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By Coleen Ellis

Honoring Finn

 January 28, 2013   Pet LossPet Loss Grief

Honoring Finn

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Brandi’s Big Lug

The Eulogy

Although today (January 8, 2013) was the first time that I met an incredibly sweet and gentle soul named Finnigan, I was fortunate enough to feel as if I already knew him. I had the great pleasure of speaking with his mom for some time, and her glowing description of her precious Finn was so accurate. Finnigan had begun to decline in health, and doctors´ best estimate was that he would not live past September or October. However, Finn surprised them all, by not only surviving but continuing to thrive and be the happy-go-lucky boy he always was.

Finn´s mom worked so hard to keep him as comfortable as possible, even moving with him to a home without stairs, to make it easier for him to have a normal daily life. Although she herself is a strict vegetarian, his mom even made sure to stock up on all kinds of meat, to help Finnigan stay strong and healthy. Throughout everything, Finnigan absolutely never complained, and even as he became weaker and had more difficulty walking, his tail never stopped wagging.
Finnigan could not have had a more peaceful passing. This morning, he enjoyed having a delicious snack of chicken nuggets. He was able to go with his much-loved human friends to the forest preserve where he had enjoyed many happy times with his mom. It was a beautiful crisp day, and Finnigan took in every bit of it, chewing on sticks, giving friendly kisses, and happily enjoying some more treats in the park. He lay down on his comfortable bed in the fresh air, and relaxed and became sleepy, lying nose to nose with his beloved mom. Finn´s last sweet breath was the familiar smell of his mom, comforting him through his very last moments. ~ Dr. Juliana Lyles

If you want to read the entire blog, visit Brandi here http://lugofmylife.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-eulogy.html

One comment
  1. Arnetta Marylee Whitehead

    My Baby girl Diamond was so special & beautiful, though every parent thinks there baby is the most beautiful. Diamond has the most unique markings, she was cream & orange with a white diamond shaped patch on her neck, white paws beautiful brown eyes that looks right into your soul. Permanent eye liner she is gorgeous! She protected me & our whole family she would make these sounds when she wanted something, she would say her grannys name. She got sick & I didn’t really know what was wrong but she was always so strong, when I got to her to the vet she was not breathing right though the vet told me she was breathing fine. Anyways everyone saw her get better & as I was praying on the hallway she held her head up. Everyone screamed Diamond as I went to use the phone the vet brought her up front & I was looking in her eyes. & talking to her at that moment she started to struggle to breath he ran to the back to save her. She went to be with Jesus, since then I have seen what can only be my Diamond walking around! Her bag falling on the ground after I asked for a sign from God. Sometimes the pain is to much to bear but I know she lives & I know Finnigan lives.

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