October 10th 2012 10:20 pm
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Yes...five years ago, my sweet Tigs...I was sitting here on the bed holding you, watching the clock, knowing it was less than 24 hours left with you in my arms. The Beast cancer was too much for even your strong Westie spirit and you were tired and in pain. I didn't want to let you go, but it wasn't fair to you to keep you here for me.
If letting a beloved furbaby go can be beautiful, then your farewell would qualify. Daddy came home early to be with you...I didn't find out until later that he took you out into the backyard and visited all of your favorite spots.
Auntie Brenda had planned to come down for the evening for a last visit, never imagining it would be "the night". She had the idea of keeping some of your fur...I was so thankful for that, especially during those first weeks when it still smelled like you. Some would think that strange, but I know my true Westie friends understand.
We all took turns holding you while Celtic music played softly, and we told "Tigger Tales" and believe me, there were plenty! You went at life full-tilt...I often wonder if you knew you wouldn't be here as long and got all out of every second that you could.
The vet finally arrived and gave us some time to prepare ourselves...like you can ever be ready. When it was time, I was holding you and Daddy held us both. I knew just when you were gone and wanted you back, but knew it would mean you'd be suffering and I couldn't do that.
I know you had a paw in sending Darby & Caleigh to us. Darby kept us AND Pooh hopping and then Caleigh...well, she's so much like you sometimes it's a little spooky.
Pooh's there with you now, along with way too many LWDs...I hope you get to see Marcia and Grandpa now and then, too. I know you and Pooh visit from time to time...make yourself a little more "known" sometimes, ok?
Just know that we will never forget you...we miss you every day...and we will see you again.
Love and kisses,
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That is a beautiful tribute.
Mom used a lot of kleenex to read it all.
God Bless you all.
Jade & Jan