December 18, 2010

White Dog and the rest of the white ones sat with Steve and I in the office. We were gathered to send letting go energy to Arvo, our Bearded Dragon, who was resting still as death in Steve's hands. Nearly overnight, Arvo had grown pale and dessicated looking. It is clear he is dying. In fact, we are surprised at his tenacity to survive, given his physical deterioration. He is ten years old, and we have owned enough exotics to know that his liver is shutting down, and that he has reached the end of his natural life span. Throughout the day each of the pups has gone to stare into his cage. silently, and then just as silently walked away respectfully. We have kept him warm and as comfortable as we can. Steve removed the live crickets that are normally his food so that Arvo has the dignity of not having insects crawling over him in his last moments. It is hard not feeling like a vulture as we wait for the end but we feel that his passing unnoticed is no better. So we send gentle thoughts of comfort and release as we remind Arvo...and ourselves...that there is a place waiting just for him on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.


Teddy Bear said...

We are so sad to hear about Arvo. We are sending lots of hugs and love during this time.

Teddy Bear

Daisy said...

I am so sorry about Arvo.

Arvo, I hope your passing is gentle. I am glad you are surrounded by those who love you.

The Thundering Herd said...

We are so sorry to hear about Arvo. You will all be in our thoughts today and we will light a candle to guide Arvo.

Mack said...

We shall see you again Arvo, in a much better place.
Sad Sugars,

Brian said...

My sisters and I wish you a peaceful journey sweet Arvo, we will see you again someday. Purrs and hugs.

Sagira said...

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. RIP Arvo. :(

Kari in WeHo said...

May you go in peace Arvo


Sam said...

We are sorry - Mom owned reptiles and rodents in her childhood. You get as attached to them as any other pet. We are sending hugs your way.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh no, we are so very saddened to read this. It must be so very hard for you to have to watch this. Mom remembers watching her little canaries go through their final hours. We hope that Arvo passes quickly and as gently as possible.

Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pepsi Bum said...

I'm very sorry to hear about Arvo's passing away, White Dog Army.

Sending lots of hugs and kisses along your way!

R.I.P Arvo!

Gentle Woofs,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sorry to read this news -

We are thinking about all of you AND Arvo -

Khyra and Phyll