My four-legged angel Sheero Written by: Gail Villanueva

I was really heartbroken when Sheero passed away. That was the first time I was ever really close to a particular pet — we had a lot of dogs, but no one was really very close to me until Sheero. She was smart, and gave me “presents” of small animals she caught during my birthday and other days “just because.” How she knew when my birthday was, I never found out. But that’s how she was — she was really special.

I lost Sheero too soon. I thought she would recover, but that fateful day when the vet called to say she was gone, I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it.

It took me a while to get over Sheero, and it was particularly hard as not all my friends understood my pain. To some, she was just a dog. But to me, she was more than that: Sheero was family.

I eventually got help but searching online for websites that helped me deal with my grief better. Thankfully, I found a few. But none based in the Philippines, just a thread or two in forums. Still, it was nice to be able to interact with others who’ve been the same situation that I was.

Sheero’s sons, Harry and Choknat, (also my favorite) stayed with us for years till they too joined their mom Sheero on Rainbow Bridge. I can’t say I’m totally over the loss of them, but live goes on. I sometimes wish Sheero was still with us, but I know she’s in a better place now. Knowing that she’s probably running around happy on Rainbow Bridge is good enough for me.

We’ll see each other again, Sheero. Not yet, but we will :)

About the Author Gail Villanueva

Gail is the author and site admin of Pets on Rainbow Bridge. She is a web designer by profession, but on the side, she's a blogger and a personal dog-walker of four Shih Tzus and two Aspins. The family's green turtle occasionally demands for her attention. Having grown up in an artistic and pet-loving family, Gail's advocacy is to encourage responsible pet ownership and animal welfare through online means.

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