By Kerri S - Posted Saturday December 23, 2017
R.I.P Sweet Timmi
Life is so fleeting and fragile, especially so for our beloved fur babies who are placed on this earth to love us unconditionally.
On December 14, 2017, just after 8:00pm, my beloved fur baby Timmi crossed the rainbow bridge one-week shy of his 17th birthday. And, as expected, did so on his own terms!
I am incredibly blessed that he found me all those years ago at the Dorval Main Streets Merchant's festival after being surrendered to a wonderful organization, Animatch.
Timmi saw me through the good times and the not so good times, through sickness and health. He was always there to comfort me, let me cry into his fur, force me to get up and out - even on the days that were the most challenging, and he insisted on accompanying me everywhere - even to work on the weekends. In the last few years, his "car seat" provided him a comfortable view out "his" car window, as he insisted on a car ride every day, even if it was just up the street that he once patrolled in his more ambulant years.
Timmi was fiercely protective, and on more than one occasion that little bundle of force instilled fear in approaching strangers. He was a HUGE presence in the neighbourhood, in spite of his little package, and carefully watched over his kingdom and all its loyal servants, driving out the intruders, even if they lived on the street longer than him! and never allowing a neighbourly conversation to take place without his highness's input. On occasion he was also known to sit in a driveway - never his own - and prevent people from parking their cars after returning from work, just because he could. Somehow the neighbours accepted that he was in charge.
It was important for me to share his passing with those of you who had the opportunity to meet, and be terrorized or adored by him. His "larger than life" personality was the complete "Ying" to his brother Oliver's "Yang". I am certain that Oliver and Timmi's older brother, Sammi (who died on the same day in 2005), were waiting for him over the rainbow bridge with "protection pay" as we used to call the treats that they always seem to leave on Timmi's comfy cushion. Their little sister, Lilly-Belle, now has an extra guardian angel watching over her, and her entourage of big brothers will be there to welcome her over the rainbow bridge when it is time.
In Timmi's memory, please give your fur baby a big hug and kiss.
"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... "