This morning we said farewell to our beloved 18-year-old Maltese Kirby, who we rescued six years ago. She was a tough lady when she came to us, testy and determined— at all of 4.5 pounds. An impossible day, but we are at peace with the fact we provided her a comfortable home with unconditional love. In god's hands, may she again run like the wind.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Karine Hannah saddled up for a three-hour session at 2C Studios in Brooklyn yesterday to record background vocals for the Blue Planet and Crystal Ball remixes—two wickedly festive dance re-rubs that Ayhan has been commissioned to do for a Grammy-winning female vocalist who has one of the top 10 pop hits of all time. Who could it be? Stand by for details by year-end!