Originally written & emailed February 14, 2013
This morning, during the 11th hour on this day, Thursday the 14th of February 2013, my friend, companion, teacher, Love and pup, Amos, transitioned from this life to his journey to the next. It was a gentle, beautiful and peaceful experience celebrating freedom for him and his spirit and we were surrounded by Love, prayers and support through it all!!!
It began 12 years ago when he spent 3 days drawing me in with his cute little puppy eyes to take him home with me…it worked and I am MOST grateful, honor and blessed for his gentle invitation. That was always his way…his disposition was on of Great gentleness accented by assuredness, grace, healing, welcoming, playful, HUGE LOVE!!! He had a way of changing hearts and minds about any situation and getting people and dogs to calm or settle down, mostly by playing fetch with him. He touched the hearts of many and was a magnificent teacher to other dogs. He even managed to help those afraid of dogs to find comfort with him. He was a gentle giant sprinkled with Love Love Love!!!
We had many adventures together…car rides, parades, dog parks, visiting family and friends, playing with kids…we both helped each other grow and heal in many ways and found mutual strength, stability, protection, comfort, compassion, fun, joy, LOVE, guidance, and trust with each other. He was a very smart and wise dog, sometimes smarter than I could keep up with. Too many times I found myself reasoning with him…I would say we came up 50/50. LOL! He knew to check every bag that came into the house, even grocery bags, to find what new thing was for him. Such a good boy, he would only look for “his” things and leave everything else alone…awesome!
It was a long journey to get to today. One filled with tears of joy and sadness, conversations recalling where we had been and how far we have come. LOTS of I Love You’s, hugs an dpats, savoring each moment to find comfort and celebration in today’s experience. Even Henry, the cat and his best friend since the day after Henry was born, made sure to spend time, get cuddles and massages from Amos, sharing time, space and Love in their special way…such beautiful pals. :)
I AM Grateful to have had the opportunity to share so many years of life changing and Soul evolving experiences…looking back, he and I earned this moment of glory in celebrating his life, his support, his unconditional LOVE and his HUGE and gentle spirit!
Please join me in congratulating Amos on making it to the next phase of his journey!
You did it Pup!!! Shine on & Play on!!!
~ with infinite Love & Gratitude…your human, Kara & Henry <3