Florinda passed away in 5/18/2002. She developed a sudden case of abdominal distension and although the doctors worked valiantly to save her, she just couldn't hang on. She died at the hospital, but the doctor was with her and was very gentle.
Florinda was our "naughty girl". When she was young her hair went everywhere, but her spirit and spunk was amazing. She would stare down the dogs and cats and wrestle with the dogs for her carrots. She would lay on her back in our arms, and fall asleep just so peacefully. She knew her name and would look us right in the eyes when you talked to her. She was remarkable!!
Florinda is now over the bridge, where everything is beautiful and the dandelions are plentiful. Her husband Big Al was waiting for her when she got there, he adored her and left us first. Their friend Patches is there to play with. We can close our eyes and see them popcorning in the greens. We know that we will see Florinda, Big A I and Patches again someday, but until then we will keep them in our memory. We miss Florinda, and we love her so!!
Steve, Sue and the Piggies