Alexandra

Life in its earliest beginnings…

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3 hour old kitten

to its most spacious and timeless..

By Carine06 from UK (Misty morning Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Thomson’s gazelle, Lake Nakuru, Kenya.
from the exotic and rare…

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Red eyed tree frog, near Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

to the more common and familiar…

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Savannah Cat

from antiquity….

Costa Rica Wikimedia free domain
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion, Costa Rica

to the journey towards infinity…

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Hot Air Balloon Safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya

Alexandra is evident in all that she loved….

 

This quickly assembled tribute is for my friend and neighbor Alexandra, who passed away quite suddenly and unexpectedly. We bonded over our 4 cats ( collectively) over the course of almost 20 years. She was enchanted by nature and traveled all over to experience the wild. I know she has visited the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica and Kenya. She was planning a huge trip to Indonesia I believe, but did not make it. I really hope she can travel freely now, unencumbered and without limits. Even in the throes of shock and sadness, I am acutely aware that we are defined by what we love.  My friend loved the creatures of this planet. She wanted all who mourned her to make a donation to the SPCA. I got Jasmine (RIP) and Dex that way and I am so grateful for shelters, especially the kill free variety. If you feel led, please support the SPCA. Dex is blissfully unaware. He is sleeping in the fleece bed provided by Alexandra. She loved Dex and watched him for me while I was away. When I returned, there were cool toys and this bed. She will live on as I watch him dream….

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top image of Kenya by Carine06 from UK (Misty morning Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

bottom image of Kenya by Wajahatmr http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en