One of the most beautiful things about being a part of an online community which revolves around animals, is also the most heartbreaking. Death. If you're anything like me, and most pet-lovers are, we become attached to these beautiful creatures on a deeply sentimental level. Deeply sentimental. We love these animals as though they belong to us. Every canine "met" instantaneously becomes like ours. So when one passes on, we, too, have just lost a Friend. We, too, are heartbroken.
This is a bit late, but I learned just this morning that my dear, sweet Blogging Friend, Suka, from http://sukajustsayin.blogspot.com/ died. On October 29th, 2012. He slipped quietly away--as naturally as possible--in the privacy of his own home, following a battle with heart disease.
I have not "known" Suka for very long. However. Within such a brief period, he and his owner, K, have written such sweet and encouraging comments on Beautifully Unique. Sweet and encouraging. Among their last was after I revealed my birth defect, craniosynostosis, plus an ongoing struggle with learning disabilities. They wrote: "I am sorry that you sometimes suffer emotionally due to your condition. I think we all have our cross to bear and you seem to be doing your best to live a happy, healthy life. You have a lot of love to share and Rose is very fortunate that you share it with her. :-> And we in Blogville are very fortunate that you share your wisdom and struggles and knowledge with us.".
Suka will be dearly missed.