Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Good-Bye to Taylor
However, this morning, Taylor still had no appetite, and was unable to stand or hold her head up for any length of time. I felt that the kind thing to do would be to say our good-byes, and let her go. I put Taylor into the car to take with me to work for a couple of hours until our appointment late morning. Taylor seemed comfortable enough and we drove the nearly 1 hour commute in silence. Several times I reached back to hold Taylor's paw and talk to her. As I was nearing my office, I pulled out a CD of what a good friend of mine calls "angel music" and the hymn "How Great Thou Art" played. Before it ended, Taylor had left this life for the next.
Even though we didn't have Taylor for very long, I am of course very saddened by the loss of this kind, gentle soul that loved ice and having her back and stomach scratched. I will miss her enthusiasm at mealtime, her always offering me her paw to hold, and her quiet comforting nature.
I don't know much about Taylor's life before she came to us. But from a family member who contacted me throughout the summer, I have no doubt that Taylor was a much loved companion of her former owner, 'Freda' who passed away in June.
Taylor will not wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge. I am finding comfort in knowing that she will be met by 'Freda' and they will cross the Rainbow bridge together.
God-speed Tator, until we meet again....thank-you for being a part of our lives these past four months, you will be missed and not forgotten....