When Steve and I adopted Lilly Belle we kept the name the rescuer assigned, so as not to further confuse her since this was yet another move into another home.
I can still see her tiny body marching down those front stairs still on the leash knowing exactly where she was going. In seconds she was off the leash and literally flew into the back seat from the open front seat door straight onto my chest like I was a magnet and didn’t let go. The rest is our history together as a family.
Just to make her mine however, I attached the word Pi to her name making it Lilly Belle Pi.
Pi is a mathematical constant defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter; its decimal representation never ends and never settles into a permanently repeating pattern.
I liked the never-ending part as in ‘has no beginning and has no end’. Pi or π or 3.14.159.
I gave Lilly that name in addition to the one she already had as a symbol that we would love her forever and never leave.
I told her parents from my spirit to theirs that I had their special daughter in my care. She’s safe and doing fine. And that we would always love and care for her like they would. I found her. I found her, I told them. They replied in spirit language – she found you. Lucky Lilly Belle Pi.
The day before Christmas on 24 December 2018 Steve stopped on the way home from work to get some lottery tickets. He didn’t know what number to play so he Googled Pi. Immediately the number 314.1 came up on the screen, so that’s what he played 314.1 with a back up, which means if it comes in any order he wins something.
Well, Lucky Pi didn’t come in the exact order, but all the numbers were there. Pi WON! 1413. Wow. I was stunned. Of course I was a little disappointed that the lottery pays out so little on four numbers, but 400.00 is nothing to scoff at, especially around Christmas and especially since I had just overextended myself by buying Steve a new computer, his being on its last legs.
So he gives me 200 he takes 100 and gives Lilly 100. Later he gave me his 100 and I put 300 on a credit card payment and Lilly kept hers.
Steve gets on a bus and goes out to Heinen’s and Whole Foods to food shop for Lilly. Luckily they had in stock what they usually don’t, a 5 lb. bag of frozen Delight Soy Vegan Chicken Nuggets – one of Lilly’s all-time favorites. I mean this nugget tastes and textures like halfway between white and dark meat on a chicken. I do all kinds of stuff with it, but because it’s so expensive we don’t get it often. Well, this was Lilly’s treat and did she love every morsel. She had vegan chicken nuggets every day for a week!
Lucky Lilly! Lucky Pi!