Wednesday, March 7, 2012
GOODBYE FOR NOW MY SWEET GIRL
Last night we lost our beautiful girl, Penny. As you know she has not been the same since we lost our Duffy, ironically 3 months to the day yesterday. She had slowed down and the last few days did not drink or eat. It was a decision we struggled with but yesterday morning she tried but could not stand up. She looked at us with her velvety brown eyes as if to say "It's okay, I trust you and I am ready". We waited until the end of the day and there was a beautiful sunset. When we came home amazingly there were two bright stars in the sky. I like to think it was Penny going to Duffy.
It is finally a lovely sunny day here today. Even though she did not see it, we are having a cup of tea in the sun for her, she would have loved that.
When I think of her I will not see the tired girl but I will see my beautiful girl rolling in the spring grass and soaking up the sun.
The studio will not be the same without her. I don't know what I will do this spring without her looking at me from the rug, sharing my potato chips and Duffy crashing through the screen door he ripped so he could come in whenever he wanted.
I believe they are together now, he is no longer lonely and she is telling him the latest news. They are young and happy perhaps meeting all of our other furry family who have gone before them. I do not know what lies ahead for us. This is the first time in our married lives that we have not had a dog in the house. It is so lonely right now I cannot bear it, but I do not know when I will be ready for another, Penny and Duffy will be hard to top.
If I had 100 Wishes, most of them would be for the animals. One wish would be that their lives lasted longer and they stayed younger, 10 years is so short for us, it is not enough. We miss you sweetheart, I wish that our darling granddaugher could have known you better, longer. I wish you could have one more healthy summer, and selfishly I wish I had you both for just one more hug.