I recently had to help Zeik, a long term acupuncture patient of mine, move onto his next plane of existence. Although it is very hard to let a beloved patient go, Zeik’s time had come and he passed on very peacefully.
Zeik’s dad shared some of his fond memories of this spirited canine’s life.
• his intelligence and curiosity, and his brave defense of ourselves and the home.
• his independent spirit and will; sometimes a bother, ever a source of wonder and amazement.
• the way he got very excited about going out for a walk or car ride, jumping up in the air like he was a terrier, or jumping on and off the bed, over and over.
• how he’d grumble in disagreement, or gently nip at me if I was taking too long to take him out.
• his dislike of, but eventual resolve to deal with rainy days.
• the way he snorted and grunted when we cuddled with him.
• seeing him looking out the dining room window as we arrived home.
• taking him to the beach and watching him have fun with the other dogs, running around, always the fastest dog.
• hikes to Runyon Canyon, and how he’d walk many, many yards ahead, but would always stop to look back and make sure we were following.
• how he’d patiently wait for us to finish dinner, so he could get his “second dinner.”
• the peaceful sound of his snoring.
• his obsessive love of sushi.
• watching him play or just relax with his buddy Sonny.
• how excited he got about arriving at Kevin’s house, before we moved in together.
• I’ll even miss him “unwrapping” the presents left under the Christmas Tree.
We miss you Zeik! I hope you are smiling while riding in that big car in the sky.
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