Today I am thankful for many reasons and many of them are you readers. You sent your hugs, your condolences, your thoughts and your encouragement to me last week when I was heartbroken and I thank you. You know how the day went – disbelief, crying, sobbing, wailing, kicking the floor in denial and the ugly cry continued through the day. By evening the quiet settled into my soul and I was just sad. The next day I went to the clinic to view her body. I kissed her goodbye and knew I was saying goodbye to someone who loved me dearly.
For those of you who do not know Susannah’s story, here it is briefly. She was born here on October 26, 2001, unexpectedly and outside in the 17 degree cold. She weighed about the same as a can of Diet Coke and was about that size. I brought her to the house and bottle fed her and raised her in the house for the next 18 months. She was paper trained and went outside with the dogs.
I am also thankful that she died at the clinic and not here after I brought her home. The vet performed the surgery and she passed away an hour into recovery with the vet performing CPR. I am thankful he was in attendance and I am thankful she is happy at the Rainbow Bridge. I will see her again one day.
Thank you, everybody, for getting me through this life-changing event. My “life without Susannah” begins today.