Little Teddy passed away this morning at 6am. He died in the arms of the vet nurse.
We knew of Teddy for only four days. We followed his fight against parvo. We got to know his mummy, Sarah. We all prayed hard for Teddy to fight this terrible illness. But sometimes prayers do not get answered the way we want them to.
Rest in peace, little Teddy. You had been through so much in your short life. Equally you have touched many lives and broken many hearts today.Run free now and someday we will see you at Rainbow Bridge. And there we will teach you how to sit and do all the tricks you never had a chance to learn. But one thing you did do is make your mummy realise how much she already loved you.
May’s comment: We followed Teddy’s fight with parvovirus the past few days and we were almost there. The virus seems to have been conquered but his little body just couldn’t keep up. Even though we were aware it was a 50% chance – we were all hoping for that 50% miracle. But sometimes it doesn’t happen the way we want it to.
Unknowingly bought from unethical breeders, Teddy went to his new home rid with parvo. Almost immediately he was ill. His mummy took him to the vets as soon as she could. She spared nothing to give him everything that was needed to make him better. He was definitely fighting the virus but his little body weak with torment finally gave in.
For Sarah – we’ve only messaged each other and never spoke but with you we grief with broken hearts over a life so quickly taken away. It must seem like your heart will never mend and it seems just too cruel. There are no answers, but just know Teddy came into this world and into your home to touch many lives – like Darcy’s and mine.
God bless you little Teddy, rest in peace now and run free with all the other doggies at Rainbow Bridge – big and small, old and young. You will never suffer again.
For Sarah and family, some words of comfort for the loss of your little Teddy –
I will lend to you for awhile
a puppy, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe for two or three.
But will you, till I call him back
take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you
and (should his stay be brief)
you’ll always have his memories
as solace for your grief .
I cannot promise that he will stay,
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.
I’ve looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life’s land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate me when I come to take my pup back again.
I fancied that I heard them say
“Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,”
For all the joys this pup will bring,
the risk of grief you’ll run.
Will you shelter him with tenderness
Will you love him while you may
And for the happiness you’ll know forever grateful stay.
But should I call him back
much sooner than you’ve planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand.
If, by your love, you’ve managed
my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him that you’ve loved,
cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
and know he loved you too.
– Author Unknown