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HELDEN: Heroes & The Struggle To Stay True To The Quest;

December 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

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HELDEN: Heroes & The Struggle To Stay True To The Quest; A Christmas Story; Learning To Say Goodbye; Letting Go; Being In The Now; Sweet & Sour
Dear TrikieLuv,
So many themes running through my heart & mind today as I sit here weeping.
As I watch my little girl pant for breath, I remember you as a just-born puppy on the Summer Solstice Father’s Day Sunday 2010 at 17:48 and my horror and distress of having a tripawd infant.
10 days after you were born, your dog momma stopped taking care of you & your sisters & I took total care of you all. Teaching you how to roll to the left side where your only front leg was. Teaching you the Single Leg Push-Up before your eyes were even open. Watching you slither on your chest, back legs pushing you along before your front leg got strong enough to get you up. Wanting to pick you up & carry you everywhere but I know I can’t as that will certainly doom you. You finally getting up on 3 legs and wobbling about. Deciding to keep you for myself because you were the only one to look like your Doberman father. Admiring your Pibble-headed stubborn streak inherited from your mother on accomplishing a goal. Fending off all the offers I had for you when people wanted you for their puppy. Fast forward to five months old, now you are a big girl, having had perfect house manners since the age of six weeks old, and you insisting on using the stairs instead of the little ramp I made for you. Fast forward to 2 years old and now you can run so fast that we call you “3 (Legs) Like 6”. This is also the summer that you discover a taste for lobster. Daddy brought home 2 lobster tails wrapped in paper to grill. You made a beeline for the package & would not leave his side until you got a bites of that lobster. Of course you didn’t want the butter dip. It got to the point we were calling you “Slobster Girl” cause you were so crazy for lobster, along with your love for shrimp & White albacore Tuna. Your back legs are so strong that you’ve got a big J-Lo booty on you.
Fast forward to age 7, with Daddy taking you to the beach regularly at least twice a week & you showing signs and interest in following the surfers out into the waves.
Trikie, I hope I can behave as much a Hero during this part of our quest as you yourself are doing now and have done your whole life on 3 legs and a ticking time bomb heart. You’re not weeping & carrying on. Here you are, wagging your tail & trying to comfort me, You being Mommy’s wuzzle girl. It’s ironic that your heart is now considered too big (cardiomyopathy) as that is why I love you so much. Nobody could ever make that charge stick on me. I hope that I properly appreciate the time I have left with you in the physical plane. Because all anyone ever has is NOW. Right NOW, this very moment. Yesterday is gone never to return & Tomorrow is not yet here and never promised. I hope that your new heart meds will let you stay comfortable with us for a good long time yet. I hope I can still find joy, happiness and pleasure in life after you are gone. I guess that this is the Sweet & Sour portion of the meal. Got to have the two elements so you can tell what’s what.
Tuesday December 4th 12:10: TrikieLuv got her angel wings.

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9 Comments so far ↓

  • midnighter94

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute to TrikieLuv <3 I can picture her there, running around, grabbing at the lobster, trying to steal a bite! Thank you for sharing her and her story with us.

  • jerry

    Oh no! I’m so saddened to read this news. TrikieLuv was not with any of us long enough, what a terrible shock. I’m so sorry, my heart goes out to you and your family.

    What a life you gave her, no dog could ever wish for better parents. All that love is now with her spirit, eternal and forever by your side.

    If we can do anything at all to help you in your grief, please let us know OK?

    • helden

      Thank you Jerry for your very kind words and sentiments. My fur baby is finally at peace. It was so unexpected. A few weeks ago, she was fine. I will miss her for all time. TrikieLuv went everywhere with us, work, car rides, shopping, the beach, out to eat…
      Daddy and I did give her a really nice life.
      Thank you again.
      Helden: TrikieLuv Mom,

  • paws120

    Oh my, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I lost one of my furbabies the same way. Her name was Pepper, she was a chocolate lab/ridgeback mix and she was only 9.
    You gave your baby the best life, quality at its ultimate.
    Sending you warm hugs. Your angel will always be nearby, don’t be surprised if she shows you a few signs.
    Jackie and Huckleberry

  • paws120

    The pain is truly consuming, I know. I can only tell you that my fur angels have special places in my heart that will always be theirs. In time, you will finally be able to remember the good and smile along with your tears. That is a special love and a special bond that will own a piece of your heart forever. But it was worth the ride. Allow yourself to grieve, and don’t let anybody that doesn’t understand tell you to get over it. It is a process.
    Sending big hugs,
    Jackie and Huck

  • helden

    Well worth the ride! Thank You for putting this perspective on it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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