Jenny Swiecicki tells us all about Puffy in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 59, Winter 2008:
Towards the end of the summer, Puffy’s vitality dropped slightly, and her breathing began to get a bit wheezy. Once again I offered Jin Shin Jyutsu, and she accepted. She slept like an angel through more than one Kidney Flow, her little body receiving peacefully. I used the Kidney Flow to support her life energy and lungs. I also used the Spleen, the 26 and 13 Flows. I began a daily routine with her, but soon had to leave for a family trip to Michigan, leaving Puffy home with Jim.
A week later, on the evening of my return, I got a message from Jim saying that Puffy wasn’t doing well. She stopped eating that afternoon and seemed pretty fatigued and wobbly. When I arrived home late that night, she was curled up on a blanket, her energy pulled very inward. I sensed that she was getting ready to die, and told her, “Puffy, if you are getting ready to go, I will support you in that.” I also told her that if she wanted to stay, I’d support that, too.
Through the night and the next day, Puffy’s small body continued to slow down. I brought her to the vet in the afternoon and they put her on fluids to ease the shock of the process for her. When I went into the back to see her, she wiggled her little tail when I said her name.
We had to leave her there for a few hours, which was hard, but it gave me time to eat, rest, and get a bed ready for her. Jim and I picked her up just before 8:00; I could tell she was close to dying. I held her in my arms on the way home, then let her lie on the bed I’d made for her in front of the altar. Jim held her 4s and I held opposite paws. We sang songs and gave her lots of love. I got up for a minute, and Puffy took her last breath while Jim was still holding her 4s. It was so peaceful, that last breath and the way the life moved from her body. We both kept our hands on her for a while, feeling the pulses and witnessing the way that death is such a remarkable transition. This was shortly after 9 p.m. I believe it was somewhere between 9:11 and 9:15, on 9/11/07.
So little Puffy, in her 9th year, in the 9th month, and in the 9th hour of that evening began her journey into a new beginning. And what a day to choose…9/11/07!
To be continued…