My pack is on the move….

… The time has come for mum, my step dad and Ruby to start a new adventure as they head off on their “tree change”.

Mum shed a few tears as she said goodbye to the home where we shared many wonderful years together, the home where she cuddled me through the darkest hours of our last night together. But it wasn’t too many tears.  After all, mum knows that my spirit is always with her wherever she is even if she can’t quite feel it.

The awesome thing is that they are moving to a place that is familiar to me.  Mum and I have been to that same area once before, roaming the streets and the surrounding bush.  It warms mum’s heart to have a memory of me fit and healthy as her and Ruby re-trace some of the same ground that we did many years before.

I couldn’t let mum leave our home without marking my territory one last time (because that, and guarding my mum and home is what I do best).  As she took Ruby for her last walk around the area she saw this in freshly laid concrete across the road from our house….



No matter how many kisses and cuddles mum and I shared mum always wanted just one more….

No matter how many signs that I send her letting her know I’m OK mum always wants just one more…

I guess it’s only to be expected.  After all, she is only human.

Merry Christmas everyone.



Spirit Magnum


About princess

Almost 10 year old loyal and courageous rottie! 30 May 2002 to 5 May 2012 Lost her leg to osteosarcoma on 1st Sep 2011 and did 6 rounds of chemo with carboplatin. 3 lung mets found in Mar 2012 and 1 month of Palladia done before it was stopped due to GI issues. But it was metastasis to the back right hip that finally took our little girl on 5th May 2012. She was happy, contented, relaxed and very loved when she peacefully slipped away in her mum's loving arms.
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6 Responses to My pack is on the move….

  1. fourminipups says:

    How special to find that message and know you are being watched over. Enjoy your new home and always look for the signs.

    Take care-
    Luanne and Spirit Shooter

  2. benny55 says:

    You have the most beautiful way of giving voice to the heart. You are able to create a language for feelings found deep within our soul.

    You are a true gift to this community and we are soooooo grateful to you for sharing your wisdom and your enlightenment.

    Princess did indeed leave you a message! Boy! Talk about a dog leaving “pawprints on your heart”……good job Princess!! That was a great way to get your mum’s attention! Brilliant girl!

    You honor Princess Magnum with an elegant and quiet grace that makes her so proud. She’s still protecting you just as you are protecting her legacy with every word you write and every soul you help on this journey.

    Karen, thank you.

    With love and light,

    Sally and Happy Hannah
    PS…Love the sand on her nose! What a happy girl!!

  3. princess says:

    Thank you Luanne and Shooter. I am always looking for the signs.
    Sally, you have a way of making people feel happier. You are the true gift to this community. I’m not here much anymore but I still do drop by and check. I still feel for every dog who loses their battle.

  4. jerry says:

    Ohhhhhh wow. That has GOT to be a tough thing to do and leave behind. But what a lovely thing to have new adventures ahead, where Ruby can be by your side and Magnum can follow along and support you with pure joy and goodness that shines down on you always.

    We sent you a card, not sure if you’ll get it forwarded on to you so if not, know that we said HOPPY CHRISTMAS and SEASONS GREETINGS to your pack. You are always in our hearts.

  5. taynam says:

    I read your blogs and your journey with Magnum. I must say I couldn’t read your post of her farewell without tears streaming down my face. She seems to have been very loved, and loved in return. What a blessing she was. Thank you for sharing your story and I wish you all the best on your new adventures ahead.

  6. princess says:

    Thank you for reading Magnum’s blogs. It is warming to know that her story can still be seen by others and hopefully make a difference whilst keeping her memory alive. It’s a very intense and personal journey that each of us must tread but being able to share it with others does help to ease the burden, just a little. No-one need ever be alone.

    And Jerry, don’t worry, we have mail redirection happening so I’m sure your card will arrive 🙂

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