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Thank you everyone, for your caring and shared heart felt thoughts. Losing our companions is never easy, but oh how much richer they make the time we do get to spend together.
I returned to the space Zack and I shared together for so many hours, while I was recuperating over the past year. I sat and painted a box for his burial, feeling his absence deeply - no little head trying to push it's way under my hand as I worked...
What greater gift than the love of a cat?
~ Charles Dickens
The sun finally graced us with it's presence, and we were able to create a resting place for Zack in our back yard,
Endings and beginnings. Just hours after we finished burying Zack, I got the approval I've been waiting for from my insurance company to begin a new course of treatment, which should help alleviate a great deal of the joint pain I have been dealing with. I had been thinking - gee, once I start doing better Zack sure isn't going to be happy, if I start getting out and about more. As saddened as I am with the huge loss his passage has left, I can't help feel a sense of peace with the timing of his passing being a part of the natural transition needed for both of us moving forward.
My memories have me laughing and crying; my ears and eyes still sense him on the sidelines, just out of reach; and my heart holds him closely...