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In Loving Memory

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Our loving dog Tigger passed away this evening. We were assisted by Dr. Jason Cordeiro, who came to our house, and made the experience a beautiful one – simple and dignified. Thank you to our good friends, Jim and Gaela, for recommending him to us. Jim / Gaela, he was every bit as loving, caring and empathetic as you described.

I have often said that if such a thing were able to be measured, Tigger would surely go down as the 'most pet dog' in history! Well, maybe I exaggerate, but I know for sure that I never pet a dog as much as I did Tig.

I can't think of a time when Tigger's little head wouldn't snuggle to anyone to get in a little scratch under the ear or belly. And, for me it was quite amusing that he made everyone feel that he / she had a "special bond" with Tigger because of how much he (Tigger) enjoyed being pet by him / her! I tried hard not to burst the bubble of contentment that you were simply the closest human available!

For all you pet lovers who have gone through the experience of having to put down his pet, you know this is one of the hardest ordeals we go through. And yet most of us make the decision almost immediately about taking in the next one. For how can we live without their unconditional love and joy and the lessons they teach us about life?

I have changed my mind tonight. I always hated the fact that a pet lives such a comparatively short life to ours, and how the suffering we experience at their passing is so unbelievably difficult. But now I see why we are fortunate that a pet lives a shorter life than we do. For how else could we see such a pure expression of life – from its exuberant and mischievous early days, through the sheer joy of their middle years, to the lessons they teach us about growing older and even passing on. Even with their eventual slowing down they continuously demonstrate their love and joy just in different forms.

I watched Tigger grow old, all the way to his last days where he could barely rise. Yet still there he was still wagging his little tail, and of course, still wanting to be pet; I knew it was time when that last day, the tail stopped wagging.

And so we were sad, very sad, and we cried as he took his last breath. But somehow, we are better and purer for the experience, although far from that of my teacher, that little white dog that has left us.

Good bye Tig.


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