Well, I'm back.
I did my Fatherly/Grandbearish duty today. I took Mordred over to Wilderstead and laid him in the Hallows next to Fuji, Cuthbert, and Sassafras. That's a nice, grassy bay on the uphill side of the trail on the further side of the creek. After I got done with that, I doubled back on Indianapolis and so over to Mooresville to do a hospital call, before returning home. Hera has been all over me since. I think she realizes something has changed in the house, and she needs to cuddle with me.
When I got out to Wilderstead, I got out my tool wagon and put Mordred in it, along with a shovel and a spade. Then it was down to the ford and up onto the trail on the other side. The holler was beautiful today with a late winter sun shining down.Crossing overThe ford on the Pishon
Once there, I dug a nice, deep hole and laid Mordred in his pillow case in the grave. Then I filled in the grave, tamping it all down as I went. Finally, it took three trips to the creek for stones to make a cairn for him. Mordred is now as tenderly taken care of as any of our pets.The HallowsMordred's is the new cairn on the left next to Sassafras;
Fuji and Cuthbert are behind.
Tiring as it was, I was glad to help out Anna today. She was so distressed last night. I think she felt helpless as well as grief-stricken, and Brian couldn't drop everything to be there. Now, I've got to rest a bit before the evening avalanche of meetings begins.