"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. "
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."
My heart is broken. Miss Minga crossed the Rainbow Bridge last night. She took a nap this evening and when she woke up she began staggering and falling over. Her head was turned almost backwards and shaking, I knew it was time. She was a little better when we got her to the vet, but even the vet agreed that the compassionate thing to do was to let her go. We might be able to medicate her but that would only keep her alive for maybe a few months. So I held her close and said good bye. Now I am feeling like I should not have let her go. In four months she would have been 23. She was my best friend, the love of my life. I cannot live without her. My tears will not stop.
When I got up this morning I kept waiting for her to run to my feet. That was our morning ritual for oh so long. She'd come to greet me from whichever bed she had chosen to sleep in the night before. Then, when I came to the computer to do my blogs, she come right with me and sit at my feet, very, very quietly. Then, when I was done she automatically ran to the kitchen for her breakfast. This morning she wasn't there. Please, let this be a nightmare.
She loved my feet.
As most of you know we have been without electricity for almost two days. It finally got back on a 4 am. It was so brutally cold in the house and I can't help thinking that that had something to do with her death. She was fine until the heat went out and then her behavior began to change. I love you little girl. I will keep you forever in my heart.
I will be taking some time now for mourning. I will be back. Thanks all for being there for me.