failure. She is mostly blind and deaf, and lately has a hard time getting around. Her Mom and Dad have to be out of town this week, and she has (not coincidentally) chosen this week to make her transition from this world into the next. Amelia's family wants her death to be peaceful and natural, and I am doing my best to support them and her in this wish.
Each day this week brought a new challenge for Amelia: increasing difficulty getting up to walk to the litterbox, refusing food and finally today even water wasn't welcomed. Making my late-night visit to her, I had found that Amelia had crept off of her bed and was on the floor. This may have been for a purpose, to allow her body temperature to fall. This is a necessary part of her transition. It appeared that her death was getting close. I knew we were in for a big experience this evening....
last hours. The artist, Erik Berglund, was recommended at the Anaflora (animal
homeopathic and aromatherapy) website. I began playing the songs, in the order
listed, around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26th. She rested on her left
side, curled up and looking comfortable. Occasionally she would reach out with
one paw and sometimes both paws would twitch at the same time, as though
she were dreaming. During each song she was quiet, but moved more between the
musical selections, stretching and adjusting her position. It was very clear
to me that she was aware of the harp music.
Amelia's playlist of Erik Berglund songs...
'Blue Lotus' (Lotus Reflextion, Harpa Para Bebes)
'The Flame of Illumination'
'The Flame of Transmutation and Freedom'
(we listened to this one four or five times....)
'Light Prayer' (from about 7:30 on the longer video) begins with Erik calling on all the archangels, and this song is followed by 'Let Me Remember'
'The Flame of Purification and Immortality'
Around 3:30 a.m. I noticed that Amelia was feeling cooler to the touch. I gave
her a drop of water occasionally, to keep her mouth moist. Facing away from her at the keyboard, I could tell when she began moving as the bell on her collar would jingle. Her
muscles would tense and her back would arch, so I would have to reposition her
on her bed. Each time I told her, 'You can float now, you will get a new body made out of light.'
Right about 4:00 Amelia wiggled so that her head went under the towel that was
covering her from the neck down. Typical of 'denning,' this is frequently seen
in the animal that is near-to-death. We started listening to a different kind
of music.... combined with nature sounds.
I also picked 'Zen Garden'
Together these will last almost two hours, and I believe by the time they are
over she will be well on her way to a peaceful transition. I thank Amelia and
her family for letting me share this very special time with her, and to write
You go, girl!