Hi everyone. I apologise about not posting in a very long time. Unfortunately I had some bad news that I found it hard to write about.
My beloved pet Spooky got sick in November. She spent many weeks going to the vet, getting injections and being nursed but in December I had to make the painful decision that no pet-lover ever wants to make.
Spooky went to heaven on the 4th December. She was almost 2 years and 9 months old. To be honest I was heartbroken.
I came across this quote on Pinterest and if you’re an animal lover, you’ll understand.
In a way animals have purer souls than humans. They love unconditionally. Maybe they are more evolved than us, despite us thinking we are the evolved ones?
I wrote this short poem for Spooky. (I apologise it’s unfinished. Someday I’ll come back and finish it.)
The Milky Way looked down upon you
When your spirit left this world.
A hundred million stars sparkled for you,
Ecstatic that you were joining them
To light up the night.
Your gentleness and strength
I’ll always feel in my heart,
Like the warm glow of you
Sitting at my feet.
Some wonderful things happened around this time.
The night I made the awful decision, just before going to the vets, I could hear my deceased grandmother telling me that she would look after Spooky. It was comforting to hear those words at such a horrible time.
And after coming home from the vets that night, I was sitting on the chair, inconsolable. My mind was racked with guilt, wondering had I made the right decision. You see, Spooky was a very strong animal. She had an amazing spirit. She was at death’s door twice before and she always pulled through. She was so tiny and seemingly fragile, but her strength was astounding. I had hoped that with some veterinary care, TLC and good thoughts she would make it. But she only got better temporarily and it turned out she had lost sight in one of her eyes. She was in pain and it was unfair for me to hold onto her.
Anyway as if to tell me that she was OK, as I was sitting on the chair I felt a warm sensation on my feet as if something was there. I know people may brush this off as my imagination, but it felt real to me. I know it was her and that she is free from pain and in a happier place now.
So this post is a tribute to Spooky. I am honoured that you were a part of my life, even for a short time.
Rest in Peace, baby girl. ♡