BLISSFUL-BOHEMIAN

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Zeus (Animal Wednesday)































This is my sweet dog Zeus (with my late little B in the last photo). The best dog in the Galaxy. I am doing his tribute now because in a few days he will be gone and I won't have the strength. Losing him at all is hard, but losing him so soon after B and Spike and G is just to much for my poor heart. Too much death and sickness and old age. He is now falling more than standing and while he can still do his walks and he loves his food, I feel the time is nearing when I have to take him and have him put down. I think Thursday or Friday evening will be as long as we can hold out, he could surprise me, but I really feel this is it. I rescued Zeus 9 years ago and he was 7 then, so he has lived a long and good 16 years. He is the sweetest, kindest most loving dog you would ever meet, he loves all people, animals and me, he loves me more than any human has. Zeus is a miracle of a dog and has never been sick a day. He just has bad hips and is very old. Time to go and run free again in the fields. In my meditation I heard the words, "You are not alone with this" and I know I am not, I know spirit is with me and will help me get through this.

Your prayers and good thoughts are appreciated.XOXO

18 comments:

Barbara/myth maker said...

Oh my, Zeus is a most beautiful dog. I wish you strength is helping him cross over the rainbow bridge. They count on us to help them. My thoughts are with you. God bless.

marianne said...

Oh Annie loosing your dear pets so soon after another is difficult to bear!
letting them go takes courage....
I wish you strength this week. Enjoy these last moments with him.
This is hard.

Poor you
Take care♥

Jos said...

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you Annie and I would send you all the love in the world if I could ... and if it would ease your heart.

This is not going to be an easy time ... coming so close on the heels of recent losses. I don't know how you find the strength to show such grace. I am thankful you do though, such a loving farewell you give to these small ones ... easing the way. Much love to you Annie. xx Jos

Angela Recada said...

Oh Sweetie, my heart goes out to you and your beautiful Zeus. We are starting to have the same issues with our old Beau, so I have an idea of your pain. I am so sorry, my friend. I know you will do what is best for Zeus, and he knows it, too. Holding you all in my heart. . .
xoxoxo

Lubna said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I guess I was blessed that my four legged friends died natural deaths. But Zeus will always be with you, so be brave.

yoborobo said...

Oh, Annie. There really aren't words, are there? They are our friends, our confidantes, and truly a central part of us. I am so sorry that you are going to lose Zeus. I can tell by his photos that he is the sweetest dog ever. This is so hard. I wish I was there to give you a hug. xoxo Pam

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

I so know the feeling, like the passing of a part of your life...may it comfort you to know you will love him on a different plane now, no less intense and he will come to mind when you need the solace only a sweet dog can give. You are in my thoughts...

kj said...

i am so sorry and i am so close.

stella too is tripping, falling. we keep looking to be sure there is enough joy.

you have been through alot annie. it seems unfair. i do know the love will remain.

i admire you.

love
your pal
kj

becky said...

Sending big tight hugs, dear Annie. I know how much you love him... he is such sweet & loving pup. I'll be thinking of you. You can always call if you feel like talking...

Mim said...

Oh dear Annie - this is so sad and I feel for you. What a tough time. We have to do this for ou beloved pets when what we really want is for them to be with us forever. I am thinking of you and wish you much strength and love

Marion said...

Oh, Annie. I'm so sorry to read about Zeus. I know how difficult it is, especially after all your recent losses. It is the best for him...when we lost Nate recently, I knew it was time, just as you do.

Take care of yourself over the next while...xo

Lori ann said...

i'm not good at this i just start crying. hug yourself for me, i'm sure all of us annie, we are there with you in spirit too, you are definetly not alone.
xoxo

studio lolo said...

Annie, you are such a wonderful pet mom. I love how you have honored each and every one of them in their time to go without being selfish. It's the last loving act of kindness we can do for them, but my goodness it's so hard to do.

I'm sorry for the decision ahead, and I'm sorry for all of your recent losses.

Run free Zeus. There will be no pain on your next journey.

(((♥)))

sukipoet said...

sorry to hear about Zeus. He was lucky to have you for so many years, loving him. Yes, you have lost a lot of beloveds recently. Oh my. big hugs to you, suki

Anonymous said...

Oh Annie, my heart goes out to both you and Zeus. I know what you are going through. My Sammie went to Rainbow Bridge about 3 or 4 years ago, I don't remember exactly when because her spirit lives in my house to this day. I did some of her ashes sealed into a necklace that is very special to me so I have her near my heart when I need her the most. I now have a 7 month old Boston Terrier, Gemma, who has Sammie's spirit to warm my heart! Zeus will live in your heart forever and you will never forget him! I love you! Laurie

Laurie Wambaugh said...

Me again Annie, don't know why my comment came through as Anonymous, sorry about that! Take care and I will keep you in my heart and thoughts through this difficult time!

Laurie

Robyn said...

Annie this is very sad news to read and I will share with you the same news at my end.
Harry the hound our much loved dog of 16 years is suffering the same as Zeus... We made the appointment and I came home with him.... I just need a little more time to say goodbye... I completely understand your sadness.

Best of luck
much love
Robyn xx

Houseelf said...

Oh Annie huge hugs. I am in tears now knowing what you face. He will let you know when he is ready to leave. It still hurts not to have Angel but it allowed us to rescue Bungle who turned out to be related to her. He has brought a new energy to the house and smiles to our faces. Each ending can be a new beginning. I truely believe in Rainbow Bridge. I know you will do the right thing by Zeus at the right time for him. Huge huge hugs.