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15 December 2015
Yes, it’s true. I can hardly believe it, but then Eurydice has always had magical powers and now she’s an angel, it seems they are truly limitless. A few days ago a mysterious package arrived here at Pie Palace.
It was ostensibly from the South of France, but it was clear that was just a staging post. It had travelled much further than that. Just look at the number of labels!… When they opened it first thing this morning, Elsie and Meg found gifts inside, beautifully wrapped and a magical card from Angel Eurydice herself, and her earthly helper, sweet Teresa.
Elsie and Meg tore open the paper, and inside they discovered the most delicious biscuits ever.
Eurydice has always had the palate of a true gourmet, said Meg, and Elsie Pie agreed. Remember all those delicatessens she visited on her travels, she said, and the drool was pouring from the corners of her mouth down onto the carpet. The girls had Angel Eurydice’s biscuits for a very special Christmas breakfast and they both agreed that they were the nicest biscuits they’d ever eaten. It’s because they are magical biscuits, I said. You can’t bake biscuits like that.
Tell us again about when you met Eurydice, they said.
And so I told them again about those wonderful, crazy, happy, sad 24 hours in the south of France. How the band played for Eurydice and her Mum and I danced, and how Eurydice galloped along the beach, ears flapping wildly, full of joy. And is she really as big as a cow, Elsie asked. Very nearly, I said.
And then Elsie and Meg felt a little bit sad because they never got to meet Eurydice. You’ll meet her one day, I said. We’ll all meet. You and me and Eurydice and Angel Billie, and all the other sweet angels who’ve gone to the bridge, too many to name, but not one of them forgotten, and safe in our hearts until we meet again.
That will be a very happy day, said Meg.
Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie My life as a MEG-A-STAR
16 October 2012
What a sweet sweet gift. <3 <3 <3
Beautiful pictures and awesome memories.
Merry Christmas Elsie, Meg & Claire. I hope its a joyous day.
Michelle & Angel Sassy
Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013
05/04/2006 - Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19 fought cancer for 4 months.
"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."
27 July 2014
Claire, I was so happy you got the opportunity to meet Eurydice (and Teresa) in the fur (flesh). Now she shares her taste for delicious cookies. She’s a big angel with a big personality! And Teresa is pretty darn special too.
Enjoy your day at Pie Palace!
Kerren, Eli and Miss Mona
13 August 2015
21 May 2016
Oh Clare sweetheart 💗
You got me crying like a baby reading your beautiful post and Eurydice being Eurydice flapped her wings around me to try and cheer me up 🕊
These were sad, sad tears as I remembered my adored girl, I confess, with a special point where my heart hurt like crazy when I saw the picture of the two of you together and the dried duck treat, her top favourite …
But of course Miss Cow wouldn’t have that and she whispered in my ears “I’m still here Mom, I’m right here by your side, can you not feel my presence?” 🕊🐮🌟💕
So I had to take comfort in the fact she is with me, yes, in a different form, such a beautiful, sweet Angel 🕊
She laughed her happy laugh reading how much Meg and Elsie enjoyed the biscuits, she picked them up herself 🐮🍪🍪
And she asked me to tell you, Clare, you are a wise human.
We will all meet again and Meg is right.
What a happy day that will be 💗
Thank you Michelle, Kerren and Linda for your kind words 💕
The Angel Embassador of Love keeps you all in her heart and so do I
Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-)
22 February 2013
Okay Clare and Teresa you both have me in tears (so.e joyous tears moxed in with a few sad tears)! You both have THE MOST INCREDIBLE GIFT for storytelling evvvvver!! 🙂
Clare yiu really have nooooo idea what an incredible gift you jave for telling stories from Meg and Clare’s perspective! To you, its “normal”. To the rest of the world itsw EXTRAORDINARY and not of this earth!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 You are such a gift to us all
Clare and Teresa, you both have hearts that….that….that just cover the whole Universe with love and compassion!
Teresa, it tickles me that Eurydice always gives you a “fly-over” and flaps her GORGEOUS Angel wings and whispers in your ear to remind you she’s HERE!!!
The PIE PALACE is clearly a magical Palace and it’s only fitting that Miss Cow bestowed her magical biscuits upon the magical inhabitants!
And Clare, as usual, matching Meg’s thought bubble to THE perfect picture is a “magical power” also!! 🙂 🙂
Lots of love
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!