June 13, 2002 – February 22, 2019. Dear Shadow, it’s been almost a month since you went to Heaven. I have a box with what’s left of your little body and I still am expecting your cold little nose on my leg. From the moment I first saw you, a tiny brown puff of fluff, until the moment you needed to escape being sick, you were a strong love and presence in my heart and in my life. 16 1/2 years was not nearly long enough. I miss you my special friend and look forward to seeing you in Heaven.