Japano who was once upon a time named Kachero, a Bali Street Dog who resided with a pack of fellow Bali Street Dogs and a Japanese man. They were eight in total canine wise and one human who was their guardian, a family if you like, a grouping who lived together for an extended period of symbiotic time and duration.
Kachero who came to be Japano, lived to all intensive purposes an idyllic life, an existence that saw her and her family live a harmonious and holistic day by day routine of security and safety, on a level that suited all concerned.
The Japanese man died suddenly, leaving his dogs alone with him in death, all that was together in one moment, was obliterated in another momentous flash. Everything that was known, was relied upon and was routinely mapped, was gone and would never return to normal.
For any Human who has experienced those stratospheric, exquisitely precise and core shattering experiences of unbelievable levels of loss, the effect on bodily systems and emotional stability are razor sharp torment tipped splinters of ongoing hellish realm states, realities at levels unimaginable in intensity and duration, especially when compared to those everyday ongoing and usually unnoticed passing and flowing passages of lower level loss.
Each and every sentient being will react in their individual and unique way to such ‘special’ loss and Japano had lost the most special big ticket items and things of all, stability, security, surety.
What a proud brindle Bali Street Dog was about to undergo and be subjected to was no different to what every sentient being experiences and even though she was just a dog, stress at that level would manifest itself in drastic and pitiful ways. The effect that would consume, infect and affect her complete being would mirror reactions that humans also show, when faced with the greatest challenge life can throw.
Evicted, netted, dragged and relocated from absolutely everything she had ever known, was just the first salvo of physical suffering, so much more was to follow. Her heart, soul and mind would be the forgotten elements in a terror filled and tormented life, an existence that was to become her new normal and excruciating now life.
Retreating and hiding and avoiding and repelling and shaking and shivering and submitting and dying. Six of her canine family had already died in the violent throws of heartbreaking grand mal seizures; Japano was soon to follow on the synaptic twisting, spine snapping roller coaster of suffering.
In grief everything dies to make way for new beginnings and life readjusts adapts and goes on. But there is extreme grief, heart and mind breaking stuff from which there is no return. Japano had reached such a place and state, she had lost everything and when the seizures arrived, it would have been so very right for what had become of her emaciated body and mad mind to just give in, give up and just die, it would have been a blessed relief.
What was left after her life had been shredded up, torn apart and cast away, was a twitching and terrified shell of rattling and growling and snarling insanity. She had survived what the rest had not, a truly strong striped Bali Street Dog. But the damage was extreme, unsteady and with ongoing mini convulsive episodes that rippled bodily along her right side from head to paw, euthanasia awaited to finally end her suffering.
Japano who once upon a time in another life was known as Kachero, a strong Bali Street Dog who had a life and family taken brutally away is still alive today. Thanks to an incredibly perceptive and dedicated Doctor of Veterinary science and the amazing intuitive heart and mind skills of a beautiful and patient individual, Japano was given a last minute green dream reprieve, two humans and one dog decided to try one and very last time.
Japano is still fondly referred to as twisted sister, she doesn’t twitch and twerk anymore, except on those occasions when she is extremely happy, most times now. Japano now sleeps outstretched and deep, lays in long and wakes without a start.
Japano now has a mind at peace, a still and restful place, a state where fear is not a factor in her life anymore, she is free. Thank you so very much to Dr Kadek and Briedhe for the fact that you never gave up on what you saw and for what you knew on a much deeper level.
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