We had a mixed breed dog that we raised from a puppy. Tippy was her name. She was a loving, loyal dog. I remember her having a litter of pups and we found them homes. When my parents divorced, my Mother took on a live-in job to help a widower raise his three children. I went with her, but Tippy couldn’t go with us. My mother gave her to a friend. Later, I wondered why we never went to visit Tippy. Mom then had to tell me that Tippy wouldn’t eat and finally died. I realized it wasn’t a lack of food that killed her, it was a broken heart. I had trouble forgiving my mother, and blamed her for Tippy’s death. I later realized mom did what she thought was best at the time. I learned that dogs are more than just animals, they were created in love to befriend and comfort us. The love they have for us is everlasting, and with separation they grieve for us as we would a family member who lives on in our hearts and memories. 2017
UPDATE…March 10, 2017
Tonight Priscilla died at home. She appeared to recover from the vaccinations reaction of three years ago. But the devastating health problems remained within and her health deteriorated. I have documents from the Vets that administered the yearly vaccinations, and the diagnosis of her condition of three years ago that demanded no more vaccinations.
I was never warned by the Vet about vaccinations. I thought I was doing right by protecting my dog’s health when all along I put her on a slippery slope!
Please consider the vaccination danger involved. Veterinarians tell you the risk is small, a low percentage. But when it happens to your dog, it’s a 100% loss of your beloved pet.
”The Season of Mourning…”
Lying here next to my beloved dog,
Stroking her aged body, I find myself
Mourning her absence in her presence.
When does the season of mourning arrive?
I believe that season is always in us, alive…
Hauntingly reminding us of the eventual night,
When our spirit will need His might
To make it through the loss of our beloveds.
Leaning on the everlasting arms ❤
~May Lyn 2/2017
Yes, everything happens for a reason. God was telling me and I didn’t listen!
The day I took Priscilla to Vet for her yearly vaccinations I was being warned but I didn’t realize it.
A lady was there with her little dog. I don’t remember the reason for their appointment.
I said we were there for Priscilla’s yearly shots, and this is what she told me. She said she doesn’t have her dog vaccinated yearly. She said doctors don’t do that for kids after their baby shots, so why do that for dogs? It made me pause but I went ahead with the appointment.
We almost lost Priscilla because of that appointment. Her immune system went crazy causing her to hemorrhage. One Vet gave the shots. Another Vet saved her life, said the vaccinations were the cause, and they would never vaccinate her again. Priscilla’s health has suffered due to the crisis. We are hoping she regains her strength and vitality.
What’s so ironic is we almost lost one of our sons when he reacted to a baby shot. He never completed his vaccinations because doctor would not give him any more.
Why didn’t I put credence in the conversation with that lady on appointment day?
I will advise others of what I have learned…Listen to the still small voice of God. God can communicate with us in any way He chooses.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.
“What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you upon the housetops.”
Proverbs 3:5-6; Matthew 10:27