As what David Miller of Heart in Diamond said, “dealing with this loss can also be the catalyst for growth. Working through grief can, eventually, bring about positive change.”
Losing a pet is really heartbreaking. Though we might have lost them, we gained the things they left us. The unconditional love, and joy these wonderful creations gave. Life is all about losses and gains. It’s just a matter of how you will look for what you gained beyond the loss. The gain beyond the pain.
Today, I will share the pawsome story of the life of my beloved Rain.
Rain was added and welcomed into our family way back in 2006. Inside a small bag was a small dog with big ears, big eyes and a big heart.
Ever since, being the first pet, the life of our family was changed because of the little loud chikiting running around the house. Rain was always the walking speaker and alarm at home. There was an instance that she was able to save our neighbour with an attempted robbery. She was able to alarm the whole household and neighbourhood of the robber who was about to enter our neighbour’s home. Another story was that she was able to alarm our family with her nonstop scratching and barking on our bedroom door when our water tank broke and flooded the first floor of the house. This member of the family is indeed a small but very pawsome one.
Fast forward to when our family moved cities and of course, this little one was not left behind. She was transferred through a plane a month after us. At first, we were so worried since this would be her first time travelling and also worried about the stress it will bring her, but as always, she amazed us with her barks that we could hear even when she was still far away from the arrival area.
In 2009 she gave birth to 5 healthy and cute puppies and from that litter came our dogs, Fire & Pixie.
In 2014, we were brought to sadness when we discovered that Rain had heartworms and the treatment would cost a lot. With that, her age made us worried about what could have happened to her with the medications she was going to receive. By God’s grace, we were able to sustain her treatments and she was cleared of heartworms the year after. Following that was more diagnosis, and infections that came with her old age, however, I was still firm that she would be able to conquer it and get past all her sickness and indeed she did. Everytime she went home from a vet confinement was always a joy and answered prayer to see her run and play again. God indeed answered our prayers that she will be healed and be taken out of sickness. Up to the end, she was as healthy and happy a dog can be. Rain was able to live an adventurous and long life.
Rain celebrating her 13th birthday last January 4, 2019
Cake by Make & Bake for Pets
Though seeing an empty bed, empty bowl, empty collar and a window without her waiting for us every time we go home is indeed a feeling that will make you feel empty and full with emotions all at the same time. But remembering how her life was a testimony of God’s love and grace replaced the empty slot that Rain left in our home with Raining Grace and Love in our hearts.
Lastly, my family and I would like to acknowledge and extend our gratitude with the comfort and heartwarming service of Pet Valley. Their team amazed us with how compassionate they are. Showing importance and empathy to fellow pet owners is heartwarming. With pet valley, we were able to give our beloved Rain a loving remembrance and ending.
Such wonderful creations they are. How these small paws can be a representation of our creator’s goodness and greatness. This indeed left a message to us, no matter what you may encounter in life, remember the great power of His hand works even through the smallest paw. So what more about YOU and that His grace is always sufficient.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Your high-pitched barks and cuddles will truly and always be missed. But the gains you left will always be in our hearts furever <3 . Thank you for the 13 pawsome years.
With that joyful and pawsome journey, comes a joyful and pawsome ending.
January 4, 2006 – February 25, 2019