Saturday, April 10, 2010
TaiChi crossed the Rainbow Bridge last night at about 3am. She was sleeping comfortably and surrounded by her family. She did me the ultimate favor of deciding for herself when she was going to leave us, rather than forcing me to make the decision for her.
As you know, TaiChi had been struggling with her health for a while, and it seemed as though the drive to southern Utah had taxed her even more. Yesterday it was at the point that I had called a local vet and was prepared to bring her in to say goodbye, but within a half hour of making the call she had rallied and was up walking around, eating, drinking, and very alert, making it clear that she wasn't quite ready to leave us yet. She had a good dinner of steak and got lots of snuggie time with me and her sisters. She left us quietly in her sleep - her final act of "I'll do what I want to do, when I want to do it". Stubborn old lady! ;-)
She will, of course, be sorely missed, but I feel very lucky to have had her in my life for the 6 years that I did.
Run free, my beloved girl!