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Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy even when it’s so clear it’s time for them to move on.   You always want one more day, one more moment, one more kiss, one more whisper of I love you, One last meal.  

It became clear that Harry’s time had come after cancelling 4 appointments to euthanize him. We came to terms with the fact that we needed to do it soon so we scheduled it so the kids could be here for our final day together and share one last day with him.  

The kids were due to arrive Saturday and our vet we have had for years who has euthanized more pets than I like to remember was planning to come over so we could be at home and enjoy one more day together until out vet came but those were the best layed plans.

Life rarely happens the way we plan;

Babies come before their birth date,

death comes knocking at our door before we’re ready. 

There’s no preparation 

or school that teaches us how to deal with the fragility of life. 

It’s only walking into it, where we learn how to navigate,

while the boulders come crashing down upon us

and leave us in the depths of despair even if and when we think we’re ready.   

Savor the moments while they’re here;  

Reach out and tell those you love them how much they mean to you. 

Never take for granted what you think might come tomorrow because as we plan tomorrow it very well

might not be what we expected,

 if it comes at all.

Out of no where Harry took a turn and it was clear the time was NOW.  We called our vet and put him in the car with his brother Hunter the H & H team and off we drove.  He loved his car roads and we have had many over the years packed like sardines in the car for road trips.  My son prepared a final meal of steak and chicken his favorite.  Our vet Mr. Bill came out to the car and as he sedated Harry, Harry enjoyed every morsel of his meal.  

There is never the perfect time to say goodbye but putting off the inevitabe for a picture perfect ending is only a script in a movie.

He has been lame for 2 years now.  First with his front legs and we used wheels for him for his back legs.  When his front legs started to go, we got a help em up harness which he’s used ever since.  Still he could swim with help, go on stroller rides daily and always loved every meal and treat.  

We have been his arms and legs and he always told us what he needed when he needed to go out to go to the bathroom etc.  No matter how much relief it was to sleep all night without getting up or leaving our chair umpteen times to cater to his needs, we are still so sad but his memories live on in our heart and we chuckle at so many fun memories.  Harry was a beach comber and ran up to people and stole their sandwiches but he was so darn cute they couldn’t get too mad.  He loved food and even would try to get in the litter boxes to eat the cat poop. GROSS!

His favorite activity was chasing the ball which he could do for hours and he wouldn’t let it go.  His back condition was a heredity  condition and his mother and sister died paralyzed as well.  He may have exasperated his condition by his running after the ball and long hikes.  

It’s empty here without him and quiet and it was so nice to sleep in for the first time in 2 years and not be up and down.  It was a constant interruption but we miss hearing him bark and bossing us and his sweet love he gave us.  

I will be your arms and your legs when you can’t move and carry you through the desert and across the rivers and sea. I will love you enough to take you with me wherever we go and I will love you enough to let you go when it’s time.

Right after I was scheduled for my 1st vaccine so the day came with a double prick.  One event that took me down and one that looks promising to keep me and others protected. No side effects but a sore arm I’m happy to say.

If you have to get a prick, Stanford Unniversity in Palo Alto, Ca is a beautiful place to be. There’s no line up on the court for basketball, only people waiting in line for Covid vaccines.

The kids came down Saturday and we had a celebration of his life and told many stories through tears and prayers and buried him with his ball which was a nice closure.  We had to go 6 feet down, cover him with rocks and wire and even threw in some lye since the coyotes have been visiting so much so there’s about 0 chance of him digging him up.

Hunter sat in the field the whole time we buried him on look out duty for the coyote.  He’s a little out of sorts at the moment as he continues looking around the room and sniffing for him. We all sat in our yard by the pool remembering how much Harry loved to swim after the pool and had a nice meal in his memory,  

Harry is buried with his sister Lady

I know lots of you aren’t animal people and I’ve been posting so much about animals lately but continue to support me and I’m very grateful for your support!

Happy Monday and have a great week!

Many Blessings of Love,

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Betul Erbasi
21 days ago

Life is losses and gains. I am sorry for your loss.

Keith
21 days ago

Cindy, I am glad you got your first vaccine dose. I am sorry for your loss of Harry. It is tough to lose a beloved pet. Best wishes for remembering him fondly. If you are like us, you will look for him around the corner of the sofa or say it is time to feed….. Keith

michnavs
21 days ago

Ohhhh Cindy, you got me crying over your loss..Harry is by niw happily playing somewhere…i am so sorry for your loss and i feel you as i lost my beloved Macky, my dobberman months ago and the sad part was i wasnt there for him because of pandemic. He got sick and due to travel restricrions the vet didnt arrive immediately….losing a loved one is always always devastating.

Ingrid
21 days ago

Sending you love at this time of loss: there are valuable lessons at such times as you said. Glad you got the vaccine 🙏❤️ 💪

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

🙏❤️🙏

akshita1776
21 days ago

I am so sorry about Harry. I am sure he is happy wherever he is and he remembers you. You’re such a sweet person and I am sure he knows it as well. ♥️♥️
I am glad you got the vaccine.
By the way, do you mind if I call you Aunt Cindy, you just feel familiar that way😃

Offshorewriter
21 days ago

I understand the pain of giving a final goodbye to your Harry. 😔😔 Am sure you all had great times with him. ❤️❤️
You are still left with memories to cherish.

Good that you got the vaccine! Stay safe Cindy. Much love to you 🤗🤗

joycemaryj
21 days ago

Sorry for your loss, Cindy. Those are lovely pictures of Harry. Take care.

inspirechief
21 days ago

Beautifully written. I am so sorry for your loss. 😔

francisashis
21 days ago

It’s sad indeed.Take care.🌹🙏

francisashis
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

Welcome dear.🌹🙏

francisashis
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

🌹🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹

Penny Wilson Writes
21 days ago

I’m so sorry for your loss, Cindy. Pets become our babies! I get it. Much love and light sent your way. <3 <3 <3

Olivia Ava
21 days ago

I am sorry for your loss. Take care and stay safe❤️.

rosidabegum
21 days ago

Somewhere Harry is taking a rest and feeling delighted by recalling how he was adored by an Angel and her family💞💫Goodbye Harry😌🌹

rosidabegum
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

💞💞💫

ben Alexander
21 days ago

Cindy, I am sending love and support from afar to you; I’ve never owned a dog of my own, but I have always loved dogs – and losing one is incredibly sad.

💔
David

inerro.land
21 days ago

so sorry for your loss, have a nice trip Harry ❤️❤️

inerro.land
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

❤️❤️❤️

365dniwobiektywielg
21 days ago

👍

Nawazish
21 days ago

Take care Cindy. You took the shot. Harry was and still remain an important part of your life!

rebecca s revels
21 days ago

I am so sorry, we do miss them terribly when they are gone. But the memories live on.

Ellia ODonnell
Ellia ODonnell
21 days ago

We love you Cindy! Your friendship is one of life’s great treasures. Our hearts are with you in your loss 🙏Ellia & Matt 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕🦋

~M
~M
21 days ago

This was a beautiful tribute to Harry. ❤️

~M
~M
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

🌸🌷🌼

gabychops
20 days ago

My heart is with you, Cindy. I find difficult to write about it such events, You are brave.

Joanna

vaniheart
20 days ago

very beautiful lines up there Cindy 😍 !!! Lots of love to you

Lisa Mae ❤️
20 days ago

So sorry for your loss- Harry surely knew that he was loved!

Navin
20 days ago

Cute Harry’s soul is resting in peace….energy can’t be destroyed….lovely & heartfelt sharing….what a beautiful poem you’ve written, dear Cindy…..”There is never the perfect time to say goodbye but putting off the inevitabe for a picture perfect ending is only a script in a movie.”….the truth….I’m glad to know you’re feeling ok after the vaccination….much love ❤️ ✨

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

You’re welcome dear Cindy….I’m glad to read you’re feeling well….have a peaceful evening….🙏❤️💫

salsaworldtraveler
20 days ago

I’m so sorry for your loss, Cindy but very happy you got the first vaccine shot.

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
20 days ago

Cindy, a day lived with grace by you and your family…a fitting farewell to your beloved Harry! <3

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
20 days ago

Such lovely tributes, Cindy, both this write-up and the celebration of life with your family. RIP Harry. My heart hurts for you and Hunter. Many blessings for healing to all of you. 😘🌞🙏

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

You are so welcome, Cindy. Yeah, spam likes me very much for some reason. 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

Thanks for posting my bail! And hugs backatcha, girlie! 😘🌞😘

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

LOL! 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

😁🌞😜

Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
20 days ago

Losing pets is hard enough, let alone when we make the decision to do so. I’m not sure if ever encountered a more difficult decision. Your words took me back to my times of doing so – plus I could imagine my tears if I was the one writing this post. But, it’s a necessary exercise – so good for you! Cheers to Harry, your strength, and for your first vaccine shot.

Ananda
20 days ago

🙏❤️🤗

Michele Lee
20 days ago

Your poem reminds us how fragile life is and that we should embrace each day with an open heart and open arms. Hugs to you and your family during this difficult time.

Jonathan Caswell
20 days ago

A MONDAY FULL OF TEARS AND CHEERS~! SORRY CINDY!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

I DO WHAT I CAN, <3

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

😀 <3 😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

I AM YOUR SERVANT…SOME OF THE TIME! 😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

INDUBITABLY!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

<3

Jeff Flesch
20 days ago

Ohhhh, what a lovely post, Cindy! SO much heart and feeling comes through in your words, my friend. Love and support to you and your family during this difficult time.❤️❤️❤️

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

You’re welcome, my dear friend. Always. Thinking about you and the fam. ❤❤❤

ashok
20 days ago

We propose
He disposes
He knows what is the best
For Harry, me and Cindy.

I too lost a dear friend on Monday evening 🙏🙏 He was the bravest and the most grateful person I have known 🙏🙏

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

I had covered his story in the Pillar 2 😊💖
Thank you so much Cindy

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

Yes Cindy I had covered him in Pillar 3 too 😊

Lolsy's Library
20 days ago

It’s the silence of their absence <3

Markus + Micah
20 days ago

Sorry to hear about your loss. It never gets easy. This reminds me of my cat that was decades gone but I still want to cry now that I am reminded of it. Oh, and I am glad you have been vaccinated, really important.

Ashish - Proxywords
20 days ago

So sorry to hear that. Though i am not a animal person, but i know the feeling of a family member leaving.

Ashish - Proxywords
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

Yes, i have seen people when their pets leave them forever. The memories do stay. Let’s cherish the memories! ❤️

Ashish - Proxywords
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

🙂🙂

radhikasreflection
20 days ago

Glad you got your vaccine and have no side effects Cindy. Very sorry to hear about Harry. It’s always a difficult time. Sending lots of love. Take care ❤️

Curt Mekemson
19 days ago

So sad for you and your family, Cindy. I confess to a tear or two. What a beautiful memorial, and how lucky Harry was to have such a loving family. May he rest in peace with his well-loved ball.
Congratulations on your shot! Peggy and I got ours in February. One of the advantages of being older. We’ll take what we can get. Better times are ahead.
Take care my friend. –Curt

Carax&VanNuys
18 days ago

So sorry, as well. I’m sending you lots of love, Cindy, and many, many hugs! 🌸

VVN

jonicaggiano
18 days ago

Oh my dear friend, please accept my sympathy. We lost our dog a few months ago and called Lap of Love a place that sends out a vet right to your home. Gizzy, our Lhasa Apso was on the porch, he was happy to meet a guest and was also eating his favorite thing. I still sometimes see him out of the corner of my eye. My husband’s parents moved to CA about eight months ago now from Washington State, they had been married for 57 years this year. She was misdiagnosed and was not being treated for cancer which she had. She died about two months ago. I feel sorry for my husband’s father who is close to his eldest son who got them to CA but is angry with his dad. So he is alone, hoping to some day go back to the place that they called home for 40 years and raised their children. We call him and offer our place to come with their dog but he is still stuck in his grief. I know that everyone doesn’t understand especially those who have never loved a dog like part of your family because they really are. What you wrote was beautiful my dearest friend who is never too far away. Know that I love you and I am remembering our Gizzy tonight, he loved everyone, perhaps they are playing together now, that is how I will see Gizzy tonight playing with your loved one. Take care of yourself Cindy and morn your own way as long as you need too. Sending so much, love, light and hugs to you right now xoxoxoxo Joni

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Love you Cindy and I will be sending blessings your way. Grieving is an individual process and that is ok. Something told me yesterday I needed to get into your site and I am so grateful I did. Love you closer than far friend. 🤗❤️💕🥰

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

❤️🤗💕🥰 yes I did and I am sure you and I could have quite an interesting conversation about that topic my friend. You know you are part of my radar.

You are so welcome. Love you Cindy. 🤗❤️💕🥰💝😘

Pooja G
18 days ago

It’s always sad when a pet moves on because they really become part of the family. So happy that you got the shot though- can’t wait for mine!

boundlessblessingsblog
17 days ago

Oh so sad to know that you lost your pet dear Cindy. A beautiful post and nice to see you taking your shots.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Yes of course we sure will Cindy. Love and light to you. Take care dear.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

pvcann
17 days ago

Such a beautiful telling of a life, thank you for sharing this Cindy, very moving.

pvcann
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

Always a difficult part of the journey – saying farewell.

pvcann
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
15 days ago

🙂

Ruelha
16 days ago

I felt like I’ve read this post ….don’t know why..
I’m sorry for your loss Cindy. God bless you with grace and peace.
I’m glad you got your first shot.
We are on a second lockdown here because healthcare is over flooded with no beds and oxygen….so far it’ll be until month end. I hope it ends soon….
I loved your poem at the beginning….nothing goes as planned….i can really see that ….like crazy…in my life …especially right now….so crazy so crazy…
Love and hugs…
Love love and more love, my doll

Ruelha
16 days ago

I think my comments are going to your trash Cindy ;(

Chocoviv
12 days ago

So sorry about Harry:(

MariaTeresa
8 days ago

Love and hugs to you Cindy ❤ the loss is your heart’s gain as Harry lives on forever there. Beautifully written tribute to your fur baby ❤

Filarance
2 days ago

Ohw my friend cindy it’s very sad to hear.😔😔 and good that you got the vaccine. Stay safe. Sending hugs. 😊😊🌹

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