The ground is thawing out, and we will be burying Sony today, right beside the screen porch she loved so much. My son built her a wooden coffin, and she is wrapped in her favorite blanket. I've printed out the following and it is sealed in plastic and will be tacked to the top of the coffin:
10/31/1994 - 4/5/2008
Faithful, sweet, loving companion.
You were always watching out for me.
I will never forget you.
You will be missed so much!
Now rest in peace, my dear friend.
We will be planting a 'Miss Kim' lilac over her grave...
I have shed so many tears. When does the pain of loss get easier?