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Sleep well Botsi…x

by on Sep.12, 2009, under In Memory of...

Those of you who read my blog….and join us on Twitter will be aware that Ms Botsi lost her brave battle against Cancer on Friday.

Rainbow’s Bridge…..

Warm Light coming from far below,

Twinkling, sparkling is the candle’s Glow.

All is well up on the ridge,

The place we know as rainbow’s Bridge.

Furbabies sleeping in Heaven’s Light,

Tended by candles in the night

Peaceful dreams be theirs to keep,

As they slumber in this night so deep.

Hearts on earth that miss them so

Take comfort in the candle’s glow

watching for them in skies above,

Bound eternally by a cord of love.






On Thursday evening she was looking and behaving very cheeky…..jumping on the Kitchen table (not something normally allowed!!!) parading up and down really strutting her stuff!!!! wanting to kiss & headbutt everyone who came her way.

During the night she was sick several times…..and by 6.30 in the morning she was in a coma-state…..knowing she was coming towards the end of her 11 years we made her very comfortable and talked constantly to her.  She had insisted on staying in the bathroom during the night, resisting all efforts to place her somewhere else, It was decided that unless she showed signs of pain she would remain with us until the end. The children rose and were gently told that Botsi was going to go to sleep and then she would join Grandad and Candi across the Rainbow Bridge….each said their goodbyes….even little Kal at the tender age of two waved and said “nite nite BotBot”

The four children each had their bath…..with Botsi quietly lying listening to the everyday busy noises of our house. When the last of the kids had been dispatched downstairs ….I sat with Botsi her head cradled in my hand…. every few minutes she would let out a long sigh with a quiet purr…. Mr Darcy sat by my side.  Eventually her breathing became very shallow, her mouth opened slightly and her four paws very slowly moved as if she was running her last run through the long grass that she loved so much…. leaning over her I kissed her nose and told her to let go of this world, and to sleep, my tears wetting her fur she stopped breathing…. for a few seconds those paws twitched, Mr Darcy cried a beautiful song as she made her way over to that other world across to the Rainbow Bridge that would lead her to a safe, warm pain-free place where she could play happily in her long grass until she heard me whistling again……the day we are all reunited once more forever.

Nite Nite BotBot...X

Nite Nite BotBot...X

Our brave Botsi faced her illness and last hours with dignity & grace……. Sleep well our “BotBot” 



2 Comments for this entry

  • MedusaJ

    Oh that was such a sad read I was crying with you. She was lucky to have had a loving family and a peaceful end at home. Nite nite Mrs Botsi x

  • stephanosis

    You and Andy gave her a wonderful life and an ending to that life…. she is at peace and waiting

    Darlings, I believe… “We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them”…. Gibran

    A mixture of joys and sorrows are what keeps us human and trying to be the best for those we love.
    slumber softly sweet Ms Botsi and RIP

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