Farewell darling Yatzie 

Yatzie left us on December 2 2021. The pain is unbearable, and life will not be the same without her. 
Yatzie was a remarkable dog. She changed my life. She helped me feel again when I was broken hearted. Made me laugh and play. Brought me new friends, made me find my loving husband and took me on countless adventures. She opened the hearts of many and showed us what unconditional love is. She took every given opportunity to share her love, not only with her beloved family but also with every stranger that came on her path. On my birthday 10 years ago she gave me the prettiest little gift, Moët, and another 9 cuddles of love. Yatzie and Moët became best friends and playmates. Yatzie helped me find my passion, lured me into becoming an entrepreneur (barking without stopping on her first day away from me: “you are not gonna put me in any kind of day pension mum!”), in corporate communication at first, which lately developed into working with communication with dogs. She taught me to be more in the present, by coming to ask for a cuddle throughout the day and by being the perfect example of the art of living “here and now”.
A few years ago Yatzie developed some issues with her liver. We found a delicious diet that she did well on together with natural medicines. Once in a while she did not feel like eating and we started worrying. But after a few days her appetite was back. Her sight and hearing deteriorated, like it often does in older dogs. She had light arthrosis. She was always a very stubborn dog, and when she did not feel like going out she made it clear, so Moët and I started taking the longer walks just the two of us, at least a few times a week.

Two days ago I planned to take Moët out alone, but Yatzie came running and said I want to come along! I was surprised when she after the walk around her favourite little lake she asked for yet another round. And one more. I could not believe it but was thrilled to see her so cheerful and fit. Content after a full and happy day we all went to sleep in our bedroom, close together as we always have.

In the early morning Yatzie was struck by an epileptic seizure. When we arrived at the emergency she had almost recovered but was still not fully herself. Two hours later at home she had another seizure, and before we arrived at our veterinary she had several more. I held her in my arms to calm and comfort her, it was scary for both of us. But it was very clear to us that the time had come to release her with love to the other dimension, the mystic place that we do not know much about but that I am convinced we all will experience in its full glory one day. Until that day you are always with me in my heart my darling and soulmate Yatzie, my light on earth, my inspiration and comfort. I will miss you tremendously. I will always love you.

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