This past weekend I attended the 1st Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa, CA. There were over 100 wine bloggers in attendance and I had the opportunity to develop new friendships, strengthen existing friendships and get lots of inspiration.
When I returned, my joy turned to sorrow as I learned that my cat, Mantra, had fallen ill over the weekend. I immediately took her to the vet and found that she had developed a tumor in her lung. This morning I said goodbye to her as she was put to sleep.
Mantra was my best friend for 16 years. She followed me everywhere and I sometimes called her my shadow. She had her own chair next to my computer chair and another next to my TV chair. Without fail, she would always be curled up next to me, whereever I would go. She would even sleep curled up next to me on my pillow.
She was the most gentle and sweet cat I’ve ever known and she will be missed.