have read comment on individuals that are 'made of steel'. Whilst
I think that this could be used to describe the inner strength of
my brother Mr. Faris - to me does not do justice to his magic. So
I am heading his obituary 'Platinum Man' because of his inner value
as a saluki and his wonderful silver white colour.
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25th February Mr. Faris gave up on his struggle with his failing
heart and left this world resting peacefully in the arms of Mopps
with VetKarl in attendance. Coming so soon after the loss of Mr.
Flash we remaining Cranstals are very, very sad. None of us can really
take on board that Mr. Faris is also no longer part of our lives.
newest arrival Gaamiq has always thought that Mr Faris was the most
wonderful saluki that she had ever seen. And did not cease to tell
him so - about 25 times every day. Not quite so sure the 'most wonderful
saluki' assessment was reciprocated by Mr. Faris. But 'life's a blast'
Gaamiq was not going to lose any sleep over that one! Noor had weaseled
her way into his heart on the day of her arrival when she had made
it very obvious that there was only one 'Main Man' in her new household.
An affection for him which had never changed and with which Mr. Faris
had wholeheartedly agreed and reciprocated. So that was always going
to be a hard act to follow for Gaamiq - but she never gave up on
it. His last week on this earth was spent with a small (and for once
quiet) personage always asleep at his side.
had always loved to run and play with Mr. Faris who had cared for
and helped her to settle in again when she was 'returned to sender'
from her puppy home eleven years ago. And of course Faris and I have
never been separated from the time of our birth. I too dont quite
know how to cope with this new dynamic in our lives - so I have assumed
the mantle of elder statesman as there is no-one else around to wear
it now. Tiisi seems to be coping with the loss by reverting to the
behaviour of a one year old - ably assisted and abetted by what is
'nearly one year old' Gaamiq. And of course with Mr. Faris absent
from the scene there has been no-one to tell them both to 'grow up'.
However I might just start to exert my influence if they tramp through
the dog bed at about 50 mph just once more when I am attempting to
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