The author has two loves:writing and painting pet portraits. After many years in the UK as a professional charity fundraiser and marketer, Lois now lives in Brisbane Australia, where she divides her time between writing, painting, and charity work.
I'm sorry for the author if this story is about a real occurrence. It certainly seems real. Though the reader knows the ending from the start, this calm, poignant description of all the little things that make up a long goodbye holds you in its grip.