Sweet Nadja

When Nadja got sick in the Summer of 2010, the Vet helped me keep her alive and, for the most part, pain free with fluid injections that I administered daily for a little over a year.  I was so grateful to have that extra time with her and it helped me to prepare somewhat for what was to come.

On July 25, 2011 (one year ago today) Nadja left this world and went on to new adventures.  I was struck with a sadness that I’ve never known.  It took months for the pain in my heart to ease.  My eyes still well up sometimes when I think of her.   It’s a very sweet sadness, though.  I’ve found that it’s a great joy to hold her in my heart and keep my memories of the 16 years she spent with me close.  I enjoy her visits occasionally in my dreams and the little things that bring her to mind.  Nadja is gone, but she will never disappear. 

“Grief makes one hour ten.”
William Shakespeare

“The problem with loving is that pets don’t last long enough
and people last too long.”
Anonymous

WARNING on The West Side ;)

This festive yard display may look like the kind of tribute to the Holidays one might encounter on a typical January afternoon driving through the west side on Grant Street in Buffalo, but a closer look reveals something of a paradox.  The sign on the wooden fence around the driveway waxes poetic with…

WARNING
NO
TRESPASSING
VIOLATORS
WILL BE SHOT
SURVIVORS
WILL BE SHOT
AGAIN