Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Recent News

My little dog Cinnamin died yesterday. She had been doing so well, and then one day she somehow poked her eye - probably on some stiff field grass - and had to have eye surgery for a corneal abrasion. It was just too much for her to handle... the underlying issues of cancer, kidney disease, and arthritis.... the pain of the surgery, not being able to see while her eye was healing, the stress of the surgery itself, the anesthesia, and the nausea caused by the antibiotics.

She hung around for almost a week, saying her goodby, and then she was gone...

I cannot believe that the sun had the gall to come up this morning, that the leaves and the grasses sparkle in the afternoon light, that birds still sing, or that life will march relentlessly on... and yet it is so.

If I were not surrounded by friends and family who love me and are taking care of me, I might not have the courage to be here now today. So, be kind... be kind to everyone you meet, we all suffer... we all lose those we love... if not sooner - than later... we are all fighting a great fight. The little kindesses make all the difference. And it's good to have friends, even in hell!

Here is a picture of her little sweet self... and an awesome poem to go with it.

cinnamin 4x

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the
wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to free the
breath from its restless tides, that it may rise

and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence

shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountaintop,

then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs,

then shall you truly dance.

~Kahlil Gibran
From The Prophet on Death

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Anonymous said...

I weep with you today. Loss is so hard, the parting is difficult. Neither fairness nor calm reside in a place where such great love can be split by death. To Cinnamin!

Anon in NC

Bob Johnson said...

So sad, good thing you have friends and family that understand, the loss for a close friend is so hard, I'll be praying for you.

badthing said...

Oh Shirley I know what it's like to have a hole in your heart when you lose the earthly presence of a being that you so dearly love. I also know that you and Cinnamon's connection is an eternal one.

Posh Totty said...

I am so sorry and thinking of you at such a difficult time Xxx

Liara Covert said...

The spirit lives on in unseen forms. You can evolve to reconnect in yoru own way. Nothing you love is ever lost or forgotten.

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