This dear little gal is my beloved Mini, 16 1/2 years old. I took this shot as she lay on my bed in the final stage of her happy (and rather pampered!) life. It was then emailed to a reiki practitioner for distance-therapy assistance. Mini's condition had been fragile for some time as she was just at the end of her resources, beyond medical help, and I felt she should be allowed to pass away in the security of familiar surroundings. Her red blanket had belonged to my late Mom, who was very fond of Mini. She quietly crossed the rainbow bridge a few hours later, on April 9/08. Needless to say, this is why I haven't been around much this week. I didn't think of this shot as a challenge submission until I saw the red element and then figured it might work for the exhibition.