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This year two of our cat buddies passed away, Grey and Blondie. Grey got awfully sick in late spring and that’s when he received the diagnosis of congestive heart failure. His condition was stabilized and we brought him home. He was able to be with his cat buddies, Kitty Boy, Peach Blossom, Blondie and Willow, and was starting to get along better with Tansy.

The inevitable end came in mid-August. He was able to be outside, this and the two following photos were taken the day he died, being in the world he loved with his buddies nearby.

The woods always has elements of birth, life, and death. It had rained heavily the night before. Drops are held by a small spider’s web.

Leaves fall and they hold rain drops for a while.

Blondie had a range of serious health problems but he always sprang back and if anything was better than before. A month after Grey died he was chipper and full of adventure one day, the next he was not. He passed away shortly afterwards.

We posted this photo by Molly of Blondie two years ago and it is still one of my favorites. We all miss our two guys.

November 26, 2021