And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
Shakespeare, Hamlet, 5, 2
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He really did not recover and despite all the measures would not eat again; ironically his original person contacted me the day I knew his end would be near and I’d decided to contact her. We found a time and place to meet last night as he rallied enough to look at her and be petted and she told me stories of his life, then the drive in the dark to the Frankie’s Friends/HCMT clinic north of Pittsburgh. So many thanks to Dr. Morrow’s generosity in accommodating the timing and Lindsay Joyce for meeting me so late and your comforting presence. The last time I held him, his eyes would not even open but he put his head against my chest and purred, and his big soft mitten paws gently kneaded the air. He went easily, it was right.
Thank you so much to our extended family of felines and humans in Verona, Ontario for putting a candle in your window to guide Lakota.
And thanks to everyone who sent wishes, purrs, barks, good thoughts, energy and love in the time he’s been with us, and especially this past week.
This year when I speak about “The Joy of Pets” at the Pet Memorial Day ceremony, I’ll have a story for all those present.
Thanks for sharing my life for the six weeks you were with me, Lakota. I enjoyed every minute, and I’m sure you did too.
“To love that well, which thou must leave ‘ere long.”
Shakespeare, Sonnet 73
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