As I was wrapping up my time on the deck, this evening, I noticed there was a notification from Google of some photo journeys awaiting to be experienced.
29 June 2013, my beloved Flyer and I took our last trip together to some of our favorite local haunts:
- Orville Wright’s home, Hawthorne Hill
- Wilbur Wright’s grave at Woodland Cemetery
- Carillon Park
August 2010 we almost lost Flyer to pancreatitis. I did my research and consulted with veterinarians, and I kept Flyer healthy and happy an additional three years.
By late Spring 2013, Flyer was losing her battle to her final illness. Chief and Navi loved on Flyer and loved accompanying her on our neighborhood walks.
That last Saturday in June, I decided we’d take a nice quiet trip together at our three favorite places.
At Wilbur’s grave, instead of sniffing around his stone and urging me to continue our walk, the old girl laid down close to Wilbur. We spent a good 45 minutes laying in the cool shaded grass. I just kept snapping photos of my dear pal, often giving in to the release of emotions.
A month later, on July 29, Flyer slipped away while Chief and I held her.
Five years ago, today, was a beautiful three hours of just spending some quiet time, starting our farewell journey.