As many of you may know, Freckles passed away yesterday. She went very peacefully with me beside her. I was lucky, very lucky, to have my friends Peter and Sue there to help me afterwards. And then Sue (aka Myrna) came over yesterday afternoon, even though I said she didn’t have to, and sat with me for a few hours and we talked about lots of things and cried every now and then.

Last night I couldn’t bring myself to go to sleep in my bed. As Peter said “What are you going to do with all that room?” which is so true. Most nights I had to cling to the edge of the bed because Freckles has spread herself out across the rest of the bed. I slept on the couch but tonight I’ll go back to my bed. I have a feeling I’ll still be clinging to the edge for a while.

I know some day this pain in my heart will start to heal … but Freckles will always be a part of me.

R.I.P. Freckles.