In Memory of Macy

"Memories last forever,
never do they die.
Friends stick together
and never really say Goodbye."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As many of you know, we recently lost one of our favorite Healers, Macy Britt. Macy was the lovable and faithful companion who belonged to Kathy and Ross. Kathy and Ross had adopted Macy years ago, and provided her with a loving home. And as quickly as Macy became part of their family, she also became part of ours.

Macy was a sweet, playful, bundle of joy on four legs. She had a rich coat of black fur that glistened in the sun, the softest ears, and a winning smile. Spend just a few minutes with her and she'd steal your heart.

Just the sight of Macy on an early Saturday morning had a way of brightening and energizing one's day. I'm not exactly a morning person, but if Macy was around, I immediately forgot that I drove in tired and would find myself at a brisk pace towards her, anxious to give her a big hug and get my dog kiss.

Macy would often warm up with us, and her favorite exercise was jumping jacks. I loved watching her jump up and down by Kathy's side, ears flopping, with a big smile on her face.

Another thing that made Macy smile was if you obliged her with a tummy rub when she rolled over on her back, and how could you resist when she gave you that adoring look with her sweet eyes.

I like to think that if we are good girls and boys, we'll be reunited with our loved ones when our time comes. I can imagine Macy waiting for us with Bruce at her side, and a Busy Buddy, her favorite chew toy in her mouth, ready to play, go for a run, or maybe just flipped over on her back, trying to coax a tummy rub.

I know from personal experience how difficult it is to lose a pet. Our pets become part of the family, lifelong friends, and it's not an overstatement to say that they love unconditionally.

No doubt those of us who knew Macy will miss her terribly, but even more so, we will remember her fondly. There is also some comfort in knowing that Macy lived a wonderful, love-filled life which was provided by two loving parents, Kathy and Ross, and a band of Healers who were her friends and fans.

Until we meet again, we love you Macy.

-Joy Akama