February 20th 2010 1:06 am
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I want you to know how much your caring and love have helped us to get through these past weeks. Taylor is an angel now, her journey to the Bridge was peaceful. I hope it's okay that I share some of it here in her diary.
I had called ahead of time to the vet's office and we had the last appointment of the day, which I am happy for because we had the office to ourselves. We brought with us Taylor's favorite blanket, a dark blue one with paw prints on it, that had lined her bed. I felt that it might comfort her having it, since it smelled like home and her brother Tigger, who also used to share the bed with her.
When Taylor's daddy Mike and I went into the examination room with her, the vet tech had already placed some pretty blankets on the table. I put Taylor's blanket on top so she could lie on it.
I held my girl the entire process, her daddy was by my side. As I stroked her fur and told her that I loved her, her vet, Dr. Ginny, said that her heart was slowing. I told her to look for the light and for her brother Buddy who had passed before her. In a short few moments, she left her body behind.
Taylor's vet tech took her to the back and wrapped her in the blue blanket, as I had requested. She took care with my girl, and wrapped her like a baby. That meant a lot to me.
Mike and I drove home and laid Taylor to rest. He helped me chose the spot. It's the only spot in the front yard where there is grass and the rays of the sun shine down upon it. I think Taylor will like that spot since she always loved to lay in a sunny window sill. It's also the perfect spot to plant flowers and have a memorial place.
Now, I am asking for purrs for Tigger. He is having a reaction to Taylor being gone. He will not lie in the bed they shared, though it was one of his favorite places before. He goes up to the bed, sniffs at it and leaves. It's like he's looking for his sister.
As I've mentioned in the past, he's my velcro kitty. Well now he's stuck to me like super glue. Don't get me wrong, I love having him near, it's a comfort to both of us, but he's obviously in some kind of emotional pain. I truly believe our beloved companion animals feel the loss. It makes me doubly sad for him and for us.
All our love,
Gina and Taylor
*sniffle* It's so wonderpurr that Taylor had you fur a Mommy and had so many loved ones in her life. You gave her the ultimate gift of love and let her go when it was her time. She will watch ofur you furrever and send you shooting stars if you look fur them!
Her poor brofur is grieving, just like you...maybe worse, who is to say? He will look fur her for some time, then get used to not seeing his beloved sisfur and life will go on fur him, as well as fur you. Just know that you gave Taylor the BEST of the BEST and she is furrever grateful and she still loves you furry much. Look to the sky and see her glowing eyes watching you from the Rainbow Bridge! Much love and purrs to you and your furrmily
What a lovely girl Taylor is! I am getting to know her. We are sending special healing Angel dust down to her grieving family.
Gina and Mike, Taylor was so lucky to have you both and you so lucky to have her. I'm glad her journey was peaceful and that she has a beautiful resting spot so near you.
Big hugs, as I know exactly how you feel.
Sweet Angel Taylor, what a wonderful love-filled life you had on earth and we are grateful that your journey here was a peaceful one. That love lives on forever. Take my paw and we will fly down to your earthly home together to sprinkle some healing angel dust on Tigger and your family to ease their sadness.
We will purr that Tigger is comforted while you watch over your family.
I'm glad your journey was peaceful, Taylor. It took me awhile before I would sleep where Calvin slept, but now I sleep in his bed every day. I hope Tigger gets through his grief quickly.
My sweet sensitive Andy, also a velcro, turned into a different cat when I passed. He was overwhelming at times, and he paced and yeowled..and he didn't even sleep with Mommy for a while. He took it hard....but he got through it. Tigger will too. I'll purr for him...
These are tough times of adjustment for all of you. We purr that in time the pain of Taylor's crossing the bridge will lessen and life will take on a better light.
Concatulations on being chosen a DDP
prrrt 'n meow,
& just call me...
Sweet Taylor, sending all our love to your family. My sister Lucy had a hard time when I went to the bridge, too. I know she still thinks of me and knows how much I love her.