It’s been a week just about to the moment that I let Kelly go, and all those of us who have lost a loved one of any species know how important it is to stop and observe those first anniversaries after the event.
This morning Mewsette and I were in the basement with the door open to the garden on a lovely summer day, and as I photographed Mewsette at her antics in the sun and shadow, I remembered Kelly on a similar morning in 2002 when I took a series of photos of her, one of which inspired one of the first of my animal sympathy cards, above.
This photo, in particular, always described Kelly for me in those moments when she was within her own memories.
Kelly inspired many things, which I’ll be mentioning as I post new prints of artwork and photos. I have so much to thank her for.
Below is a slideshow of other photos from that same morning, some cropped, some angled, some including my toes, but Kelly is perfect in every one. The little tail you see next to my foot in some of the photos is Moses, a sweet and gentle former feral as well, and Kelly’s mentor; she quietly showed Kelly all the good places in the house, including the basement door on a sunny summer morning.
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