October 15, 2009

Farewell My Angel...

...Until we are together again...

My beloved angel, Tealle Wooley, has come to his last battle.  He suffered a stroke last night, and I am so thankful to have been with him.  Although weak, he was very much at peace and after speaking to my caring, sweet veterinarian at 10:00pm, we agreed he would stay with me until morning.  He even wanted a few favorite foods throughout the night: raspberries, oatmeal and soymilk! 

This morning, as we drove the few blocks to the vet's office, he went into a trance-like state; to me that indicated that he was ready to go.

... He closed his eyes for a moment, opened them, and he was in heaven...

Wooley with his cherub statue (the cherub is holding a little bunny)

In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A favorite picture, in happier times

The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
then you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can't be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
Don't let the grief then stay your hand,
For this day more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend
And stay with me to the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time, you will see,
It is a kindness you do for me.
Although my {nose twitched its last},
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Don't grieve that it should be you,
Who must decide this thing to do,
We've been so close, we two, these years;
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
- Author Unknown


Suburban Princess said...

I'm so sorry :O(
It's fortunate he didnt have to suffer at all.

Princess Freckles said...

I am so so sorry! Here I stopped by to give you some advice about stretching and flexibilty, and I read this terrible news! I am sending hugs your way!

Beth Dunn said...

Poor little bunny--so cute! He can watch you from above. xoxo


Whitney said...

Oh no! I am so sorry!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shari, I am just so sorry. This breaks my heart and makes me cry. I am so glad he went peacefully. I know he will always be with you!
Love and hugs,

l'air du temps said...

Shari, so sorry to hear of you losing such a special friend.

you have shared an incredibly beautiful tribute. i must say your sharing and words are quite moving and remind me of the beauty of life, love, friendship as well as the strength to let go...

hugs to you,

Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior said...

OMG! I'm in shock. I wasn't expecting to read such heart wrenching words, just as you weren't ready to say good-bye to dear Tealle Wooley. My heart aches for you. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers. I've enjoyed getting to know "Wooley" through his photos -- I especially loved his birthday party. You're such a GREAT Mom.
Love Ya,

Lindsey said...

I'm so sorry you lost such a special and precious little friend. I can't believe I'm just now reading about this! I hope you are doing well. I think it's wonderful that you went back to the little shop where you discovered him. I'm sure he would have liked that very much!

Red Lipstick Style said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words and just being so sweet. I very much appreciate each and everyone of you.
Blessings and lots of love,

gigiofca said...

My condolences to you. Your bunnies are the cutest ever. I'm sure you will think of Tealle Wooley often.