In the past couple days we've received so many kind messages and blog comments, offering comfort and support for our loss of Bart. Thank you all.
Today I was wishing that Bart could be young again and have another ten years ahead of him. Everywhere I look I am reminded of Bart. He used to inspect my shoes each morning to see if I was putting on the ones that meant I'd stay at home, versus those that took me away. It was obvious that he approved of those that kept me with him during the day. If the shoes required tying, he'd come and nudge me as I sat on the floor so I'd pet him instead of tying the laces.
I remembered how fast he could run and how far he could jump. And how beautiful it was to see him sail through the air so effortlessly and with such grace. Thankfully, there are millions of those memories.
Sadly, there is no magic to turn back time and we must all go forward. Knowing that there are others out there thinking good thoughts for Bart and for us, and truly understanding how painful this has been, is helpful.
We have received many lovely messages, including these:
Edie lit a candle in Bart's honor.
We are fortunate to have a wonderful veterinary practice near us. Dr. Kent Littlehale, Dr. Jennifer Lawrence and vet techs Andrea, Mica, Rachel, Lauren, Julie, and Mama Julie have lovingly and diligently cared for Bart from the time he joined our household eleven years ago.
Yesterday Dr. Littlehale helped Bart over the Bridge around 9:00AM. In the afternoon, this card arrived, accompanied by the flowers above. Moe and I were incredibly touched. There are no words to express our gratitude.