Twinkle of Appreciation
but not alone
On Sunday YaYa was happy, playful and in her own way, allowing us to provide her attention. Monday morning dawned with a different fur-child; one who was lethargic and breathing heavily; obviously in distress. With less than 2 days notice of her impending transition, our porch cat, YaYa crossed over to Rainbow Bridge late this afternoon.
From the beginning, we knew YaYa’s lifetime would be short; she was diagnosed with Feline Leukemia last April when she was spayed. We made the conscious decision, not to have her euthanized at that time. In communicating with her, I set the rules: 1) stay out of trouble (ie fighting) and 2) stay within the confines of our yard. She kept her end of the bargain.
With painstakingly slow progress, YaYa finally allowed us to pet her with the stipulations:
1) we must approach her a certain way, 2) she did not want to sense any intention to pick her up, and 3) limit contact to quick sessions.
Over time, she wanted the attention, but was fearful to totally immerse in trust. In the last couple of months, she sought our attention, but we had to continue to abide by her prerequisites.
After our assessment of her physical and energy level on Monday morning, YaYa sought refuge under our pier and beam house; accessible to humans by crawling on our stomachs. She did not exit until mid-afternoon today. With a sigh of relief she was no longer under the house, yet sensing the end was near, Ray and I said our goodbyes, letting her know it was okay to journey on to her next station. Although, she attempted to retreat under the house for the end, we were able to block her efforts.
While stroking her gently and providing sessions of Reiki, I sang to her … until she crossed over. She passed relatively peacefully … in the sunshine, connected with the Earth and surrounded by her playmate, Seeley, and her Earth’s guardians, Ray and me. I ceremoniously wrapped her in turquoise flannel for her journey.
YaYa, blessings on your journey, sweet one!! Holding the light for you. You are totally safe now!
August 2010 – September 4, 2012
© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012
Note: This makes our 3rd fur-child loss in less than six months.