MOCHA (1999 â€“ 2014)
It has been several weeks since my beloved Mocha crossed over the â€œRainbow Bridge.â€ She had been my faithful companion for the past 15 years. What a wonderful journey we shared together. Not having her meet me at the door has taken me a little time to get used to, even though the last year or so she would â€œallowâ€ me to sneak up on her while she took a brief nap,. The waves of sadness occasionally wash over me from time to time. But I take solace in knowing as she walked across that preverbal bridge Lola was doing her little â€œHappy Feetâ€ anxiously waiting for her older sister to arrive.
I would like to think my two and half year old son, Nic, will remember her. Chances are they will only be of a faint memory through pictures and from an old nursery rhyme Nico and I sing together. He knows Mocha is up there by â€œTwinkle-Twinkle Little Starâ€¦..â€ – Ever so shining and smiling down upon us from afar –
But I am lucky! I am quite fortunate to not only to have Mochaâ€™s companionship for so many years but she leaves behind her legacy; Catahoula Coffee Company. She lives on not only in name but as one of the companyâ€™s logos. Her logo is not just a random piece of clipartâ€¦.like a certain NorCal brewery I know, but as an identifiable link to the history of the company. Plus, I have the privilege of seeing her on a daily basis.
When you get a puppy you normally would think that you are the teacher/guardian. You hold the responsibilities of guiding and protecting this innocent soul. But in all reality it is she who has taught me; Love, Compassion, Patience and Humility. I can honestly say Mocha has made me a better person in many ways.
Mochaâ€¦.You are at peace now and so greatly missedMocha and Abby lounging after a long hike at Squaw Valley. Â Â