In Loving Memory of Lester
March 22, 2004 – September 24, 2021
Last Friday on September 24, 2021, after 14 years of being my teacher, my precious Lester breathed his last breath peacefully in my arms at home. He was 17 1/2 years old.
I always knew I would honor his sovereignty. I know that it is not my place to take away any being’s life. Certainly not his. Everyone told me it would be cruel to let him suffer but it was far from cruel. He had a heart murmur and died of congestive heart failure. But he CHOSE to leave and did so on his own terms.
The vet administered oxygen to him and when there was nothing more to do, I took him home. I was ready to sit with him and hold him through however long it would take. It didn’t take long at all. I’ve never witnessed nor experienced a departure with such grace, love and peace. I physically felt his soul leave his body. A feeling I will never forget. I am deeply changed from this experience.
A very special heartfelt and immense thanks to my teacher Liana Shanti for being present with Lester’s soul to help guide him on to his next journey. To all of my Lemurian sisters who held space for the both us while all of this was happening, thank you for enveloping us in the love and light of Jesus. Your love and support mean the world to me.
Losing Lester is a great loss for me. He wasn’t just a dog to me. He was like my son. He was the embodiment of pure unconditional love. Lester came to teach me about unconditional
LVE for myself, others and all sentient beings.
Anyone who knows me personally and met Lester knew automatically about the great love and connection we shared with one another.
Neither my ex-husband or I had pets growing up so we had no regard for dogs. However, my son wanted a dog and he didn’t relent in his desire. We chose to rescue and adopted him. My heart was so hideous at that time because I honestly thought Lester was “ugly” when I saw him online as an option. Lester came from a kill shelter and his time was up.
It was supposed to be my son’s dog but Lester chose me and didn’t let go.
I am so incredibly grateful I allowed his love to transform my hideous heart into one that could have the most deepest love and appreciation for his. To see the beauty he possessed in every way inside and out. I am forever changed by his love. How foolish to even think that as humans we rescue them, NO. They come here to rescue us. To be our teachers.
Not everyone accepts the call, I am forever changed because I did. There is so much I will share about the Lessons of Love he gave me but I leave you with the most important one for ALL animals. Animals are not here to be tortured and killed for our eating pleasure. It is a gift and an honor to co-exist with them. It took me so many years to become vegan. I wavered many times but I had already cemented my commitment earlier this year to never going back before Lester passed. It doesn’t matter how long it took me all that mattered is that I began the journey and am here today. I highly recommend the book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows.
Many will not understand everything I wrote and that’s okay. I hold no judgement on anyone who chooses differently than me. That is not my place. I however, cannot nor will I ever hold back on what I know is true. Lester’s life demands that I share what he came to show me and others. This is why I have decided to write a book about these lessons of love and the book will be titled, Lester’s Love Lessons.
I will always love you Lester. ¡Mí amor, para siempre! I know your love and light remains in my heart and as it deepens into my soul, I continue to change for the better. ¡Te Amo, precioso!
In complete and utter gratitude,