Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Walkin' Wednesday 2018

 With what we shall call THE WINGED edition -
 From SUNday -

 After we got started with the walk, I asked Auntie Di to please take Holly so I could concentrate on Khyra - and meander along at HER speed -
 I let her do what she wanted -
 and sniff what she wanted -
 and  maybe even have a taste or two ;-)
 She seemed to be keeping a secret - laughing all the way -
 Ha - a racing stripe - green - and good to go!  I hope it was a sign - that she would be ready too - and marking herself to be an Irish Siberian in honor of TADN's heritage!

 The second blooming - and yes, I do need to trim 'em back!

 THANKS AUNTIE DI - she shot this one of us -
 Tuesday morning, Khyra and I shared some US time on the back and front patios - and then went on our last walk - this is a yard marker in the house three doors down - he recently lost his wife -
 but she's there in spirit - in the form of a special angel amongst the HOWLoween souls and spirits!
 Yes, beware Rainbow Bridge - Khyra was KHOMING -
 Khyra helped herself to a double dose of sniffs at Kiersha's house - now the only Husky in the neighborhood -
 Our first leaf of FALL picture -

After we got home from dinner with Fred Monday night - and got settled in - Khyra took herself to one of her spots in our bedroom - she looked SO peaceful - and I hoped THIS was for me to see and again KNOW she was ready - and trying to help ME be ready - 

I'm putting this together as the just about T Minus 2 hours and counting mark hits - wanted to get it in place in between tear filled moments - with Khyra just below me - able to touch her with my human paws - and I've been doing that - over and over - even doing some plucking!

As we walked, we encountered several of the neighbors - and shared the news - and hugz - and as much as I would have wanted to make THAT stroll our last Walkin' Wednesday, I needed to have the emotional veto power NOT - Sunday's was rough enough - and I had not yet made THE CALL but the decision was just about completely firmed - I owed it to HER -

We shared time on the back patio - her biscuit time - and then spent time on the front one - sharing some KHOFFEE - I expect to share that here tomorrow - along with some of how Auntie Di and I spent our time preparing

The day was also filled with reading all the wonderful words of support and khare and khoncern on FB and the blog post - to say it means so much would be one of those understatements to mark all understatements - they all helped occupy my head and heart today - and helped discipline me to NOT just sit and khry -


Small words that hold SO MUCH love - full of fur too!

Life here at The Now Angel Khyra's Khorner will be so different - she helped make me as I hope I helped make her - we shared so much - and will continue to do so - just in a different way - 

Yes, I could have kept her around for longer - but as I've looked at her throughout the day, there was no life in her life - she was there but there was not a good way to be - and how she deserved to be -

For those not on FB, here is another tune that looped in my head - actually, my friend included it in one of our exchanges on Friday when I let him know the time was coming -

Amazingly, The Wind was released on August 26 - different year than my release - and a different one than Whitney's Gotcha Day - but 8/26 nevertheless!

Please keep her in your hearts for a while - I know I will - to the moon and back -

Khyra's Mom
P.S. All went 'well' - if that is a term to apply - in true Siberian spirit, she did require a bit more time - and a bit more sleepi juice as Angel Summi's Mummi would say - I do plan to do some postings about the day - along with some other assorted topics - all part of working through our grief -
once again, thank YOU!


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

So much love and so many memories. You will always be in our hearts, Khyra!

Soft Woofs,

Pedro said...

As I lie sleepless next to my shaking little Pedro I have to wonder if I’ve done the right thing trying to save him at 12. You kindness toward Khyra has once again touched my heart. Thinking of you Phyllis with tears overflowing from your beautiful post.


Molly the AireGirl said...

You have been in our thoughts and in our hearts constantly, Phyllis. We will never forget Khyra. She was and always will be a very special girl to us♥

The Thundering Herd said...

Thought of you all day yesterday as you were going through that special last day.

I know you have heard me say this many times, but canines are such special creatures. They give of themselves throughout their lives, asking for so little. At the end is the one big ask - that we let them slip gently away while feeling our love. Khyra will forever appreciate you being there for her.

Our candle burned brightly last night, cutting through our fog and mist, providing yet another light to guide Khyra on her journey.

Wishing you the best of comforts as the thoughts turn from pain and tears to smiles and laughs. It takes a while, but that time does come (though we don't promise that a sudden tear doesn't roll even years later).

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...


My Two Best Friends said...

Dear Phyllis - My thoughts, prayers and tears are with you. You gave Khyra the best gift yesterday. I am reminded of all of the wonderful people I have met because of my fur-kids. I think about your trip to Iowa where Thor and Khyra got to have a meet and greet. I think Thor was quite smitten. You will find your new normal but it will certainly take awhile, I know that quite well. And you will see Khyra in places you don't expect. This last weekend, I was trying to show Olivia in obedience and all of a sudden, Thor channeled himself into Olivia's body. She zoomed and zoomed around the ring just like my beautiful white boy did. She was crazed, spinning. Never, Never has she done anything crazy like that. I Thanked Thor for visiting me, I was totally blessed. I thank God he gives us memories to heal our hearts. Love to you. Jill, Marco Polo and Olivia.

Millie and Walter said...

You gave Khyra a great last walk as you have given her many great things over the years. We are sending hugs and licks to comfort you on your journey without your special girl at your side.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello khyras mama its dennis the vizsla dog hay it sownds like khyra had a fine last wawk and a fine last nite beefor going over the rainbo bridj to join all of the others wot hav gawn befor!!! run free in the snow north of the rainbo bridj my old frend until we meet agin!!! ok bye

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Sweet Khyra, you will be missed.

Sheila and Bob said...

Khyra's Mom and family. such beautiful memories, such a wonderful post.

Take me to the bridge
Where the fresh clear waters flow
Take me to the sunshine
Show me the virgin snow
Take me to a new place
Where I can feel no pain
My body be renewed, reborn
My spirit whole again
You have loved me endlessly
And I have loved you so
You gave me more than I could ask
It breaks my heart to go
But it's time for me to leave your side
Time for my spirit to soar
For this moment I have waited all my life
Freedom for evermore
Please don't be sad, don't weep for me
I have found so many friends
Take comfort in my angel's wings
May they help your broken heart mend
I love you so, I always have
You know I always will
I miss you too, our life, our love
But I'll be waiting still
I'll be here when you come to join me
I'll wait through all the years
But please don't rush... take time, enjoy,
Don't live your life in tears.
I can't come down to lick them dry
The way I used to do
So weep no more, and smile for me
For I'm smiling down on you.
I thank you from my furry soul
for what you have done for me
You helped me cross an ancient bridge
And I made it across safely.
I was welcomed by so many friends
Who knew my name and yours
They'd heard us mentioned in so many prayers
And ran to meet me at the door.
I want to tell you of these new wonders
But I don't want to spoil the surprise
So go in peace, in love, and in warmth,
Till we see each others eyes.
Goodbye dear friend, but not forever,
Just for a little while
Be strong for me and for the others
...And don't forget that smile!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

And now the start of some of the hardest days:( We hope Khyra sends that sign to you soon, or maybe she already has. Khyra knows that her Mom always did what was best for MFT, right to your last breath. We know you will be with her forever to help her overcome the grief that we know fills her now.

Hugs and Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Jans Funny Farm said...

How well I remember those sooo slow walks with Buddy. He loved to walk but as he slowed down, they became slower and shorter and with breaks. But no way would he have missed one! I'm sorry Khyra had to leave. Hugs.


Dawn said...

Dear Phyllis, Today's heartfelt feeling are for you, because I know that Khyra is just fine, and you are the one in pain. We thought about you all day yesterday, played the songs that were looping in your mind over and over and kept you tight in our hearts. Today is the same. May tomorrow be a bit easier, and the day after that even more so. You did a heroic thing. Hugs.