At 13 years of age, Due made his transition into the next world.
His favorite toy, Winnie the Pooh, comforted Due as he prepared for his final journey.
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I went for a walk in the woods and when I came back Barbara told me that Due was very unsettled because I had not informed my ex-husband, from whom I had recently separated, what was going on. It was the truth, but Barbara could not have known. I called my ex-husband and told him; after the phone call Due seemed to be thanking us with his eyes for finally allowing him to run free in the fields in the sky.
The vet told me that she generally gave two injections but, after the first one, my dear Due slipped silently and gently away to his new destiny to join his group soul. Barbara covered him with a beautiful, soft blanket of flowers from the garden and we watched over him for a while. He seemed to be smiling.
At exactly the same time that Due was taking his leave a tiny, adorable red breast flew against the window and also died. We decided to have him cremated with Due and I added a Winnie The Pooh soft toy which had been Due’s for years and was the only toy in his whole lifetime which he had not nibbled away on.