Tuesday, July 3, 2007
A week ago yesterday, our alpha and the dog we've had the longest (10 years), Sophie, had to make her journey to the Rainbow Bridge due to cancer. As we always do, we chose an individual cremation for her.
I received the call that her ashes were ready, and we picked them up today. Of course all the emotion of the moment came rushing back, but also a sense of calm. While everyone grieves in their own way, bringing the ashes home has always helped me work through the mourning stages. For me, it's another step along the path that brings some closure and comfort.
She's home again forever, where she belongs, with her family who loves her most and will take her place alongside her adopted "brothers and sisters" who've made the same journey before her.
Welcome home again, our dear Sophie. We love you always.