"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Goodbye, My Sweet Indy
My dear Indy lost his heroic battle with lymphoma yesterday. He died peacefully in my arms at home. He let me know it was time. I made the difficult decision to put him down that evening, and then went outside and prayed. Sobbing, I asked God to please take him now because after losing Bridget too, I just didn't think I had the strength to do it, even though I knew it was the right thing to do. I came back inside and laid down with him, held him close and kissed him as my tears fell into his soft warm fur. Just like so many times before when he's been there for me through different events in my life. Except this time, my tears were for him. God answered my prayer. Indy looked at me and I told him that it was OK to fly to heaven with his angels, not to be afraid (he could be a chicken at times) and that I would be OK ~ he was my protector. John couldn't even kiss me without a big woof from Indy. Within fifteen minutes or so, I felt his breathing change and felt the strong, beautiful heart of a champion slow down. His ears that had twitched with every teardrop that fell on them, suddenly stopped and I knew he was gone. I held him for what felt like forever. I put him on a soft cotton baby blue blanket and covered him with a little blanket with hearts. He still had his little plush Christmas toy in his paws that he would not share with the other Corgis. I lit a candle next to him and waited for Mary Elizabeth to come over so she could say goodbye to him too. Indy always answered to 'Sweetie.' And a sweetie he was. My heart is broken and I can hardly breathe. Dear God, please take care of my boy until we meet again. Find Bridget, Indy, she won't be too far ahead. Run free little man. Run free. ♥ CS
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The Christmas Corgi Employee Of The Month
Employee Of The Month
The kisser of all kissers, ambassador of Corgi cuteness, love bug and snuggler extraordinaire; all of these things describe Harley. Reinwood Harley Heritage Softail, works on becoming a champion by day, works on destuffing toys by night. He is completely shameless, however, upon meeting new friends. In his mind everyone he meets presents an opportunity to spread the Corgi love. He will flirt for popcorn, pizza crust or a little sip of that blue slushie you have there. He has his flirting technique down pat really. A paw on your leg, a quick batting of his eyelashes, a soulful stare. You don't even realize you have been shmoozed out of your treats. It comes in handy for me though. He keeps guests occupied while I try to create new Christmas Corgi treasures. For his tireless efforts, I am happy to announce that Harley has been awarded Employee of the Month.