by Greta Belanger deJong
Last month this column contained a photo of Sarah in the CATALYST bicycle cart on a warm January day by the library. It was her last great adventure, excluding drives to Dr. Nan, her beloved acupuncturist. Dr. Nan is a cat doctor. Sarah was an honorary cat. She would grin ear to ear for Dr. Nan. Sarah died as we were putting this issue to bed. It was an odd decision to make, to call down death upon my last “child,” the sixth grown Dalmatian in my life. But when the day arrived, I knew it was right. We had a long goodbye, one that began last summer. Goodbye, Lady Lazarus.I will forever hold you in my heart.