It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that our sweet Cabela, our very first baby, has passed away.
We are greatly saddened, but so thankful for the wonderful memories we had with her. I am so thankful that she passed when she did, after a weekend together, filled with playing outside, eating horse poop (her, not us!), and stealing donuts off the counter. She had been declining and I had been preparing myself for a couple years now, but of course you’re never completely prepared for the day that it finally happens. She passed in her sleep, after enjoying a dinner topped with leftover mac & cheese and tuna sandwich scraps (she had become a bit of a picky eater).
As a family, we laid her to rest yesterday evening, overlooking our creek, where she loved to splash around and explore. The kids wrote her letters and Ella blew bubbles for her. Hunter also gave her his certificate of achievement from school for his math test. And of course, they both gave her a stuffie to take along on the journey (she loved to steal their stuffed animals!). As sad as we all are, I am grateful for the lesson of saying goodbye to a family member in such a beautiful way.
Thank you for choosing us to be her people. We will forever be changed by the way she enriched our lives.
Love to you,
You might remember I mentioned Cabela in a recent blog–click here. I remember Cabela’s arrival like it was yesterday–and all that occurred after she arrived left an impression on our hearts. We entrusted into your care, and here we are many, many years later celebrating her life–grieving her departure.
Isn’t it the truth that these wonderful creatures make us better humans? I believe it is true. Thank you for the photo array of Cabela–each snapshot speaks volumes. Our hearts ache for you and the family’s loss.
Posted on March 18, 2019, in Dottie X Dusty, Previous Pup Update and tagged Blue Female, Blue Weimaraner, Loss and Grieving, Loss cuts deep, Loss of a beloved companion, Loss of a fur family member, Loss of a Weimaraner, Washington Blue Weimaraner, Washington Weimaraner. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Our thoughts are with Cabela’s family. Although I cried when I read this post, I am so enlightened by the love of a family. The tribute from the kids and memories of a wonderful life together can’t be replaced. Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures. As Shela said, we are much better people because of them, and the Weim personality is like no other. I can’t imagine life without our Moxie Blue. Cabela will be remembered. Thank you for sharing.
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