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IN MEMORIAM ...
Love in the Mist
Amba died on April 2, 2005. She was 15 years old, the daughter of our
beloved Bertie (Chidley Ragworth) and Emma (Wenwagon Skylark), and sister
of Millie Sunshine. Our 21year ownership of Norfolk Terriers has come to
an end. We are lost without her.
This is what our daughter Anja wrote:
- "Amba died today. Amba is gone. Amba will never come and greet
us again when we come home. She will never sit up and beg ever again. She
will not stick her cute little black nose around the corner to see what
we are up to and then, reassured that we are okay, will never go and snuggle
in her box anymore.
- Amba won't leap up and down in the kitchen in the hope of getting yet
another biscuit or liver bit, and Amba will never dash out of the kitchen
with a carrot in her mouth.
- Amba won't be coming to sit next to the television set and look at
us Mournfully when the clock strikes eleven and we've not yet taken her
out on her evening walk yet. And Amba won't come and wake us up in the
morning so that she can get her breakfast in the park.
- We won't hear the flap of the dog door anymore as that independent
little soul dashes out to chase an unfortunate chipmunk and lays siege
to it for patient hours on end.
But Amba will always, always be with us in hour hearts and in the uncountable
happy memories that we have of her life with us. Tiny little Amba perched
on a rock on top of the Mont St. Victoire; Amba, her ears flapping in the
open topped car; Amba sitting up to look out at the road ahead and leaning
into the curves in the jeep; Amba padding along the cobble-stone streets
of Vienna. Amba always and everywhere . . . just being Amba."
ANTIC, September, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ANTA. All rights reserved
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