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A Tribute in Balloons

Balloons float

Luna, our friends’ feisty Boston Terrier, passed away unexpectedly last week.

Today was her (human) dad’s birthday. There was already a party planned. Rather than cancel, they changed the invitation. They made it a wake.

The house filled up with people who love her, who felt the absence of her. There were balloons, meant for the birthday, filled with helium. Our friends did the most beautiful thing.

They gave us each a balloon and led us outside. After a few words, all at once, we let them go, to Luna. As they floated up they grew smaller. First they were balloons, then brightly colored dots, then tiny black dots, and then nothing. So far away we couldn’t see them anymore.

The  entire time they were  disappearing from view, they stayed in a cluster, together.

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  1. Oh, that’s so sweet. I’m all teary. A friend of mine just unexpectedly lost her pup too. It’s so hard. That’s so nice that your friends still had the party and had it be for Luna.

    August 27, 2013
    • Thank you. That means so much. I’ll be thinking about your friend too.

      August 27, 2013

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