A week ago we saw him show signs of slowing down and a week later I am holding him as he slowly slides into the great beyond. Our beautiful, wonderful, happy and loving Skylight “boogie” as I call him because he always dances when I came home is not long for this world now.
Once again what is left of my heart is ripped apart by another loss of a collie who is close to 11 years old now. No collie was ever more good and even tempered than Skylight. He was always happy and tonight I called home and they said he was looking around crying. So, they put the phone up to his ear and I talked to him an they said he grinned and looked so happy. He then calmed down and went to sleep until I got home where he looked up at me happily as I came through the door and hugged him.
Of all the older collie he was the one I thought would outlast them all. Always healthy he never was a problem in anyway except he LIKED girls, well, more than liked girls. LOL… We just never expected him to slide away so soon. But, that is life and sometimes the surprises are brutal.
We are making him as comfortable as he fades from this life. There is nothing anyone can do and he right now is grinning up at me and as long as he remains happy we will continue forward.
My only prayer is that when the Lord calls him I get to be by his side holding him and comforting him as he leaves this earth. He deserves nothing less than to be held and loved at his final moment.
I love you my “Boogie”… my wonderful Skylight who has left so many puppies behind to continue your line. Skylight is of course the son of our beloved Big Hallie. I have had four generations of her line and sadly we have now way to continue that line now… All we can do is treasure and cherish them while they are here.
May God Bless my Skylight…. my Skylight of the Meadow.