Yesterday (last week by the time you read this) I had to put my ‘heart dog’ down. Gigi. Our 13 year old German Shepherd whom we have had since she was two months old. To say we had a close relationship would be putting it mildly. We were best friends. We were connected. When I was ‘off’ she was. When she was ‘off’ I was. Even though I know it was the right thing to do in order to eliminate any suffering for her, to try to describe my sadness right now would be impossible. But I know that many of you reading this totally understand. It is profound to say the least.
This is the hardest part of having an animal in your life. Having to make the decision to help end their life and suffering. Yes, we can look at it as a beautiful thing that we can help do that, but what an incredible responsibility to have.
I talk to animals every day. And so often my clients, their humans, contact me near an end of life to get messages from them on what to do and when to do it. And the animals have told me time and time again that they don’t have the same attachment to death that we do. It’s more like a graduation for them. They’re just moving on physically to the next place, but are still with us. And as Abraham has said in their Law of Attraction workshops, our animals would leave this place every four or five years to get a fresh, frisky body if it were left up to them. They don’t because of their love for us. They don’t because they know how much we need them. And even though I know all this, it was still the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. Yes, I’ve made it for four other dogs and every single one of them was heart wrenching, but when it’s that ‘heart dog’ it feels utterly impossible. Thanks to the hubby and our incredible vet Dr. Derby, I was able to get through it holding her head and telling her how much I love her and what an amazing friend she has been.
I’m not really sure what the point of this post is. Other than to say how amazing these creatures are in our lives. How incredible that we get to share in their love. How selfless and undemanding they are. How much their unconditional love is worth. Today, if you haven’t done it already, hug your dog, cat, bird, horse, bearded dragon, or whatever other creature that is giving their selfless love to you right now. Tell them you love them and thank you.
Live and Learn with love.