Crossing over the rainbow bridge for Lil Pumkin by vigor

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This is a sad day for me as my Lil Pumkin who left me as quickly as he came into my life. He was rescued from a certain death as his mother knew he was sick and quit feeding him. I tried to nurse him back to health for the past few days but he took a turn for the worse yesterday and by last night was not taking food at all. I knew it was his way of telling me to let him go as his fight was over.
This is a mystery of nature that I don’t understand but I have to believe just as Christ knows when even a sparrow falls, He doesn’t overlook any precious life of any kind, including Lil Pumkin.
He brought me a few days of happiness as I saw his fighting spirit and I even felt that he knew how loved he was. If this is the purpose of his life to experience the love that he deserved and for me to give that love to him then it wasn’t all for nothing. We both got touched and felt a special bond.
I am sorry to post this and not have a happy ending to this saga, but this is the will of God even though we don’t understand it now. What I do know is, Pumkin is now safe and will never again feel any pain or abandonment. Perhaps he is playing and frolicking with my cat Magee!
God bless you Pumkin, may you always be free to run and play and know that you were loved!!!


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It is my hope to always bring out something good and positive in all that I do! Despite our outward differences of faith, religion, culture, or even global location, one thing we all as humans embrace is a sense of acceptance, and belonging. Our art is an expression of who we are and a language that needs no words. It is my hope that my work depicts all that is loving and positive in which to edify others. I give all my thanks to my God who has uniquely and wonderfully created us in His image.

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  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

    OH sweet lady just remember this he had love before passing and I know you loved him with all your heart, no one could have done more…..he was such a tiny beauty shared for a brief moment in life…hugs my darling girl your tribute is absolutely stunning….

  • Thank you for your loving thoughts!

    – vigor

  • sharlee
    sharleeabout 3 years ago

    Such love .. if even for a brief time.. bless your heart!

  • Thank you!

    – vigor

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  • KAGPhotography
    KAGPhotographyabout 3 years ago

    You have such a wonderful heart to have nursed & loved him in his such a short life….I’m sure he’ll never forget the kindness you showed him in his abandonment. :)

  • Thank you so much.

    – vigor

  • mither
    mitherabout 3 years ago

    so sorry..I know even the shortest of time is heavy in the heart ( golden retriever pups)…peace to you and love your tender heart that cares so blessed

  • Thank you for understanding, once a heart is bonded, the amount of time spent whether long or short, doesn’t really matter. I’m sorry for your loss as well.

    – vigor

  • AGlassenbury
    AGlassenburyabout 3 years ago

    Im so sorry vigor. Im sure your kindness will be remembered RIP lil pumpkinxxxxxx

  • Thank you, guess we just crossed paths at this point in time. Only God knows why.

    – vigor

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 3 years ago

    Oh VIv, I have tears in my eyes reading this. Precious little one certainly discovered true care with you, and as you say, for you and him it was a precious time …and one of those times when it is for a season only. My little Aphra is over the rainbow bridge too and my dog Holly, (amongst others) so I know what a horrible time it is to lose a pet. xx

  • Losing a precious pet is always very difficult, even if you only spent a few days trying to nurse them to health, he was such a little fighter and so precious. I still have 2 more to go which will kill me when the time comes!

    – vigor

  • labaker
    labakerabout 3 years ago

    so sorry, bless you Viv.

  • Thank you Larry.

    – vigor

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thank you!

    – vigor

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonabout 3 years ago

    I am so sad to read this Viv, poor wee lad. I had the same struggle with a gsd pup I bred……..Mum knew he was going but I did try!!!
    God Bless you Viv ……….hugs

  • Thank you Dorothy, mothers do know and that is why she abandoned him, he was sick, but I’m still glad he had this time with us.

    – vigor

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