Feeling the loss.

Baby left me today. I buried her next to Asha at the top of the stairs leading to the river. I put a tiny bird cage over her grave with the door held open. I cleaned out her cage and put her toys in a paper bag along with her water bottles, perches and food dish. I did not wait for Robert to get home to help me this time. It was only fair that I did this alone. I was there when Asha left us but Baby was alone. I am feeling not only the loss but regret as well.

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About Susan Warren Utley

Susan Warren Utley is a wife and mother living and writing in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her stories are inspired by the unexpected twists and turns of real life and by her muse, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier who occasionally answers to the name of Lucy. View all posts by Susan Warren Utley

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