February 4, 2016

White Dog was annoyed that the package was still next to the chair, blocking the view from her fortress behind the seats. The package arrived yesterday but in the passing of the day, it was forgotten there.

Puff had a restless night and fussed even during a special late night TV session especially meant to prepare her for a night's sleep. I had vivid dreams of Ferguson stirring on his mat in the bathroom only to find Sachi sleeping there in the warm room when I got out of bed to check. Steve was feeling overwhelmed.

Puff was senior wobbly and Sachi very uncharacteristically subdued. We all have these kinds of mornings or afternoons that seem grey instead of bright. Noticing it anew, I picked up the box and cut the packing tape, not really even looking at the return address. 

My day was changed in the time it took to lift this beautiful blanket and see the special tribute to Ferguson, our Lover of Life.  The WDA crowded around to sniff and see. I called Steve to join us.

There was a special note from Lynne explaining that "this blanket was made with love and prayers in memory of Ferguson Amat Vitam. Additional prayers were lifted by the Fur Angel Blessing Blanketeers. Our hearts go out to Ferguson's family, and we pray that the pain of his loss will soon ease. thank you for taking care of and loving the seniors." 

I do not know Lynne Grubb or the amazing Fur Angel Blessing Blanketeers but I want them to know how their generous act of kindness filled my soul to overflowing (yes, I cried). That someone(s) were so understanding and loving as to send this beautiful memory blanket reminded me of all the things great about humanity...especially those who love dogs...and even more senior dogs. 

This message could not have come at a better time and will be cherished forever. Thank you from The White Dog Army, Steve, and myself. May the Universe shower you in blessings for your thoughtfulness to our grieving family.

1 comment:

meowmeowmans said...

Oh my gosh. What a beautiful act of compassion by Lynne Grubb. Blessings, love and peace to you all as you remember your sweet Ferguson.