Alex was at school and a wonderful neighbor came over to watch Justin while Dave and I brought one of our first two 'babies' into the vet. It was hard, but his passing was very peaceful-- he fell into a deep sleep, and then death, on the same blanket that Copper died on. The same blanket my mom made for me when I was a baby.
After telling Alex what had happened, and holding her through her sobs, we decided to plant a garden in memory of Huxley. The whole family went to the Nursery and picked out plants that 'spoke' to us.
Alex picked out some narcissus, because we saw our first daffodils this morning at school. Justin wanted an orange flower, and he found some garden mums. I found the biggest purple anemone, because Huxley was a big, bold spirit. Alex was also attracted to a beautiful purple and white crocus that, upon planting, we discovered was named "Remembrance".
We broke the soil, tilled the ground, planted and prayed.
9-30-02 - 04-30-13