Early this week, my dog Sula passed away. This is the kind of thing for which you can never prepare yourself; I wake up every day to find a blank spot in my daily routine. The house is too quiet. The other dogs don't know what to do.
I know that Sula meant a lot to other people too, which is why I am sharing this news publicly (in an essay at Salon.com), while at the same time mourning privately. At some point in the future, we will have an event to celebrate her life and her legacy.
More than that, I loved her and she loved me. And I miss her.
We have already begun to receive donations in her name, which will go toward paying medical bills for other stray pit bulls; donations can be made by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail. But we also know that Sula would also be honored if you chose to give something to your own local pit-friendly rescue, in her name. Or by volunteering a few extra hours at a local shelter, and thinking of her while you are there.
The Sula Foundation
PO Box 3780
New Orleans, LA 70117
The Sula Foundation is a 501c3 public charity.