Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:19 PM
Silly foster boy. We knew we didnít stand a chance. He made us official foster failures and Pneumo was our only boy.
We knew he was not a healthy boy upon adoption. His lung capacity was diminished, but his spirit made up for it three fold! His breathing was always labored, but it was never a chore to steal a sandwich of the counter. Stealth fighter, under the radar. Maybe it was the lack of fur that never gave him away.
Although he had his troubles, his day always started with a stretch and a wagging tail. Even to his final day, his tail wagged. I think we could all learn a lesson from Pneumo, when you feel like the world is on your chest and you canít breathe, wag your tail, try to stay positive, and somehow someone will leave a sandwich on the table and turn their back - or in other words: something good will come your way. He always made the best of what he had. For that I am so grateful. I had the ability to witness this lesson everyday.
To bid him farewell, there is a song - similar to the blessing - called the Irish Blessing Prayer by Bob Fabing I sang him the refrain on his final day a lot as we sat in the sun, then as he fell asleep and as we had a chance to say good bye.
ďMay the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always with you. May the sunshine warm you always. ĎTill we meet again.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:01 AM
You gave him some wonderful and special time, you have to think of all the great times, and how you gave him the best he could have had.
Thinking of you all with sadness!!!
Pam and Dino x
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with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:55 PM
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion". ....
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