Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Blessed Beyond Measure: Farewell, My Good and Faithful Friend...: Cady Jo (1999-2011) Her leaving my life came suddenly. Fine one morning and terribly not herself the next. Running around like the hyper dog...
Cady Jo (1999-2011)
Her leaving my life came suddenly. Fine one morning and terribly not herself the next. Running around like the hyper dog she was one day, and not running at all the next. Such huge changes in such a short span of time. Leaving her in good hands, but knowing there was only maybe a 50/50 chance of her making it. In the end, there would have needed to have been a decision to put her down because of all the tumors they found in her belly, but God knew I would have struggled to make that decision and made it easier on me by just having her stop breathing.
There was no way to know - no indications - that she would be with me one day and gone the next.
I miss her....terribly.
(The guy in green is my former boss and good friend, Scott Borg - His wife, Marcia, took the pics. She is one of my closest friends!)
What do you say about a faithful companion, a wonderful pet who offered unconditional love, who loved to have her belly rubbed, her chin scratched, and would let you know when she wasn't done with you loving on her? She was like a kid to me and her passing has been hard at times to deal with. I haven't yet gone through any of her things and am waiting for a day when I feel strong to do that. She was my dog, my pet, and also, my companion.
I know, because of my experiences with her, I will get another dog one day. But there will never be another Cady. She is/was one of a kind. And isn't that really how God sees us, too? As genuine, one-of-a-kind creations that He loves unconditionally? I'm grateful to Him for giving her to me and allowing me to be her "mama" for 12 years. I have, indeed, been blessed beyond measure to have had her in my life.
Well done, good and faithful dog....well done!