Boris, my friend and companion of 6 years, passed away on May 15, 2012, two months to the day after his bonded Nastasha passed over the rainbow bridge, and into the summerland. These amazingly curious, always bouncy little balls of fur bring more personality and love for life into one’s home than many people, and are so much more complex than many people realize. He and Natasha were both rescues, and during a particularly dark period in my life, when I was struggling with a number of issues related to my auto accident a few years previous, were my only real companionship. They helped me through a difficult time, and though Michelle and I gave him the best we could, we could never give him enough to express the value of his effect on my life. We had a good many adventures, and although we had six good years together, it seems to have gone by in a flash. Perhaps these little creatures live their lives in the moment because they know their time is short, and they want to enjoy as much of it as they can.
Perhaps we can all learn a bit from these carefree little animals. Live life while you can, for it is over all too soon.