On Sunday last, Sanctuary volunteers and staff bade a communal farewell to our many animal friends who have died in recent years.
We gathered at the base of Memorial Hill on a damp and grey winter afternoon. Fortunately, David had built a crackling fire and its energy warmed us during the service. A reading, prayers, offerings and beautiful song encouraged us to cherish our memories of animals who have touched our hearts. Paco, Chiclet, Dusty Rose, Riley, Peaches, Sienna………just a few names from a list that is very long. We marveled each in our own way at the impact that these gentle creatures had made upon our lives.
We are grateful for all that we received from these special companions and we will carry them in our memory even as we reach out to others in need. The circle of life and death is an ever-turning wheel.