Four years ago today, my mommy's family helped a dear friend cross the bridge. Sebastian and his brother Comet (who you met last Nov.) became members of their family in July 1990. The brothers were rescued from a local shelter and did everything together. In the beginning, Sebastian was so tiny and sick (it turned out he had worms), and he loved to turn the water dish over. (see how tiny next to the bone!)
For months, until he got to big, he'd act all scared and sad and everyone would carry him up and down the stairs. He, and his brother, had the beans wrapped around their paws. They could be found laying in the same position all the time. (sebastian in front)
Here is mommy in her early Halloween obsession... (Sebastian as angel)
This is the family photo that was taken in Oct. 2002, 5 months before, Sebastian passed away. Mommy and her family will always treasure this picture of all of them together. It's important (as all our beans know) to take lotsa pictures of us cause our time together can be so short.
Sebastian was a few months shy of his 13th birthday when he passed away. Comet was with their family another 2 1/2 years. They are still missed, but even though mommy's eyes still get leaky sometimes, she smiles more when she remembers "her boys" and she laughs when she remembers all they used to get away with. In fact, sometimes, no matter how hard I'm begging, she says, "sorry sweetie, that was a valient effort, but I've had 2 sets of eyes looking at me that way and you can't have any more!" So, today, we're remembering "Our baby, Sebastian."