Three years on and still sadly missed. (8 May 2016)
I’m devastated to tell you that my Springer Monty has lost his battle with cancer.
Those of you who have followed my Facebook posts www.facebook.com/RobFellowsReiki will remember that on two occasions he’s had a growth removed from his neck. All seemed ok and he healed well….
Despite having such a big lump he seemed happy and was constantly wagging his tail. During the last week though it was clear that making that awful awful decision was getting closer.
Thankfully I was able to take Monty on Monday with my son to the beach one last time. The sun shone and we had a fabulous day. Monty trotted about in the sand and enjoyed a paddle in the sea. His tail was wagging all day.
During the evening of 7 May he deteriorated and I lay with him in the evening sunshine. He slept well that night and had a better night than he had over the previous week.
Thankfully the vets ‘horrible deed’ works very quickly these days and I was able to give Monty some more Reiki to help with his passing.
I know his soul has already gone but I’m having him back so that I can scatter his ashes in a special place. That’s the least I can do for such a special friend.
In lots of ways he’s going nowhere. He will hold a special place in my heart forever and he will live on as he features in my Reiki manuals and leaflets.
Also thanks to such lovely people as Julie Hill from Dog Cast Radio and Sally Marchant from Naturally Happy Dogs you can hear and see Monty in my pre-recorded interviews that are out now.
Meanwhile my message to Monty: ” Thanks Mont for being such a wonderful friend and loyal companion. I have been blessed to have shared almost 14 years of my life with you. You are such a handsome boy dog and I will miss you forever. RIP Mont. “
We love our dogs but they do cause us such heartache don’t they?
I hope you like these couple of pics of Monty taken at the beach only two days before I lost him
Here’s a short video of Monty taken a few months before he went. I just had to capture him on film giving me one of his smiles !
" Rob, I have known you for many years, and we are good friends.
I was always pleased to see you and your faithful companion and friend Monty. You always struck me as a pair!
As I read your article it brought tears to my eyes, Sammy my faithful companion is sat on me pining as he just knows when I am sad or down, they are clever things Dogs and so under rated by the un initiated in society.
You gave Monty the best in life, Freedom, love, respect, and of course his walks which he adored, but more than that you gave him love and a quality of life that he so deserves. In return he gave you buckets of love and a friendship that many a man has yet to fully master.
You were Monty’s and he was yours and you were a great pair, he is still there in spirit and soul. Monty has left a legacy. And that is the living proof that Reiki for Dogs is real and he was/ is evidence of your fabulous ability to heal, that can never be taken away from either of you, as is the love and respect you both have always for life, people and family. "
Rob is an International Reiki Master Teacher. He helps people to overcome health obstacles in their lives, their families and their pets and how instead of suffering they can benefit from gentle healing or easily learn to do the healing themselves.