Friday, October 10, 2008

Aspen Belafonte Henderson, 7/15/1989 - 10/10/2008 

Aspen was with me my entire adult life - he was born just as I was finishing grad school (which I started right after college), and I selected him from his litter when he was just a little baby. He came to his new home several weeks later, when he was old enough. That was in Colorado, and he traveled the country with me since then as I moved to California, back to Massachusetts, up to Minnesota, down to Oklahoma, and back to Massachusetts. He was with me through any number of apartments, but he did get to share the benefits of home ownership for a couple of years here in our lovely house on the edge of the woods with lots of big windows through which to keep his eyes on the finches, chickadees, turkeys, deer, cardinals and other assorted wildlife.

He curled up and went to sleep last night and at some point before this morning decided he'd had enough.

He was a good boy, he had a wonderful 19 years, and The Girl and I will miss him terribly.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 6:58 PM