March 5th 2017, a soul was born that was to transform the lives of me, Shyam @himalayan.yogi and Omkar. A month later, Ashita @ashitamathew posted some pictures and it was love at first sight. He travelled all the way from Kerala and landed in our home.
We named him Moksha. Perhaps he chose the name based on his destiny. For the first two years of his life, he was a bundle of madness. From constant mischief to throwing himself on us to shouting back loudly when he was scolded, he made it clear that he was a force to reckon with.
Exactly two years ago to this very day, he went out one morning and came back in few minutes with a swollen shoulder and crying. It looked like something had bitten him. At first he was diagnosed as possible tick fever. But within half a day of being bitten he started falling down. He was losing neurological control. Then one day he started losing all control. It could have been a stroke or degenerative myelopathy or anything really, but he was a quadriplegic. He was bedridden.
But something told us it was not yet his time. Shyam patiently dressed his wounds every single day and gaping holes became much better and eventually healed. Eventually we shifted to harness from trees, a bench below and he was happy to stand even two hours at a time looking around at the farm. He was absolutely happy. He loved his Ayurvedic oil massage and warm bath.
We travelled for a few days and were on our way back this morning when Nagaraj at home called us to say Moksha vomited and was unresponsive. He passed away within an hour, a few minutes before we arrived. It was quite likely a blood clot to his brain. He was fine last night standing from the tree. He just decided to leave. Of course we are happy that he is free now. But this time, somehow, our heart is truly broken. Coming to terms with Moksha’s lack of presence at home is heart wrenching. All our lives revolved around him.
I know that so many of you have been part of Moksha’s short but miraculous journey. Keep him with love in your hearts and pray for his soul to finally be at peace after the arduous journey he has been through.
With a broken heart 💔
March 2017- July 2021 ...