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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring to you

Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful words. What a blessing to have you in my life.

I know you all know how I felt about my Willow but I didn't know how  attached Odin (Shelley's dog) had gotten to her until last night. He was just pacing. Going to the door, looking and coming back to me. He wouldn't settle down until I got out her collar, adjusted it to fit him and put it on him.

He curled up on the chair and went to sleep. I guess he needed to smell her close to him.

We just sorta held each other this morning, as he sat up on my lap staring into my eyes. "It's gonna be okay", I told he and I.

We took her meds, leashes, toys, collars, bandanas and assorted things back to the clinic to a young woman whose aunt is the head of the St. Bernard rescue here. They are caring for a litter of 10 Saint puppies who are only 5 weeks old and already are suffering from seizures from Attison's disease, an adrenaline disorder. They can use all of Fat Elvis' meds for the puppies. It's that "all things come together" kinda thing. We had a need, it was met with love, they have a need, we gave what we had. The universe once again put us all where we needed to be at the right time for the right reason.

I would feel more blessed but the sorrow is kinda getting in the way at the moment. I know I made the right and only decision that was appropriate for Willow and us but the emptiness will take time to fill in. You know it, I know it, the universe will provide the filling in stuff......in time.

It's snowing here this morning, she's chasing all the snowflakes on the other side, I can only cry.


  1. Take your time to mourn. Many don't understand that a fur baby...even a feathered friend...becomes a part of the family. I don't know if you know about the following website, but I have found it so supportive and helpful to one suffering such a loss.


  2. My friend, you did the right thing, never doubt yourself. My little Madge, mixed Basset and wall jumper, also had Attison's. She passed away during a particular hot summer. We were having the rock walls re cemented and had to put her in the doggie pen with our Aussie, Merle. I had been wetting her down and making sure she stayed cool, but when I returned from exercise class that evening, she was on the grass and had passed away right then and there...was very sad. It's a horrid disease for these animals....they suffer so.

    Just hang in there and again, my heart and prayers are with you.

    Love ya,

  3. How sweet and how sad at the same time that Odin is mourning the loss with you. Our pets do become attached to each other as well as to us.

  4. Thank the Gods Odin is with you, evn mourning. He'll be a sweet comapnion while you get back to tracks, and you'll surely feel her soul with him along the way.
    Take good care, sweetie.

    Kisses from us.


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