By the calendar it was a month today that we lost Cherry. As you know, losing such a close creature family member is brutal … so we’re doing our best – and managing to a certain extent – to adjust to her absence. Over the course of the past week I’ve spent several full+ days locating, rinsing through and selecting the photos and videos I want to include in a Life Celebration for her. And as much as I’ve LOVED seeing all the photos and videos (and remembering / savoring the moments when I took them) it’s been a far more emotionally draining than I was expecting … so the full celebration post / page will have to wait until I am able to complete it properly.
In the meantime, I’m readying a couple of videos that I’m sure you’ll love:
This first one is of Joanne giving Cherry a CatWash — Joanne’s name for a rough and tumble body massage that Cherry absolutely loved receiving … in fact, she would approach Joanne at least once each day — often several times a day — asking for her CatWash.
This second video is very near and dear to me: It’s of Cherry asking me to tuck her in or take a nap with her. Cherry usually went through this each day after lunch, a routine that started not long after she and Cal came to live here, when I was having a series of surgeries and using daily naps as recovery time; she also did this every.single.night. as a means of directing me to bed at 9PM.
We have soooo many wonderful things to show and tell you about Cherry, but life being what it is, it’ll take me a bit longer to make them available.
Cherry Carroll, one of the sweetest cat I’ve ever known 🙂