It was a day of opening the windows and letting the fresh spring air filter through our rooms and breathe life into our home. It was also the start of a new beginning for Milo as he now realizes that his playmate has gone before him. We moved Milo's food bowls down where Bailey's once was and treated him well with plenty of hugs and kisses as well. It will take Milo some time to get used to not having his sparing partner around I'm sure. He's been calling out with a random meow every now and then, I'm sure he's calling for Bailey to come out, come out, where ever you are..
While going through the house cleaning up and doing my normal routine, I bent down to refill Bailey's bowls with fresh water and suddenly realized I was stuck in a habit. I stood there for a moment looking at the bowls and thought about what to do with them. These bowls meant the world to Bailey as she knew we would always feed her well. She'd lick and lick till every last morsel and gravy drop was gone. How could I remove them I thought? Then, it came to me.. I will make them into something that will bring a smile on our faces. I put an arrangement in them and set them on my kitchen table for all to see and smile at when the walk in the house. I absolutely love them and believe that Bailey is approving of the way her bowls have now become our Bailey Flower Bowls...
We'll get through this, I'm convinced. She left us as gentle as a butterfly flying in the wind, looking at me and saying, "So long.. until we meet again"..
Thank you to all my wonderful readers who have written me so many wonderful notes and kind words.. This is what blogging is all about.. a connection of friends who have gone through the same good times, bad times and sad times and give you the hope and energy to move forward in life, regardless what your emotion or situation may be.. Thank you.. it means the world to me.