We were all invited to touch the dove as their gentle keeper cupped the lead dove in his and and walked around to each of us. When we were done touching her, he walked a few steps away, leaned down and whispered something to her, then lifted his hands and she spread her wings and was off.
When she’d circled once he opened the cage where all the rest of the doves were quietly and patiently waiting, and out they came, swooping and circling as a group among the trees circling around behind us and back to their home.
The memorial table with all the photos and mementos from families who joined us.
I’ll be writing up this year’s event with remarks from all the speakers and possibly posting my remarks separately. I will also be composing the 2013 Tribute Scroll to include all the pets who were remembered at the event whose persons wanted them to be remembered. Click here to read a review of the program from previous years, and click here to read my previous remarks. Click here to see other Tribute Scrolls.
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