It was very difficult for the humans, but for Sunshine, it was easy. She went to sleep from a sedative administered by the vet and we had fifteen minutes of cuddling before the vet asked if we were ready.
Sunny left her body shortly after the first sedative was administered, and it reminded me of the day Mocha died. I could see Mocha sitting beside her body for a good two hours before her body died, and I thought that, maybe, her body remained alive because her spirit was so close.
Now, I think her spirit stayed close because her body was going through its death.
Sunshine said “I feel so much better!” She gave me the feeling of pain lifting, like a background noise that’s been there so long, you don’t notice it until it stops.
Sweetie could feel Sunny brush against her as I watched her spirit walk around on the table, and Sweetie commented on it just as I was watching it, nice confirmation for us both to sense the same thing simultaneously.
After Sunny passed from the barbiturate overdose administered once she’d fallen asleep, Sweetie and I spent some time together with the body. My Mom was there, as indicated by the HUGE spider on the private door to the outside. It was a nice setup actually, we were able to leave out that door when we were ready.
When I picked up the empty kennel, it felt heavy. Sunny said “We’re playing a joke on them.” The vets thought Sunny was there on the table, but we all knew she was in the kennel, coming back home.
That’s it for now… I’m pretty pooped. Thank you for the love and prayers everyone. We can feel it, and it really does help.