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Remain Open to Life’s Gifts | Alexandria Pet Photographer

Alison DeSilva

Last June, I photographed Lucky the cat for the annual Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s calendar contest.  It turns out, I was fortunate to meet him as he suddenly passed only one week after I took his photos. Grieving on the day they lost him, Lucky’s family had yet another surprise. In a fated moment they opened the door and their hearts to a stray, Jack, who appeared at their home that very night. Never seen before, Jack appeared and repeatedly meowed to let them know he was there. It seems, Jack and Lucky’s family were both there — there for each other. It was a sad day that was lined with hope. Perhaps, it was Lucky’s gift to them all.