7.11.2016

July 10, 2016 (in retrospect)

White Dog and the entire White Dog Army sensed the change in Puff. She was calmer, more relaxed, less in need of pain management. It was as if Puff had realized that letting go was not surrendering or giving up the battle. It was the converse, that SHE was deciding that her tired, cancer wracked body no longer served her needs and SHE was moving beyond the realm of the c monster's reach.

In that peace, we spent the day all together. Steve made sure Puff was carried outside into the sunlight and sat listening to birds several times across the day. Nilla, Sachi, Benson, Stormer and especially Zsofia gently kept her company. YoYoMa who always had a special relationship with our feisty girl napped with his head on her bed.

We knew at bedtime that Puff would not wake with the rest of us. It was an emotional battle of holding her tight and refusing to go to sleep in hopes of delaying or of embracing Puff's decision that it was time. We all gave extra deep kisses and settled Puff the Magical, Still Another White Dog of the White Dog Army for her journey.

It was time although it is never easy to say "until we meet again." As in life, our Puff did it her way. Love is forever.

11 comments:

Nanük said...

Boldly go Puff. Till we meet an play together,

Nuk an Family

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sue and Steve...no it is just never easy to say goodbye, even if only for a little while. Your girl is at peace. Try and share that peace with her knowing you let HER be the one to decide. My heartfelt sympathy to you and the WDA.

Hugs

24 Paws of Love said...

Run free, brave soul.

Brian said...

Run free dear Puff. You will always be loved and forever remembered.

Brian said...

Run free dear Puff. You will always be loved and forever remembered.

Random Felines said...

We are so very very sorry. You gave Puff such a wonderful life with the WDA. She was well loved.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for giving Puff the Magical such a wonderful and amazing life there with you. And for loving her so well, and for sharing her with all of us. Love and gentle purrs and prayers to you all.

Fly free, dear Puff. We will love and remember you forever.

How Sam Sees It said...

I'm so sorry. You give these pups such a great home.

Monty, Harlow and Ramble

tweedles said...

Her way was best. We are so sorry
love
tweedles

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, I am so very sorry and sad to hear this news...you have been such amazing parents to so many...oh sweet Puff...run in those forever beautiful hills with all our loved ones who have gone before you to meet you and romp and player forever. <3

Painter Pack said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Run free sweet one...