Sadly, we have laid our beautiful furkid Chilli to rest. After looking like he was slowly recovering from recent illness, he unfortunately rapidly deteriorated at the vet following an ultrasound. We had to make the unbearable decision to let him go and he passed away peacefully in our arms. He was truly the most amazing and gorgeous furkid and we feel truly blessed to have had him in our lives.
Eighteen years is a long time and Chilli has left a massive hole in our hearts and in our lives. Chilli was a loving, kind, adorable, cheeky, oh so cuddly lad and totally irreplaceable.
The outpouring of condolences and shared grief from our family, friends and the Facebook community has been overwhelming and has really highlighted how grief, in its many guises, is understood by so many people.
It does not matter who or what you love, take time to enjoy the people or furkids that touch your heart, for one day they will be gone….such is the circle of life.
We’ll leave this little thought for those of you who have ever lost a beloved furkid:
Just this side of heaven
is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…
Until we meet again Chilli
Natasha, Stephen and Wesley
A girl, a guy, furkids and food