This morning I received a text from a beloved friend and I called her immedietly
after reading her dog had died . Her tears were pronounced , and I let her talk
expressing deep grief over a dog she had inherited with her home in June.
This sweet girl had guarded 3 homes in the vicinity and my friend had an
awareness after traveling out of the area , that since her return home in the dark
dog had not been heard from. She found dog in her driveway , and desolved .
As we talked this widow allowed her unhealed grief from her soul mates premature
death , and loosing this dog tweaked that loss big time.
I told her about Tucker2’s death , less than 2 weeks after moving in my present
location. I did have 12 hours notice, but I was here alone , and could not pick
him up , had no money for a vet , and had to be patient for a friend to come
and take charge of euthanizing Tucker2.
Tucker2 had blood in his drool, could not walk, stand , see or hear, and I gathered
a blanket and made him comfortable, as I talked to him….
” you have been a very good boy; I could not have asked for a better protector .
and I know you are tired , and sick, and I Thank You and I surrender you,
that you may exit and thus released can transform into your next phase or life.
I checked on him in the morning and he was gone, only his shell remained.
I said the same thing to my youngest son Travis , upon hearing that his
beloved boxer Dakoda , had recurrent cancer, and had to be euthanized
the day after the birth of his 1st son was born and he was devestated .
I told him that Dakota had waited until Grayson had arrived and knowing
Travis had this child to love, Dakota was liberated to make his exit.
I discussed this with my Dad as he was exiting , as he asked what I would do
without him here ; how would I cope?? I reassured him that he was only
exiting his earth suit and he would always be with me spiritually in my
heart and memories always .
As my friend wept telling me about the worn spot where dog had laid ,
and how upsetting it would be to see that indention in the ground.
I suggested she create something special in that area , a small statue,
a plant , etc .
By then she was calmer , and effusive in her Thank Yous for my listening
; for being there.
Checking in later to make sure she was eating , getting her fluids etc.
I was pleased to hear that she had napped, her eyes were quite swollen
and she had begun planning her memorial for such a beloved community
guard dog .
In a post tonight I read someone’s comment that Debbie Reynold’s death
was being done, as personalities were not real…not family .
I plan to write more on that loss, and my opinion which has not been
Jobs are completed , and folks , animals are freed to go, to acend (rise)
which is a good thing . Unexpected exits give us pause , allows us to
experience vulnerability , allow that we face that possibility with beloved’s
as well as our own exits.
I did not arrive at this acceptance/surrender easily and still could be challenged
but after experiences that tried my soul on levels that demanded I accept
all cycles of life , combined with an inner faith, that Buddhism confirmed
and supported , I better understood the Divine cycles of life .
In a few days time , I shall observe my Dad’s birthday , and celebrate for
his many lessons of love and life, in a way that honors his best , accepts
he was imperfect , and above all that he loved me “different ” as I loved
him, in a unconditional manner that has occurred with my sons …. Before.
Once such love is shared , it is never ever forgotten and that love has no end.
I will hold them but not hold on to them always , dispite the impediments of
non physical and all that divides us..
Blessings & Peace & Much Love,