In memory of Lori Bonatakis, on the third anniversary of her Memorial Service

Today, I am in mourning for my friend Lori, on this, the third anniversary of her Memorial Service.

Here is a short photo-essay that I did at the time.

I am also mourning the presumed loss of her cat, Taffy, who has been living at my house for the past three years.

I last saw Taffy two weeks ago, doing what she loved to do; roaming my yard, stalking some invisible (and perhaps imaginary) creature through the grass.

Here is the last picture I took of her:

Taffy at Thyme Hill

I know there are many instances of cats being absent for long periods of time and then reappearing, but in my heart I feel she is gone forever. I loved her dearly; she was a sweet cat. She was also a reminder to me of the days I would go to visit Lori, and Taffy would jump into my lap and purr.

My only consolation is that I know she had a wonderful three years here at Thyme Hill, exploring my large yard and the adjacent territory. I don’t know how far afield she went, but my hunch is that she never went very far from home. She will be missed.



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    • Kimber on November 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    Thank you for your post about Lori. We were close friends up until 2006. I didn’t know until May 2012 that she was gone, and I love her and miss her.

    • Scott on May 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Thank you for this site. I had no idea she was gone. We had lost contact several years ago as we often did over the years as our lives took us in seperate directions but we were always good friends when we met up again, as if we never were apart. She will be missed. Kimber I haven’t seen you in a great many years, Buldog.

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