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In Memoriam, Cory Passes

May 3, 2009

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“We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.

We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,

never fully understanding the necessary plan.”

Irving Townsend.

Cory, and her entire 8 week old litter, was rescued from a busy rural road, famous for ‘road kill’, shortly after the start of the First Gulf War in 1991.  Cory and her brother have been loyal companions and protectors through subsequent  wars and upheavals.  Cory was mostly schnauzer with a pinch of australian shepard thrown in for measure.  Cory was Alpha Dog for at least 16 years, the most mothering leader anyone could hope for to all the other animals, cats and horses included, that have passed through our lives.  Although showing her age, she remained the guiding light for our pack of rescued dogs and cats. She provided constant comfort through many trials and tribulations over the years.  She passed quietly and with dignity, with her family surrounding her, loving her, and reminding her that there is a huge family awaiting to welcome her arrival to their side, with hugs, barks and meows.  There must be a giant yard, somewhere, with trees, flowers and plenty of tasty chewys scattered around, to welcome her.

Mourning Cory is mixed with relief that she is now free of arthritis and those aches and pains she tolerated for so long.  Cory was close to 90 in human years.

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4 Comments
  1. May 3, 2009 6:44 pm

    Hey Pam, we’ve shared furry companion experiences for decades. You met Cory and Buster many times. You are right about the end of an era. But I see a beginning of an era for our companions. Thanks for remembering.

  2. May 3, 2009 6:36 pm

    Thank you Proud, you would have liked Cory … she was a Walt Disney character.

  3. PamJam permalink
    May 3, 2009 1:43 pm

    Cory is playing with Princess and Xena and Satin Dog. Princess has a healthy heart, Xena has four legs, and Satin Dog can see. Cory has a few summersaults between dance steps. I, for one, am so glad they travelled through our lives here in Earth, and are keeping the vibes alive for us in our next domain! On Namaste!

  4. proudprogressive permalink
    May 3, 2009 1:05 pm

    so sorry for your loss, our animal companions are family , the bond so simple and so pure. She is heaven with all the other doggies and out of any pain. She had a great life with you and her all her same species buddies in the family. What a lovely tribute to her. she looks like a real sweetie pie. I can only imagine the years of joy she brought your family. RIP Cory..no more aches and pains.

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