Noddy is no more
Welcome, I believe you too are an animal lover and there’s pet(s) in your life, that’s much more…an animal companion. Well these guys have average life one-seventh or so of us, and thus we may see many pets, many generations in our Lifetime- can’t help it.
It still comforts if your pet dies a natural death in old age. Guess I am two time unlucky- My pet died. Died too early, at about four-and-half or five years of age.
Our black lab Noddy died today around 1:30 am. He was going ill from a couple of days (something like tick fever). Doctors were consulted and all doses were given.
But, at least one fortnight was wasted in dilly-dallying the first visit to Vet, and the doctor confirmed that he had been suffering in this illness from 20-25 days. There are issues like car over here for now. Resolved not to let this slackness happen again- car or no car.
I’ll miss him forever. He considered me his master. In fact, from his first day at the home, he was close to two- Sheroo and Me. I remember, during initial days, him sleeping on my shoes with his face comfortably on my thick NCC Army shoes.
Dear Noddy jaanu, until we meet again...Noddy, see you at the Rainbow Bridge (info,animation,video). In case you don’t already know, allow me to tell you about the Rainbow Bridge:
“Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow BridgeAnd here, a selection of Noddy moments:
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; 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.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
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....” (author)
The complete album of his last rites
Gather yourself, in case you too experienced a loss, I suggest you read the following pages. Take my word, you’ll feel better:
- Companion Animal Loss & Pet Owner Grief (by Marc A Rosenberg, VMD)
- Pet loss at petvets.com- A good collection of articles, poems to help find comfort or information
Update (Mar 2009): Now, when I look back, Noddy’s death has taught me that in Life you just cannot take any person for granted- I mean just because things seem to be the same day in and day out, still this too, shall pass…for better or worse.
No these thoughts don’t lessen the pain of Noddy’s or Grandfather’s death, but yeah, do make you value the people and animals you care about, right now.