Our beautiful Rusty Pup Kayla
passed away surrounded by love on Thursday afternoon at 5:30.
On Wednesday we received the devastating news that her kidneys
had shut down and she only had days to live.
She has left us just four days after her sister, Shandy.
We are devastated.
Born on Halloween
we picked up our babies on Christmas Eve eleven years ago.
They were inseparable from the start.
They were both water babies....
Kayla was always under foot checking out what I was up to.
I soon learnt to shut the studio door to avoid chewed up threads.
There once was a ball of pearl cotton that disappeared for a whole winter.
The next spring I stumbled upon it way back in the woods
stretched like a spiders web around trees and shrubs.
An aspiring weaver perhaps.
Kayla was a gentle and patient soul.
Like her sister, Kayla was delighted when the beaver moved into our pond.
One morning on the dyke she met a whole family of beavers
and watched them intently.
Always interested in everything.
Being taunted by the local squirrel population.
Kayla loved scratching her back
and getting belly rubs from us humans.
We did that a lot on Thursday afternoon.
Doggy toys used to last about five minutes when Kayla got involved.
She was such a beautiful princess.
Kayla always looked out for her sister.
They were never far apart.
We all belonged together
and walked this beautiful valley for eleven years.
Oh, my precious pups
you brought us so much joy and love.
Our hearts are broken.
You will be so missed.