Last month 2 of my precious animals passed away, my 19 yr. old cat Scarlet, and my dog Liza, who had just turned 13.
Some of you got to meet Scarlet once she began to show herself to people in the last 6 years. She was born and raised as one of the outdoor farm cats where I used to live. Her father was Feral/ wild, and she was loving but incredibly shy when I met her about 9-10 years ago.
In recent years she would make grand entrances into classes I taught. Waiting until we were half way through, Scarlet would stand at the top of the stairs and begin to announce herself, loudly. Pausing mid-way down the stairs to make sure all eyes and ears were in full attention, with her, she would continue to “Chat” the rest of the way down the stairs, and go on to make her rounds around the room greeting everyone. Then she would settle next to someone who was not much of a cat person. By the end of class, they marveled at how much they now enjoyed ‘cats.’ Scarlet was a true Cat Ambassador and Queen.
Sometimes with those who had phone consults with me, Scarlet would come into my office, begin talking to announce her assistance, then settle down next to me for the rest of the session to help.
Her parting gift was to show me what it was like for someone to accept in the deepest sense, their end of life journey. She gradually, easily, with great ease and grace, showed how you can ebb out of your body to peacefully pass over.
And my sweet Liza. I found her on the side of the road with her 2 sisters when they were only 6 weeks. Her sisters died of Parvo within a few days while Liza, the adorable runt, carried on. This Border Collie/ Chow mix was a true personality mix of her breeds. One pointed focus, fierce, loyal, playful, smart, resilient, brave, adventurous. And, she had much to work through in this life. I learned volumes right along with her about loving, play, loyalty, one pointed focus, fun, agility, anger, acting out, reactive behaviors, love, love, love, resource guarding, space issues, the need for a job/purpose, sweet love, and, so much more. She was my first pup to raise. She trained me well so that I could help so many other dogs. Her teachings go far beyond her life.
Please view the tribute videos that I made for Liza & Scarlet. Hopefully these pictures will speak volumes to you about them both.
Thank you my friends for your many gifts through out all the years we shared together. May you rest and play in peace to your heart’s content. We are always and forever linked though our hearts.
Blessings to you all,
From Sandy and the rest of the Critter Crew of One Heart Healing Center
Ibis, Zoey & Haley