2021/09/surfDog.jpg Photo by Christopher Briscoe
Photo by Christopher Briscoe

Enduring bonds

“The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” — Seneca the Younger

For those who have loved and lost a companion animal, Mutual Rescue created two timeless messages from the spirits of a dog (Still Yours) and cat (Silent Paws).

Through photography, poetry, and music, these memorial montages illustrate the enduring bonds between companion animals and their people.

“Still Yours” was inspired by Robinson Jeffers’ hauntingly beautiful poem “The House-Dog’s Grave (Haig, an English bulldog).” For “Silent Paws,” contemporary poet Gabriel Spera wrote from the perspective of a cat spirit comforting people in mourning.