Princess of Magic

I have come to believe that our pets have their own form of magic. It’s a magic so total, so complete, and so seemingly ordinary that it explains everything.

Life is simple to a pet. There are sunbeams, there are pigs ears, there are balls to chase, and there is a human. A human they do not see as a frail and imperfect being – no, for them, their human is the best and most goodness filled thing in the world.

And so we try and live up to that. We live in the moment with them. We watch sunbeams, we throw balls and we rub ears and bellies. We call them by silly names and laugh.

That’s magic.

It is Missy’s time. Tonight at 4 I will take her to the vet and say goodbye. My voice, telling her that she was good and true and loved will be the last thing she hears. I will walk with her to the very end. And it will break me, like it has every time.

She didn’t need fourscore and 10 to be perfect. She came perfect. And like all magic things in this dull and sorry world of ours, she could never stay for long. She stayed for as long as she could. It is time to let her go. We must be mindful of magic, we must not keep it past its time.

And when I bring her no longer needed collar and lead home, when I wash out her food bowl and put it away, I will think that if I am very good, if I try very hard, when my much longer life ends, then I will have picked up a bit of her magic.

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8 Responses to Princess of Magic

  1. Judy says:

    My hearts is breaking for you. The most courageous act live is the final goodbye. I live that you just loved her silly quirks and all. I know there will be a big hole in your home. Thanks you for adopting her. If you need to talk or if there is anything I can do please let me know.

  2. a says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss – I”m glad you can be with her to the end.

  3. Amanda mcneill Sandberg says:

    Sending hugs. She was good and was loved and you are an amazing friend/mom/caregiver for being with her to the end. Be strong. Sorry you have to say goodbye

  4. You have had a rough go of it lately. I’m sorry.

  5. Chris says:

    I am so very sorry. This is just too much loss too close together. I’m teary just reading. But, you’re right- they are magic.

  6. Julie says:

    Iā€™m so sorry. I can see her magic. I have no doubt she feels your love.

  7. Peg says:

    Very sorry for your loss. Lovely, touching post.

  8. loribeth says:

    Mega(((((HUGS))))). šŸ™

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