My thanks to Timely, Raine, Torok, whyamIhere, & WIS.
To close out this thread (in a way), I'm posting three pictures from the past week or so. I've decided not to publish any from the actual day of
Dada's funeral, but I'll share one from the night before, and two from the day after.
On the evening of Thursday Jan 17, I had a private visit with her. A final opportunity to see her in this mortal realm and rest my hand on hers one
On Saturday Jan 19, I went up to the cemetery to spend a bit of time there in contemplation and also get some pics of the flower arrangements. The two
kitties who had adopted us went along, as they follow me almost everywhere these days. The Tom is especially sensitive to my moods and the day that
Dada passed away he cried in that strange way some cats do.
In this pic, the young Tom was inspecting the flowers:
Then a few seconds later, just as I took another pic, he did this:
Yes, he stood up on his hind legs and balanced himself with his tail -- which is rather unusual for cats -- and with his front paws drawn up and in
close, he just stood stock-still, staring at the grave. It was almost like he was either praying or saying a silent goodbye.
Then he walked down the pathway a few yards, stopped and waited for me.
I realized it was time to go home for the day. So, I slowly walked down the path, the cats with me.
edit on 24/1/19 by JustMike because: typo