This Cardigan Welsh Corgi adored the Oregon coast, where her family took her one last time this summer. Over six glorious days, Meryn played and chased seagulls and toyed with her Chuck-It Squirrel and loved exuberantly on her family and friends.
She played and loved and lived every minute of that trip as she had since her puppy days, nine weeks old and meeting her mom Ann for the first time.
Seeing her having the time of her life, it would have been hard to believe that this spirited and lively girl had been battling for many months with hermangiosarcoma. Chemo and cancer won the battle, but Meryn won the war, wrestling every minute of joy from the years she’d been given.
A dog like that wins hearts and makes lives whole.
Meryn carved her name on Ann’s heart, claiming a place all her own. And when she sees her Mom again, someday in a place beyond tears, she will be home again.
The shimmering promise of a dog’s brief life is but a glimpse of what lies ahead, beyond the Bridge that love builds. We lose only for a while, but we love forever.
We love for always.
Corgi On, Meryn.
Rationalist ForChrist says
I lost my little Yewbee from hemangiosarcoma in 2011. Sending her to Heaven and the Rainbow Bridge was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I can so relate and sympathize with you, your loss and what you went through with Meryn in the last days. My heart goes out to you.
The thing that gave me the most comfort was knowing that our Creator – the Lord God, who made us and little Meryns and Yewbees – loves them both in His Presence now even more than we could love them here. However, the grief that we share now will lift one Day when we see our little fur friends running towards us as we enter eternity.
May the Lord bless you in you grief and draw you close to Him in comfort and grace.
I smiled through tears as I read about the beautiful summer you gave your corgi, Meryn. We lost our precious pembroke, Flossie, last year to the same cancer and I still have a hole in my heart that will always be there. Meryn was evidently very loved & lived the good life so always keep those happy memories close to your heart! I'm so sorry for your loss. B. Nordenholz
I'm so sorry for the loss of Meryn. I'm glad you all had a wonderful time at the beach just getting to enjoy life and spending time with one another.
Ann Wetherell says
Thank you for your kinds messages of condolence and support. Meryn was indeed a joyous and determined spirit. I am so very sorry about Yewbee and Flossie. I hope that eventually a cure will be found for hemangiosarcoma. It is so devastating. Sending hugs to you all.
I lost two corgis to this horrible cancer so I understand the heartbreak. The only consolation is that you were able to give Meryn the happiest final days and you both know you were deeply loved.