Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Billy our Billy, 2006 to 10/21/2013

Its fundamental really uttering a farewell.  Not just by written word, language is not needed to share the meaning of loss.  Ohhhhh me.  I sit in silence and watch the leaves blow from the trees falling lightly and almost with out sound to the ground.  They skitter along the grass and disappear in the field.  I think that is our Billy.  Only just the other day he was bouncing about greeting our guests with his happy shy spirit.  Always a glint in his eye as he watched us.  I imagine him still doing that behind the trees.  He was always watching.  A bounce at the fence and down his head would go to the ground, playfully inviting your soul to smile.  How could you help but smile.  He was a beauty.  Seven years he grew with us.  A knight in an ever silver vest of shimmering fur.  Oh Billy my Billy, our Billy...Our Billy died just a few days ago.  Without warning he left us behind to follow the leaves into the field.  How perfect for him to pick a cool fall day.  A favorite time of year indeed.   The sky clouded and cried with us that following weekend.  Hard and without imperfection the darkened sky pushed the storm away and the moon showed itself and Billy was free.  We bow our heads and whisper our farewells. I love you Billy, we all love you.....

Only 7 his necropsy showed he had a twist in the intestine at the rout of the messentery.   He went into shock and slipped away in his sleep.  

16 comments:

Jody said...

So sorry for your loss. RIP Billy :'(

Jody said...

So sorry for your loss. RIP Billy :'(

Danielle W. said...

He was so beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Bambi Christman said...

So very sad to hear this. But you are right .. Billy will continue his shy dance in the wind that blows through the wolf estate. I'm so grateful I got to meet him.

Patricia said...

So beautiful - too sad

Patricia said...

Beautiful boy - too sad

MaryEllen Rice said...

awe sorry to hear this. He was beautiful. did the others howl that night for him?

ab938330-467d-11e3-b264-000bcdcb2996 said...

That was beautiful as was Billy.

JJ said...

My sincere condolences to everybody who knew Billy.
He was a beautiful animal and will be missed dearly.

Daniella Belfiore said...

We were so sorry to read of Billy's passing- what a beautiful soul. We had our first visit to the sanctuary in September and were amazed at the beauty and personalities of all of the wolves but we know now what a special wolf Billy was. You do such wonderful work and his spirit will live forever in the breeze that flows through the sanctuary.

WhiteWolf100 said...

So sorry for your loss. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Billy, what a beauty... May you dance among the stars sweet boy.

WhiteWolf100 said...

So sorry for your loss. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Billy, what a beauty... May you dance among the stars sweet boy.

3689192a-46ef-11e3-8d4e-000bcdca4d7a said...

Rest in peace Billy. You will be missed. Thanks for the many moments of joy you brought everyone during your short stay in this world.

Deb Rider said...

I made my first trip to the sanctuary in August 2013. During that visit, I was so captured by Billy’s incredible spirit that I just had to put the picture I took of him on my phone so I could enjoy seeing him every day. The picture captured him as he bounced at the fence greeting the visitors. He had instantly stolen my heart. He was the realization of the image I always had when I thought of wolves. He was the perfect wolf, strong and powerful yet shy and oh so beautiful. I showed his picture to everyone. I couldn’t stop talking about him and how much I was looking forward to returning to visit him again. I will miss you. Rest in peace Billy, run free and howl for joy.

Deb Rider said...

I made my first trip to the sanctuary in August 2013. During that visit, I was so captured by Billy’s incredible spirit that I just had to put the picture I took of him on my phone so I could enjoy seeing him every day. The picture captured him as he bounced at the fence greeting the visitors. He had instantly stolen my heart. He was the realization of the image I always had when I thought of wolves. He was the perfect wolf, strong and powerful yet shy and oh so magnificently beautiful. I showed his picture to everyone. I couldn’t stop talking about him and how much I was looking forward to returning to visit him again. I will miss you. Rest in peace Billy, run free and howl for joy.

Joe said...

Lost our loving soul Tundra the same way at 10 years. That was 12 years ago and the loss is that. Nothing can replace the love our Wolf/ Malamute hybrid gave use each day. But the joy of having that furry soul was worth the daily reminders.
Peace in your heart !