As I watched them meet for the first time it was obvious that Heather adored Sarrah. Their initial meeting was when Heather returned to our home after a surprise eighteenth birthday party dinner for her (my first ‘in person’ celebration of her birthday, in sixteen years). She had only seen pictures of Sarrah, so the occasion was a little anticipated. Heather had not been to my house since she was a little girl, so Sarrah helped ease any tension from the occasion. After all, a cute Dalmatian could not hurt my appeal to a teenaged young lady.
Heather was drawn to Sarrah. She drew two fabulous pieces of artwork in pen and ink, from photographs taken by others; one of Sarrah and me walking on the beach as the sun was setting (taken by Nissa) and the other of Sarrah peaking from behind a bush, magically enhancing these moments… capturing them in their time. These drawings were gifts to me, from my daughter, of gifts to me, from Sarrah.
Participating in another of Heather’s artistic passions, she also photographed Sarrah, often. I don’t think you can have too many pictures, especially those taken by people close to the memory.