Dear Ace, You gave Ace such a wonderful life. In the end, you prevented him from suffering more. When I first arrived here in 2004, someone who was posting regularly said, "I would rather assist her a week too soon than a moment too late." In other words, before the suffering becomes too much to bear. That is what you did. Ace understands, and he is thanking you for putting his needs ahead of your own when he needed your help. He knows you made the most heart-wrenching decision of your life, and you did it out of the purest love for him. I suspect he knew that he was spending his last day with you, and the thought of not having to fight to feel good gave him some release from his pain for the day. He was as ready to go as he would ever be. There is no such thing as "Just a dog (or cat, horse, ferret, etc)." Each one of them is a best friend, and each one remains firmly snuggled in that part of our hearts that was theirs from the beginning. Our hearts grow to make room for the new ones who come along. You, your family, and your Angel Ace are all in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery