Monday, November 21, 2011

Saying goodbye

Today our dear friend Catie said goodbye to her sweet Andi.  16 years together. 

From Andi's project

Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you.....
I loved you so --
'twas Heaven here with you."

--by Ilsa Paschal Richardson

Several years ago, I was able to get some good pictures of Catie and Andi.  I am so glad that I was able to get these happy snaps. 

We know how hard this is.  In time, our grief transcended to remembrance, joy, and gratitude for all the time together.  We love you Catie.


connniewalden said...

We lost our sweet dog, Haley on October 5th after 11 years and 3 months of friendship. She was a wonderful dog with not a mean bone in her body. She had diabetes and the last three days of her life were miserable. We had to put her down. She was exhausted and gently laid her sweet head down quickly after the injection.

I understand your grief. Connie

Deirdre Honner said...

Connie, thanks for the note. We lost our Allie after 14 years - it's a different kind of grief for me. Seeing dog hair and no dog. Thinking that you have to check their water, let them out, feed them. So much of my schedule was based around Allie's needs.

You did the most compassionate act available. Thanks for sharing.