can make it through this time through support of one another and Star.

Sherman, we hope you are in no more pain now and that you are looking down watching your loving family with a huge husky smile.

We agree with the well wishes from Tasha and Eva.

Shmoo said...

Run free sweet Sherman, run with all of the others that went before you, waiting across the Rainbow Bridge until they are reunited with their loved ones.

Fur-ever in our hearts


Turbo the Sibe said...


Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Star and humans,

May Sherman run free of pain wearing his Silver Harness with pride. He will always be with you as you will be with him. Always know that he loves you all very much. I hope that time will ease your hearts.

Prayers and woos...
Sitka and Tia

Shannon said...

Star and your humans,
I apologize for not getting a chance to know Sherman until now. And I'm sorry for your loss. Sherman passed peacefully surronded by those that made this life as wonderful for him as it was and where he is now, he can breath easy and play once again.
You are in my thoughts

Dakota said...

Star and humans,
So sorry for your loss. Sherman is with the rest of the fine Huskies waiting at the Bridge.

Soft Husky woos,

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh Star, we are so very sorry. Sherman's beautiful. He gets to meet mom's Cubby at the Rainbow Bridge and they are probably running and wooing.
We did not know him long, but we are honored that we did. We will be here to support you and visit with you.
Soft Woos.
MayaMarie, Missy and Mom.

Billy said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Just know that dear Sherman is now running free without pain over the Rainbow Bridge and is happy again. We will all be going that way and Sherman will be waiting for you when it is time. All our little friends who have gone ahead, Fu Fu Bear, Scubee and many other loved ones will make sure Sherman is well taken care of.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

BIG hugs and love from Billy Boo:)

Johann The Dog said...

We are sad to hear about Sherman. Sending you lots of love and licks....


PreciOus said...

Dear Sherman's hu-mum, dad and Star,

I am sorry for your loss. It must be hard on you to make the critical decision. Dear Sherman will be waiting over at the rainbow bridge with joy.


PerfectTosca said...

Dear Star and your loving human,
I didn't know you before but I just want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss of your beloved Sherman. My Woman is in tears right now because she knows how painful this is and her heart goes out to you and your person. So does mine.

Fly away peacefully Sherman. You were a beautiful fellow and now you can relax and have some fun again with all those who have stopped at the bridge before you.

Gaucho and Verdi said...

Star and humans
we so sad for your loss. We send yours all our love... in a big hug...
we know that Sherman it´s better where he is now.

Charlie said...

Star and family,
This is such a hard thing to go through. We're very sorry for your loss.
- Charlie

wally said...

I never met Sherman but I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful dog who made a great family even better.


Goofy said...

Dear Star and your hoomans..
We didn't know you before this but we are sad to hear your lost. Mom and I are sending our deepest condolence over to your family.

Take good care

Love licks

Balboa & Mommy said...

we are so sorry, we will send up a prayer for Sherman

Balboa and mommy

Marley said...

I am so sad :(
Enjoy running free, healthy and happy, Sherman.


Boomer and his mom Carol said...

Star and Family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss (I saw it on Opy's page). You will all be in our prayers during this difficult time.

Lorenza said...

Star and Family.
I didn't have the chance to meet Sherman, but I feel your loss. Hard decision but the best for him.
Keep the good memories in your heart!

Sasha said...

Star and human family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sherman will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you.
Sherman, Godspeed.
Licks and soft woos sent to you.

FleasGang said...

We're very sorry. :-(

The FleasGang

The Airechicks said...

We very sorry for your loss.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Dear Star, I'm very sorry to hear about this. Please take care

~ girl girl

Kapp pack said...

We're so sorry to hear the news. Find comfort that he is in pain no longer. Candles lit tonight for Sherman. Run bravely and swiftly, Sherman.


The Kapp Pack

Scrappy said...

Our condolences on your loss.

In sympathy

DustyDoodles said...

Star and Hoomans of Sherman,

DustyDoodles is very sorry that Sherman had to go North of the Bridge. Doodles is sure he is wearing his Silver Harness with pride and playing in the snow. Mournful Woo's for all of you. My hoomans say they are sorry for your loss as well.

Huskee Boy said...

Dear Star and family,
I am SO sorry to hear abt Sherman passing but at the same time, it's the best decision you have made to release him frm his pain and suffering. I hope that beautiful memories of Sherman will ease the pain... We are thinking of you.

Huskeeboy + Family

ToFFee said...

Dear Star and Hooman,

me and my pawrents are very sad for your loss. I know it's like losing a friend, brother and a family all in one.

Mommy is also crying now.. even though we got to see the blog for the 1st time.. we are all saddened by he news.

Dear Sherman,
Wherever you are.. please take our prayers with you and do remember us there in the rainbow bridge.. take care...


IndyPindy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. My grandma and grandpa lost a Brittany to lunch cancer a couple of years ago. It came on very suddenly. My mom loved her very much.

We know how hard it is and our hearts are with you.

Indy and family

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, I'm soooo very very sorry for your lost. I hope he's happier now up there in Rainbow Bridge. Free from his suffering too... Hugs to him!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Bella said...

Much love to Star & Hoomans and comfort for your grief over Shermans passing.

Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

We heard about your loss from the Brats and we are so sorry!

We will say a little fuzzy newfy prayer for him and for you, and lots of licks through the internet for Star who must be feeling very lonely.

Texas's Mum said...

Star,and her humans
We've never meet before
but we have a mutual friend
And my mum is sooo sad for
your loss but at least
Sherman is pain free.

Me and my humans send you all
lotsa love.

Love and Licks
Texas (and his humans)

elyse said...

Star, hu-mom and dad -- I am so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to tell you that you are on my mind and heart again today. Thinking of you ... Elyse


All of us at Beagledom are very sad for your loss. My dads lost thier two beloved Beagles Daisy Mae and Peanut this past winter before I came along. So Sherman will have lots of new friends to run free with and not be in pain anymore.


Frankie Doodles

Momo :) said...

Hello Star & family,

you don't know me but I saw this sad news on Billy Boo's blog. We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

A big hug
Momo & my mom & dad xoxo

MJ's doghouse said...

Star...i hope you and your humans feels better soon...my little pitbull heart hurts for you....happy trails sherman...happy trails..


We haven't met before but heard about Sherman from Opy. Rest easy, Sherman and run and play all you want on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. The wonderful memories of you will help Star and Hu-mom and dad through this very sad time.

e said...

OH dear
I'm sorry I did not know Sherman very well.
I'm sorry for the temporary lapse in time before all of us can be together with our dogs again.

Run free and happy, Sherman. We will see you at the Rainbow bridge.

Fei and Eve

Jake of Florida said...

What is it about dogs that make humans who don't even know them sob when they hear they have gone over the Rainbow Bridge?

We're Jake and Just Harry, two wire fox terriers who have lost several of our virtual terrier friends recently. Every time, we watch Mom get very sad at the news of their passing. And now she has tears in her eyes reading about your sweet Sherman.

We have Husky cousins in Missouri and posted their photo on our blog: two of them are also at the Rainbow Bridge now -- so Sherman will find many new friends waiting for him there.

All of our sympathy at your loss.

Jake and Just Harry, the Barkalot Boyz

Phred said...

Dear Star ~
Thanks for being wiff our Buddy Sherman as he boarded da Silver Klowd and headed off to The Bridge. So nice you remembered to perform the "Sacred Circle Walk".

Stay Strong to give extra Love to Hu-Mom and Hu-Dad ... they'll need it fur a while - till we see iffin we kan find a Fill-In to help ya.

Hey Sherman ~
**MISS Ya**, Big Guy!
Findlay won't seem the same wiffout your Fluffiness gracing the Park. Safe Trip, Shermie!!

May your new Angle Wings be Filled with the Fair Winds of God's Breath, sending you Soaring with the FurrAngels, FurrEver.

Play hard & Fly High, Dear Sherman.

/s/ With Love,
Cinder, Smokey, and Dad Phred

D said...

Came here from Meeshka's World. You have my condolences... our girl went to the Rainbow Bridge on 7/11. She looked like a lighter-colored Star.

My condolences.

Arwen said...

Star and humans,

I'm sorry for your loss. My Mom always loved looking at his sweet face, and the caption which seemed to express his personality--"hi, got treats?"

Godspeed to the Rainbow bridge beloved Sherman


Arwen and her mom, Michelle

chester.hi-flyer said...

hi star,

my thoughts are with you. although i do not know sherman personally, i'm sure he was a greatt and wooonderful dog and will be dearly missed by all those who loved him.

we'll all see sherman at the rainbow bridge someday...:)

HHHHarry said...

I've never met you or your beloved Sherman, but I saw a very sad bark by Holly and came to pay my respects.
My mum is so sad for you and your humans........remember the good times.

Hammer said...

Dear Star and your family

I only found out about Sherman today. My family and I are really sorry, and my mum cried reading your post. You are a beautiful, sensitive girl and we're not surprised at all about your circle to honour Sherman's life.

I haven't been blogging these last few weeks, but hope to keep in touch more very soon.

Love from Hammer

Windswept's Diamond Royale said...

Star & the humans,

I just told my hu-mom the news, we are both completely shocked and saddened. We are so very sorry for your loss, and hope you find peace soon knowing Sherman is no longer in pain.

-Royal & Margaret