Surrounded by people he loved...
As many of you have learned by now, our beautiful, sweet, courageous yellow boy Harley crossed the rainbow bridge Saturday afternoon.
Harley was completely surrounded by people he loved, that loved him back unconditionally - with all their hearts; blankets and toys he loved, that we're sent by so many of you; a few of his favorite songs "Cookies" and "I'm an Adventure Dog"; a beautiful breeze on an August day in Texas; a medical team that could not have been more caring and compassionate.
He was truly at peace, and with a gentle nudge let Mommers know it was okay, and he was ready.
With his head in Mommers lap, she cried softly and stroked his ears, as our friend Kim from Clayton Nation lead this beautiful prayer:
Dearest Harley, our Beloved Friend, we are with you always and you will be forever in our hearts. Our gift to you is to let you go so you may leave in peace. As you slip these bonds of earthly life, know our hearts go with you.
Heavenly Father, we pray that you take Harley gently, releasing him from the pain of the flesh and welcome his soaring spirit as he rises to meet You in Heaven.
We are so grateful that Harley came into our lives and it is with gratitude and love that we return him to You.
It's been an emotional few days, as we were forced to accept that we could not repair in 8 weeks, the damage someone did in 13 years of this gentle, courageous, beautiful souls life. However, we could keep our promise to love him unconditionally and that he would never suffer another moment in our care.
Many are asking - "how is Mommers?" - her heart is sad, and she misses Harley and all that he brought to her daily life - mostly the JOY in seeing him flourish emotionally through her love and care. Her pack is grieving their new friends absence, as they had quickly rallied around him, and made him one of their own. To them he was indeed a "rock star"...for hanging with Harley ensured that there was never a shortage of toys, treats, and adventures to share.
In honor of Harley, Mommers would like for our friends and Harley World to please have a wonderful dinner of chicken fingers or chicken fried steak (two of Harley's favorite things). Raise a glass and be grateful how Harley touched our lives. He had more love in the past 8 weeks than most dogs have in a lifetime.