I've just gotten back from a walk in the woods with Francis and it's absolutely perfect out. The leaves here are also changing and the sky is crystal clear. Franny was in his absolute glory and I thought frequently about the tribute to Soffi I had just read. Somehow, even from beyond, our friends have a way of letting us know just what to do. You're a sensitive man for having understood her message.
Thanks you so much for sharing that with us. I am sitting here at work with tears in my eyes. When Roi passed, I planted his ashes in the container it came back in in my perennial garden out back, where Roi enjoyed many happy years. I had someone engrave a lovely, flat stone with just "ROI." We never forget those we love. Rest in peace Soffi.