Merriweather and her sister Angel Heart (who was born blind), came into my life the month after I lost my husband of 27 years. Two dear friends, David Walling and William Wilkins, purchased her and Angel for me to help shelter me from the storms that were coming my way. From the day she came into my life, she was a very special "nana" dog, who guided and cared for her special little sister for almost 14 years. As I am a severe epileptic, she also had an uncanny ability of knowing, even before I did, that a seizure was imminent, and would do her best to prevent me from getting into a bath tub etc until the "concern" passed. She also alerted me to the fact that I was filling with cancer (colon, a recurrence of breast and throat) and loved children. |
She particularly loved my granddaughter Jessica, who was born one month after her and when Jessie was here, she would prefer to sleep with her then me. Jessica was Merriweather's girl
She became deaf in her final year and then, strangely, developed a form of breast cancer (I am in stage three breast cancer). With great sorrow and difficulty, I sent her home on January 29, 2012. Her sister and I are lost without her. I know that God greeted my sweet friend with open arms and a treat and that she now plays with my beloved Doug and waits for Angel Heart and me, just on the other side of the rainbow bridge.
I love you Merriweather Pike... you were the best friend I have ever known. See you soon dear friend.
WALKING WITH MERRIWEATHER
Because you will not be forever,
11/27/12: Hello my precious girl. I think of you every day... so many times throughout the day. I miss you so very much. Angel Heart, your little sister, is failing quickly, although despite being blind and crippled, she still gets a moment or two of puppy in her and tries prancing around the house. I think, she will be joining you soon... she will be 15 soon (as you would have been). I am not sure how I will get along without her and YOU. You have been my comfort, my joy... my nana dog... my companion. I love you sweet thing. Enjoy playing in those beautiful fields Merriweather. I will join you soon.
1/29/13: Hello my sweet little nana dog. One year ago today, you and I spent a special morning together. I built a fire in the chimnea and put a rug down on the patio. We sat by the fire and cuddles for hours. You had all kinds of treats and kisses. Then we took a walk around the complex in the sun. Chris came over to pick us up and we rolled down the windows and I held you so you could feel the breeze blow through your fur and smell the fresh air. We walked around the garden at the vets before we went in where we sat together and I gave you one more treat just before the dr came in and sent you on ahead of me. I held you tight sweet friend. I hope you felt me holding you and knew that I never left you alone... I never left you alone. I miss you my precious Merriweather... I miss your nuzzles, your paw on my face when I cried, your caring ways... I miss you. Be happy sweet baby girl. I will see you soon. I promise. I will see you soon.
10-24-13: Thinking of you a great deal today my sweet girl. Your sister Angel Heart is aging rapidly now. Many tell me I should send her to you now... I have not the courage. You are missed so much here on earth... and nothing takes away my sense of loss but we keep moving forward. Play and run free my sweet girl. I know you are free from the pain. I will see you soon.
12-1-13: Hello my sweet sweet baby. I had to make a very difficult decision this morning regarding your sister Angel Heart. She has been such a joy and a great companion; living far beyond what anyone expected her too. However, she no longer gets out of her bed to relieve herself, won't let me groom or clip her nails, and shake so very much that I realize, with a sad sad heart, that I must soon send her home to be with you. How I shall miss you both but I know she will be so happy with you again and that you will both be playing, running, barking... and waiting for me, just over the rainbow bridge. I love you baby girl. So very much.
1-29-14: So very hard to believe that it has been two years since I had to say good bye to you. I still feel your presence everywhere and I look for you every day when I come into the house. Our time together, 15 years, was far too short a time. I know you sweet little sister Angel is now with you and that brings me comfort knowing the two of you are playing together again... only now Angelheart is whole and can finally see her sister... I look forward to the day when I can hold you both in my arms again and we can walk and play ball and I can feel your soft fur beneath my hands and look into those gentle brown eyes. I will be back to visit again later sweet girl. Have to go to work now.
1-29-14 Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
I long for this day sweet sweet Merriweather... with you and Angel heart and your Daddy who is already there with you.