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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
I was school taught for grooming at FIAA, in Winter Park. I have worked at both large corporate grooming salons and small independent ones. Love this profession! I consider myself talented and gentle and love all the pets that come through my door... I have excellent references.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Vida has proven to have so much vida in her...

Last night was looking very bleak.  As we prepared to go to sleep at 11:35pm or so, Vida took her last supplement feeding for the night.  She quickly began to take a turn for the worse in her breathing and color.  Her color around her lips, nose and the inside of her mouth could only be described as a blue purple...  Not good.  Then shortly after that, her breathing became very labored and distant in timing.  To add to her distress, all she could do was cry with every gasping breath she took--agonizing, pure torture to watch. I am by no means a masochist, I can take physical pain very well, but this was different.  Yet, I had to stay awake, cry for her, kiss her gently time and again, take a few pics of her last moment here on earth and hopefully stay awake until her last breath was taken by her...  So, the process which I said started at around 11:35pm, lagged into 12:40am, then 1:53am and finally sleep got the best of me at my last look of the clock at 2:46am...  A eulogy, which I would share on my blog, was completed on paper by me before my eyes shut tight.  I had conceded in my mind to waking and finding a lifeless little body that I would then put in a ziploc and in the freezer, so that we could bury her as a family later, with the dignity she deserved...

So, when my eyes opened at 5:09am, I was just plain floored, amazed and my jaw dropped.  She was snuggled in corner of the pool amongst a blanket and Maya.  Her color had improved dramatically.  It took me a moment to watch for a breath--but, there it was!  I could not believe my eyes...  This had been nothing short of a miracle.  All I could do was thank my grandmother up above, who I had been praying and pleading with, to just take her quickly as she agonized and cried to breathe during the earlier hours... 

A flash of hope, lightness, joy and pure gratitude to the powers above all rolled into one BIG emotion ran through my body from head to toe--that is the only way I can describe what I felt... It was an ethereal moment in time, which I will never, ever forget--no matter what happens from this point on... 

To provide a little relief from these past 14 days or so--SKLA (previously Moo Moo) and her owner April showed up for a playdate. April helped hold Vida wrapped in a blanket out in the sun for a little while, as I prepared her formula.  SKYLA is looking like the spitting image of Lucy-- I MEAN SPITTING IMAGE--dark blue colored spots, like Lucy's dark blue.  She has the same exact face and expression in her eyes...  It's so sweet to see them side by side...  I had those beautiful pics--and now they are gone, due to my technical savvyness...   =( 
Sorry April, next time we'll get some good pics again!

Footnote: Being the clear headed ZOMBIE that I am today---I somehow deleted all the great pictures I had on my SD card when uploading onto the computer.  So, this blog is pictureless...sorry...

1 comment:

Nadine said...

Vida sure is a fighter, I'm still rooting for her and praying!!