Monday, July 25, 2011

Rest In Peace

Today, Sampson was laid to rest in a beautiful sunset ceremony. He was buried between the cave where he was born and the house he died in, the two only homes he ever knew. Unable to find a shovel, Ambre dug the grave with her bare hands. Elton John's Candle in the Wind played softly in the background while we both spoke our final words to Sampson. There were moments filled with both laughter and tears. Broken hearted, Waddles the penguin declined to comment and instead threw himself into the tiny grave so that he and Sampson could be together for eternity. We enjoyed our time with Sampson and regret that he did not get to live a full life. But every cloud has a silver lining and through this great tragedy we should all realize how important it is to make the most of our time together. Rest in peace Sampson.


  1. Wow, I didn't expect that from Waddles. The other bats can only hope to have just care and love.

  2. Girls:

    Sorry to hear about Sampson, Grammy and I were rooting for him. You just never know what the future holds. I'm sure his end was not because he didn't receive the very best of care from his adopted mommies.

  3. Sorry about Sampson,I know the two of you did all you could for him. He was a cutie.

  4. Beautiful marker you girls made for Sampson. Sounds like a very sweet ceremony too.