We were fortunate to be Sally's life after the unknown which, was only 3 years and she so flourished in that time. |
We rescue with ESRA - English Springer Rescue America - we know she's cared for by those above now and no longer in pain.
She joined the rainbow bridge today, a beautiful day, in the shade of a beautiful tree on soothing green grass with her most favorite person.....her papa (my husband).
She taught us so much.
Such a sweet little girl.
This was our first experience with a rescue that was fearful of me (a women) and I never crossed that boundary where/when I could see in her eyes and body language that she was getting uncomfortable. Never.
It took about one year of patience and sitting quietly near her until she knew she was safe with me and even go for a short walk in the yard.
Oh my gosh it was hard for me to take a step back for so long but this was her journey to love, not mine.
Also, Early on we realized her eye sight was going and her hearing was not good. During these last 6 months she became completely blind and deaf and from day one she was fed by hand.
My husband really stepped up to allow her to blossom, to feel safe, not fearful and know love & protection. It was beautiful to witness.
We would like to share the below poem from our family to yours.
"There is a cycle of love and death
that shapes the lives of those who
choose to travel in the company
of animals. It is a cycle unlike
any other. To those who have never
lived through its turnings and walked
its rocky path, our willingness
to give our hearts with full
knowledge that they will be broken
seems incomprehensible. Only we
know how small a price we pay
for what we receive; our grief,
no matter how powerful it may
be, is an insufficient measure of
the joy we have been given."