Today brought about a series of challenges and ultimately heartbreak for our family as our beloved Fuzzy passed on to Rainbow Bridge.
All I can say is sometimes in life, life just happens fast! This has been my personal experience my entire life…it is truly a journey where you typically find yourself on a roller coaster. Some days, you’re racing along on the straightaway with your hair blowing in the wind, feeling the exhilaration from the sheer velocity in which you’re traveling. Other days, you’re either climbing that mountain in life or descending rapidly down what looks like a sheer drop, screaming your head off all the way down! Today, was one of those rapid descents that take you by surprise.
Fuzzy had been ill with what we thought was asthma with possibly some sinusitis and pneumonia built-in to the mix. Time, medications and tests, over the past couple of months, didn’t reveal the malevolent villain until this morning when we rushed Fuzzy to the doctor’s office in respiratory distress. The nasty condition which had kept itself hidden these past couple of months, raised its evil head in today’s findings: Fuzzy had throat cancer, which was choking off his airway. And, because the mass was very large and pronounced, as well as, Fuzzy’s respiratory problems as a direct result of this mass, it was inoperable.
Ironically, a recent article that we published in our newsletter on how to know when to say good-bye, came once again to fruition for our family.
If there was a silver lining in today’s series of events, the linings (yes, plural) would be as follows:
Fairly soon, I’m sure we’ll drop on by Rainbow Bridge to pay a visit and leave a memorial to Fuzzy. However, this is his memorial here at this very moment, on this very page.
In a unanimous voice we say, “I love you!” and thank you for your companionship these past 11-years. God graced us with the privilege of being able to take care of you and call you our “fur-kid”, and that–you truly were. Delight in all the beauty that now surrounds you forevermore. We will look for you one day…
Mom, Dad, Larry, Jessie, Rog, Jordie, Tabby and Maggie and so many more!