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It has been a difficult weekend as I walk in the house and by habit glance at the sofa where Sasha spent most of her days, doing what Sasha did best... nap. She was a black belt napper since her kitten days.
You would think as I knew that day was inevitable, it would be easier... but how heartbreaking it was to wash out their blue kibble container and mauve water bowl (the popular "colors of the day" back when we purchased both 18 1/2 years ago) for the very last time. Although she had stopped eating and drinking a few days earlier, I couldn't bring myself to wash and put them away until she was under the dogwood tree.
I'm not quite up to writing a true Sunday Afternoon Tea today. So... I leave you the lovely video I found on Tullian Tchividjian's blog, honoring his late grandmother... Ruth Graham... a tribute to a woman I admire set to the music of a favorite song (and singer). Have a blessed Sunday. :)