Tom: It's Tommy again today. Yesterday was a lesson to us, a lesson in how quickly joy can turn into sorrow and therefore how important it is to treasure each and every moment.
First, we saw on FaceBook that our Finnish friends at Pikku Punapippuri had lost their beloved Tuomo Veli in the night. Then, the phone rang and it was our friend, Ms. A, in tears, to let us know that her heart dog, Pie, had made the journey to the Bridge in the night.
Our human friends all know that life for us is shorter than it is for them, and so we are likely to precede them to the Bridge. Tuomo and Pie were both senior citizens but that of course does absolutely nothing to dull the pain.
So, first, our respects to the great FinnCat Tuomo and our deepest condolences to his family
And now to sweet Pie who was one of my very first friends, from when I was still a puppy, always kind and patient with me. She and I shared so many wonderful moments together:
Perhaps one of those waiting to greet Pie at the Bridge will be our Sen-Chan:
Farewell, Sweet Pie. You were a real beauty in every way. We will all meet up again one day. In the meantime, we like to think of you young again, romping at the Bridge.