Monday, August 2, 2010

Goodbye, Sophie and more art

Sophie a few years ago

Our beloved Sophie cat died yesterday, age 19 years and 8 months. It was time for her to go but she'll be much missed. It's the end of a long era. Sophie used to watch "Night Court" every night with my daughter when the latter was in high school. Even when Karuna wasn't home, Sophie would go in the TV area at 5 PM, waiting for the show. She fought at first with Emma(who we got during the first year we had Sophie.) They later became good friends until they both got old and cranky. We lost Emma a few years ago and Sophie grieved. Sophie had little use for Lester, the cat who adopted us a couple of years ago. She put up with him, but let us know she thought we were out of our minds to give him house room. She complained a lot and ruled the roost. Thank you, Sophie--we love you!


Tomorrow I leave for Art Unraveled. A week of teaching a class, taking classes, no housework, and meeting wonderful students from all over. Whee!

The Beginning

Me ha dado tanto

Ghost River


Mara Spires said...

So sorry for your loss, it sounds like Sophie was an important part of your family! I have a black lab named Sophia (Sophie for short), I would be so sad if anything happened to her!

My thoughts are with you,

P.S. LOVE these three pieces on this post, beautiful work!

Lori said...

Sorry your loss of Ms. Soph.

zquilts said...

I am so sorry for your loss! We went from 9 cats, through their old ages to most about 19 - and now we have two cats left. One 17 and one 3 years. It's the loss of a family member.

I found your blog when I was looking through the art and soul retreat classes for PDX - wondering if I could make it there. I wanted your Wabi Sabi class - and it's all full!. Maybe next year !