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Henri does not care for your pagan ritual.

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I got to thinking about Maggie’s many gifts to us throughout her 16 years.  Some were difficult to interpret. She woke us between 3:00 and 6:00 a.m. every day of our lives, so we would have the pleasure of putting her in the garage.  Even though she had her own door. She gave an awkward […]

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Maggie’s Gone

and I exchanged about half a pleasantry over the phone.   I started crying and he went right to work. He said, “Is Maggie black with yellow eyes?   All I can see are these huge yellow eyes,”.  I could hear him smiling.  Then he said, “She’s starting to move into spirit.  .  .  ” At […]

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We said goodbye to Maggie on October 14.  She was 16 and cat sibling to Chester; he made his transition in April. Maggie’s passing was much more difficult than Chet’s.  She was present to the end; Chester had checked out but for a faint heartbeat, about 12 hours before the euthanasia.  His spirit was all […]

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Lately I hear people say of their animals, “they don’t understand English”.   Since I spend half my time asking people, “well, did you tell your dog/cat/gerbil?”, I also spend a certain amount of time thinking oh nuts, it’s true.  I’m crazy. Yet, I don’t think so.  They were early days in my career and it […]

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A Passing and The Aftermath

The passing of an old friend leaves a terrible hole.  I see Chester on the bed.  Maggie pads down the hall and I begin to think, which one are you? I pull out two bowls at meal time.  No one showers with me or my husband.  Chester perched on the edge of the tub and […]

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RIP, Beloved

A week earlier, Chester told me he planned to pass on Friday.  It was Thursday lunch and he was perched on my lap, purring away.  He hadn’t eaten for days. As we schmoozed I said, “you know Chet, we have that appointment with Stacey tomorrow at 11:00.  You’re going to have to take a big […]

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Chet is passing

Chester is making his transition.   For months now I’ve counseled clients with dying pets and now I get to practice what I preach. The countdown began 6 days ago.  The first two days he purred like mad and wanted to be held.  I hauled him around the house, accomplishing what I could with one hand […]

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Most days, I found in a pile on my lawn.   I’d stand a foot or two away and look at them. On their best day, skunks are lumpy and slow.   It’s exaggerated in the very young.   As the babies grew more animated they began to react to my presence and it was hilarious. First, a […]

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