Allister Memorial“We die with the dying: see, they depart & we go with them.
We are born with the dead: see, they return & bring us with them.” T.S. Eliot

October 2010
Dear Allister, (BHT, Daddy, Judge),
We miss you so much, sweet boy, & it hurt us deeply to say goodbye to you last week. Up until the very end you were surrounded by love, alongside your family of loyal vets & vet techs at the Allandale Clinic, & your two mamas who loved you fiercely. You fought so bravely against lymphoma, & simply inspired us everyday with your courage and spirit. Allister, your life was beautiful, & your legacy of living fully & happily embracing everyone who crossed your path will live on with us. Thank you for filling our home with your rooty toot toots, your sweet snoring, sounds of you wolfing down your food & an abundance of kisses. You are forever and ever a part of our family, & you hold a special place in our “heart’s neighborhood.” We wish you could be here to snuggle up with, but we know that you are truly here in spirit & everywhere we go. You are the sunshine that warms us, the cool air that sweeps through the trees, a shadow cast from the moon’s soft glow. What a profound blessing to have shared your life with you!
We are the luckiest.
With all the love in our hearts,
Sarah, Stacy, Milo, Tecate & Travis (8/00 to 6/10)
“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly–that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” Anne Lamott