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Raynbo Opalesque at Blyss


October 21, 2004 - July 7, 2006

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." ~ Irving Townsend


With this thought ever present in our minds, I am going to tell  you the story of Opal, a dog we loved. It was a life not only “even more temporary than our own”, but tragically brief. Opal was ill during her brief life and died before her time. Although her death hurt us like nothing could ever hurt us more, ”we cherish memory” in ways that have made her immortal for us.

This website, sharing her life story, photographs, essays and poems and other writings, are just some of the ways we honor and memorialize Opal. We would like to share them with you.