Thank you to so many of you who sent sympathies and kind words – here at Meanwhile, at the Manse, as well as by email and in person, and at Raymond’s post on Facebook – in response to the news that Bayona, one of our two Sedgwick-Brassard cats, had died suddenly this past Sunday. So many of you are also cat-lovers, or animal-lovers at least, and you know that when one loses a beloved pet, it’s just like losing a member of the family – because the pet is a member of the family. Bayona sure was a treasured member of our family, and our house feels so empty without her.
You know what I need? A trip to Queensborough and the Manse. That will cheer me up.
But meanwhile – thank you again. Your kind wishes have meant a great deal to Raymond and me. And hey, if any of you have been thinking about getting a cat – please visit your local SPCA or Humane Society (here is a link to the Quinte branch, and here are photos of all the cats there, who by the way are lovely) and adopt one. That’s how we got our dear Bayona. There would be no better way to honour her memory than to give a loving home to a cat in need of one. Just as she once was.