Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Farewell (8/365)

Farewell (8/365) by elawgrrl
Farewell (8/365), a photo by elawgrrl on Flickr.

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Ajde passed away this afternoon at home. It was exactly two weeks from when her disease started to manifest on Christmas Day. She spent six days at the ER vet and then spent her remaining days at home after a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis and megaesophagus. Initially, she seemed a bit better, then the same and then worse for the last few days. She didn't want to eat and I was basically force feeding her. It is a comfort that she passed away peacefully at home so I didn't have to make the hard decision to put her to sleep. I know she is at peace now. I am so grateful for the amazing outpouring of love and support via all means of communication. It's heartwarming how many people have reached out describing how Ajde was so special to them. She truly was an amazing dog who touched many people. We're going to miss her terribly and hope she is happily scampering across the rainbow bridge.

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK - "So Long, Farewell"

I heard an angel say hey, hey, hey
Made your Jesus and Mary chain, chain, chain
She was loaded and knocked out on the marble tiles again

I put an angel to sleep, sleep, sleep
Major feelings of feelings would creep, creep, creep
I was watching her kung-fu through the darkness and the dreams

I wonder why she's so fragile
And I wonder why she never smiles
She's the saddest music in the world tonight

She had a fever, burn, burn, burn
Holy watering eyeballs churn, churn, churn
She was violently comatose the best part of the day

Several hours went by, by, by
She crawled out from the blankets and sigh, sigh, sighed
She climbed into purgatory once the sun went down

I wanted to help so badly
But my help just prolonged her decent
She's the saddest music in the world tonight

So long farewell
May I see you when it's over
Good night, good luck
I hope it all works in your favor
So long old friend
Take my words and think them over
So long farewell
You're the saddest music in my world tonight.

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