Rhumb Line ~ April 23, 2015 – December 17, 2019
I looked into Rhumbs eyes, there was so much certainty in my voice as I asked for her to be euthanized. She needed me in that moment, and she did not need me to be selfish in my wants and desires and needs.
Rhumb was only four and half years old, entering the prime of her life. She was strong, vibrant, and in optimal health.
She was our force of nature, the ruler of our household, which suited us all just fine. Her energy didn’t just fill a room, it filled every place we looked, as far as the eye could see.
She was my purpose every single day since the day I met her at 4 weeks of age. We were each others other. Her and I were a seamless and tangible Team, and that was not lost on anyone that knew us.
Over the past month our family has been working through profound loss but also celebrating a life so vibrantly lived.
For the first few weeks there was leveling grief in our home that was compounded by some pretty defining accusations and damning assumptions at the time of her death.
We are now past the point of condolences and hugs, and have surrounded ourselves with love.
I have learned a great deal through tireless reading and researching, and our family decided last night that sharing with you all what we have learned is our gift to you, to honor a short life, but an awesome one by any measure.
With eyes wide open, and with love, Nancy