Update from Catherine on her Project

We are very sorry to share that Catherine’s dog, Zerrin passed away. Given that this is a sad time for the family (and that Catherine is still recovering from her broken wrist), we all thought it best to put Catherine’s project, Their Stories, on hold for a little while. When Catherine is ready, she’ll be back with further creative work to share.

Zerrin and Brando

Zerrin and Brando

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  1. Karren
    March 18, 2014

    Hi Catherine,
    So sorry on the loss of your beloved dog. I just lost one if my 2 last week, and I know how sad you (and your other dog) must be feeling.

  2. Jane Chesebrough
    March 18, 2014

    So sad to to hear of the loss of Catherine’s dog-they really are members of the family. i look forward to your creations when you are ready. in the meantime, take care, and continued healing.

  3. Haruo Chikamori
    March 19, 2014

    So sorry to hear about Zerrin. The animal members of our family become a part of us and it is hard to let go. Lost my cat 5 years ago and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss him. My condolences to you, Samantha.

  4. Sharon Murdock
    March 20, 2014

    My condolences to you, Catherine.

    Zerrin with his buddy is a sweet one.

    There is a book my vet gave me when I lost one of my babies to cancer, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul: Stories of Canine Companionship, Comedy and Courage by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

    Before humans die they write their last will and testament, give their homes and all they have to those they leave behind.
    If with my paws I could do the same, this is what I’d ask. To a poor and lonely stray I’d give my happy home, my bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows, and all my toys, the lap which I loved so much, the tender loving touch, the hand that stroked my fur and sweet voice which called my name. I’d will to the sad scared shelter dog the place I had in my human’s heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

    So when I die, please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.”
    Instead go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him. This is the only thing that I can give…the love I left behind. This is my inheritance, my will and my last testament. – Susie Moncek –


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