In Memory of Aiko

“Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard*”

He was purring, softly, right through the end. But it was time and I promised him a long time ago I would do the right thing at the right time.

We had a good 2 or 3 day good-bye/hospice last week and he never suffered.

RIP Aiko, 2019(?)-2024

This is one of the first pictures I took of Aiko, in early March 2020. He was still a stray at this point and we had no idea what the next 4 wonderful years would bring.

Aiko, days before we adopted him.
Aiko, days before we adopted him.

This is one of my favorite shots of Aiko. It’s been my phone background for a couple of years.

Aiko in a blue basket.
Aiko in a blue basket.

There will be more Aiko photos in the coming months. Right now I just miss him more than words can tell.

(*Willie Nelson – the Scientist)