It has taken four weeks before I was able to sit down and write this, but on the 19th October we had to say farewell to our beloved Misty. She had celebrated her 16th birthday on 17th July so it is fair to say “she had a good innings.”
Losing someone precious is always difficult for all concerned, but I just wanted to say “Thank you” to Misty for everything she brought to those who met her, and the things she taught us on her life journey.
She gave us so much fun and love as a member of our family. Together with her Mum Lady, she taught Daniella and Matthew how to love and respect all animals, as they were growing up. Then when Jenny had a serious accident, she became a nurse providing the special companionship to help heal the physical and mental injuries.
When I had my career change of direction she helped me learn how to develop websites by allowing me to experiment with Misty.org.uk, sitting by my feet as I would write up her latest adventures with the friends she had met on our daily walk. After we had lost Lady we would regularly have photoshoots out in the countryside. She loved posing. She was a perfect model who loved the outdoors … unless it was raining!
For the last three years of her life she dealt with degenerative myelopathy, never once showing any signs of discomfort or being downbeat, adapting to her set of wheels and other lifestyle changes as they were presented to her. Another lesson she taught us … how to deal with obstacles and not let them get in your way from living your life.
Misty, you were a star, a mischievous one and will always be looking down on us from above. Jenny, Daniella, Matthew and I miss you so much and think of you every single day and you will always be in our hearts for the part you played in making us what we are today. Thank you.
Sleep tight sweetheart xxxx