"I'm Coming Too"
An original watercolour by Jean Haines of Bailey, a young Bearded Collie who should have been called "Houdini"!
This morning I feel completely numb as I wait for a phone call. Bailey our young Bearded Collie is wandering around searching for his companion who isn't beside me as I type.
All the wonders of recent weeks and exciting news has been replaced with fear for our wonderful four legged friend Taffy. My older Bearded Collie who has lived in Europe, Asia and Dubai with me.
After recent major surgery he made a stunning recovery and we were looking forward to years ahead of wonderful walks and more happy memories. An unexpected turn completely out of the blue saw us racing him to our local vets yesterday morning and then driving back to the hospital where they know his history and had performed the recent surgery.
Looking into his eyes I could see Taffy is still very much wanting to stay here, fighting to be with us. The bond of our love is so strong. He continually kept looking into my eyes for help during the afternoons consultation which made the day and now so very hard.
When I paint every decision regarding my choices of colour or brushstrokes is one made for the right reasons and results. Here I faced making decisions that could break my heart. But I know I have to do what is right for my wonderful pet who has travelled all over the world with me.
I love him so much . For all the joy he has given so many people not just our family over the years he deserves my love and courage to make his life easier.
He has had to stay in hospital to have a blood transfusion and we wait to hear how he is this morning. We will return to the hospital, hug our beloved friend and listen to advise on the next steps to be taken.
I have hope and fear in my heart this morning.