My beloved Angel 2 passed away on June 8, 2010. I’ve had a very hard time accepting that he’s gone. He had the sweetest soul.
Every night I would turn on the television in my bedroom and tell him, “Jay’s on.” He and Mozart would hop onto their favorite perches ~ like a couple of old men plopping into their favorite recliners with a cold brew in hand. It was hysterical, and I deeply regret I never caught it on video.
They absolutely loved Kevin Eubanks and knew Jay Leno’s theme song by heart. They were amazing music critics with definite tastes. If they didn’t like a tune, they’d squawk something fierce. If they loved it, they quickly picked up on it and chirped along.
The bird lady at the pet store said his beak issues indicated he probably had kidney issues. I think he simply decided that Jay Leno without Kevin Eubanks wasn’t fun anymore.
Rest in peace, Angel 2. You brought us all tremendous joy.
I wanted to say I’m sorry for your loss.
I lost my dog, Free in 2006 and I still miss her. I know what a great loss it is when our best friends must pass on.
I wish you peace in your heart.
Thank you for this very kind thought, Dog Kisses. I’m sorry you lost Free. Is that her photo? Beautiful dog.
Hi Anne Caroline,
You are welcome. No, the picture you see that follows me is my tender-heart, Ruthie Mae. She came shortly after Free left. I’ve written about Free. I think one of the posts is titled, I AM FREE. She was a black lab/mix. In my post she is the beautiful black dog resting on a river rock. Her favorite thing was swimming and since we usually went to the mountains, we swam in cold rivers. She and my son were amazing river runners. I will always love Free.
I didn’t know what to do when she passed on. I didn’t know how to come home to an empty house. I got really depressed and one day was crying and I had a vision. I saw Free. She was sitting in my living room. Her head was tilted to the side, and she was questioning me. I didn’t hear her words out loud but I heard her in my heart or mind — I’m not sure, but she said, “I thought you promised that you would be okay.” Well, only days later a woman who had helped Free get medical treatment came to visit and took me to the shelter. I told her I was not at all ready for another dog. Well, I met Ruthie. I added the Mae to her name. She had been abused and was scared of everyone and everything except me. She hopped in my car, was happy to come home with me, and I have been with her every day since then, four and a half years ago, but it seems like yesterday.
She isn’t too scared anymore. She is awesome. I tell her she was kissed by Free from heaven, which gave her that black nose.
Ever since then when I think of Free, I see her happy. I know her spirit is content now.
I hope your heart is healing as I’m sure there is a place in it shaped exactly like your sweet Angel.
What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it. If you’ve read my post from yesterday, you know I’m not having a good time right now. Bitzie is my own Ruthie Mae ~ I rescued her from the same woods where my precious Ritty is buried. So, I know exactly how you feel about Free and her spirit.