January 12th, 2013
|07:25 pm - Cabal ~ in memory of a truly wonderful dog...|
Yesterday the world lost its noblest dog, Cabal. Cabal was an old soul dressed in the body of a white German Shepherd that survived being chained and uncared for until April 30, 2007 when fate intervened, he was found by Neil and became part of the family he was always meant to have.
My belief is that his spirit will cause the moon to glow a little brighter.
A few moments in time...
Master Cabal, alert & at the ready (with an adoring, slightly worn out Lola faithfully by his side):
Sharing a peaceful moment on a hot Summer day:
Heading out for a walk... I loved how Cabal kept corralling me back in:
The personification of love, loyalty, fulfillment, friendship, faithfulness, understanding & an unbreakable bond that neither distance, time, nor death itself can sever...
Neil's heartfelt post: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2013/01/the-power-of-dog-cabal-2003-2013.html
"If Love Could Have Saved You, You Would Have Lived Forever." ~ Within the hearts of those who loved him, I know he always will.
He was such a wonderful dog. I always loved hearing stories and seeing photos of him.
|From:|| ashbet |
|Date:||January 13th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, no -- I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He always impressed me as being beautiful and gentle despite an upbringing of brutality and neglect.
I am so glad that Cabal and Neil found each other, and that they were able to share those years together.
It's never long enough, though :/
*sending love to all who loved him*
|From:|| icprncs |
|Date:||January 13th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)|| |
I sobbed reading Neil's blog post, and warned morthael
he shouldn't read it. It was too close to Shylah's end, and even worse. I understand so much of what he must be feeling.
Cabal seemed like a remarkable dog. I'm so glad they had each other.
|From:|| ashbet |
|Date:||January 13th, 2013 03:50 am (UTC)|| |
I cried, too. There are just no words sometimes.
I've read the posts linked from Twitter, it's so sad to lose our furry friends.
Thank you for sharing these photos!
How wonderful that you have personal photos of the noble Cabal. He alway looked as if he knew the secrets of the universe. Oh...just read Neil's blog entry. I was crying on my laptop as hubby came around the corner. Its the worst feeling when you don't make it home in time. Makes my heart is heavy for him.
Every dog deserves to love and be loved as well as Cabal. My condolences to those who love him.
When I read Neil's blog earlier today I cried. We have a darling girl we rescued years ago that has become the Cabal of our family and she is near the end of her days, so this really hit my heart. My heart goes out to all who loved him. He seemed like such a treasure in a world of not enough love and goodness.
|From:|| humglum |
|Date:||January 13th, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)|| |
Such a great dog he was. Neil gave him so much love, and probably added years to his life. Losing an animal suddenly is never easy, but I think it's even harder when its one you've saved from a bad situation, or nursed from poor health. It can become a comfort, in time, to know that you allowed an animal to have its health and know love, and possibly live a few years longer than it would have otherwise, but it doesn't erase the impact of that loss. I still miss our darling Smeagol (pictured in my icon), who had sudden cardiac arrest in the middle of the night last spring at the age of 6 1/2.
Cabal is missed. I hope his faithful companion, Lola, is doing as well as she can. It can be so hard on pets when they lose a loved one, too.
I've seen so many beautiful tributes to such a wonderful dog over the past day. He truly seemed to irrevocably touch every life with whom he came in contact.