For those that follow my blog regularly, I recently posted about one of the sweetest, most loyal, and loving member of my family: Juno.

Without warning, and in a very short window, Juno began seizing yesterday. By the time I got her in my car in to the vet, it was too late.

Just the previous day, Juno and I, sitting on my back porch played ball. Although a little older and not as nimble, she loved to chase the ball and bring it back. Being respectful of her arthritis, I would only throw it a few feet. She acted like she didn’t notice and chased after it just as if I had thrown out 100 yards.

She went quickly, sparing herself (but actually probably sparing the whole family) a prolonged suffering.

Last night I was numb. Every room sighed with reminders of my pain: her bowl, her blanket, her turkey toy. Today I am lost. Keeping busy with tedious tasks so my mind has to focus. And tomorrow, I will allow myself to slowly find my way back to joy.

Because Juno was joyful. She loved being loved and giving love. An amazing empath. She could read my emotions. When I was sad or upset, Juno was sad. Never had a master treated her subject so well. And I, the subject, will be forever grateful.

Last night I thought that if Juno was a visiting Angel, her time with me was up. And I am so much better for those 14 years. I wished everyone could have had that kind of time with her.

Then, a germ of an idea begin to form. What if I started a children’s series about a visiting Angel dog named Juno. We will see.

In the blogging world, I have not met very many of those that follow me and those that I follow. But there seems to be some sort of connection; almost as if we were a tribe of people wanting to express themselves with the desired outcome of making the world just a little bit better.

And writing, my own balm of Gilead, will help me to keep walking the path until I meet my angel dog again

34 thoughts on “Heaven has a new Angel

  1. Oh Angie, I am so, so sorry. What a wonderful blessing Juno was in your life, and she was lucky to have her home with you and to know such love. Losing a dog is incredibly painful but I hope you always have those memories there to cherish whenever you need them  ♥

    Caz xx

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  2. Oh so sad! Life is full of losses, unfortunately! I have had many losses on last few years (most recently my father). Pets I don’t have but would love to have dogg or cat…maybe one day…but that loss is a frightening thought!!

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    1. Yes there is no more real unconditional love than that between a dog and a good owner. But that makes the loss that much harder. But I would not discourage you from experiencing all of the good stuff

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  3. Brother and sister I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    – Rudyard Kipling
    Our dogs give us unquestioning love and loyalty and joy, and that is why our hearts are broken when they die. Condolences on Juno’s passing. In time, your memories of her will bring you happiness and solace.

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  4. AWW, my heart goes out to you and your family! I lost my horse 10 years ago much in the same way. He didn’t have seizures but he was totally fine the day before and then the next morning they found him not eating and hanging his head. They brought him out of his stall and he could barely walk. He was cold to the touch and within the hour that they found him he passed away. There was no way we could get veterinary help to him fast enough he went that quick. My vet thinks he bled out from a ruptured intestine, which probably happened earlier in the night. This can happen if the intestine gets twisted and knots up… Sorry to go on so, just brought back memories. ❤️

    I think the book idea is WONDERFUL!! Not only would it help keep your angel around, I think it would be cathartic too. The unconditional love our animals gives us is an AMAZING thing and they will take a little piece of your heart when each goes. But I keep getting furry friends and love them all so much! I have managed to have 2 of everything so there’s always another one around to help fill those voids! (I have 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses!) 🐴🤠
    Lastly, I LOVE your sentiments on the blogging world as it’s so true that I’ve never met anyone either but feel real connections here and it has really enriched my life blogging and connecting with like minded folks. Maybe we are making the world just a little bit better in our own way! Sending virtual hugs! 🥰 ~Diana

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  5. Angie, this post touched my heart more than I can express. What a beautiful tribute, I’m so very sorry for your loss, I’ve been through this once when we had to let a beloved dog go and I know I will be going through it again with my very best friend and Angel on earth, my little dog Bella. I will always look to your post for comfort. God bless you and Juno.

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