Last week, I attended Janome Institute 2019 in Atlanta. It was a fabulous event spent with hundreds of US and Canadian Janome dealers and dozens of hard working and talented educators. I was privileged to introduce two brand new machines at the opening ceremony. But on the same day, we received a frantic phone call from our pet sitter saying our sweet Divot’s health had deteriorated rapidly in 24 hours. She took Divot to the local vet and after many tests, administering medication and putting her on oxygen, she continued to decline. By 4:30pm, we spoke to the vet who told us nothing could be done and the humane thing to do was to help her cross Rainbow Bridge peacefully. Kent and I held each other in the hotel room and sobbed. We talked to her over the phone and our pet sitter lovingly held her close in our absence. Still, we were filled with remorse we weren’t there with her. By 6:30pm, I was dressed, composed and by the grace of God, made the presentation to an enthusiastic audience. It was a day filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
It was difficult to come home to a quiet house; even the cats seemed to realize their buddy wasn’t there anymore.
Divot was loved, adored and cherished by our family, neighbors, and so many who knew her. Thanks for the notes of sympathy and condolences on social media. I’ve read them all and they mean so very much to me.
We’ll rebound. We have so much love to give that I’m sure another rescue pet will join our family in the future.
In the meantime, hold your pets tight and give them lots of love. They are treasures here on earth.