Thursday, 27 November 2008

From Silas

I hope when you read this you will feel, as I do, like a weight has been lifted and your heart has been set free.

I have just galloped across a field of red clover towards the most majestic black mare, my mum. She has called to me and I now I can answer her calls - the pain has gone and I am where I am supposed to be, maybe a little late, as I was expected but now, I have arrived and there is just a shining golden bridge between me and my beautiful ethereal mum.

As I look behind me I see the faces of my human family and I wish they would not cry because I am happy now, happier than I have ever been. I know so many people tried so very hard to help me and your love and caring made my time on earth as good as it could possibly have been but now I am here I realise that this is all I ever wanted - I am free to run and jump and play like I never could and it feels utterly wonderful.

Please understand if my human mum does not want to talk about my leaving. I know, even though it was the right thing, it was very hard for her and my human dad to let me go as they always told me how much they wanted me to stay. But it was my time and I asked to go.

My mum is calling me to run over the bridge, I must not keep her waiting much longer but, before I go, I want to thank you all for being there for my human mum and dad and for helping make my life on earth a time filled totally and completely with love.

Ohhhh she smells so good, my mum, and she's so warm and so soft and she tastes so sweet. I really need to go now, we have some catching up to do. I will never forget you and what you all did for me. Thank you.

RIP Sweet Silas - Forever & ever in our hearts
All our love Louise, Nick, Amy & Christina


  1. I'm so sorry he couldn't stay with you guys.

    You tried so hard for him - so sad it wasn't to be.


  2. Oh Heck you wonderful ,caring, superb folk.I'm crying my eyes out and I can't imagine what you are going through!!You tried so hard and your words from Silas are amazing
    Just heaps and heaps of love,Kenzie's Granny

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that Lou and Nick, my thoughts are with you both. You did everything you could, but sometimes even our best efforts just aren't good enough. It is good to know he won't be lonely over there.
    Love and Hugs

  4. Hard to type through tears but we're thinking of you guys at this awfully sad time. You gave him the best care but sadly he was an angel only lent. Love Rachael and Grant.

  5. Oh god Lou :( So sorry it came to this. Please don't ever doubt that you didn't do enough - what you and Nick did for Silas is admirable.

    I don't really know what to say other than we are thinking of you.


  6. ((hugs)) RIP little one. I am so sorry to see this Lou, after all the hard work and heart felt love.

  7. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time :( You tried so hard for him, but sometimes they can't stay with us for long. Huge hugs to you and yours. Kelly

  8. Crying as I write this - see ya little buddy, you created a lot of love in your short time with us.

  9. Nothing but hugs for you, nothing but hugs...

  10. Lou, I just want to tell you how wonderful I think you and your husband are, and how my heart is so full of tears for you at this sad news.

    I wish that I was closer so I could wrap all of you in a large hug.

    My thoughts are with you all.

    RIP Silas and Debbie

  11. Hugs for you guys. This is just so sad. Silas has some wicked company 'up there' from this season... Look after yourselves. Rach.

  12. Im so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family as you gave your everything for Silas' health and survival. May he rest in peace and you look forward to the future.

  13. Oh Lou. My deepest condolences to you all. You all fought so admirably for wee Silas. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Biggest of hugs to you all.
    Jan F (Hamilton)

  14. I am so sorry Lou. Hugs from us as well

    Fly free "wee" Silas and Debi.

    Kel (Nelson)

  15. So very sorry Lou and Nick. Thinking of you guys - heaps of hugs from us. SusanB

  16. So so sorry to hear of your loss of lovely wee Silas. I'm one of many who has followed your journey with hope, tears and crossed fingers.
    I'm in awe of your courage, strength, tenacity, caring and love for Silas and how this was reflected in your blog for him.
    I've spent my morning at work in tears for you and for Silas.
    RIP Silas, you have touched the lives of many!
    Lots of love and kind thoughts to you all at this time.

  17. My heartfelt hugs to you all - you all did your very, very best for the wee chap. They are both together now and look for that especially bright star tonight - its them smiling down and thanking you all.