I am still in shock that you left so suddenly on 6th June, 2008, Dino. You may already be 13.5 years old and I should have expected your demise but it does not make it anymore easier to accept when it did happen.

I certainly did not expect it to happen on 6th June, 2008. The weather was so fine but perhaps you chose a “good day” to leave so that we could give you a proper farewell.

I reminded you that Snoopy is home waiting for you to play. There’s your favourite dinner that you have yet to take and I have more time to spend with you but you did not wait. Truly, nobody can defy fate and like I feared, your fits finally claimed you.


Photo credit: A Swarm Of Angels

I told my friend that I am afraid that nobody will care for you now but he said that the angels will. I hope it is true. I hope that you are receiving the prayers that would help you gain rebirth in the shortest time possible.

I know that you are now released from your earthly fears and sufferings. Still, it is not easy to accept that you are no longer with me. Taking care of you since you were three weeks old, you make a huge part of my life. I so want to pet you now, play with you and catch your kutu. I keep looking out for you but you are not here anymore. I miss your stomping of feet when you were geram, banging my bathroom door when you wanted me to come out, scratching your feeding bowl when you could not wait for your food and your silliness in thinking that Snoopy is female ….

If caring for you meant that I had to witness fifty fits attacks, 17 of them singles and 13 clusters, then I guess I had no choice but to accept you as a “package”. Each time, though, I suffered along with you and I believe my lifespan has been shortened because of all these unfortunate episodes.

Sometimes, I feel like we have failed you; the incompetent vets that messed up your “motherboard”, the diet that was of lower quality than what you perhaps required and all the other things that would have given you a better life but there is no way we can turn back the clock.

I hope that no matter where you are, you are safe and guided by angels. Let me know in my dreams. I miss you so much … may you rest in peace.

With love

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