It's been two months since my sweet Calli crossed the Rainbow Bridge and as we say in Farsi, "her place is (very) empty."
I am thankful to many family members, friends, and Calli's wonderful and caring veterinary team (both at CVCA Annapolis and South Arundel Veterinary) for your kindness and compassion, the calls, cards, and other messages of sympathy and empathy, and for thinking of us. Your warm words of healing and comfort (and the hugs) are appreciated.
Calli sleeping sweetly
Searching for the right statue for her resting place took some time, but I knew I'd found the right one when I saw it, especially once I realized it's the same company that made Bell's statue. It arrived carefully and softly nestled in the box, with a very kind thank-you note from the company.
The statue (from Garden-Fountains.com) looked so much like one of her napping poses, I put it on her purple blanket to take a photo before placing it at the head of her resting place.
My mom always makes halva for loved ones who have passed (usually on the anniversary of their passing). This is a Persian tradition to honor their spirit and is usually made for the memorial service as well. For Calli, I thought I'd make the halva in the shape of a sweet feline and a cat's paw print. I hope she would approve.
It does give me comfort that Calli and Bell are together...
Bell's resting place and Calli's resting place, next to each other and facing our little pond and the forsythia (where birds love to hang out).
May you be free, happy, and peaceful, my angels. I love and miss you; you're always in my heart.